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Water tower holiday home served well by AGM & Aquatech Pressmain

Another unit demonstrating the quality and longevity of AGM’s products and the benefits of regular servicing by AGM. This Aquatech Pressmain HY2ET Water Booster Set is at site in Sandringham, installed in 2003 it serves a water tower, which is now owned and rented out as holiday accommodation by The Landmark Trust.

Pumpseal was merged with Aquatronic Group Management Plc

Pumpseal was merged with Aquatronic Group Management Plc on 1st October 2019 and was renamed AGM Pumpseal.

AGM Pumpseal continues to trade from its Southampton base, just off the M27 Junction 3 within a short distance of all major routes giving quick access to the South Coast and Home Counties.

AGM Pumpseal continue to provide a 24 hours 365 days emergency breakdown cover in line with other services provided by AGM.

Full details here.

Heating Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital

AGM Plc’s projects installation team supplied and installed a new sealed system pressurisation unit for the heating system at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital.

Controlling the expansion and contraction of the 70,000 litres heating system, the new Aquatech Pressmain Spillpress pressurisation Unit keeps the hospital heating system operating at a temperature of 90 degrees centigrade and pressure of 8.0 bar.

Darren Harris from Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital commented.

“Please pass on my gratitude to your installation team for a thoroughly professional and tidy job; I am very pleased with the outcome”.

Ben’s AGM Story over 20 years – in his own words


“I joined AGM in August 1997 as a pipe fitter working in the mechanical workshop, building their Aquatech Pressmain brand of packaged water booster sets and pressurisation units, and overhauling old pumps.

The company moved to AGM House, London Rd, Copford in 2000, and shortly afterwards I was promoted to Mechanical Workshop Supervisor. I then began taking on several more responsibilities including checking and signing off units on the production line.

Four years later I was promoted to Works Foreman, were my role comprised of talking to customers and processing their orders, ordering stock, arranging couriers for dispatch, handing out work for workshop staff, testing units and much more. In 2009 to the present, I moved from production to AGM Pressurisationl Services as an Installation Engineer, where my responsibilities include servicing, breakdowns, warranties and installation works on many different manufacturers’ makes and models of pressurisation units and booster sets and more.

I enjoy working at many different sites around the country, every day is different: a different location, a different plant room, a different property type and different people. On one occasion I flew to the Falkland Islands with the RAF to do some install work on the District Heating System on the air base out there.

In this constantly changing industry I look forward to gaining more experience with more and more new system and unit types, which always keeps things interesting. I have been very fortunate throughout the last 20 or so years that I have worked with some very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful colleagues and it’s always been good to feel part of the team.”

Ben Brotherton – AGM Installation Engineer

AGM ensure London Hospital keeps warm

AGM/Aquatech Pressmain ensure patients and staff at London Hospital keep warm this winter.

As everyone is aware our remarkable NHS was 70 last year, AGM/Aquatech Pressmain have been privileged to supply their equipment to our hospitals for 45 of those years. Recently replacing a 14 year old Aquatech 2ET45-C1-E pressurisation unit with it’s modern equivalent the Aquatech Pressmain AP3 pressurisation unit.

The pressurisation unit is installed on the heating services and automatically maintains the correct pressure for the system. As illustrated by the age of the equipment before replacement, Aquatech Pressmain design and build high quality reliable products. Installed, serviced and maintained by AGM Services.

The Facilities Management have the peace of mind of a reliable pressurisation unit and 24/7 call out of AGM Service Engineers should they need them.

Should you require this level of quality and reliability please contact our Sales or Projects Departments on 01206 215100.

Environmentally friendly AGM/Aquatech Pressmain

AGM are certified to ISO14001 and have always taken the impact they have on the environment seriously.

We focus on good servicing to maximise unit life and avoid premature vessel failure, scrappage or even replacement.

We design our products mindfully for energy efficiency.

The majority of our products will provide remote notifications to prevent leakages and water waste.

We recycle components where ever possible.

When pump sets and pressurisation units come to the end of their lives they are taken back to the factory and striped down. All metal including the vessels are placed in a skip and removed by a specialist metal recycling company.

A Prestigious Project for Grade II Listed Pioneer Centre – London

AGM/Aquatech Pressmain were asked by specialist management property company Dealmore Commercial to supply a booster set to boost the water to the luxury apartments at the Grade II listed, Pioneer Centre.

The AMV 3 booster set needed to be housed in the swimming pool plant room. So, to meet the requirements of the chlorine atmosphere, Aquatech Pressmain designed and built bespoke components in 316 stainless steel including the manifolds, pump wet ends and control panel.

The Centre was built in 1935 to a design by architect Sir Owen Williams and described by Walter Gropius as “An oasis of glass in a desert of brick.” So, this was an especially interesting and enjoyable project.

Dealmore Commercial have a maintenance contract with AGM so having supplied and installed the bespoke equipment they have peace of mind knowing AGM will also regularly maintain and service it.

If your building needs a bespoke solution, please contact our Sales or Projects Departments on 01206 215100.

AGM Pumpseal install at main London Airport

Utilising their Spillpress, a modular design, able to accommodate multiple vessels of varying sizes, to match the requirements of the system, Aquatech Pressmain built a SpillPress SP2ET sealed spill-back pressurisation unit and three 750 litre spill vessels, reducing the required footprint to fit in the available space and meeting the needs of the heating system in the cargo area at a main London airport.

The pressurisation unit has been designed to maintain a tight control over the pressure in their heating systems regardless of temperature fluctuations and has the advantage over an open format solution of not allowing spilled water to come in contact with the atmosphere.

AGM Services installed the unit replacing an ageing, unreliable and obsolete pressurisation unit.

If you want this level of expertise to help your business, please contact our Sales or Projects Departments on 01206 215100.


AGM keep the taps running at The Salthouse Harbour Hotel

In consideration of the hotel and their guests, AGM built one of their Aquatech Pressmain Brand AMV3 FE enhanced booster sets to match the dimensions of the existing set, in order to minimise the work needed when installing and therefore the length of time the water had to be turned off.  The new set will keep the water running efficiently and guests in comfort, at this award winning Gough Hotel, on the Ipswich waterfront.

Gough Hotels have taken out a maintenance agreement with AGM so the booster set will be regularly serviced and maintained.

If your business could benefit from this level of expertise and considerate service, please contact the AGM Service Team on 01206 215151

Clean drinking water, food and education for children in Uganda

Aquatronic Group Management Service Engineers install equipment to guarantee clean drinking water, food and education for children in remote Uganda.

During their successful trip to install a pump for a well and solar panels at a school last year, our adventurous AGM Service Engineers Melvin and Phil conducted surveys in order to prepare for another two projects next Spring.

At a farm they are hoping to install a small solar well for land irrigation so they can grow maze and in a remote village where most of the children are orphans, they plan to install a solar pump and water storage tanks. Hopefully this will ensure a regular, safe, close water supply and the infrastructure to start another school.

The project to supply these fundamental life needs is co-ordinated by The Beacon Fellowship in Loughborough. Melvin and Phil have been only too happy to give their time and expertise and Aquatronic Group Management Plc are delighted to support them by donating equipment.