As the leading centrifugal pump manufacturer in the UK, SPP Pumps requires the highest standards of manufacturing excellence from its facilities around the world. This is crucial to the on-going growth and development of the company. At the main manufacturing facility located in the UK, SPP Pumps set the highest standards attainable in the industry for quality and reliability. Our service centres are spread across the UK to allow for easy access. Our Coleford manufacturing facility has been a testament to our hard work and dedication to worldwide pump solutions over the years since it was first opened 31 years ago.
Main manufacturing facility located in Coleford, Gloucestershire, UK
SPP Pumps distinguishes its product split between pre-engineered standard products and fully customised equipment engineered and packaged to order. The extensive manufacturing and testing capabilities reflect this wide and diverse product range.
Manufacturing Planning System
To ensure efficient use of production resources, an MRPII manufacturing planning system is utilised. Assembly areas are segregated into the main product groups; standard pumps, industrial fire pumps, contractors pumps and engineered products. The machine shop is planned in cell layout with individual cells specialising in types, or ranges of components. CNC machines are linked by a DNC system allowing programming to be carried out on the machine or offline.
Lean manufacturing principles ensure that SPP Pumps are always focused on continuous improvement to support their 'Right First Time' philosophy. Customers are always welcome to visit the facility, either during manufacturing or when equipment is on test.
Testing, including witness testing, of all SPP's range of pumps is performed at SPP's own extensive in-house test facility. The main test area has a 1.4 million litre test tank with a depth of 6 metres. It can test pressures up to 50 bar, flows up to 2000 l/s and powers up to 800kW at 6.6kV, 400kW at 415V and 400kW at 60Hz. Generators can be used for higher powers or voltages.