WMFTG marks Bredel anniversary with €4 million investment
13 Jul 2021
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG)has marked the 60th anniversary of its Bredel brand with a massive investment in new technology at the factory in the Netherlands.
Managing director Johan Van den Heuvel commented: “Over the past few weeks we have invested around €750k in our hose grinding equipment, to upgrade it and ensure continuity.
“At Bredel we are one of the only pump companies to manufacture our own hoses, optimised for perfect performance by precision machining. The new grinding equipment software and hardware components comply with the latest standards and safety regulations.”
In 2020 the company installed a 3.4 million advanced CNC turn-mill centre, complete with automated loading/unloading and an innovative storage system.
Originally designed to meet the needs of customers in the construction sector as a concrete pump, Bredel pumps are now used to transfer and dose aggressive, viscous and abrasive fluids and solids.
An estimated 150,000 are employed worldwide in applications across a wide range of industries such as brewing, water treatment, construction, chemical and mining.