The new KSB facility houses the Rhône Méditerranée regional office and a 1450m² service centre in a purpose-designed building.
The service workshop, which offers repair services for pumps, valves and rotating equipment of all types and brands, includes a large storage area with the capacity to hold up to 600 1-ton pallets, a 500m² machining hall equipped with lathes, milling machines, radial drilling machines, mortising machines etc, and a 5-ton lifting bridge.
Parts can be manufactured up to 900mm in diameter and 5000mm in length, and balancing capacities are up to 320 kg, 1300mm in length and 1260mm in diameter.
The 700m² assembly hall comprises 10 mounting stations equipped with three 500 kg jibs, two plinths, and a 10-ton bridge with 6m tackle. The hall also has a deep pit measuring 4m x 4m x 4m which allows the installation of vertical pumps up to 5m (shaft pumps or submersible drilling pumps) and hydraulic performance tests with a capacity to hold 64m³ of water.
KSB France has pump manufacturing plants in Lille and Châteauroux, and a butterfly valve production plant in La Roche Chalais where the company has invested almost €27 million over the past three years. The company has a network of 22 regional service workshops throughout France and 80 service partners.