Fluid Mechanics Sails Into New Waters

Posted by Michelle Howard

Fluid Mechanics, a servicer of fuel injection systems
for maritime diesel engines has now become part of L'Orange, the
German leader in electronically-controlled, high-pressure
injection technology for diesel and heavy fuel oil
engines.

This year Fluid Mechanics celebrates its 60th anniversary and
will continue in North America to use the same name and personnel
but now as fully functioning operation of L'Orange, a Rolls-Royce
Power Systems company.

With all employees and the current management retained, Olav
Altmann, Head of Sales at L'Orange, believes this will be the
perfect starting point to expand in the maritime engine sector
operating out of North America and sees the new operation as an
ideal fit for both companies.

"In China, we laid the foundations for the Asian market in 2009
with the opening of our office in Suzhou and now we are doing the
same in the Americas with our long-term distribution partner in
the US, building on our many years of experience with Fluid
Mechanics and on its solid market presence."

Fluid Mechanics will continue to be a key operator for the North
American maritime market and its Fort Lauderdale base plays an
important part in providing engine services to the cruise market
operating out of Florida.

With continued growth in other parts of the Americas, in
particular the Caribbean and Central America, Fluid Mechanics
will also play an increasingly important role in keeping both
maritime and industrial engines operating efficiently now with
the round-the-clock availability of L'Orange products 365 days a
year.

Fluid Mechanics will be the main point of contact for OEMs in the
USA and from its new Avon Lake, Cleveland headquarters, it will
also serve markets on the East Coast of the US and in the future,
the West Coast, Canada and South America will be added to the
list. The company's largest operating sector is in industrial
power plants followed by shipping applications and military work.
Fluid Mechanics sells injection systems, high-pressure fuel
lines, intake and exhaust valves, and piston rings, among many
other original parts for medium-speed engines. Its reputation has
been built on providing reconditioning and repair services of
injection pumps, injection valves, cylinder heads and other
engine components to clients in these sectors.

Formerly Senior Manager Production Common Rail Injectors at
L'Orange, Herwig Flug has now become President & CEO of Fluid
Mechanics and has welcomed the new operation as a tangible sign
of success for both companies in the important North American
market.

Mar 7, 2017

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