An Australian OEM has completed a major business acquisition of a specialised local oil and gas pump manufacturer, expanding its product portfolio of reliable and high-quality pumps.

Sterling Pumps acquired United Pumps Australia, effective late June 2020.

United Pumps Australia was founded in 1984, and is focused on developing and supplying a wide range of pumps for Australian and international specialised oil and gas projects, including API 610 rated centrifugal pumps and systems. The company is based in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne and will continue to be managed by current management now reporting to Sterling Pumps.

Anton Merry, Managing Director of Sterling Pumps, said the United Pumps acquisition is positive for Sterling Pumps and the group, contributing an extensive product portfolio of reliable and high-quality pumps for both the water, and oil and gas segments. United Pumps brings to the company extensive technical and manufacturing capabilities, a large pump test facility and enhanced market knowledge.

The company will continue to operate both production facilities in Pakenham and Sunshine, with each plant having comprehensive testing capabilities and industry-leading people to allow United Pumps to continue to focus on the specialised oil and gas markets, while Sterling Pumps continues its expansion into the water focused rural/irrigation, fire protection and mining markets.

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