Pump Manufacturing KBL’s Subsidiary SPP Pumps Inaugurates New Plant in the US
In a bid to further boost its presence and business globally, SPP Pumps, a subsidiary of Kirloskar Brothers (KBL), has recently inaugurated its most advanced facility at Atlanta, US. This is seventh manufacturing facility of Kirloskar Brothers worldwide.
Pune/India – With an investment of US $ 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, multi-stage and vertical turbine pumps. The new vertical turbine test facility will enhance company’s capability to expand in Power sector and increase 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 USD in the next three years.
The facility was inaugurated by Mr Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman & Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers Limited in the presence of many eminent guests. Speaking on the occasion, Mr John Kahren, President of 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.”