SLD Pumps & Power expands in UK

By Leila Steed06 January 2022

Frank Sprott (far right) with his team at the new SLD branch in Livingston, Scotland. Frank Sprott (far right) with his team at the new SLD branch in Livingston, Scotland.

UK-based rental company SLD Pumps & Power has expanded its footprint in the UK with the opening of two new branches in Scotland.

The industrial pump and generator specialist, which is a division of Carrier Rentals Systems UK, added a new branch in Inverness in northern Scotland and one in Livingston, near Edinburgh in the south.  

“The sites were chosen for their strategic importance to SLD’s customer base and proximity to major transport links,” said the company, which is aiming to provide greater support for companies operating in the region’s water sector.

The rental company, which is among a number of specialist equipment providers called upon by customers and the emergency services in times of urgent need, is increasing its investment in its network to meet an increased demand in the water sector.

It said that new government framework agreements with a number of water operators in the region were driving the rising demand. 

SLD Pumps & Power engineers work with pumping equipment to reduce the reservoir's water level In 2019 SLD Pumps & Power helped prevent the structural failure of the Tobbbrook Reservoir dam in the UK’s Peak District. The company removed 11 cubic metres of water per second as part of a multi-agency and authority emergency response effort.

Frank Sprott, the newly appointed General Manager of SLD, said, “Speed of response is critical in today’s fast-paced business environment, and vital in emergency situations, where customers have experienced a breakdown or flooding event.

“The ability to get equipment to site and running quickly can literally save the day, preserving property and assets, and ensuring continuity of production for industrial clients.

“The new locations shorten our response time, and provide the best possible service to customers.”

Both of SLD’s new branches - which brings its total number of locations in the UK up to 19 - will offer its full range of diesel and electric submersible pumps, hydraulic submersibles and specialist high-head pumps.

The new sites will also offer “modern, efficient temporary power packages, as part of SLD’s continuing efforts to expand its offering of more sustainable, low-emission equipment.

Additionally, the company’s Livingston branch will offer customers the ability to try out the equipment in the branches specially designed demonstration facility. 

Equipment with SLD engineer

The facility aims to enable “customers to gain hands-on experience with equipment before it is deployed on site”.

According to SLD, this product familiarisation service will help customers increase the performance and efficiency of the equipment, by enabling them to optimise its use and troubleshoot any potential problems that arise.  

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