KETO Pumps Acquires Three North American Businesses

KETO Pumps, the global mining pumps and systems company, has finalized the acquisition of three businesses in North America. These companies are RPM Services, Inc., (RPM) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Arizona Pump & Machine, Inc. (APM) of Tucson, Arizona; and Bakersfield Machine Company, Inc. (BMC) of Bakersfield, California.

These acquisitions are part of the dynamic expansion plans of KETO Pumps to become a leading business in the supply and service of pumps and related equipment into mining and associated industries.

“KETO have an excellent track record of reducing our customer’s cost of business in our core markets of Africa and Australia. We wanted to bring this same ethos to the market across the Americas and couldn’t have found better partners than RPM, BMC and APM.” said CEO of KETO Pumps, Chris Neil. “The mines as well as chemical and oil & gas plants of the SW states require suppliers who can react quickly. That’s only possible by being local to our customers and these three facilities allow us to offer the best service in the industry.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Ty Meyer, of BMC, remarked, “We’re excited to become part of the global KETO Pumps family. Their added products and range of impressive pump upgrades will enable us to offer our customers even more value.”
“Bakersfield Machine Company was established in 1914 and we’ve expanded out of California into Arizona and Utah in the last 10 years. Under KETO ownership we see lots of growth potential at our existing sites and potentially into new areas too.”
Press Contacts:
Ty Meyer
Bakersfield Machine Company
5605 North Chester Eve Ext.
California 93308, USA
Tel: +1 661 393 8441
Email: [email protected]

KETO Pumps is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of engineered slurry pumps, solutions, and associated products. They were formed in 2012, when global engineering group Clyde Blowers Capital acquired KETO Pumps Australia, First Africa Pumps and Tri-Invest. The merge of the three companies formed KETO Pumps. With the acquisition of Pump Technology Services Australia in 2013 they now offer a line of clear liquid solutions and reverse engineering capability.

KETO Pumps has manufacturing/service/sales offices in Australia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, USA and the United Kingdom; this is complimented by a network of global distributors.

KETO offers a comprehensive range of complete pumps, replacement parts, and upgrades for legacy brands, to increase wear life of pumps operating in severe duties and reduce our customers cost of mining.

Clyde Blowers Capital (CBC) is an experienced owner and manager of industrial businesses that typically serve the mining, oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, renewable and water sectors. CBC currently manages a suite of industrial companies including world leaders in the manufacture of industrial gearing, electric motors, oil services, hydraulics and clean energy technologies for power stations. These companies manufacture highly engineered equipment for applications in the most sophisticated end markets whilst serving a global customer base.

Their company brands include David Brown Gears, Santasalo, Moventas, Parsons Peebles Hydreco, Energy Services International, Cone Drive and Clyde Bergemann.

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