Following its recent agreement with Nidec for the sales and servicing of medium voltage variable speed drives, Sulzer has signed a partnership deal with Kato Engineering to provide repair and maintenance services for generators in North America and Australia. Kato is a brand of Nidec.
Sulzer has expertise in generator repair as well as providing maintenance services to customers for turbines, compressors, pumps, motors and gearboxes, thus adding the Kato generator range will provide greater product coverage, the company said.
The Kato range of generators are used in the oil and gas, mining and power generation sectors. Now, these services will be more accessible by using Sulzer’s global network of service centers.
Sulzer’s Nicolas Troussard, head of business development Electromechanical Services, said, “as a reseller, distributor and an authorized service center for motors and generators, Sulzer has a global presence that can offer many benefits to customers with equipment from Nidec and Kato. This agreement brings Sulzer’s expert maintenance capabilities in close proximity to Kato’s customers, giving them access to local expertise and support. For Sulzer, it reinforces the product offering for our existing customers, and it strengthens our position for distributed power applications in mining, oil and gas and the offshore sectors.”
Corey Hansen, senior manager aftermarket business at Kato Engineering said, “Sulzer has a global presence and a strong reputation for services of a variety of electromechanical products. Kato Engineering is actively looking to expand our service network to ensure strong global coverage and service support strategically located close to our product in the field. This Authorized Service Agreement with Sulzer has provided the opportunity to partner with an established company that has hands-on experience with our products. This agreement will be complimentary to our aftermarket parts, remanufacture, and field service capabilities that we have internally operating out of our three North American facilities.”