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Sep 5, 2023

Europump (the European Pump Association) is delighted to announce that its 2024 Annual Meeting and General Assembly will once again be staged in the UK. Hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) and sponsored by WEG, this three-day event will be held at the spectacular De Vere Beaumont Estate near Windsor in the Royal County of Berkshire, from 22nd – 24th May.

Aug 30, 2023

BPMA plays host to 2024 Europump Annual Meeting

Europump (the European Pump Association) is delighted to announce that its 2024 Annual Meeting and General Assembly will once again be staged in the UK. Hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) and sponsored by WEG, this three-day event will be held at the spectacular De Vere Beaumont Estate near Windsor in the Royal County of Berkshire, from 22nd – 24th May.

As a significant and longstanding contributor to the European technology arena, the pump sector continues to consider the enhancement of its global competitiveness, against the backdrop of complex societal and environmental challenges. Key among these is of course its unwavering commitment to the preparation of energy efficiency and circular economy regulations. However, the opportunities and challenges presented by digitalisation, including regulatory debates on data sharing, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity, also now require industry-wide consideration. These fast-moving developments, amidst fierce international competition where public authorities and the private sector are working increasingly closer together to design and deploy strategies that promote national value chains, require an overarching Europe-wide positioning.

 In support of the current EU legislative agenda, as well as several broader topic areas of real importance to the international pump sector, the BPMA, on behalf of Europump, looks forward to presenting a comprehensive business agenda, which with the generous assistance of WEG will be supported by an equally engaging social programme.

 Commenting on this important undertaking for the BPMA, its CEO, Wayne Rose, said: “It has been 10 years since the BPMA last had the honour of hosting Europump's Annual Meeting, when it was held at the famous St Andrew's in Scotland. That location was incredibly well received by all those in attendance and allowed for a fantastic social programme to accompany the business meetings. A decade on, and we are again delighted to be hosting the Annual Meeting at another world-famous location. Home to the recently crowned King Charles and Queen Camilla, Windsor provides a breathtaking backdrop to this important gathering for the European pump industry, and the impressive Beaumont Estate offers an unrivalled environment for both business and social interaction. On behalf of the BPMA, and all its Members, I look forward to welcoming our international pump colleagues to the event in May 2024.”

 As with previous Annual Meetings, there will be sessions dedicated to the activities of the various Europump working groups – Technical, Standards, Marketing and SME. However, a number of invited speakers will also share their thoughts and expertise on a range of topical issues including Digitisation and AI, Sustainability, the post Brexit political landscape and the world pump market.

 The event is open to all members of Europump, as well as those of its respective National Associations, and with an extensive programme of talks, presentations, and social gatherings, it provides a unique opportunity for senior executives from across the European pump sector to come together and develop their thinking and future goals.

 Full details on the event, including further information on the venue, its location and travel arrangements can be found on the dedicated website which went live on Tuesday 1st August 2024. The online booking system will also went live at this time, allowing delegates, and their partners, to benefit from the attractive ‘Early Bird’ discount structure. A promotional video, fully illustrating all aspects of the event is also available via the website.


May 22, 2023

For many years, Europump, the Association of European Pump Manufacturers has been at the forefront of the health & safety, environmental and sustainability agenda, advising and lobbying Governments as they look to update and improve the legislative landscape for industry. Here, Wayne Rose, Secretariat of the Europump Marketing Commission, and newly appointed CEO of the BPMA, offers insight into the pump sector’s position in relation to the restrictions on using per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Apr 20, 2023

Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. It represents 16 National Associations in 12 EU Member States, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia & Switzerland. Europump members represent more than 450 companies with a collective production worth more than €10 billion and employing 100,000 people in Europe.

Apr 14, 2023

Europump (the European Pump Association) is pleased to announce that for the second year running it is partnering with CEIR (the European Valve Association) and Pneurop (the European Compressed Air Association) to stage their respective Annual Meetings. Hosted by Evolis, this year’s event will be held in Marseille in the South of France, at the fabulous Hotel nhow from 31st May – 2nd June, during which the three organisations will also deliver a Joint Conference.

Dec 7, 2022

Commissions & Working Groups
The work of Europump is structured around its four Commissions: The Standards Commission, The Technical Commission, The Marketing Commission, and The SME Commission.

