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About Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)
The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is t...The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies and tap business opportunities. SIWW is part of the strategic programme of the Singapore Government to grow the water industry and develop water technologies.

Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2016
From 7 - 9 September 2016 the Mostra Convegno Expo...From 7 - 9 September 2016 the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The leading trade exhibition is dedicated to energy efficient solutions for the ‘Cooling’, ‘Energy, ‘Water’ and ‘Heating’ sectors of the built environment.

Technical News

Enhancements to Xylem’s Flygt 2000 Dewatering Pump Range Result in Increased Durability and Performance
Xylem focused on addressing the world’s most chall...Xylem focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has today announced enhancements to its market-leading Flygt 2000 drainage pump range. The new and improved Flygt pumps will offer customers an even more reliable and robust selection of large and mid-sized drainage pumps engineered for the most challenging dewatering conditions and applications.

Pump Engineering´s Compact Pumps for Gentle Pumping of Sensitive Ingredients
When you need to transfer products and ingredients...When you need to transfer products and ingredients with suspended solids and particles such as those occurring in the food, brewing, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, the CSF range of progressive cavity pumps is a solution.

Exhibitions + Conferences

IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa Renamed IFAT Africa
In September 2015 IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa, which took place in Johannesburg, celebrated an extremely successful premiere.

Armstrong Introduces New Energy-Savings Horizontal End Suction Pumps Featuring Integrated Controls
Armstrong Fluid Technology announces the introduction of two new series of Horizontal End Suction Design Envelope (DE) Pumps featuring Sensorless integrated controls for greater energy savings.

The Global Oil and Gas Industry Now and in the Future
The current crisis in the global oil price, prospects for a sustainable energy future and Algeria’s role as a potential energy partner to both Africa and Europe will all be up for discussion at the 6th North Africa Petroleum Exhibition and Conferences (NAPEC) in Algiers in March.

HomeSeal Duct Sealing Technology from Aeroseal Named 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Product of the Year
On Monday, the 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) opened its doors to thousands of HVACR professionals seeking the industry’s latest and most cutting-edge developments.

Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition to be Held in Louisville
Machinery lubrication, oil analysis and reliability industry professionals from around the world will gather in Louisville April 5-7, 2016, for the 17th annual Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The premier industry event has grown significantly over the past 16 years, and more than 1,000 attendees are expected this year.

Hydraulic Institute Offers NPSH Webinar
The Hydraulic Institute will be offering a webinar on Rotodynamic Pumps: A Guideline for NPSH Margin on Tuesday, February 9th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.


CFO Roland Abt to Step Down at Year-End
GF’s Chief Financial Officer Roland Abt (59) has been proposed for nomination as member of the Board of Swisscom AG. He has therefore decided to step down at the end of 2016.


Internet + Software

Atlas Copco to Acquire Italian Compressor Manufacturer
Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable pro...Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire FIAC, an Italian manufacturer of piston compressors and related equipment with a global sales network.

Financial News

Flow Control and Treatment Companies Will Be Unevenly Impacted by the Chinese Slowdown and Oil Price Drop
The flow control and treatment market will grow by...The flow control and treatment market will grow by 2 percent in 2016 to $340 billion. In general small Asian suppliers will achieve the highest percentage growth. The performance of the large international companies will be mixed. McIlvaine is analyzing each of the larger companies to compare their forecasts to the world market trends.

Acquisitions + Mergers

GEA Acquires Leading Supplier of Advanced Lines for Soft and Hard Biscuits
GEA yesterday signed an agreement to take over Imaforni Int l S.p.A., a leading supplier of demanding industrial processing equipment and solutions for the biscuits industry. The company is based in Verona, Italy and generated revenues in excess of EUR 85 million with around 210 employees in fiscal year 2015.

Contracts + Case Stories

ViscoTec 30,000th Filling Pump in Operation at Bayer
At the end of 2015 there was an extra reason to ce...At the end of 2015 there was an extra reason to celebrate: the dosing machine specialist has sold the 30,000th pump from its portfolio! This pump refers to the Pharma Dispenser, more precisely a 3VPHD8, with a dosing volume of 0.35 ml per revolution, and is particularly suitable for high precision filling of small amounts – independently from viscosity.

Abel´s Diaphragm Pumps are Operating at the WWTP Colorado Springs
The Las Vegas Street waste water treatment plant i...The Las Vegas Street waste water treatment plant in Colorado Springs, Colorado dates back to the early part of the 20th Century. In the early 1980s, the City needed to expand the plant and investigated ways to transport primary sludge across town to their Hannah Ranch, now Clear Springs facility 18 miles away for further processing. Brown & Caldwell recommended and installed Abel’s hydraulic piston-diaphragm pumps for this service.


Inpro/Seal Partners with River Bend Foodbank to Provide Meals for Children
The 2016 Inpro/Seal International Sales Meeting wa...The 2016 Inpro/Seal International Sales Meeting was held January 12-14 in Rock Island, IL, where Inpro/Seal’s headquarters and North American manufacturing center is located. Every year, the sales meeting includes a service event to benefit the local community. This year, the Inpro/Seal sales team volunteered at River Bend Foodbank in Davenport, IA, part of the Quad Cities region along with Rock Island.

2016 Marks the 75th Anniversary of the British Pump Manufacturers Association
The preceding three quarters of a century has born...The preceding three quarters of a century has borne witness to enormous changes in both the pumps arena as well as the wider world. Back in 1941 in the UK, we were in the firm grip of World War 2 with all the inherent difficulties that it created. Although many aspects relating to pumping have changed since then, some of the fundamental engineering principles behind the technology remain the same today.

Xylem Expands Pump Rental Capabilities Across Europe and South Africa with Multi-Million Euro Investment
Xylem announced that it is expanding its pump rent...Xylem announced that it is expanding its pump rental and service portfolio across Europe and South Africa through a multi-million euro investment. This expansion initiative will enable Xylem to better meet the market demand from construction, industry, municipal and mining customers across both regions.

Airia Compressed Air Solutions Appointed as Atlas Copco Compressors Premier Distributorb
Airia Compressed Air Solutions, based in Romsey, H...Airia Compressed Air Solutions, based in Romsey, Hampshire, has been appointed as an authorised premier distributor for Atlas Copco s range of energy-efficient industrial air compressors, rough vacuum pumps, nitrogen generators, quality air products and spare parts in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.