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The 10 Best Circulating Pump Manufacturers & Brands of 2023


1. Grundfos

Country: Denmark

Founded: 1945

About the company:

Grundfos is a global pump manufacturer that was founded in Denmark in 1945. The company mainly produces circulating pumps for heating and air conditioning, as well as centrifugal pumps for various industries, including water supply, sewage discharge, and metering. Grundfos is renowned for its focus on technology and product development in the field of water pumps, providing relevant solutions for its customers.

The company is headquartered in Ambu, a Danish border city. In 2014, Grundfos had a turnover of DKK 23.6 billion (about 21.5 billion yuan) and employed 18,878 people worldwide. The company has 83 branches in 56 countries and an annual output of more than 16 million water pumps.

Grundfos has been dedicated to the research and development of technologies and products related to water pumps for over 70 years. In 1994, the company entered the Chinese market and now has one investment holding company, two sales companies, one concept store, 15 offices, and four production plants. Grundfos China also has an R&D center with nearly 1,600 employees and an annual turnover of more than 2.4 billion yuan.

Grundfos’ products are widely used in various fields such as construction, industry, infrastructure construction, regional heating, and sewage treatment. The company is responsible for not only the Chinese Mainland market but also the Hong Kong and Mongolia markets.

Grundfos is a pump manufacturer with ISO9001 standard quality certification and has also obtained ISO14001 and other relevant environmental certifications. The company has obtained the certification of energy-saving products for China’s clean water centrifugal pumps.

The Grundfos China R&D Center was established in Suzhou in 2007, with about 80 technicians from China and Denmark. The company is constantly innovating in product energy conservation to protect the environment. The company cooperates with higher education institutions to find new ideas in product design and functions and develop energy-saving products that meet the Chinese market’s needs.

Grundfos has been involved in many landmark projects in China, including several venues of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, the National Grand Theater, the World Financial Center in Shanghai, many venues of the World Expo Park, Hongqiao Airport Phase II, Disneyland, and the National Convention and Exhibition Center.

2. Wilo

Country: Germany


About the company:

Founded in 1872, WILO SE is an excellent supplier and professional manufacturer of water pumps, water pump systems, and large HVAC pumps. It has been researching, developing, and innovating water pump systems since its establishment, with headquarters in Dortmund, Germany.

WILO SE has branches in over 60 countries and regions worldwide, with a workforce of more than 7,000 employees.

WILO (China) Pump System Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of WILO SE in China. It entered China in 1995 and, after more than 20 years of development, its sales network has covered key provinces and regions in China, with nearly 800 employees.

The professional team at Wilo China is dedicated to developing and promoting products and solutions that meet the needs of Chinese users. Its products and services have been deeply rooted in many application fields, such as construction, water affairs, and industry.

3. Lowara

Country: China

Founded: 1968

About the company:

Lowara, which was established in 1968 and headquartered in Italy, is dedicated to conducting research, developing, producing, and selling pumps and their applications.

Lowara provides a comprehensive range of pumps for residential, agricultural, and industrial purposes for global markets.

In Europe, Lowara is one of the leading providers of residential and commercial pumps, and it is also a division of ITT, the largest producer of pumps and supporting products for water and industrial fluids in the world.

ITT is a global multi-industry company that operates in the areas of fluid technology, defense systems, automation industry components, information and telecommunications system connectors, and switches.

As a part of ITT, Lowara shares the advanced research, design, and engineering technologies with other companies.


Country: China


Products: Centrifugal pump, booster pump, canned motor pump, self-priming pump, circulating pump, water pump, submersible pump, deep well pump

About the company:

SHIMGE (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Daxi, Wenling, Zhejiang. It is a limited liability company that produces and operates various pumps and control equipment.

For over 30 years, SHIMGE has been focusing on technical research, production, and marketing of various pumps, control equipment, and other products. The company is committed to guiding the fluid industry and creating a high-quality life for its customers.

SHIMGE is an enterprise that specializes in technical research, manufacturing, and marketing of all kinds of pumps and control equipment. It is committed to providing high-quality water pump and water treatment system solutions, covering sewage pumps, submersible pumps, centrifugal pumps, and other types of products.

The company developed the “screw pump” in 1987, due to its excellent quality, SHIMGE soon emerged as a legendary brand in the Chinese water pump industry.

The company successfully landed on the A-share market on December 31, 2010, and was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 002532). As per the company’s development strategy, it was delisted in July 2020 in the form of asset restructuring and completed privatization.

Currently, the company has 6 brands, 12 product series, more than 2000 specifications, and 12 holding subsidiaries, making it a leading brand in China’s water pump industry.

Since its establishment, the company has actively promoted lean production, quality management, and environmental management. SHIMGE has passed ISO9001, ISO14,001, and OHSAS18,001 certification. It has also established a sound quality assurance system and physical and chemical testing center. The ex-factory performance testing platform has reached Class B (Level 1) accuracy after departmental appraisal. The company’s products have passed GS, CE, and UL certification and comply with the RoHS directive.

