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Pumps News

Weir Group completes acquisition of mining pump company

By: Dennis Ndaba     28th March 2008 UK-listed company Weir Group has completed the acquisition of South Africa-based mining pump manufacture CH Warman (CHW) Pump Group after receipt of regulatory clearance from the South African competition authorities. 

New submersible pumps designed for better dewatering efficiency

By: Guy Copans     8th February 2008 Following extensive research and development, Pump company ITT Flygt last year launched a new range of dewatering pumps, called the Flygt 2600 Series. ITT Flygt says that the range sets new standards in dewatering pump technology. 

Acquisition to greatly benefit pump companies

By: Guy Copans     8th February 2008 UK based pump company Weir PLC (Weir) has purchased South African pump company CH Warman Pump Group (CHW). The new company will be called Weir Warman, with the two operations being run in South Africa, one being the current South African operation called Weir Envirotech, and the other being the... 

Pump associations training programmes crucial to development

By: Guy Copans     8th February 2008 Having, in the past, only run one course a year, the South African Pump Manufacturers Association (Sapma) has successfully offered three training courses in 2007 and is planning to run five introductory courses, five advanced courses, and two specialist courses covering pumps and applications for... 

Seal manufacturer launches upgrade

By: Guy Copans     8th February 2008 Seals specialist AESSEAL (AES) in November launched an upgrade of many of its mechanical seal support systems, after discovering that on several of its vessels, the side-glass was being accidentally damaged at plants, causing breakdowns. The upgrade entails a welded pad side-glass on its vessels.  

Pump distributor to expand in 2008

By: Guy Copans     8th February 2008 Pumping equipment company Pumpco Engineering (Pumpco) has substantial expansion plans for 2008. It is building a new factory on its premises, as well as a new office block. Three new directors will also be in place within the next two months.  

Pump manufacturer celebrates five years of growth

By: Guy Copans     8th February 2008 Pump manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa (VPSA) recently celebrated its fifth birthday, having been founded in December 2002. Verder SA General Manager Keith Gass says that Andre Verder, together with Daan Louw, decided to open a branch in South Africa after seeing a gap in the market for... 

Pumping powerhouses taking load off SA’s shoulders

     8th February 2008 State-owned power utility Eskom has asked its biggest customers to reduce their electricity usage by between 10% and 15%, to prevent load shedding, said CEO Jacob Maroga. 

Stainless-steel pump fills market gap

     8th February 2008 Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) will continue to roll-out it’s Tsurumi stainless steel in-line booster pumps in 2008. The pumps were launched into the South African market in October 2007. These Japanese manufactured pumps are of single and multi - vertical centrifugal design. 

Tough German transfer pump now available in South Africa

     8th February 2008 Pumps manufactuer Kracht has introduced a new gear pump to its range, called the BT Niro, which was introduced at the Hannover Trade Fair in Germany. 

Weir pumps installed at world's highest diamond mine

     8th February 2008 The Letseng diamond operation, in Lesotho, has opted for Weir Minerals process water pumps for a second treatment plant, which will double production when it is commissioned during the first quarter of 2008. 

Peristaltic pump manufacturer flexes its muscle

By: Loni Prinsloo     8th February 2008 The South African branch of peristaltic pump manufacturer Watson -Marlow Bredel has targeted KwaZulu-Natal as a significant growth node by opening a new branch office at Mahogany Ridge, in Pinetown. 

Pump group expands its services to motor manufacturing

By: Loni Prinsloo     8th February 2008 The South African owned Hazleton-Pumps has acquired the motor manufacturing company Femco. The motor manufacturer supplied certain critical components to the Hazelton-Pumps that was used in the manufacturing of the Hippo submersible slurry pump range. 

Training academy curbing skills shortage in pump industry

By: Loni Prinsloo     8th February 2008 The local division of multi-national pump manufacturer Grundfos South Africa is opening its doors once again for students in South Africa. 

Angloplat, SA govt hold 'urgent talks' on power supply

     25th January 2008 The world's biggest platinum-miner, Anglo Platinum, was holding “urgent talks” with South Africa's Department of Minerals and Energy, after the company was forced to halt underground operations at its mines in the country because of power shortages.  

Weir Minerals acquires CH Warman to become Weir Warman

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     14th December 2007 UK-listed company, Weir Group PLC has fulfilled its goal of expanding its footprint in Africa through the acquisition of South African-based mining pump manufacturer CH Warman (CHW) Pump Group.  

Weir Minerals buys SA pump company CH Warman

By: Matthew Hill     5th December 2007 Slurry pump group Weir Minerals has agreed to buy South Africa-based mining-pump maker CH Warman (CHW) for $231-million, it said on Tuesday. 

New empowerment company launched in North West

By: Guy Copans     30th November 2007 Pumps and valves supplier PSV Holdings, the holding company for Umzantsi Africa Pumps & Valves, has launched an empowerment company in the North West called Umzantsi Africa North West (UANW). Forty-nine percent of the new company’s equity is owned by Mathebetshwane Consulting owner... 

