HISTORY

OUR COMPANY HISTORY

(75 Years)

1950 - POLIO VACCINE

In the 1950s BlueDiamond® Pumps became the first manufacturer to put pumps in the laboratory.

Our Pumps helped John Enders to develop the polio vaccine and have since gone on to aid the development of numerous vaccines saving the lives of hundreds of millions.

1953 - EVEREST EXPERIMENT

In 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of mount Everest.

 

They took one of our pumps with them to complete crucial high altitude experiments.

1960 - LONDON MONITORING

Post war London saw an influx of environmental emissions from industry and heating, resulting in the great 'smogs'.

 

Our pumps were specified for environmental monitoring during the clean-up process. 

1971 - APOLLO 15 TESTING

In 1971 the American space program was still firing on all cylinders. Apollo 15, an audacious mission was put in place to put a 'buggy' on the moon.

Our pumps were chosen to test the buggy components by creating an ultimate vacuum, alike to the atmosphere of space.

1984 - IVF CONCEPTION

We were the first to manufacture a pump for the IVD conception process.

In 1984, Louise Brown, the first IVF baby was born through the method that utilized a Charles Austen Pump. 

1985 - F1 GAME CHANGING

During the late 1980s, our pumps helped a number of Formula 1 teams develop their cars and race strategy.

Vacuum forming seats for driver comfort along with the manufacture of fire proof suits, allowed more G-force intensive cars and the game-changing refueling pit-stop to be introduced into the sport.

1994 - CHANNEL TUNNEL

1994 saw the cross channel tunnel between England and France open. Our pumps were specified for the air monitoring system underground.

With over 21 million people transported each year, we are proud to have been part of the then largest European engineering project in history.

1996 - DOLLY THE SHEEP

The birth of Dolly the sheep in 1996 shocked the world into the notion that the science-fiction concept of cloning was now a reality. 

Dolly's existence opened the floodgates for stem cell experiments that has since caused huge breakthroughs in cancer research.

2001 - ATM MACHINES

The ATM marked a huge step for banking convenience around the world.

Charles Austen Pumps supplied a pump to every ATM machine in the United Kingdom.

2016 - ANTI-TERROR SATELLITE

In 2016 our pumps were specified to defrost the lens of a counter-terrorist satellite network. Our pumps allow the satellites to monitor early in the morning, something that was previously impossible. 

These satellites also act as an early warning system for rocket launches and meteorites.

2010s - COOLING THE WORLD

BLUEDIAMOND Pumps have supplied some of the most iconic buildings in the world, engineers tasked with perfection frequently pick the safest option for condensate pumps.

From the Shard to the Sydney opera house, we are committed to our goal of supplying to the skyline of the future.

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