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A brief history of the pump industry:

Source: (World Pumps)

2000 BC Egyptians invent the shadoof
200 BC Ctesibius invents the reciprocating pump; Archimedean screw pump described (but not invented) by Archimedes
1580 Sliding vane pump invented by Ramelli; Serviere invents the gear pump
1650 Otto van Guericke invents his piston vacuum pump
1674 Sir Samuel Morland patents the packed plunger pump
1738 Ural hydraulic machinery plant established
1790 Plenty Ltd established
  Thomas Simpson establishes his pump business in London Hayward Tyler established
1830 Screw pump invented by Revillion
1834 Sulzer Brothers founded
1840 Henry R Worthington invents the first direct-acting steam pump
1848 Goulds Pumps founded
1851 John Gwynne patents his centrifugal pump improvements
1853 Bornemann Pumpen founded
1856 Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon founded
1857 Roper Pump Company founded
  Jacob Edson invents the diaphragm pump and founds the Edson Corporation
1860 David Brown commences business as pattern maker
  Allweiler founded
  A.S. Cameron invents the first reciprocating steam pump
1862 Lawrence Pumps established; Philipp Hilge founded
1866 Lederle founded
  Sigma Lutin founded; Stork Pumpen founded Scanpump founded
1871 KSB established; Southern Cross established in Australia
  George and James Weir set up the partnership that forms the Weir Group
1872 Weise & Monski, Ochsner, Byron Jackson and Wilo founded
1873 G & J Weir moves to Glasgow
1875 Hodgkin and Neuhaus, forerunner of SPP, founded
1877 Ritz Pumpenfabrik established
1878 Steimel founded; Hodgkin and Neuhaus becomes the Pulsometer Engineering Company Ltd
1881 Halberg Maschinenbau founded
1883 Holden & Brooke founded
  A W Chesterton founded
1888 Kirloskar Brothers Ltd founded
1890 Salmson starts making pumps in Paris; Osna Pumpen established
1893 Uraca Pumpenfabrik founded
1894 Sero Pumpenfabrik founded
  Peroni founded
1896 KSB opens UK subsidiary; Dia Pumpen founded
1897 Wirth founded
  Worthington Pump Company and Thomas Simpson amalgamate to form Worthington Simpson Ltd
1901 Flygt’s forerunner Stenberg founded
1903 Rateau founded
1905 Leistritz Company established
1906 Stuart Turner Ltd founded
1907 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries produces its first pump
1909 Tristam Pumpen and Pumpen fabrik Ernst Vogel founded
  Ingersoll-Rand enters the pump business by acquiring the Cameron Steam Pumps Works
1910 Gilbarco produces its first gasoline pump
  Dickow Pumpen and Hitachi founded
1911 Jens Nielsen builds the first Viking internal gear pump, founding the Viking Pump Company
1912 Ebara Corporation founded; Duriron (Durco Pumps) founded
1916 Hazleton Pumps founded as Barrett Haentjens and Co.
  Worthington Pump & Machinery Corporation acquires Worthington Simpson Ltd
1917 John Crane founded; Hydraulic Institute established
  Louis Bergeron invented the concrete volute pump and founded Bergeron S.A.
1918 Scanpump and CCM Sulzer founded
1919 Torishima Pump Mfg Co and Kawamoto Pump Mfg established
1920 Bombas Itur, Wernert Pumpen and SIHI established
1921 LaBour founded
1922 Midland Dairy Machines founded
1923 Peerless founded; Pacific Pumps founded
1924 Jung Pumpen established; Leistritz starts making screw pumps
  Rheinhuette starts pump production
1926 Arai Pump Mfg. Co. founded
1927 Industrial Filter and Pump Mfg Co forerunner founded
  Edur Pumpenfabrik founded
1928 Girdlestone Pumps founded
1929 Heishin Works, and Houttuin founded
  Pleuger pioneers the submersible turbine pump motor
  Stenberg and Flygt commence their cooperation
1930 René Moineau receives a doctorate for his thesis which will lead to the invention of the progressing cavity pump
  Ensival starts selling centrifugal pumps
  Reda Pump Company founded
1931 Imo established by Ingeström and Montelius
  VNII Gidromash research and design organization founded in Moscow
1932 Sarlin Pumps founded; Bran+Luebbe founded
1933 Bush pump invented; Gormann-Rupp established
1936 Robbins & Myers acquires North American license for the Moineau progressing cavity pump
  Mono Pumps Ltd formed to manufacture and distribute Moineau’s pump design in the UK
1937 Sigmund Pumps Ltd (GB) established
1938 Ebsray and Warman International founded
1940 Grindex founded; Dresser acquires Pacific Pumps
1941 British Pump Manufacturers Association founded
  Smedegaard Pumps founded
1944 Franklin Electric founded
1945 Grundfos Pumps, Caprari and Flexibox founded
1946 Cornell Pumps, Klaus Union, Totton Pumps founded
1947 HMD Seal/Less Pumps established; Hyundai founded
