The 10 Best Self-priming Pump Manufacturers & Brands in 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 is headquartered in the Danish border city of Ambu and is renowned for producing circulating pumps for heating and air conditioning, as well as centrifugal pumps for industry, water supply, sewage discharge, and metering. Grundfos is focused on technology and product development in the field of water pumps and provides relevant solutions.

In 2014, the company’s turnover was DKK 23.6 billion (about 21.5 billion yuan), with 18,878 employees worldwide, 83 branches in 56 countries, and an annual output of more than 16 million water pumps. Over the 70 years since its founding, Grundfos has prioritized research and development of technologies and products related to water pumps and has provided high-quality solutions.

Grundfos entered the Chinese market in 1994 and currently has one investment holding company, two sales companies, one concept store, 15 offices, four production plants, and one R&D center. The company employs nearly 1,600 people in China and has an annual turnover of more than 2.4 billion yuan. Its products are widely used in many fields, including construction, industry, infrastructure construction, regional heating, and sewage treatment. Grundfos China is also responsible for the Hong Kong and Mongolia markets.

Grundfos is a pump manufacturer with an ISO9001 standard quality certificate and has passed ISO14001 and other relevant environmental certifications. It is also a foreign-funded enterprise that 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. In order to protect the environment, the company constantly innovates in product energy conservation. They collaborate with higher education institutions to find new ideas in product design and function and develop energy-saving products that meet the Chinese market.

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

2. KSB

Country: Germany


About the company:

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

With over 15,500 employees across the world, KSB has its own sales company, manufacturing plants, and service enterprises. The company specializes in customizing pumps for various applications.

KSB offers a full range of automation and drive solutions in industries such as buildings, water and sewage, mining and energy, as well as installation, commissioning, maintenance, and other services for water pump valves.

As an experienced pump manufacturer, KSB’s products are used in construction technology, industrial technology, water conveyance, sewage purification, and various processes of power stations. The company has innovative research and development capabilities to meet the requirements of thousands of different customers.

KSB’s proprietary technical knowledge and years of experience make it a well-known and trusted pump manufacturer. The company has an impressive test and test system, including the successful Etanorm standard pumps with a global sales volume of over 1.5 million units. KSB also provides spare parts and services for these pumps.

KSB’s hydraulic performance, material technology, and automation are the technical strengths of the company, which contribute to the high performance of its pumps.

With numerous production equipment, KSB can provide first-class service to customers and ensure excellent quality through its experienced certified experts. The company’s service department can undertake on-site commissioning, inspection, maintenance, and repair of pumps, valves, and complete equipment. KSB also guarantees quick delivery of spare parts to ensure excellent customer service.

Shanghai KSB Pump Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between KSB of Germany and Shanghai Electric, founded in 1994. The company is located in Minhang Development Zone, Shanghai, with a total registered capital of US $27 million, a total investment of US $29.8 million, and an area of 130,000 square meters. The company currently has over 800 employees.

In China, KSB has become one of the pump manufacturers with a wide range of products and superb technology, enjoying 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 provides installation, commissioning, maintenance, and on-site maintenance services, solutions, innovative solutions, maintenance and inspection management, pump management, system efficiency services, technical consulting, transformation, and other services.

3. Wilo

Country: Germany


About the company:

Founded in 1872, WILO SE is an excellent supplier of water pumps, water pump systems, and a professional manufacturer of large HVAC pumps. The company started its research, development, and innovation of water pump systems early on, with its headquarters located in Dortmund, Germany. It has branches in more than 60 countries and regions globally, with over 7000 employees worldwide.

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Wilo (China) Pump System Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of WILO SE in China, entered China in 1995. After more than 20 years of development, its sales network has covered key provinces and regions in China, with nearly 800 employees. Wilo’s professional team in China takes it as their mission to develop and promote products and solutions that meet the needs of Chinese users.

Wilo’s products and services have been deeply rooted in many application fields such as construction, water affairs, and industry, with a commitment to delivering quality and innovative solutions to customers worldwide.

4. 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 a digital marketing company in China’s A-share market. The company has established a dual business platform industry development pattern of “mechanical manufacturing + digital communication,” with almost 5000 employees.

The company’s traditional business is machinery manufacturing, and its products play a critical role in essential fields such as civil water supply and drainage, agricultural irrigation, water engineering, industrial water treatment, water conservancy construction, power station, petrochemical industry, garden protection, among others.

