By acquiring the American company Industrial Process Machinery (IPM), Manchester, N.H., Siemens is continuing to expand its dewatering solutions offering for industrial applications. As of Dec. 31, 2009, IPM is part of Siemens Water Technologies, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Solutions Div. In the future, Siemens will offer IPM filter presses worldwide, mainly within the scope of its solutions offering for the mining industry. With more than 100 global installations, IPM aims to provide high-capacity filter presses for slurry dewatering, primarily to the mining and process industries.
“IPM has a strong reputation in the mining market with their filter presses,” said Dave Spyker, executive vice president of the industrial segment for Siemens Water Technologies. “The acquisition expands our filter press line of products and related services further into the global mining market and into other industries as well, including chemical and remediation.”
IPM will continue to operate out of its office in Manchester, N.H. Siemens is a supplier of integrated solutions for the mining industry. The portfolio ranges from excavation, transportation, to beneficiation and secondary processes.
IPM aims to provide a unique line of filter presses that are robust and highly automated, offering shorter filter press cycle times and high speed shifting, resulting in reduced cost. The IPM filter press will be incorporated into the existing Siemens dewatering product portfolio, which includes the J-Press line of filter presses.