1948 Abel Pumps launched; Mast Pumpen founded
  Stenberg Flygt AB designs the first submersible drainage pump; Varisco starts pump production
1949 HMD supplies its first production magnet-drive pump
1950 Batescrew estabIished; Delasco founded
1951 Tsurumi and Netzsch Mohnop umpen founded
1952 Lewa and Rovatti founded
1953 Nikkiso established
1954 Orlita and Sta-Rite founded
  Bell & Gossett opens its Little Red Schoolhouse training facility
1955 Wilden and DMW Corporation established
  Borg-Warner acquires Byron Jackson
1956 Flygt introduces the submersible sewage pump
  Saer Elettropompe founded
1957 Richter Chemie-Technik founded
  Centrilift founded
1958 Heishin Works becomes Heishin Pump Works Co Ltd
  SSP Pumps founded
1959 World Pumps is launched as Pumping
  ABS and Calpeda founded
1960 David Brown Pumps division formed
  Europump established
1961 Ingersoll-Rand acquires the Aldrich Pump Company
  Pulsometer Engineering joins the Booker McConnel Group, which had already acquired Sigmund Pumps
1962 Acromet commences operations
1964 First edition of the Pumping Manual published
1965 Nigo’s Pumps incorporated in India; Warren Rupp founded
  Sulzer acquires majority interest in Weise & Monski
  Pumping becomes Pumps, Pompes, Pumpen
1966 Crisafulli Pump Company founded; ITT acquires Jabsco
1967 Scienco founded
1968 Johnson Pump International founded
  ITT Corporation acquires Flygt
1969 Weir acquires Harland Engineering; Worthington acquires Worthington-Simpson
1970 Alma Pompe founded; Weir buys Drysdale; Ingersoll-Rand buys Sigmund Pumps Ltd (GB) in Gateshead, UK
1971 SIHI takes over Halberg; Gévelot group acquires Delasco
  Turbosan founded
  Seepex Seeberger founded
1973 Crest Pumps Ltd founded
1976 Worthington acquires Sier-Bath Pump Division from Gilbarco
1977 Ingersoll-Rand buys Western Land Roller Irrigation Pumps
  Sterling Fluid Systems (TBG) buys Peerless Pump
1978 Thompsons acquires the pump manufacturing operations of Kelly & Lewis to form Thompsons, Kelly & Lewis
1979 Totton Pumps bought by Wolseley plc
  SPP acquires Godiva Fire Pumps
1981 Red Jacket and Hydromatic merge to form Marley Pump
  Sterling Fluid Systems takes a half share in SIHI
1982 Pumps, Pompes, Pumpen is relaunched as World Pumps Magazine
  Biwater acquires Wallwin Pumps
  SPP is subject to a management buy-out
1984 First Texas A&M Pump Users Symposium
  SIHI buys the canned motor programme of Bran+Luebbe
1985 Dresser Industries acquires Worthington Pumps
  KSB acquires Pompes Guinard; Scanpump acquires Pumpex
  SIHI buys the pump programme of MAN
  Pentair acquires FE Myers; Goulds
  Pumps acquires Lowara
  SPP acquires Henry Sykes plc
1987 Bedford Pumps launched; BW/IP formed by management buy-out of Borg-Warner’s Industrial Products subsidiary
  Weir buys Mather and Platt Machinery; SIHI France buys Schabaver; Dresser acquires Pleuger Pumps
1988 KSB acquires a majority stake in Georgia Iron Works
  Scanpump acquires Pompes Lefi; Idex Corporation founded
  Weir buys the large pumps business of WH Allen & Gwynnes from NEI; BW/IP acquires United Centrifugal Pumps
  Braithwaite acquires SPP and sells off Godiva Fire Pumps
1989 Elsevier acquires World Pumps; Scanpump acquires ABS; Pearce Pump Supply founded
  TBG acquires SPP Ltd as part of Sterling Fluid Systems
  Dresser Industries acquires Mono Pumps Ltd; Ingersoll-Rand acquires Scienco Ltd
  Watson-Marlow bought by Spirax-Sarco
1991 Idex acquires Corken; Baker Hughes acquires Geho
1992 Ingersoll-Rand and Dresser Industries merge their pump businesses to form Ingersoll Dresser Pumps (IDP)
  Warman acquires Girdlestone Pumps
  Idex acquires Pulsafeeder and Johnson Pump (UK) Ltd
  Weir buys Floway; BW/IP buys ACEC
  Ebara establishes state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Italy
1993 United Dominion acquires Marley Pump
  Vogel acquires Ochsner
  Sterling Fluid Systems acquires LaBour
1994 Weir acquires EnviroTech Pumpsys tems
  Warman acquires Barrett Haentjens
  Idex acquires Hale Products;
  Goulds acquires Vogel
  ITT buys Richter Chemie-Technik
  Sundstrand acquires HMD Seal/less Pumps
1995 Idex acquires Micropump; BW/IP acquires the Wilson-Snyder centrifugal pump business from National Oilwell
  Durametallic acquires Pacseal and then is bought by Duriron
1996 Hayward Tyler sold by Sterling Fluid Systems, which buys the remaining half share in SIHI; Grundfos acquires Interdab
  Pump Industry Analyst launched
  BW/IP acquires Stork Pumps’ engineered pumps business
  Johnson Pumps International acquires the modular pumps business
  Durco and BW/IP merge to form Flowserve Corp.
