Unibloc Pump buys Standard Pump

Jan. 19, 2022

Unibloc Pump reported Jan. 5 that it's continuing to grow its family of hygienic flow control brands by acquiring Standard Pump, which is also located in near Atlanta, Ga. This is the second acquisition in four months for Unibloc. In September 2021, it acquired Flotronic Pumps, a U.K.-based manufacturer of specialized hygienic, air-operated, double-diaphragm pumps and related accessories.

A May River Capital portfolio company, Unibloc is a 38-year-old manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, air-operated double-diaphragm pumps and other flow control products. Co-founded in 1992 by Don Murphy, Standard Pump is a 30-year-old manufacturer of sanitary and industrial process pumps, including drum pumps and other fluid handling equipment, which serve diverse process manufacturers in more than 50 countries. 

"We're thrilled to welcome Standard Pump to the Unibloc Pump family of companies," says Chris Stevens, CEO at Unibloc. "Standard Pump's precision-engineered drum pumps, and hygienic pump packages position Unibloc for accelerated growth. Also, Standard Pump's in-house fabrication strengths, and its robust distribution network will provide new opportunities to grow sales across all flow control brands under the Unibloc banner." 

Currently led by Murphy's sons, operations director Chris Murphy and sales director James Murphy, Standard Pump's 21,000-sq-ft facility in Duluth performs engineering, fabrication, testing, shipping and receiving. Both Chris Murphy and James Murphy will assume leadership roles at Unibloc, where their expertise will support commercial and operational excellence in partnership with Unibloc's leadership. 

"As a long-time supplier to Unibloc Pump, we couldn't be happier with this merger. We've known and respected the company for years and have a great relationship with their team," says Chris Murphy. "Plus, our skilled staff brings many strengths that will complement the product lines and customer services provided by Unibloc." 

James Murphy adds, "Our deep distribution network and sales processes make partnering with Unibloc Pump an excellent match. When combined with the talent, precision and pride of our seasoned tradesmen, and our reputation for impeccable customer service, we're confident of the value we're providing to our customers through our partnership with Unibloc."