Amarinth keeps the lifeblood of the brewing & distilling industry flowing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 4th July 2005


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

Founded in 2002, Amarinth has harnessed the skills, creativity and passion of people who have worked in the pump industry for many years. Amarinth delivers worldleading expertise in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to ISO, ANSI & API standards, primarily for the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical, industrial and power markets. The company’s portfolio includes:

• Pumps: Horizontal and vertical API 610 pumps, chemical and industrial pumps, many of which are interchangeable with the Girdlestone pump ranges, eliminating the need for expensive modifications when replacements are required.

• Pressure Vessels: Protect System Plan 52 and 53A and 53B sealant systems with inbuilt condition monitoring for pumps and mixers that are suitable for Safe area up to Zone 1.

• Spares & Service: High quality, fast lead-time re-engineered spare parts to improve performance and extend pump life, including many which are directly interchangeable with the Girdlestone pump ranges.

• Packages & Modules: Condensate Recovery Units manufactured for Spirax Sarco incorporating the innovative Ci-Nergy intelligent variable speed control system, plus bespoke packages & skids built to order.

• Business Systems: state-of-the-art e-commerce technologies that deliver 24/7 support enabling customers to select pumps and place orders on-line and then track every stage of manufacture through to delivery, any time, anywhere in the world.

The company operates globally from its base in Rendlesham Suffolk, United Kingdom and has a customer base of world-leading companies, including BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Spirax Sarco, Diageo, AMEC, Fluor and Halliburton. For further information, electronic copy or photos contact:

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Alex Brigginshaw
Business Development Director Amarinth Limited
Bentwaters Park
Rendlesham
Woodbridge IP12 2TW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1394 462131
Mobile: +44 (0)7703 681821
Alex.Brigginshaw@Amarinth.com

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