Albany Engineering Company Ltd.
Albany Pumps makes a wide range of standard, customised and specialised positive displacement pumps in the UK. If you require a gear pump, a twin screw pump or lobe pump, we think you’ve found the right place. We are a British manufacturer wholly owned by the employees with a trust to guarantee longevity. Our production plant in Lydney, Gloucestershire in complemented by a full service and repair centre in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Let’s have a conversation about your project today. We have Albany representatives spread worldwide who will be able to help you in finding your perfect solution. If you require an external gear pump, a twin screw pump or an internal lobe pump, we think you’ve found the right place.
Albany became an employee-owned company in 2015 thereby adding lifelong stability to our British heritage. We are very proud of our long associations with some of the world’s leading companies and our position on the supplier lists of these companies allowing supply of all types of pumps in addition to our own portfolio of products.
The companies and pump suppliers found below welcome this exclusive situation, enabling the purchase and supply of the world’s leading brands through one unique brand - Albany Pumps. Our CNC production plant in Lydney, Gloucestershire and Service and Repair Centre in Bradford, West Yorkshire provide two key hubs of all Albany Pumps manufacturing. You can be rest assured that you're in good hands with our engineers, as we provide the standards for every industry such as ATEX, CE, BSI, VdS, and API.
- Stothert & Pitt
- Barclay Kellett
Our company was born in 1902 in the Old Kent Road area of South London. We worked out of a small workshop and associated brass foundry controlled by R. White & Co. Mineral Water Manufacturers, which had already existed for about 10 years. In 1904 a patent (No. 25,222) was obtained and through years of various improvements to gear pump designs, we created other patents and product features.
We built our business in London until the factory was sadly destroyed on the third day of the Blitz in 1940. Albany's wartime wanderings included five years in farm buildings in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, before settling in our present two acre site at Lydney, Gloucestershire (Forest of Dean) in 1946.
History of Albany Pumps
The Albany pump was born in 1902 in the Old Kent Road area of South London in a small workshop controlled by R. White & Co. Mineral Water Manufacturers. This workshop and associated brass foundry had already existed for about 10 years. In 1904 a patent (No. 25,222) was obtained and through the years various improvements to gear pump design have led to other patents and product features.
Albany was located in London until the factory was destroyed on the third day of the Blitz in 1940. The firm’s wartime wanderings included five years in farm buildings in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, before settling in the present 2 acre site at Lydney in Gloucestershires Forest of Dean (England) in 1946.
Fire Fighting for over 100 years
Seen here is a photo of a 1910 fire engine for export to Calcutta with an Albany rotary water pump fitted. Contrast this with Albany’s foam concentrate pump sets, diesel driven, for export to Qatar delivered in June 2010, below.
The foam pump delivers 1460 l/min and is fitted with an in-built relief valve. ASA 150 lb flanges and gunmetal casing. Albany makes a range of foam pumps to over 3000 l/m using rotary gear and twin screw pump designs. Water turbine driven foam pumps for up to 1200 l/m are an Albany pump speciality.
Historical note: The Calcutta pump was part of a range of external bearing gear pumps designed in 1908. Water pumping was a regular solution from London based Albany at the time. In today’s fire industry this low pressure pump has been replaced by high speed centrifugal pumps, operating at three to four times the pressure – if not more.