Gerry Ashe, Deputy CEO, Torishima Pump Mfg Co Ltd
Torishima is a leading Japanese company specialising in the design and manufacture of engineered pumping equipment. The products are used in a variety of applications in desalination plants, on water transmission and wastewater schemes, and extensively in large power plants. Although established more than 100 years ago, during the past 20 years Torishima’s objective has been to expand its markets, transitioning from a predominantly domestic company to a global player in the engineered pump market.
As a Japanese company, Torishima has taken the unique approach of embracing these new markets, with a strong focus on a multicultural approach to the management team. The business set up its Torishima Global Team (TGT) in 2002. At the end of 2020, Torishima’s export business accounted for almost 60 per cent of its total revenue. TGT has set up and manages a network of service businesses, sales offices and manufacturing plants, from Michigan in the USA, all the way through Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Asia and as far east as Melbourne in Australia.
Torishima’s strength has been its products and its people. In a highly competitive industry Torishima’s design and manufacturing capabilities have ensured its products are not only reliable but are manufactured on time and within budget. Torishima’s customer-focused approach ensures it works in partnership with large engineering contractors to ensure major infrastructure projects are completed as planned. Torishima is fully committed to its environmental responsibilities. Extensive research and development goes into the design of its products, resulting in high hydraulic and mechanical efficiencies, which, in turn, reduce the energy needed to drive the pumping equipment.
Torishima’s plan is to continue to grow and expand within its core business. As the world’s population continues to grow, the demand for water and power will also increase. Torishima is in the business of water supply and there are few things more important than making sure people have access to clean water. That’s why what Torishima does is more than just manufacturing pumps – it plays a critical part in the supply of water across the globe.
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