Daniel Wong, managing director of Lewa-Nikkiso Singapore Pte Ltd.
Daniel Wong, managing director of Lewa-Nikkiso Singapore Pte Ltd.

Lewa GmbH has set up a sales office in Perth, Australia.

Lewa-Nikkiso Australia Pty Ltd is the German pump company’s 15th subsidiary. The new office means that Lewa is now represented on six continents.

“Until now, we have provided service to our customers in Australia and Oceania from Singapore,” explained Daniel Wong, managing director of Lewa-Nikkiso Singapore Pte Ltd. “This often involved long, costly travel, especially since orders in these areas have recently increased.”

Through a joint effort with Lewa’s Singapore location, customers in Oceania will now be served more quickly from Australia. The company is also planning to set up a business and customer service centre in the medium-term.

Lewa says that there has been significant growth in Australia in recent years, particularly in the petrochemical, oil and gas and mining industries. The company has also gained orders in agriculture and the dairy and food industries and would like to become active in Australia’s renewable energy sector.

“Across all industries, we currently have a market share of 10–15% Down Under. Our goal is to increase this to 25–30% over the next few years,” said Wong.

Lewa has been successful in energy and mining in particular, with numerous installations of Lewa ecoflow and triplex process pumps. Sealless Nikkiso centrifugal canned motor pumps have also been used in multiple cooling and air conditioning projects.

“Based on these projects and the market acceptance that they have established for us, we want to provide our existing customers with even better and faster service now,” said Wong.