In our latest Press Release you can see a breakdown of the four Commissions, their respective working groups, and the topics currently being addressed

Oct 31, 2022

Given the global rise in energy costs, there has never been a better time to review and assess the efficiency of your pumping systems – whatever their size, complexity or indeed sphere of operation.

In this article, Steve Schofield, Europump Executive Council Member, and past Chair of the international working group responsible for ISO 14414 (Pump System Energy Assessment), offers some basic information and guidance on purchasing, maintaining and designing pump systems for optimum energy efficiency, maximum CO₂ reduction and best capital expenditure payback time.

Click here for the Press Release.

May 25, 2022

Alongside their respective annual meetings, CEIR, Pneurop and Europump recently held a Joint Conference to address and consider the EU’s roadmap for industrial support, as it affects their shared interests.

Under the working title of ‘Sustainability and Decarbonisation: how can the EU’s industrial policy support industry’s efforts?’, the event’s core aim was to assess the European Commission’s assertion, following the latest updates to its New Industrial Strategy, that it will rely heavily on industry to deliver on the major challenges faced by the economies and societies across Europe.

Read more HERE

May 23, 2022

A circular economy is by nature restorative and regenerative and aims to preserve the value and intrinsic quality of products, components, and materials at each stage of their use, encouraging the manufacturer to consider the product lifecycle and how any environmental impact associated with his production and use can be negated.

The pump sector has for many years been at the forefront of industry’s drive for energy efficiency gains, whilst leading the way on all manner of sustainability initiatives and developments. It is against this backdrop that Europump pulled together a series of presentations on the afternoon of Monday 9th May.

Read more HERE

Apr 29, 2022

Europump, along with 23 other Trade Associations, presented two key recommendations. The first presses the EU to ensure that Free Trade Agreements enter into force as soon as possible and the second urges an expansive EU bilateral trade agenda, to support competitiveness at an international level. 

The full statement can be viewed HERE

For the Press Release, click HERE

Apr 22, 2022

Ahead of its Annual Meetings and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels in May 2022, Europump delivered a series of presentations highlighting the value and importance of the circular economy to the pump sector.

Investigating both the environmental and commercial benefits available to industry, through the adoption of good circular economy practices, the afternoon offered an update on the work being conducted by Europump in relation to EU Policy and the wider general approach by industry.

The Seminar took place on Monday 9 May 2022, at BluePoint Brussels.

Speakers included representatives from the European Commission, the pump sector, and other related industries, all of whom will share their knowledge and expertise on the circular economy and the positive contribution it can make to the business of pump manufacture, installation, use and maintenance. Click here for the full programme.

Mar 24, 2022

Orgalim, our umbrella association representing Europe’s technology industries, puts a spotlight on our Association.

Don’t miss today’s posts on LinkedIn and spread the word!

Mar 18, 2022

Ahead of its Annual Meetings and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels in May, Vanni Vignoli, President of Europump, the European Pump Association, looked at the EU’s roadmap for industrial support :

click HERE for the full article

During the Joint Conference, the sessions had a technical theme matching the most appropriate UN SDG, and with representation from the European Commission along with technical experts from industry and/or research institutes, they each reflected on the current legislative terrain:  

>> Circular Economy & Eco-design 

>> Industry’s Digital Transformation and Innovation

>> The restriction of use of materials and substances of concen

Nov 18, 2021

Following the COVID induced postponement of the co-located events scheduled for both 2020 and 2021, Europump (the European Pump Association) is pleased to announce that it is again partnering with CEIR (the European Valve Association) and Pneurop (the European Compressed Air Association) to stage their respective Annual Meetings next year in Brussels.

Running across three days, from 9th to 11th May 2022 at the Hotel NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon, the three organisations will also deliver a Joint EU Policy Conference.

Read more HERE

Oct 5, 2021

The Machinery Directive is unquestionably the single most important piece of legislation for the European manufacturing industry. Since its original publication in 1989, and subsequent revisions up to 2006, it has effectively provided the highest level of machinery safety in the world, successfully supported the Internal Market as well as EU competitiveness, and continuously enabled the industry to innovate and thrive. In this context, it is important that the future legislative framework retains the balance between safety and innovation whilst offering the necessary consistency for manufacturers and users alike.

