Siemens and BuntPlanet to Declare a Cooperation

07.06.2019

Siemens and BuntPlanet have signed a sales distributorship agreement. With this agreement, the two companies provide a comprehensive portfolio on equipment, software and services offering advanced solutions for the water industry, especially for the water leakage detection. This will amplify to reduce water losses, secure the water supply and increase efficiency significantly.

Siemens and BuntPlanet to Declare a Cooperation

From left to right: Dr. Markus Lade (Head of Water & Wastewater, Siemens AG), Axel Lorenz (Head of Sales Process Automation, Siemens AG), Ainhoa Lete (Co-Founder and CEO, BuntPlanet), Raul Navas (Co-Founder and CTO, BuntPlanet). (Image: Siemens)

With this cooperation, both partners will make a major contribution towards securing sustainable water supplies worldwide.

To ensure economic success, the water industry must meet today’s challenges, such as avoiding water losses, security of supply and operational efficiency. Siemens provides the crucial foundation for this with innovative, needs-based technical solutions for electrification, automation and digitalization throughout the water cycle rounded off by comprehensive services – ranging from desalination to the treatment of drinking, wastewater and industrial wastewater. Siemens is the partner of choice when it comes to solutions in the water industry.

“As a result of the partnership with BuntPlanet, Siemens customers will be able to detect and localize leakages of any size quickly and precisely within water distribution networks to stop water losses promptly when they occur and to safeguard seamless security of supply in a cost-efficient manner. We are delighted to welcome BuntPlanet as our partner since this allows us to further strengthen our comprehensive digital offering for the Water Industry, particularly in the area of leakage detection within water distribution networks;” said Markus Lade, Head of Siemens Water and Wastewater Industry.

BuntPlanet is a high-tech engineering company located in San Sebastian. They develop smart technology solutions based on Artificial Intelligence for the water sector, which allow to detect and locate small leaks in water supply networks swiftly and with a high degree of accuracy. The company has been awarded funding from EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument fund and works with leading water utilities in Spain, Portugal, Germany, UK, South and North America. “At BuntPlanet we want to reduce water losses around the world.

This agreement will speed up the implementation of Artificial Intelligence to solve this global problem,” said Ainhoa Lete, CEO of BuntPlanet.

For the water and wastewater industry Siemens provides comprehensive solutions from a single source: hardware and software for the complete life cycle and all levels of the plant – from process instrumentation, industrial communication, and power supply systems to drive and protection technology as well as automation and process control technology. From seawater desalination to the treatment of drinking water, wastewater, and industrial wastewater, all the way to the management of water networks, the integrated portfolio covers the full life cycle of the entire plant from planning to maintenance towards lowering energy consumption, minimizing water losses and reducing life cycle costs.

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