Whale – Sponsor Lough Erne Classic Regatta

Proud Heritage, Innovative Future


2010 is an exciting year for Whale® as the company celebrates its 200 year anniversary since its origins. Munster Simms Engineering Limited, better known as brand name Whale®, was established in 1810 by Paul Munster. The company has been involved in numerous industries including timber and petrol before establishing themselves in the water systems industry.

The company first became established as a commodity importing business, and later during the 1930s and 1940s made pumps for the government war effort such as mine sweepers and patrol boats. By the late 1940s, the company diversified into fishing fleet and pleasure boat applications where it really built a strong reputation for quality manufacturing and reliability of manual pumps that still stands strong today. In 1975, an acquisition of Henderson pumps ensured the company continued to build upon the existing expertise in bilge pump design. Since then, the company has continually innovated to deliver products that are bespoke for the harsh marine environment.

Currently Whale® is a key player in the leisure marine, caravan and shower drainage industries. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of water and waste products including manual and electric freshwater, bilge and waste pumps, Quick Connect plumbing systems, faucets, showers and accessories. Whale® combines innovative products with excellent customer service to supply manufacturers. An ISO certified company, Whale® exports internationally with a worldwide distribution to retail network. Whale has also recently been awarded a place in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2010 list.

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