Voith is expanding its Houston footprint, adding a 32,000-sq.ft. (2972-m2) turbomachinery service center expected to open in January 2019. The new facility will allow Voith to provide a variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) services, including repairs, retrofitting, and overhaul services for a number of Voith products, including industrial and high-speed gearboxes, Vorecons, torque converters, and fluid couplings, as well as non-Voith products.
“The new Houston service facility will be our center of competence for all repair, retrofit, and service of industrial and high-speed gearboxes,” said Shawn Calhoun, senior vice president CMO Americas, at Voith Turbo Inc. “This is derived from the fact that Voith will be offering a new level of expertise in North America with gearbox maintenance, repair, service and retrofitting, as well as the ability to provide a mechanical performance test afterwards.”
The new location provides a number of industry benefits, most notably a local gearbox test stand and the ability for local customers to visit the workshop to review work being done for them. Other benefits include the opportunity for quicker project turnarounds, reduced transport needs and better customer communication.
The new facility will host the Houston-based Voith team, including sales, project management, application engineering, design engineering, customer service, and its field service team.