About Us


Pacer Pumps is dedicated to providing quality products and services that satisfy our customers' needs and improve their productivity and profitability. We start with attention to detail from the initial inquiry and maintain that attention throughout shipment of the product. Our goal is to better meet our customers' needs, always seeking feedback from the end users in the field as well as the dealer/distribution network and sales representatives. This is why Pacer Pumps is the industry leader. 

Pacer Pumps has been based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for over 40 years.  From its humble beginnings operating out of a small garage, we have grown into a modern manufacturing facility with over 20 employees.  We have a dedicated and capable team that is focused on delivering the quality and service that our domestic and international customers have come to expect.  When you call, our goal is to give you exceptional and personalized customer service, every time.  We have a large inventory of stocked pumps and spare parts so our ability to deliver a quick turn-around is second to none.    

Meet the Pacer Pumps Team

Company History


Al Marlow formed Orly Manufacturing in 1974 out of Midland Park, New Jersey.  Al was very familiar with his father's firm, Marlow Pumps, and Al's own company Midland Pumps.  Both of these companies were well-known for their metal self-priming centrifugal pumps in the construction industry.  Al did most of the design work for both companies.  Although Al had retired in the early 1970's, he had the idea to make a lightweight self-priming centrifugal pump out of plastic.  This was a tough sell as many thought it would never work. Al Marlow never gave up and founded Orly Manufacturing as a joint venture with an export company, IIDC.   Orly Manufacturing began to establish relationships with national OEM's but soon the Pacer Pumps brand was created to penetrate deeper into the market place. While plastic pumps are definitely suited for relatively clean liquids, they were not suited for sand or rock slurries which contractors usually pump.  A few pumps had been sold to farmers and things started to change.  The self-priming plastic pump was perfect for agriculture applications where the key product criteria would be lightweight, corrosion resistance, ease of maintenance and affordability. Business grew quickly and the Pacer Pump brand gained worldwide acceptance in the agriculture industry.  Those who said it could not be done now realized that it could and copycat pumps started to appear on the market.  The line of plastic pumps was extended by Orly Manufacturing to include end suction centrifugal pumps, hand pumps, couplings and other self-priming centrifugal pumps.  In addition, Orly offered multiple drive options such as gasoline and diesel engines, electric, hydraulic and pneumatic motors.  With the extensive product line and expansion into multiple markets, injection molding became a concern.  Orly was experiencing major variation in injection-molded components made at various custom molders.  The solution was to become vertically integrated and thus Polymar was formed to deliver in-house injection molding capability. 


1974          Al Marlow incorporates Orly Manufacturing in a 50/50 Joint Venture with IIDC, Pacer Pumps brand established

1978          Pompes Guinard, a French pump company, purchases all of IIDC's stock and also a portion of Al Marlow's

1979          Name changed from Orly Manufacturing to ASM Industries (Alfred S. Marlow)

1982          Pompes Guinard purchases all remaining shares which gives French company 100% ownership

1982          Service Filtration Corporation (SERFILCO) based out of Northbrook, Illinois, acquires ASM Industries



Worldwide Pump and Filtration Industry Leader for Over 50 years

It has been said that the success of any business comes from finding a need and fulfilling it.  In 1961, our founder, Jack Berg, achieved just that. While selling filters to platers as a manufacturers’ representative, he recognized the need in the surface finishing industry for better filtration processes to enhance plating quality, reduce chemical consumption, and minimize rejects.  Armed with only his experience and his entrepreneurial spirit, he took a chance and opened a small storefront shop selling pumps, filter chambers and filter cartridges.

From those humble beginnings, Service Filtration Corporation has grown into a multi-national manufacturer offering a comprehensive range of  products and systems that fulfil the needs of various industries worldwide.  With facilities in North America as well as operations overseas, along with our global network of sales representatives, we are strategically positioned to develop and deliver the quality products our customers expect. 




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