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Feb 27, 2017

Together with 124 other European industry associations, Europump has co-signed a Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy. The Declaration reminds of the importance of the European industry, which employs over 34 million people in supply chains comprising hundreds of thousands of SMEs and larger suppliers. These need to be supported if the EU is to  remain a competitive global industrial power. The signatories call on the European Commission to reaffirm its commitment to reaching the target of 20% of GDP from industry. The Commission is also invited to propose an Action Plan to tackle the challenges that industrial sectors are facing.

Jan 27, 2016

Dear visitor,

Registration for the Annual Meeting 2016 is now open. Europump will be celebrating its most important event of the year in Ghent, Belgium from 25 to 28 May 2016.

This year the full programme is hosted by the Agoria pump group, our member association representing Belgium. Sorting out your arrangements to attend the Annual Meeting 2016 is quick and easy on the special event website: www.europump2016.com

We hope to welcome you in a sunny Ghent in May.

The Secretaries of Agoria and Europump

Aug 28, 2015

At the Annual Meeting in early May 2015 in Dresden, Germany, Europump presented its annual awards. This time the ceremony took place in the splendid ‘Kleiner Schlosshof‘ at the old Royal Palace. Mr Carlo Banfi, Europump President, told his audience how grateful Europump was as he handed official awards to eleven delegates in recognition of their contributions.
A very special wooden plaquette was handed to Mr Guy Van Doorslaer. Mr Banfi said his service as Secretary General over the past 25 years had provided an excellent example of how important it is to be at the centre of the association at all times. Mr Van Doorslaer now runs his own management consultancy based in Mechelen, Belgium.

Aug 5, 2015

Europump and Professor (retired) Bernd Stoffel (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany) have published a handbook ‘Assessing the energy efficiency of pumps and pump unitsBackground and methodology’.

This handbook represents the decades-long effort of the Europump Joint Working Group on energy-using products. It was officially presented at the Europump General Assembly on 9 May 2015. Upon receiving the first book from the hands of Mr Carlo Banfi, Europump President, Professor Stoffel summarised for the audience that the work consolidates the research that Europump and Darmstadt University of Technology performed to prepare the calculations and methodology that underpin EU Ecodesign regulations. The book also touches upon the important roles of standardisation and the Semi-Analytical Model, which calibrates mathematical calculations with tests.

It is the first book available providing the background, methodology and assessment tools for understanding and calculating energy efficiency for pumps and extended products (pumps+motors+drives). Responding to new EU requirements for pump efficiency and US Department of Energy exploratory work in setting pump energy efficiency guidelines, this book provides explanation, derivation and illustration of Product Approach and Extended Product Approach methods for assessing energy efficiency. It surveys legislation related to pump energy efficiencies, provides background on pump and motor efficiencies, and describes the concept of the Energy Efficiency Index for circulators and single- and multi-pump systems.

The book is now available at Elsevier at this link. The price is EUR 90.95 (Europump members receive a discount of 30%).

Jul 1, 2015



The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), taking place from 9 – 12 November 2015 at ADNEC, is the world’s new meeting point for Oil & Gas professionals. Held in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, ADIPEC situates itself in one of the world’s most influential energy hubs of the 21st century.

Europump is an official media partner of ADIPEC 2015. With its endorsement, among other things a special discount is given to any interested members of Europump who wish to attend the conference.

This year’s edition of ADIPEC is set to be bigger than ever before, providing an excellent combination to network and do business with a record breaking number of companies and national trade associations exhibiting their latest products and innovations. The conference programme is one of the biggest in the world based on 2,278 submitted abstracts from 540 companies across 65 countries. A novelty this year is the offshore and marine exhibition hall displaying water front exhibitions.

More info is to be found on the official website.

Jun 23, 2015






Past President Carlo Banfi and President Kutlu Karavelioglu

During its Annual Meeting 2015 on 9 May, Europump members elected Mr Kutlu Karavelioğlu as new President. The three-day congress was hosted by VDMA Pumps and Systems in Dresden, Germany.

Mr Karavelioğlu has been deputy chairman of the SMS and Layne Bowler pump, valve and DI pipe companies since 1990. He is also a long-standing member of the Europump Executive Council on behalf of the Turkish Pump and Valve Manufacturers' Association. In his acceptance speech, Mr Karavelioğlu recalled the positive feelings and the assurance of deeply laid foundations from the many past Europump meetings, and said he was looking forward to protecting the values of Europump, and to add more.

The General Assembly also endorsed the changeover of Secretary General from Mr Guy Van Doorslaer to Mr Thijs de Wolff. Mr Van Doorslaer, now retired, received special recognition for his 25 years of outstanding service to Europump from 1991 to 2015.