In terms of channel construction and after-sales service, SHIMGE’s business network has spread globally, with its products exported to over 100 countries and regions. The company has created a “regional distribution center” model in the industry, with over 1400 operating service providers, more than 10,000 sales outlets, and over 8000 New Territories brand image stores nationwide. Additionally, it has established after-sales service centers in Jinan, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan, Xi’an, and other places to provide customers with better services.

5. LEO

Country: China

Founded: 1995 

Products: Booster pump, canned motor pump, self-priming pump, circulating pump, submersible pump, water pump, centrifugal pump

About the company:

Leo Group Co., Ltd. (stock code 002131) is a listed company in China’s pump industry and also a digital marketing company in China’s A-share market. The company has developed a dual business platform industry development pattern of “mechanical manufacturing + digital communication,” with nearly 5,000 employees.

Machinery manufacturing is the company’s traditional business, and its products play a vital role in key fields such as civil water supply and drainage, agricultural irrigation, water engineering, industrial water treatment, water conservancy construction, power stations, petrochemical industry, garden protection, and more. Leo is a high-tech enterprise, a national intelligent manufacturing pilot demonstration enterprise, and has a nationally recognized enterprise technology center.

Founded in 2014, Leo Digital is headquartered in Shanghai and has branches in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Nanjing. It now has four business units: Amber Group, Argon Nitrogen Group, Media Business Group, and Multi-business Group. The company is committed to becoming a world-famous digital group, and it reconstructs its communication with digital drive, providing customers with digital strategies and data, digital creativity, digital media, digital traffic, digital TV, and a “Digital business transformation solution” integrating social media, entertainment content marketing, and e-commerce.

Leo’s products are exported to more than 20 countries and regions in the world, such as Europe, North America, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, and more. The company has established production bases in Wenling, Zhejiang, Xiangtan, Hunan, Dalian, Indonesia, Hungary, Uzbekistan, as well as subsidiaries in the United States, Russia, Dubai, Thailand, and Bangladesh.

Adhering to the core values of “virtue-based, excellence-based, success-based, speed-based, and success-driven,” Leo focuses on the development of safe and efficient pumps and systems, creating value for all stakeholders. The company is determined to improve the image of China’s pump and system industry and become a leader in the sustainable development industry.

6. KSB

Country: Germany


About the company:

Established in 1871 in Frankenthal, Germany, KSB has been a leading manufacturer of pumps and industrial valves for over 100 years.

KSB employs more than 15,500 professionals worldwide and operates its own sales, manufacturing, and service companies.

KSB specializes in developing and producing customized pumps for various applications. They offer a complete range of automation and drive solutions for industries including buildings, water and sewage, mining, energy, and more. Additionally, KSB provides installation, commissioning, maintenance, and other water pump valve services.

As an experienced pump manufacturer, KSB’s products have been used in construction technology, industrial technology, water conveyance, sewage purification, and various power station processes.

Through innovative research and development, KSB has the ability to meet the needs of thousands of customers with different requirements.

KSB has accumulated years of experience and proprietary technical knowledge as a renowned pump manufacturer. They have tested and proven systems, including the Etanorm standard pumps, which have a global sales volume of more than 1.5 million units. KSB offers spare parts and services for the Etanorm pumps.

KSB’s technical strengths as a pump manufacturer include spare parts hydraulic performance, material technology, and automation. These factors contribute to the high-performance pumps that KSB is known for.

With numerous production equipment, KSB can provide first-class service that is close to customers. Their experienced certified experts ensure excellent quality in the products and services they offer. KSB’s service department can also undertake on-site commissioning, inspection, maintenance, and repair for your pumps, valves, and complete equipment.

KSB guarantees quick delivery of spare parts, allowing customers to receive good service directly from the pump manufacturer.

Shanghai KSB Pump Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between KSB of Germany and Shanghai Electric. The company was established in 1994 and is located in Minhang Development Zone, Shanghai, with a total registered capital of US$27 million, total investment of US$29.8 million, and an area of 130,000 square meters. Currently, the company employs more than 800 professionals.

In China, KSB is known for its wide range of products and superb technology. They enjoy a high reputation in power stations, petroleum, chemical industry, urban water supply and drainage, sewage treatment, oil refining, buildings, marine, and large-scale farmland water conservancy construction. KSB offers installation, commissioning, maintenance, and on-site maintenance services, solutions, and innovative solutions, maintenance and inspection management, pump management, system efficiency services, technical consulting, transformation, and other services.


Country: China

Founded: 1991

Products: Water pump, fire pump, metering pump, self-priming pump, circulating pump, submersible pump, centrifugal pump, booster pump, deep well pump

About the company:

Nanfang Zhongjin Environment Co., Ltd., formerly known as Nanfang Pump Industry Co., Ltd., was founded in 1991. On December 9, 2010, the company was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 300145.

FCNP, a national key high-tech enterprise, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nanfang Zhongjin Environment Co., Ltd. It is a leading enterprise in China that develops and produces stainless steel centrifugal pumps on a large scale.

With a focus on developing and producing various medium and high-end pump products, FCNP has become a large production base for stainless steel stamping and welding centrifugal pumps in China. It is also a drafting unit of industrial standards and has eight holding subsidiaries.

