Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition

Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition

Verder Group, a global leader in industrial pump solutions, has further fortified its dosing pumps range through a strategic acquisition of a majority stake in ITC, a prominent Spanish company renowned for its expertise in developing and manufacturing dosing pumps for agricultural and water treatment applications. This acquisition further strengthens Verder’s dosing pump pillar and its ability to support crucial water treatment facilities in Africa.

Water security concerns are increasingly pressing, particularly in regions like South Africa that has been grappling with water delivery challenges in major metros like Johannesburg for some time. By incorporating ITC’s cutting-edge dosing pump technology into its portfolio of innovative dosing pump solutions, Verder Liquids can play a pivotal role in supporting infrastructure upgrades through the provision of high-quality dosing pumps.

“Wastewater management stands as a critical challenge globally, encompassing various sources such as household drainage, industrial effluent, stormwater, and agricultural runoff. Despite the potential for recycling and treatment, a significant portion of wastewater (approximately 80% according to the UN) is discharged into the environment without proper remediation. This poses severe risks to freshwater sources, exacerbating contamination and jeopardising the availability of safe drinking water,” says Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa.

Innovative dosing pump solutions
Verder’s dosing pump solutions are comprehensive, encompassing an array of solutions tailored to meet diverse dosing requirements which are further bolstered by the Microdos and ITC ranges. From electromagnetic solenoid-powered diaphragm pumps to peristaltic pumps and motor-driven piston and diaphragm pumps, the portfolio encompasses a versatile suite of products designed to deliver precise and controlled chemical dosing across various applications. These pumps are indispensable in industries such as municipal water treatment for wastewater and drinking water, industrial wastewater management, chemical manufacturing, laboratory research, the food industry, landscaping, and agriculture where accurate dosing is imperative for operational efficiency and safety.

“Hose pumps, a fundamental component of our dosing pump range, offer a simple yet effective pumping mechanism ideal for wastewater treatment applications. By employing a re-enforced rubber hose subjected to compression and relaxation cycles, hose pumps ensurethe contained medium, such as lime or flocculant, remains isolated from the pump’s moving parts. This design minimises downtime and maintenance costs associated with traditional pump types, offering a cost-effective and reliable solution for dosing applications. Moreover, hose pumps boast advantages such as compact size, energy efficiency, continuous operation, and reduced risk of leakages, contributing to enhanced operational efficiencies and environmental sustainability,” says Macdougall.

Supporting infrastructure and environment
The integration of advanced dosing pump technology not only enhances industrial processes’ efficiency but also holds profound implications for environmental conservation and water resource management. By facilitating precise chemical dosing and wastewater treatment, Verder’s dosing pumps play a pivotal role in safeguarding freshwater sources, mitigating pollution, and ensuring the sustainable use of water resources. As water scarcity looms as a global challenge, investments in innovative pump solutions emerge as a critical imperative for ensuring water security and fostering socio-economic progress.

Verder’s strategic acquisition of ITC and the expansion of its dosing pumps range underscore the company’s proactive approach towards addressing pressing water security challenges. By leveraging advanced dosing pump technology, Verder is poised to support infrastructure upgrades, enhance operational efficiencies, and contribute to environmental sustainability, thereby safeguarding freshwater resources for future generations.

“Not only can the right dosing pump solution go a long way to addressing environmental sustainability but can also spare us from the nightmare scenario of running out of the precious resource that is drinkable water, which is absolutely indispensable to our health, recreation and social and economic progress,” concludes Macdougall.