Aspen Pumps has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation - the second Queen’s Award for Enterprise the manufacturer has won. The award recognises Aspen’s development of a pioneering range of pumps,designed for all types of air conditioning installation.
Being awarded once for the Queens Award for Enterprise in 2009 was a major achievement for the British manufacturer, but being awarded the Queens award for innovation just a few years later is testament to the dedication, innovation and quality products that is synonymous with the Aspen Pumps brand, the firm says.
Chief executive Adrian Thompson said: ‘Aspen Pumps was started because there was a gap in the market that needed to be filled. Installers were using pumps that weren’t fit for purpose, that were cumbersome and difficult to maintain. The engineers that founded the company wanted to provide the market with a pump that would be easy to maintain and which would inevitably make life easier for the installer. The ethos of filling market requirements and product innovation hasn’t changed since 1992. We pride ourselves on pushing back boundaries and giving installers what they actually want, not what we think they need.’
Since its founding, Aspen’s global reach has extended to 100 countries worldwide.
The primary focus of the product range is to make the installer’s life easier, stemming from the fact that its in-house innovation team are engineers themselves, the company says. With nearly 25 years’ experience in the condensate removal market, the Aspen team designs products that will work in ‘the easiest, smartest way’, it says, ensuring that no time is wasted when installing and maintaining the pumps.
The most recent innovations in anti-siphoning, sound-dampening and universal voltage technology have ensured that its mini pump range is versatile and flexible.
Aspen claims to have been at the forefront of the mini pump revolution which opened new avenues for installations, as size was no longer a limiting factor.
The Mini Lime, a one piece pump, fits neatly into the trunking while the Mini Aqua can actually be fitted into the unit. The Mini Orange is suited to ducted units and fits above the ceiling void, whereas the Mini Blanc fits underneath a wall mounted unit – perfect for installations where quick access for maintenance is key.
The ‘Silent +’ range was launched in 2010 following market feedback, as one of the biggest issues for installers is the noise level of the pump. The range not only offers installation ease and flexibility, but some of the lowest noise emissions from a pump on the market without compromising on performance, Aspen says proudly.