Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market is Segmented by Type (Diaphragm, Piston, Gear, Lobe, Progressive Cavity, Screw, Vane, Peristaltic), End-User (Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Water & Wastewater, Pharmaceutical, Power), and Country.

Market Snapshot

Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market Size
Study Period: 2020-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 4.1 %
Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market is expected to register a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027). Positive displacement pumps are rising in demand due to the increasing demand for crude oil brought on by the industrialization and growth of the population. Further, to increase their operations' dependability, sustainability, and profitability, several water-dependent industries, including marine and textile, are progressively building water treatment systems in the region that employ PMPs.

  • Positive displacement pumps push fluids forward by trapping and moving them along a casing instead of throwing them as in centrifugal pumps. Therefore, positive displacement pumps does not increase the fluid’s pressure unless there is a resistance in the fluid’s way downstream of the pump.
  • Unlike centrifugal pumps, which can generate only a limited head rise, in positive displacement pumps, the pressure increase depends on the pump’s downstream condition. As a result, these pumps can generate large pressure differences and are suitable for high-pressure applications.
  • Positive Displacement Pumps are employed in the upstream phase of an oil refinery. They are compact units, which increases the high-pressure ratio, making them among the most efficient types of pumps and a low-cost solution. They are suitable for thick fluids transported at a lower stream rate, but higher pressure and are frequently used in the upstream phase of an oil refinery.
  • Due to an upsurge in demand, the oil and gas industry in the region is facing increasing demands for operational flexibility, increased performance, and better efficiency. Screw pumps are now playing a larger role in areas traditionally dominated by centrifugal and reciprocating pumps. Also, several technological advancements like the mixture of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are boosting the levels of oil production, thus attracting lucrative opportunities for the growth of the studied market.
  • However, despite their affordability and efficiency, these pumps require extensive maintenance, partly due to mechanical part failures. They’re also noisier than a centrifugal compressor, which could raise issues in certain applications.

Scope of the Report

A Positive Displacement pump is a mechanical instrument that displaces a known quantity of liquid for every revolution or cycle that the pump finishes. The flow rate through a positive displacement pump is directly proportional to its speed and number of cycles over a given time.

The Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market is Segmented by Type (Diaphragm, Piston, Gear, Lobe, Progressive Cavity, Screw, Vane, Peristaltic), End-User (Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Water & Wastewater, Pharmaceutical, Power), and Country. The market for the study defines the revenue generated from the sale of positive displacement pumps globally.

By Type
Progressive Cavity
By End-user Industries
Oil & Gas
Food & Beverage
Water & Wastewater
By Country
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

The Water & Wastewater Segment is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share

  • Industrial positive displacement pumps are at the heart of wastewater treatment systems, and various pumps are used in the treatment process. The pumps transfer liquids from tank to tank because they are durable enough to handle a wide range of fluids and solid particles. The pump makes water move by trapping a fixed amount and forcing (displacing) that trapped volume into the discharge piping. Some pumps use an expanding cavity on the suction side and a decreasing cavity on the discharge side. Water flows into the pump as the cavity on the suction side expands, and the water flows out to the discharge as the cavity collapses.
  • The European region is witnessing increasing investments in water and wastewater treatment solutions. For instance, in March 2022, the international engineering and consulting company DMT GmbH und Co. KG (Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany) announced that it had signed a strategic cooperation with Mutag (Chemnitz, Germany), a specialist in the field of biological wastewater treatment. The collaboration aims to implement turnkey wastewater treatment projects for the industrial sector globally. The companies intend to create efficient processes, save costs, and pool resources to position themselves sustainably in the market for big orders, particularly from companies in the steel industry, the chemical and petrochemical industries, and paper and food industries.
  • In December 2021, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank, and the European Union (EU) announced that they are financing a new wastewater treatment plant in northern Kosovo to improve sanitation standards and reduce wastewater pollution in South Mitrovica, Vushtrri, and the surrounding areas. The EBRD is extending a loan of EUR 13.5 million to Regional Water Company Mitrovica, a state-owned water utility company, to finance the construction of the new treatment plant and the rehabilitation and extension of the wastewater network in South Mitrovica and Vushtrri. The plant will benefit more than 123,000 people living in the company’s service area.
  • In July 2021, the Lenzing Group, a significant provider of wood-based specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, is investing GBP 20 million to build a new, advanced wastewater treatment plant at its site in Grimsby, UK. The investment is part of the company’s objectives to reduce wastewater emissions by 2022. Such an upsurge in regional investments is expected to drive the growth of the studied market.
  • In June 2021, scientists from Newcastle University and partners from Northumbrian Water opened a new facility that would play a key role in improving how sewage is treated in Europe. Based at Northumbrian Water's sewage treatment plant at Birtley, near Gateshead, the Biological Engineering: Wastewater Innovation at Scale (BEWISe) facility would host other researchers from around the world to help speed up the translation and uptake of innovations by the water sector. It would do this by speeding up the transition from existing energy-intensive treatment processes to low carbon alternatives with lower running costs. Such initiatives are likely to offer robust opportunities to expand the studied market.
Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market Share