To this end, Europump, along with seventeen other Trade Associations – the co-signatories - have recently produced and issued a joint statement detailing their collective position in relation to five key areas.

For the joint statement, click HERE 

For the Press Release, click HERE

Jun 21, 2021

For the second time in its history, Europump had to hold its Annual Meeting in virtual format.

The 2021 Plenary Meeting was held on 21-27 May and included:

  • A "Get-To-Know-Each-Others" meeting between CEIR, Europump and Pneurop, starting with a Panel Discussion between the three associations' Presidents. In addition to providing a brief overview of their individual organisations and given priorities, the session allowed for common issues to be identified and discussed, included the societal and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic recovery, the circular economy and other environmental policy considerations, as well as the impact of digitalisation across the manufacturing sector, in relation to both production processes and end products. From the discussion, it became obvious that the three organisations have shared many similar interests over the years, and increasingly so around international standards and energy use reduction measures. It was agreed that they could better harvest that expertise by forging closer links and a more collaborative approach to certain activities. Following the Panel Discussion, the Orgalim Partnership Team provided delegates with an update on the latest EU regulatory landscape, which will affect members of all three associations over the coming months and years. The event, which was attended by just under 100 delegates, concluded with an informal get-together for participants to virtually mingle.
  • The association's annual Statutory Meetings, including the General Assembly, that elected as President of Europump Vanni Vignoli (see press release). The General Assembly was also the place and time to approve the accounts for 2020 and a budget for 2022, and for the past President Sönke Brodersen to review last year's accomplishments and to propose perspectives for the upcoming period. Participants also heard a presentation by our American sister association the Hydraulic Institute.
  • Meetings and updates by the four Standards, Technical, Marketing and SME Commissions.

Jun 17, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Prof. Bernd Stoffel, who passed away on 8th June 2021.  All those who had the pleasure of knowing him, both personally and professionally, will mourn his passing.  Europump and the wider pump sector has lost a strong, valuable, and committed supporter of many years. 

On behalf of the whole Europump community, our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes to his wife, his children, and his grandchildren, at this most difficult of times. We will always remember him with fondness, gratitude, and deep appreciation.

To read more about Prof. Bernd Stoffel and his outstanding contribution to our industry, you can access the full article HERE

Jun 10, 2021

The recent ‘Get-To-Know-Each-Other’ webinar, jointly staged by Europump, CEIR and PNEUROP as part of their respective online Annual Meetings, has been heralded a huge success.

Originally conceived as a ‘live’ event to form part of the planned Joint Conference scheduled for May in Brussels to coincide with the three Annual Meetings, the plans were understandably curtailed due to the restrictions brought about by the pandemic. However, the opportunity for members of each association to become acquainted with the others, was deemed to be too important to miss, and so the virtual meeting was developed.


May 28, 2021

Vanni Vignoli elected President of Europump;

Lubos Michlik and Alexandre Lacour elected Vice Presidents

Download the Press Release

Apr 26, 2021

Scheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday 25th May, from 14.00-16.30 CEST, this free to attend online gathering replaces the ‘live’ Annual Meetings and Joint Conference, which, CEIR, Europump and PNEUROP were scheduled to hold this May in Brussels.

The ongoing challenges brought about by the pandemic has understandable curtailed the original plans, but keen to provide the opportunity for members of each association to become acquainted with the others, and to gain a useful understanding of their respective priorities, common issues, and opportunities for cooperation, the joint webinar was conceived.

Delivered through a panel discussion with the three Association Presidents, the format of this aspect of the event will provide free-flowing conversation with a range of topics being addressed, considered, and debated. 


Mar 4, 2021

Celebrated on the 8 March each year, International Women’s Day is a special opportunity to shine the spotlight on women working in our industry, highlighting their unique experiences and expertise, and what led them on this career path.

Europump was established in 1960 and represents 16 National Associations in 14 EU Member States, Turkey, Russia, and Switzerland. Europump members represent more than 450 companies with a collective production worth more than €10 billion and employing 100,000 people in Europe. The ever-improving performance of liquid pumps increases the productivity of end user sectors and contributes to competitiveness and growth.

