ClydeUnion Pumps scoops Company of the Year at Scottish Engineering Awards 2024


Huge congratulations to our ClydeUnion Pumps brand, which has been named Company of the Year at the Scottish Engineering Awards 2024. The award recognises the contribution that ClydeUnion Pumps has made – and continues to make – to the Scottish engineering sector, helping to raise standards in the industry.

Gary Walker, Director of Global Engineering Operations for Celeros Flow Technology, commented: “We are so proud to receive this recognition, particularly given the quality of the entries from our peers this year. The award is a testament to the ClydeUnion Pumps team, our customers and partners, who have all contributed to making the brand into a global leader in the manufacture and maintenance of safety-critical industrial pumps. I’d like to thank Scottish Engineering for acknowledging our continued investment in developing the skills and technology that will make the Cathcart site in Glasgow a beacon of engineering excellence for many years to come.”

ClydeUnion Pumps can trace its origins back more than 135 years. It brings together the heritage of Weir Pumps and Union Pumps, as well as other respected pump technologies like Guinard, WH Allen and Mather & Platt. Today, its flow control solutions are increasingly used in energy transition applications and nuclear power generation, which present new technical challenges as well as new opportunities for growth.

The Scottish Engineering Company of the Year accolade recognises the level of investment that Celeros Flow Technology have made via ClydeUnion Pumps in the Scottish economy and in local job creation, as well as our commitment to securing a more sustainable future. This includes our vision to establish a stable, sustainable and future-proof plan to secure the long-term future of ClydeUnion Pumps in Glasgow and on the global stage. Our major investment programme includes updating and expanding the manufacturing capabilities so that ClydeUnion Pumps can support even bigger projects for our customers, with the aim of expanding to form a Scottish Centre of Excellence.

Investment in People

Alongside the improvement to the ClydeUnion Pumps site, we are investing in the existing workforce with the introduction of a new apprenticeship programme. Designed to create the workforce of the future, the programme offers 48 apprenticeships over six years, with 22 recruited across 2021/2022 and a further 26 planned for 2023-2026. The apprenticeship scheme aims to ensure strength and depth across all functions and is run in conjunction with East Kilbride Training Group.

This investment in people was also recognised by Scottish Engineering. One of ClydeUnion Pump’s apprentice engineers, James Duncan, was runner up for the Scottish Engineering Apprentice of the Year 2024 Award.

Congratulations all round!

Picture above is James Duncan, an apprentice with our ClydeUnion Pumps brand, was runner up for the Scottish Engineering Apprentice of the Year 2024 Award.

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