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NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP
In 1992 NEUMAN & ESSER
founded NEUMAN & ESSER USA, Inc. in Houston,
Texas, to better cater to the North American, Central
American and Caribbean markets. NEA USA is
responsible for new compressor sales, modernization
and all associated engineering. Its sister company,
NEAC Compressor Service USA, Inc.,
which was incorporated in 1992 in Franklin, PA, as
a joint venture with Atlas Copco for maintaining
Chicago Pneumatic compressors, is in charge of all
aftermarket related activities e.g. parts, service,
start-up, commissioning, overhauls and repairs.
Both companies are members of the German based
NEUMAN & ESSER founded in 1830, one of the
world leading OEMs for lubricated and non-lubricated
vertical, V-type and horizontal API 618 compressors
in a range of 20 to 40,000 hp and 1 to 8 throws.
Right from the beginning the decision to combine a
"Made in Germany" compressor with "Made in the USA"
auxiliary equipment, engineering and aftermarket support
proved to be very successful. Their customer base
includes refineries, chemical & petrochemical plants,
the food and beverage industry, and to a large extent,
specialty reciprocating compressor applications.
In April 2008 NEA USA, Inc. and NEAC Compressor
Service USA, Inc. took another major step by constructing
their own fit-to-suit new facility in Katy, Texas. This
facility consists of a two-story 16,000 SF (1,500 m 2 )
office building which accommodates Sales, Engineering,
CAD, Purchasing, Service & Parts, a Training
Center, as well as the administration of both companies.
The attached 20,000 SF (1,800 m 2 ) warehouse/workshop
(equipped with a 20 ton crane) allows for the
storage of critical wear and capital spare parts and also
for compressor repairs. Like the previously inaugurated
new facility of NEA América do Sul in Belo Horizonte,
Brazil, the new NEA USA building will also allow for
future growth. It provides better and faster US based
support for the significantly growing fleet of compressors
and guarantees a higher degree of customer satisfaction
for all the NEA owned compressor brands e.g.
Chicago Pneumatic, Linde, KSB, Borsig, Demag to
name the major ones for this market.
The inauguration of the new facility will be celebrated
with a Customer Compressor Day on Dec. 3 rd , 2008
presenting news and recent technical developments in
reciprocating compressors combined with discussion
groups and hands-on compressor experiences.