A LOOK BACK AT 2013

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE PROJECT

KSB AG restructures its activities and organises itself in a way that makes a clearer distinction between operative tasks and Group functions.

NORWAY

KSB acquires a 34 percent interest in WM Teknikk AS in Ski with the objective of promoting our general business with standard products in Norway.

RELEASE FOR SALE

KSB is pushing on with its harmonisation of standardised pumps. The technically revised Etanorm offers customers a particularly energy-efficient pump set in 43 sizes.

YOUNG RESEARCHERS

93 pupils present their projects in the regional round of “Jugend forscht – Schüler experimentieren” [Youth researches – pupils experiment], organised by KSB in its Frankenthal vocational training centre.

DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS

KSB is establishing a network of franchises in France to increase sales of standard pumps and valves. The new sales concept is named “K2”, after the second highest mountain on earth.

INNOVATION

The new Calio circulator pump is launched onto the market. Fitted with a particularly energy-efficient hydraulic system, it meets the legal requirements applicable from 2015 as stipulated in the Energyrelated Products Directive.

INAUGURATION

The new plant in Jundiaí, Brazil, is offi cially opened. All facilities are designed in accordance with the latest energy effi ciency and environmental standards.

AWARD

KSB is judged one of the best 100 employers in Germany in a survey organised by the Focus news magazine and the Xing online career platform. KSB is rated second among mechanical engineering companies.


Valves

328 KSB butterfly valves help to right the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship and keep it upright off the Italian island of Giglio.

ONLINE LEXICON

KSB is making its reference work on pump engineering available online for the first time. www.pumpenlexikon.de lets engineers, technicians and students obtain information on technical terms and their meanings quickly and easily.

Saudi Arabia

KSB receives an order to supply more than 100 Omega pumps for the expansion of the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The units will be used in the district cooling systems serving various supply centres.

Innovation

The Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. [German government advisory agency] support a joint biogas project. KSB is involved as an expert on the transportation of highly viscous fluids.

Inauguration

KSB Pumps Limited inaugurates a new workshop at the Coimbatore site in India. Staff assemble highpressure valves with nominal diameters of 350 to 600 mm for power plants across an area of 1,125 square metres. The workshop also boasts a new test facility.

Social Media

KSB is expanding its communication via social media. In October, the “KSB Company” Facebook page takes off to a widely acclaimed start.

Flood control

KSB is supplying pump sets for a new rainwater pumping station in Huainan, China. The plant transports 95,000 m3 of rainwater per hour from the communal sewerage system into the Huaihe river. This protects the city from flooding during heavy rain.