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Flowplant specialise in the design and manufacture of high pressure pumps and systems.

At Flowplant we design and manufacture high pressure jetting and pumping systems up to 3,000 bar working pressure.

Our high pressure pumps and systems have an enviable reputation for technical excellence, reliability and longevity; undeniably qualities which come from more than fifty years of manufacturing experience.

We are the proud owners of the Harben radial piston diaphragm pump and the Aqua triplex plunger pump ranges.

We are members of the Water Jetting Association (WJA) and we hold a number of externally verified quality standards including BS EN ISO 9001:2015. We are a supplier of specialist pumps to Rolls Royce for their military power systems and additionally we are a member of their High Performance supplier group.

A global reach

Our subsidiary Harben Inc, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the USA’s largest manufacturers of high pressure drain cleaning machines.

We are experienced exporters and approximately 70% of our output is sold outside the UK. We have significant markets in Europe and the USA, as well as China, Malaysia, Brazil, Nigeria and Australia with product being shipped to more than 80 countries.

Flowplant has among its customers some of the world’s most prestigious, high profile, technically demanding corporations. We care deeply what our customers think of our products and encourage open and honest partnerships with them in all our activities. We work hard to ensure that the orders and projects entrusted to us are delivered in a safe and environmentally aware manner which exceeds our customers’ expectations.


Flowplant’s water jetting experts


Barry Pidgeon

Sales Director

Barry is a familiar face in the water jetting industry and he appoints and supports our growing group of overseas distributors. His extensive knowledge of specialist water jetting systems has helped our global customers with a huge range of water jetting applications.


Mark Preston

Sales Manager

Mark has been in the water jetting industry for over 30 years so there isn’t a lot he doesn’t know about our machines and how they can help with your applications. Mark is a Water Jetting Association approved instructor.


Peter Buggy

Sales Manager

Peter looks after our Scottish customers, taking care of new sales, servicing and parts for all our water jetting units. He is also our resident expert on Neolith building cleaning chemicals. Peter is a Water Jetting Association approved instructor.


Neil Whettleton

Home Sales Executive

Neil looks after all our UK spares sales. Before joining the sales team he worked in our assembly department building and testing units. He has a great knowledge of all our machines and accessories and will be able to help with any enquiries you have.


Richard Andrews

Export Sales Executive

Richard “Archie” Andrews is our office based export support specialist, quoting and shipping equipment all over the world. He has a vast knowledge of our complete product range gained from nearly 20 years in the industry.


Ash Clifford

Services & Training Supervisor

If you need your Flowplant machine serviced or your operators trained Ash will help you get this organised. She looks after all bookings for our WJA trainers and our service engineers so give her a call and we’ll keep your staff and your machines up to date and working safely.


Chris Sutcliffe

Training & Development Engineer

Chris has travelled the world, training operators and commissioning water jetting equipment. He provides technical support and training for our field based service teams. Additionally, Chris is a Water Jetting Association approved instructor.


Steve Smith

Managing Director

Steve is our Managing Director with overall responsibility for Flowplants strategic direction. Since joining the company in 2012 Steve originally held the role of Engineering Director so his expertise extends beyond general management into the design of pumps, control systems and logic programming.


Ed Miles

Engineering Director

Ed heads up our engineering department. As Engineering Director he has responsibility for ensuring our ever increasing range of standard equipment is safe, efficient and meets all current and impending legislation. Working closely with Steve our MD and Barry, our Sales Director, Ed pulls together all of our special projects with his team of project engineers.


Tim Gray

Project Engineer

Tim works in the Flowplant engineering department. He is an experienced project engineer and holds a degree in mechanical engineering. He spends his days working on the design of our bespoke projects and our standard jetter range.


Nigel Spear

Project Engineer

Nigel works in the Flowplant engineering department. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering with particular experience in trailer design and certification. As well as working on our latest trailer ranges he looks after bespoke projects.

Flowplant is a member of the Waterjetting Association