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Ebara Donates Pumps to Yangon Technological University in Myanmar
141124_aussiepumps_smEbara Corporation donated pumps to Yangon Technological University in Myanmar on December 5 as part of its international cooperation activities through technical guidance. The objective is to deepen their understanding of pump structure, learn how to control them, and so on by experiencing real pumps during the classes.

25 Years of Gemü Multi-port Valve Blocks
141124_aussiepumps_smThe valve specialist based in Ingelfingen is celebrating its 25th anniversary with high-quality multi-port valve blocks (M blocks) in stainless steel.

Grundfos Collaborates with Cambodia to Improve Water Security
Global pumps leader Grundfos and the Ministry of Industry & Handicraft, Cambodia confirmed that they will exchange a Letter of Intent to strengthen cooperation in water management, in an effort to reduce the cost of water and increase access to clean, quality water in the country.

Heavy Duty Leak-Free Mag-Drive Pumps for Efficient Pumping
Pumping specialists Michael Smith Engineers are delighted to announce their appointment as official UK distributor for the full range of Dickow magnet drive and mechanical seal centrifugal and side channel pumps. The range includes the SCM series horizontal magnet drive side channel pumps which are ideal for handling low flows (up to 30m³/hr) at high differential heads (up to 400 metres) at temperatures up to 180ºC.

Endress+Hauser Opens State-of-the-art Calibration and Training Center
141124_aussiepumps_smEndress+Hauser has invested roughly three million euros in a modern, state-of-the-art calibration and training center in the industrial city of Jubail, Saudi Arabia, thus strengthening direct contact with customers in the Middle East while supporting the country’s economic development.

Xylem Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Ethiopia
Xylem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) for future cooperation to help advance water security in Ethiopia.

Beefed Up Representation for Vesconite Bearings in USA
141124_aussiepumps_smExperienced polymer-products representative Gary Croeser has officially become the Vesconite Bearings representative in the US. This was the announcement made by Vesconite Bearings chairperson Dr Jean-Patrick Leger last month.

Kemira Calls for Tougher Implementation of EU Water Treatment Legislation
Securing a clean water supply will be one of the greatest challenges our world faces in the next century. Despite the fact that water treatment plays a central role in efficient and sustainable water use, much of the current European legislation on water treatment dates from the 1990s. Furthermore, the majority of Europe s water treatment infrastructure was designed and commissioned decades ago.

Tapflo Group Officially Announces the Establishment of Tapflo Oceania
For many years it has been Tapflo’s wish to have their own operations in Australia. This wish has now been realized in Tapflo Oceania (PTY) Ltd which has been in full operation since Nov 1, 2018.

Optimization of Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants by Using Patented Technology Made in Germany
141124_aussiepumps_smThe overload of biological water and wastewater treatment plants and/or stricter discharge requirements (nitrification and denitrification, as the circumstances may require) issue new challenges to plant operators.


Almatec Announces Headquarters Relocation to Accommodate Company Growth
141124_aussiepumps_smAlmatec announced that it has moved into new corporate headquarters located at Hochstraße 150-152 in Duisburg, Germany. The new headquarters will accommodate the growing business by providing roughly 70% more space, including a much larger manufacturing facility and a state-of-the-art ISO Class 7 cleanroom

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Facility in Nashua, NH
141124_aussiepumps_smPfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical and R&D markets, opened up a new 27,000 square foot building in Nashua, NH, on October 25. This modern two-story construction will be the home of the North American headquarters for administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer care.

Metso to Increase Its Valve Production Capacity in China to Meet the Growing Global Demand
141124_aussiepumps_smTo respond to the growing global demand in the valve market, Metso has decided to invest in a new green-field valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The new-build plant will strengthen Metso s valve and related products production capabilities and increase capacity for customers across various process industries, both in China and globally.

Pure Progress: Pentair and Shining Hope for Communities Expand Access to Safe Water in Kibera
141124_aussiepumps_smGlobal water treatment company Pentair plc, the Pentair Foundation, andShining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) recently completed a multi-yearendeavor to expand access to safe drinking water in Kibera, animpoverished settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, with the implementation of water filtration technology and a cutting-edge aerial piping system thatdelivers clean drinking water to residents.

Salmson Becomes Wilo
141124_aussiepumps_smSince 1984, the French pump and pump systems manufacturer Salmson has been part of the Wilo Group. Until now, the two brands – Salmson and Wilo – have been marketed side-by-side by Wilo Salmson France SAS.

Sulzer Signs Deal with Nidec Industrial Solutions
141124_aussiepumps_smAs part of a growing portfolio of services, Sulzer has signed an agreement with Nidec Industrial Solutions that will introduce customers to the high performance, energy efficient drives.

