Outotec to acquire Larox

Outotec to acquire Larox

IN BRIEF/NEWS In Brief UÊ Godwin Pumps has implemented rentalresult – the Java-based rental software from Result Group Inc – across the pump rental c...

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In Brief UÊ Godwin Pumps has implemented rentalresult – the Java-based rental software from Result Group Inc – across the pump rental company. “We continue to invest in business practices that will solidify our standing as the world leader in portable pump rentals,” said Godwin president, John Paz. Godwin maintains a fleet of more than 6000 portable rental pumps and 3200 pieces of related equipment. www.godwinpumps.com and www. rentalresult.com UÊ NOV Mono has added FDA compliant stators for the food and beverage industry to its range of Mono Universal Parts. The stators, together with the full range of Mono Universal Parts, offer progressing cavity (PC) pump users competitively priced alternatives for other brands of PC pumps. “Often the cost of replacing spare parts from other PC pump manufacturers can be extremely expensive,” said Martyn Turner, Universal Parts Group product manager. “We have developed the Mono Universal Parts range specifically to help minimise that cost, as well as the frequency of maintenance, which is more important than ever in the current economic climate, where everyone needs to scrutinise costs. “By extending our range of parts to make them even more ‘universal’, we are helping to drive down the cost of maintenance and providing a one-stop-shop for all our customers pump maintenance needs.” www.mono-pumps.com UÊ Layne Christensen Co has acquired WL Hailey & Co Inc, a Nashville, Tennessee-based company that provides water and wastewater infrastructure solutions in the southeast US. Jeff Reynolds, president of Layne’s Water Infrastructure Group, said: “This acquisition further solidifies our efforts in the Southeast water markets. The ‘bolton’ acquisition strategy we have used to expand the company’s footprint in water infrastructure continues to pay dividends.” Layne Christensen’s Water Infrastructure Division already includes Christensen Pumps and Reynolds Inc, which provides design and construction services for treatment plants, pump stations and pipelines. www.laynechristensen.com 12

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Outotec to acquire Larox

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he Finnish mining and metallurgical technology company Outotec Oyj has announced a E93 million takeover offer for Larox Corp, the industrial filter manufacturer. Capillary Oy has informed Outotec that it will make an offer to purchase Larox’s 49% stake in Larox Flowsys Oy’s share capital in a deal worth approximately E3.5 million. It is expected that Larox Flowsys, which manufactures pinch valves and peristaltic pumps, will continue to use the name Larox for an agreed period.

For further information, visit www.larox.com, www.outotec.com and www.larox.fi/flowsys

Colfax establishes Defence Centre of Excellence in India

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olfax Corp has opened a Defence Centre of Excellence (COE) in Mumbai, India to assemble and test fluid-handling systems for defence markets. Colfax already has Defence Centres of Excellence in Tours, France, and in Warren, Massachusetts. The three locations have specialized staff, fabrication facilities and equipment tailored to meet the specific needs of the defence industry. The Colfax Defence Solutions business offers pumps, valves and controls – including brands such as Allweiler, Fairmount Automation, Imo, Portland Valve, Tushaco and Warren – to pump fuel, lubricating oil, hydraulics, cooling water, ballast water, weapon coolants and fire-suppression liquids/chemicals. Through its Defence COEs, Colfax is able to provide custom-engineered fluidhandling solutions and “plug-and-play” modules. Colfax also provides critical testing and certification services for shock resistance, noise and vibration, and electromagnetic compatibility. “The COE established in India, along with our existing enhanced manufacturing and other facilities, aims to provide necessary fluid-handling assembly and testing capabilities, solutions and expertise to our

defence customers,” said V Balakrishnan, country manager of the Colfax business in India. Pankaj Sharma, manager of Colfax’s navy and marine markets in India, added: “Reducing noise and vibration is particularly important for naval defence applications, considering that vessels must operate as quietly as possible to avoid detection.” In addition to other projects, the Mumbai COE, through Tushaco, is currently supplying spare parts and overhaul for pumps fitted onboard an Asian navy vessel purchased from the US Navy. The centre is also working closely with a large shipbuilder to provide fully tested Tushaco pumps for submarines to be used by navies in Asia and worldwide. For further information, visit www.colfaxcorp.com and www.tushacopumps.com

Gardner Denver Nash expands Nuremberg service centre

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ardner Denver Nash has restructured its European service activities, centralizing in-house repairs in Germany at the company’s service centre in Nuremberg. The two former German service sites at Wetzlar and Nuremberg have now been integrated into the larger service centre in Nuremberg. The Wetzlar service centre has been closed and a new aftermarket sales office has been opened nearby. Following an investment in machines, installations and workstations, the new Nuremberg site has increased capacity in the coating and sand-blasting areas, the repair times have been reduced and there are better synergies in warehousing, new pump assembly and mechanical manufacturing. The service activities also benefit from the existing on-site manufacturing capacities. For further information, visit www.gdnash.com

Grundfos produces 1 millionth ALPHA2 pump

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rundfos has manufactured its one millionth ALPHA2 pump

November 2009