Sulzer strengthens its US pump manufacturing and supply chain

Sulzer has officially opened its new pump production lines in Easley, South Carolina, USA.

Featuring state-of-the-art technology and processes, the Easley production lines manufacture submersible sewage and grinder pumps using US materials and labour.

Sulzer has invested over CHF10 million to expand its production capabilities for advanced manufacturing in the US. With the expansion, Sulzer strengthens its US supply chain partnerships to offer a product portfolio that is compliant with the Build America Buy America Act (BABA). The investment will 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. Sulzer says that ongoing expansion of the site in 2024 will secure further US-based manufacturing of critical pumps and water treatment equipment for the water industry and support more local employment opportunities.

This business expansion follows last year’s 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 US brands for water treatment and solids reduction, Nordic Water and JWC Environmental, respectively.

Jan Lueder, Sulzer’s Division President Flow Equipment, said: “Sulzer’s sustained and increased investment in its US 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.”

Sulzer’s ABS XFP and ABS Piranha PE pumps have been available for order since the start of this year and are shipping from the company’s Easley, SC location.

Left to right: Gilbert Faul, Head Water & Industrial BU; Urs Broennimann, Swiss Consul General; Jan Lueder, Division President Flow Equipment; Thomas Holcombe, Managing Director, Sulzer Easley facility; John Everhart, Head of Sales North America; Bonnie Brezinsky, Submersible Pump Product Manager, North America -