CPI Expands Operations in South America
Houston, TX- June 5, 2013: Compressor Products International (CPI), a manufacturer of engineered components for reciprocating compressors, has opened a new sales and service facility in Bogota, Colombia. The Bogota facility will support CPI’s growing customer base throughout South America by providing technical sales support, manufacturing and reconditioning services for CPI’s core product lines which include compressor valves, packing and wiper rings, packing cases, piston and rider rings and lubrication products and systems.
“Our investment in this new facility reinforces our vision to be closer to our customers in order to respond efficiently to their compressor maintenance and service requirements. CPI remains committed to our global growth strategy and South America is an important market for CPI with significant opportunities,” said Tony Gioffredi, president of CPI.
CPI Colombia S.A.S. will operate out of a 1,150m2 (12,378 ft2) new facility just minutes from the Bogota airport. The repair capabilities include valve and packing case reconditioning, as well as manufacturing piston and rider rings from proprietary CPI bushing material to meet customer’s requirements. The new Bogota facility is one of CPI’s 40 manufacturing, sales and service centers worldwide.
“CPI has been actively working to increase our presence in Colombia over the last several years. With this facility, we are able to offer additional solutions to our customers on a local basis and we look forward to continued progress. The opening of this facility will be an additional boost to the local labor market providing more technical jobs within the reciprocating compressor market,” added Leon Alvarez, sales and service manager, Latin America.
CPI, an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO), is an industry leading manufacturer of precision engineered components for reciprocating compressors used in petrochemical, refining, natural gas, and offshore industries. The CPI product range includes packing, piston and rider rings and a complete line of compressor valves designed to provide each customer with maximum performance and reliability for their application. In addition, CPI offers the highest quality lubrication system technology for further compressor efficiency and protection. CPI headquarters is located in Houston, Texas, with additional manufacturing, service and stocking facilities located throughout the world.