• German manufacturer of motors and pump units now acts as an independent medium-sized corporation again
  • Special applications for the water and energy industries, oil & gas and mining are forming the core business worldwide
  • New brand identity aims at passion and employee competence for sophisticated pump solutions

After eighteen years in the Flowserve group, Pleuger Industries, the German manufacturer of submersible motor pumps, is once again represented on the market as an independent company. An American investor bought the brand and transferred the strategic management to German hands. From its headquarters and production site in Hamburg, Pleuger Industries now supplies its customers with submersible motor pumps, plunger pumps and thrusters “Made in Germany”. More than 200 experienced employees passionately strive for worldwide company growth after the change of ownership.

From 2000 to 2018, Pleuger was part of the Texas based machine engineering company Flowserve and was responsible for the motor pump division within the corporation. The Flacks Group, a private investment group from the USA, bought Pleuger out of Flowserve in 2018. The strategic management of the long-established German company has now returned to its headquarters in the heart of Hamburg’s Wandsbek district.

In its 90-year history, Pleuger has become a synonym for the underwater motor pump and is still regarded today as a German promise of highest quality. This competence is based on the experience of Pleuger’s engineers, who have continuously improved the water-filled motor in Germany since it was patented in 1929. Pleuger pumps are globally used in the water industry, on offshore drilling platforms, in refineries, nuclear power plants and in mines. Today, Pleuger’s submersible motor pump division comprises a broad portfolio of cavern, well, booster, polder and flood pump units. In addition to Pleuger’s submersible pumps, vertical and horizontal plunger pumps “Made in Germany” have become an integral part of the world’s fluid industries. Often these are tailor-made machines designed specifically for the application, which are characterised by high operational reliability and freedom from maintenance.

In addition to the previous Pleuger locations in Orleans, France, and Hamburg, Germany, further locations in the USA and Russia will be added shortly. From there, Pleuger Industries intends to build up its portfolio in the oil and gas markets of the regions and develop additional market shares in the water market, in general industry and in the energy sector.

Frank-Ulrich Szittke, General Manager of Pleuger Industries, sees the basis for a successful business development secured: “With our customized solutions for special applications in mining, petrochemicals, the energy industry and the water market, we see great market opportunities and considerable growth potential. As we have a worldwide network of distributors and service contractors, we are able to supply our customers around the globe and offer the corresponding support. In addition, we will continue to focus on the standard pump business, further develop the product range and offer the corresponding support.”

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