Facility to be new regional headquarters for pump services in the Americas
Sulzer broke ground on its new pump services facility in Pasadena, Texas, which will expand its increasing network in North America. Adjacent to the existing service center for electro-mechanical services, the service center will be the new regional headquarters 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 Jan. 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 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 rotating equipment, including turbomachinery, pumps and electro-mechanical equipment. Its global network of more than 150 manufacturing and service facilities deliver 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 maintenance and customized service solutions for pumping equipment.
A formal grand opening will be announced closer to the opening of the facility.