The Food & Beverage Sector is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • Positive Displacement pumps offer numerous benefits in food production, including smooth, pulse-free pumping and hygienic performance. The use of large rotor fluid cavities and anti-cavitation ports make them suitable for a wide range of applications, including highly viscous fluids and fluids containing large particles. Some pump models are designed with particularly tight internal tolerances, facilitated through special non-galling internal alloys. These offer low slip performance, increasing pumping efficiency and improving sanitary performance and unit longevity.
  • A substantial share of the European economy comprises the food and beverage industry, as nations such as Italy, Germany, and the U.K. play a crucial role in the region's economic development.
  • The region is witnessing an upsurge in the production and processing of meat and meat-based products. For instance, according to FranceAgriMer, the volume of pork produced in France increased from 2,240 thousand tons in 2018 to 2,256 tons in 2021. Further, France's chicken meat production volume increased from 1,176.4 thousand tons in 2019 to 1,178.9 thousand tons in 2021.
  • Further, Germany's booming food market is attracting international investors in production, corporate catering, and the gastronomy sectors. For instance, in August 2021, Swiss technology group Bühler AG and the food technology research institute DIL Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V. (German Institute of Food Technologies) unveiled the Technology Center Proteins of the Future in Quakenbrück, Germany. The new facility would provide advanced research, testing, and production infrastructure to develop healthy, sustainable protein food products. Such developments would augment the demand for the studied market in the region.
  • Additionally, to cater to the soaring demand for innovative pumps and tailor-made solutions for consumers' evolving and complex needs, several market players are introducing new and advanced products in the region. For instance, in April 2022, NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH announced that it would be presenting its latest innovations at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne. Its new PERIPRO peristaltic pump, the NOTOS screw pump, the TORNADO rotary lobe pump, and the proven NEMO progressing cavity pump would be a part of its display.
Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market is a significantly competitive market with the presence of significant players like Flowserve Corporation, Sulzer Ltd, Xylem Inc., etc. To continue a long-term relationship with their existing customers and expand their customer base, European Positive Displacement pump manufacturers are introducing innovative design features, and environmentally friendly pumps, and providing prompt after-sales services, including on-site consultation for their products.

  • July 2021 - Ingersoll Rand Inc. entered into an agreement to buy the German positive displacement pump manufacturer Seepex GmbH in a EUR 431.5 million cash deal. Bottrop-headquartered Seepex specializes in progressive cavity pumps for water and wastewater, food, beverage, and chemical applications. The company has added facilities in North America and the Asia Pacific, employs around 800 people, and has annual revenue of approximately EUR160 million. Post the deal; the Seepex business will join the Ingersoll Rand Precision and Science Technologies (PST) segment.
  • June 2021 - PSG, an operating company of Dover Corporation, announced that it had completed the acquisition of Quantex Arc Ltd., a prominent player in single-use positive displacement pumping technology. The Quantex recyclable portfolio of products would enable PSG to expand our single-use application reach across the biopharma, hygienic, food and beverage, and industrial markets.

Recent Development

  • February 2022 - NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH expanded its product portfolio by launching the PERIPRO peristaltic pump to the portfolio of the Waldkraiburg-based pump manufacturer alongside the well-known technologies of the NEMO progressing cavity pumps, TORNADO rotary lobe pumps, and NOTOS multi screw pumps.
  • March 2021 - NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH devised a multi-screw pump for hygienic applications and extended its hygienic pump portfolio with the new model series: NOTOS 2NSH. The two-spindle positive displacement pumps are all-metal pumps that pump challenging and sensitive media. Their unique feature is that they can pump large volumes while managing pressures up to 16 bar on a small footprint.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat Of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat Of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity Of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of the Impact of Covid-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Expanding Water and Wastewater Treatment Sector

      2. 5.1.2 Growing Number of Chemical Processing and Production Facilities

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 High Maintenance Cost


    1. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 Diaphragm

      2. 6.1.2 Piston

      3. 6.1.3 Gera

      4. 6.1.4 Lobe

      5. 6.1.5 Progressive Cavity

      6. 6.1.6 Screw

      7. 6.1.7 Vane

      8. 6.1.8 Peristaltic

    2. 6.2 By End-user Industries

      1. 6.2.1 Oil & Gas

      2. 6.2.2 Chemicals

      3. 6.2.3 Food & Beverage

      4. 6.2.4 Water & Wastewater

      5. 6.2.5 Pharmaceutical

      6. 6.2.6 Power

      7. 6.2.7 Other

    3. 6.3 By Country

      1. 6.3.1 United Kingdom

      2. 6.3.2 Germany

      3. 6.3.3 France

      4. 6.3.4 Rest of Europe


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Flowserve Corporation

      2. 7.1.2 Fristam Pumps KG (GmbH & Co.)

      3. 7.1.3 NETZSCH Pumps & Systems

      4. 7.1.4 KSB AG

      5. 7.1.5 PCM Group

      6. 7.1.6 Sulzer Ltd

      7. 7.1.7 The Weir Group plc

      8. 7.1.8 Xylem Inc

      9. 7.1.9 ALFA LAVAL

      10. 7.1.10 Ingersoll rand

      11. 7.1.11 INOXPA Group

      12. 7.1.12 WILO SE

      13. 7.1.13 Dover Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market market is studied from 2020 - 2027.

The Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.1% over the next 5 years.

Flowserve Corporation, NETZSCH Pumps & Systems, Xylem Inc, Sulzer Ltd, Fristam Pumps KG (GmbH & Co.) are the major companies operating in Europe Positive Displacement Pumps Market.

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