Leo Group is a high-tech enterprise, a national intelligent manufacturing pilot demonstration enterprise, and has a nationally recognized enterprise technology center.

Leo Digital, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Shanghai, has branches in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Nanjing, and now has four business units, namely Amber Group, Argon Nitrogen Group, Media Business Group, and Multi-business Group. Its goal is to become a world-renowned digital group.

With a digital drive, the company restructures its communication and provides customers with digital strategies and data, digital creativity, digital media, digital traffic, and digital TV. It offers “Digital business transformation solutions” integrating social media, entertainment content marketing, and e-commerce.

Leo’s products are exported to over 20 countries and regions worldwide, including Europe, North America, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Oceania. Additionally, it has established production bases in Wenling, Zhejiang, Xiangtan, Hunan, Dalian, Indonesia, Hungary, Uzbekistan, etc., and 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 developing safe and efficient pumps and systems, creating value for all stakeholders. The company is committed to improving China’s pump and system industry’s image and becoming a leader in the sustainable development industry.

5. Dayuan

Country: China

Founded: 1990

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

About the company:

Zhejiang Dayuan Pump Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Dayuan Pump”) was founded in 1990 and is a world-renowned supplier of civil water pumps with nearly 30 years of brand history. The company is also a high-tech enterprise in the domestic canned motor pump industry.

Dayuan Pump’s products are mainly divided into two categories. The first category comprises civil water pumps represented by small submersible electric pumps, well submersible electric pumps, land pumps, and other products, which are widely used in agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, life services, civil construction, municipal environmental protection, and other fields. The parent company is mainly responsible for the overall operation.

The second category comprises canned pumps represented by domestic hot water circulating canned pumps, industrial canned pumps, and other products. These products are mainly operated by the wholly-owned subsidiary, Hefei Xinhu canned pumps Co., Ltd. The application fields mainly include domestic water circulation, chemical industry, refrigeration, rail transit, semiconductor and electronic industry, medical equipment manufacturing, aerospace industry, military industry, nuclear industry, hydrogen production, hydrogen energy automobile industry, etc.

The parent company, Zhejiang Dayuan Pump Co., Ltd., has a registered capital of 164.248 million yuan, and the wholly-owned subsidiary, Hefei Xinhu Pump Co., Ltd., has a registered capital of 215.15 million yuan. The company has over 250 mu of industrial park and more than 1800 employees. In 2020, it achieved sales revenue of 1.4 billion yuan.

On July 11, 2017, the company was officially listed on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 603757). The head office and its holding subsidiaries have 275 patents, including 270 domestic patents (25 invention patents, 182 utility model patents, 63 appearance patents), and 5 overseas patents (1 invention patent, 2 utility models, 2 appearance patents). The company has also passed 59 international well-known certifications such as KS, CE, CB, GS, UL, TUV, ROHS, FFU, ETL, EMC, EMF, etc.

The “Dayuan” brand and “Xinhu” brand water pump sales and service outlets led by the company spread over more than 10,000 nationwide and are exported to nearly 150 countries and regions in Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.

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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:

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

For over 30 years, SHIMGE has focused on technical research, production, and marketing of various pumps, control equipment, and other products, committed to guiding the fluid industry and creating a quality life.

SHIMGE is an enterprise specializing in the technical research, manufacturing, and marketing of all kinds of pumps and control equipment. The company 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.

Based on keen market insight, the company developed the “screw pump” in 1987, which quickly gained an excellent reputation in the industry, starting the journey of the legendary brand of 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). According to the company’s development strategy, it was delisted in July 2020 in the form of asset restructuring and completed privatization.

At present, the company has six brands, twelve product series, more than 2000 specifications, and twelve holding subsidiaries, becoming a leading brand in China’s water pump industry.

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

In terms of channel construction and after-sales service, the company’s business network has spread all over the world, and its products are exported to more than 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 more than 8000 New Territories brand image stores (including store billboards) nationwide. It has also set up after-sales service centers in Jinan, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan, Xi’an, and other places to provide customers with better services.

7. Franklin Electric

Country: USA

Founded: 1944

About the company:

Franklin Electric Company is a leading global provider of well water pumps and fuel pumping systems, as well as a technology innovator in the manufacturing of motors, pumps, and controllers.

