Tsurumi takes over Obart Pumps

Japan’s Tsurumi has become a majority shareholder in UK pump distributor Obart Pumps Ltd.

The Maidstone-based pump dealer has been working with Tsurumi for many years.

“Obart Pumps has done a lot for our brand in the British market. To take the next step together in order to grow further was obvious for both sides,” said Daniel Weippert, managing director of Tsurumi Europe.

“Our UK customers will benefit from this merger,” said Matthew Hill, managing director of Obart. “We can now offer them even more expertise and product choice.” Hill will continue to lead Obart under Tsurumi ownership.

Tsurumi now has five sales office in Europe. The European business is controlled from Düsseldorf, in Germany.