Defense contractor named exclusive field service and parts provider for maritime defense markets
Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD) has finalized an agreement to serve as the exclusive services provider for Buffalo Pumps, a division of Air and Liquid Systems Corporation. Buffalo Pumps has been a quality manufacturer of centrifugal pumps since 1887 for the global maritime defense and commercial markets. The agreement combines more than a century of expertise from these two industry leaders to expand service capabilities for the U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command and U.S. Coast Guard customers.
“Fairbanks Morse Defense understands that our work means more than supporting well-maintained, high-performing ships. Our customers require a service partner who can deliver superior service with zero compromises in safety or quality,” said Jamie McMullin, President of FMD Services. “Through our collaboration with Buffalo Pumps, we bring added value to our customers with the ability to deliver rapid, local, OEM expertise and complete turnkey service solutions for a broader range of mission-critical systems.”
Based in North Tonawanda, New York, Buffalo Pumps has established itself as a premier pump manufacturer, with most of its customers representing the defense and commercial sectors. Through this agreement, Buffalo Pumps will have access to FMD’s global network of highly trained field service technicians and the defense contractor’s strategically located service centers to provide service and overhaul solutions for the company’s maritime defense customers.
“Fairbanks Morse Defense’s extensive field service network and focus on supporting naval customers will provide unparalleled support to our customers when and where they need it,” said David Anderson, President of Air and Liquid Systems Corporation. “FMD shares our values regarding delivering superior customer service, and we are confident this agreement will provide tremendous value to our Buffalo Pumps customers.”
For more than 100 years, FMD has provided products and services to the Navy. Today, the defense contractor powers more than 80% of the Navy’s ships with medium-speed applications. The defense contractor has rapidly expanded its array of best-in-class marine technologies, OEM parts and turnkey services for marine defense customers through expansion and the acquisitions of companies that include Federal Equipment Company (FEC), Hunt Valve, Maxim Watermakers, Research Tool & Die (RT&D), Ward Leonard, and Welin Lambie. The defense contractor was named an exclusive naval field service provider for The Ideal Electric Company and is co-developing an intelligent search and recovery system (LARS) with DECK Marine Systems. FMD is unlocking the future of maritime technology through its recently launched Center of Technology Excellence.