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Our Story

New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd is a 100% owned subsidiary of New Zealand Pump Company Ltd.

New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd has been located in Burton upon Trent in England since 2008. The sales team work closely with the production team.

New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd.'s value to Burton on Trent was recognised in 2015 in the Staffordshire Business Awards.

The loyal customer base and growth in demand for the Ezi-action® Drumpumps in UK and Europe is testimony to their recognition as the premium hand pump of choice for pumping from bulk containers.

The leading dairy hygiene supplier that first took the Ezi-action® Drumpump to market in NZ continues to recognise their quality and sources Ezi-action® Drumpumps from New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd for its UK and European requirements.

The parent company started in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1991, when its founder David Johns partnered with the inventor of the unique technology used in every Ezi-action® Drumpump. The inventor, Owen Jones was British, living in New Zealand. Owen's initial patented design using flap valves was for a PVC shallow well pump. David took this principle and created the Mark I chemical resistant Ezi-action® hand drum pump constructed from PVC components. Sadly David Johns passed away in 2002, but he left a strong legacy in the New Zealand Pump Company, which grew strongly under the leadership of his wife and business partner Claire Jenkinson-Johns.

The legacy of the Mark I version remains in the T handle on the company's logo.

The design and development of the Ezi-action® Drumpumps have evolved into a chemical resistant hand pump with an innovative ball handle and safety strap that remains a distinctive, key feature to this day.

New Ownership

In April 2019 the New Zealand Pump Company and its subsidiaries were purchased by Jeffrey Hitchcock, Greg Flower and Martin Koer who saw  the opportunity to build on the successful products and brand built by David Johns and Claire Jenkinson-Johns.

"We  will continue to strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and to provide customer orientated hand pumping solutions," says Jeff Hitchcock.

Global Manufacture and Supply

The UK final assembly facility of New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd is supplied with 100% New Zealand manufactured pumps from the parent company, New Zealand Pump Company Ltd.


To see how well our drum pump works, watch our quick Ezi-action® Drumpump Features Video

If you’d like to work with our sales team then please Contact Us.

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