Press release: 14 October

The Watson-Marlow Pumps Group is the latest company to announce sponsorship of the Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth which will take place from 28 to 31 August next year. 


Watson-Marlow is the world leader in the design and manufacture of peristaltic pumps and tubing with applications in the water and waste treatment industry, biopharmaceutical, food and chemical industries. Owned by Spirax-Sarco plc, Watson-Marlow exports over 89 percent of its production to more than 60 countries around the globe.

With its global headquarters in Falmouth, direct sales operations in 23 countries and distribution in over 50, Watson-Marlow employs 450 employees worldwide and over 230 members of staff in Falmouth.

It is very likely that many of the household products in every day use will have come into contact with a pump manufactured by Watson-Marlow. From breakfast cereals to packaging, or the cream used for Cornish Cream Teas, pumps produced by Watson-Marlow in Falmouth are likely to have been used in their manufacturing process.

Watson-Marlow Ltd Managing Director, David Cole, says "We are delighted to be sponsoring the 2014 Tall Ships Regatta. With our head office located in Falmouth, the water plays a huge part in many of our employee's lives. Maritime activity contributes hugely to the local economy and we are proud to be supporting such a prestigious event.

“Watson-Marlow relocated to Falmouth in 1969 and since then has always taken pride in supporting the local community whether it is through employment, sponsorship or participating in charity events. We are very much looking forward to touring the ships when they are in port."

John Hick, Falmouth Chairman of the Regatta adds, “Watson-Marlow has recently expanded its global headquarters in Falmouth and is sharing its success as a major player in the Cornish and South West economy by supporting the Regatta.

“The Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth is only achievable by the funding and commitment of a great many partners, sponsors and supporters investing time and resources, for what will be the largest international sailing event in the South West in 2014.”

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