For 70 years Franklin Electric has been quietly and efficiently moving water around residential, agricultural, industrial and mining applications across the world.

Franklin Electric commenced operations in Bluffton Indiana in 1944 as an electric motor manufacturer and evolved to develop the encapsulated 4” submersible motor for bringing clean drinking water into home across the USA. This design, primarily still in use today, expanded with larger kW motors to include 6” and 8” submersible borehole motors up to 150kW.

In 1962, Franklin Electric arrived in Australia, supplying the water industry in the domestic irrigation, industrial and mining markets.

Over the years as the applications expanded, Franklin products evolved to enable solutions for numerous applications including golf course water, irrigation for crops, mines pit dewatering, ore processing, commercial building pumps, constant flow and constant pressure systems, water boosting, hot water up to 90°C and cold water, fresh, saline and sea water, on shore and offshore.

Franklin products are installed and successfully operating around Australia, from the water fountain in Albert Park Lake in Melbourne, manganese and zinc mines in Queensland, to diamond, gold and iron ore mines in Western Australia, sugar cane watering in Bundaberg and providing water for livestock around the country. Franklin pumping products are also delivering solutions, reliability and trusted performance around the world, from South Africa to Kazakhstan, China, Brazil, Mexico, Mongolia, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Fiji, Indonesia and the United States to name a few.

Franklin pumping and motor products include cast iron and ductile iron pump ends suitable for the rough and tumble of many industrial, agricultural and mining applications. They also provide a range of full stainless steel pumps for commercial, industrial and potable water applications. Franklin’s broad range of pumping solutions include end suction, horizontal or vertical multistage pumps, and a wide, comprehensive range of submersible borehole pumps and motors for almost every application.

Every pump needs to be driven by a reliable motor and Franklin offers the best industry performance. Their proven design with encapsulated windings and Kingsbury thrust bearings, along with their water block leads, provides the high level of reliability that keeps pumps operating.

The millions of motors made by Franklin ensures quality and peace of mind. To suit many applications, Franklin offer a Standard Water well construction further complemented with full 304SS motors, complete 316SS and 904L motor constructions up to 400kW.

Add the energy efficiency of their solar pump range and array systems, on or off the grid; and Franklin Electric can move water to meet your demands.

Water can be the enemy of many areas at times, but with Franklin’s Pioneer Pump range of trailer and skid-mounted self-priming centrifugal pumps, huge volumes of water can be moved up, down or over and away.

Couple the pumps with full control, monitoring and remote SCADA systems, and Franklin Electric offers complete Systems Solutions that ensure durability, reliability and performance wherever you operate whether locally or globally.

For more information on Franklin Electric’s products and service call 1300 FRANKLIN (1300 372 655) and visit

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