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Friday 12th August 2016; Anchor Pumps, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of industrial and domestic pumps, is celebrating 30 successful years in business by looking to the future and planning further growth.
Since founder Ken Rowe first opened the doors back in 1986, the firm has gone from strength to strength. Now stocking over two million items on-site, the firm operates from purpose-built premises in Warrington, having outgrown their original base in Northwich due to increasing customer demand.
Supplying the likes of Rolls Royce, Mars, Coca-Cola, Bird’s Eye and United Utilities with specialist pumps and accessories, as well as providing spare parts and repair and service facilities, over the years the firm has also rubbed shoulders with Hollywood, supplying Warner Brothers with pumps for use in special effects in their blockbuster films.
With a “customer first” policy throughout its history, the team at Anchor Pumps can boast of over 100 years of combined experience in the industry. Such depth of knowledge and experience has helped cement their reputation as the sector’s foremost authority in the UK. As well as being highly skilled, the team at Anchor Pumps offer their customers clarity and depth of understanding of the sector that can help them to make the right commercial decisions and achieve their own success.
All Anchor Pumps’ projects begin with an estimate for any necessary repairs or replacements, which is provided completely free of charge and without obligation. The company’s pump-testing facilities ensure all products are fully working to the best of their capabilities, and service contracts following installation give customers reassurance that equipment is kept in peak condition.
Other services on offer include specialist pipework fabrication, as well as a state-of-the-art machine shop facility, and with a very extensive range of spares available from stock for immediate despatch and fully professional installation, theirs is truly a complete service.
Anchor Pumps large, loyal and growing customer base can choose from products manufactured by the likes of Grundfos, Lowara, Mono, Dab, Calpeda, Jesco, Flyght, Cat, Saniflo, Salamander, Stuart Turner, KSB and many more. Many of these manufacturers have done business with Anchor Pumps throughout the company’s history. For example, their association with Viking Pumps alone goes back over 20 years and stands as a testament to their commitment to building lasting and meaningful relationships with their suppliers.
2010 saw the firm undertake a shrewd strategic move into online sales, offering a fully secure online sales service for customers outside the North West area of the UK and putting them ahead of their competitors. The team at Anchor Pumps recognised that online activity would help raise their profile, underline their commitment to the industry and find them new customers. The strategy has proved to be very successful, and due to demand they now also operate websites in France and Germany to better service the needs of European-based customers.
Management and staff are thrilled to be celebrating 30 years in business, and they view the 30th anniversary as an opportunity to put new plans in place and grow further still.
Warren Holmes, Anchor Pumps’ Managing Director, comments; “Business has grown year on year significantly, despite a more competitive and turbulent market place. We have plans to continue to grow with more brands looking to joining Anchor Pumps very soon. The future is looking very promising”.