Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine Volume 425 - January 2016 - Page 38

MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING BPMA Responsible for some 85% of the UK pump market as well as representing the sector's export interests, the British Pump Manufacturers' Association (BPMA) has a key role to play when it comes to increasing visibility for those in the sector, and is providing the expert knowledge and competitive edge its members needs to ensure their future prosperity and sustained growth. Now approaching its 75th anniversary, BPMA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pumping equipment. Noting the incredibly complex nature of the sector, membership within BPMA is available across the entire spectrum of industry manufacturers, distributors, importers, and repairers, going so far as to include wholly-owned subsidiaries of foreign companies providing they have an investment in buildings and plant in the UK. With membership comes a number of distinct advantages over like companies, particularly with respect to the technical expertise and market insight the association is able to impart. Regularly conducting its own research into the sector; marking developments in technology, taking note of new legislation regarding health and safety or environmental compliance, and monitoring UK and EU directives, BPMA releases a number of reports throughout the year from which members can make informed decisions on both their present operations and future ambitions. Amongst guides to securing product efficiency and the latest in pumps systems, is the BPMA Annual Directory and Buyers Guide in which all members appear and can display their commitment to best practice as well as any new developments. Very much foregrounding the capabilities and achievements of its members, BPMA membership is, in and of itself, a mark of approval and one which can be a determining factor when it comes to becoming a preferred supplier. From its elevated position in the sector, BPMA offers UK and EU political, legislative and executive representation and regularly lobbies for sector-wide change on behalf of its members. With the strength of such a long history and the prolonged research it has undertaken over the PUMPING KNOWLEDGE INTO THE INDUSTRY the British Pump Manufacturers