In The Press

Bumper Seawork for KPM-Marine   09 August 2010

'We have had three books of orders from the show', said Jules Morgan, Technical & Design Director at British based KPM-Marine, who are specialists in the design and manufacture of innovative products and solutions to the marine industry.

His quote sums up the company's experience at Seawork this year. The KPM team said they were rushed off their feet at their stand and it wasn't hard to see why.


Seawork seating encounter runs full circle   03 June 2010

It will be quite a first anniversary for Scot Seats KPM-Marine at Seawork 2010. The two companies met by being given stands across the aisle from each other at Seawork 2009.

Ensuing discussions have led to a joint venture which is catapulting them towards a market leading position for safety critical shock mitigation seating.


Innovation Award winner doubles production   25 June 2009

The prestigious Spirit of Innovation Award at Seawork 2009 went to KPM Marine D.E. Ltd last week for its versatile KPM Run Dry Pumping System.

The new KPM 80 series of run dry electromagnetic clutch pumps was trialled on the fishing boat Becky Jane (see MJ November 2008) and operated for over 3,000 minutes in run dry conditions without failure.

The rubber impeller pump has innovative chambers, port configuration and KPM Tibs Seals, which allow for many run dry sessions without damaging the impeller or the pump. With the impeller running on PTFE and brass discs set in rebates in the end cap and nose cone, there is far less friction and much greater efficiency than with competing pumps which the KPM 80 has been designed to replace.


Shock consequences of Seawork encounter   03 October 2009

The seeds of collaboration planted only three months ago at Seawork have been quick to bear fruit, with a new range of shock mitigation seating making its debut at the Southampton Boat Show last month mounted in a Redbay RIB.

By chance, marine design and engineering company KPM Marine DE Ltd was allocated a stand at Seawork 2009 across the isle from Scot Seats Marine, whose parent company Scot Seats Direct is the UK's largest manufacturer of seating for commercial vehicles and was looking to expand its presence in the maritime sector.