BROCKVILLE, Ontario — newterra, a designer and manufacturer of modular water treatment systems, announced that it has acquired the business of Crane Water from diversified industrial manufacturer, Crane Co.

newterra, a privately held Canadian company, adds the U.S.-based maker of water treatment equipment to its sales/engineering and manufacturing facilities in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The move brings its employee count to almost 250 people worldwide.

“We see the acquisition being a catalyst for job growth and efficiency for the operations in Trooper, Pa., in Venice, Fla., and for newterra as a whole,” said newterra President Robert Kennedy.

Kennedy added that he foresees a bright future for the water division as part of newterra because they share the same focus — clean water. The acquisition brings valuable expertise in important water technologies, including reverse osmosis, ion exchange, deionization, and deaeration — opening new opportunities with newterra’s existing clients in the mining sector and other markets.

The acquired business also brings additional market opportunities for newterra’s modular treatment offerings for potable and process water, sewage, wastewater and groundwater.