May River-backed Unibloc Pump acquires Standard Pump

Unibloc Pump, which is backed by May River Capital, has acquired Standard Pump, a maker of sanitary and industrial process pumps.

Unibloc Pump, which is backed by May River Capital, has acquired Standard Pump, a maker of sanitary and industrial process pumps. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

KENNESAW, Ga., January 5, 2022 — Unibloc Pump, a 38-year manufacturer of positive displacement pumps, air-operated double-diaphragm pumps, and other flow control products continues to grow its family of hygienic flow control brands through the acquisition of Standard Pump. Both Unibloc Pump and Standard Pump are located in the greater Atlanta metro area of Georgia.

Co-founded in 1992 by Don Murphy, Standard Pump is a 30-year manufacturer of sanitary and industrial process pumps, including drum pumps and other fluid handling equipment. Standard Pump serves food and beverage, chemical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and other diversified process manufacturing industries in more than 50 countries.

Currently led by Don Murphy’s sons, Chris Murphy, Director of Operations, and James Murphy, Director of Sales, Standard Pump’s 21,000-square-foot Duluth facility provides engineering, fabrication, testing, shipping, and receiving all under one roof. Both Chris Murphy and James Murphy will assume leadership roles within Unibloc, where they will utilize their expertise to support commercial and operational excellence in partnership with Unibloc leadership.

“We are thrilled to welcome Standard Pump to the Unibloc Pump family of companies,” said Chris Stevens, CEO of Unibloc Pump. “Standard Pump’s precision-engineered drum pumps, and hygienic pump packages position Unibloc for accelerated growth. Additionally, Standard Pump’s in-house fabrication strengths, and its robust distribution network will provide new opportunities to grow sales across all flow control brands under the Unibloc Pump banner,” added Stevens.

“As a long-time supplier to Unibloc Pump, we couldn’t be happier merging with Unibloc Pump,” said Chris Murphy. “We’ve known and respected the company for years and have a great relationship with their team. Plus, our skilled staff brings many strengths that will complement the product lines and customer services provided by Unibloc,” Chris Murphy added.

“Our deep distribution network and sales processes make partnering with Unibloc Pump an excellent match,” said James Murphy. “When combined with the talent, precision, and pride of our seasoned tradesmen, and our reputation for impeccable customer service, we’re confident of the value we’re providing to our customers through our partnership with Unibloc Pump,” he said.

This is the second acquisition in four months for Unibloc Pump, a May River Capital portfolio company. In September 2021, the company announced its acquisition of Flotronic Pumps, a UK-based manufacturer of specialized hygienic, air-operated, double-diaphragm pumps and related accessories.

“Under Chris Murphy’s and James Murphy’s leadership, Standard Pump has been experiencing accelerating growth within attractive categories such as food and beverage processing,” said Dan Barlow, Partner, May River Capital. “We’re excited to welcome Chris, James, and the Standard Pump team to the Unibloc platform,” said Barlow.
“The addition of Standard Pump greatly expands Unibloc’s capabilities, product line offering, and access to attractive channel partner relationships,” said Pat St. John, Principal, May River Capital. “It’s a great fit for Unibloc across all categories,” he added.

ABOUT UNIBLOC PUMP
Since 1984, Unibloc Pump has provided manufacturers in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, bakery and confection, meat and poultry, brewery, and transportation industries with precision-engineered sanitary pumps, strainers, valves, bubble traps, and other accessory products to tackle the toughest sanitary jobs. Unibloc Pump is the premier designer of efficient, easy-to-clean pumps that help customers fight downtime, achieve a lower cost of operation, and meet deadlines with confidence. For more information, please visit www.uniblocpump.com.