BPMA and AEMT sign mutual co-operation agreement

Richard Harden and Dave Hawley
Richard Harden and Dave Hawley

The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) and the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) have signed a mutual co-operation agreement, which will allow both parties to explore additional content to strengthen their existing range of training courses.

The agreement primarily covers collaborative ideas and opportunities for improved skills and technology understanding across the industrial and engineering arena. Working on possible compliance and legislative related issues and other factors within the repair and maintenance of pumps and motors will also form a key part of the arrangement.

During recent high-level discussions regarding the new ‘Pump Repair and Maintenance’ training course which the BPMA has developed, it became evident that further opportunities existed for the potential benefit of both memberships, and the market at large, a statement said.

Commenting on the agreement, Dave Hawley, president of AEMT, said: “There are clear synergies between our two organisations, including some cross-over of membership, and so I am thrilled to have this agreement in place and excited by the potential activities that the collaboration could deliver.”

Echoing this viewpoint, Richard Harden, president of BPMA, added: “Our two associations have been serving the engineering arena for many years and have developed vast experience in their respective disciplines. But by forging closer links and a more collaborative approach to certain activities, we can perhaps better harvest that expertise for mutual benefit and reward.”

The agreement comes into operation with immediate effect and paves the way for more structured dialogue between the various working groups within each organisation.