Quantum Peristaltic Bioprocessing Pump Selected by Biotech Training Institute
141124_aussiepumps_smA collaboration between Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) and a leading American training institute is helping to deliver first-class learning experiences for the bioprocessing sector.

Aflex Extends Global Reach with Direct Sales and Technical Support in EEU Countries
141124_aussiepumps_smAflex Hose Ltd, a division of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG), will now provide direct sales and technical support to EEU countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia).

SPX Flow Opens Two New Bolting Rental Service Centers in Louisiana
141124_aussiepumps_smSPX Flow has announced the opening of two new, state-of-the-art Bolting Rental Service Centers in Louisiana, USA. Conveniently located in Sulphur and Gonzales, the new facilities offer a full rental fleet including hydraulic torque wrenches, spring return tensioners, nut splitters, pneumatic torque guns, hydraulic pumps, impact sockets and other ancillary equipment, along with a comprehensive range of services.

Pentair Releases 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report
Pentair announced the release of its 2017 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, highlighting corporate and community citizenship efforts including its continued commitment to sustainable products and solutions, operational excellence, employee engagement, community involvement and philanthropic giving, and governance.

At High Speed Into the Future – GEMÜ Founds New start-up inevvo solutions
141124_aussiepumps_smOn 1st October, the Ingelfingen-based valve expert GEMÜ celebrated the foundation of its new subsidiary inevvo solutions.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New High-Tech Production Site in Romania
141124_aussiepumps_smPfeiffer Vacuum celebrated the opening of its new production location in Cluj, Romania, on September 26. The continuous growth of the Pfeiffer Vacuum Group and the ongoing demand for vacuum technology made the modern new building necessary.

Sulzer Inaugurates New Manufacturing Site in Poland
Sulzer inaugurated a new manufacturing site for Applicator Systems products in Wrocļaw, Poland. Strong growth in the adhesives and dental segments, for which Sulzer markets products commercially under the brand Mixpac, required additional production capacities. The new site will generate more than 100 new jobs.

Aspire Receives a Large Donation from the Inpro/Seal Family
141124_aussiepumps_smThe 31st annual Inpro/Seal VIP Charity Golf Tournament raised over $17,000 for Aspire, a non-profit organization recognized throughout the Midwest as a leader in providing bold, pioneering and uncompromising services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Mouvex Opens Mouvex Americas in Grand Terrace, CA Facility
141124_aussiepumps_smMouvex is pleased to announce the opening of its Mouvex Americas facility. The facility is located within PSG in Grand Terrace, CA, USA.

Ebara Announces the Merger of 2 Brazilian Subsidiaries
Ebara Corporation (Ebara) is delighted to announce the merge-absorption of its wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary Thebe Bombas Hidráulicas Ltda. (THEBE) by Ebara Indústrias Mecânicas e Comércio Ltda. (EIMCO), another wholly-owned subsidiary in Brazil. The surviving entity has the new name as Ebara Bombas América do Sul Ltda. (Ebara Pumps South America - EBAS).

Water for All - Leybold Strengthens a Long-Term Project of the Atlas Copco Group
141124_aussiepumps_smLeybold Managing Director Johan Van der Eeken and Project Manager Stephan Hohenadl today handed over a donation cheque for 5,930 Euros to Eva Heemann and Cemre Altinsoy for the employee initiative `Water for All´. Since 1984, Water for All has supported projects that provide people in need with access to clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.

PUB and Grundfos to Jointly Develop Sustainable Water Technologies
141124_aussiepumps_smGlobal pumps leader Grundfos and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of efficient water technologies and solutions.

Netzsch Opens New Service Center to Serve Texas Municipal Customers
Netzsch Pumps North America announces the opening of its new service center just north of Houston, Texas, which provides a wide range of pump service options to municipal customers throughout Texas. This 4,900 sq. ft. combined warehouse and office space now allows Netzsch to quickly provide local service to pump customers in Texas. 

Pfeiffer Vacuum Employees from all over the World Victorious at Corporate Games
141124_aussiepumps_smThe “Corporate Games“ international sporting competition took place in Annecy, France, over the first weekend in July. Teams from corporations all over the world can take part in the games.

BPMA Supports Letter to Prime Minister Expressing Concerns over Brexit ‘No Deal’ Scenario
As one of the 13 Trade Associations that make up the membership of the EURIS Task Force, which collectively represents industry sectors with a combined turnover of £110 Billion, the BPMA and its members have added their voice to this important communication.

