With an annual production of more than 16 million pump units, Grundfos is one of the world's leading pump manufacturers. Circulator pumps for heating and air-conditioning and other centrifugal pumps for industry, water supply, waste water and dosing are the major products. Today, Grundfos is the world's largest manufacturer of circulator pumps, covering approximately 50 per cent of the world market for these pumps.
In addition to pumps, Grundfos manufactures both norm and submersible motors for the pumps, and motors are also sold as separate merchandising. Furthermore, Grundfos develops and sells state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring, controls for pumps and other systems, and the products BioBooster and NoNox which are part of the company’s new business activities.
Circulator pumps are used for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning in private houses, office buildings, hotels, etc.
In industry the pumps are used in processes as well as in plant maintenance and as important built-in components in OEM equipment (Original Equipment Manufacturers). In the water-supply and waste-water segment Grundfos offers a wide range of reliable pumps for e.g. irrigation, green houses and golf courses, for municipal, private and industrial water supply as well as sewage applications. Grundfos also produces pumps for dosing purposes in and around e.g. water treatment plants.
The Grundfos Group is represented by 75 companies in 42 countries. In addition, Grundfos products are merchandised by distributors in a large number of countries.
Grundfos was established in 1945 by the late Poul Due Jensen. At first he gave his company the name of 'Bjerringbro Pressestøberi og Maskinfabrik' (Bjerringbro Die-Casting and Machine Factory) and not until 1967, after several changes of names, did the company get its present name, GRUNDFOS. Poul Due Jensen’s son, Niels Due Jensen, took over the position as Group President in 1978 and has been Chairman of the board since 2003.
The Poul Due Jensen Foundation was established as a self-governing institution in 1975. Today, the foundation owns about 85.1 per cent, staff about 2.9 per cent and the founder's family about 12 per cent of the shares in Grundfos Holding AG. The aim of the foundation is to consolidate and expand the economic basis of the continued development of the Grundfos Group. The capital and the profits of the foundation are to be utilized solely for the aim of the foundation and the profits are to be re-invested in the Grundfos companies.
We sum up our values with the words: BE responsible>THINK ahead>INNOVATE. It is our responsibility, our foresight and our focus on creating ground-breaking solutions and ideas that have made us one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers.
Innovation and research
In order to maintain a leading position, Grundfos attaches great importance to research and development. In 2006 the Group invested DKK 560m in the area.
At Grundfos’ Business Development Centre (BDC) in Bjerringbro there is constant focus on expanding the company’s existing business areas and improving the products, e.g. in order to become even more energy efficient.
Besides the existing business areas which BDC deals with, Grundfos New Business develops new business areas which all deal with sustainable processes and technologies.