PLEUGER Celebrates 95 Years

PLEUGER, a pioneer in the manufacture of submersible motors and pumps, is celebrating its 95th anniversary this July. Founded in Berlin in 1929, PLEUGER has been based in Hamburg since 1945 and in Hamburg Wandsbek on Friedrich-Ebert-Damm since 1951.
PLEUGER Celebrates 95 Years

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The more than 200 employees will celebrate the company's anniversary with a BBQ on 4 July. Anton Schneerson, CEO of PLEUGER, comments: ‘I am delighted that we are celebrating the 95th anniversary of PLEUGER, a company that enjoys the highest level of trust among its customers worldwide thanks to its German engineering expertise, fast service and high level of customer satisfaction. Thanks to our motivated colleagues, we will continue to utilise our unique PLEUGER expertise for complex projects and water applications around the globe.’ Michael Flacks is also expected to attend the anniversary celebrations and will open the event in person.

PLEUGER is a long-standing pioneer in the development, production, and manufacture of submersible motors, pumps, thrusters, plunger pumps and related services. The company's mostly customised solutions are in demand worldwide, primarily from companies in the fields of conventional and renewable energy, mining, water management, and industrial processing.

As each project is considered an individual solution, Pleuger's products are highly customised. Submersible pumps and motors from 6 to 50 inches and up to 5 MW are produced by hand to customer specifications with the highest level of vertical integration. However, standard designs are also available in materials ranging from grey cast iron to super duplex.

For example, the Alster fountain in Hamburg is produced with an 8-inch submersible motor pump from PLEUGER. PLEUGER has been involved in this task since 1987, ensuring smooth operation and constant optimisation of energy consumption. The pump has been powered by an energy-efficient permanent magnet motor for several years now.

At the beginning of 2024, PLEUGER acquired AVI International in the USA, a company specialising in pump service, to optimise service for customers in the United States and Canada. The new assembly and service location in Connecticut now ensures significantly faster processing of pump deliveries and services in North America.

The last few years have seen an important turning point in the company's 95-year history. After several years of unsuccessful previous owners, the company was taken over by US investor Michael Flacks in 2018, who handed over the management to Anton Schneerson. Instead of just manufacturing pumps, Pleuger has since developed, built, and marketed complete solutions including accessories, from sensors to control cabinets. Flacksgroup, with a portfolio of more than 3 billion dollars and over 7,000 employees, is known for its fast and effective solutions in challenging business situations.

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