30th year of trading results in record business for Bedford Pumps

Bedford Pumps Ltd, manufacturers of large submersible and conventional pumps to the water, waste water and land drainage industries, are celebrating a record-breaking year of orders as they reach their 30th anniversary of trading.  

Based in Kempston, Bedford, the company, which currently employs 38 members of staff, has now outgrown its premises and is taking on an additional service and production facility in the town, ahead of a move to a brand-new purpose-built factory in 2019. 

Bedford Pumps was formed in 1987 by prior members of the pump department at NEI (W H Allen) after the company closed their pump manufacturing facility within the town.  30 years on, following multiple retirements from key personnel, the company has a new management structure in place who intend to double the size of the business within the next few years.

This target, whilst ambitious, is certainly achievable for the pioneering company.  Their outstanding reputation and knowledge of the industry in which they operate has secured an order intake of £10M for 2017, a 100% increase from last year’s £5M order intake. 

Bedford Pumps Managing Director, Neil Langdown, states: “Exciting times lie ahead for Bedford Pumps.  Whilst the past 30 years have provided the company and their employees with a steady source of orders, the drive is now in place to really push the company globally.”

“At Bedford Pumps we focus on innovation.  We have a team of highly experienced individuals, recently strengthened with some new appointments securing specialist skillsets.  We have a state of the art design studio, a specialist Test Bay, and a strong service & spare department.  Our team, whilst small, are extremely knowledgeable and offer bespoke solutions to any pumping requirement.”

“We have pump installations in Holland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Azerbaijan, North Africa, Canada, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, and have just set up our own sales office in the Middle East.  We will be looking to replicate this in the Far East in the foreseeable future.”

Bedford Pumps manufacture pumpsets for a wide variety of applications including:

  • Storm Water
  • Potable Water
  • Wastewater
  • Irrigation
  • Dock Dewatering & Impounding
  • Ballast Sea Water Transfer
  • Cooling Water


They are the UK’s leading manufacturer of pumping plant for the Land Drainage and Flood Defence industries and in addition have gained an enviable reputation for M&E project management in this field.

Bedford Pumps are part of the Hidrostal Group, the renowned global pump manufacturing business founded in Switzerland in 1967.  Hidrostal has a vast team of subsidiaries and sales partners who operate all around the world and to this day remains an independent family-run business, but on a global scale.

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