PIA Awards show pumps industry is back in business
28 Sep 2021
The best known brands in the UK pumps sector were back in force for the long-awaited Pumps Industry Awards.
Postponed several times during the last two years owing to the Covid lockdown, the latest event was titled the 2020/21 PIA Awards by host, the British Pumps Manufacturers’ Association and organisers Touchwave Media.
First award Product of the Year was again sponsored by Process Engineering, with the winner this time being Sulzer’s XJ900 submersible dewatering pump.
Process Engineering commercial head Tracey Greenfield presented the award to Sulzer representatives with guest presenter Philippa Forrester.
Process Engineering publisher Sean Marshall said the event’s return was welcome after a difficult year for the sector. He said sponsoring Product of the Year affirmed the publication’s commitment to commercial innovation in the industry.
This year’s winners (with sponsors in brackets) are:
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR (Process Engineering) Sulzer: XJ900 Submersible Dewatering Pump?
PROJECT OF THE YEAR (Stuart Turner ) Armstrong Fluid Technology: Upgrade for National Grid
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR (SPP Pumps) Wilo UK / Environment Agency: River Severn Water Management Scheme
MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR (WEG) Stuart Turner
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR (WILO) WINNER: ABB
CONTRIBUTION TO SKILLS & TRAINING (Tomlinson Hall) SPP Pumps: STEM Ambassadors in partnership with The Innovation Lab
RISING STAR AWARD (World Pumps ) WINNER: Thomas Parker, TEC Electric Motors
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (BPMA ) WINNER: Peter Reynolds, Grundfos Pumps