  ITT Industries acquires Goulds
  Idex acquires Blagdon Pumps
  Textron acquires Maag Pump Systems
  Spirax-Sarco acquires Bredel
  Pentair acquires General Signal’s Pump Group
  Constellation Capital acquires Imo
  David Brown acquires Union Pump Company
  Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon buys Wallwin Pumps from Biwater
  Textron buys David Brown Union Pumps
  Constellation Capital buys Allweiler; Glynwed acquires Friatec; Sundstrand acquires Ansimag and Masco; Weir buys Schabaver
1999 Hayward Tyler acquires APV Industrial Pumps
  Ebara acquires Cryostar cryogenic pumps
  Howard Anderson buys Pullen Pumps
  Sterling Fluid Systems acquires QVF Engineering (Germany)
  United Technologies Corp acquires Sundstrand
  Textron buys KSB Annecy (France)
  Weir Group acquires Warman International (including Girdle stone Pumps)
  United Dominion Industries acquires Bran+Luebbe; Ensival merges with Moret
2000 Flowserve acquires IDP
  ABS acquires CH&E Pumps (USA)
  Cat Pumps (UK) buys Ram Pumps
  Grundfos acquires Myson and Sarlin Pumps
  Sulzer acquires Ahlstrom Pumps
  Watson-Marlow Bredel acquires Alitea (Sweden)
  Roper acquires Abel; Blackmer buys Chesterton’s System One pumps
  Sulzer (temporarily) decides to leave the pump business; Sundyne acquires Caster (Italy)
2001 SPX acquires United Dominion Industries
  Godwin Pumps of America acquires Godwin Pumps (UK)
  Lightnin (of SPX) acquires Plenty Group
  Metso acquires Svedala; Idex acquires Versa-Matic
2002 Gorman-Rupp acquires American Machine and Tool
  Grundfos takes controlling interest in Chung Suk (Korea)
  ITT acquires Svedala Robot (Holland)
  Idex acquires Wrightech (USA)
2003 National Oilwell acquires Mono and Corlac (Canada)
  Wilo acquires EMU
  Weir Engineering Services acquires Allen Gwynnes pump business
  Kirloskar acquires SPP Pumps; KSB acquires controlling share in Bombas Itur (Spain)
2004 Howden pumps merge with Orbit in South Africa; Flowserve acquire Thompsons, Kelly & Lewis; Armstrong Pumps buy Holden Brooke Pullen, Baric and RMI
  Grundfos take control of Philipp Hilge
  Dover Resources acquire Almatec
2005 Grundfos takes over Tesla (Italian submersible motor maker)
  National Oilwell merges with Varco International
  Interpump acquires Hammelmann
  Weir acquires Pompe Gabbioneta (Italy)
  Wilo acquires majority holding in Mather & Platt Pumps and Fire Systems (India)
  Grundfos acquires Brisan Turbo (South Africa)
2006 SPX acquires Johnson Pump
  Franklin Electric acquires Little Giant Pump
  United Components acquire ASC Industries (USA)
  Wilo acquires Circulating Pumps (UK)
  South Bank UK acquires Hayward Tyler Group
  Sulzer Pumps sells Paco to Grundfos
  Pentair acquires Jung Pumpen (Germany)
  Lowara buys Mercury submersible motors (Italy)
2007 Sulzer’s proposed acquisition of Weir Pumps falls through
  Clyde Pumps (part of Clyde Blowers) acquires Weir Pumps
  SPX acquires APV
  Grundfos acquires Peerless Pump
  Wilden Pump acquires Griswold Pump
  Franklin Electric acquires Monarch Industries pump division (USA)
  Weir Group acquires Multifl o Australia and SPM Flow Control (USA).
2008 Weir Group acquires CH Warman Pump Group
  Franklin Electric acquires Industrias Schneider (Brazil)
  Flowserve complete acquisition of Niigata Worthington (Japan)
  Dover Corporation acquires Neptune Chemical Pump to join its Pump Solutions Group (Wilden, Blackmer, Griswold, Almatec)
  Weir Group acquires Mesa Manufacturing (USA)
  Hamilton Sunstrand acquires Marelli Pumps (Spain)
  Clyde Blowers acquires Textron Fluid and Power division (including Maag Pump Systems and Union Pumps)
  IDEX acquires Richter
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