Pioneer Pump Ltd
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Pioneer Pump Ltd

Pioneer Pump operates in markets around the world, with Pioneer Pump Ltd selling and renting pumping equipment throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa to sectors including municipal, construction, quarrying, mining, industrial and agricultural and numerous rental fleets. Pioneer’s diesel-powered centrifugal pump packages are universally recognised as some of the best on the market.

Based in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, UK, customers come to Pioneer Pump Ltd for performance pumps, with many applications being either business or safety critical.

 

Customer

Pioneer Pump Ltd

Location

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

 

Sector

Industrial

Application

Pumping equipment

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Selecting Perkins engines as its diesel power supplier of choice has helped Pioneer Pump Ltd carve out a distinctive, valuable USP, raising standards and expectations in a global market saturated with manufacturers.

Pioneer Pump operates in markets around the world, with Pioneer Pump Ltd selling and renting pumping equipment throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa to sectors including municipal, construction, quarrying and mining, industrial, agriculture and numerous rental fleets. Pioneer’s dieselpowered centrifugal pump packages are universally recognised as some of the best on the market.

Paul Skippins, commercial director of Pioneer Pump Ltd says: “Our customers come to Pioneer for performance pumps. Many of the applications are either business or safety critical. The pumps deliver performance, efficiency and reliability - when a pump is called into use it’s expected to perform.”

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“In-use performance also needs to be matched by excellent aftermarket support and spares availability”, says Toby Wilson, product manager at Pioneer Pump Ltd. “While the purchase price may make a low-cost pump attractive initially, that enthusiasm often wanes when someone discovers there’s no technical support for engine maintenance and hunting down spares means searching obscure corners of the internet and questionable quality.”

It's not a problem faced by Pioneer Pump Ltd customers as a solid relationship with Perkins distributor DiPerk Power Solutions means robust servicing and technical support. “Coupled with the exceptional Perkins spare part service, with next day availability on most items, our sales and rental customers all enjoy complete peace of mind and some of the lowest operational costs of any diesel pumping equipment,” says Toby.

It’s on lead-time where Pioneer Pump Ltd has created its unique offering, developing an ability to design, configure and deliver highly bespoke pumpsets on a fast-response basis. 

But aside from the strong customer feedback and preference for Perkins-powered pumpsets, Pioneer Pump Ltd.’s ability to meet short lead-times has been greatly helped by Perkins’ own approach to meeting customers’ demands; the Industrial Open Power Unit (IOPU).

A complete power package—not just the engine but all the aftertreatment hardware, radiators, and air inlet filtration—the Perkins IOPU is a complete ‘out of the box’ solution. Factoryconfigured, tested and validated, an OEM such as Pioneer Pump Ltd can effectively incorporate it into a pumpset, or other product.

“We’ve used Perkins IOPU engines for over ten years, electronically and mechanically controlled,” says Paul. “That, and the reassurance that DiPerk is always available to deliver the best engine for our stock made it an easy decision to partner with DiPerk for our entire sub-130 kW EU Stage V diesel powered range.”

The Perkins® 403J-17, 403J-E17T, 404J-E22TA, 904J-E36TA and 1204J-E44TTA have been carefully selected to optimise pump performance across multiple applications, while reducing end user operating costs.  

“Diperk’s knowledge of the Perkins range has been invaluable to us as we select and match engines to pump requirements, factoring in engine power, fuel burn, cost, size and even weight," adds Paul.

This strong relationship between Pioneer and DiPerk has other benefits. Toby explains: “Back in 2016, when the UK’s Environment Agency asked us to tender for more than 170 pumpsets—mounted on road-legal fast-tow trailers for rapid response pumping—it was the Perkins engine selections of the 403D-15 and 404D-22T via Diperk that helped us secure the competitive technical and commercial solution that helped win the tender.”

“There’s no doubt that price helps, but the most important criteria are engine quality, reliability and after sales support,” says Paul. “It really has been critical for the success of our rental fleet, where for the smaller utility pumps, having a robust engine capable of continuous operation in harsh environments, is vital.”

 

““There’s no doubt that price helps, but the most important criteria are engine quality, reliability and after sales support. It really has been critical for the success of our rental fleet, where for the smaller utility pumps, having a robust engine capable of continuous operation in harsh environments, is vital.” 

Paul Skippins, commercial director of Pioneer Pump Ltd

 

 

 

Perkins® 400, 900 and 1200 Series

  • The 403J-17 is an indirect injection industrial diesel engine that meets both EU Stage V and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final without the need for electronic control, aftertreatment or exhaust gas recirculation. It is available with factory configurable options to minimise the costs of machine development
  • The 403J-17T is one of four engine options from Perkins at 18.4 kW (24 hp) allowing OEMs to balance different installation, operating and commercial requirements. This model is particularly adapted to machines which need high torque, lower speed operation or good cold start capability
  • The 404J-E22TA is a 4 cylinder, 2.2 litre engine available in a turbocharged configuration. It's a compact package capable of producing 55 kW (74 hp) and delivers excellent torque at low speeds, reduced owner and operating costs and low noise and harshness
  • The 904J-E36TA is a 4 cylinder engine providing excellent performance in power, peak and low speed torque, fuel consumption and transient response. Reliability and easy service access are integral to the design of the engines which are available with a range of installation options to enable OEMs to minimise the size of the engine bay of their machines
  • The Perkins 1204 range is designed with optimised fuel consumption in mind, matching it to the operating cycles of a wide range of equipment and applications. Low cost maintenance is achieved through hydraulic tappets, multi-vee belts, service free aftertreatment and 500 hour oil change intervals

 

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Product overview

Pioneer Pump Ltd designs, manufacturers, rents and sells its own pump designs, providing customers with quality pumps that are exported to over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Operating in the quarry and mining, industrial and wastewater markets, it has earned a reputation for building, rugged and fuel efficient pumpsets for the most challenging conditions and demanding applications. Known for designing innovative products, the company provides service and 24/7 support to its customers, wherever they are located.

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