Selwood has made a multi-million pound investment in pump rental as it consolidates its position as a leading supplier to the water industry and a specialist in water and waste water applications.

The company has injected more than £5m into its pump rental business unit this year, with further investment planned for 2017 as it continues to expand its market-leading rental offering.

The programme will see significant sums ploughed into Selwood’s equipment and fleet and the opening of two new pump rental branches serving the South West and Scotland. Selwood will also be investing in its teams by launching a recruitment drive to staff the new locations.

The developments build on Selwood’s status as one of the few British companies to design, manufacture, rent and sell its own range of surface diesel and hydraulic pumps, coupled with a reputation for outstanding product quality and customer service.

Contractors in the UK and overseas are increasingly driven by operational efficiencies which compel them to choose rental as a more attractive option than capital purchase.

This works in tandem with Selwood’s strength as a global pump sales business because the durability and longevity of its products – and the fact that they are designed with strong input from colleagues in the company’s pump rental division – make them ideally suited for rental.

As a major part of the investment, this year saw the launch of a new pump, the S150M, a medium head addition to the company’s solids handling range which is to be introduced for rental and is ideal for water and waste water applications.

Selwood prides itself on bespoke and friendly service and has long-standing relationships with many of its clients and suppliers, and framework agreements for pumping solutions with a large number of major UK water companies including Southern Water, Wessex Water and United Utilities.

The company’s pump fleet encompasses more than 5,000 diesel and electric units spanning from 2” to 18”, including surface pumps, explosion-proof, electric and hydraulic submersible pumps.

Operating from rental branches up and down the UK, Selwood can deliver innovative pumping solutions anywhere in the UK and overseas at short notice.

Selwood is celebrating 70 years of serving the water industry with pump sale and rental and plant hire.