In our mission to serve as a spokesperson for pump manufacturers at the European level, we see that our industry is growing and forever evolving.

With almost half of all world exports and 40% of major patent applications, the Western European pump industry is the economic, commercial, and technological leader.

This presents more opportunities for women, from those looking to develop their careers further and to those who are just starting out, to take advantage of and take an active role in.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, and to showcase the opportunities in our sector, we are delighted to share with you the story of Kelly Polemi, Managing Partner of DP Pumps, highlighting her key role and motivation in shaping our industry.

To read the full interview, click HERE

Jan 28, 2021

Europump is the European Association of Pump Manufacturers. Established in 1960, this influential body represents 16 national pump associations in 12 EU Member States as well as Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK.

Europump members represent more than 450 pump companies with a collective production value of more than €10 Billion and an employee base of some 100,000 people across Europe. This influential body plays a significant role in helping to create the product and application standards that shape the manufacture, supply and installation of pumps and their related systems. Its Technical, Standards, SME, and Marketing Commissions, engage in a wide range of matters and interface with a host of other trade organisation and institutions around the World.


Jan 28, 2021

A key part of Europump’s remit to serve the Europe-wide pump industry is to stage regular meetings of its internal Commissions.  Traditionally these gatherings have been hosted by one of its member organisations, and so have visited numerous European cities over the years.  However, with the current level of Covid induced restrictions, a virtual approach needed to be adopted for its latest set of meetings.


Nov 12, 2020

Charli K. Matthews, CEO & Founder of Empowering Pumps & Equipment, a key information and connection hub for the international pump sector, recently hosted a live video chat with the President and Commissions Chairs within Europump, the European Association of Pump Manufacturers.

Established in 1960, Europump represents 16 National Associations in 13 EU Member States, Turkey, Russia, Switzerland, and the UK.  Europump members represent more than 450 companies with a collective production value of more than €10 billion and employing 100,000 people across Europe.

Joining this discussion as part of EP&E’s #KnowledgeShared video series were Soenke Brodersen (KSB), President of Europump, Frank Ennenbach (Sulzer), Chair of the Standards Commission, Robert Dodane (Wilo), Chair of the Technical Commission, and Giovanni Lorenzi (Calpeda), Chair of the SME Commission.

You can listen to their 25-minute conversation via this link and hear about a range of Europump initiatives, including the European Commission’s Eco Design Directive, and the work that Europump is doing to ensure the European pump industry achieves and surpasses its energy reduction and environmental impact obligations, under the EU’s Green Deal initiative.


Oct 16, 2020

Last year, the European Commission announced its commitment to delivering on its energy efficiency and carbon reduction objectives through its new Green Deal proposition. This Europe-wide undertaking is of course excellent news and sets out a ‘road map’ for the suggested improvements.   It also presents an ideal time to recall the pump industry’s early and continued contribution to energy savings, which has not only been significant to-date, but also realistic and achievable over the short-term. By way of example, water pumps have the potential of saving 50TWh of electricity across Europe, which is equivalent to the output of five large coal-fired power plants, annually.


Sep 22, 2020

On Monday 21st September, a coalition of 40 industry organisations, among which Europump and Orgalim, wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances of Concern in Products (SCIP) database.

The signatories representing a very significant part of the European Economy request urgent resolution of implementation issues in a database designed to support the circular economy as expressed in the European Green Deal. This “SCIP” database is required by Article 9.1 of the updated Waste Framework Directive.

The signatories of this letter ask President von der Leyen to take immediate action to:

=> Postpone the SCIP notification deadline of 5th January 2021 by at least 12 months after the database will be finalised;

=> Conduct a study on the usefulness, feasibility, proportionality and impact of the database, and;

=> Instruct the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to adapt the SCIP database according to the outcome of such study.

ECHA failed to finalise the database development to the required timescale of January 2020, preventing companies from developing, testing and adapting their own systems to meet the January 2021 notification deadline.

Signatories have serious concerns regarding the workability, proportionality and value of the SCIP database, expressed repeatedly for the last two years, but their concerns have not been resolved by the European Commission, nor by ECHA.

Contrary to the EU Better Regulation principles, Article 9.1 was added to the revised WFD during the final stage of the co-decision process without any prior stakeholder consultation or impact assessment. A proper impact study should help shape the way forward to deliver on the EU ambition for a circular European Economy.

