14 July 2015
14 July 2015
Surround Technologies and its sister company Advanced Flow Systems have recently added new equipment, staff and expanded manufacturing capacity to meet increasing customer demand in the areas of custom enclosures, pipe welding and other industrial contract manufacturing projects.
Supported by the successful acquisition of new contracts, Surround Technology says it management team has successfully completed a plan to double manufacturing capacity. "We have invested in state-of-the-art equipment including an 115T lift crane which grants us the flexibility to lift and move extremely heavy and large enclosures as well as piping loads thus reducing labour and loading time. We have added a sand blasting booth, which along with our 5,000 sq. ft. paint booth enables us to both blast and paint onsite improving project timelines and schedules. We have also added the capability to fabricate penstock utilising sub arc welding and improved pipe spooling process utilising orbital welding. All of these capabilities, along with our expertise in ASME fabrication, building integration and modular construction allow us to be a single stop solution for complex projects and offer better scheduling options to our clients," said Anthony Van Grol, General Manager of Surround Technologies and Advanced Flow Systems.
"Our solutions meet industrial standards for safety and quality including ASME, CWB, CSA and ISO. We have a large pool of engineers, technicians and project managers to support every stage of project execution including up-front design and technical requirements. The benefits of collaborating with us are the 'value adds' we offer. For example, our four manufacturing facilities in western Canada and the ability to barge projects weighing 3,000T and up to 70' X 300', offer unique shipping advantages to our clients. We also offer complex structural, pipe and steel bending solutions through our sister company Advanced Bending Technologies," added Van Grol.
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