KSB opened an €4mln-worth repairing centre in France

The Aix-en-provence workshop building (courtesy of Fluid Handling Magazine)

The Aix-en-provence workshop building (courtesy of Fluid Handling Magazine)

KSB France has inaugurated its new Service Workshop Centre in Aix-en-Provence, offering repairs of pumps, valves and rotating equipment of all types and brands, according to Fluid Handling International magazine.
The largest facility of its type in the region, the workshop is located in a central geographical location for many surrounding industrial areas in Southern France.
KSB France has had a presence in the Aix-en-Provence region for over 38 years, and has invested over €4 million in the new facility. The 1450 m2 service centre is located in its own purposely designed building, alongside the Rhône Méditerranée regional office.
The plant is reportedly able to manage up to six hundred 1-ton pallets, a 500m² machining hall equipped with lathes, milling machines, radial drilling machines, mortising machines, etc., and a 5-ton lifting bridge. Parts can be manufactured up to 900mm in diameter and 5000mm in length, and balancing capacities are up to 320 kg, 1300mm in length and 1260mm in diameter. The 700m² assembly hall comprises 10 mounting stations equipped with three 500 kg jibs, two plinths, and a 10-ton bridge with 6 m tackle. The hall also contains a deep pit measuring 4m x 4m x 4m which allows the installation of vertical pumps up to 5m (shaft pumps or submersible drilling pumps) and hydraulic performance tests with a capacity to hold 64m³ of water.