GEA is one of the largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry and for a wide range of other industries
On 1 September, GEA entered into a partnership with Inventflow for the sale of Hilge pumps.
The Belgian pump and spare part distributor will assist GEA with its future distribution activities in Belgium and Luxembourg, initially focusing on pharmaceutical companies and breweries.
'With Inventflow, we have a partner we can rely on and a company that has worked with Hilge pumps for a very long time,' explained Bart De Vuyst, Head of Process and Packaging Equipment Sales at GEA, which acquired Hilge pumps from the Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos on 1 October 2015.
The acquisition is in line with GEA Group’s objective to serve its markets across the entire process line. Hilge pumps are typically used for hygienic applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
'During the next few months, Inventflow will work with our own sales person, Maïté Bauduin, in a drive to target pharmaceutical companies and breweries,' added De Vuyst. 'We will review the situation at the end of the year and, if it is working well, the partnership will continue.'
Inventflow has the experience, market knowledge and customer-facing approach that GEA requires. 'The Hilge pump is a high-end product that is very popular on the market,' said Floris Oonk, Sales Manager at Inventflow. 'It is an efficient, durable pump and our customers can count on our support throughout its service life. We advise on the best pump for a specific application and also guarantee a top-quality maintenance and aftersales service.'
Inventflow has an extensive inventory of stock, 12 certified fitters and a 24-hour after-sales service.