March 30, 2015 – Schaumburg, IL – Rittal North America (www.rittal.us), the world’s largest enclosure manufacturer and a leader in competent thermal management of electrical, electronic and IT equipment, has announced the opening of a new customer service center dedicated to the oil and gas industry. The “Oil and Gas Competency Center,” located in Houston, will enable customers and engineering firms to do system engineering, training and project management on-site.
“Our customers will be able to see the products in our state-of-the art showroom and design a system right here in the facility,” said Jim Barth, Rittal regional sales director. “They will be supported by our solution and sales engineering team, allowing them to have hands on access to Rittal products to ensure the design is complete. They’ll not only be able to ensure a good fit, but they’ll understand how it’s assembled and see how it works.”
This is Rittal’s first competency center outside of Germany. [Tweet this] Its location in Houston is strategic, in order to take advantage of Houston’s heavy concentration of engineering firms in the oil and gas industry. In addition to the competency center showroom, the complex includes two large training rooms, a hands-on room for assembling various components, and a Rittal automation system installation – which offers the ability to modify enclosures and cutouts for assembly.
Rittal North America’s enclosures and climate control systems are rapidly becoming the Oil and Gas industry’s first choice for protecting critical equipment. Essential for services such as exploration and production, transportation and storage, refining or processing, Rittal enclosures optimize physical work spaces and minimize the damaging effects caused by tough operating conditions in Oil and Gas industry environments. From offshore oil rigs that must be equipped to withstand persistent exposure to saltwater to petrochemical processing plants that must minimize chemical exposure and associated risks, Rittal addresses every challenge. Regardless of the conditions, Rittal products are constructed with materials and expertise that maximize durability and product life cycles.