Company Profile

GPM is located in Cape Town, South Africa and has specialised in the manufacture and assembly of SAE mounted cast iron pumps and associated hydraulic replacement components since 1985.

Who We Are

Gear Pump Manufacturing (GPM), located in Cape Town, South Africa, with a staff compliment of 150 employees, has specialised in the manufacture and assembly of SAE mounted cast iron hydraulic pumps and associate components since 1985.

We manufacture a range of Bearing, Bushing, PTO Truck Pumps, straight axial Piston Pumps and Flow Dividers. We also manufacture a complete range of internationally interchangeable commercial components for Bearing pumps, Bushing pumps, Motors and Flow Dividers.

  • Our pumps and parts are of exceptional quality.
  • Our equipment is provided at an economic cost.
  • We are proud of our fast response time and quick delivery times.
  • We maintain a comprehensive stock-holding of spares.
  • We carry out in-house porting to exact customer requirements.
  • We have a professional custom-design capability at your service
  • We deliver internationally.
  • We support well-stocked Distributors in USA, UK and Australia.

Our Expertise

We have solid expertise in the following:

  • Pump Design
  • Precision Casting, Engineering and Machining
  • Custom Hydraulic Pump Design and Manufacture
  • Pump Rebuilding
  • Gear Set Manufacture
  • Thrust Plate Manufacture
  • Continuous Process Improvement to ISO 9001:2008 standards

Products

The company manufactures and offers a comprehensive range of pumps to meet specific customer requirements as well as those of the general market.

The products displayed on this site are summarised in the following product ranges:

  • Hydraulic Bearing Gear Pumps
  • Hydraulic Bushing Gear Pumps
  • Hydraulic PTO Bearing Pumps
  • Hydraulic PTO Piston Pumps
  • Hydraulic PTO Dump Pumps
  • Flow Dividers
  • Add-a Pumps
  • Step-Down Pumps
  • Replacement Parts
GPM Gear Pumps

Services

The company manufactures and provides pump design services for customers needing customised solutions.

We handle design from specification to final blueprints and will manufacture custom-built pumps from these plans if the customer wishes to place an order.

GPM Gear Pump Design Drawing

US and UK Supply Chain Warehouses

We service global markets through our worldwide Supply Chain Network, supporting and replenishing them from three international warehouses – one located in Cape Town, South Africa, another in Nesbit, Mississippi, USA and a third in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in the United Kingdom.

With products stored in these three locations, we are able to deliver speedily and efficiently to any place in the world where our products are needed.

Gear Pump Distributors (UK) Ltd was established in April 2000 as a subsidiary of our manufacturing plant and foundry in South Africa. It supplies the UK and European/Middle East markets with gear pump parts and complete units. By carrying an extensive inventory of pumps, motors and spares, GPD is able to ship overnight and supply parts and complete units within 24 hours of order from the UK.

In August 2015, GPM-US made the investment in a Supply Chain Warehouse located just south of Memphis, TN in Nesbit, MS. Establishing this supply chain warehouse has allowed our western customers to reduce their inventory dollars and the quicker ship time has given GPM-US a greater position in the market.

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GPM US Supply Chain Warehouse

International Sales

Approximately 70% of our production is exported to countries in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa and Australasia. As a consequence of our reinvestment philosophy and policy, we have been successful in substantially growing our sales and production capacity to meet the demand for our quality product in the market.

Metallurgic Technology

GPM’s full range of gear-set product complies with the international standard, ensuring the metallurgical elements of Molybdenum and Nickel are present in the base material for premium quality requirements necessary in hydraulic gear pump applications.

Sectional Construction: Standard parts, cast from high strength grey iron, SG iron, compacted graphite iron (CGI) and bronze cast components can be assembled in a wide variety of configurations to suit almost any application. Superior metallurgical structured CGI material is used in the manufacture of the Higher Pressure requirements of our Bushing Pump Range.

Our Foundry

Commissioned in February 2002, our Foundry is located on the same site as our manufacturing facility in Cape Town. Expansion has mirrored that of GPM.

Physically, the foundry has been expanded by more than 50% in order to cater for increased volumes.

Currently the foundry produces Grey Iron, SG Iron and Compacted Graphite Iron. Superior metallurgical structured CGI material is used in the manufacture of the higher pressure requirements of our Bushing Pump Range. The foundries production is dedicated to the requirements of GPM and has sufficient capacity to handle the expected growth into year 2018.

