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ITT expands in Australia with Blakers Pump acquisition

Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Blakers Pump Engineers supplies process and industrial-quality pumping equipment along with technical and after sales service. The company has sales, repair and service facilities in Gladstone and Brisbane, Queensland; Sydney, New South Wales; and Melbourne, Victoria, and had fiscal 2011 revenues of approximately US$27 million.

Blakers Pump Engineers packages, tests, commissions and services Goulds Pumps’ complete range of horizontal and vertical heavy-duty centrifugal pumps for the oil and gas, mining, chemical, refining, water treatment, pulp and paper, and general industrial markets, including ANSI and API 610 specifications in the Australian market. The company also distributes ITT’s C’treat reverse osmosis watermakers to provide fresh water supply to offshore platforms.

“This acquisition will further strengthen our strategy of expanding our global presence and allow us to be closer to our customers in the oil and gas and mining markets,” said Robert Pagano Jr, president of ITT’s Industrial Process business unit. “Blakers has been in the business for more than 30 years and has built a strong reputation in Australia as a supplier and service provider of quality process and industrial pumping equipment and solutions.”