Metering pumps are commonly used for applying chemicals for water treatment. With customers looking for more precise control, the demand for metering pumps is likely to continue in the water/waste water industry. Moreover, modernisation of facilities in oil & gas industries, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food & beverage will provide momentum to the demand for metering pump.
Research Solutions has completed metering pumps studies supplying detailed market data on several European markets, (Spain, Turkey, France, Italy, etc.) as well as US, and Mexico. There is often a clear distinction between the suppliers working in sectors such as water treatment and those working in industries such as chemicals process and oil & gas. This is usually defined by the kind of pump they offer with the latter sector requiring high end metering pumps. The major brands such as Milton Roy, Prominent or Pulsafeeder serve most sectors although their positions will vary in each. The total number of motor-driven pumps sold is more than total sales of solenoid pumps in the US market. In contrast, more solenoid pumps than motor driven are sold in terms of volume on markets like Spain, Turkey or Mexico. Solenoid pumps are used in the water treatment sector (by water companies and industrial organisations for effluent treatment), and the sales are high volume, with prices lower. Motor driven pumps tend to be used when exposure to extreme conditions such as moisture and strong chemical fumes can cause premature failure. Key players in the market such as Grundfos, Lewa, Milton Roy, ProMinent, and Pulsafeeder are present worldwide. There is significant geographic imbalance in the worldwide sales of Pulsafeeder, Iwaki and Lewa. For example, Pulsafeeder’s shares or Lewa’s position in Spain and Turkey may benefit from new efforts and improvements. Some medium sized European businesses like Emec and Seko enjoy strong local market position in Spain and Turkey with poor coverage elsewhere.