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2019-11-15

Voith’s expert team hosts open house and service summit to introduce its new, local turbomachinery workshop space in Houston

  • Customers have local access to Voith’s sales, project management, application engineering, design engineering, customer service and field service teams
  • The 32,000-square-foot facility is located at 6213 W. Sam Houston Parkway N.
Aside from its workshop crew, Voith’s new Houston location also houses a sales team, engineers, project managers and other support functions.

HOUSTON / YORK, Pa. (November 14, 2019) – Voith recently held an open house to allow its customers and vendors to learn more about its new Houston gearbox workshop, located at 6213 W. Sam Houston Parkway North. 

The workshop’s primary focus is repair, retrofits and overhauls of gearboxes, torque converters, Vorecons and fluid couplings and to service both Voith and non-Voith products.

Celebration for New Workshop

The open house and service summit event, held just one day before the 2019 Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium, also in Houston, was attended by nearly 100 customers and vendors. 

Those visitors toured the 32,000-square-foot facility, met with Voith experts and learned more about Voith’s products and services through several interactive, digital experiences around the workshop’s showroom. 

A team of 30 Voith experts hosted multiple presentations, allowing customers and vendors to learn about a variety of topics including:

  • Voith’s power, oil and gas product overview
  • The AeroMaXX gearbox
  • The EcoStart hydraulic starter
  • ACIDA torque and vibration analysis
  • Vocus remote access repair service
  • Turbo Marketplace
  • Voith’s Webshop
  • The workshop’s capabilities
  • Torque converter and gearbox retrofit and overhaul options

Sheryl Zapcic

Director, Regional Group Communications, North America

 

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Shawn Calhoun, Senior Vice President CMO Americas, dons an augmented reality headset to explore that technologies applications in the power, oil and gas markets.
We were pleased to see so many of our good friends and customers attend our open house, and it was a great opportunity for them to take a walk around our new workshop and see all that we are capable of at this new site.
Shawn Calhoun, Senior Vice President CMO Americas

Event attendees also had the opportunity to interactively experience Voith’s Asset Performance Management integrated through augmented reality (AR) via a demonstration featuring the VoreconNX variable speed drive. Guests saw firsthand how AR may be used to access information such as technical documents, video training guides and more while using this technology.

Facility Location and Staff

The new facility houses the workshop as well as office space for the Turbo team. The site selection was made based on its Houston location, which is considered the hub of the North American power, oil and gas industry (POG). A Houston location is an ideal site for Voith to offer the industry local expertise, support and services.

Beyond functioning as the base of operations for Voith’s team of expert technicians, the space is also the primary location for our Houston-based POG support team, housing personnel serving sales, project management, application engineering, design engineering, customer service and field service functions.

Voith’s new Houston location at 6213 W. Sam Houston Parkway North is ideally located for customers. The 32,000-square-foot facility is focused on gearbox repair, retrofits and overhauls, and it is available to service both Voith and non-Voith products.

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About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

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About Voith Turbo

The Group Division Voith Turbo is part of the Voith Group and a specialist for intelligent drive technology, systems as well as tailor-made services. With its innovative and smart products, Voith offers highest efficiency and reliability. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and mechanical engineering, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on the advanced technologies and digital applications of Voith.

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