APR 16, 2019
Kato Engineering is expanding its Authorized Service Network through collaboration with Sulzer for Aftermarket services on Kato brand generators. Kato and Sulzer have signed anagreement for Authorized Service through 6 service locations in the US and 7 service locations in Australia. Kato Engineering has a large installed base within the Oil & Gas (onshore & offshore), Commercial Industrial (prime & standby), Power Generation, Data Center, Rail, and Mining industries. Sulzer is strategically located in the US and Australia to support these markets.
Sulzer has strong expertise in generator repair as well as providing maintenance service to customers for turbines, compressors, pumps, motors and gearboxes. Similarly, the level of expertise offered to existing Sulzer customers will now be available to all those operating Kato generators.
Nicolas Troussard, Head of Business Development Electromechanical Services for Sulzer, explains: “Kato Engineering is one of the world’s leading brand for distributed power generation in Oil & Gas, Mining and Marine. With Sulzer’s global network of service centers, this agreement ensures we can bring Kato Engineering users the highest standard of service, parts and technical support, right at their doorstep.”
The Kato range of generators is in operation extensively in many markets providing vital power supply. Kato brand product’s continued reliability is enhanced by periodic maintenance, planned repair, and our ability to react quickly to customer’s field needs. Our agreement with Sulzer will only bolster our ability to build the Kato Engineering brand worldwide.
Corey Hansen, Senior Manager of the Aftermarket Business for Kato Engineering and Leroy-Somer brand products, explains: “Sulzer has a global presence and a strong reputation for services of a variety of electromechanical products. Kato Engineering is actively looking to expand our service network to ensure strong global coverage and service support strategically located close to our product in the field. This Authorized Service Agreement with Sulzer has provided the opportunity to partner with an established company that has hands-on experience with our products. This Agreement will be complimentary to our Aftermarket Parts, Remanufacture, and Field Service capabilities that we have internally operating out of our three North American facilities.”
About Kato Engineering
Founded in 1926, Kato Engineering is now part of Nidec and manufactures Kato Engineering branded electric generators / alternators, energy storage products and specialty electric motors in its facility in North Mankato, Minnesota. KATO has a reputation for designing specialty products for the most difficult applications and environments. The KATO name has become synonymous with dependable and high-quality power generation worldwide.
Kato is a major supplier to multiple global markets including data centers, remote prime power applications, the defense industry, rail, mining and the oil and gas market, to mention a few.
Nidec, the parent company of Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding, was established in Kyoto, Japan in 1973 by its Chairman and CEO Shigenobu Nagamori. In 1979, Nidec became the first company in the world to successfully commercialize a direct drive spindle motor for HDDs based on a brushless DC motor. Since then, the company has grown into a world-leading comprehensive motor manufacturer encompassing more than 300 subsidiaries employing over 100,000 people throughout the world and with annual sales exceeding €11B. Nidec's motors, drives, generators and related products are found in a diverse range of applications including computers, smartphones, home appliances, automobiles, manufacturing plants, robots and more.