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Viking Pump and Kerr Pump & Supply – Over 100 Years

Viking Pump features Kerr in their distributor spotlight on VikingPump.com. The following excerpts describe the relationship between Viking and Kerr over the years.

“Viking Pump is proud to spotlight our longest distributor – Kerr Pump & Supply. Relationships with our talented global stocking distributors make it possible to meet the needs of our mutual end user customers. They are factory trained, have long histories with Viking Pump, and in Kerr Pump’s case, have enjoyed over 100 years with us serving the pump industry.

First ad for Kerr Machinery & Supply in which Viking’s rotary pumps appeared, after signing on as a distributor in 1917 (published in Michigan Manufacturer & Financial Record).
First ad for Kerr Machinery & Supply in which Viking’s rotary pumps appeared, after signing on as a distributor in 1917 (published in Michigan Manufacturer & Financial Record).

Tom Gross, President of Kerr Pump & Supply, was interviewed to learn more about the company’s working relationship with Viking Pump. Kerr Pump & Supply, a notable first distributor of Viking pumps, has an illustrious 100+ years business history in the Detroit area. Viking is, therefore, proud to have them as a high integrity partner helping customers solve their challenging pumping needs. The relationship between Viking Pump and Kerr is still evolving, as together we seek to improve product quality and customer satisfaction.

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Kerr has been a loyal distributor of Viking pumps, dating back to the early 1900s, when they started promoting the rotary pump line, and show no sign of  slowing down as they continue to embrace the latest Viking technology (e.g. Vikings New Chocolate Pump the 224A-CHC Series® with the O-Pro™ Barrier Seal). A recent “big win” using Viking pumps involved the resolution of a housekeeping and safety issue with a major chemical manufacturer. Leaking competitor gear pumps were causing problems for plant personnel and they were facing fines if not rectified. Kerr replaced the “bad actors” with (6) Viking HL8124A Mag-drive gear pumps. The installation was a huge success and has led to several more opportunities at the same site.”

You can read the full article here.