A Specialist Marine Pump Supplier
Castle Pumps have been specialist suppliers of pumps, pump spares and associated equipment to the marine and offshore market since 1982, with a customer base including ship builders, marine resellers, ship management companies, ship owners and offshore rigs. With the marine industry making up such a large part of our business, it has naturally become an area in which our technical sales engineers have expert in the field knowledge.
Castle Pumps understand that finding a trusted supplier is vital due to the potential costs and inconvenience caused by downtime; even more so for the marine market when there is little service available out at sea. As approved members of the International Ship Suppliers Association (ISSA), the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) and the British Association of Ship Suppliers, you can be confident in Castle Pumps’ ability to provide you with a quality pumping solution.
The UK Agent for Azcue Pumps
We represent Azcue Pumps in the UK; a European manufacturer with over 100 years’ experience in pumps for marine and offshore applications. Azcue pumps have been installed in more than 10,000 new vessel builds giving ship owners confidence in their quality. As the UK agent, we have direct links with the factory ensuring quick quotation turnaround for your convenience.
Technical application expertise
We have over 10 years’ experience working with shipping companies, boat builders and marine engineers, specifying pumps for new vessel builds and replacing existing pumps on board. Having provided solutions for a wide variety of applications from low sulphur fuel transfer to seawater cooling to fish waste, we have likely solved your requirements before - view our case studies.
Type approved pumps
Castle Pumps stock and supply type approved pumps accredited by marine classification societies, providing you with independent verification that quality standards have been met for the relevant service, and that you can rely on our pumps to perform in the harshest of environments.
A single source supplier
As a single source supplier of all types of marine pumps including centrifugal and positive displacement, you can simplify your supply chain by removing the hassle of dealing with multiple suppliers and have all vessel’s pumps under one warranty. With many models built to DIN 24255 for easy retrofitting into existing pipework, current installations can be replaced with Azcue pumps.
Stockholding and fast track production
We hold over 90 centrifugal, side channel, screw pumps and associated spares in stock ready for same day dispatch. For pumps not held in stock we offer a fast track production facility, with certain type approved models available in two weeks. We have saved ship owners hundreds of thousands in demurrage and shipping delays by providing pumps at considerably short lead times.
Spare parts for long term servicing
Azcue pumps have interchangeable parts for reduced on board stockholding. We guarantee supply of spares for 15 years from model discontinuation for long term pump servicing. This saves ship owners from having to replace pumps prematurely, saving on average £150k per ship. With 90 Azcue agents worldwide, ship owners can benefit from spares and maintenance wherever a vessel docks.
ISPM15 packing as standard
We pack to ISPM15 as standard meaning your pumps and parts are ready for dispatch worldwide without extra cost or delay. Often other suppliers will charge 1-2% of order value for packing and it can lead to extra delays of up to a week for packing according to your requirement.
Quality and pump efficiency
Azcue pumps are cast, machined and assembled at our foundry in Spain. Each pump is manufactured to order and designed to fit your process, resulting in greater efficiency and lower overall lifetime cost in terms of wear and energy consumption. Before leaving the factory, pumps are individually tested to confirm performance meets the requirements set out in your enquiry.
ISO accreditation for your confidence
Our systems and procedures have been independently verified making Castle Pumps fully accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, enabling you to buy with confidence. This means we have evaluated all risks to our supply chain, continually audit our processes and have contingency plans in place to enable continuation of business should unexpected scenarios arise.