Sep 14, 2020

On 7 September, we were informed that Europump has appointed a member of the Commission Expert Group on Equipment and Protective systems for use in potentially Explosive Atmospheres (E03672). The main task of the group is to deal with issues in relation to the implementation of the Directive. Europump’s representative in the group is Frank Ennenback, Chairman of our Standards Commission.

More information on the ATEX Directive here

Jul 15, 2020

As part of its overall remit to serve the Europe-wide pump industry, Europump normally stages its Annual Meeting as a live gathering sometime in May or June. Combining a range of technical, policy and statutory meetings with various social events, it is hosted by one of its member organisations or held in Brussels, and so over the years has taken in some of the key European cities. 

This year, the Annual Meeting was scheduled to take place for the second time in Brussels, but of course the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic thwarted that plan! Instead, the business elements of the Annual Meeting...


Jul 6, 2020

On Tuesday 7 July 15.00-17.00 CET
, EUROPUMP will hold by videoconference a “Virtual Europump Commissions Update”

The programme is:

• Welcome and Introduction - the EU post-Covid-19 priorities (Pierre Lucas) 
• Standards Commission Update (Frank Ennenbach) 
• Technical Commission Update (Robert Dodane)  
• Marketing Commission Update (David Noble) 
• SME Commission Update (Giovanni Lorenzi)  
• Conclusions and Europump next meetings (Pierre Lucas) 

This is an open meeting
(replacing the traditional presentation of Commissions Updates at the Annual Meeting). Any member of the Europump community can attend.

To receive the dial-in details, please contact: secretariat@europump.org


May 28, 2020

Various countries around the world have taken different approaches towards energy usage and possible energy reduction. Across Europe, the Commission has concentrated on components within the Energy Related Products Directive (ErP).

The ErP focuses heavily on the efficiency of the products and the Commission has already implemented legislation to ensure that products with low efficiency are gradually phased-out across Europe. A significant step in the right direction for sure, although new ‘energy efficient’ components may still be required to operate within an inefficient system, impacting hugely on any possible efficiency gains.


Apr 8, 2020

The European Pump Association – Europump – has announced the postponement of its 2020 Annual Meeting, due to the various restrictions brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled for 22nd-24th June as a co-located activity with CEIR (the European Valve Association) and Pneurop (the European Compressed Air Association), it will now be staged from 24th-26th May 2021.

The Hotel NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon has been retained for both the individual Association Meetings and the Joint Conference, although updates on the proposed agenda will be issued in due course.


Mar 20, 2020

Striving to be the first carbon neutral continent by 2050 is undoubtedly the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission has developed its Green Deal – an enormously ambitious package of measures designed to enable people and businesses to transition into a green and sustainable future. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range from substantially cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.

Supported by investments in green technologies, digitalisation, sustainable solutions and new businesses, the Green Deal can be viewed as a new growth strategy for Europe. However, involvement and commitment of the public, commerce, industry and all stakeholders are fundamental to its success.


Feb 20, 2020

Since 1st October 2019, new CCC Certification rules have applied to Ex products being sold and distributed in China, replacing the previous National Production License System (NPLS).  So, with a 12-month transition period in place from that date, the new regulations for Ex product certification and marking will formally come into effect on 1st October this year.

To help ensure that pump manufacturers across Europe are prepared and ready for this rule change, Frank Ennenbach, Chairman of the Standards Commission within Europump is keen to offer this core guidance.


Feb 20, 2020

Europump (the European Pump Association) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with CEIR (the European Valve Association) and Pneurop (the European Compressed Air Association) to stage their respective Annual Meetings this year in Brussels.  Running from 22nd - 24th June at the Hotel NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon, the three organisations will also deliver a Joint Conference.

Industry’s contribution to the European Commission’s political objectives was highlighted during (...)


Feb 10, 2020

Did you know ?

China’s share of the global pump market has increased ten-fold in less than two decades! This share is expected to remain broadly unchanged over the next few years, but which markets will grow faster than China ?

To learn the answer and more about the global pump market, contact Europump' secretariat for details of our upcoming Global Pump Market Outlook 2020 report.

