SOURCE: Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

July 01, 2015 11:57 ET

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group Acquires MasoSine Manufacturing and Pump Distributorship in Japan

WILMINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2015) - Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has acquired the MasoSine® sinusoidal pump manufacturing and distribution business from PRIMIX Corporation in Japan, through its parent company Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, for £2.8 million.

This important acquisition will further strengthen the level of service and support available to WMFTG customers in the significant Japanese food and beverage and industrial process markets, creating strong opportunities for growth.

Jay Whalen, President of WMFTG, commented: "We recognize that the Japanese market has significant opportunities for growth for our market-leading products. The acquisition of this business from PRIMIX strengthens Watson-Marlow's position in the hygienic pump market where we are able to offer applications expertise and provide 'added-value' to customers."

This strategic move provides WMFTG a footprint in the Japanese market for the first time and, for a 3-year transition period, Watson-Marlow's new company, Watson-Marlow Co. Ltd., will be co-branded Watson-Marlow PRIMIX, to emphasise continued goodwill and continuity to our customers. The new company will be headquartered in Tokyo. PRIMIX CEO, Hisashi Fuirichi, is taking a directorship role in this new company to ensure the smooth transition and to provide continuity during the transitional 3- year period.

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group provides unparalleled support to its global customers through representation in over 50 countries, including 28 direct WMFTG sales and support offices. WMFTG has over one million positive displacement pumps installed worldwide.


WMFTG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (LSE: SPX), a global organization employing approximately 5,000 people worldwide. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comprises seven established brands, each with their own area of expertise, but together offering our customers an unrivalled breadth of solutions for their pumping applications:

  • Watson-Marlow Pumps: peristaltic tube pumps for pharmaceuticals and industry

  • Watson-Marlow Tubing: precision tubing for pumping and other purposes, in a range of materials

  • Bredel: heavy duty hose pumps

  • Alitea: unique peristaltic solutions for OEM customers

  • Flexicon: aseptic filling and capping systems

  • MasoSine: gentle sinusoidal pumps for food, chemical and cosmetics applications

  • BioPure: advanced single-use tubing connector systems

  • Asepco: specialises in manufacture of aseptic valves and magnetic mixers for the biopharmaceutical industry

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is an international operation based in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Watson-Marlow Pumps has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Chile, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam

About Spirax Sarco

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is the world leader in each of its two businesses, Spirax Sarco for steam specialties and Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group for niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies. The steam specialties business provides a broad range of fluid control products, engineered packages, site services and systems expertise for a diverse range of industrial and institutional customers. The company helps its customers to improve production efficiency, reduce energy costs, water usage and emissions, improve product quality and enhance the safety of their operations. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group offers the ideal solution for a wide variety of demanding fluid path applications with highly accurate, controllable and virtually maintenance free pumps and associated technologies. The Group is headquartered in Cheltenham, England, has strategically located manufacturing plants around the world and employs approximately 4,800 people, of whom around 1,300 are direct sales and service engineers. Its shares have been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1959 (symbol: SPX). 

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  • Doreen Goodrich
    Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
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