DXB Pumps starts renting
By Thomas Allen19 May 2020
UK-based pump manufacturer DXB Pumps and Power has launched a new specialist pump re-rental company called DXB Integrate, with the intention of supplying its new range of Stage V compliant pumps to re-rental partners.
The depot is located in the Midlands, some 200km from the DXB manufacturing plant in Suffolk, England.
According to Simon Ruffles, Managing Director of DXB Integrate, there is significant demand from rental companies across Europe to supplement their fleets with specialist high-pressure and high-flow pumps on a re-rental basis.
He said, “Our business strategy is not to work with end users but with pump and plant hire companies that already operate in the market, such as petrochemicals, oil and mining, but need to have access occasionally to more specialist equipment without the fear of their supplier going direct.
“With only one location and a small team, we do not have the capability to serve the UK end-user market, never mind the whole of the EU. So we will work with exclusive partners in each country to supply them with the specialist pumps they need, whether it is a low-head 300mm Stage V Warrior sewage bypass pump for a city in Sweden, or a 500kw high-pressure 10X8 unit for a refinery in Rouen, France.”
Kieran Gagg, who has been appointed as General Manager of DXB Integrate, said, “The strategy was written many years ago when Simon and I worked together before, and we always believed there was a large demand for a specialist, highly focused pump hire company that had no interest in a multiple depot strategy or standard pumps used in day-to-day applications.”
The new range of pumps that will be available through DXB Integrate comprises 10 sizes, all of which are sound attenuated and fully bunded.
The majority of the new pumps are powered by Deutz engines, ranging from a 2.2 litres normally aspirated engine to the 225kw TCD7.8L6 six-cylinder engine.
Then there are DXB’s recently launched 300mm and 450mm pumps, capable of flow rates in excess of 2,800m3/h. They are powered by 300kw 13 litre and 400kw 16 litre engines from Scania.
Finally, there are some highly specialised pumps in the fleet, powered by Caterpillar’s 560kw C18 and 700kw C27 engines.
Read our Pumps feature in the upcoming June issue of IRN for a full update on the pumps sector.