Jan 8, 2015

Begin: 26th Aug 2015

End: 28th Aug 2015

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre


The 7th China (Shanghai) International Chemical Technology & Equipment Fair will be held in Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China during Aug.26-28, 2015. As the largest chemical technology & equipment fair in China, the 6th China International Chemical Technology & Equipment Fair (CTEF 2014) covered 35000sqm exhibition area, 478 exhibitors from 35 countries.

CTEF2014 drew 34,237 visitors during 3-day exhibition. Engineering corporations, chemical trading enterprises and professional purchasing delegations visited CTEF2014. Well-known enterprises include BASF, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited, China Chengda Engineering Co., Ltd, Sinochem Lantian Co., Ltd, CSIC, Cummins China, Loreal China etc.



China Chemical Top 500 Conference

China Green Chemical Summit

China Chemical Equipment Procurement Mode Innovation Conference



Remark from visitors:

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited

Director of the technical department of chemical engineering ministry Zhuo Ping

The products and technology presented in CTEF are complete. This fair includes all the aspects of the chemical engineering equipment manufacturing industry and highlights the hot spot of the market, which is really helpful for the enterprises to learn the the development situation and grasp the future trend of the market.


China Chengda Engineering Co., Ltd

Deputy chief engineer Zhou Wenxiang

This fair is very professional. There are many powerful enterprises with many new products represented in the fair, which provides us with a lot of ideas and creativity for our future engineering design and equipment manufacturing.



Purchasing director Gao Hongyan

CTEF hosted by Zhenwei Exhibition Group is very professional. There are many big enterprises, some of which are upstream & downstream supplier closely related with us. This offers us reference for our future market publicity and purchasing. It is worthy visiting.


Sinochem Lantian Co., Ltd

Product manager Zhang Bin

We visited CTEF after receiving invitation. Our aim is to see the new technology and new products presented by chemical engineering equipment manufacturers and examine the market by the way to timely adjust our business strategy. We found that the exhibits are of good quality felt happy to visit CTEF again.



Guangzhou Zhenwei International Exhibition Co., Ltd.

Address: Room 403, Qisheng Park, No.2433 Xingang Dong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou



Mr. Frank

Tel: +86 20-83953253

Phone: +86 018102823130

Email: msc@zhenweiexpo.com



CTEF 2015 Invitation(Show Report)


Please check http://www.ctef.net/ for more info.

Dec 3, 2014

The 2015 Annual Meeting of Europump is hosted by VDMA Pumps + Systems Association and will take place in Dresden, Germany, from 7 to 9 May.

Information about the programme and registration, as well as inviting photos of the social activities can all be found on the event website www.europump2015.com.

The hotel is the stunning Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe (located opposite the Frauenkirche in the historical city centre); to guarantee your accommodation there be sure to reserve by 10 January.

To stay informed about the latest event updates, please visit the event website www.europump2015.com

Aug 21, 2014

On 24 May 2014, the president of Europump, Mr. Carlo Banfi, officially awarded key people in the association who have contributed significantly to the realisation of the goals that are spearheaded by the association.

The awards ceremony took place at the Annual Meeting 2014 of Europump held in St. Andrews, Scotland in front of an audience of some 120 attendees. 

Five awards for recognition went to Andrea Pasquini, Julien Chalet, Vanni Vignoli, Robert Dodane, and Jean Claude Bouricet. Lastly, Vladimir Karakhanjan received the very special scroll reserved for honorary members of Europump.



Feb 14, 2014

On March 21st, at Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2014, ASSOPOMPE, the Italian Pump Manufacturers Association, in cooperation with EUROPUMP, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers, organizes a conference of particular relevance for the sector:

Oct 28, 2013

Attend the 2014 Europump Annual Meeting in St Andrews, Scotland on 22-24 May!  Full details of the venue, programme, pricing and registration procedure can be found within the dedicated website (link below).

Mar 12, 2013

The Europump workshop on "How to apply Ecodesign Regulations in the pump industry?” took place on 7 March 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. It was aimed at pump manufacturers and users to explain the ins and outs of the regulations on circulators and water pumps. 

Click on the titles of the presentations to read and download them.


Welcome address by Europump President, Dr Sönke Brodersen, Senior Vice President, KSB

Ecodesign regulations: what is the reasoning behind them? What are the challenges ahead? by Ismo Gronroos-Saikkala,  Head of Sector, Energy efficiency of products, Energy Directorate General, European Commission.

