In December 1987, Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, opened SPP’s manufacturing facility at Coleford, UK. SPP Pumps is a global pump manufacturer and pumping solutions provider and the opening ceremony marked the completion of a £4 million investment programme by SPP in the site.

On 9 November, the Princess Royal returned to mark the celebration of SPP Pumps' 25 years at Coleford. During that time, SPP's total sales have increased from £15 million to £70 million in 2011, with an expanding staff topping 170 employees last year.

Over the next five years, SPP is geared up for an ambitious £9 million expansion rolling out in three phases. A £5 million test centre at 22 m high will be the tallest building on the industrial estate and is to house a large crane to lift huge pumps in and out of a 15 m deep pit filled with over 1,0000,0000 l of water. The last phase will see the old offices replaced by a new, modern three-storey building containing conference and training facilities.

With more than 120 years of engineering experience in the field, SPP's service extends over 10 different sectors including oil and gas, water utilities, fire protection, and transformer oil. From design and manufacture to testing, parts, after sales service and on-site energy savings solutions, SPP Pumps' turnkey offering is world class.