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Kanishka Arumugam, CEO of EKKI along with other finalists at the Pump Industry Awards ceremony held in Warwick, United Kingdom

Double recognition for EKKI at the major global pump industry awards.

UK: India’s advanced Pumps and Water technologies major EKKI was recognized with two finalist recognition at the major Global Pump Industry Awards ceremony held in Warwick, United Kingdom.

Pumps and Water Technologies major EKKI has become the first Indian company to be recognized under two finalist categories at the 2022 annual pump industry awards ceremony held in Warwick, United Kingdom by a jury of leading European pump company members. The Pump Industry Awards (PIA) is not only one of the most prestigious, but also one of the oldest and most revered pump industry competitions in the world. This award ceremony is organized by the British Pump manufacturers association (BPMA) along with leading European pump industry members.

PIA awards aim to recognize pump companies in Europe and other global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and skills.

EKKI has been recognized as a key contributor to skills and training in the industry through its EIWTC initiative. EKKI International Water Technology Centres (EIWTC) is a global center of excellence for training, research, and entrepreneurship in pumps and water-related technologies. EIWTC partners with leading Industries, Government, and Academic Institutions globally.

The “Rising Star” finalist recognition was also presented to the EKKI CEO Kanishka Arumugam for his significant contribution to transforming the fortunes of his family business EKKI from making Agriculture Pumps to Cutting Edge Water technologies for the world. He is credited for setting up India’s first wastewater joint venture with German Pump major HOMA which has a presence in more than 120 countries across the world.

Commenting on the recognition, Kanishka Arumugam, CEO of EKKI said: “We at EKKI are immensely proud to be recognized internationally for our Innovative initiatives within the Industry. This finalist accolades from the world’s most respected and important members of the Pump Industry recognize the true success and potential of EKKI”.


“At EKKI, we are really passionate about producing globally competitive products from India and make EKKI one of the most respected family-owned companies from this part of the world”.


“I dedicate this recognition to my father our Group Founder Arumugam.P, members of EKKI, our Partner HOMA in Germany, Distributors, Dealers, and Supply Chain Partners across the globe”.


Commenting on this prestigious European recognition, EKKI’s German Partner Hans Hoffmann, CEO of HOMA said: “EKKI is seen as one among the fastest growing water tech companies in India and globally. EKKI as a company has proved to a German partner like us that they are full of potential with extraordinary quality and capable of designing and producing highly competitive products, with impressive profits”.


“Kanishka Arumugam is one of the most successful young executives we have in the industry. Backed by his strong academic background from Oxford and Warwick he is an intellectually curious young leader who is ready to pause to reflect, seize new opportunities, and create an impact in the water industry.”


Arumugam. P, Group CEO and Founder said: “EKKI serves as a role model for all our other companies within the group. With this distinguished recognition, it has once again led the way. I could not be any prouder because I know that no one is more capable of leading EKKI successfully into a sustainable and digital future than Kanishka”.

EKKI provides sustainable pumps and water technologies for Agriculture, Buildings, Industries, and Public Utility markets. It is a privately held family-owned firm established in 1981. Its products are sold in more than 20 countries. The EKKI Group also owns Deccan Pumps Pvt Ltd which it acquired in 2013. EKKI has an international joint venture alliance with German Pump Major HOMA that has a presence in more than 120 Countries.

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