Unibloc News Release
Unibloc® Hygienic Technologies Launches North American Flotronic® Pump Production
Unique One-Nut® AODD Pump Now Manufactured on Two Continents to Shorten Delivery Times
KENNESAW, GA – May 15, 2023 – Unibloc® Hygienic Technologies (UHT, unibloctech.com), a global provider of hygienic positive displacement pumps, air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps, drum pumps, and other flow control products, today announced the expansion of its Flotronic® pump production from one facility to two, on two different continents. In addition to the original facility in Bolney, England, the Duluth, Georgia, UHT facility has now begun producing the unique One-Nut® AODD pump design.
The company decided upon this manufacturing expansion to accelerate delivery times to its North American customer base. The production expansion will drastically cut North American lead times from 6-8 weeks down to one week for standard pump configurations. The Flotronic AODD pumps will be assembled, serviced and tested in the Duluth facility, which already produces the Hygenitec and Standard Pump brand drum and AODD pumps. North America based sales, customer service and application engineering will be supported by the Engineering Center of Excellence based in Bolney, England.
“As the revolutionary design of the Flotronic One-Nut pump continues to earn the trust of operators across industry segments for its performance and time-saving maintenance capabilities, we knew we needed to scale up production to meet increased market demand,” said Chris Stevens, CEO of Unibloc Hygienic Technologies.
“The expansion fits within our customer service philosophy of striving to supply everything our customers need, everywhere around the globe, all the time. Every minute of our customers’ production time is precious and every week we can shave off new pump delivery is significant to our customers on either side of the ocean.”
The first shipment of Flotronic AODD pumps left the Duluth, Georgia, UHT facility on May 5, 2023, for dispatch to a hygienic, beverage processing line located in Pennsylvania. UHT’s hygienic pumps serve the food, beverage, bakery/confection, meat and poultry, brewery, pharmaceutical and transportation markets in countries across the globe.
“UHT is committed to providing high-quality pumps and solutions to the U.S. market, and this manufacturing transfer will allow the company to better serve its customers and provide jobs in the local community” added Stevens. “As production of the Flotronic pump line ramps up, it has the potential to create future opportunities.”
View a high-resolution image of the Flotronic pump.
About Unibloc Hygienic Technologies
An experienced participant in flow control technology and performance, Unibloc Hygienic Technologies offers precision-engineered positive displacement pumps, AODD pumps, drum pumps, and other highly engineered products for demanding hygienic flow control applications. UHT serves a variety of hygienic industries, including food, beverage, bakery/confection, meat and poultry, brewery, pharmaceutical, and transportation, under the Unibloc®, Flotronic®, Standard Pump and Hygenitec subsidiary brands. UHT’s highly efficient, easy-to-maintain products help customers fight downtime, achieve a lower cost of operation, and meet deadlines with confidence. Learn more at unibloctech.com.