Its 400m2 facility in the KSA has capacity for 260 pallets and will provide component, spares support and management services for SPX Flow products to customers in the dairy, food & beverage and pharmaceutical sectors.
Extensive stock locally
This includes OEM spares and components for ranges including APV, Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, Anhydro and Seital Separation.
Tom Cork, channel manager, SPX Flow, said the announcement is part of the company’s on-going strategy to strengthen and improve its service capability.
“Our partnership with V-Line will be a great benefit to our customers in this area,” he said.
“They will have a local contact with fully trained support teams to handle their components and spare parts needs. V-Line will hold extensive stock locally and will be able to respond to enquiries and deliver parts quickly.
“This distributor agreement is part of an on-going program to further strengthen our support reach and responsiveness to ensure our customers processes continue to run smoothly and reliably, wherever they are in the world.”
V-Line Middle East, based in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, is a subsidiary of V-Line Group, a company which manages cross border Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO).
The company has a HQ in Germany and four offices worldwide, offering spares management and logistics to keep customers' processes running smoothly and maximize uptime.
It entered the KSA in 2008 and established V-Line Middle East in 2017 with 30 employees.
Mohammed Imran Khan, division directorat, V-Line Middle East added, it can dispatch stock items the same day and tailor stock holdings to meet customer's spares requirements.
“Our business uses an SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to respond to customer needs,” he said.
SPX Flow is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, US. Its portfolio includes rotating, actuating and hydraulic technologies, and automated process systems for the food and beverage sector, among others.