BPMA continues to promote engineering


One of the key tasks of any industrial trade association is to support and promote the engineering endeavours of its membership, and to help highlight technical advancement in all its facets.

Since its inception some 77 years ago, the BPMA has always taken this aspect of its service delivery extremely seriously, and as such is a huge advocate of business and professional excellence across the entire pump and pumping system sector. Indeed, its ‘Buy with Confidence from a BPMA Member’ ethos underpins this belief.

Its membership of Europump, the European federation of pump related trade bodies, and the important work it undertakes in relation to standards, certification and compliance issues on the world stage, coupled with its highly regarded and comprehensive programme of technical training courses, ensures that all BPMA Members can access a wealth of assistance and advice.

One activity which the BPMA prides itself on is the annual Pump Industry Awards, which has been staged every year for nearly two decades.  Its raison d’etre is the same today as it was at its launch – to recognise and reward the best in pump technology, application and engineering disciplines.

This year’s Pump Industry Awards saw a record number of entries across the seven categories, which gave the Judging Panel a real challenge in determining the eventual Finalists.  But they persevered, and following healthy debate and the application of a sophisticated points scoring system, the following products, companies and individuals were selected as worthy Finalists:-

Technical Innovation of the Year – Products

Sponsored by Process Industry Informer

  • Aspen Pumps Max Hi-Flow Tank Pump
  • ETM Direct Drive Pump Motor
  • Flowserve IPS Node
  • Grundfos SCALA2
  • Siemens IQ Motors
  • The Tapflo UK LEAP – Low Energy Air Pump
  • Wilo UK Ceram-Teflon Coatings


Technical Innovation of the Year – Projects

Sponsored by Wilo

  • Danfoss Drives for its work on the Aarhus Water Project
  • Amphibious Pump Model Installed in Maringá /PR Brazil at SANEPAR, HIGRA Brasil
  • Indicators of high energy efficiency of centrifugal pumps operating with a variable load profile, Ru Well Systems Private Research Innovation Company
  • Xylem Water Solutions Foss Barrier Project


Environmental Contribution of the Year

Sponsored by SPP Pumps

  • Danfoss Drives for its contribution to Aarhus Water Project
  • Grundfos and Marriott Hotels improvements to their carbon footprint
  • HIGRA Brasil’s Cataguases/MG Project
  • Xylem Flygt 4320 Mixer


Distributor of the Year

Sponsored by WEG UK


  • Clyde Associated Engineers
  • GM Treble
  • The Pump Company
  • Tomlinson Hall & Co
  • Triark Pumps
  • T-T Pumps


Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by Siemens

  • Aspen Pumps
  • Grundfos Pumps
  • KSB
  • SPP Pumps
  • Wilo UK
  • Xylem Water Solutions UK


Supplier of the Year

Sponsored by Tomlinson Hall & Co

  • ABB
  • Danfoss
  • Solutions in I.T.
  • Tapflo Pumps UK


Engineer of the Year

Sponsored by World Pumps

  • Dr. Emad Kamil Hussein, ATU
  • Luke Gardener, Grundfos Pumps
  • Greco Tusset de Moura, HIGRA Brasil

About BPMA – Established in 1941, and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2009, the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of UK and Irish manufacturers and suppliers of liquid pumps and other pump related equipment.




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