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KBL establishes value-added services facility in Egypt

Sanjay Kirloskar, chairman and MD of KBL with Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to Egypt and Mostafa Abu Zeid, chairman of MED at Ministry of Irrigation, Government of Egypt, inaugurates the new facility of SPP Pumps MENA LLC in Cairo. (Image source: Kirloskars Brothers Limited)

Global fluid management solutions provider Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) has set up a 10,000 square metres facility in Egypt?s capital Cairo to provide value-added services under the subsidiary SPP Pumps MENA LLC

KBL has also recently set up two major pumping stations on the banks of the Nile River in the North African country.

Through this UL-certified facility, KBL will provide services like energy audits, system analysis, vibration analysis, on-site testing, cost-effective refurbishment solutions, maintenance contracts, etc. Apart from the value-added services, the new set-up will also provide pump testing, assembling and packaging facilities.

According to the company, 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. Specialised products such as FM/UL firefighting pumping units, pump sets for HVAC, process pumps etc. too will be available.

Sanjay Kirloskar, chairman and managing director of KBL, said, ?Kirloskars have an historic association with Egypt and we are happy to have deepened this association through the new SPP Pumps MENA LLC facility in the region. The new facility will further enhance the joint efforts of KBL to bring the appropriate and adaptable solutions to improve the irrigation programme in Egypt.?

The facility has been accredited with ISO certificate for the quality management system conforming to ISO 9001: 2008 standards by BRE Global Limited, the Indian company said.

Mostafa Abu Zeid, chairman of mechanical and engineering department (MED), Ministry of Irrigation at Government of Egypt, said, ?Our government has been associated with Kirloskar Brothers for various irrigation projects through the 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.?

Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to Egypt, added that KBL has played a pivotal role in irrigation and water pumping stations for last five decades in Egypt.

?This new state of the art centre will help in developing the skill sets of the Egyptian engineers in the field of irrigation,? Suri added.

Alok Kirloskar, managing director of SPP Pumps MENA LLC, added that having made their 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,? Kirloskar added.