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PEERLESS PUMP HISTORY: Printer Friendly Version

Peerless Pump has a long, rich history of providing quality products and outstanding service.

Peerless Pump Company is founded near Los Angeles, California. The first pumps manufactured by Peerless Pump were designed to irrigate local orange groves. Subsequent production included horizontal end-suction water pump models PB & PE, made in Canton, Ohio.

Peerless Pump Company is acquired by Food Machinery Corporation (FMC), beginning a profitable and productive 44-year relationship that lasted until 1976. During FMC's stewardship, many of the people who played key roles in development of Peerless Pump products rose to prominent positions within FMC.

The current Indianapolis Plant is purchased from the US Army. Peerless enters the horizontal split-case market with the A, TU & TUT pumps.

Peerless begins production of its first Process Pump, Model CLE/CLO.

Peerless releases the F & C Standard Horizontal Water Pumps, obsoleting the original PB & PE pump lines over the next years.

Corporate headquarters is moved from California to New York City.

Peerless officially obsoletes the CLE/CLO Process Pump line.

Peerless releases the AE Split Case Pump, replacing the A-series pumps.

Peerless purchases Power-D, a replicator of one of the worlds leading process pumps. Peerless releases the Peerless 8196 ANSI Process Pump, 8175 Heavy Duty Slurry Pump and 8796 Self-Priming Pump.

Peerless purchases LaBour Pump Company in Elkhart, Indiana. LaBour is a producer of Chemical Process Pumps known for their high alloy expertise. All production of LaBour products is moved to Selma, Alabama and Engineering is relocated to Indianapolis. The Peerless California operation is moved from Montebello, California to Indianapolis.

Peerless Pump releases a new Building Trade pump (model BT), a scaled-down version of the successful AE pump.

As part of global development, Peerless opens its Singapore Office.

Peerless opens a new European office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Peerless opens a new office in Torino, Italy. The introduction Vertical Turbine Pumps (VETP) is made for European markets. In Singapore, the company establishes Peerless Engineered Systems (PES-Asia).

Peerless Pump is acquired by Grundfos A/S, a global leader in pump production.

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