Wilo UK expands in pump servicing with acquisition of Arfon Rewinds

Wilo UK has acquired Arfon Rewinds Limited (trading as Arfon Engineering Services) in a move that extends the company’s service capability in key water management operations, including installation, repair, condition monitoring, and general pump maintenance.

Wilo UK's Lee Tebbatt (left) and Arfon's Andy Martin (right).
Wilo UK's Lee Tebbatt (left) and Arfon's Andy Martin (right).

Arfon has two workshops - one for dirty water pumps based in Bromborough and the other for clean water pumps based in Caernarfon - with a team of around 20 full-time engineers. The company is a major service and maintenance provider to industry in the North West of England and also numerous water utility companies, including Welsh Water and United Utilities. Arfon will continue to trade as a separate legal entity to support its existing customers and contracts.

Lee Tebbatt, managing director of Wilo UK, says the acquisition further strengthens Wilo UK’s servicing capability and aligns with an increased focus from customers on aftersales support and total cost of ownership.

“We have a strong trading relationship in place already with Arfon, who is a long-standing Wilo Service Partner. The opportunity to bring Arfon fully into the Wilo family was a good fit with our strategy of providing a full range of service capabilities across the installed pump base in the water utilities and industry sectors,” explained Tebbatt.

“Our ability to support the pumps and pumping systems we supply through a range of service and maintenance capabilities is a strategic ambition for Wilo and is becoming increasingly important for pump users. With this significant step forward, our now even larger service team network can offer the highest level of support across the UK for water management, industrial, and building services applications.”

Andy Martin, previously a director of Arfon, will join the Wilo UK Management Team as Sales and Operations Director. “We’ve worked closely with Wilo for many years and have common markets, customers and a desire to grow our business together,“ said Martin. “Joining the Wilo team opens up opportunities both for the Arfon business, in terms of potential new business opportunities, and also for our employees who are now part of a much bigger organisation with even greater potential to grow their own careers.”