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Pump Manufacturers

Pump manufacturers are companies that research, develop, test, and assemble pumps. Just as there are many different types of pumps, there are countless manufacturers, most focusing on specific niches within the business. For example, one company may focus primarily on producing peristaltic pumps for use in the medical industry, another might mainly make heavy-duty process pumps for major chemical manufacturers, and yet another may work exclusively with producers in the oil and gas industry. Meanwhile, there are other manufacturers with broad operational scopes, producing a range of pumps for everything from high-powered industrial uses to small, home applications.

There are manufacturers based in practically every industrialized nation in the world. They exist in the U.S., Europe, India, China, Korea, Japan, Brazil, and also throughout many emerging markets in the developing world. Like many other industries, pump manufacturing now has a large off-shore component. Companies in places like the U.S., Australia, and Western Europe often contract with companies in cheaper markets to provide pump parts and components, which are then assembled in the company's home facility. This helps companies stay competitive and keeps costs low for pump buyers.

Manufacturers use a variety of processes to sell their products. Some work directly with companies to produce specialized pumps designed for specific purposes. For example, a manufacturer of oil-related pumps may produce made-to-order pumps for a roster of oil companies. Meanwhile, other manufacturers are simply too large to work this way, instead relying upon a network of pump distributors and pump representatives to connect products to buyers. Still other pump manufacturers may sell at least some of their stock to retail sellers such as hardware stores and online marketplaces.

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