Industrial Flow Solutions to acquire Italy’s Dreno Pompe

Industrial Flow Solutions is buying Dreno Pompe, a designer and manufacturer of electrical submersible pumps for wastewater applications, based in Monselice in northeastern Italy.

Dreno's Kappa pump.
Dreno's Kappa pump.

A portfolio company of private equity firm May River Capital, Industrial Flow Solutions specialises in pumping and fluid management solutions for harsh, rugged environments. The company, which is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, is home to BJM Pumps products, Stancor pumps and controls, OverWatch direct in-line pump systems and the Oil Minder pump and control solution, as well as Scotland-based Clearwater Controls which it acquired last October.

Founded in 1990, Dreno Pompe designs and manufactures submersible pumps and mixers as well as accessories required for installation. Dreno Pompe’s pumps are used in residential, municipal and industrial applications, including construction and shipbuilding. The company’s Compatta and GRIX product lines are for domestic and residential wastewater needs while the Kappa line is a series of construction pumps for abrasive materials.

Dreno’s Emiliano Conforto and Fabiana Conforto will continue to serve as operating leader and commercial and administrative leader, respectively. The Dreno name will continue and its manufacturing facility will remain in the Veneto region of Italy.

“We see a long and complementary partnership between Industrial Flow Solutions and Dreno Pompe and are excited to be collaborating with such a respected brand,” said John Wilson, president of Industrial Flow Solutions. “We share a commitment of delivering high quality and reliable wastewater solutions through exceptional customer service.”