Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was shown a scale model of the Warman® slurry pump on a visit to the Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Warman® slurry pumps have been manufactured around the world since 1938. The Minerals Division of The Weir Group is now one of the the global market leaders in slurry pumps used for minerals processing: the method by which valuable minerals are extracted from ore bodies.
The collaboration with the University of Strathclyde is part of Weir's commitment to continuous innovation of its products, a commitment which includes engineers working with academics from some of the world's leading technological institutions. Weir already has similar research relationships with Imperial College London, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
The Queen was also shown a scale model of a minerals processing plant, and learned of Weir's global operations empire, which stretches over more than seventy countries and includes more than 200 manufacturing and service centres, the most recent addition being the recently acquired range of Trio® comminution products for crushing, screening and grinding.