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ABB scoops two awards

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ABB scooped two awards at the Pump Industry Awards 2008, receiving the Supplier of the Year Award for the second year running, as well as seeing its drives and pumps specialist Geoff Brown recognised for his work for the industry.

Backed by the British Pump Manufacturers' Association (BPMA) and held in Coventry on 19 November 19, the Supplier of the Year Award recognised ABB as a: "supplier to the pump industry that has demonstrated consistently high levels of technical innovation and developments, environmental awareness, customer service and satisfaction, market penetration and growth."

"Once again, our total commitment to this industry has been recognised by this prestigious award," said Steve Ruddell, general manager for ABB's drives and motors business. "To win this award two years on the run shows just how much we are valued as a supplier by this industry. The penetration of drives into the pump industry is growing rapidly and we have invested heavily in new drive technology for pump applications so that we can continue to give the best support to pump users."

The evening also underlined the contribution of ABB's committed staff with the presentation of a Judges' Special Award for services to the pump industry to Geoff Brown, in recognition of his 40 years dedication to developing and promoting pump and drive technology.

Presenting the award, BPMA's president, Owen Shevlin of SPP Pumps said: "Geoff's enthusiasm for his subject areas continues unabated. He remains well known throughout the industry for his willingness to share his accumulated knowledge for the benefit of staff, customers and the wider industry."

Steve Ruddell, general manager for ABB's drives & motors business (pictured centre) received the Supplier of the Year award from Michelle Lea (pictured right), editor of Process & Control .

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