RedZone Robotics Announces Acquisition of Cleanflow Systems
September 29, 2011RedZone Robotics Inc. has announced the acquisition of Cleanflow Systems, a leading provider of wastewater condition assessment technologies based in New Zealand.
RedZone is a leading designer and manufacturer of robotic wastewater inspection technologies and related analytic and decision-support tools, serving municipalities, contractors, and engineering firms. Both RedZone and Cleanflow have a demonstrated history of developing innovative products that help their clients precisely measure and understand the condition of their underground sewer infrastructure, such as RedZone’s autonomous Solo inspection robot and Cleanflow’s HDProfiler inspection platform.
RedZone further provides wastewater asset management software solutions that organize critical data and help wastewater managers make smarter fact-based decisions.
The combination of the two companies is a marriage of complementary assessment and analytics technologies that includes solutions for the full range of wastewater infrastructure. This combined portfolio of products and services provides information that helps wastewater asset owners and their partners do a better job of delivering services, spend limited funds more wisely and ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.
Ultimately, management representatives from both firms expect both new and existing customers to benefit greatly.
“The combination of Cleanflow and RedZone makes sense for the business and for our customers. Together we can provide all of the tools required for our customers to make sense of the world’s abundant wastewater collection systems, which are all too frequently out of sight and out of mind. The challenge here is to put the much needed information in the hands of wastewater managers so they can proactively manage their sewer infrastructure,” said CEO Eric Close. “The combined offering gives collection system owners, as well as their engineering and contractor partners all of the tools they need.”
Today’s wastewater manager has been constrained by diminishing budgets and resources at a time when consumer demand is high, infrastructure is deteriorating, and regulatory pressures are mounting.
“Wastewater managers have an enormous need for a breakthrough innovation that really helps make the manager’s job significantly easier. Our combined solutions are easy to use, provide the information that is desperately needed, and will make a huge difference to wastewater managers, the communities they serve, and to the environment”, said Cleanflow CEO Trevor Logan. “Independently each company is respected in the industry. Together we are a global leader with the ability to serve clients of every size, and across the globe, with the sewer assessment and analytics tools they require.”
The company also announced that Mr. Logan will join the RedZone board. Today, the combined entity reaches customers in 35 countries including some of the world’s largest cities, engineering firms and contractors.