Chopper Pumps Market

2020 Analysis and Review: Chopper Pumps Market by Product - Submersible, Cantilever, Vertical Dry Pit, Self-Priming, End Suction, Vertical Wet Well for 2020-2030

  • 2020-06-26
  • REP-GB-11722
  • 38 Tables
  • 121 Figures
  • 250 pages
  • Format: PDF/PPT/Excel

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Chopper Pumps Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Chopper Pumps market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Chopper Pumps market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

Chopper Pumps Market Outlook & Key Findings

  • The chopper pumps market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~4.7% through
  • Of every 10 chopper pumps being purchased for municipal applications, at least 7 are being used for sewage and wastewater treatment
  • Savings accrued from maintenance and capital costs are pivotal to high demand growth of chopper pumps
  • 100-150mm diameter chopper pumps remain sought-after; likely to account for 40% market share by 2030

Chopper Pumps Market Analysis – Boosting ‘Torque’ and ‘Drive’ Efficiency Key Focus Area for Manufacturers

Projected to reach a value of US$ 1.20 Bn by the end of 2030, the popularity of chopper pumps can be attributed to their growing applications in sewage and waste water treatment applications.

Chopper pumps are helping operators overcome clogging – a common problem faced at waste water treatment plants. Solids-laden water from industrial sewage, agricultural waste and untreated waste water from chemical factories is utilizing chopper pumps on a large scale.

Torque plays a crucial role in chopper pumps as they are frequently subjected to solids and hydraulic load. With 70%-90% of waste water comprising of solids, chopper pumps that are able to chop down/cut solids 25% of the volume of waste water are being highly preferred. High torque also comes into play when the motor is switched on to prevent motor overheating and clogging.

The market for chopper pumps is witnessing a high inclination towards variable frequency drives for myriad pumping applications. This is attributable to less wear and tear, energy savings and a smaller wet well size in case of submersible chopper pumps

Chopper Pumps Sales - Aftersales Services and Cost Savings a Key Differentiating Strategy

Sales of chopper pumps are primarily taking place through a large network of retailers and distributors with a multi-pronged branding strategy. Offerings that are largely integrated with additional products, accessories and a robust after-sales service program is helping stakeholders considerably reduce their overall budget.

For instance, Vaughan, a pump supplier in the UK has installed a chopper pump (SP10R) at Thames Water Banbury in the year 2006. The pump has been reportedly installed and has been operational for 13 years with no performance issues or blockages. A second pump was installed in 2019 and both pumps went through a comprehensive after sales assessment and overhaul.

The turnaround time for both pumps from removal, servicing and re-installation was approximately two weeks which included shipment of parts from the US.

Thames water reported minimal overheads and pumping costs and claimed their services pumps were as good as new. They also reported that yearly lifecycle costs over the original investment price has been 1400-1500 pounds over the entire 13 year cycle.

Similarly, Zenit, an Italian pump manufacturer has provided the Hadera municipality its Uniqa series chopper pumps which has improved the municipalities’ hydraulic efficiency from 60% to 75% and has helped them save 11/KW/hr of energy costs

Chopper Pumps Gaining Ground in Municipal Applications

The labelling of hygiene products as ‘flushable’ has led to severe clogging problems in sewage and wastewater treatment plants. Slated to account for 22% of the market share in 2020, the municipal application segment of chopper pumps market will witness high value and volume growth through 2030.

Chopper pumps help cut down rags and solids in wastewater and sewage plants. While many of these pumps are found in wastewater treatment plants, facilities such as hotels rely on these pumps to pump and move the sewage to a distant tank.

Similarly, any facility located at a height below the septic tank will need a pump to pump up the mud and slurry and transport it to its intended destination.

Another tangible plus point of chopper pumps is their use in manure slurries which yield good quantities of fertilizers that can be used for a host of agricultural applications. Use of chopper pumps for agricultural applications are poised to capture one-fourth of the chopper pumps market.

Chopper Pumps Market – Regional Analysis

Asia Pacific accounts for a significant chunk of waste material generated tantamount to 460 million tons each year of which China alone makes up for 70%.

