Pumps and valves supplier KSB Pumps and Valves says it is intensifying its focus on aftermarket services that add value to customer operations far beyond the supply and maintenance of its own products.
The company has announced that, in future, it will extend its services and engineering expertise to include maintenance of entire systems, reverse engineering of rotating equipment and system optimisations. This includes maintenance of third-party peripheral equipment in order to ensure its clients’ systems perform optimally at all times.
“Our aftermarket engineering teams can also remanufacture or reverse engineer equipment that is no longer available but necessary to meet client’s requirements,” says Grant Glennistor, manager of SupremeServ division, KSB Pumps and Valves.
Glennistor explains that all aftermarket services globally fall under the new KSB SupremeServ banner, which encompasses existing and new maintenance, logistics and engineering infrastructure and is entirely focused on elevating customer assistance to new heights within the pump industry.
“SupremeServ is a safety net that ensures KSB’s extensive South African, as well as global infrastructure and expertise, is available to support customers’ fluid transfer projects, including equipment and related infrastructure to ensure its long-term success.
“It includes a faster supply chain with a move towards fully automated logistics functions for faster spare parts turnarounds, upgraded high-tech service centres at all KSB branches, specialised repair services on all makes of pumps and related equipment, specialised welding, as well as installations, commissioning, performance testing on site, decommissioning and other advanced field service and engineering services.”
Local pump users are in good hands, when they deal with the company which has a history spanning more than 60 years in South Africa, says Glennistor. He says that the local operation also ranks as one of the top service centres within KSB’s community of 16 000 employees in more than 60 countries.
“Our resident engineers are regarded as some of the best in undertaking different kinds of projects in the remediation and repairs of equipment in projects as diverse as power generation plants, petrochemical, bulk water supply projects, as well as being equally eager to assist small-scale industrial and agricultural projects. This ensures KSB SupremeServ services are available for the widest possible range of clients whether for basic, large-scale or complex services,” he says.
“Simultaneously, the company has ongoing programmes to continuously improve services through constant upskilling and development of its staff in line with market requirements. This level of commitment has also led to the company qualifying as a Level 1 B-BBEE provider.”