May 14, 2018

BPMA supports first EURIS Summit and the creation of a European network

The first meeting of EURIS was held 9 May in London (Flickr/Dun.can)
The first meeting of EURIS was held 9 May in London (Flickr/Dun.can)

9 May, as part of its membership of EURIS (European Union Relationship and Industrial Strategy) the BPMA attended the organisation’s first summit on Brexit.

Representing industrial product supply sectors, which collectively account for over 25% of the UK’s total goods imports and exports, the event saw industry associations from across Europe come together to discuss and agree a joint UK-EU industry working plan to ensure a successful Brexit for product manufacturers.

Held in London, the gathering involved contributions from government advisers and CEOs of trade bodies from across Europe, including Germany, Portugal and Sweden, as well as contributions from the UK product supply sector.

Presented in a spirit of ‘openness and cooperation’, a representative of the BPMA said the meeting helped to identify and cement a common ground.  It also paved the way for the creation of a EURIS European Network to help deliver an optimal Brexit outcome for the industrial product supply sector across the Single Market.

This newly created European ‘industrial product supply’ Network will be an advisory body on the potential impacts of the changing relationship between the UK and EU. The network will talk with governments, manufacturers and the media and will be offering solutions to the challenges presented by Brexit for the sector as well as ideas on how to maximise opportunities.

EURIS chair Dr Howard Porter, commenting on the EURIS European Network said, “The industrial product supply sector has come together in a constructive manner to establish a working party to deliver the best Brexit for our industry. This is an important time for our sector and we look forward to announcing the outputs of our network in the coming months”.

The BPMA was represented at the event by its president, Duncan Lewis (managing director of Xylem Water Solutions), its previous president, Peter Reynolds (managing director of Grundfos Pumps) and its CEO, Steve Schofield.

Established in 1941, and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2009, the British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of UK and Irish manufacturers and suppliers of liquid pumps and other pump related equipment.

The first meeting of EURIS was held 9 May in London (Flickr/Dun.can)






May 23, 2018
Cheniere Energy’s has committed to the development of a third LNG liquefaction train at its Corpus Christi liquefaction project (CCL project). It was announced on 22 May that... [Read More]

May 23, 2018
Hydranautics has announced the launch of the CPA7 series of RO membranes for municipal and industrial fluid treatment: the CPA7-LD-4040, CPA7-LD and CPA7 MAX. The CPA7 membranes offer a combination of... [Read More]

May 22, 2018
KSB Pumps and Valves has assisted the University of Pretoria in the construction of a large controlled-temperature test unit, which will form the backbone of ongoing research into heat transfer, fluid... [Read More]

May 22, 2018
The new MetraFlow ultrasonic flowmeter from Titan Enterprises incorporates a chemically resistant Perfluoralkoxy Alkane (PFA) tube onto which are mounted high sensitivity ultrasonic sensors. The company... [Read More]

May 22, 2018
ECD says the analyser-process controller simplifies liquid measurement and control The new LQ800 Multi Channel Controller from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) combines internet-of-things liquid analytical... [Read More]

May 21, 2018
The need to repair the ageing water infrastructure sitting in cities like Los Angeles is becoming more and more acute. Utilities are increasingly concerned about the lifespan of their systems and how quickly... [Read More]

May 21, 2018
The company says the acquisition complements and strengthens its global presence in delivering fluid automation solutions. Emerson announced on 17 May that it has agreed on terms to acquire Aventics... [Read More]

May 21, 2018
Orbinox has launched a new line of heavy duty slurry knife gate valves designed for high pressure applications. The HG series knife gate valve has been specifically designed to offer excellent performance... [Read More]

May 18, 2018
Tendeka has successfully tested its PulseEight wireless control and monitoring device with an operator in the North Sea. The PulseEight uses pressure pulse telemetry to communicate wirelessly between downhole... [Read More]

May 18, 2018
The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) has chosen Veolia and Suez to design, build and operate the Gandharbpur drinking water treatment plant. WASA is the body in charge of drinking water... [Read More]

May 17, 2018
ITT announced 17 May that it is expanding its i-ALERT Monitoring Solution portfolio, giving customers additional options to maximise the efficiency and total cost of ownership of all types of rotating... [Read More]

May 16, 2018
T-T Flow announced on 16 May that they have been awarded accreditation from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) for all its swing gate valves. WRAS contributes to the protection of public health... [Read More]

May 16, 2018
Valcor Engineering has announced their new product lines, SV22, SV28 and SV102. The SV102 is a precision pressure regulator, and the SV22 and SV28 are high flow electronic valves. The SV102 is a manual... [Read More]

May 16, 2018
BW Offshore has contracted liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions to supply water booster pumps to the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel operator’s life extension... [Read More]

May 15, 2018
Research at Oregon State University (OSU) has found that silver nanoparticles (an increasingly common material in consumer products) can potentially interfere with the treatment of wastewater. The findings... [Read More]