Gorman-Rupp acquires South African pump distributor

A Gorman-Rupp distributor for more than 25 years,  Pumptron provides water-related pumping solutions mainly for the construction, mining, agricultural and municipal markets in South Africa and in other sub-Sahara African countries.

Pumptron is headquartered in Johannesburg with operating locations in Cape Town and Durban and had approximately US$10 million in revenue during its fiscal year 2012.

Jeffrey Gorman, Gorman-Rupp president and CEO, said: "The acquisition of Pumptron will accelerate Gorman-Rupp’s presence in South Africa and serve as a platform for future growth in the rapidly-evolving sub-Sahara Africa region where the needs for water, wastewater, agriculture and construction infrastructure present excellent opportunities for growth in key markets we serve.”