Canadian Manufacturing

KSB Pumps expands in off-the-shelf market

Small-size pumps round out the company's engineered and custom portfolio



MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—KSB Pumps Inc. help an open house at its Mississauga plant in May, to show off its new line of small centrifugal pumps.

The Movitec line allows KSB to expand in the commodity pump market. The company—part of the Germany-based KSB Group—is better known for its large, custom-made products and engineered solutions for power plants, mining, wastewater treatment and industrial processing.

But customers were also asking for off-the-shelf smaller pumps, according to KSB.

The Movitec pumps provide an “off-the-shelf, cost-effective solution for mid-capacity, high pressure transfer and booster applications,” said Mike Blundell, president and CEO of KSB Canada, who spoke at the launch.

Seal variants are rated for temperatures from -30 to 140 degrees Celsius, allowing them to handle a range of media including water, alcohol, vegetable oils, petroleum products and liquid natural gas. The pumps will be distributed across Canada.

KSB custom pumps are manufactured in Germany, then fitted with Canadian-supplied motors at the Mississauga plant. The location is also used for refurbishing and servicing large pump models that can’t be maintained in the field.

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