Myson pumps secures major contracts with British Gas services

Myson pumps secures major contracts with British Gas services

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Myson P u m p s secures major contracts with British Gas Services

British Gas Services has awarded two contracts for the supply of domestic circulators to Myson Pumps, the country's largest British-owned d o m e s t i c circulator business. The contracts could involve Myson P u m p s supplying in excess of half a million u n i t s to British Gas Services via the merchant distribution channel a n d British Gas Services' National Parts Centre in Leicester, over the n e x t three years. In a progressive move by British Gas Services, which has previously limited the d u r a t i o n of such contracts to j u s t one year, the contracts for the National Parts Centre will r u n for two years, a n d the central heating i n s t a l l a t i o n contract via the merchants, for three years, taking the a g r e e m e n t into the n e x t century. Myson P u m p s had previously been one of several m a j o r suppliers of circulators to British Gas Services, supplying a significant p o r t i o n of the company's total requirements. One of the m a j o r reasons for the British Gas Services' decision to award these m a j o r contracts to Myson P u m p s was the company's willingness a n d ability to m a n u f a c t u r e a circulator exactly to British Gas Services' requirements. British Gas Services Head of Supplies, Dave Kendle, commented: "Although price was a factor in our decision, we were greatly influenced by Myson's ability to work closely with our t e c h n i c a l t e a m to p r o v i d e a p r o d u c t suited to o u r specific needs a n d their c o m m i t m e n t to a n ongoing p a r t n e r s h i p Y Rigorous quality a u d i t s of all p o t e n t i a l m a n u f a c t u r e r s were c o n d u c t e d by British Gas Services in advance of the contract being awarded, to confirm the quality a n d reliability of product selection, a n d of the whole m a n u f a c t u r i n g process.

WORLD PUMPS NOVEMBER 1997

Myson Pumps' MD Fraser Douglas is delighted to have won two contracts from British Gas Services.

Myson P u m p s Managing Director, F r a s e r Douglas, said: "Naturally we are delighted to have been awarded these contracts. It clearly d e m o n s t r a t e s the benefits resulting from a n u n d e r s t a n d i n g of the technical, commercial a n d logistical req u i r e m e n t s of your c u s t o m e r base. The fact t h a t the contracts are for two a n d t h r e e years provides both parties, a n d our m e r c h a n t d i s t r i b u t i o n channels, with a degree of stability which will be of benefit to us all." The contracts coincide with significant additional investm e n t in p r o d u c t i o n technology at Myson P u m p s ' King's Lynn m a n u f a c t u r i n g plant, which will enable the c o m p a n y to service the British Gas Services contracts w i t h o u t c o m p r o m i s i n g its existing service to the m e r c h a n t sector.

Contact: Myson Pumps, Oldmedow Road, Hardwick Industrial Estate, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 4JN, UK. Tel: +44 1553 764821; Fax: + 44 1553 760965.

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Weir s t r e n g t h e n s 'Services' division

The Weir Group has p u r c h a s e d PSL I n t e r n a t i o n a l , a privately-

owned North Lincolnshire specialist repairer a n d m a i n t a i n e r of r o t a t i n g machinery, for a n undisclosed sum. The acquisition will strengthen the activities of the group's e n g i n e e r i n g services division. PSL, which employs 45 people at B a r t o n - o n - H u m b e r close to the H u m b e r Bridge, h a d a t u r n o v e r of £ 3 m last year. Peter Syme, m a n a g i n g director of Weir E n g i n e e r i n g Services, of which PSL will become an a u t o n o m o u s business, said: "The acquisition fits into our s t r a t e g y of d e v e l o p i n g a n d growing our involvement in the b r o a d e r t u r b o - m a c h i n e r y repair market.The two businesses are very c o m p l e m e n t a r y a n d offer t r e m e n d o u s o p p o r t u n i t i e s to e x t e n d the range of services available to both our c u s t o m e r basesY PSL specialises in the repair a n d r e f u r b i s h m e n t of s t e a m turbines, centrifugal a n d recip r o c a t i n g compressors a n d it t a r g e t s some of Weir's m a i n markets, such as oil a n d gas, power, exploration, extraction, process a n d t r a n s m i s s i o n . The c o m p a n y carries o u t t u r b o - m a c h i n e r y work, from servicing auxiliary steam t u r b i n e sets up to m a j o r overhauls a n d rotor rem a n u f a c t u r e of high-speed gas compressors.