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.
One such company who will begin to enjoy the benefits of membership is Teesside based distributor, Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd. Founded in 1919, Tomlinson Hall has gained considerable expertise in the pump industry, and has a proud history of innovation. As an approved global distributor for a wide range of leading pump brands, Thomlinson Hall works with high profile clients in both the UK and overseas markets, including Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America and Asia.
From its headquarters in Billingham, North East England, the company works closely with end-users to find the right pump system solution for them; offering a total service to industry – including pump selection and supply, site visits, problem solving, servicing and repairs.
Speaking of the decision to join the BPMA, Managing Director, Tony Keville, said,
“We’ve considered becoming members of the BPMA for a good number of years, but now seems to be the right time for Tomlinson Hall to join its peers. We are primarily known in the Industry as Pump Distributors however we are also a Pump Manufacturer in our own right; producing “Liquivac”, a range of Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps. I feel sure our engagement will help in our continued efforts to deliver the best possible service to both our existing clients and of course to our expanding list of new customers across the domestic and global market place.
Another company to realise the benefits of BPMA membership is Derby based Exalto Bearings UK Ltd, which manufactures bespoke and standard sized rubber-lined and composite cutlass bearings for the pump and marine industries. All its bearings are produced in-house and the company specialises in the manufacture of non-standard sizes up to 900mm in length, 270mm ID and 320mm OD.
For the Pump industry, Exalto Bearings works with some of the biggest pump manufacturers and pump repair companies in the world – creating custom-made pump bearings to suit any application. Its innovative modular production tooling system means non-standard items can be produced with little or no additional tooling costs.
Dennis Rawle, Managing Director, commented, “We’re delighted to be joining the BPMA, which will no doubt provide an opportunity for both our businesses, Exalto and Graphalloy® (each part of the Graphite Metallizing Group), to work more closely with pump industry professionals in showcasing our range of bearings. Membership will enable us to improve our networking opportunities, in what is a key industry sector for us, and in turn support the continued growth of both our companies.”
Blackwood Engineering, a global supplier of castings and counterweights, has also made the move into BPMA membership. Founded in 1946 as a general foundry, the company has diversified and expanded its product offering to include ductile iron and steel as well as more complex engineered castings. Transferring all of its production to China in 1997, whilst retaining foundry engineering as one of its key competences, the company offers a structured and cost-effective supply option for all manner of casting requirements.
Commenting on the recent additions to the BPMA membership, Steve Schofield, Director and Chief Executive of the BPMA said, “We are delighted to welcome these companies into the BPMA, and afford them all of the support services at our disposal. Their varied product and service offerings dovetail nicely with that of other members, and we look forward to developing strong and mutually rewarding relationships with each of them."