Tech innovation sees UK firm target £2m sales boost

World-leading manufacturer of cooling, heating and air condition products, Grayson Thermal Systems has unveiled a new water pump technology innovation.

Innovation - The pump is lightweight, while reportedly offering vastly improved performance and corrosion and water resistance - image courtesy of Grayson Thermal Systems.
The pump is lightweight, while reportedly offering vastly improved performance and corrosion and water resistance – image courtesy of Grayson Thermal Systems.

Grayson Thermal Systems is expecting its 24-volt electric water pump to deliver more than £2m of orders from customers in the bus and coach sector over the coming 12 months.

An innovation three years in the making, the technology promises to deliver high flow pressure at lower pump speed, can be mounted in various orientations and offers a motor with a performance life of up to 40,000 hours.

Suitable for global use in a variety of operating and environmental territories, the pump is lightweight, while reportedly offering vastly improved performance and corrosion and water resistance.

The business employs 270 people across four sites in the West Midlands and a US operation in Indiana, and has supplied more than 50,000 water pumps to the marketplace to date.

Technical director, Ian Hateley explained: “We have been listening to the vehicle manufactures and fleet operators, who are asking for even longer product life, quieter operation and guaranteed flow pressure…three attributes we have delivered with our new 24-volt electric pump that integrates a number of new designs and technology.”

He continued: “The other element we are rightly proud of is the versatility of our product, which can be used in bus, truck, hydrogen, gas, hybrid and electric vehicle applications. This has been proven following extensive testing and significant field trials and has already led to a clutch of new orders.”

Established in 1978 by current chairman, Graham Hateley, as a small car radiator repair business, Grayson Thermal Systems is now regarded as a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of bespoke engine cooling, heating and air conditioning products.

The company plans to bring a wave of new products to the market over the remainder of 2017, including a V3 Cooling System Controller to reduce installation time for the OEM, thermal management systems for hybrid and electrical vehicles and, thanks to the design capability of simulation software, new heat exchanger platforms.