Effective March 6, 2012, Nu-Con Equipment USA will change its name to Powder Process-Solutions (PPS). This change has come about as a result of the recent acquisition of Nu-Con Ltd. (NZ) and its international offices by the GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft. “We want our North American customers to understand that the acquisition did not include independently owned and operated Nu-Con Equipment USA,” says Marv Deam, CEO/Co-Owner.
Since 1991, Nu-Con Equipment USA had been the exclusive distributor of Nu-Con components in North America. Going forward, Powder Process-Solutions will continue to serve customers with new components, parts, airlock repair and field service. “In today’s economy, a big brand name may be relevant for purchasing cars, copiers or cola drinks. However, when searching for innovative solutions to critical process challenges, we believe our customers benefit from a relationship based on over 20 years of trust and expertise. Our relationships with valued customers have given us the opportunity to provide unique components and process solutions," says Deam.
As part of the transition, the owners announced the formation of Powder-Solutions Group (PSG) as the parent company. PSG will bring together innovative technologies in order to provide customers with a single source for unique sanitary bulk powder handling solutions. By working closely with companies in the food, dairy, nutritional, pharmaceutical and other industries, PSG continues to develop and refine new strategies to assist companies in achieving their business objectives with sanitary, safe and efficient solutions. “We believe in listening to our customers and providing them with the innovative solutions they call for, and Powder-Solutions Group will allow us to do that better,” says Deam.
A newly enhanced website (www.Powder-Solutions.com) is structured around the company’s two major business segments; Distribution of unique products through Powder-Solutions, Inc. (PSI), and innovative Process solutions through Powder Process-Solutions (PPS). Customers will see that PSG provides strong technical and customer service support in addition to a broad range of solutions.
Powder Process-Solutions provides complete process solutions for dry bulk powder handling. The owners note that all of the process system design, engineering and execution supplied previously by Nu-Con Equipment originated from our USA office, not New Zealand. “We will continue to offer high quality, cost effective solutions in order to meet the powder processing needs of customers. PPS has a tremendous product portfolio and a dedicated staff of design and engineering resources,” say Mike Salvador, President/Co-Owner.
Powder-Solutions, Inc. will continue to distribute the USDA Accepted/3A Certified BFM® fitting, the first snap in flexible sleeve specifically designed to replace the standard flexible sleeve and hose clamp assembly and eliminate chronic sanitation and safety concerns for the bulk powder processing industry. Recently added is a new product, the PSI-Pleat. The PSI-Pleat is an easy to install pleated filter element which will improve plant air quality and efficiency through an updated, easy to clean and install filter design. Currently, the PSI-Pleat is under USDA-Dairy review for acceptance in dairy applications.
Powder-Solutions.com is designed to give users clear easy access to content, while supporting the depth of the company’s expertise. The site also highlights the cooperation with other leading equipment manufacturers, including Scan-Vibro (vibratory sifters and conveyors), PLF International (can filling lines), DMN (rotary valves and diverters), and TechnoPak (25 Kg bag filling line and vacuum powder samplers).
“Our past growth and success has been achieved through a high level personalized service, the ability to quickly offer customized solutions that precisely match the unique needs of our customer, and by delivering sanitary, safe, and efficient components and process solutions. We will deliver the same level of dedication and service to our customers going forward as Powder Process-Solutions,” says Salvador.