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Unibloc Pump acquires Standard Pump

Jan. 7, 2022
Addition of Atlanta-based hygienic process pumps manufacturer is second pickup in four months, following September acquisition of Flotronic

Unibloc Pump, a 38-year manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, air-operated double-diaphragm pumps, and other flow control products, recently acquired Standard Pump.

The deal grows its family of hygienic flow control brands, Unibloc said. Both companies are located in the Atlanta metro area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Standard Pump to the Unibloc Pump family of companies,” said Chris Stevens, CEO of Unibloc Pump. “Standard Pump’s precision-engineered drum pumps and hygienic pump packages position Unibloc for accelerated growth. Additionally, Standard Pump’s in-house fabrication strengths and its robust distribution network will provide new opportunities to grow sales across all flow control brands under the Unibloc Pump banner.”

Co-founded in 1992 by Don Murphy, Standard Pump is a 30-year manufacturer of sanitary and industrial process pumps, including drum pumps and other fluid handling equipment. Standard Pump serves food and beverage, chemical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and other diversified process manufacturing industries in more than 50 countries.

Currently led by Don Murphy’s sons—Chris Murphy, director of operations, and James Murphy, director of sales—Standard Pump’s 21,000-square-foot Duluth facility provides engineering, fabrication, testing, shipping, and receiving under one roof. Both Chris Murphy and James Murphy will assume leadership roles within Unibloc, where they will utilize their expertise to support commercial and operational excellence in partnership with Unibloc leadership, the companies said.

“As a long-time supplier to Unibloc Pump, we couldn’t be happier merging with Unibloc Pump,” Chris Murphy said. “We’ve known and respected the company for years and have a great relationship with their team. Plus, our skilled staff brings many strengths that will complement the product lines and customer services provided by Unibloc.”

Added James Murphy: “Our deep distribution network and sales processes make partnering with Unibloc Pump an excellent match. When combined with the talent, precision, and pride of our seasoned tradesmen, and our reputation for impeccable customer service, we’re confident of the value we’re providing to our customers through our partnership with Unibloc Pump.”

This is the second acquisition in four months for Unibloc, a May River Capital portfolio company. In September 2021, the company announced its acquisition of Flotronic Pumps, a U.K.-based manufacturer of specialized hygienic, air-operated, double-diaphragm pumps, and related accessories.

“Under Chris Murphy’s and James Murphy’s leadership, Standard Pump has been experiencing accelerating growth within attractive categories such as food and beverage processing,” said Dan Barlow, partner at May River Capital. “We’re excited to welcome Chris, James, and the Standard Pump team to the Unibloc platform.”

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