About MP Pumps
IT IS THE GOAL OF MP PUMPS, INC., IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GLOBAL EMS POLICY, TO COMMIT TO CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT BY REDUCING WASTE AND THE USE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, POLLUTION PREVENTION THROUGH RECYCLING, AND COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE REGULATIONS TO ENSURE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS.
- Greg Peabody, President
MP Pumps was organized in Detroit in 1942, shortly after America's entry into World War II. Our first pumps were used in landing craft and other amphibious vehicles where quality and reliability were absolutely essential. After the war, we continued to grow along with our reputation for superior design, engineering and manufacturing of centrifugal pumps for wide variety of applications.
In 1984, MP Pumps built and occupied a 100,000-square-foot facility in Fraser, Michigan. The facility houses all of our manufacturing and engineering operations as well as our administrative and marketing staffs. Nearly 20,000 square feet of our Fraser headquarters is devoted to parts warehousing. We stock over 10,000 different parts to ensure prompt delivery of replacement parts to MP Pumps' customers worldwide.
MP Pumps remains committed to designing and developing innovative products to meet the fluid handling requirements of both current and emerging markets. To maintain our role as a leader in the design and manufacture of centrifugal pumps, we will continue to invest in the best equipment and people. That combination is one our competition cannot match..
Research & DevelopmentA strong research and development program is fundamental to innovation. At MP Pumps, our innovative muscle derives from a highly trained and experienced research staff backed by a fully equipped laboratory for conducting rigorous performance and endurance testing. Typically, development projects range from endurance testing of new seal materials to performance testing of custom housing geometries. Prototypes are frequently subjected to elevated ambient conditions to simulate actual operating environments and gain more reliable data. Laboratory facilities include dynamometers ranging from 3 to 125 horsepower, two test cells for measuring impeller radial and thrust loads and provision for testing self-priming pumps up to 25 feet of static lift.
EngineeringMP Pumps brings more than a half century of experience in the design and manufacture of centrifugal pumps to each new project. Through experience, we can quickly identify and focus on the critical aspects of every design project and develop an approach to satisfy the most demanding performance requirements. Our engineers use state-of-the-art solid modeling software, design for manufacturing techniques and fast prototype capability to move rapidly from initial concept to first production. Our application design expertise encompasses a broad range of markets, among them:
- Industrial Pumps
- Transportation Pumps
- Agriculture Pumps
- Marine Pumps
- Petroleum Pumps & DEF Pumps
Similarly, our engineers are accustomed to working with a wide range of materials. Commonly used materials include bronze, ductile iron, aluminum, cast iron and stainless steel.
ManufacturingAdvanced technology is central to our manufacturing operations. Using state-of-the-art equipment and methods translates into speed, uniformity and consistent high quality. Computer numerical control (CNC) machining centers on the factory floor are linked to a central server for rapid loading of machine programs. This direct interface speeds set-up which, in turn, boosts productivity. Automated machining also improves precision in milling, boring, facing, drilling and other critical operations. Greater accuracy and repeatability means consistent high quality — your next MP pump will perform as well as your last.
Quality ControlAt MP Pumps, quality is designed into every component and every pump we build. From concept, through development and on into production, our focus is to provide durable and reliable products that satisfy every customer requirement. Quality is monitored throughout the production process using state-of-the-art gauging systems. Critical points on every production unit receive 100% inspection. All gauges and inspection instruments are calibrated to meet MIL-STD-45662 and we conform to MIL-I-45208 inspection system standards when necessary. For nearly two decades, our coordinate measuring machine (CMM) has had an integral role in our quality program. This highly accurate and versatile tool helps us establish and monitor production quality standards. Our emphasis on quality is recognized by international standards agencies. Milestones include:
- American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Certification for select models.
- ISO 9001-2008 certification
- ISO 14001-2004 certification
Customer Support WorldwideMP Pumps operates in a global marketplace. We are keenly aware of the need to provide prompt delivery of our products to customers worldwide and have in place an international network of distributors to meet this need. Our computerized inventory control system tracks the more than 10,000 parts we stock in our 20,000 square foot parts warehouse. We also maintain E-mail capability and a site on the worldwide web to speed communication between us, our distributor network and our customers.