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2015-04-29 - GE’s Distributed Power Signs New Waukesha Distributor

From Left to Right: Tom Richardson, President, HOERBIGER (Canada) Ltd.
Traci BeGole, General Manager – Channel Management, GE’s Distributed Power
Darryl Wilson, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, GE’s Distributed Power

GE’s Distributed Power Signs New Waukesha Distributor in Canada

  • HOERBIGER (Canada) Ltd. Named as a New Authorized Distributor for GE’s Waukesha Gas Engines and Genuine Parts in Canada
  • Agreement strengthens Waukesha Sales and Service Coverage for end users across the country
  • HOERBIGER will support the country’s growing Waukesha installed base for customers in any application, including power generation, gas compression and mechanical drive.

WAUKESHA, WIS.—April 29, 2015—Continuing to expand its global Waukesha sales and services network to meet the growing demand for power at or near the point of use, GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced it has signed an agreement with HOERBIGER (Canada) Ltd. to be an authorized distributor for GE’s Waukesha gas engine products in Canada.

Established in 1972, HOERBIGER (Canada) has strong experience supporting the industrial sector in eastern Canada and the oil and gas industry in western Canada as a leading energy services company. HOERBIGER currently supports hundreds of Waukesha engine operations in Canada through their strong service network that includes dozens of highly-skilled engine technicians. With millions of dollars in genuine product and parts inventory, HOERBIGER is well-positioned to partner with Waukesha end users active in any power application. As an authorized distributor for sales and service in Canada, HOERBIGER can improve a Waukesha end user’s operations with a complete lifecycle of engine coverage, including installation and startup, upgrades and overhauls with genuine parts, and factory warranties.

“With our new distributor agreement for GE’s Waukesha gas engines, we will be able to greatly enhance the customer experience for professionals in Canada’s domestic energy industry, ranging from oil and gas power to industrial on-site power production,” said Tom Richardson, President of HOERBIGER (Canada) Ltd. “Our skilled team of Waukesha-certified engine technicians and mechanics ensure immediate, local customer support—both on-site and in-shop—for Waukesha gas engines.”

At HOERBIGER’s Spruce Grove facility in Alberta, the company provides full-load testing to Waukesha engines. The facility has the current capability of running continuous, 4,000 hp dynamometer testing, but has the natural gas capacity to increase this to 10,000 hp continuously. This helps ensure a seamless on-site start-up and can reduce installation and commissioning time by half.

HOERBIGER (Canada) also is investing in local inventory for common parts and is supported through a central inventory hub located at Spruce Grove.

“Canadians who need on-site power for their operations should be excited to hear HOERBIGER has been chosen as a new sales and service distributor for GE’s Waukesha gas engines,” said Darryl Wilson, chief commercial officer for GE’s Distributed Power Business. “HOERBIGER is a trusted name for service excellence, backed up by an incredibly strong infrastructure of testing, immediate field response and genuine parts support.”

About HOERBIGER

HOERBIGER is active throughout the world as a leading player in the fields of compression technology, drive technology and hydraulics. Its 7,000 employees achieve annual sales of 1 billion euros. The HOERBIGER brand is synonymous with performance-defining components and systems in compressors, industrial engines and turbines, automobile transmissions, and multifaceted mechanical engineering applications. Innovations in attractive technological market niches are the basis for components, systems and services that offer unique selling propositions and long-term benefits for the customer

About GE’s Distributed Power Business

GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business business is a leading provider of power equipment, engines and services focused on power generation at or near the point of use. Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial reciprocating engines and aeroderivative gas turbines that generate 100 kW to 115 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, Distributed Power offers life cycle services and support for more than 38,000 distributed power products worldwide to help customers meet their business challenges—anywhere and anytime. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power employs about 5,000 people around the world.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. www.ge.com