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New sales company established

The British distributor Obart from Maidstone in Kent now trades as Tsurumi Pumps UK. This means that the Japanese manufacturer now has six sales companies in Europe.

This was announced by Tsurumi’s European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. The change of name took place on 1st September 2023, following Tsurumi’s entry as majority shareholder in the dealer in 2020.

Almost 50 years in business
Since 1972, Obart has been supplying the United Kingdom with pumps for dewatering and sewage treatment. Barely three years later, the first Japanese pumps were added to the supply and rental programme. Matthew Hill, Managing Director at Tsurumi Pumps UK, said that the units had become popular due to their high performance, reliability and ease of maintenance. The high hydraulic-energy efficiency, the biodegradable lubricating oil and the new options for remote monitoring and control of the entire water logistics are further aspects. They form the basis for the success of the brand with the blue water vortex in the logo.

Further expansion planned
“This move will have a positive impact on our customers and enable us to expand as a market-leading supplier of dewatering pumps,” Hill announced. Workforce, management and company headquarters will remain unchanged, he said.

With Tsurumi Pumps UK, Tsurumi Europe now runs six subsidiaries. The manufacturer is also present in Belgium, Germany, France, Sweden and Spain. In addition, there is a dense network with many hundreds of dealers and service points.

Further information:
TSURUMI (Europe) GmbH