Puronics got its start as the Ionics Consumer Water Products Group in 1947 as a division of Ionics, Incorporated. Ionics was a global separations technology company involved in membranes, equipment and own and operate services for the purification, disinfection, concentration, treatment and analysis of water, wastewater and ultra-pure water. Ionics had installations in over 62 different countries. Over a period of more than 50 years, Ionics built more desalination plants than any company in the world. In 2005, Ionics, Incorporated was acquired by GE Water and Process Technologies. Ionics Consumer Water Group became a separate, independent company in February 2006. At that time, the Ionics® brand name was updated to Puronics. Puronics continues to manufacture Ionics and Puronics brand products to the same high standards and proprietary specifications that have been followed over the past 60 years.