Annual Report 2016
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A Look Back at 2016

Q1

Spain

The Spanish companies KSB Service Suciba, S.L.U. and KSB AMVI, S.A. complete an organisational merger with KSB ITUR Spain S.A. This measure is part of the global project for stream­lining the structure of the Group.

Major valves ORDER

KSB receives an order to equip a pulp mill in Finland with over 11,000 valves and four pumps from the HGC range. The plant will be producing 1.3 million tonnes of softwood and birch pulp annually.

Service

The new service workshop of the joint venture KSB ­Service LLC in Abu Dhabi is ­officially inaugurated. 54 employees are now repairing KSB products and non-KSB brands in the workshop and also offer ­services and spare parts.

China

KSB Shanghai Pump Co., Ltd. starts production of large RDLO volute casing pumps in a new manufacturing area. The production line is designed and structured ­according to the principles of lean production.


Q2

New production facility

KSB opens a new TRIODIS production facility in La Roche-Chalais, France. The high-performance butterfly valves are used in the gas and crude oil sector as well as in the energy and chemical industries.

25 years of KSB Halle

Employees in Halle celebrate the 25th anniversary of the KSB location. During the period following German reunification, KSB took over the pump factory there and developed it into a centre of competence for water and waste water technology.

Trade fair

At the IFAT in Munich KSB presents products for water and waste water applications. One of the highlights is the Amarex KRT pump featuring an enhanced hydraulic system that delivers higher efficiencies.

Hygienic pumps

KSB wins its largest contract to date in the Life Sciences segment. The 122 pumps from various ranges will be used in Mexican breweries.

Mongolia

KSB Shanghai Pump Co., Ltd. and Building’s Techno­logy LLC sign a cooperation agreement in order to boost sales of KSB products in Mongolia.


Q3

Olympics in Rio

During the Olympic summer games in Rio de Janeiro around 100 KSB pumps are in operation at the sports venues and athletes’ accommodation, taking care of the air-conditioning, drainage and fire-fighting systems.

E-Commerce

KSB launches the sale of Etabloc pumps for the Chinese market via the Alibaba B2B platform. Further products follow, making KSB the first global pump manufacturer to tap this sales channel.

Anniversary

The Czech company KSB-Pumpy+ Armatury s.r.o., koncern celebrates 25 years of business. 44 employees are currently working for customers in the Czech Republic.

Extended range

The Luxembourg-based subsidiary SISTO Armaturen S.A. adds the new SISTO-­LAP 500 pneumatic actuator to its current range of actuators for valves. Fitted with two pistons arranged in tandem, it is ideal for use with globe and gate valves.

France

KSB S.A.S. in France is among the Group’s most productive companies with the highest sales revenue. KSB marks the 30th anniversary of the integration of Paris-based Pompes Guinard S.A. into the Group with a special celebration.


Q4

Cooperation

KSB and the South African Sasol group sign a global framework agreement and commit themselves to intensive collaboration. Based in Johannesburg, the energy and chemical company is one the world’s biggest manufacturers of synthetic fuels.

Top ranking

The German business magazine “brand eins” names KSB as one of the most innovative companies in the category “Mechanical and plant engineering companies and suppliers”.

€ 100 million contract

December sees the Chinese-­German joint venture ­Shanghai Electric-KSB win a contract to supply pumps to two power plant units in Zhangzhou. Delivery is due by 2021 and is worth € 100 million. KSB AG will supply components from Frankenthal.

Building Services

KSB launches the small close-­coupled pump Etaline L onto the market. The models round off the in-line pump range for building services applications.

Improved efficiency

By December 1,300 measures have been devised for the ­Efficiency Improvement Programme 10/10/10 and 70 % have been initiated. The programme is scheduled to run until 2018 and aims to reduce material, staff and overhead costs by € 200 million.

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