Dietmar Stuck has been active in the water well drilling industry since 2000. He worked for S&K Brunnenbohr in Austria where he drilled more than 350 drinking water wells in over 7 years as well as for the Bunbury Drilling Company in Western Australia where he drilled water wells for dewatering and drinking water purposes up to a depth of 1,000 metres.
In 2009, he shifted his focus towards sustainable development. He carried out surveys for water projects on behalf of humanitarian aid organizations in remote areas of six African countries. On many occasions he saw that the water pumps in use were unsuitable for the local conditions.
"In the Maasai region I saw people walk over 30 miles a day searching for scarce amounts of water for their families. I saw broken hand pumps because of a lack of maintenance. I saw fuel-driven water pumps not working because of the lack of money to run them. And, existing water wells were useless.
These terrible conditions sparked the idea for a solar-powered water pump that avoids all these disadvantages and that can easily be manufactured locally by companies and entrepreneurs.” - Dietmar Stuck, Founder & CEO
Dietmar Stuck founded NSP-Solar Pump e.U. in May 2010. In line with the vision to provide clean water and a sustainable technology to developing countries, the company name was changed to PM Pumpmakers GmbH in 2014.
PM Pumpmakers GmbH is an Austrian enterprise, specializing in the research and development of power and water, using renewable energy sources. The focus is on innovative solar pump systems for water well construction and agricultural purposes, meeting the needs of a fast-growing market.