GF Issues its Sustainability Report 2017s
The Sustainability Report of GF provides a detailed overview of the company’s broad range of sustainability activities and the progress made in 2017. GF is well on track to reach its 2020 targets.

Armstrong Partners with Industry Leaders To Launch Global “2 in 22” GHG Initiative
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced an initiative to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2 million tons by the year 2022 and issued a challenge to industry participants to set similarly aggressive targets for the same 4-year time frame.

Hydraulic Institute & Pump Systems Matter Launches Authorized Training Partner Program
Recognizing the growing need for trained personnel throughout the pump industries and in the end-user community, the Hydraulic Institute, through its educational subsidiary, Pump Systems Matter (PSM) has created an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) program.

Blackmer Celebrates 115 Years in the Pump Industry
141124_aussiepumps_smBlackmer part of PSG, a Dover company and a global leader in positive displacement, regenerative turbine and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, is proud and honored to announce that it is celebrating its 115-year anniversary in 2018.

Ultimate Hydraulic Power Solutions from the Bolting Systems and Power Team Brands
141124_aussiepumps_smThrough its Bolting Systems and Power Team brands, SPX Flow offers innovative hydraulic power tool solutions. A continuous program of research and development, including the utilization of advancing material technology, ensures these offerings lead the market place in safety and reliability while providing solutions that are increasingly smaller and lighter.

Voith Starts Discover Hydropower Tour with Energy Experts
141124_aussiepumps_smThe technology group Voith starts its first influencer tour in the hydropower sector worldwide. Together with selected energy experts, the company visits various hydropower projects in three European countries between the 10th and the 16th of June.

Dover Precision Components Supplies Reliability and Efficiency for Rotating and Reciprocating Machinery
To leverage their collective strength and heritage, Cook Compression, Inpro/Seal, Waukesha Bearings and Bearings Plus have formed the newly named Dover Precision Components operating company.

EurEau Reaction to the European Commission’s Revision of the Common Agricultural Policy
EurEau is concerned by the lack of ambition of the next CAP to safeguard water sources and stimulate sustainable development.

Italian Trip Planned by Vesconite
141124_aussiepumps_smPolymer bushings and wear material producer Vesconite will be visiting Italian pump manufacturers in early June to introduce the companies to Vesconite’s bushings and wear rings that are used globally to increase the operating life of vertical turbine, canister and sump pumps. 

Kössler Celebrates its 90th Birthday
141124_aussiepumps_smAt its headquarters in St. Georgen, Austria, the Voith subsidiary celebrated its 90th anniversary on 17 and 18 May 2018. On both days of the event, Kössler presented its latest innovative solutions and highlighted the prospects offered by energy generation from small hydro to numerous guests

Gemü Strengthens its Industrial Business and Acquires New Sales Markets
With an advanced, international growth strategy and associated goal to acquire new sales markets in the area of industrial applications, Gemü has undergone organisational restructuring.

Voith Opens New Center for Hydropower Projects in East Africa
141124_aussiepumps_smOn May 11, 2018 technology group Voith opened its new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. In doing so the company is highlighting its active contribution to the development of electricity generation from hydropower in East Africa.

Flowrox Opens Subsidiary in Chile
141124_aussiepumps_smFlowrox is glad to announce it has officially opened its sixth subsidiary Flowrox Spa in Santiago, Chile.

Endress+Hauser Strengthens its Position in Portugal
141124_aussiepumps_smTo improve customer support for the Portuguese market, Endress+Hauser has invested 800,000 euros in the construction of a sales office building near the capital city of Lisbon. The Group has been present in Portugal since 2002 through its own sales subsidiary.

Voith Hydro Opens Sydney Office
141124_aussiepumps_smVoith recently opened a new subsidiary in Sydney. The company is thus further expanding its presence in the region in order to tap the enormous potential offered by hydropower in this area.

Pentair Focuses on Smart, Sustainable Water Solutions
Pentair is now a pure play water company with a comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions for homes, businesses, industry and communities. Pentair has separated from its electrical business, which is now called nVent Electric plc ("nVent"), a new independent, publicly traded company, effective April 30.

Endress+Hauser Group Filed 261 Patents in 2017
141124_aussiepumps_smEndress+Hauser submitted 261 patent applications in 2017. The company owns a total of 7,479 active property rights around the world. Innovators are honored at the Group’s annual Innovators’ Meeting.

Digitalization Increases Efficiency and Security of Supply in the Water Industry
141124_aussiepumps_smSiemens will be focusing on the digitalization of water and waste water plants. Companies and municipalities are increasing both the efficiency and security of supply by, for example, planning, simulating and optimizing plants and processes using a digital twin.  

