Global fluid management solutions Kirloskar Brothers has taken its Engineering capabilities and expertise to the shores of Nile in Egypt. For over 50 years Kirloskar Brothers has had a strong presence in Egypt where it recently set two major pumping stations on the banks of the Nile River. Kirloskar Brothers envisages great potential in this region and has chalked out a blue print to leverage the business further. The company has set up a mammoth 10,000 sq meters facility in Cairo under its subsidiary SPP Pumps MENA LLC. Through this facility, Kirloskar Brothers will provide value added services i.e. energy audits, system analysis, vibration analysis, on site testing, cost effective refurbishment solutions, maintenance contracts et al. Besides, assembly and packaging of specialized products such as FM/UL firefighting pumping units, pump sets for HVAC, process pumps etc. too will be available.
On this occasion, Dr. Mostafa Abu Zeid, Chairman MED, Ministry of Irrigation Government of Egypt said, “Our government has been associated with Kirloskar Brothers for various irrigation projects through the Mechanical & Electrical Department (MED). We are proud to take this association further and use KBL’s expertise to develop engineering capabilities that will help agriculture in the region.”
Mr. Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to Egypt said, “KBL has played a pivotal role in irrigation & water pumping stations for last five decades in Egypt. This new state of the art center will help in developing the skill sets of the Egyptian engineers in the field of irrigation.”
Apart from the value add services, the new set up will provide pump testing, assembling and packaging facilities, an area that is very crucial in the field of irrigation and agriculture. In order to provide world class products and services, the facility is equipped with modern and precision instruments with variable frequency drive to test the pumps for variety of operating conditions.
On the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director, KBL said: “Kirloskars have an historic association with Egypt and we are happy to have deepened this association through the new SPP Pumps facility in the region. The new facility will further enhance the joint efforts of KBL to bring the Appropriate & Adaptable solutions to improve the Irrigation programme in Egypt.”
Says Mr. Alok Kirloskar, Managing Director, SPP Pumps: “Having made our mark in Egypt, setting up a value-added engineering center was the natural step forward for brand Kirloskar. This facility is the first establishment in Egypt to receive UL certification for assembly, testing and packaging of firefighting pumping units conforming to NFPA 20 / FM/UL requirement. We expect to at least double our business in the coming years in Egypt.”
UL certification is the single most accepted Certification Mark in the industry today. The facility has been accredited with ISO certificate for the quality management system conforming to ISO 9001: 2008 standards by BRE Global Ltd.