Jan Wikborg new Product Manager at Tapflo


Jan Wikborg has been appointed Product Manager at Tapflo, a company that develops and manufactures various kinds of pumps for industrial applications.

"We shall continue to develop the company according to plan. This includes doubling turnover within five years," says Håkan Ekstrand at Tapflo. "We are now the leading independent manufacturer of diaphragm pumps in Europe and our vision is to become world-leading within this segment."

Jan Wikborg is 52 and has extensive experience for the pump industry with 18 years at Johnson Pump AB/SPX and 6 years at Wright Flow Technologies/IDEX as product manager, sales manager and MD. Jan started with assembly of pumps at Albin in the late 60s and then was promoted to work with JP products worldwide; Jan has also spent 8 years in Belgium as Product Manager for rotary lobe pumps.

Jan is based at his office in Kristinehamn(Sweden) but will spend most of his time at our offices globally, currently in 18 countries.

– Jan Wikborg will mainly focus on market related topic and sales development at our group offices as well as handling the product management of our hygienic/sanitary line of products. Jan will also become a part of the Tapflo Group management team, Håkan Ekstrand explains. Also Jan will be paramount in the process of product developments at Tapflo.

Continued expansion

Tapflo will be reinforcing the organisation with more personnel and increasing visibility abroad by supporting company subsidiaries and working partners more actively out in the world. A large number of new products are due to be launched, together with a newly developed pump series, within the next few years.

There are now a total 18 Tapflo companies around the world.

The membrane pump – application areas and advantages

The strength of the membrane pump is much dependent on it being based on a minimum number of components, making these units reliable and easy to maintain. Service procedure is very simple and the pump can be dismantled quickly, this ensuring low operating costs and minimum risk of downtime in the process. Moreover, the pumps can be dry run without damager. Tapflo membrane pumps are used to transport all kinds of liquid, from low viscosity alcohols to viscous liquids such as glue. The hermetic sealing of the pump allows hazardous liquids to be handled safely.

About Tapflo AB

TAPFLO develop and manufacture compressed air operated pumps and centrifugal pumps for industrial applications. The company was established in 1985. The company product program now includes approximately 20 different models for all applications. Operations are quality certified as per ISO 9001:2001.

Source: Tapflo AB

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