Automotive industry and suppliers

Pumps and valves from KSB keep car production reliably rolling

Drawing on many years of expertise, KSB offers optimum solutions for applications such as surface treatment, machine tools, air conditioning, heating and drainage.

Reliable and efficient pumps for the automotive industry

Every year, over 100 million cars and commercial vehicles are rolled off production lines worldwide. This makes the automotive industry and its numerous suppliers located in many countries in Europe and around the world one of the most important economic sectors.

Car and commercial vehicle manufacturing is highly automated and involves closely interlinked supply chains and just-in-time production. Any disruption in the production line, including machine failures due to an insufficient supply of cooling water or compressed air, brings manufacturing to a standstill – and causes costs that quickly become incalculable.

The automotive industry and its many suppliers present a wide range of challenges to be tackled by KSB. From building services applications such as air conditioning and pumped drainage to handling cooling lubricants in machine tools through to pumping cataphoretic dip paint in highly complex paint shops, KSB can provide the optimum solution for almost every application – both for engineering contractors and for end users.

KSB keeps colour on the roads – with pumps suitable for paint shops

Particularly when it comes to paint shops, a lot of energy can be saved by using variable speed pumps with high-efficiency motors, without causing any disadvantages in the application process. At the same time, pumps from KSB also offer maximum process reliability.

KSB has many decades of experience in collaborating with the most renowned engineering contractors for paint shops and also with automotive manufacturers directly. In the area of paint shops, KSB dominates the market at an international level. In Europe, up to 80 % of all pumps in this industry are in KSB blue.

Thanks to its modular solutions, KSB is able to create tailored individual solutions for engineering contractors and operators.

Freshly painted car body on skid: Copyright: Dürr

Automotive production systems: KSB is also the leader for building services

In addition to suitable pumps for paint shops, KSB also offers an extensive portfolio for building services applications – from heating and air-conditioning systems through to water supply and waste water disposal or water treatment using filtration and osmosis.

This is complemented by a wide range of different pump sets for use in machine tools, in particular for handling cooling lubricants.

Besides reliability, the focus here is on the efficiency of the drive. KSB produces the world’s most efficient magnet-less pump motor: KSB SuPremE® IE5 – an innovative drive solution for centrifugal pumps with an excellent environmental balance.

Many years of experience, tailored all-in solutions and reliable service worldwide make us a sought-after partner for the automotive industry and its suppliers.

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