Sulzer Breaks Ground On New Pump Services Facility
By Jack Burke31 January 2017
Sulzer is building a new pump services facility in Pasadena, Texas, USA, to expand its increasing network in North America.
The global, independent service provider for the repair and maintenance of turbomachinery, pumps and electro-mechanical equipment said 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. It will be adjacent to the existing service center for electro-mechanical services.
Construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 13, 2017 and the facility is due to open in late fall. 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,” said 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.
A formal grand opening will be announced closer to the date the facility will open.