PSV buys geosynthetic liner firm for R40m

By: Christy van der Merwe     31st October 2007 AltX-listed industrial engineering company PSV Holdings (PSV) on Wednesday announced its acquisition of geosynthetic liner installation company, Engineered Linings, for R40-million. 

Pumping is 'mission critical': uranium exploration company

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     31st August 2007 Toronto and Johannesburg-listed uranium company First Uranium COO Jim Fisher describes pumping as 'mission critical.' 

Sales escalate for local pump firm

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     31st August 2007 South African pump distributor Verder Pumps previously reported in Mining Weekly its expectation to exceed sales records for 2007. The company is a step closer to fulfilling this objective through the acquisition of a contract to supply junior miner Eland Platinum with its VerderFlex DURA range... 

Seals specialist makes strides in saving water

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     31st August 2007 Seals specialist AESSEAL (AES) slurry division manager Hans Keus tells Mining Weekly that the company’s environmental control systems (ECS) continue to make a significant impact in the applications in which it is used for in industry in South Africa. 

Pumps can extend service life of mine-says local pump manufacturer

     31st August 2007 High-pressure booster pumps, manufactured by Becker Alert Pumpmor with the support of US company ITT/Goulds Slurry Pumps, are designed for enhanced performance, easy maintenance and extended service life on the mines, says Becker Group of Companies chief sales officer Ken Quick. 

Positive displacement pumps see growing interest from gold, platinum mines

     31st August 2007 Local pump manufacturer, Unique Engineering reports that the company's positive displacement pumps are performing significanlty well in the platinum and gold mining markets. 

Locally designed, manufactured pump enters SA market

     31st August 2007 Local specialist manufacturer, Innovation Pumps, has designed a 50 mm discharge, vertical spindle sump pump for slurry or dirty water applications. 

Pump manufacturer assists with new gold recovery concepts

     31st August 2007 Pump manufacturer Cemo Pumps (Cemo) is working closely with consulting engineering firms to install and implement two concepts designed to help recover gold. 

Electricity supply security concerns inspire diesel-driven pump installation

     31st August 2007 Unplanned power outages, which have affected business across South Africa in recent years, has prompted a major platinum miner in the Thabazimbi district to invest R6-million on the installation of stand-by diesel-driven underground dewatering pumps to prevent flooding in the event of serious or... 

Castings company supplies diffuser bowls to Middle East

     31st August 2007 South African stainless steel foundry group Steloy Castings has started delivery of 30 large diffuser bowls for a desalination plant in the Middle East. 

Progressive cavity pumps suited to slurry pump stuffing boxes water supply

     31st August 2007 South African pump specialist Denorco's product manager Steven Rose says that progressive cavity (PC) pumps are better suited for the supply of gland service water to slurry pump stuffing boxes. 

Engineering firms secures new mining contract

     31st August 2007 Engineering firm Thuthuka Group has been awarded the contract for all of the on-site water reticulation for the new Elands Platinum mine near Brits in the North West province. 

Local pump manufacturer supplies total solution for Moma Sands

     31st August 2007 Pump manufacturer, CH Warman Pump group (CH Warman) has concluded a maintenance agreement with London-listed company Kenmare Resources to service all the Warman pumps on-site at its Moma Sands project in Mozambique. 

Declawing the copycats

     15th June 2007 In 2006, pump manufacturer Grundfos conducted trials in various countries around the world, putting the concept of �buy the original’ to the test. The concept entailed that each pump manufacturing-stage is engraved with the Grundfos logo while the name and logo appears on the cable guard... 

Local supplier pumps up its range

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th June 2007 Local pump supplier Ecochem Pumps has added a new range of reagent dosing pumps to its already extensive range of Milton Roy equipment. The new Primeroyal range of industrial dosing pumps is designed around the concept of variable eccentric mechanism, for which the patent is still pending.... 

Pump manufacturer branches out

     15th June 2007 Pump manufacturer CH Warman has opened a new branch in Steelpoort. The branch features a comprehensive parts stockholding and is capable of performing technical audits, reconditioning, site repairs, and service contracts. 

No blockages ahead for peristaltic pump demand

By: Neal Goldwyer     15th June 2007 With R19-million worth of orders already in the pipeline for 2007, R14-million of which will fulfil mining sector demand, the South African branch of peristaltic pumps manufacturer Watson-Marlow Bredel expects to double last year’s R30-million turnover, GM Nico van Schalkwyk tells Mining... 

Pump company signs BBBEE empowerment deal

By: Neal Goldwyer     15th June 2007 Two hundred disadvantaged women from various communities including Soweto, Swannyville and Diepsloot are set to benefit from a genuinely broad-based black economic empowerment deal with an established family-run pump manufacturer. 

Froth pump enhances established range

By: Neal Goldwyer     15th June 2007 Process, slurry and dewatering pumps manufacturer Becker Alert Pumpmor is receiving positive feedback from a handful of processing plants that are successfully running its newly developed froth pump, company MD Ken Quick tells Mining Weekly. 

Pump manufacturer submerged in success

     15th June 2007 In May this year, pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps was awarded the National Science and Technology Forum (NTSF) award in the small, medium sized and micro sized enterprise division. The award is made to South African companies that have made outstanding contributions to science, engineering and... 

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