Manufacturer spotlight: KSB pumps

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At Pump Sales Direct, we are proud to stock products from not only the nation’s leading pump manufacturers, but the world’s. KSB, a German supplier of pumps, valves and related services, has proved itself capable of separating itself even from the most well-known and globally renowned manufacturers. To illustrate how KSB have managed to do this, focusing on the quality and diversity of their products, as well as a little bit about the company’s values and history, we have put together this hopefully illuminating and educational piece.


KSB started life as a manufacturer of boiler feed equipment and valves in 1871. A German inventor named Johannes Klein founded the company with Friedrich Schanzlin and Jakob Becker. In 1887, it became a public limited company. Just nine years later, the UK became KSB’s first subsidiary outside of Germany, marking the start of KSB’s long and continued success in the British Isles. Having been built on the back of the reliability and durability of their UNA pumps, KSB expanded their product range in 1903 to include centrifugal pumps and drainage pumps, both of which remain key offerings to this day. The next 115 years of KSB’s story are characterised by continued innovation and expansion into all four corners of the globe.

Corporate responsibility

The environmental situation gets progressively worse day by day, making it increasingly important to mount a genuine effort to halt its advance. In the pumps industry, where slight tweaks in a pump’s technological make-up can amount to massive reductions in the amount of energy consumed, it is paramount to strive for optimally energy efficient products.

Thankfully, KSB’s values are allied with our own. They are committed to working in conjunction with the Kyoto Protocol to limit their contributions to climate change. They are forever scrutinising their products, technologies and work processes for hints of excess. Wherever possible, they have streamlined these bloated constituents to require as few raw materials as possible and to consume as little energy as possible.


The success of any manufacturer is of course predicated on the quality of their products – and KSB is no exception to this rule. Their Etanorm pumps stand out as being the most obvious example of their success. The world’s bestselling standardised water pump, the Etanorm has sold well over 1.5 million units worldwide – a truly staggering number. The Etanorm isn’t even considered the centrepiece of the KSB pumps offering. Instead, their centrifugal pumps are considered KSB’s focal point. What remains true, regardless of the type of product, is that the quality remains the same. You can find an extensive range of KSB pumps UK on our website.

If you have any questions or queries about any of our products, KSB or otherwise, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. You can do so by email or phone, and they will be more than happy to help you secure the product you need.



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