Company says its new, “multi-million-dollar” European plant enhances process equipment manufacturing capability
SPX Flow has expanded its manufacturing capability in Europe.
The company – which offers an extensive range of hygienic valves, plate heat exchangers, pumps, homogenizers and process systems designed for use in dairy, food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care production – says the expansion is part of its “continued commitment to excel in service, quality and delivery”.
The new SPX flow facility in central Europe is designed for “manufacturing excellence” in terms of efficient production of high quality products with reliable and competitive lead times, says the company.
The facility is fitted with advanced manufacturing equipment and a highly trained workforce to ensure components are made to the “highest quality standards” with streamlined inventory processes that keep them readily available at competitive prices, claims the company.
This enables SPX Flow to offer its customers rapid delivery of precision engineered products that are designed for long life and dependable performance, according to the company.
Hygienic valves manufactured in the new plant include automatic and manual versions for shut off, flow diversion, throttling control, aseptic, and mix proof applications. The company says all the products are designed to be lightweight, maintenance friendly, and cost-effective.
The company says its most innovative designs include the DA3+ double seat mix proof with seat lifting, the MS4/MSP4 aseptic series, the SWcip4 and SD4 double seal configurations, the highly versatile SW4 single seat series, and advanced CU4 control units.
A wide range of sanitary plate heat exchangers are also produced in the new plant. These include gasketed, semi-welded and welded configurations in a variety of plate materials, corrugation patterns, plate heights, gasket types and connection options.
It also manufactures SPX Flow’s top-selling homogenizer machinery with a selection of materials and homogenization valve types available to ensure an even dispersion characteristic across a wide range of applications and processing conditions; including abrasive, sterile and highly viscous fluids.
Overall, the extensive product portfolio, multiple configuration options, ability to fully customize solutions means SPX Flow can provide solutions for countless applications worldwide.
The European plant represents a “multi-million dollar investment” for SPX Flow and is part of its commitment and strategy to ensure an outstanding customer experience.
Every product that is produced at the new 28,000 sq m facility undergoes multiple quality checks prior to shipment to ensure it completely meets specification and quality standards.
The new centre also offers dedicated spares and aftermarket support operations. Inventory profiles are managed to meet lead time requirements with warehouse teams focused on achieving daily shipping goals for incredibly rapid deliveries.
Furthermore, the new plant is located close to major transportation hubs with easy connection to primary carriers to ensure accurate shipping and enable overnight deliveries.
The factory represents a significant investment to advance SPX Flow manufacturing capability and support global demand for its high quality products, says the company.