10,000 pumps and counting…
Fluid Transfer Division hits significant milestone
Chem Resist’s Fluid Transfer Division, founded in 1986, supplier of premium-branded pumps around the world, recently reached a significant milestone; supplying 10,000 pumps.
The Division distributes premium-branded pumps including; Almatec, Munsch, World-Chemical and Pan-World and allocates each pump leaving the Dewsbury site with a serial number to identify and trace individual models in the field; the serial numbers have just passed 10,000.
A Christeyns UK Case Study
Christeyns UK is part of the Christeyns group, based in Ghent, Belgium. Its principal focus is the manufacture and supply of detergents, supporting hygiene chemicals and equipment for the commercial laundry sector and the food, beverage and dairy industries across the UK, with an additional focus on manufacturing chemicals for the construction sector.
Chem Resist began a major project with Christeyns UK at their manufacturing site in Bradford during summer 2019 to provide 5 new thermoplastic storage tanks; 4 to replace existing aged chemical storage tanks and 1 additional 100,000 litre water storage tank to increase water availability on site.
An Interview with Joe Rhodes
To celebrate National Apprentice Week 2020, we get to know Joe Rhodes who began his career at Chem Resist as a Fabrication Apprentice back in 2004. Joe is one of our longest-serving apprentices and is currently a Design Engineer.
What did you do prior to joining Chem Resist?
I began my apprenticeship back in September 2004, before that I was at school and working part-time at weekends for ASDA, in the Dewsbury store. For 8 months, I worked at Chem Resist and kept my weekend job, but it became too much and I handed my notice in at ASDA.
We have lift off!
We’ve had a busy start to 2020, January has already seen the installation, commissioning and operator training for a new overhead crane system in the Spiral Winding production facility at our Dewsbury site.
The investment of over £100k, has been driven by our commitment to continuous site improvements and maintaining high health and safety standards and is further fuelled by customer demand for increasingly large tanks.
2019 – Our Year in Review
We’ve had another incredible year in 2019, we continue to grow, expanding the team and investing in our site in preparation for 2020. Read more about what we’ve done during this busy year.
What a year 2019 has been! We’ve expanded the team in Dewsbury with 3 new recruits and successfully retained the extensive experience and skills of our hard working and dedicated team.
Not a typical storage solution!
Read how Chem Resist’s market-leading experience in thermoplastics enabled the company to assist a member of the Great Britain windsurfing team with transport and storage for her windsurfing equipment.
Local girl, Jennie Roberts began windsurfing during summer holidays as a child at holiday camps and family holidays abroad. By 2013 she’d mastered the basics and joined the local RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and the RYA 15 initiative aimed at introducing young people to windsurfing.
New Fluid Transfer Priority Service offers 90 minute order turn-round
Launched on 1st October, a new Priority Service has been created to meet customer demand for replacement and new pumps in extremely urgent timeframes. The new service includes; order processing, pump assembly and full testing with the pump ready for despatch or courier collection all within just 90 minutes.
Out with the old and in with the new!
Chem Resist pride themselves on developing and maintaining excellent relationships with their customers, which is made easier with such high-quality products.
Two Polypropylene Process Tanks (21.50m3 & 26.00m3) have recently been replaced, which have been in service in high temperature, acidic and alkaline conditions for 10 years and brought back to our works for inspection. Apart from some slight changes in appearance due to such a time in a busy plant, critical regions remain unchanged.
ALMATEC C-Series line extension
Almatec has extended the line of solid plastic C-Series Air-Operated Double-Diaphragm (AODD) Pumps to include new C 40 (1-1/2”) and C 50 (2”) models. The C-Series pump line now consists of five pump sizes – C 10 (3/8”), C 15 (1/2”), C 25 (1”), C 40 (1-1/2”) and C 50 (2”) – and is available with flow rates from 22 l/min to 533 l/min. All sizes are available ATEX rated if required.
Chem Resist has recently taken work placements for two University under graduates, Tom Carroll and Rebecca Townend
Tom is studying Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University and has just finished his 3rd year; this is the second time that Tom has spent a work placement with Chem Resist. Rebecca is studying Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering at Heriot – Watt University in Edinburgh and Rebecca has also just finished her 3rd year.