Overview

INNOVATIVE PUMPING SOLUTIONS FOR ANY APPLICATION

Viking Pump, a Unit of IDEX Corporation, leads the world in the design and manufacture of rotary Positive Displacement Pumps for use in some of the toughest applications. Since 1911, our innovative products have been key contributors to successful operations in virtually every industry—from military, to food and beverage, to chemicals, fuels and plastics—reliably pumping materials that are thin, thick, hot, cold, liquid, solid, etc.

We offer a wide range of pump models, sizes and composition, as well as customized, fit for purpose options, to meet your strictest requirements. But, it’s not just about selecting a pump from the catalog. To provide the highest quality results and ensure the right pump for the right application, our specialized Engineering team applies its accumulated knowledgebase and expertise to perform:

  • Site-specific problem-solving

  • Full product testing (performance, hydro, pneumatic, NPSHr, sound, and vibration)

  • Further testing, upon request (magnetic particle, dye penetrant, traceability, and positive material identification)

  • Liquid sample analysis (rheology testing and elastomeric compatibility)

  • Quality control of all finished products

Our newly expanded lab and 3-D printing capabilities streamline our testing and new product development practices, allowing for faster and more efficient solutions and testing.

Furthermore, we have an outstanding network of “local” stocking distributors around the world who are standing by to assist you. Their team members are trained by our engineers to provide the technical, service and sales support you need. They also have specialized application engineers to help with your particular situation. It’s easy and efficient to contact these authorized distributors directly with confidence in knowing we have shared our 100+ years of experience with them.

Viking can save you time and money by helping you make the best pump decisions.

Our History

FROM ONE PUMP IN AN IOWA QUARRY TO MILLIONS OF PUMPS WORLDWIDE

Viking Pump was founded on a unique “gear within a gear” pumping principle invented by Jens Nielsen, who emigrated from Denmark to Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1870. The following timeline charts the course of Viking’s successive developments and response to historical events, which led to becoming the company it is today.

  • 1904 | Jens Nielsen, a Danish immigrant, developed a quarry in what is currently the downtown Cedar Falls area. When water started getting into the quarry, he began developing drawings of his original pump.* With the help of an employee, George “Shorty” Mathes, the first-ever rotary internal gear pump was built and patented in the same year.

  • 1911 | Nielsen partnered with three fellow Danish immigrants P.C. Peterson (a machinist), W.L. Hearst (a doctor) and George Wyth (a shoe salesman) to form Viking Pump Company … named after the Vikings, who were the first European explorers of North America. In that first year, they manufactured fifty pumps, which generated revenues of two thousand dollars.

  • 1920’s | Viking Pump experienced an acceleration in growth due to successfully meeting the needs of the oil industry in their efforts to transport by railroad tank car. This need enabled the company to stay ahead during the Great Depression and beyond.

  • 1930’s | Petroleum processing led to a higher demand for Viking Pumps products. During WWII, the company won government contracts and the pumps were used in a multitude of military applications, including tanks and ships.

  • 1950’s | Viking Pump expanded its international distribution. The company continued to launch new products in order to meet the needs of its customers.

  • 1970’s and 1980’s | Viking Pump continued to focus on expansion and innovation, including the opening of a manufacturing facility in Shannon, Ireland.

  • 1989 | Viking Pump was purchased by IDEX Corporation and is still a vital component of the IDEX Fluid and Metering division.

  • 1990’s | Viking Pump furthered its world-wide presence, by acquiring Viking Pump Canada and appointing its first distributor in China.

  • Today | We have a global manufacturing, sales and service footprint with Viking pumps in over 200 countries and on all seven continents.

Our Parent Company - Idex Corporation

VIKING PUMP A MEMBER OF THE IDEX FAMILY OF COMPANIES SINCE 1989

IDEX Corporation, which stands for Innovation, Diversity and Excellence, is a global fluidics leader serving high growth specialized markets. They are best known for their expertise in highly engineered fluidics systems and components, as well as fire and safety products, including the Jaws of Life® family of rescue and recovery tools. IDEX products touch lives every day. Whether it’s a life-saving rescue operation, dispensing fresh juice to a first grader or fueling aircraft, IDEX is the creator of enabling technology used in many of the most common daily activities.

For more information about IDEX and its products, go to www.idexcorp.com.

Our Facilities

WE DO IT ALL, FROM CAST TO FINISHED PRODUCT

Viking Pump has four wholly-owned facilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa that are located in close proximity to each other. This maximizes the efficiency of inter-department collaboration, end-to-end workflow processes and quality control. It also enables us to deliver customized pumps to your exact specifications in a timely, cost-effective manner. Our current facilities include:

  • Headquarters – The headquarters is in a downtown Cedar Falls building dating back to the company’s inception, now renovated and expanded to meet today’s growing business.

  • Alloy Foundry – Just blocks away, all of our Stainless Steel casts are poured at the Viking Pump Alloy Foundry.

  • Machine Shop and Iron Foundry – Both of these facilities are located nearby in the Industrial Park on Viking Road, where pumps are assembled, painted and shipped to clients around the globe.

Employment

SATISFIED EMPLOYEES MAKE LOYAL EMPLOYEES

Click here to view all job openings at these Viking Pump, Cedar Falls, IA locations.

Viking Pump is one of the largest employers in the Cedar Valley with more than 500 employees, whose strong knowledge of industrial pump applications and products will meet or exceed your expectations. The following teams are here to serve you:

  • Engineering team – highly trained, specialized engineers who draw from many years of experience and familiarity with 1,400+ types of liquids pumped, which allows for comparison of the best pumps and materials for your liquid.

  • Manufacturing team – qualified workers who follow an integrated production process, from raw materials to finished product, in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 quality standards, and using Six-Sigma and Lean Kaizen tools.

  • Customer solutions group – application, sales and design engineers, who develop unique pumping solutions for both OEM manufacturers and pump end users with special requirements.

  • Local application support & service – over 245 authorized distributors in 68 countries with extensive inventories of pumps and parts for quick solutions.

IDEX in an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

You can also view other IDEX Corporation open positions here.