It is not Indian, nor Dutch culture to, as a business owner, have ‘young kids’ tell you how to sell pumps. Yet that is exactly what Darling Pumps and Robusto Industrial have been doing. This January, a team of Dutch and Indian water management students hammered out an entry strategy for the floating pump line. This is a brandnew product line for the Indian market. Robusto Industrial from the Netherlands and Darling Pumps with headquarters in Indore, Madya Pradesh State, are jointly working on this market entry project.
The Wetskills water challenge, held at the occasion of the Vibrant Gujarat summit had positive conclusions. Much of the 3 billion USD economic damage of the 2015 Tamil Nadu floods i.e. could have been prevented by effective use of floating pumps. That was the first and possibly foremost conclusion of the Wetskills work group. The floating pump saves cost, possibly lives.
At the same time they also worked out an action plan to tackle the problem of ‘dying lakes’ in India (starting in Ahmedabad and region). The floating pump can play an important role in water aeration of these lakes, opening up the possibilities for fish farming. A very interesting new application that both Robusto and Darling had not yet thought of. Surely this will be researched further.
‘Flood relief, (Mass) irrigation in times of drought, Aquaculture/Fish farming and public utilities are the usual applications. And in those applications India has major challenges. For many challenges the floating pump is a solution’ Mr. Kulkarni of Darling Pumps explains. ‘The floating pump is coming to India’ Mr. Nijeboer of Robusto adds, ‘and it will stay in India. And that is great news for Indians. Because both in times of floods and times of drought, the pump will help the Indian people’.
The floating pump (in electrical and diesel versions) has many advantages. The fact that it is mobile, can be deployed very fast when needed (without need for civil works), is obviously a main advantage. Wherever large amounts of water (up to 8000 liters a second, but there are various types, different in size, capacity and total dynamic head) need to be pumped at low pressure rates is where the pump is extremely useful.
The floating pump is already used around the world for flooding relief and mass irrigation projects. Applications where India has many water challenges. These challenges are now being researched. Announcements are expected. In the meantime, both Robusto Industrial, as well as Darling Pumps are available for your questions.
Potential clients and members of the press are invited to contact us for more information;
· Robusto Industrial; firstname.lastname@example.org / +31 15 8891817
· Darling Pumps; email@example.com / +91 99819 92838
See also https://www.robustoindustrial.com/floating-pumps for range and capacities.
For more information on Darling Pumps’ range of submersible pumps, please visit www.darlingpumps.in