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Sulzer breaks ground on new pump services facility


January 31, 2017
By Sulzer

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(L to R) Scott Fahey, vice-president, Americas, Rotating Equipment Services; Jim Mugford, president, Electro-Mechanical and Pump Services, Americas; Darayus Pardivala, president, Americas, Rotating Equipment Services; Daniel Bischofberger, president, Rotating Equipment Services; Gary Benard, general manager, Electro-Mechanical Services, Americas. Photo: Sulzer

January 31, 2017 – As part of the company’s continued investment program, Sulzer is building a new, state-of-the-art pump services facility in Pasadena, Texas, to expand its increasing network in North America. Adjacent to the existing service center for electro-mechanical services, the new service center will be the new regional headquarter for pump services in the Americas and will provide increased pump maintenance capacity as well as additional technical support.

Construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony on January 13, 2017 and the facility is due to open in late fall of 2017. The aim of the project is to expand the network of service centers that provide cutting-edge services to customers in order to help minimize lead times for pump services, maintenance, repair and refurbishment.

“Our current Houston facility has served us well, however, the new facility allows us to expand and pursue our strategy for regional growth,” explains Jim Mugford, president, Electro-Mechanical and Pump Services. “In addition to the increased workshop size, we are also investing in additional test, measurement and precision machine tools for completing modifications, repairs and upgrades to both Sulzer and third-party pumps. We will also be able to capitalize on synergies being located adjacent to our Sulzer electro-mechanical services facility which provides unique solutions by offering customers a one-stop service for both electric motors and pumps.”

Sulzer offers repair and maintenance services for all types of rotating equipment including turbomachinery, pumps and electro-mechanical equipment. Its global network of over 150 manufacturing and service facilities deliver high quality, cost effective solutions that are customized to suit the business needs of each application.

The new service center will offer true 24/7/365 guaranteed support, with leading-edge maintenance and customized service solutions for pumping equipment. Sulzer pumps use state-of-the-art technology to deliver market-leading productivity and efficiency, with support from highly skilled engineers; a combination that ensures operational downtime is minimized.

A formal grand opening will be announced closer to the date the facility will open.

About Sulzer
Sulzer is the leading worldwide, independent service provider for the repair and maintenance of rotating machines including turbomachinery, pumps and electro-mechanical equipment. With a global network of over 150 technically advanced manufacturing and test facilities, Sulzer offers a collaborative advantage that delivers high-quality, cost-effective, customized and turnkey solutions, providing its customers with the peace of mind to focus on their core operations.

Sulzer Rotating Equipment Services, a division of Sulzer, can accommodate all brands of rotating equipment including turbines, compressors, generators, motors and pumps. With an enviable track record, dedicated teams of on-site engineers provide best-in-class solutions to ensure that the most effective service is delivered.

Sulzer is dedicated to providing superior service solutions to a range of industries including power generation, oil and gas, hydrocarbon and chemical processing, water and air separation. Every solution is customized to suit the business needs of each application – whenever or wherever that may be.

With a long history of providing engineering service support, Sulzer is headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland where it began in 1834. Today, with sales over US$ 3 billion and with approximately 15,000 employees, the Sulzer footprint spans across the globe. The core aim is to deliver a flexible and cost-effective service that optimizes customer operational efficiency and minimizes downtime.

For more information on Sulzer, visit www.sulzer.com.