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Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, and Waukesha-Pearce Industries Join Offerings to Digitize Upstream Oil and Gas Maintenance and Repair Services

January 30, 2018

Avitas Systems will work with Waukesha-Pearce Industries to jointly provide inspection and maintenance service offerings across the North American upstream oil and gas sector


FLORENCE, ITALY, January 30, 2018 - Today, at the BHGE Annual Meeting, Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, announced it will collaborate with Waukesha-Pearce Industries (WPI), a leader in commercial oil and gas equipment distribution and service solutions, to provide digital enhancements to WPI’s maintenance and repair services offerings. The Avitas Systems digital platform and robotic inspection capabilities will complement WPI’s field maintenance and repair activities to create synergistic offerings for their customers’ service needs.  

Avitas Systems will offer advanced data collection, predictive analytics, and reporting. WPI will provide service technicians and subject matter experts in the field. With over 90 years of established clientele and previous work with GE businesses, WPI’s facilities will be an expansive scaling opportunity for Avitas Systems. 

“Bringing together the subject matter expertise of WPI and the advanced, state-of-the-art digital offerings of Avitas Systems can lead to market solutions that significantly reduce costs and improve safety in the upstream oil and gas sector,” said Brad Tomer, Vice President of Operations at Avitas Systems.  

Both companies will jointly market and support sales efforts for their respective cross-industry customer bases, with an initial focus on well pad inspections and inspection methodology for heat exchanger fire tubes, natural gas compression systems, and Hydril blowout preventers. 

“We are excited to work with Avitas Systems,” said Fred Stow, Director of Drilling and Production Services, WPI. “Digital transformation is a unique opportunity for our customers; Avitas Systems’ advanced inspection techniques and risk-based analytics will enhance the WPI business while driving customer outcomes.” 

About Avitas Systems, a GE Venture

Avitas Systems is a GE Venture advancing the inspection services industry across oil and gas, transportation, aviation, and electric power sectors through predictive data analytics, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Its solutions increase safety and decrease inspection costs by providing state-of-the-art robotic-based autonomous and semi-autonomous inspection management, smart scheduling, and a cloud-based platform that analyzes and stores comprehensive inspection data. Avitas Systems delivers advanced insights based on anticipated risk, boosting facility productivity. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Waukesha-Pearce Industries 

Since 1924, WPI has partnered with world class manufacturers to provide equipment and service solutions across a multitude of applications. With highly skilled technicians across North America, WPI effectively addresses and resolves runtime challenges, striving to surpass customer needs through maximized uptime. WPI is a Certified Distributor for Baker Hughes, a GE Company, as well as GE Power and GE Transportation. WPI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pearce Industries, Inc.



Avitas Systems, a GE Venture

Dominique Mann, 202-316-7103

[email protected] 

Waukesha-Pearce Industries 

Fred Stow, 713-551-0379

[email protected]

Dominique Mann

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