Whether a product is destined for the shelves of a pleasant retail setting or for the harshest of industrial environments, it needs to consistently look good to promote an exceptionally high standard, particularly when supplying to businesses where caustic and potentially other harmful substances are processed.
Verderflex® peristaltic hose and tube pumps, manufactured by Verder Ltd, stand out in many industries, including water and wastewater, mining, food & beverage, chemical, pharmaceuticals, printing and packaging, due to their bright green brand colour, promoting the company’s key messages of diligence and efficiency. This conspicuous finish is supplied by Pickersgills Ltd.
Pickersgills takes the cast iron casings straight from its fellow Yorkshire company’s casting plant in Castleford and provides the smooth, consistent and hardwearing powder coated finish required at its Leeds factory before going back to the manufacturer for assembly.
Verderflex’s Marketing Manager, Paul Dale, says that its robust, peristaltic pump technology is utilised in a variety of sectors where potentially corrosive and abrasive fluids such as acids, bases and solvents are used at high temperatures and pressures so a high quality finish is vital.
He said: “Verderflex® pumps are built to deliver hazardous chemicals and liquids. The durable, smooth powder coated finish consistently provided by Pickersgills is part and parcel of our branding strategy as well as helping to protect the pumps as well.
“Verder’s procurement department transferred our powder coating services two years ago to Pickersgills. Their ability to deliver an exceptional quality finish reflects our standards. They are always reliable and supply a first-class service. The proof is in the pudding and I would certainly recommend them to others in the industry.”
It’s that level of customer care and the fast turnaround times for which Pickersgills is renowned. The high quality of the finished product also means the Yorkshire company enjoys a huge amount of repeat business.
Pickersgills has the ability to powder coat different-sized items in small and large quantities as well as provide a full spectrum of colours and gloss levels, including anti-bacterial paint specially formulated to actively inhibit the growth of bacteria on equipment in sectors such as healthcare, medical, food, leisure and childcare.
Its bespoke spray booth, gas oven and track system provides Pickersgills with the flexibility to work as both an off-line batch oven, for larger items, or with an automatic tracking system as an integral part of the production line.
In addition to powder painting, Pickersgills offers a wide range of metal finishing solutions including pre-treatments such as chromating, phosphating and blasting, electroplating processes, with zinc, nickel and chrome, anodising and polishing all completed entirely in-house to ensure a complete and consistent finish.