As one of the largest manufacturers of submersible pumps, oil supply system motors, underground oil supply system components, and expansion piping systems, Franklin Electric has a significant global presence. In fact, their products can be found in every other well and gas station worldwide.

Headquartered in Brafton, Indiana, USA, Franklin Electric has branches across the United States, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, China, and Japan.


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., previously known as Nanfang Pump Industry Co., Ltd., was established in 1991 and became publicly listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on December 9, 2010, under the stock code 300145.

FCNP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nanfang Zhongjin Environment Co., Ltd., is an enterprise that developed and produced stainless steel centrifugal pumps on a large scale in China at an early stage.

FCNP is a national key high-tech enterprise that develops and produces various medium and high-end pump products on a large scale. It is currently a large production base for stainless steel stamping and welding centrifugal pumps in China, and a drafting unit of industrial standards. It has 8 holding subsidiaries.

Covering an area of 1200 mu, FCNP has over 10 production plants and branches, employing nearly 4000 people. Its annual output exceeds 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.

9. Suprasuny

Country: China

Founded: 1972

About the company:

Haicheng Suprasuny Pump Industry Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise that integrates scientific research, development, production, and sales. It is headquartered in Haicheng City, Liaoning Province, and has a history of nearly 50 years of development since its founding in 1972.

The company is known for pioneering a single-phase micro electric pump for agriculture and has more than 40 independent intellectual property rights patents. With an annual production capacity of over 1 million pumps, Suprasuny has a production base that covers an area of nearly 200,000 square meters in China and has set up branches and technology research and development centers in Italy.

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Suprasuny’s products are sold in more than 30 provinces, cities, and districts across the country and exported to more than 20 countries and regions. The company has established a good reputation for product quality, reputation, and brand both at home and abroad.

As the drafting unit of water pump product standards, Suprasuny Pump has made significant contributions to the standardization and standardization of the national water pump industry. It has participated in the formulation and revision of national and industrial water pump standards several times.

The company has fully implemented ISO9001 quality system management, passed ISO14001 environmental management system, GBT28001-2001 occupational health and safety management system, and national safety standardization certification. Its corporate credit rating is AAA.

In 2018, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China rated Suprasuny’s submersible electric pump for wells as the Industrial Equipment Energy Efficiency Star among the efficient and energy-saving products, and it was promoted nationwide.

Suprasuny Pump Company always adheres to the enterprise development path of science and technology and independent innovation, and its products are constantly innovating. The “Suprasuny” series of water pump products have successfully developed more than 10 categories and more than 500 specifications, including well submersible electric pump, micro pump, small submersible electric pump, permanent magnet frequency conversion self-priming pump, pipeline circulating pump, sewage pump, light water pump, aquaculture pump, hot spring pump, fountain waterscape pump, sewage lifter, frequency conversion constant pressure water supply system, remote monitoring water supply system, etc. These products can be widely used in agricultural irrigation, domestic water circulating heating, sewage treatment, animal husbandry and aquaculture, municipal water supply, metallurgy and mining, hot spring bath, waterscape fountain, and other fields.

Through years of unremitting efforts, Suprasuny Pump Co., Ltd. has now fully realized the numerical control and specialized machining of its mechanical processing equipment and has an automatic water pump production line. This capability allows the company to provide a one-stop service for users’ various water pump needs.

10. 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 provider of domestic pumps and related supporting products and system solutions. It is a large scientific, industrial, and trading enterprise group based in Shanghai that integrates 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. We have assets of more than 2 billion yuan, more than 1000 sets of equipment, and more than 3000 employees. Together with 12 core subsidiaries and more than 100 domestic and foreign strategic suppliers, we have built an integrated supply chain and independent industrial cluster with significant competitive advantages in R&D, quality control, cost, and service.

We have provided more optimized solutions, more 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. In the fields of pumps, motors, valves, casting, non-negative pressure, complete sets of equipment, control systems, environmental protection, and energy conservation, we always “pump” smart energy, play a key role, and gain countless trust and praise.

We can meet the diversified and personalized needs of customers through all-round, systematic, intelligent, and customized solutions, making the use more efficient and convenient. By continuously deepening long-term strategic cooperation with leading enterprises in various industries, we will actively participate in major economic and livelihood projects and strive to improve our own brand image and market competitiveness, promoting the continuous upgrading of the industry towards the middle and high end of the global value chain.

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

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