Jan 15, 2020

The aim of the EU Eco-Design Directive is to improve the environmental impact of energy-intensive products by optimising their design. Since pumps require a lot of energy, some inevitably fall within scope of this directive.  Better design could significantly reduce their energy consumption. However, considerably more can be achieved if the pump is not viewed in isolation, but as part of the overall system along with its electric motor and controller.

On this basis, Europump, the European pump association, developed (...)


Jan 14, 2020

As part of the EU Commission’s ongoing revision to the Eco-Design Directive, pump manufacturers across Europe want to implement the extended product approach (EPA) for water pumps. This would result in not only the pump being covered, but the entire pumping unit, along with the necessary electric motor and control system, falling within scope of the Directive - as is already the case with heating pumps.
Total life cycle cost counts
This proposal would have a huge impact on energy efficiency. After China and the USA, Europe has the third largest electricity consumption in the world (...)


Nov 30, 2019

30/11/2019 - Europump has published a Position Paper concerning the applicability for pumps and pump units of Directive 2014/68/EU “Pressure equipment

Nov 15, 2019

As part of its overall remit to serve the Europe-wide pump industry, Europump recently held its suite of Autumn meetings at the Park Regis Hotel in the centre of the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham.

Hosted by the British Pump Manufacturers’ Association, itself a member of Europump, the three-day event (...)


Oct 15, 2019

Pump manufacturing is one of the few industrial sectors where Europe continues to enjoy at least parity with, and in many cases superior economic performance to, its global competitors. For many years (...)


Aug 1, 2019

CISMA and PROFLUID, members of the French Federation of Mechanical Engineering Industries (FIM), merge and become EVOLIS, a new professional organisation dedicated to mechanical equipment manufacturers.

Europump is looking forward to continuing working with EVOLIS as it has done for many years with its founding member Profluid.

May 26, 2019

The 2019 Europump Annual Meeting took place in Napoli, Italy, from 23 to 25 May, at the invitation of our Italian Member Assopompe.

The Annual Meeting included the General Assembly, during which Sönke Brodersen, Global Executive Officer Committees and Associations at KSB, was elected President following Martin van den Born, Vanni Vignoli, Corporate Marketing Manager at Caprari, was

May 25, 2019

At its General Assembly in Napoli, Italy, Europump elected Dr. Sönke Brodersen as its President for two years, in replacement of Martijn van den Born.

Dr. Sönke Brodersen is Global Executive Officer Committees and Associations of KSB SE & Co. KGaA. After he joined KSB in 1990, he filled several positions at different sites. Brodersen studied at

May 24, 2019

At Europump’s Annual meeting Gala Dinner in Naples, Italy, the Europump President awarded an Award to Europumps’ former President Carlo Banfi who had served the Association in various functions since 1991 and was the headmaster of this Annual Meeting, and to its Council Member Svend Aage Kaae, who was retiring.

May 24, 2019

Oxford Economics has released its 2019 World Pump Market Report.

To purchase a copy of the report, please contact your National Association.

Apr 12, 2019


Mar 6, 2019

This White Paper on “Understanding the Effects of Selecting a Pump Performance Test Acceptance Grade” was produced in cooperation with Europump

Feb 25, 2019

Europump was represented at the Hydraulic Institute’s Annual Conference by a delegation led by its President Martijn van den Born. The conference was held in St Petersburg, Florida, in February 2019. The event provided opportunities for an in-depth insight into the US industry’s technology and market development and for Europump to present its current and uocoming activities, including its Annual Meeting in Naples in May.

May 17, 2018

Beyond the Commissions Updates and the General Assembly, the 2018 Annual Meeting included a Joint Policy Conference together with Pneurop on the EU Industrial Policy Strategy (Digitisation, Sustainability, Innovation) as well as an Official Dinner on the occasion of Pneurop's 60th Anniversary. The social programme comprised a visit to the EU Parliament and an "Explore Brussels" Tour.