This makes the region a hub of profitability for pump manufacturers. The proliferation of paper and pulp industries in China, making it the second largest in the world, is also boosting the demand for chopper pumps

Developed countries are seeing an overhaul in their pumping systems owing to the rapidly evolving food processing, industrial and agricultural landscapes. Thus countries such as the US and UK demand pumping systems that are not only energy saving and cost saving but also enhance production efficiency.

Europe is the leading shareholder in the market for chopper pumps and will account for 25% of the overall market by the end of 2030. Within Europe, pump manufacturing is gathering momentum.

Currently, the region boasts of a large number of SMEs who are engaged in the production and retail of chopper pumps. It also holds half of world’s exports for pumps and 40% of patents for its innovative solutions.

Chopper Pumps Market Trends – Repowering the Pump Market Landscape

Advancements in water treatment and modernization of wastewater plants are also paving way for trend-setting changes in pumping solutions. Despite construction in wastewater applications experiencing a flattened curve, the industrial wastewater market landscape is seeing a plethora of efforts aimed at modernization.

  • With infrastructural investment taking center stage, many developed regions are being forced to confront and overhaul their aging pumping systems
  • As pumps undergo innovation, they are also seeing a slight increase in rates which is forcing pump manufacturers to re-think their business models
  • Manufacturers are collaborating and partnering with one another to invest in smart water infrastructure and smart water pumping using IoT, big data and analytics. Smart water solutions are helping customers maximize their operational efficiency
  • Stakeholders at wastewater treatment plants are leveraging the vast network of distributors for pump inspection and maintenance activities. Here uptime takes prominence so distribution networks have to be well staffed and well equipped
  • Chopper pumps with vertical configurations are gaining a lot of traction as they are ergonomic and can be pulled out during repairs
  • Streamlining of maintenance is further being done with symmetrical and smaller number of components

Chopper Pumps Market Manufacturers

The chopper pumps market is highly fragmented in nature. Xylem, Sulzer, Cornell, Eddy Pump, Vaughan and Landia A/S account for ~25% of the overall market share.

Innovation, reduction of capital expenditure and maintenance costs are key focus areas of manufacturers engaged in the chopper pumps market landscape.

For instance, Landia, a Denmark based pump manufacturer in June 2020 manufactured an innovative chopper pump for a biogas plant in Ireland. The long-shaft chopper pump measures over 7m long and will be used in a 5m slurry pit to mix cow slurry with other raw materials before pumping it to another tank. The material will then be used as feedstock on the farm. The long shaft ensures trouble-free and cost-effective pumping with just one single unit.

Similarly, McCain Foods, a New Zealand based food processing company acquired a chopper pump from Vaughan that was needed for their bean waste which would regularly clog up their systems. A vertical wet well chopper pump installed by Vaughan, a US based pump manufacturer helped chop the bean waste to a manageable size in all their downstream pipes.

Further, the pump also came attached with an upper cutter that would break down stringy solids stuck to the pump shaft. Vaughan boasts of 20 patents for its innovative pump solutions and also endeavors to provide services in minimum delivery times.

Chopper Pumps Market – Environmental Footprint and Future Roadmap

Pumping solutions do leave an environmental impact and this warrants the manufacturing of ‘green’ pumps and ‘green’ systems. This can be done by life cycle analysis, scrutinizing the impact of these pumps across their product lifecycle. This has led to the institution of innumerable standards outlining methodologies that are environmentally friendly. This threatens manufacturers who have to surmount stringent standards. To overcome this, regional players are laying foundations for a common set of protocols and a single market landscape for green products.

The future roadmap for chopper pumps and other pumping solutions also takes into consideration the system approach for pumps in which individual components may be efficient but total system is analyzed along with operating conditions to check efficiency levels. This offers energy savings within motor systems, reduced maintenance and high reliability. Size needs to be factored in as an oversized system will lead to energy wastage with a control valve needed to bring back larger systems to operating points.

Chopper Pumps Market: Global Industry Analysis 2015-2019 & Opportunity Assessment 2020-2030

Future Market Insights published its recent report on the global chopper pumps market, which comprises of the global industry analysis for 2015-2019 & opportunity assessment for 2020-2030. It includes a comprehensive assessment of relevant and related market dynamics. After conducting a complete analysis on the historical as well as current growth prospective of the chopper pumps market, the growth predictions for the market are obtained with maximum accuracy.