Environmentally Responsible

In the interests of the environment and to further contain costs, we invested in a swarf pelletizing machine. Consequently, a large portion of the foundry raw material is obtained by pelletising iron and steel swarf and off cuts from the GPM facility. Bronze castings for the machining of thrust plates are produced in a similar fashion. Reclaimed machining coolants and cutting oils are recycled.

GPM Quality Control

Quality

Our quality management system makes use of statistical analyses to determine manufacturing process capability.

The stability of manufacturing processes is continuously monitored and managed via machine run charts. In line with our technology investment philosophy, we have recently invested in a 3 dimensional co-ordinate measurement machine.

This will increase productivity by means of faster first-off measurement as well as enabling expanded statistical sampling checks.

Technology Investments

Our focus is purely on gear pump and motor assembly, ensuring consistently high-quality products. Our plant modernisation programme is ongoing. For the past two years we have increased our manufacturing capability and capacity with the latest technological, state of the art, CNC turning, milling, and grinding machinery.

Pump Assemblies

We have porting capabilities to suit the needs of all our customers. Our volumes of pump assemblies have more than quadrupled during the last two years. This necessitated the construction of a new and substantially larger pump assembly area as well as new and upgraded test stands. All assemblies are tested on computerised test stands which have multiple flow, pressure, temperature and speed testing capability.

GPM warehouse

Inventory

We maintain substantial investments in inventory at our Cape Town factory and wholly-owned GPM-US Distribution Center in Nesbit, Mississippi, USA.

GPM-US supports our North American distributors and is alo able to supply any distributor or customer on other continents if that is quicker or more convenient for them.

We supply and support distributors worldwide, including Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, U.A.E, United Kingdon, Uruguay, Vietnam, West Malaysia.

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Our production facilities are well established and include a professional design facility and a cast iron foundry on the premises, all operating in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standards and manufacturing to local and international specifications. GPM has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
See our certificate here.

B-BBEE Level 6 Compliant

GPM is a Level 6 Contributor to South Africa’s B-BBEE code of practice.
See our certificate here.

Our Foundry

Commissioned in February 2002, our Foundry is located on the same site as our manufacturing facility in Cape Town. Expansion has mirrored that of GPM.

Physically, the foundry has been expanded by more than 50% in order to cater for increased volumes.

Currently the foundry produces Grey Iron, SG Iron and Compacted Graphite Iron. Superior metallurgical structured CGI material is used in the manufacture of the higher pressure requirements of our Bushing Pump Range. The foundries production is dedicated to the requirements of GPM and has sufficient capacity to handle the expected growth into year 2018.

Environmentally Responsible

In the interests of the environment and to further contain costs, we invested in a swarf pelletizing machine. Consequently, a large portion of the foundry raw material is obtained by pelletising iron and steel swarf and off cuts from the GPM facility. Bronze castings for the machining of thrust plates are produced in a similar fashion. Reclaimed machining coolants and cutting oils are recycled.

Quality

Our quality management system makes use of statistical analyses to determine manufacturing process capability.

The stability of manufacturing processes is continuously monitored and managed via machine run charts. In line with our technology investment philosophy, we have recently invested in a 3 dimensional co-ordinate measurement machine.

This will increase productivity by means of faster first-off measurement as well as enabling expanded statistical sampling checks.

GPM Quality Control

Technology Investments

Our focus is purely on gear pump and motor assembly, ensuring consistently high-quality products. Our plant modernisation programme is ongoing. For the past two years we have increased our manufacturing capability and capacity with the latest technological, state of the art, CNC turning, milling, and grinding machinery.

Pump Assemblies

We have porting capabilities to suit the needs of all our customers. Our volumes of pump assemblies have more than quadrupled during the last two years. This necessitated the construction of a new and substantially larger pump assembly area as well as new and upgraded test stands. All assemblies are tested on computerised test stands which have multiple flow, pressure, temperature and speed testing capability.

Inventory

We maintain substantial investments in inventory at our Cape Town factory and wholly-owned GPM-US Distribution Center in Nesbit, Mississippi, USA.

GPM-US supports our North American distributors and is alo able to supply any distributor or customer on other continents if that is quicker or more convenient for them.

We supply and support distributors worldwide, including Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, U.A.E, United Kingdon, Uruguay, Vietnam, West Malaysia.

GPM warehouse

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Our production facilities are well established and include a professional design facility and a cast iron foundry on the premises, all operating in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 standards and manufacturing to local and international specifications. GPM has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.
See our certificate here.

B-BBEE Level 6 Compliant

GPM is a Level 6 Contributor to South Africa’s B-BBEE code of practice.
See our certificate here.

GPM is a division of Hudaco Trading (Pty) Ltd