ESR Technology’s Pump Centre sees membership grow to record numbers
The Pump Centre is the largest membership organization for pump users, manufacturers and suppliers in the UK, the company said. It provides a range of services to its members, including fast access to problem solving expertise, free and discounted engineering training courses, participation in development projects, access to technical information, and it provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and numerous marketing and networking opportunities. The Pump Centre ’s membership has increased to sixty-five organizations this year.
“This has been a very encouraging year for the Pump Centre ,” said John Howarth, Pump Centre manager. “We’ve been delighted to see well over a ten percent increase in our membership to its highest ever levels. Companies are realizing that we have a unique mixture of members from across the supply chain which makes us ideally placed to act as a conduit for technology transfer and an extremely cost effective marketing resource”.
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