The Gorman-Rupp Co. recently announced it has invested more than $10 million in expansions of its European operations in Ireland and the Netherlands, as well as a related planned acquisition in Belgium.

In Ireland, Patterson Pump Ireland Ltd., based in Mullingar, has reportedly completed its move into its new production, test and administrative facilities. Patterson Ireland’s former leased facilities had been expanded several times to 20,000 sq ft over the last 10 years to fill the site’s available space.

In the Netherlands, the Gorman-Rupp Europe B.V. subsidiary has reportedly completed consolidation of its operating facilities into a new, larger facility. Formerly located in two smaller locations in northern and southern areas, GR Europe expanded into a larger single facility in Culemborg, southeast of Amsterdam. This consolidation intends to provide GR Europe with improved logistical capabilities, including more efficient access to Rotterdam’s port facilities for receipt of pumps principally supplied by the company from its Gorman-Rupp Pumps Group facilities, which is based in Mansfield, Ohio.

In Belgium, the G-R Europe subsidiary has reportedly reached an agreement in principal to purchase Hydro+ SA and Hydro+ Rental SPRL, based near Namur, Belgium.

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