Water Industry Reception
Australian Pump Industries recently hosted a reception for Mr. Bill Davidson, President of Tsurumi North America. Tsurumi Pumps is the world’s largest manufacturer of submersible mining and water treatment pumps. Their robotisized plant in Kyoto has the capacity to build up to 1,000,000 submersible pumps a year.
Bill Davidson has been associated with the Tsurumi dewatering pump product line for over 30 years. Based up until recently in Chicago, he spearheaded the drive to push Tsurumi Pump into the number one position in the North American market in dewatering, rental and mining pump market sectors.
Australian Pump Industries were appointed the exclusive Tsurumi Distributors in August last year. Their focus is on development of the product into the mining and construction markets.
“We have a lot to learn from the experiences of Tsurumi in North America” said Aussie Pumps Adrian Fiatarone. “Our aim is to replicate the North American experience, introducing Australian consumers to the benefits of these low maintenance, high quality products” he said.
The reception held in Sydney’s boutique Norwest business district was attended by a wide range of mining and pump hire industry leaders. Attendees travelled from all over Australia with the heavy emphasis on senior management from Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.
“I was impressed by the engineering expertise exhibited by the people I met during my stay in Australia” said Davidson. “It explains why Australian mining engineers are considered to be up there with the best in the world” he said.
Tsurumi Pump is also a major manufacturer of sewage pumps, cutter and grinder pumps and submersible aeration equipment. Their design emphasis has always been on the development of water processing equipment for a cleaner planet. “I was delighted to meet Australian water industry executives and exchange ideas with them about the latest developments” said Davidson. “I had the chance to get some very positive feedback from the folks at Ovivo, one of Australia’s leading water treatment companies” he said.
One of the industry’s legends, Mr. John Link of Link Pumps flew up from Melbourne to meet Bill Davidson. “This is the best forum and meeting I have ever attended” said John Link. “Bill sure sold me on the advantages of Tsurumi pumps over other leading submersible pump brands” he said.
Australian Pump will be bringing Bill Davidson back to Australia in 6 months time to host a range of technical seminars on water treatment, mine dewatering and through life pump support.
“Better products, lower operating costs and Tsurumi’s total quality philosophy will be a winner for the Australian mining and construction industries” said Davidson.
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