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Kingsbury Inks Service Agreement with Flender Graffenstaden

Posted on October 27, 2004

Kingsbury, Inc. has recently been appointed the authorized bearing repair and service organization in North America for Flender Graffenstaden gears. The contract went into effect on October 1, 2004.

RTS Corporation, the U.S. agent for Flender Graffenstaden, will coordinate its customers’ repair and service needs with Kingsbury. In cases where a bearing repair is needed, Kingsbury is well positioned to perform service on any competitive brand as well as on its own line of flooded, Leading-Edge Groove (LEG) or proprietary bearings.

“In terms of reputation, technical ability, and engineering, we knew Kingsbury was the answer,” stated Dennis Rotunno, president of RTS Corporation. “What cinched the deal was Kingsbury’s responsiveness. If one of our customers’ bearings goes out, the downtime cost is extraordinary. Kingsbury has proven that they can respond with a repair, retrofit or replacement within days, if necessary.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Kingsbury designs and manufactures a wide variety of standard and custom thrust and journal bearings for rotating equipment applications around the world, including gas and steam turbines, compressors, gearboxes, pumps, air preheaters and ship propulsion systems. Flender Graffenstaden, headquartered in Illkirch-Cedex, France, is a leading manufacturer of mechanical and electrical components for power transmission equipment, including high speed gear drive units.

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