In 1947, HMD Pumps broke new territory in fluid handling technology when they pioneered the sealless magnetic drive pump. Then, a little more than a decade ago, Sundyne combined HMD with the American company Kontro to create Sundyne HMD Kontro, which stands as one of the most reliable pump manufacturers operating today. Take a look at our past achievements to see where we have been and where we are headed!
Company founded by Geoffrey and Charles Howard as Hydraulic & Mechanical Developments Ltd.
Electromagnetical sealless pumps manufactured for ICI to handle Dowtherm at 300°C.
First permanent magnet synchronous drive pumps manufactured up to 20 HP.
The Kontro Co. Inc. founded in Athol MA (USA).
Vertical magnet drive pumps installed in the United Kingdom's first nuclear reactor.
HMD High System Pressure mag drive pumps to 300 bar / 45020 psi produced for Rolls Royce Ltd.
Introduction of HMD pumps into US market with Kontro Inc.
First magnet drives with rare earth magnets produced. Efficiencies increased to 92%.
CS series pumps produced for high temperature applications. Pumps developed to operate without cooling to 450°C/840°F.
The Company was renamed HMD Seal/less Pumps Ltd.
First API (petroleum) standard pumps manufactured.
Achieved BS5750 quality standard.
250HP mag drive pumps designed and manufactured.
AQAP1 (Ministry of Defence) quality standard achieved.
First seal/less pumps delivered for Trident submarines.
Awarded ISO 9001 quality standard.
HMD/Kontro is the home of the sealless pump. Over the past 50 years we developed and perfected the magnetic drive for pumping applications. Our global customers know they can count on us to provide leadership in the sealless pump industry based on our rich history.
Introduction of ANSI B73.1 specification pumps up to 100 HP.
Acquisition of HMD Kontro by the Sundyne Corporation of America.
API610 standard introduced and pumps launched.
HMD Kontro appointed European reseller for Ansimag pumps.
High pressure Frame 0 pumps introduced.
API685 standard introduced and pumps launched.
HPGSA Frame 1 launch.
Launch of HPGS and HPGSA Frame 1 pumps.
Secondary control gas seal introduced for API685 pumps
HPGSA and HPGS Frame 2 launch.
60 year anniversary of engineering and manufacturing sealless pumps.