Apex Pumps design and manufacture a wide range of centrifugal pumps for industry, building services, petrochemical plant and similar demanding applications. Several thousand Apex pumps are operating both within the UK and worldwide on installations where efficiency and reliability are of prime importance, and we have earned an enviable reputation for the quality and endurance of our products. Our experienced sales team takes special care to ensure that the right pump is chosen for the specific application. We would be pleased to receive details of your pump requirements, and provide a competitive quotation by return.
The company has met the most exacting demands of leading industrial users, both within the UK and as a major world wide exporter. Apex offer quality products at internationally competitive prices, backed by highly responsive and efficient service.
Apex Fluid Engineering Ltd, trading as Apex Pumps, is a company registered in England in 1988.
Our modern industrial premises are located in Staple Hill, on the outskirts of Bristol, conveniently situated for fast access to the M4 and M5 motorways. A full range of technical and industrial services are available from suppliers situated in the Bristol area. Local depots of national transport companies allow fast deliveries throughout the UK and Europe.
In-house functions concentrate on the core activities of design, component stock holding, production control, assembly and testing. By making extensive use of subcontract foundries and machine shops, the company is able to maximise manufacturing flexibility and maintain keen component cost prices.
The stock value of pump component parts is maintained at a relatively high level. Apex Pumps places great importance on the ability to deliver fast, and by carrying the majority of parts in stock, our lead times are reduced to just a few days for standard products. In the event that spare parts are required by end users, these can usually be despatched within the same day. By sourcing components in economic quantities, our subcontract foundries and machine shops are able to grant us the most competitive prices. Bespoke computer software assists Production control to maximise our inventory and ensure that we always carry sufficient stocks to meet anticipated demand.
A key policy of Apex Pumps is to offer products at highly competitive prices, and indeed this has been in part responsible for our steady growth both in the UK and overseas markets. Prior to the development of a new product, careful market research is carried out to verify the needs of the pump user and to ensure that the company can manufacture competitively. Strict control of the manufacturing costs then ensures that the product prices remain competitive.
The Apex Sales Network
The majority of home sales are secured through professional pump distributors, whose engineers make regular visits to industry, consultants and contractors. Such distributors offer local facilities for service, and carry stocks of consumable spares. Overseas sales are coordinated by a sole agent appointed in each country or territory, the agent being responsible for all aspects of distribution and service. In addition, Apex manufacture on behalf of other UK pump companies, offering products designed to their specifications. Technical sales support is provided by the Apex sales office in Bristol on a fast response basis, recognising that quick and efficient quotations are essential for our agents and distributors.
Modern design and development facilities enable the company to respond quickly to market demands with the design of new centrifugal pump configurations for specific applications. Computer aided Design (CAD) is used throughout to reduce design time and maximise interchangeability. Our ability to quickly modify standard designs for specific or difficult applications is particularly valued by our customers and distributors.
Maintenance of our high standards of quality and attention to detail are of paramount importance in the growth and development of the company. The company operates a quality control system to ISO 9001.
The Apex Pump User
Several thousand Apex pumps are now operating throughout the UK and overseas. Typically, the pumps are located in manufacturing and process industries, commercial buildings, in power stations, and in agriculture. Liquids handled range from clean water for circulation, heating or cooling, to agressive chemicals in process industry.