Flowserve is a supplier of environmental and industrial machinery to the power, oil, gas, and chemical industries.
The company was founded in 1970 by Thomas Simpson as Simpson & Thompson, which later became Worthington Simpson Pumps.
Worthington Simpson Pumps became part of BW/IP of 1997.
Today Flowserve operates in three business divisions. The Engineering Product Division (EPD) manufactures pumps and mechanical seals. The Industrial Product Division (IPD) makes pumps and pump systems. The Flow Control Division (FCD) makes valves that control the flow of gasses.
The company serves clients in 50 countries.
Flowserve is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FLS, is a member of the S&P 500, is #501 in the Fortune 500, has 18,000 employees, and $4.89 billion in revenue in 2013.