The detailed programme of the event is available HERE

Pictures of the event are available HERE

Apr 16, 2018

A delegation of Europump delegates, including President Martijn van den Born, Vice President Soenke Brodersen, Commission Chairs Frank Ennenbach and Robert Dodane, Commission Member Markus Teepe, BPMA National Secretary Steve Schofield and Secretary General Pierre Lucas, attended this year’s HI Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. This event offered several opportunities to further develop our mutual cooperation, including

Sep 8, 2017

The 10th Conference on Energy Efficiency in Motor Driven Systems took place in Rome on 6-8 September 2017. EEMODS is an international conference where policymakers and energy efficiency experts from industry, research labs, universities and standardisation organisations meet every two years to discuss energy efficiency policies and technological progress in electric motor systems (pumps, compressors, fans, drives, and other applications).
On 6 September, the Chairman of Europump’s Standards Commission delivered a keynote speech at the opening plenary session on “Europump’s approach to energy efficiency in pumping systems”.

May 20, 2017

At its General Assembly in Bodrum, Turkey, Europump elected Martijn van den Born as its President for two years, in replacement of Kutlu Karavelioglu. Martijn van den Born started his career as a trainee. In 1990 Martijn became Commercial Director at the family business in pump and filter production. In 1994, he became CEO. In 1996 he acquired the company by management buyout. ARBO Pumps and Filters has been a member of the Holland Pump Group over the past 10 years and Martijn became the association’s President in October 2013. At Europump, Martijn is supported by Dr. Soenke Brodersen and Jan Capka, respectively 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents.

May 20, 2017

At Europump’s General Assembly in Bodrum, Turkey, the Europump President awarded a scroll to Brian Huxley, BPMA, Secretary of the Marketing Commission, in recognition of his excellent and long-standing contribution to and support for the work of Europump.

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.

Aug 27, 2016

Europump held its Annual Meeting in Ghent, Belgium from 25 to 28 May 2016.

The programme was hosted by the Agoria pump group, our member association representing Belgium.

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.

May 9, 2015

At its Dresden General Assembly, Europump elected Kutlu Karavelioglu as its President for two years, in replacement of Carlo Banfi. Since 1988, as a partner and professional, Kutlu Karavelioglu has held executive management duties at the Aydiner Group, mainly in the boards of Samsun Machinery Industries and Layne Bowler companies, both having 50 years of history in Turkey in pump, valve and pipe production. At Europump, Kutlu is supported by Ken Hall and Martijn van den Born, respectively 1st and 2nd Vice-Presidents.

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

Remarks 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

Contact: Mr. Frank
Tel: +86 20-83953253
Phone: +86 018102823130
Email: msc@zhenweiexpo.com

Files: 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.



Mar 20, 2014

Start: 26th Aug.2014

End:   28th Aug.2014

Location: Shanghai New International Expo Centre

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).

Jul 17, 2013

The Europump Technical Commission has just published its guidelines on pump vibration standards, available for free on the Europump website. The guidelines present the essential points of each standard and explain where each standard tends to be used. “Customers, standards organisations and our industry have been waiting for these guidelines for a long time. I am pleased to say that they are now finalised and publicly available” says Jean-Claude Bouricet, Chairman of the Europump Technical Commission. “The guidelines will help customers choose the right standards for the right application and consequently lower the cost of pumps by avoiding over-specification,” he adds. “I am grateful for the support of the Committee members and I especially would like to thank John Bower who did a tremendous job in drafting these guidelines”. Read the full press release

Jun 19, 2013

Carlo Banfi, Managing Director of Sterling Fluid Systems (Italy) and President of Assopompe, the Italian Pump Manufacturers Association, is the new Europump President. He was elected President in Prague, the Czech Republic, in replacement of Dr. Sönke Brodersen. “I am very honoured to have been elected Europump President” says Mr Banfi. “I have been active within Europump for more than a decade, initially as the SME Commission Chairperson and then as Europump Vice-President. I am pleased to have been the catalyst of many encounters and business discoveries. As a natural progression I will now be leading the way for the association as its President. I will defend and promote our industry in this crucial phase, when energy and resource efficiency, global competition and the economic crisis are challenging us. Europump has grown as a mature and strong organisation in the past few years. I will build on this heritage and make Europump even stronger.” Read the full press release

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

Mar 12, 2013

The Europump conference on Ecodesign attracted many delegates from industry, national and European public authorities and NGOs

Jan 22, 2013

All speakers confirmed for the Europump conference on how to apply Ecodesign regulations scheduled for 7 March 2013!

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.

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