Covering an area of 1200 mu, FCNP has more than 10 production plants and branches, and nearly 4000 employees. Its annual output has exceeded 700,000 sets, with an annual sales volume of 2 billion yuan.

FCNP’s product range, total sales volume, and product quality rank first in the same industry in China.

8. Ebara

Country: Japan

Founded: 1912

Products: Water pump, mud pump, circulating pump, submersible pump, centrifugal pump, booster pump, vacuum pump, deep well pump

About the company:

Ebara is a Japanese company that has been wholly-owned since 1912, engaged mainly in the R&D, production, and sales of pump products, refrigerators, and HVAC equipment.

In China, Ebara Machinery (China) Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebara Manufacturing. Established in Beijing in 2006, the company is dedicated to providing advanced Ebara products to support China’s development.

With a focus on meeting customer needs, the company provides optimized solutions in multiple areas. It has established manufacturing bases in Beijing, Yantai, and Zibo, covering various fields such as construction, industry, and municipal water conservancy. The company offers world-class general-purpose pumps, customized pumps, water supply units, water treatment, and other products and services.

Aside from sales and services in China, the company also supplies products to Japan, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and other markets. It has become an integral part of the global business, providing original and high-quality products.

9. Eastpump

Country: Chian

Founded: 1993

Products: Single stage pump, multi-stage pump, double suction pump, chemical pump, stamping pump, axial (mixed) flow pump, sewage pump, fire-fighting equipment, water supply equipment (including smart pump room), sewage equipment, waste water equipment, and whole process smart control system

About the company:

EastPump is a leading provider of domestic pump industry and related supporting products and system solutions. We are a large scientific, industrial, and trade enterprise group rooted in Shanghai, integrating scientific research, manufacturing, marketing, and service.

We have modern water pump R&D, production, and testing bases in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Anhui, covering an area of more than 1000 mu. Our assets are valued at more than 2 billion yuan, and we employ over 3000 people with more than 1000 sets of equipment.

With 12 core subsidiaries and more than 100 domestic and foreign strategic suppliers, we have built an integrated supply chain and an independent industrial cluster with significant competitive advantages in R&D, quality control, cost, and service. In the fields of pumps, motors, valves, casting, non-negative pressure, complete sets of equipment, control systems, environmental protection, and energy conservation, we have provided more optimized solutions, stable, reliable, and competitive products, and full life cycle services for hundreds of thousands of users in various industries in more than 20 countries and regions.

We have been playing a key role in many industries, such as water conservancy, municipal administration, construction, steel, power, mining, rail transit, heat supply, chemical industry, food, medicine, fire protection engineering, environmental protection, and more. Our smart energy solutions continuously gain countless trust and praise.

We meet the diversified and personalized needs of our customers through all-round, systematic, intelligent, and customized solutions. We strive to make the use of our products more efficient and convenient.

We continuously deepen long-term strategic cooperation with leading enterprises in various industries and actively participate in major economic and livelihood projects such as the South to North Water Diversion Project, the Yellow River water pumping project, the development of new energy, the construction of venues for the Beijing Olympic Games and the Shanghai World Expo, the construction of rail transit and airports in various regions, central heating and water supply, flood control and waterlogging drainage, farmland irrigation, and more. We aim to improve our own brand image and market competitiveness to promote the continuous upgrading of the industry towards the middle and high-end of the global value chain.

Eastpump continues to integrate technical resources, gather technical experts in the industry, and employ hundreds of medium and senior engineers and professional and technical talents. We collaborate with well-known scientific research institutions, introduce, digest, and absorb excellent hydraulic models at home and abroad, actively carry out independent research and development, adopt a series of advanced means such as three-dimensional product design, hydraulic CFD analysis, and finite element analysis. We theoretically solve the shortcomings of existing experience calculation, constantly optimize product structure design, improve product efficiency, and enhance operation performance.

10. Kaiquan

Country: China

Founded: 1995 

Products: Double suction pump, circulating pump, fire pump, water pump

About the company:

Shanghai Kaiquan Pump (Group) Co., Ltd., founded in 1995, is a large, comprehensive pump company that integrates the design, production, and sales of pumps, water supply equipment, and pump control equipment.

The company has been actively involved in the Chinese pump industry for many years and is a well-known enterprise in the industry that is oriented towards technological innovation.

With total assets of 4.5 billion yuan, the company has seven enterprises and five industrial parks located in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Hebei, Liaoning, Anhui, and other provinces and cities, covering a total area of nearly 1000 mu with a productive building area of 350000 square meters.

The Group currently employs more than 7000 employees, including 1200 engineering technicians who are mainly composed of well-known domestic experts and professors, doctors, and masters, medium and senior engineers, and senior technologists, forming a talent structure with innovative thinking.

To increase customer value, Shanghai Kaiquan Pump (Group) Co., Ltd. uses advanced ERP and CRM systems to control the entire order process, with seven business divisions, 23 branches, over 500 offices, and more than 200 after-sales service outlets.

The service network covers the entire country, and the company implements “blue fleet” service and a 4-hour quick response mechanism, responding to user needs at any time and creating high-quality products in the industry with stable performance.

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