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Xylem to offer ‘turnkey’ pump rental service worldwide
Xylem, the new name for the ITT Water & Wastewater business recently spun off from ITT Corp, said it will offer a turnkey dewatering service for contractors through its worldwide sales and distribution network.
Sulzer completes Cardo acquisition
Swiss industrial group Sulzer has completed the acquisition of Cardo Flow Solutions, the Swedish group that owns the ABS, Pumpex and Scanpump brands.
ITT Water & Wastewater to be renamed Xylem
ITT Water & Wastewater, the ITT division that includes the Flygt, Godwin and Grindex pump brands, is to be renamed Xylem as part of the previously announced spin-off of the company before the end of this year.
Godwin to show new Flygt sludge pumps at IRE
Godwin Pumps, part of the ITT Water & Wastewater business, will use IRE to show a new sludge series of its flagship Flygt 2600 drainage pump range.
Diversity of pumps is a measure of the variety of applications
The diversity that exists in the field of pumps is a measure of the variety of applications in which a pump can be used.
Godwin Pumps to integrate ITT technology
Godwin Pumps, exhibiting at ConExpo, said impeller designs and remote pump monitoring systems from ITT are to be integrated into Godwin’s dri-prime pumps – the first technical synergies between the two since ITT acquired Godwin last year.
Pioneer Pump opens South African assembly plant
Pioneer Pump opened a pump assembly facility in Johannesburg, South Africa, at the end of 2010. The plant will assemble portable pumps for the rental and mining markets in southern Africa.
National Hire buys Australian pump maker Sykes Group
National Hire buys Sykes GroupNational Hire Group, part-owner of Coates Hire, is to acquire the Australian pump manufacturer Sykes Group for A$50 million (€36 million).
New standards in pump technology
Lower noise, and improved fuel efficiency are common features on the latest generation of construction pumps, as are better wear resistance and longer service intervals
New Selwood high-head pumps, plus other pump launches
UK pump manufacturer Selwood is redesigning its H series high head pumps and thinks more rental companies should be renting them. Murray Pollok reports from the company’s head office near Southampton. Plus, on other pages we report on the latest rental pumps.
John Paz talks to Murray Pollok about renting pumps in North America.
Godwin Pumps is known worldwide for its Dri-Prime pumps manufactured in the UK, but the company also runs a massive pump rental business in the US. Murray Pollok spoke to John Paz, Godwin’s president.
ABS pumps help dewater Black Forest hydroelectric project
German tunnelling contractor Baresel Gmbh is using a mix of owned and rented ABS pumps on a tunnel dewatering application as part of a major project to build a 1400 MW hydroelectric power station in the Black Forest, close to the border with Switzerland.
ITT executive joins Godwin Pumps as president
Godwin Pumps has made several senior appointments following its sale to ITT.
Thompson Pump supplies 100 pumps for Gulf clean up
Thompson Pump has supplied as many as 100 pumps and associated equipment for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Thompson Pump celebrates 40 years in business
Florida, US-based pump manufacturer and rental company Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co Inc is celebrating its 40th year in business. The company was founded in 1970 by George A Thompson, who formed Thompson Wellpoint & Rubber Co with his sons Bill and George Jr.
Grindex appoints new managing director
Grindex has appointed Joakim Cronstrand as its managing director, replacing Peter Schmidt, who is now manager of the dewatering business unit at ITT Water & Wastewater, Grindex’s sister company within ITT.
Perfecting performance: More reliable and user-friendly pumps
Pump manufacturers are producing more reliable, environmentally-friendly and easier to use models. Becca Wilkins reports on the latest developments in this specialist but essential equipment sector.
Tsurumi prosecutes importer of fake pumps
Conterfeit Chinese products destroyed and European distributor prosecuted following court action.
Prague Pumping
Work on the Blanka city ring road in Prague, the Czech Republic, which commenced in 2006 was abruptly halted last year when, after torrential rain, a 20 m wide by 10 m deep crater appeared in Stromovka Park.
Archaeological find
Tsurumi pumps are being used to drain part of the old port in Oslo, Norway following the discovery of wooden boats believed to date back to the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
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