Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was shown a scale model of the Warman slurry pump on a visit to the Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.
The collaboration with the University of Strathclyde is part of Weir's commitment to continuous innovation of its products, a commitment which includes engineers working with academics from some of the world's leading technological institutions. Weir already has similar research relationships with Imperial College London, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
The Queen was also shown a scale model of a minerals processing plant, and learned of Weir's global operations empire, which stretches over more than 70 countries and includes more than 200 manufacturing and service centers, the most recent addition being the recently acquired range of Trio comminution products for crushing, screening and grinding.
Commenting on the visit, Divisional Managing Director of Weir Minerals Dean Jenkins, said: “It is a great honor to be able to share Weir and Warman’s story with Her Majesty, and for her to take such an interest in our firm’s long-standing commitment to developing innovative solutions, aimed at making our customers more productive and maintaining our market leadership.”
Warman slurry pumps have been manufactured around the world since 1938.