Amarinth keeps the lifeblood of the brewing & distilling industry flowing


Amarinth keeps the lifeblood of the brewing & distilling industry flowing

In trying to reduce plant cost and equipment lead-times, the brewing and distilling industry has learnt a hard lesson. When it comes to pumps, which move the lifeblood of the industry around, quality and service are paramount. Amarinth, founded in 2002 and already an established world-leading manufacturer of pumps and associated equipment, has deployed state-of-the-art that deliver the quality of products demanded by the industry, but on shorter lead times and all with a customer focus second to none.

Amarinth was formed following the closure of the Girdlestone plant in Woodbridge. Girdlestone pumps were held in high regard and for many years had been seen as the workhorse of the brewing and distillery industry. When those pumps needed replacing however, some companies turned to emerging pressed steel imports. Although these new pumps had a quick delivery time and their cost was perhaps a quarter of the traditional pumps, their useful life often turned out to be only 10% of the existing pumps. In addition, there were other significant hidden costs associated with their frequent replacement and the resulting disruption to the plant.

To deliver the quality the industry had come to expect, but drastically reduce the lead-time, Amarinth founded their business on the creative use of information technology. Computer aided design and engineering solutions are used to help engineers improve component performance and longevity. A tailored MRP system, incorporating the industry’s first fully integrated e-commerce capability, allows customers to configure pumps, place orders and track progress over the web, at any time of day or night. Amarinth has succeeded in driving up on-time deliveries to over 92%, measured by the day - a far cry from the industries traditional tardy deliveries that were generally measured to the nearest week or even month. And this has not been achieved at the expense of quality. Amarinth pumps and spares (many of which are directly interchangeable with Girdlestone pumps) will outperform and outlast those which they are replacing. Re-engineered and improved components can even breathe new life into existing pumps.

Wadworth & Company, brewers of the famous 6X, recently needed a pump in a hurry. Amarinth used its web-based system to rush this through and keep the customer informed of progress along the way. Bob Tyre, Chief Engineer of Wadworth, said “It was great; I checked the web page two days before the delivery was due and noticed the pump had already been dispatched. In fact, it arrived later that afternoon on a next day delivery”.


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Amarinth Pump Manufacturing

Amarinth is a carbon net zero organisation delivering world-leading expertise in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment for critical applications in many of the most arduous and hostile environments around the globe.

Founded in 2002, Amarinth has harnessed the skills, creativity and passion of people who have worked in the pump industry for decades, delivering bespoke API and ISO pumps primarily to the offshore and onshore oil & gas industries; nuclear and renewable energy generation; defence; desalination; process and industrial markets.

The company’s innovative approach, business agility and use of sophisticated computer applications enables it to deliver robust, reliable and sustainable pumping solutions on the shortest lead times in the industry.

Process pumps – API 610, API 685, ISO 5199 horizontal, vertical and in-line bespoke process pumps, including ones that are hydraulically and dimensionally interchangeable with the former Girdlestone and other obsolete pumps.

Skid packages and modules – Supplied with a variety of drives for applications including de-sanding, mixing, filtration and chemical injection and tailored for the oil & gas, water treatment and power generation industries.

Condensate recovery – Cutting-edge design providing low NPSH up to 98°C with variable speed drives to reduce cycle time and lower operating costs, available in stainless steel, galvanised or copper tanks for light or heavy industrial uses.

Seal support – Integrated pressurised and vented seal support systems designed and delivered to API 682 and ISO 5199 standards and specific site specifications and requirements, working closely with AES, Eagle Burgmann, John Crane and Protect System.

Spare parts – Critical spares for all Amarinth pumps and related components can be dispatched the same day, reducing potential downtime, and in addition components for the former Girdlestone and other obsolete pumps can be re-engineered often improving the performance of existing assets.

Services – A full range of pump related services, delivered from UK head office or on-site globally, onshore or off-shore, including full commissioning and start-up support; also strip, report and refurbishment of any pump regardless of manufacturer.

Amarinth operates globally from its base in Rendlesham Suffolk, United Kingdom and offices in the Middle East and Malaysia with a global customer base, including BP, Shell, ADNOC, NOV, ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, COSCO, EDF, GlaxoSmithKline, Saudi Aramco, Pfizer, Diageo, Kuwait Oil Company, AMEC, Fluor, LUKOIL, Halliburton, and Babcock.

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Alex Brigginshaw
Commercial Director
Amarinth Limited
Bentwaters Park, Rendlesham
Woodbridge IP12 2TW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1394 462131
Mobile: +44 (0)7703 681821

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