Carotek is your expert fluid pumps and pumping equipment supplier offering a wide variety of liquid pumps - industrial pumps, commercial pumps, water & wastewater pumps since 1965.  Carotek also offers pump packages, pump parts and industrial pump service & repair. 


Carotek serves the industrial, municipal and commercial pump markets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Eastern Tennessee.  We stock hundreds of the most popular pumps and have quick order access to many more.  Carotek can also help specify and order custom process pumps to meet your specific application requirements.  We can be your one-stop industrial pumps supplier.

What are industrial pumps?  They are designed to circulate fluids and solids through a process system.  They are specifically for high capacity manufacturing, harsh or heavy duty processing applications.  They are an essential piece of process equipment systems that drives most manufacturing processes today.  Industrial Pumps make the world go around.


What are the Industrial pump manufacturers brands that Carotek offers? We feature premier industrial pump brands for general purpose as well as many specialized application pump brands for specialty applications from wastewater to sanitary & hygienic to chemicals. Carotek also has access to even more brands through special orders.


Commercial pumps are designed to meet different needs for Institutional and Commercial Buildings, especially in water pumping systems for high density buildings - apartments, senior centers, hospitals, office buildings, schools and more.

Carotek supplies Grundfos and MTH Pumps,  who specialize in commercial pumps.


What type of pump is most commonly used in industry ?

Industrial Pumps are based on two main mechanical principles.

Centrifugal Pumps are the most common type of pump used in industry due to their low maintenance, design and operation simplicity, high efficiency for thinner liquids, and lower cost.  These pumps use a rotating impeller to draw fluid in creating centrifugal force, which then moves the fluid through the pump and through the outlet and on to it’s next destination on the process line. 

Positive-displacement pumps are the second most common, being better at ensuring constant flow at medium to high pressures and highly efficient for thicker liquids.  These pumps move fluids by cyclically enclosing a fixed volume inside the pump chambers and moving it mechanically with pistons, screws, gears, rollers, diaphragms, or vanes.

What are the different types of industrial pumps ?  Which pumps are used in industry ?

There are many different types of both centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, as well as a few that use less common operating principles. Carotek's expertise covers the complete range of industrial pumps, municipal pumps and commercial pumps, as well as pump packages & systems.  Pumps are a basic part of our world's infrastructures today.  Industrial pumps are found in most manufacturing facilities worldwide.  Commercial pumps serve institutions and high density residential complexes.  Municipal pumps keep potable water flowing to homes around the nation and transport wastewater to municipal water facilities for treatment.  Carotek offers the following types of fluid pumps from various manufacturers.

  • Positive Displacement Pump
  • Recirculating Pumps
  • Water Booster Pumps
  • End Suction Pumps
  • ANSI Pumps
  • Non-Metallic (Lined and Sealed)
  • Mag Drive Pump
  • Sump Pumps
  • Axial Flow Pump
  • Pulp & Paper Process Pump
  • API Process Pump
  • Split case Pump
  • Double Suction Pump
  • Multi-Stage Pump
  • Air-Powered Piston Pump
  • Abrasive Slurry Handling Pumps



We are an authorized industrial pump service center for many of our pump manufacturers, providing troubleshooting and pump problem diagnosis as well as maintenance contracts for our customers.   We have certified pump technicians in our North Carolina fabrication shop available for in-house repairs or field service.  We stock frequently needed pump parts and part kits and offer made to order parts as well.  We offer Pump site surveys and Pump reliability programs to help you manage your pump inventory. In addition to part for all of our distributors, we also offer Flexaseal and Blacoh Products.

Industrial Pump FAQs

What is a fluid pump?

Fluid handling pumps are mechanical machinery that transfer fluids by adding energy to increase the flow rate and pressure. 

What is a liquid pump?

Liquid pumps are similar to fluid pumps, but this terminology is generally used for only liquids that do not have any solids present in them.


We have the experience and knowledge to be your single source for pumping solutions.  Check out these resources.

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Carotek’s expertise in the process pump industry dates back 55 years at our corporate offices in Matthews, NC.  We have grown from our humble beginnings as a regional provider of pumps and hot oil heating systems in the textile industries of the southeast United States to a total process solutions equipment provider including process skid fabrication with pump, valve and instrumentation expertise. With 170 associates, an ASME fabrication shop, UL control panel shop and branch offices throughout the territory, Carotek adds process expertise and value-add piping design capabilities that can streamline process pumping systems for the most efficient and economical results.

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