The After Sales Department of GEA Barr-Rosin in the UK has recently closed its largest ever order for spare parts. The order clearly demonstrates the importance of maintaining a regular supply of spares to ensure the integrity of plants especially when they are located in remote regions with limited access.
The client, Dead Sea Works, part of the fertilizer division of Israel Chemicals Ltd. has recently installed a Potash Rotary Dryer from GEA Barr-Rosin at its site in Sdom, southern Israel. To complete the order the company invested approximately Ł750,000 in original spare parts to be held onsite to ensure a continuity of supply.
The site, located at the southern tip of the Dead Sea close to the Jordanian border is the world's fourth largest producer of potash products and exports worldwide. The remote location means that in the unlikely event of a breakdown emergency spares would be difficult to obtain quickly and any interruption to production would be catastrophic for the company and its global clients. For this reason the company decided to eliminate any risk of delays be stocking a comprehensive spares inventory on site.
"Dead Sea Works recognised the importance of being prepared for every eventuality by placing a significant order for crucial spare parts for their rotary dryer," said After Sales Manager, Howard Grossman, whose team's involvement in the deal was key to this success. "In the long run, such actions can save money."
GEA Barr-Rosin has the ability to supply spare parts for its drying systems worldwide. However companies are advised to keep appropriate stocks of vital components, especially wear parts, onsite to ensure immediate availability in the event of a breakdown of unscheduled maintenance. This requirement becomes even more acute when operating in a remote location such as the Dead Sea.
GEA Barr-Rosin is a leading supplier of industrial drying systems, offering numerous technologies to dry wet materials, ranging from granules, cakes, sludges, powders and slurries. With thousands of references worldwide, GEA Barr-Rosin drives for excellence and maintains their leading position by continually focusing on product quality, system reliability, energy savings and emission control.
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GEA Barr-Rosin, a member of the Process Engineering Segment of GEA Group, is a leading supplier of industrial drying systems, offering numerous technologies to dry wet materials, ranging from granules, cakes, sludges, powders and slurries. With thousands of references worldwide, GEA Barr-Rosin drives for excellence and maintains their leading position by continually focusing on product quality, system reliability, energy savings and emission control. For further information visit www.barr-rosin.com.
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GEA Process Engineering develops, designs, and markets production plant equipment and processes for the dairy, brewery, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. With sales close to EUR 1.7 billion in 2012 and 5,500 employees working in more than 40 countries, GEA Process Engineering is recognized as a world leader within liquid processing, concentration, industrial drying, powder processing & handling, emissions control, solid dosage forms & sterile products, and aseptic packaging. GEA Process Engineering is a business segment of GEA Group, headquartered in Germany. For further information visit www.geap.com.
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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft is one of the largest suppliers for the food processing industry and a wide range of other process industries. As an international technology group, the Company focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes. In 2012, GEA generated consolidated revenues in excess of EUR 5.7 billion, 70 percent of which came from the food and energy sectors, which are long-term growth industries. The group employed about 24,750 people worldwide as of June 30, 2013. GEA Group is a market and technology leader in its business areas. It is listed in Germany's MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200) and the STOXX® Europe 600 Index. For further information visit www.gea.com.