Thursday, July 5, 2007

Centro Inc. was recognized by the El Dorado Arkansas Chamber of Commerce at an open house of the newest and fifth location of this Memphis based flow control distributor. As reported in the November 16, 2006 edition of the Memphis Business Journal, Centro acquired BAT Pump & Supply of El Dorado AR on October 31, 2006. 

The open house was held at the new Centro El Dorado branch on October 18th. Over 270 customer personnel were able to visit the new Centro location and discuss product applications with a number of key Centro vendors including: Foxboro, Durco Pumps, Worcester/Durco Valves, Circor Instrumentation, Ashcroft Instrumentation, Parker Process Filtration, Finite Filtration, Kammer Control Valves, Tyco Flow Control and Pepprel + Fuchs. During the past 10 months Centro has invested aggressively in the El Dorado market by hiring new outside sales personnel, new inside sales personnel, the purchase of a 5,000 square foot warehouse and relocating the former BAT Pump business from their old location at 195 Industrial Road to the new 102 Ashley Lane location.


In 2007 Centro has grown sales in El Dorado over 40% and has expanded the product offering of both the former BAT Pump business and the Centro business to include Gardner Denver compressor sales and service. Per Michael Gallagher the president of Centro who attended the event, “El Dorado is a crucially important market to Centro and our vendors and we are confident that the investments we have made to serve our current and potential customers will permit us to grow our sales in 2008 and beyond”.


Centro Inc. is a distributor and sales representative company based in Memphis TN with branches in Nashville, TN, North Little Rock, AR, El Dorado, AR and Shreveport, LA. The company is focused on customers and applications in the flow control industry and supports customers with products and expertise in instruments, automation, valves, engineered products, process filtration, pumps and compressors. The company was established in Memphis TN in 1970 and has 57 employees in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. For further information, please contact Michael Gallagher  ( at (901) 357-1261.