Wilo Opens New Test Bay at the Competence Centre in Hof


The opening celebration of the test bay on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 was the crowning event of Wilo s construction project in Hof. In 2011 the company began building a new hall here with a total area of 1500 square metres as a place to test pumps.

The completed test equipment, which is 25 x 52 metres, is now the pride of the location. The test pool holds one million litres of water and has a depth of six metres. Altogether Wilo has invested more than 2.5 million euros in the new building and has once again made an important contribution to strengthening the official Bavarian Water Competence Centre.

The guests were given a fascinating look at the equipment and at how pumps are tested. The event was musically accompanied by the Irish folk quintet "Kerryman s Daughters," led by Cordula Schiller, from the Hof Symphony Orchestra.

The facility in Bavaria is the Wilo Group s global Lead-Engineering-Centre for submersible pumps. This means Hof, in addition to India, is the central hub in the company s global activity in the water management sector. Employing about 500 people here, Wilo produces a comprehensive range of pumps and systems for public water supply, sewage disposal and sewage treatment technology. The product range extends from submersible pumps with a power of less than one kilowatt through to models with several hundred kilowatts. Innovative technologies for achieving the maximum level of efficiency, and thus the best energy efficiency, are some of the most striking characteristics of Wilo s products.

Source: WILO SE

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