Mark Water Pumps Limited (MWPL) has always promoted OEM quality across its product range, and the “PROFLOW” range of automotive water pumps is no exception. MARK are suppliers to leading OEM manufacturers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin and Volvo, the “PROFLOW” range of water pumps provides OEM quality and performance for the aftermarket.
MWPL already provides over a quarter of a million water pumps to customers annually, delivered from a state-of-the-art production facility located in Wales. Operating to the quality management standards outlined by IATF16949, the business takes quality very seriously. This quality-driven approach ensures that the “PROFLOW” range is designed specifically for the water flow needs of each car engine. With over 450 individual part numbers in the range, there’s no shortage of choice either.
An OEM equivalent component provides a number of benefits. First of all, the component will fit seamlessly with the intended vehicle, while operating with the performance expected as the vehicle left the showroom. A water pump that offers an exact fit also enables a faster repair, reducing time on the ramp. Ultimately, customers can be sure that the “PROFLOW” range delivers optimum flow rates for the application, is designed to OE standards and is specialised to suit the intended vehicle.
Quality is further assured by MWPL’s extensive facilities. The 10,000 m² factory offers a comprehensive design, casting, machining, assembly, stocking and testing capabilities – combining a range of integrated services in-house. Integrated operations translate to increased responsiveness, allowing MWPL to promptly meet market demand, thus reducing overall lead times. This means that MWPL can attain the manufacturing and logistical standards required to directly support OEM’s, combining availability with quality.
David Lewis, Plant Manager at MWPL, adds: “There are a number of lower quality water pumps currently on the aftermarket, which are not manufactured to any predefined standard. We have seen some products offer less than half of the flow rate of the equivalent OEM part.
“With the “PROFLOW” range however, our customers can be sure that the part they are receiving attains an OEM quality benchmark as a minimum. This helps to preserve the health of a vehicle after repair, while also ensuring that the driving experience is protected for the benefit of the owner. It’s an OEM approach for the aftermarket – the culmination of our three decades of experience in designing, manufacturing and testing water pumps.”