T.F. Hudgins Acquires Gerhardt Lubrication Pump
T.F. Hudgins Inc. has purchased the Gerhardt lubrication pump product line from Wärtsilä Corporation. Under terms of the sale, T.F. Hudgins has full ownership and exclusive rights to manufacture, market and support Gerhardt lubrication pumps worldwide.
According to Ted R. Edwards, President and CEO of T. F. Hudgins, Incorporated: “We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the unique capabilities of the Gerhardt pump in new lube system design and production. We also are eager to let existing Gerhardt pump users know about the extensive resources T. F. Hudgins offers for repair, periodic maintenance, upgrades and other technical support. We are committed to delivering an unparalleled level of service to the existing Gerhardt customer base.”
“For more than 40 years, T.F. Hudgins has provided high- and low-pressure precision industrial lubrication delivery equipment to the oil and gas exploration and production markets, as well as to petrochemical, refining, industrial, manufacturing and mining industries,” continued Edwards. “The integration of Gerhardt pumps into our product offerings creates opportunities for growth in new industries and applications. We also will see expansion in our international markets as we serve machinery OEM’s, end users, packagers and aftermarket repair providers. Our solutions are especially valuable in Europe, where many pump-to-point lube system users can reap significant benefits with series progressive systems powered by Gerhardt pumps.”
Concurrent with the acquisition of the pump business, T.F. Hudgins announced the addition of a number of key personnel with extensive experience in engineering, sales and support of Gerhardt pumps. Included are veteran Lubrication Sales Engineer Don Devins and a knowledgeable staff of manufacturing and service personnel. The Gerhardt service center will operate within the recently expanded T.F. Hudgins facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.