Emerson sets up manufacturing and repair facility in Melbourne

Emerson Process Management has opened a manufacturing and service facility in Melbourne to serve the industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Local service and manufacturing with short lead times helps customers in the oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, mining, and water industries minimise downtime and reduce inventory.

The Emerson Quick Ship and Repair Centre provides the local market with more than 6,000 product and service solutions for Emerson’s Rosemount pressure, temperature and DP level instrumentation range, including the capability to manufacture and repair remote seals.

New instruments can be manufactured to match specific site applications with either 48-hour express or five-day priority dispatch.

The facility also has advanced repair and service capabilities to refurbish and reinstate devices to original performance and specifications. 

“Our continued commitment to help customers operate plants at their full potential –combined with growing market demands — has fuelled the need for local product manufacturing,” said Karl Wigginton, managing director for Emerson Process Management Australia and New Zealand.

“This facility has been specifically designed for local industry requirements and unique product and service solutions, and we are delighted to enhance our operations here in Melbourne.”

The new Quick Ship and Repair Centre is ISO 9001 quality endorsed and IECex hazardous area accredited. Testing, calibration equipment and services match the highest device specifications in the world.

The facility was officially opened by Emerson Chairman and CEO David Farr on March 4, 2014.

In December 2013, Pepperl+Fuchs opened a new 4000 square metre facility at Campbellfield Industrial Park in Melbourne.

Early last year, German Pharmaceutical company Fresenius Kabi Australia announced plans to build a $47 million manufacturing plant at Derrimut in Melbourne's west.