Atlas Copco Opens Expanded Innovation Center in Germany
141124_aussiepumps_smAtlas Copco has inaugurated an expanded innovation center in Bretten, Germany. The center will meet growing customer demand for testing and developing innovative joining technologies.

United Nations World Water Day Focused on Nature-Based Solutions to Solve Water Challenges
Pentair commemorated World Water Day 2018 through its philanthropic work in Kenya with The Nature Conservancy s Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund. World Water Day is an international observance created by the United Nations to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for sustainable freshwater resources.

Xylem Calls for Improved Water Resource Data Collection and Sharing
Xylem called on the public and private sectors to work together to improve the collection and sharing of water data.

Atlas Copco Honors the 25th Annual World Water Day
141124_aussiepumps_smAtlas Copco honored the 25th annual World Water Day by focusing on the importance of water.

Stallkamp Enforces the Wastewater Business with Reliable Stainless Steel Tanks
141124_aussiepumps_smIn the past, Stallkamp has repeatedly implemented projects for sewage treatment plants and the wastewater industry. In addition to various sludge tanks, this also in-cluded complex wastewater treatment plants such as a stainless steel tank with a stainless steel floor or a funnel-shaped secondary clarifier.   

Armstrong Announces New Performance Management Service and Free Trial Offer
Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced a new Performance Management Service offering, available with the purchase of all new Design Envelope pumps.  

Pentair Announces New Innovation Center in Apex, N.C.
Pentair has announced an expansion with plans to build a new, state-of-the-art innovation center in Apex, North Carolina.

BPMA Membership Continues to Grow
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and related pumping equipment on both the domestic and international stage, reports continued growth in its membership numbers, with another three companies recently joining the organisation.

German Pump Major Homa Seals JV with India’s Ekki Pumps for India and Neighbouring Markets
141124_aussiepumps_smHoma and Ekki Pumps are pleased to announce their International Joint Venture alliance. Ekki and Homa have signed an agreement to create a focused waste water joint venture pump company, based in India to serve India and its neighboring markets.

Hydropower Technology from Voith Plays Crucial Role in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region
141124_aussiepumps_smFor more than 80 years, Voith has been building and modernizing hydropower plants in Central Asia and the region around the Caspian Sea. To date the technology group has realized more than 150 projects, with many more at the planning stage or about to be implemented. Overall, Voith hydropower technology provides more than 95 million people in the region with a reliable electricity supply.

Further Growth for Endress+Hauser in China
141124_aussiepumps_smOnly five years after the most recent expansion in China, the Endress+Hauser Group has once again increased production capacity with a third plant in Suzhou, 100 kilometers west of Shanghai. The 16,500-square-meter facility will help the Group meet disproportionately high growth in the Far East.

Pump Quality and Safety: ‘Darkness Favours Secrets’
141124_aussiepumps_smAnyone who buys dewatering pumps should not just focus on the pumping quantity and delivery head. The ability of a pump to withstand the loads it is subjected to primarily depends on its design and components – and these are hidden inside the pump. What are the things to look out for?

Xylem Announces New Pump Rental and Services Hub in Philippines as Part of Southeast Asia Expansion Plan
141124_aussiepumps_smXylem has announced the opening of a new pump rental and service business in Calamba in the province of Laguna, Philippines.

Wilden Donates New AODD Pump To Mercy Ships
141124_aussiepumps_smWilden is pleased to announce that it recently donated a new AODD pump to Mercy Ships for transferring blackwater onboard the hospital ship Africa Mercy, the largest civilian hospital ship in the world. Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a global charitable organization that operates a fleet of hospital ships specially designed for use in developing nations.

Armstrong’s WaterAid Donation Helps Improve the Lives of 17,000 Children
141124_aussiepumps_smWaterAid Canada has informed Armstrong Fluid Technology that its recent donation helped bring water and sanitation to 17,000 girls and boys at 20 schools across Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

Bitzer Introduces Warranty Extension Packages
141124_aussiepumps_smCompressor specialist Bitzer introduces complimentary one-year individual warranty extension for IQ products, which is extendable up to an overall guarantee of five years. For non-IQ products, specific warranty extension packages are now available in the 2018 official price list.

The Benefits of In-House Machining in Environmental Equipment Manufacturing
141124_aussiepumps_smWhen manufacturing environmental equipment like pumps, samplers, and other measuring equipment, manufacturers frequently outsource the machining of their products’ individual parts. Machining equipment is typically complex and expensive, so most manufacturers contract with outside vendors to machine their parts, and then assemble parts into finished products in-house.



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