Press Releases

Kurita Water Industries Receives “Distinction Award for Water Company of the Year”

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Head Office: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Michiya Kadota) is pleased to announce that it has received the “Distinction Award for Water Company of the Year" awarded by Global Water Intelligence as part of their annual Global Water Awards. This is the second time Kurita has received this award following its first recognition in 2017. The Global Water Awards recognizes the [...]

Kurita Water Industries Announces Merger of Its U.S. Subsidiaries

Kurita Water Industries, (Kurita), a leading global provider of water treatment products and services, today announced the completion of the merger of its consolidated subsidiaries in the United States, including  U.S. Water Services, Inc., Texas-based, Kurita America Inc., Fremont Industries, LLC, and Global Water Services Holding Company, Inc. The newly combined company will be known as Kurita America Inc., and [...]

U.S. Water and CTE Global Settle Litigation Relating to U.S. Water’s pHytOUT® Patents

U.S. Water Services, Inc. (U.S. Water) and CTE Global, Inc. have entered into a settlement agreement resolving their litigation involving U.S. Water’s patents relating to the use of phytase to control mineral deposits in fuel ethanol plants. The terms of the settlement are confidential.  The United States Patent Office issued U.S. Patent Nos. 8,415,137 and 8,609,399 relating to U.S. Water’s [...]

U.S. Water and Novozymes Settle U.S. Patent Infringement Action Relating to pHytOUT® Technology

U.S. Water Services, Inc. and Novozymes have settled a U.S. patent infringement action U.S. Water brought against Novozymes alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,415,137 and 8,609,399, and the validity of the patents was upheld by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The terms of the settlement are confidential. The United States Patent Office issued U.S. Patent Nos. 8,415,137 and 8,609,399 [...]

U.S. Water Launches Lumyn Digital Platform

U.S. Water is pleased to announce the launch of Lumyn TM , a unique digital platform that unifies treatment applications with intuitive and proactive water system management. The platform is designed to put actionable information in the hands of the right people, at the right time, and in the form they want it. Lumyn users can visualize system performance and anticipate and address issues before they become [...]

U.S. Water Secures Approval for New Patent

U.S. Water announces that on May 21, 2019, the Minnesota based company has been granted a new U.S. patent (10,294,126) entitled “Water Treatment Method & System.”  The technology is a unique process that converts hexavalent chromium, a hazardous material, into a non-hazardous trivalent chromium. The trivalent chromium is then removed using a specialized chelating resin which can then be [...]

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. Acquires Avista Technologies, Inc. and Avista Technologies (UK) Ltd.

On May 16, 2019, Kurita Water Industries Ltd. ("Kurita") announced that the procedures for acquisition of the outstanding shares of Avista Technologies, Inc. (Head Office: California, U.S.) and Avista Technologies (UK) Ltd. (Head Office: U.K.) were completed on May 15, 2019, Pacific Time, in the United States. Headquartered in California, Avista U.S. manufacturers and sells reverse osmosis (RO) chemicals [...]

U.S. Water Wins Second Appeal in Patent Infringement Case Against Novozymes in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Court of Appeals Overturns Decision That Held U.S. Water Patents Invalid U.S. Water announces that on April 19, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed an adverse judgment against it by the District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, reinstating a jury’s unanimous verdict in favor of U.S. Water in its lawsuit against Novozymes A/S and Novozymes North America, [...]

U.S. Water Services Joins Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Strengthening its Integrated Solutions Platform

U.S. Water announced today that is has joined the Kurita Water Industries Ltd . companies, a leading international water management company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The acquisition was announced in early February 2019 and was completed effective March 26, 2019.   “The closing of this transaction represents a new and exciting chapter for U.S. Water,” said LaMarr Barnes, U.S. Water CEO. [...]

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. to Acquire U.S. Water Services, Accelerating Business Expansion in North America

ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell U.S. Water Services Inc. to Kurita Water Industries Ltd., a leading international water management company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The transaction is expected to close by end of the first quarter 2019 upon the receipt of regulatory approval.  “Kurita is a well-respected global enterprise, and this agreement [...]

U.S. Water’s Engineering & Equipment Quality Management System Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

U.S. Water is proud to announce our Engineering and Equipment Quality Management System (QMS) is now ISO 9001:2015 certified. Following an extensive evaluation and auditing process, U.S. Water’s Engineering and Equipment QMS received this certification by meeting international ISO 9001:2015 requirements. Achieving this certification demonstrates U.S. Water’s commitment to providing quality and consistent [...]

U.S. Water’s Chemical Operations Quality Management System Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

U.S. Water is proud to announce our Chemical Operations Quality Management System (QMS) is now ISO 9001:2015 certified. Following an extensive evaluation and auditing process, U.S. Water’s Chemical Operations QMS received this certification by meeting international ISO 9001:2015 requirements. Achieving this certification demonstrates U.S. Water’s commitment to providing quality and consistent service to our [...]