Founded in 1968 in Montecchio, Italy, Lowara is recognised as a world leader in stainless steel manufacturing for turbine, centrifugal and submersible pumps for use in the building services, residential, public utilities, agriculture, aquaculture and mining industries. In June, Lowara celebrated its 50th anniversary, with distributors and dealers coming together in Sydney to mark the occasion.
Lowara celebrated the occasion with a Sydney Harbour cruise, with 110 dealers and customers enjoying a great night and a spectacular view of the Vivid Sydney festival illuminations.
Lowara pumps are distributed in New Zealand, and Australia in QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS by Brown Brothers Engineers, in SA and NT by WBS Pumps, and in WA by Advanced Pump Technologies.
It’s success in Australia and New Zealand is built upon the passion of its distributors and dealer network, and the quality of the materials used for manufacture.
John Inkster, CEO at Brown Brothers Engineers Australia, was among those to attend the celebration in Sydney.
“Brown Brothers Engineers congratulates Lowara on celebrating 50 years of manufacturing, growing from a small business in Montecchio, Maggiore, to a world renowned global pump company. Quite an achievement in the space of 50 years,” Mr Inkster said.
“Brown Brothers has been a distributor for 28 of those 50 years starting in New Zealand in 1990 and in Sydney, Australia, in 1994.
“Being a Lowara distributor for such a long time very much defines who we are; it has been a rewarding journey and enabled Brown Brothers to make ‘the jump’ across the Tasman where we are now the sole distributor on the eastern seaboard with sales offices, warehousing and workshop facilities in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.”
An evolving product range
Lowara continues to grow as a manufacturer, making its mark on the pump market with the introduction of new and improved models to meet the demands of end users.
“For me one of the most significant achievements by Lowara was the introduction of the Hydrovar in the mid-90s and now up to version Gen5 —dubbed ‘giving a pump a brain’—which is a truly remarkable example of technology at work reducing energy costs across all sectors, from households to large industrial end users,” Mr Inkster said.
“The next generation of smart pumps is about to be released here in Australia and NZ with the Lowara Smart Pump range which incorporates a permanent magnet motor that meets IE5 standard, providing efficiencies well above a standard IE3 asynchronous motor.
“We had an e-HM model on display at the Irrigation conference in Sydney and it attracted a lot of interest.”
Today, Lowara is a leader in providing long-term economical solutions for pumping and circulating clean or dirty water.
Lowara pumps, drives and packaged solutions, such as pressure booster sets and wastewater lifting stations, are all developed with low lifecycle cost in mind, ensuring robust, efficient products that are easy to install and service, and have a long service life.
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