Lewa, a worldwide leading manufacturer of industrial equipment, is resuming its activities in Iran in the wake of removed oil and gas sanctions.
Speaking to Shana, Joachim Bund, head of Lewa’s sales division, said his company has been serving goods for decades in Iran and installs pumps in projects in all offshore, upstream, petrochemical, downstream businesses in Iran offshore and onshore, even under the sanctions.
“Under the sanctions we could not work in the oil and gas part of the business because it was not allowed,” he said, adding, “Now that the sanctions are lifted we are back in the game and in the boat.”
He said 650 people work in the company in Germany from producing parts up to manufacturing, painting, engineering and everything.
There are double the size in the worldwide activities, he added. “We have branches in Brazil, Singapore, the Middle East and Huston, in Dubai and various entities all over the world.”
Lewa’s turnover is about 120 million euro/y and worldwide it is double, he said.
Asked about the impact of removed sanctions on the company’s activities in Iran, he said the company has been more freely operating in refining projects in Iran like in Bandar Abbas Refinery.
“We had 7-digit deals for pumps to be delivered. Now the pumps are in place and are installed. And Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh were involved in inauguration of the projects which were run by our pumps.”
LEWA is a worldwide leading manufacturer of diaphragm metering pumps, process pumps, complete metering systems and plants.
The company was founded in 1952. It has grown since its founding in 1952 and is now represented by 14 subsidiaries and over 100 sales partners on every continent. Altogether Lewa employs more than 1,000 people. 560 of those employees work at its headquarters in Leonberg, Germany. The city is where its name comes from: LEWA stands for “Leonberg Water Treatment.”