Manufacturer’s Spotlight: Tsurumi Pumps

Most people in the industry agree: the world’s best submersible pumps are made by Tsurumi. Is Tsurumi’s reputation warranted? We think it is. And here’s why.

History of Tsurumi Pumps

Tsurumi was founded in 1924 in Osaka, Japan, under the name “Tsurumi Shokai.” They started out by manufacturing TDL-series vertical shaft pumps for agricultural use. In 1951, they incorporated as a limited company: Tsurumi Manufacturing, Limited. They developed TDL-series 2-stage vertical shaft pumps that were designed for construction dewatering.

Tsurumi Submersible Pumps

The TDL series was successful for Tsurumi, but they wanted to become better. They began to develop the world’s first submersible pump series, coming to fruition in 1953 and 1954 with the EP-series, consisting of the EP-75 and EP-100. They began selling them in 1954-55.

In 1962, they developed dry-type motors that were lighter than conventional, oil-filled motors, resulting in the first dry-type submersible pump: the KB series. In 1964-65, they pioneered the first submersible pump containing a built-in circle thermal protector and launched the KR series in January 1965.

In 1968, Tsurumi would make another huge contribution to the industry: a float-type submersible pump that had an automatic control circuit built into the pump. In 1970, they built an assembly line factory for building very large pumps. That year, they would also invent a submersible pump which featured a solid-handling impeller. This would be called the SS series submersible vortex pump.

Meanwhile, they would expand from their original facilities. They now have offices in Osaka and Tokyo with manufacturing facilities in Kyoto and Yonago. Internationally, they have offices in the US, Germany, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, South Africa and the UAE.

Tsurumi is also committed to the environment and “green” operation by recycling everything they can and reducing their carbon footprint. Their corporate philosophy is composed of five words: “Being water and people friendly.”

Call Pump Solutions Australasia Today

To learn more about Tsurumi submersible pumps or to place an order, call Pump Solutions Australasia today: 1300 793 418.