The expansion will significantly reduce turnaround times and improve customer service. On-shoring manufacturing in Pennsylvania will also make Netzsch more independent of the global supply chain.
The company has recently changed its name to Netzsch Pumps USA to underline the importance of its increased manufacturing footprint in the US.
The expansion will include Multi-Tasking Machining Centers which are a complete fusion of CNC turning- and machining centers. Netzsch will be able to complete all operations in a single setup – turning, milling, boring, drilling and more. The machine delivers precision and performance for heavy, large-diameter, shaft-type pieces for a wide range of components for Netzsch’s NEMO Progressing Cavity Pumps. Ultimately, this significant investment in the new machining centers will allow Netzsch to manufacture the line’s largest rotors, drive shafts and coupling rods at the Exton, Pennsylvania facility which will cut delivery times to a fraction of the current market standard. Nerzsch has also invested in special rotor whirling machines which can produce rotors for NEMO Progressing Cavity pumps for up to 6-inch diameter and 20-foot length.
This investment also allows Netzsch’s federal US customers to be in full compliance with the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) as Netzsch progressing cavity pumps are produced in the USA.
In addition to the multimillion dollar investment in the manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania Netzsch also recently opened an assembly plant in Houston, Texas.
“These investments in the USA are part of a global initiative by Netzsch which includes investments in new factories in Brazil, China, India and last but not least a new campus for the Pump headquarters in Germany with a volume of more than E100 million,” said Thomas Streubel, president of Netzsch Pumps North America and a member of the global leadership team. “Netzsch has grown its world market share in the progressing cavity pump sector to over 40% and we still see opportunities to continue to grow by servicing our state-side and global customers better.”
“With the Exton expansion, our goal is to significantly improve our flexibility in the US. We want to get parts to our customers more quickly, at the highest level Netzsch quality standards, with shorter lead times, and with lower shipping costs,” said Thorsten Thiebach, VP of Operations at Netzsch in Exton. “This is crucial for drastically cutting turnaround times to our customers and to overcome the challenges presented by the rising costs of shipping and the uncertainty of global supply chains.”