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AxFlow now exclusive UK distributor for WEMCO

10 December 2010

AxFlow has been appointed exclusive UK distributor for the European built range of WEMCO of recessed impeller Torque Flow pumps

The sales and distribution agreement commences as from 1 January 2011.

WEMCO is the brand of vortex impeller pumps used in food and industrial processing applications where fluids contain high levels of solids, fibrous materials and aggressive slurries.

The strength of these pumps lies in their ability to operate in conditions where such fluids require a gentle pumping action or choking/fouling the pump impeller is a common hazard.

“Being appointed the exclusive UK distributor for this European range of pumps is a significant development for AxFlow, and it gives us greater exposure to problem solving applications in all industries,” comments AxFlow MD Tony Peters.

“WEMCO recognised that with our nationwide teams of sales engineers and service centres in Huddersfield, Aberdeen and Newquay we would be able to provide the highest levels of support to which their extensive customer base has become accustomed.”

The Vortex pump technique developed by WEMCO is based on the principle of a whirlpool: a vortex is created by the rotating, recessed impeller, extended into the suction line, drawing the liquid / solids into the pump and then quickly through the discharge, while minimising the fluid / solids contact with the impeller and volute. This simple design allows solids, whether soft or hard, to pass through the pump without choking the impeller and considerably reduces pump wear.

“The WEMCO heavy duty C Range of High Chrome Iron recessed impeller pumps, containing the unique cup-shaped or curved impeller, impeller back plate and two-piece housing has a significant user base in the UK,” continues Tony Peters. “We shall also be seeking to increase demand for the WEMCO A, WP, S and F ranges of close-coupled, long-coupled and cantilevered pumps.”

Announcing AxFlow’s appointment, R Shorer, President of Weir Minerals France said: “The synergy between AxFlow and our WEMCO pumps brand is more than obvious, representing tremendous business opportunities.

''AxFlow is operating in the same markets in which we have been successful, that is waste treatment, food and chemicals amongst others. Our significant installed base on the one hand and AxFlow’s market presence and established industry contacts on the other, will certainly ensure a substantial growth for years to come.”

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