Pioneer Pump, global manufacturers with operations in Europe, Africa and America, have expanded their UK rental presence with the acquisition of Performance Pump & Equipment (PP&E), the Wigan-based pump rental company.
Operating from three locations in Petersfield, Bridgwater and Wigan, PP&E have been a customer of Pioneer Pump Ltd’s UK factory since 2002 and operate in the UK construction, water and infrastructure markets using a fleet of mounted pump sets preferred by customers in those markets for their ease of handling and operation.
PP&E will continue to operate alongside Pioneer Pump Solutions (PPS), focusing on the UK national infrastructure markets while Pioneer Pump Solutions, the group’s specialist rental company, retains the strategic focus on the global energy and minerals markets through the rental of high-flow and high-head pump sets.
Dennis Mitchell, chairman of PPS, commented: ‘We set up Pioneer Pump Solutions as a specialist rental pump rental company because the European market lacked rental access to a fleet of high-flow and high-pressure pumps generally used in more industrial applications such as those seen in the oil industry. The Pioneer Pump Solutions fleet is now being used across Europe, allowing customers to cut fuel costs and carbon footprint with our innovative, high-efficiency pump sets.
‘This strategy is highly focused and is proving successful. Recognizing the value of the UK infrastructure markets, Pioneer added PP&E because they are an established business that are already serving the needs of that market.’
Another customer benefit is that PP&E will now be able to access much larger equipment, such as the 300mm and 450mm pump sets owned by PPS, for projects where their customers previously had to go elsewhere for. Combining their local knowledge and close customer relations with the resources of PPS will allow PP&E to expand their turnkey approach in the dewatering and sewage bypass markets, their areas of primary focus.
Dave Berry, general manager of PP&E, commented: ‘Previously, we have been asked to undertake larger projects but had to say no due to fleet limitations. That is no longer the case. With access to the PPS fleet, we are able to handle much larger projects with higher flow requirements. I look forward to adding that business.’