Voith is the manufacturer and aftermarket service provider for the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP). For over 80 years, Voith has been developing a propeller system which is safer for operators and the environment. Voith, through the VSP, has been working in North American ports for more than 35 years and continues to supply new propellers for current day projects.
The Voith Water Tractor is proof of Voith's comprehensive expertise in this branch of the industry and the US West Coast is the home port for the largest number of Voith Water Tractors in the Western Hemisphere. Even though Voith customers have benefited from the low maintenance, reliability and safe operation of Voith systems there is still a need for quality and dependable service. Voith has always believed in supplying a quality product even when it comes to service.
"Voith is committed to our customers; their requirements to be successful become our goals. Providing localized service will reduce costs and improve our abilities to meet and hopefully surpass our customers' expectations." -Ed Schwarz, VTI Marine Service Manager.
In order to meet the demand of a global base Voith has looked to local partners that meet Voith's stringent quality in support of its customers. Sound Propeller Services has worked closely with Voith over the years and has stood-out as a company that provides a high level of service and truly understands the needs of the industry. Sound Propeller Systems is pleased to join forces with Voith as their West Coast service provider. Sound believes that prior experience servicing Voith systems, paired with their reputation, will prove to be a successful partnership. Sound Propeller has a vast background in providing specialized technical service to marine propulsion systems. Sound Propeller is a dedicated service group that understands the demands of the marine industry, and takes great pride in their relationships with customers.
This partnership will enable Sound's service technicians to gain specialized training from Voith. Once qualified these local technicians will work for Voith Turbo Inc to provide service for maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs to vessels primary located on the US West Coast. Voith will remain the contracting partner to the customer and will continue to supply quality parts. Voith will always remain close to the projects by supporting the field service operations with the technical knowledge from back office engineers, working with Voith's many years of experience.
"Sound Propeller Systems, like Voith Turbo Inc, is very dedicated to our customer service. We take great pride in training our service team to be the most professional and efficient individuals in the marine industry. Working in cooperation with Voith, Sound Propeller Systems will now have access to engineering and parts support. Local service response time will enhance Voith's ability to react and get a vessel back in service as quickly as possible." Norm Hansen, Owner Sound Propeller Systems LLC.
Voith Turbo (voithturbo.com), the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a Group Division of Voith AG.
Voith is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith is now one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe, with 43 000 employees, 4.9 billion euro in sales, and over 290 locations worldwide. Voith is an official partner of the initiative "Germany - Land of Ideas".