New pump resource
Watson-Marlow Pumps and Bredel Hose Pumps, have merged to create a major new resource of pumping solutions for UK industry to be known as Watson-Marlow Bredel Pumps.
The two companies, both specialists in the manufacture of peristaltic pumps, will be able to offer flow rate capability ranges from microlitres to megalitres at pressures up to 16 bar.
Mark Rawet, group marketing manager, commenting on the move told WWT: “This will have big benefits, the focus that both companies put on peristaltic pumps means that our expertise, experience and knowledge is second to none.”
Philip Bolton has joined Watson-Marlow as its water industry specialist, he has over 15 years experience in selling the Bredel range and will be targeting both the municipal and industrial sectors.
Advanced and flexible manufacturing techniques will ensure that 85 percent of the Watson-Marlow range can be delivered within 24 hours. Next day delivery is also guaranteed on hoses, lubricants and other spares. Lead times for the Bredel range are longer as each pump has a motor gear box specifically sized to suit a customer’s individual requirements. All pumps carry two or three year international warranties, and Watson-Marlow Bredel is an ISO9001 accredited company.
Whole-life costs have become an important consideration and peristaltic pumps are said to perform well in this area. They are self-priming, reversible, can safely run dry, require no valves, prevent back-flow and because the fluid is contained within the tube or hose, there is no contamination of either fluid or pump.
Speaking on future developments Mr Rawet said: “Last year saw Watson-Marlow launch the close-coupled pump range which has been very well received in the market place. We set an ambitious sales target and have exceeded it quite comfortably. We are continuing to invest a lot in new product developments and more variants on the close-coupled pump range will be launched in the next month or so. A new product range on the Bredel side is also due to be introduced in the near future.”
Concluding Mr Rawet commented: “Both businesses are international and complement each other, and that underlines the strength of the merger.”