Sulzer inaugurates submersible sewage and grinder pumps manufacturing plant in South Carolina

Sulzer inaugurates submersible sewage and grinder pumps manufacturing plant in South Carolina

Strengthens its US manufacturing and supply chain partnerships

  • By ICN Bureau | April 11, 2024

Sulzer announces the inauguration of its new production lines in Easley, South Carolina. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and processes, the Easley production lines manufacture submersible sewage and grinder pumps using U.S. materials and labor.

Sulzer has invested over CHF 10 million to expand its production capabilities for advanced manufacturing in the U.S. With the expansion, Sulzer strengthens its U.S. supply chain partnerships to offer a product portfolio that is compliant with the Build America Buy America Act (BABA).

The investment serves to improve production efficiencies, reduce lead times for customers, meet growing demand for vital infrastructure and help bolster the local economy. The expanded pump portfolio manufactured at the facility now includes Sulzer’s ABS XFP sewage pumps and ABS Piranha PE grinder pumps.

These new production lines provide additional supply chain employment in the local community and reinforce Sulzer’s commitment to serving essential industries and contributing to economic prosperity. Ongoing expansion of the site in 2024 will secure further U.S.-based manufacturing of critical pumps and water treatment equipment for the water industry and support more local employment opportunities.

This business expansion follows the September 2023 commissioning of Sulzer’s Portland, Oregon facility, where the company assembles and tests BABA-compliant vertical turbine pumps for the Municipal water sector. Sulzer also provides BABA-compliant solutions within its portfolio of specialized, water-related U.S. brands for water treatment and solids reduction, Nordic Water and JWC Environmental, respectively. BABA compliance projects utilizing Federal Funding sources can proceed without delay, lending these Sulzer products the added benefit of reduced lead times.

Jan Lueder, Division President, Flow Equipment, Sulzer, said, “Sulzer’s sustained and increased investment in its U.S. facilities signals the strength of our support for the nation’s vital infrastructure, essential services and economy while improving the efficiency of the manufacturing landscape through our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence.”

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