Kirloskar’ subsidiary inaugurates new plant in Atlanta

In a bid to further boost its presence and business globally, SPP Pumps, a subsidiary of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., recently inaugurated its most advanced facility in Atlanta, US. This is 7th manufacturing facility of Kirloskar Brothers worldwide.With an investment of $6 million, this facility is spread over 155,000 square feet and has an installed capacity of 2,500 units annually. The state-of-the-art engineering, testing and training facility in Atlanta will manufacture and assemble end suction, horizontal split case, multistage and vertical turbine pumps. The new vertical turbine test facility will enhance its capability to expand in power sector and increase its dominance in the fire market.With the opening of the new facility, SPP Pumps’ production capacity will increase by 30 per cent and the turnover is expected to reach $40 million in the next 3 years.The facility was inaugurated by Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.Speaking on the occasion, John Kahren, President, SPP Pumps Inc., said, “The new plant in Atlanta is all set to take SPP Pumps’ success story even further. With this new investment, we are eyeing to expand into new and exciting markets and continue our dominance in the fire pump markets. The Atlanta facility will be instrumental in achieving our projected growth for years to come.The new plant will further strengthen SPP Pumps’ growth in the various industries such as municipal, commercial, industrial, HVAC, process, power and fire pump markets.SPP Pumps is a subsidiary of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., a global fluid management solutions provider and India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of centrifugal pumps and valves. Its pumps and systems are installed across all continents, providing valuable high integrity services for diverse industries such as oil and gas production, water and wastewater treatment, power generation, construction, mines and for large industrial plants..

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