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New orders for electric main water pumps

(PresseBox) (Neckarsulm, ) The use of variable electric water pumps for the main cooling water circuit in automobile engines continues to gain acceptance among car producers. Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH, a member of the Kolbenschmidt Pierburg Group (KSPG), recently booked new orders from major European and American carmakers for its CWA 400 fully variable electric water pump, which will be produced at its plant at Hartha in Saxony. The orders represent total (lifetime) sales volume in excess of €200 million.

The pumps will be installed in the next engine generation as well as in a new hybrid engine developed by KSPG's global customers. These projects are scheduled to enter series production in 2012 and 2013.

Besides the general advantages of variable electric fuel pumps with regard to packaging freedom and lowering fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, this pump type offers the added benefit of continued cooling during automatic start/stop operations, thus preventing overheating of the engine and possible subsequent damage.

These orders mean that additional international automakers are now opting for this KSPG technology, which made its debut in 2004 in BMW 6-cylinder engines.