BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - Torishima Service Solutions of Michigan (TSS of MI), a subsidiary of Torishima Pump, opened a new service center facility in Battle Creek, MI.

TSS of MI chose Battle Creek because of its central location to the customer base, the availability of skilled employees and the existing base of Japanese companies. The company, which previously had a sales office in downtown Kalamazoo, will be led by Mark Vogel, vice president of service.

Established in 1919 in Osaka, Torishima Pump operates in several business segments: power, industrial, water and oil and gas markets. Torishima has equipment installed in factories, power plants, municipal facilities, oil refineries, and public universities all over the world. TSS of MI will operate as the company’s Midwest service center, supporting the installation, maintenance and repair of customers’ equipment nationwide.

Vogel said the company will also make significant investments in equipment and facilities over the next couple of years. Torishima employs more than 1500 people worldwide and has sales offices in Massachusetts and Virginia.