Our story started in 1998, when four dedicated professionals set out to build a new company with a single-minded focus on superior hydraulic performance. With their combined 65 years experience in the pump industry, they set out to deliver the kind of products they themselves would want to buy. Pioneer Pump is a leading edge manufacturing company, specializing in High Performance and Premium Quality Centrifugal Pumps. Products include Standard Centrifugal, Self Priming and Vacuum Assisted pumps. Our first products performed in a way that was previously unknown to the pump industry. We quickly surpassed our own sales goals, and within 10 years we developed a global distribution network and a sister company in the United Kingdom. From the very beginning, Pioneer Pump has been a different kind of pump company. We remain steadfastly committed to pushing the limits of innovation. The future of pumps is happening today at Pioneer Pump. This is Performance Through Innovation.
Our first products performed in a way that was previously unknown to the pump industry. We quickly surpassed our own sales goals, and within 10 years we developed a global distribution network and a sister company in the United Kingdom.
Continuing to ride the leading edge of innovation, we introduced our patented priming valve in 2000, to wide acclaim. This valve provides peace of mind by protecting the vacuum pump and preventing raw pumpage from leaking into the environment.
“Performance Through Innovation” started with our superior hydraulic designs, modular construction, ductile iron housings, special alloys, superior engineering designs and excellent sales support, but was driven from our desire to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. We wanted to create a company that incorporates the notion that business should be fun. Our customers expect us to say yes, and we honor our commitments. In short, we wanted to create a company we would like to have as a supplier.
Our rapid growth required a new pump manufacturing facility. Our 43,000-square-foot facility on 4.5 acres was completed in 2007, and allowed us to increase machining capability, reduce pump lead times and ship many parts orders same-day. Our test facility incorporates a 45,000 gallon closed loop system with a 600 horsepower variable frequency control.
Today, our footprint is over 90,000 square feet in Oregon and has increased to include offices facilities in the UK, South Africa and Australia.
From the very beginning, Pioneer Pump has been a different kind of pump company. We remain steadfastly committed to pushing the limits of innovation. The future of pumps is happening today at Pioneer Pump. This is Performance Through Innovation.
Pioneer Pump was founded on the idea that pumps should be better. Thanks to our engineering leadership, all Pioneer pumps are built using an innovative impeller design that’s now the industry’s best. It moves more pumpage, more efficiently, size-for-size. You get extreme performance while using less energy, giving you the best lifetime value in an environmentally and budget-conscious world. The large eye area and low NPSHr provide better suction lift and vapor handling. And the enclosed design handles solids more efficiently for improved performance, less maintenance and longer life, compared to traditional impellers.
Another patented innovation is the Pioneer Prime’s stainless steel air separation valve, which allows for quick priming with no product carryover. Our pumps are also designed for easy maintenance, with back-pull configurations, replaceable wear rings, wear plates, suction cover and removable inspection covers.
But we’re not stopping there. We constantly pursue new ways to improve pump hydraulics, efficiency and reliability. Because performance through innovation means we never stop trying to be even better.
Pioneer Pump’s superior hydraulic performance may begin on the engineers’ drawing boards, but it’s fully realized in our manufacturing center. From the time we sit down with you to determine the best pump for your application, until we deliver a pumpset that exactly meets those needs, we infuse quality and innovation into every step.
Our specially designed manufacturing facility includes 43,000 square feet of climate-controlled assembly, programmable fabrication, CNC and DNC machining centers and a world-class test facility. In 2012, we added a new building bringing our total footprint to over 90,000 square feet. Every pump is built to rigorous standards with premium materials, utilizing a modular design concept, pressure-tested and spun-tested to ensure a superior product.
Taking quality as seriously as we do, we’ve fully outfitted our state-of-the-art, 40,000-gallon, 24' closed-loop test facility with the most modern test equipment available. Our 600 horsepower variable frequency control panel allows Pioneer to simulate almost any system up to 20,000 gallons per minute and 300 psi. We have incorporated a 30-foot-deep sump that allows for true lift testing and reprime testing of our products. This test facility, coupled with our high-tech instrumentation, allows us to rigorously test to Hydraulic Institute and International Standards Organization standards.
Our CNC / DNC machine shop, which includes numerous vertical and horizontal machining centers, allows for very precise machining of raw materials, including those components requiring .0005 tolerances.
Pioneer incorporated significant air filtration equipment into our facility, as well as a world-class paint booth, to ensure a product that looks as good as it performs.