NZ Pump Blog
New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd is a 100% owned subsidiary of New Zealand Pump Company Group. New Zealand Pump Company (Europe) Ltd has been located in Burton on Trent in the UK since 2008. The production and sales team work closely together in the same premises.
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.
The legacy of the Mark I version remains in the T handle on the company's logo.
Then David led the design and development of the Mark II version, a mix of PVC and polypropylene and introduced the world to the Ezi-action® Drumpumps' innovative ball handle and safety strap that remains a distinctive, key feature to this day.
The durablility of the Mark II version was demonstrated in 2015 when a customer in Scotland contacted the team seeking to source more Ezi-action® Drumpumps. The pump he had was more than 15 years old. Read more.
Continued market research identified the need for widened chemical resistance and a widened range of pump sizes. This led to the 100% polypropylene Mark III version of Ezi-action® Drumpumps for all sizes of bulk containers. Ezi-action® Drumpumps are now used with confidence across all market sectors around the world.
Over the years the range of accessories and seal options has further expanded in response to customer needs.
Family Owned with Family Values
Along with innovative design and quality, David embedded into the company the core family values of Support, Service, and Loyalty.
Never stepping away from these values David made sure his family was always involved with the company.
The Johns' children seen in this photo using the earliest Mark I Ezi-action® Hand Pump, have played a role in the business over the years.
His wife, Claire Jenkinson-Johns replaced the inventor as business partner in 2000 and has led the company since David's passing in 2002.
Hayden Johns, their son, was with the sales team in the UK from late 2012 to early 2015 servicing customers across UK and Europe.
Jim Maines, a good friend of David’s, is responsible for the sales teams both in the UK and in California USA where he is primarily based.
Increasing demand for Ezi-action® Drumpumps saw production grow from Owen's garage in Thames to the round barn on the Johns' family farm at Newstead, Waikato where Claire still lives and then on to modern industrial premises in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Global Manufacture and Supply
Today, 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.
The Americas are supplied with Ezi-action® Drumpumps from the Californian manufacturing premises of, another 100% owned subsidiary, NZ Pump Company Inc.
The parent company, New Zealand Pump Company Ltd proudly manufactures Ezi-action® Drumpumps from 100% NZ sourced components. NZ, Australia, Asia and the Pacific are serviced from New Zealand.
"We remain a family owned and operated company that continues to strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and to provide customer orientated hand pumping solutions" says Claire Jenkinson-Johns, President and Managing Director.
To see how well our drum pump works, watch our quick Ezi-action® Drumpump Features Video
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