The Pumpsmith acquires exclusive pump distribution to South African province


The Pumpsmith, a South African pump specialist company, has acquired exclusive distribution of pumps to the Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN) region of South Africa after partnering with Verder pumps. This is in line with Verder’s long-term strategy to expand its footprint within South Africa.

As the exclusive distribution partner to Verder in the KZN region, The Pumpsmith will hold stock of Peristaltic Hose pumps, Verderflex VF and Dura, Tube pumps, Vantage 5000 and VerderAir, air operated double diaphragm pumps – amongst others. The company will also continue to offer after-sales service support to their clients on all Verder pumps. This is inclusive of servicing and maintenance.

Director of The Pumpsmith, Mark Smith, expressed optimism in the partnership, noting as an advantage that Verder has a wide range of high quality pump products and solutions.

Similarly, Verder Pumps South Africa Managing Director, Darryl Macdougall said that the move stemmed from their seizing the opportunity to increase their investment in the KZN region.

Verder has an installed base within sugar mills, paper mills, steel manufacturing and chrome processing plants, as well as chemical tank farms.

Addressing the partnership with The Pumpsmith, Macdougall elaborated that as a virtue of having working experience from such partnerships before, local knowledge and presence are factors that Verder is well familiar with. As such, The Pumpsmith was chosen not only owing to their in-depth market knowledge and technical ability, but also service capability and high coverage of the region in question.

He further added that the partnership enables them to provide customers with a single point of contact while meeting their concerns over quality, capacity and delivery time. This, he says, will need them to work closely with the team from the Pumpsmith to expand and strengthen the overall position of the brand as well as Verder’s full-line of products within the region.