Leading chopper pump and mixer manufacturer Landia UK is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Since its humble beginnings as a two-person operation, the company has grown steadily but surely since 1994, firmly establishing itself as a solutions provider, supplying every piece of equipment to meet customers’ specific needs, rather than off-the-shelf.
Longevity, reliability and back-up have been at the heart of Landia UK’s success, with for example, the pumps from its very first installation still in operation at Rugby STW after a quarter of a century.
Since the late Hugh Vaughan and Liz Robinson first opened the doors of Landia UK in Sandford near Whitchurch, the company (headquartered in Denmark since 1933), Landia UK has seen its pumps and mixers serve a multitude of industries, especially where hard-to-handle solids in wastewater create problems for less sturdy equipment.
In the past decade, Landia UK has been particularly successful in the AD/biogas market, where its externally-mounted GasMix digester mixing system has proved exceptionally popular with operators. From a business that began making slurry pumps in 1933, it was no surprise that its built-to-last products could also cope easily with food waste and co-digestion applications. Likewise, Landia’s GasMix and chopper pumps are now winning critical acclaim in the municipal/water industry, which is looking to maximise the value of its sludge via AD/biogas. Installations already include digester mixing for Scottish Water, Severn Trent, Bellozanne STW in Jersey and Yorkshire Water.
“We’ve had quite a journey already in our 25 years”, said Liz Robinson, who has been with Landia UK since day-one, “but we still have so much potential and appetite to win new business – always supporting our customers to help them run their plants as smoothly as possible”.
Paul Davies, who today co-runs Landia UK with Liz Robinson, added: “We have huge belief in the quality of our equipment – and take great pride in hearing about the efficiency and effectiveness of it from our customers. Hugh Vaughan did a truly brilliant job in leading Landia UK, to put us on the map – and with the excellent hard-working team that we now have in place, we continue to go from strength to strength – with everything to play for in the future”.