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Channel Partner Focus – UK: AVTPUMP

AVTPUMP - Channel Partner

AVTPUMP was formed in 1997 and has been a Tier 1 Channel Partner for HMD Kontro and Sundyne for over a decade now. The Company specialises in rotating equipment management, site services, training, supply and repair for a wide range of industry sectors including:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Chemical
  • Power Generation
  • Food & Beverage
  • Paper & Pulp
  • Water & Waste
  • General Industry

AVTPUMP offers high-quality, local facilities across the UK for new pump specification and supply, pump repairs, pump upgrades, and technical support. All major designs of pump are supported.  However, their specialism for Sealless equipment is key to the relationship with HMD Kontro.

AVTPUMP are not limited in the pumps that can be repaired or restricted by those relationships in place, ensuring they are uniquely independent offering the right pump for the duty every time where the HMD Kontro and ANSIMAG pumps are real problem solvers and meet the reliability focussed needs of the end-user customers.

The Company’s fully trained engineers and technical support staff are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring availability, whenever the need arises, to support processes and to ensure that pumps always perform.  A large stock holding of both HMD Kontro and ANSIMAG pumps enables them to be flexible and dynamic in support of customers to provide a quick response.  The extensive spares holding pushes this further with regular cases of repairs in under 24 hours and stock being shipped same day to support on-site requirements.

 

 

The AVPUMP team provide extensive training for both customers and their own apprentice scheme.  One of the apprentices, Liam, can be seen in this video passing his GT pump assessment.

Tony Gales, Managing Director of AVTPUMP, said: “The partnership between AVTPUMP and HMD Kontro has been a long and successful one bringing the highest OEM quality pump products to end-users with the local support needed to ensure the levels of service we expect of ourselves as a team and as required by the industry.”

Safety First as Office Staff are Back in the Building!

Having operated throughout the lockdown period, our EHS Manager, David Watson, has been busy ensuring that the working environment at HMD Kontro is as safe as possible for the phased return of office staff to our Eastbourne headquarters. It’s definitely safety first as office staff come back to work.

All of the teams, including the manufacturing crews, are in their own ‘work bubbles’ and have a shift rotation system for the canteen including breaks and mealtimes. A new canteen, so that office and manufacturing staff have their own dedicated facilities is now fully operational.

Staff safety measures in place at HMD Kontro now include:

  • COVID-19 signage according to directives
  • Hand sanitiser stations at all entrances
  • Screens installed between desks and work stations
  • Enhanced cleaning programmes
  • ‘Clean as you go’ for all multiple use surfaces
  • 2 metre social distancing wherever possible
  • 1 way system in the canteen and other areas
  • Grabber for opening and closing doors

Safety notices are refreshed frequently

Safety signage is frequently being changed and updated with the EHS department working closely within PHE directives. Signage is continually being refreshed with new information so that staff members are constantly being reminded of the safety directives in place, which is considered vital so that staff do not become complacent.

‘Clean As You Go’ for all multiple use surfaces

 Areas with a high footfall such as the photocopier and water stations have cleaning materials adjacent so that they can be cleaned before and after use. An enhanced cleaning programme has also been implemented whereby there are two more thorough cleaning practices for multiple use areas including the canteen.

 The Raptor Claw – For safe door opening and closing

 As an added extra action, all staff have been equipped with a unique grabber, which conveniently attaches to their work lanyards and can be used to open doors and switch lights on and off. It’s being affectionately labelled as the ‘Raptor Claw’ by the staff, but it means door handles etc. do not have to be touched, thereby helping to prevent the spread of infection.

Gradual return of staff to the office

The phased return, with most staff expected to be back working in the office by mid October, begins with an orientation session with the EHS department. This goes through actions implemented for the team’s safety, including the rota system for the canteen, the one-way system and basic hygiene including frequent hand washing and sanitising.