Revolutionary New VSX Pumps Win ITT’s Prestigious “Engineered For Life” Award”

Morton Grove, IL – November 8, 2006
Bell & Gossett’s VSX Pump Team has been awarded ITT Corporation’s prestigious 2006 Engineered for Life Award for development of the VSX Series split-case, double-suction pump.

The award is presented annually on a very selective basis to ITT companies around the world that have demonstrated excellence in developing and engineering outstanding new products.

The VSX Pump Team was recognized for its “Development of a best-in-class pump that combines five product lines into one, features a new hydraulic system, and is an entirely new pump platform suitable for the global market.” The VSX was introduced in late 2005.

Making the most of extensive research, as well as feedback from more than three hundred industry professionals from around the world, the VSX Team created a new double-suction, split-case, base-mounted centrifugal pump that provides HVACR professionals with more options for piping than any other pump on the market. Using Value Based Product Development guidelines, and relying primarily on Voice of the Customer concepts, the VSX Team created a revolutionary pump design that delights the customer.

Making the most of extensive research, as well as feedback from more than three hundred industry professionals from around the world, the VSX Team created a new double-suction, split-case, base-mounted centrifugal pump that provides HVACR professionals with more options for piping than any other pump on the market. Using Value Based Product Development guidelines, and relying primarily on Voice of the Customer concepts, the VSX Team created a revolutionary pump design that delights the customer.

Several members of the Team attended the Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam, Holland in late September. For more information on the VSX pump, visit www.bellgossett.com.

Bell & Gossett is a brand of ITT Corporation, the leading manufacturer of centrifugal pumps, hydronic specialties, heat exchangers, condensate handling equipment, and packaged systems for variable and constant speed pumping, heat transfer and pressure boosting.

For more information contact ITT at 8200 N. Austin Avenue, Morton Grove, IL 60053; phone 847/966-3700; fax 847/966-9052; or visit www.bellgossett.com.