Sulzer Breaks Ground on Texas Pump Facility
From left to right: Scott Fahey, Jim Mugford, Darayus Pardivala, Daniel Bischofberger and Gary Benard.
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.
Jim Mugford, president, electro-mechanical and pump services, explains: “Our current Houston facility has served us well, however, the new facility allows us to expand and pursue our strategy for regional growth. 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.