Pump firm’s German deal
November 6th 2007
Published: Oct 19 2007 Evening Gazette
TEESSIDE pump manufacturer Tomlinson Hall has secured a multi-million pound contract.
The Billingham-based company, which last year invested more than £1m in a new site, has struck the deal with one of Europe's leading manufacturers.
The Teesside firm has forged the partnership with German-based Crane, one of Europe's largest pump manufacturers, to become the supply and distribution base for its Deoa and Elro products within the UK.
Sales director of Tomlinson Hall, Colin Simpson, said: "Both companies have enjoyed a strong working relationship for some time and this partnership arrangement will allow all UK orders to be channelled and dispatched from Tomlinson Hall's head office in Billingham, rather than from Crane's manufacturing site in Germany as before.
"Demand for both Depa and Elro product ranges has grown considerably, especially within the UK's food and beverage, chemical processing and pharmaceutical industries.
"This streamlined operation will allow us to offer quick turnaround and a next or same day delivery service in most cases.
"Customers will rapidly realise the benefits of this joint partnership agreement and it will allow us to further enhance our professional customer service."
Tomlinson Hall moved from its Boathouse Lane head office in Stockton, to larger fully integrated premises at Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate, Billingham, last year.
It is the first time that the company has relocated to new premises in almost 90 year of business.
The move was part of the company's long-term expansion plan to grow into new European markets.
The business was established in 1919 by Alf Tomlinson and originally traded from an attic room selling hardware and engineering supplies to local customers.
The company is now one of the UK's leading pump manufacturers with distributors in more than 27 countries.
At the backend of last year, Tomlinson Hall contributed towards Faye Warrington, daughter of one of our longstanding clients, as she embarked on a volunteering trip with Camps International to Ecuador.
Having recently been named as one of the North East’s 2019 Northern Powerhouse Export Champions, our Business Development Director, Colin Simpson was invited to represent the region at their latest networking event.
Congratulations to Barry Zimmerman – our Web Manager – who represented Tomlinson Hall at the Pump House Annual Fishing Event last week and managed to place an impressive 3rd overall.
This week we were delighted to be invited to attend the Tees Valley Leaders Award 2019 ceremony. This follows on from our Business Development Director, Colin Simpson, being on the judging panel for the competition which is designed to promote engineering as a career of choice to young people across the region.
We are absolutely delighted to be celebrating 100 years in business...
We distribute pumps for pump manufacturers worldwide...
Tomlinson Hall is the sole UK distributor for DEPA, ELRO and Richter pumps.