Swiss engineering concern Sulzer, part of a group of companies "Renova", on Wednesday opened its first service center in Russia.
The Centre will undertake the modernization of existing pumps and production of new ones.
Service Centre will not only have experience in the Russian oil and energy companies, but also received training at the company in Europe. The center also will include programs of professional development for Russian customers.
The new service center was one of 65 service companies located in dozens of countries around the world, and established in accordance with the robust Sulzer Pumps plans to expand its global presence. Turnover for the division in 2010 amounted to 1,576,100,000 francs.
Sulzer is now about 5% of its revenue (in 2010 it was 3.2 billion Swiss francs) at the expense of the CIS and Russia. The task — to 2015 to increase this figure to 15%. Approximately half of the revenue comes from the sale of equipment, half.
The company is built on corporate standards Sulzer, operating worldwide and complies with all industry technical regulations in force in the Russian Federation.
Location enterprise gives reason to believe that it will not only repair and modernization of industrial pumping systems for Russian customers, but also serve as a demonstration of technologies and skills of one of the world leaders in the production of pumps.
As can be seen from the comments of Mikhail Lifshitz, director of development of high-tech assets of the Group of companies "Renova", it is another step in the company’s investment program Sulzer: «A year ago, in September, we opened a second phase of the plant column equipment in Serpukhov. This year we are opening a center in Khimki. Next year we plan to open another one or two service centers in other regions of the Russian Federation. It’s not just another piece of investment in Russian high-tech sector, but also quite clear example of technology transfer for the fuel and energy complex and serious tool for its modernization. "