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On Jan. 17, 1995, Mannesmann Demag acquired Delaval Turbine and TurboCare from Imo Industries Inc., creating one of the most formidable companies in the turbomachinery industry–Demag Delaval Turbomachinery Corp. Their new slogan “Partners for the Future,” underscores their charter as a fusion of two great organizations with one common goal–to win!
For the first time in Mannasmann’s more than 100 year history, the existing name of a newly acquired company would take center stage. Demag Delaval was born of a philosophy rarely acknowledged in today’s business climate. In short, Mannesmann viewed Trenton-based Delaval as a recognized world class OEM leader in the North American turbomachinery marketplace. Mannesmann embraced the idea that Delaval had built a solid reputation which spanned over a century of innovative engineering, and was in fact, a “household” name in its own right.
Demag Delaval has contributed to the Trenton area commerce for over a century and currently employs just under 500 people from Trenton and the surrounding area. In return, 1994 saw the state of New Jersey provide over $500,000 for retraining this work force with a focus on integrated business systems, safety, ISO certification guidelines and procedures and state-of-the art manufacturing operations. The Trenton-based company is grateful to New Jersey for their support and looks forward to an additional grant of $200,000 to help subsidize continued training and upgrading in 1995.
With estimated gross annual sales of $150 million, Demag Delaval is positioned to expand market share in North America, delivering centrifugal compressors and steam turbines for mechanical drives in industrial and selected utility applications.
Some noteworthy projects recently awarded to Demag Delaval include a $3 million steam turbine order from Petrocell, an Alpha Group company, (a large conglomerate in Mexico). The steam turbine will drive an existing Demag Delaval air compressor currently being overhauled at the TurboCare, Houston facility. The plant will produce chemicals used in the plastics industry. This project represents the first new unit order from Mexico in over a decade.
Rohm & Haas in Deer Park, Texas, recently gave Demag Delaval an order for a model 5C62 centrifugal compressor–the fourth order of its kind (for the same type of compressor) from Rohm & Haas. In this case, Demag Delaval is at work today to insure a cleaner environment tomorrow. This compressor application will produce products used to supply biodegradable disposable diapers.
A third order was received recently from Sterling Chemicals in Texas City, IX for a model PV62 centrifugal compressor. This particular compressor will be the “heart” of the world’s largest methanol circulator. Methanol is used as a building block chemical, as a gasoline additive and in the manufacture of a variety of products such as plywood.
Names like Mobil, Shell Oil, ARCO, Amoco, Diamond Shamrock and BASF put their trust in critical high-speed rotating equipment engineered and manufactured by Demag Delaval Turbomachinery.
Clearly Demag Delaval is a growth company to watch in the coming years.
Copyright Mercer County Chamber of Commerce Sep 01, 1995
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