To celebrate our history with Land Rover we will shortly be hosting a Land Rover day at our site in Colwyn Bay, Wales. All Land Rover enthusiasts are welcome to attend.
We will provide a local route for those who would like to take in some local scenery off-road.
We will also conduct a factory tour so you can see the manufacturing processes involved in creating automotive parts.
Free Land Rover themed gifts will be handed out as well as free food and refreshments.
If you are part of a Land Rover enthusiasts club, or are a keen Land Rover fan, please spread the word about our Land Rover themed day!
For more information please call us on 01492 544201 or email us.
Conceived in 1947 by Maurice Wilks, who drew inspiration from the ex-army Willys Jeep he used for farm work, the initial drawing for the Land Rover Defender was made in the sand at Red Wharf Bay, Wales, and 68 years later the last Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line.
Keeping with the Welsh connection, Mark Water Pumps Ltd based in Colwyn Bay, Wales has a long history in producing Land Rover parts, having produced the OE water pump for the Defender over a 16 year period from 1990 to 2006 and providing the aftermarket with a wide range of Land Rover water pumps through our Pro Flow range.
The Pro Flow range of automotive water pumps is manufactured in the same factory as the OE pump, so design, quality and availability is assured. For the Defender range the following are available as OES parts:
Our Pro Flow automotive water pump range is also available for the Land Rover Discovery, Freelander and Range Rover models including the Range Rover sport. All pumps are made to the highest quality.
JLR may have ceased production of the Land Rover Defender with the last one rolling off of the production line in 2016, but Mark Water Pumps certainly hasn’t stopped making its vital components. The company, which supplied the original equipment water pump for 16 years from 1990 has been checking through its aftermarket back catalogue and has established that it can still supply water pumps to cover an amazing 43 years of the vehicles 68 year history.
David Lewis, plant manager of Mark Water Pumps Limited comments; “we manufacture and supply automotive water pumps and engine ancillaries to various OE vehicle manufacturers, as well as a large part of the OES dealer market and the general aftermarket. So, the end of Defender production got us thinking – exactly how many years of defender production can we still support?
It turns out, quite a bit…