With higher demand behind them, Robert Brown Associates industrial fluid pump repair & service company, outgrew their current surroundings and have relocated to a much larger facility. “After 28 years in the same location, we saw the growing need to expand the business and add more capacity to service the entire region,” states company president Tom Halley. “With this new facility, we are poised to provide a greater supply of much-needed repair parts, replacement pumps and entire systems for multiple applications.”
The previous facility was approximately 2,400 square feet of space in an industrial park complex. Now the organization is occupying 10,000 square foot facility with upgrades and process reconfigurations to accommodate more pump systems production and improve overall efficiencies.
“We have added new equipment including new saws and a pipe racking system to process all the raw materials used in the fabrication process.” Halley comments. “Additionally the crane system has been extended to cover the entire shop area and gives us far more flexibility and usage of the production area. Now we have enough room to separate pump repair from fabrication; this is resulting in a cleaner, faster, and far more efficient approach to servicing our customers.”
The new repair center has been reconfigured and updated to include a new grinding station complete with dust collection. To add the finishing touches for repairs and system builds, a brand new paint booth was designed and constructed in the repair center.
To continue the “segment and focus” approach of the facility, a new control panel assembly shop was designed and implemented for further efficiencies and quality control. Halley elaborates, “We design and build our own Sencillo brand control panels. The new and upgraded assembly area allows us to do wiring from the control panel to the motors as well as complete panel testing.
The company is also a regional supplier for many pump manufacturers from around the country. To keep up with the growing demand the stocking inventory system has been completely upgraded. Halley explains, “We are a stocking distributor with over $100,000 of pump parts on-hand and another $100,000 of pumps in inventory. We have added an automated parts system with a racking numbering system for faster service and real-time inventory controls so we are properly stocked and ready for our customers.”
From the production facility, the new space continues into the office area. The layout features a large conference room designed to accommodate customer meetings and consultations. The employee offices and cubicles are strategically arranged to support each area of the business and foster better communication throughout the company. Halley adds, “In addition to streamlining the office space we have added new software and online technologies. A complete online catalog is available to showcase featured equipment and solutions. A brand new distribution management software system was integrated into the business that speeds up quotes, provides accurate inventory tracking and more fluid business operations.”
The new facility location was chosen for it’s proximity to servicing the Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia regions.
Robert Brown Associates new address:
6-C Mount Pleasant Road
Aston PA 19014
About Robert Brown Associates
Robert Brown Associates is a full service industrial fluid pump sales and pump systems package provider. The company has over 30 years of experience in pump installations and systems design. Robert Brown Associates was established in 1982 and utilizes facilities, engineered fluid pump staff, service personnel, service vehicles and an extensive inventory from major industrial fluid pump manufacturers. Learn more at www.rbapump.com