April 12, 2017

Major pump, valve and rotating equipment repair centre opened in France

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KSB France has inaugurated its new Service Workshop Centre in Aix-en-Provence. The new facility offers high quality repairs of pumps, valves and rotating equipment of all types and brands.

The largest facility of its type in the region, the workshop is located in a central geographical location for surrounding industrial areas such as Vitrolles, Berre, Mede, Lavera, Port de Bouc and Fos sur Mer, as well as Aix, Toulon, Marseille and Avignon.

KSB France has had a presence in the Aix-en-Provence region for over 38 years, and has invested over EUR 4 million in the new facility. The 1450 square metre service centre is located in its own purposely designed building, alongside the Rhône Méditerranée regional office.

According to a press release: “The Service Workshop includes a large storage area with the capacity to hold up to six hundred  1-ton pallets, a  500m² machining hall equipped with lathes, milling machines, radial drilling machines, mortising machines, etc., and a 5-ton lifting bridge. Parts can be manufactured up to 900mm in diameter and 5000mm in length, and balancing capacities are up to 320 kg, 1300mm in length and 1260mm in diameter. The 700m² assembly hall comprises 10 mounting stations equipped with three 500 kg jibs, two plinths, and a 10-ton bridge with 6 m tackle. The hall also contains a deep pit measuring 4m x 4m x 4m which allows the installation of vertical pumps up to 5m (shaft pumps or submersible drilling pumps) and hydraulic performance tests with a capacity to hold 64m³ of water.”

Director General KSB Region for Western Europe, Boris Lombard, formally opened the facility on 23 March, at a ceremony attended by local civic dignitaries, over 200 customers, and KSB France employees.

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