Market Taxonomy

Product Type

  • Submersible Chopper Pump
  • Cantilever Chopper Pump
  • Vertical Dry Pit Chopper Pump
  • Self-Priming Chopper Pump
  • End Suction Chopper Pump
  • Vertical Wet Well Chopper Pump

Outlet Diameter

  • Up to 50 mm
  • 50 – 100 mm
  • 100 – 150 mm
  • Above 150 mm


  • Agriculture
  • Municipal
    • Water Treatment
    • Sewage Treatment
  • Automotive
  • Steel
  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Food Processing
  • Mining
  • Paper & Pulp


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

The global chopper pumps market is segmented into four segments in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to the reader.

Report Chapters

Chapter 01 – Executive Summary

The report begins with the executive summary of the chopper pumps market, which includes a summary of the key findings and statistics. It also includes the market value (~US$ million) estimates of prime segments of the chopper pumps market.

Chapter 02 – Market Overview

Readers can find detailed taxonomy and definitions for the chopper pumps market in this chapter, which will help them understand basic information about the chopper pumps market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help readers understand the scope of the chopper pumps market.

Chapter 03 – Market Dynamics

This chapter explains the key macroeconomic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the chopper pumps market over the forecast period. This section highlights the opportunity analysis and key market dynamics of the chopper pumps market such as drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities.

Chapter 04 – Global Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030, by Product Type

Based on product type, the chopper pumps market is segmented into submersible chopper pump, cantilever chopper pump, vertical dry pit chopper pump, self-priming chopper pump,     end suction chopper pump, and vertical wet well chopper pump. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the chopper pumps market and market attractiveness analysis based on product type.

Chapter 05 – Global Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030, by Outline Diameter

Based on outline diameter, the chopper pumps market is segmented into Up to 50 mm, 50 – 100 mm, 100 – 150 mm, and Above 150 mm. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the chopper pumps market and market attractiveness analysis based on the said segment.

Chapter 06 – Global Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030, by Application

This chapter provides details about the chopper pumps market on the basis of Application – agriculture, municipal, automotive, steel, chemical & petrochemical, food processing, mining, and paper & pulp. Municipal segment is further bifurcated into water treatment and sewage treatment.

Chapter 07 – Global Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030, by Region

This chapter explains how the chopper pumps market will grow across several geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia Pacific, Japan, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

Chapter 08 – North America Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030

This chapter includes detailed analysis of the growth of the chopper pumps market in North America, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on Applications and countries in North America.

Chapter 09 – Latin America Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the chopper pumps market in Latin American countries such as Mexico, Brazil, and the Rest of Latin America. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.

Chapter 10 – Europe Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the chopper pumps market in the Europe region with detailed country level analysis of Germany, the U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and the Rest of Europe.

Chapter 11 – East Asia Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the chopper pumps market in South Asian countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.

Chapter 12 – South Asia Pacific Excluding Oceania Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the chopper pumps market in South Asia Pacific countries such as India, China, ASEAN, Oceania and Rest of South Asia Pacific. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.

Chapter 13 – MEA Chopper Pumps Market Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030

This chapter provides the growth scenario of the Chopper pumps market in countries in Middle East & Africa such as GCC countries, Northern Africa, Turkey, South Africa and the Rest of MEA. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.

Chapter 14– Assumptions and Acronyms

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the chopper pumps market report.

Chapter 15 – Research Methodology

This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain several conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the Chopper pumps market.

Chapter 16 – Competitive Landscape

This chapter includes company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the key market players featured in the report are Vaughan Company, Crane Pumps & Systems, CRI-MAN S.p.A., CORNELL PUMP COMPANY, EDDY Pump, Landia a/s, Selwood Limited, Delta Mechanical & Electrical Industries, Hayward Gordon, DeTech Pump, among others.

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  • Current market dynamics and challenges
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  • Market performance and growth quadrants
  • Competition structure and market structure
  • Strategic growth initiatives
  • Near-term and long-term market growth prospects
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  • Opinions on market projections and validity of assumptions


References Catalogue

  • Industry Publications
    • EIA
    • IMF
    • World Pumps
    • World Bank
  • Industry Associations
  • Factiva
  • Company Press Releases
  • Annual Reports and Investor Presentations
  • Research Papers
  • Government Websites and Publications
  • Trade Websites

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