Ecopump work by Europump : how the concepts of “house of efficiency” and “Extended Product Approach” were developed and what they meant for ecodesign developments by Professor Bernd Stoffel, University of Darmstadt representative + Frank Ennenbach, Europump Standards Commission Chairperson, Sulzer Pumps

Questions and answers

Circulators: How to apply European Commission Regulation 641/2009/EC and the amendment 622/2012/EC with regard to ecodesign requirements for circulators what is in the Regulation? What is in the standard? Which Guidelines are available from the EC and Europump? Examples of application of the Regulation  by Dr Niels Bidstrup, Grundfos, Europump, CEN/TC 197/WG 2 Chairperson Marcos Gonzalez-Alvarez, Policy Officer , Energy efficiency of products, Energy Directorate General, European Commission 

Water Pumps: How to apply European Commission Regulation 547/2012/EC implementing Directive 2009/125/EC with regard to ecodesign requirements for water pumps: what is in the Regulation? What is in the standard? Which Guidelines are available from the EC and Europump? Examples of application of the Regulation  by Markus Teepe, WILO, Europump, CEN/TC 197/WG 1 Chairperson Ruben Kubiak, Policy Officer, Energy Directorate General, European Commission

Closure by Europump President, Dr Sönke Brodersen, Senior Vice President, KSB

The programme can be downloaded here as a pdf


 Dr.Sönke Brodersen has been Head of Research of the KSB Group since 2008. After he joined KSB in 1990, he filled several positions at different sites. Brodersen studied at the Technical University of Braunschweig where he also obtained his PhD in the field of mechanical engineering. Following this, he became faculty associate at Arizona State University and was granted a fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Since 2009 Brodersen is Chairman of the German VDMA Pump Manufacturer Association.

Mr Grönroos-Saikkala is a Commission official since 1996 with experience in developing and implementing employment and energy programmes. He has also developed communication activities on energy efficiency and renewable energy and drafted Ecodesign and Energy Labelling implementing legislation. Currently, Mr Grönroos-Saikkala is responsible for product policy in the Energy Efficiency Unit in the Directorate-General for Energy.  

Prof. Dr. Ing. Stoffel specialises in turbo machinery, especially pumps, aspects of energy  efficiency, cavitation, operation, testing and control, and standardisation. He started his career as Scientific Assistant at Karlsruhe University of Technology and gained experience in various R&D positions at KSB. He has worked for Darmstadt University of Technology as Full Professor and Head of the Institute of Turbo Machinery and Fluid Power for more than 25 years.

Frank Ennenbach, Dipl. Ing. Chemical Process Engineering, since 1982 active within the pump industry. He is working for Sulzer Pump Solutions for 29 years and is currently its Director of Product Safety and Regulation. He serves as member and chairperson of several DIN, CEN and ISO working groups and since 2002 is chairperson of the Europump Standards Commission. As such he is in charge of the liaison to the European Commission on all matters of the Energy related Products Directive

Marcos González joined the European Commission in March 2012, he is working in the energy efficiency unit of the Directorate General for Energy since then where he is in charge of different product groups, including electric motors, fans and lot 28 preparatory study on pumps, within the Ecodesign team. He is also in charge of the coordination of the standardisation needs within the unit. Before joining the Commission he has worked for the Spanish Energy Agency where he was in charge of the transposition of the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive. He has also worked as consultant specialised in energy efficiency in Madrid and London.

Dr. Niels Bidstrup is Chief Engineer at Grundfos Management in Denmark. He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Ph. D. in Control Engineering. He has worked with Energy efficiency of circulator pumps for 18 years. He is technical expert in CEN/TC 228 – Water based heating systems, CEN/TC 197 – Pumps -Rotodynamic pumps, CENELEC/TC 22x WG6 - Power Drive Systems. He is member of ASHRAE and the past Chairman of ASHRAE TC 6.1- Hydronic and steam heating equipment and systems. He is chairman of Europump WG – EuP Circulators

Markus Teepe is 39 years old. He is a physicist with a diploma from Dortmund, Germany. He worked for several years for a company developing devices for gas spectrometers and has been in the pump business at WILO SE for the past 5 years. He is the WILO SE representative on regulations with several Associations. He is one of the German delegates on CEN TC 197. He has been involved in EuP pump regulations from the very first stakeholder meeting under LOT 11 (~4 years).


Jan 19, 2013

Prague • Czech Republic 6 June 2013 – 8 June 2013

Jan 8, 2013

Istanbul May 2-4, 2013

Preparing an environment in which the subjects included in sector’s activity area are discussed bringing the people engaged in research, design, manufacturing, operation and marketing activities on pumps,valves and related plants, besides representatives of the institutions making a contribution to the sector together, constitutes the purposeof this congress.

Sep 7, 2012

27th to 28th September 2012

Jun 5, 2012

EUSEW, Brussels, 20 June 2012

May 9, 2012

The presentation made by F.Ennenbach and S.Brodersen/ G.Van Doorslaer at the Hydraulic Institute 2012 Annual Assemby is available to members on the extranet

Mar 30, 2012