Unibloc Pump, Kennesaw, Ga., said it acquired Flotronic Pumps Ltd, a Bolney, England-based manufacturer of specialized air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps and associated accessories. Founded in 1990, Flotronic Pumps has a global reputation as the inventor of the “One Nut” AODD pump. Flotronic Pumps’ pioneering single-bolt design significantly reduces process downtime by simplifying pump assembly/disassembly — providing savings in maintenance costs along with best-in-class air pump performance. Flotronic Pumps serves more than 1,000 global companies in their food and beverage, consumer product goods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or other critical process manufacturing applications.

Flotronic Pumps will be solely owned by Unibloc Pump while retaining its name. Joining the leadership team at Flotronic Pumps as CEO will be Chris Stevens, the CEO of Unibloc Pump. Stevens will provide commercial leadership with strengths in business-to-business marketing, channel management, sales, and overall business management, Unibloc Pump says.

“This acquisition is a perfect hand-in-glove fit for Unibloc Pump,” Stevens said. “Unibloc Pump and Flotronic Pumps are ready to drive accelerated growth by offering customers products and solutions fueled by our passions for innovation, safety and simplicity in maintenance to avoid downtime and increase efficiencies,” Stevens added.

Unibloc Pump says its investment in Flotronic Pumps will provide resources to allow both companies to continue to grow and strengthen their global businesses. The acquisition will allow Flotronic Pumps to leverage Unibloc Pump’s operational, manufacturing, sales and distribution capabilities in North America. Likewise, Unibloc Pump will utilize Flotronic Pumps’ operations, manufacturing, sales and distribution footprint in the United Kingdom and other European markets to complement Unibloc’s existing European operation.