Grundfos is the world`s largest manufacturer of pumps and pump solutions

Grundfos in brief

  • Grundfos is the world's largest manufacturer of pumps and pump solutions.
  • Grundfos’ headquater is based in Bjerringbro, Denmark.
  • Grundfos has approx. 20,000 employees globally.
  • Grundfos’ produces more than 12 million pump units every year - most of which are: Circulator pumps (UP), submersible pumps (SP), and centrifugal pumps (CR).
  • Grundfos also produces electric motors for pumps and electric motors for separate merchandising.
  • Grundfos develops and sells electronics for controls for pumps and other systems.

Facts about the Grundfos Group


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.

Grundfos Company Information


Global extension
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.

BE > Think > Innovate


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.



Grundfos SQFlex - Remote Water Supply by Solar and Wind Systems

The SQFlex system is more than just a pump. It's a total concept tailored to any individual requirements. By examining some variables, Grundfos and the WaterMaker can put together the perfect combination for any purpose. All they need to know is the location, the water table depth and how much water is needed, and they will be able to find the most efficient energy source for the system.

Grundfos EF Pumps

Cast-iron effluent pumps for small-scale wastewater applications. The Grundfos range of small-scale wastewater pumps are ideal for a variety of different applications: pumping of drainage, effluent and sewage in small-scale applications, in private homes, farm areas and small industry applications. Flow up to 12,7 l/s, head up to 22,5 m, free passage from 10 mm up to 65 mm.


Pumping solutions for cooling and refrigeration

Cooling is the very nerve centre of many industrial applications – from sanitary process lines across cooling towers to machining processes. This calls for highly reliable solutions and with Grundfos by your side you are guaranteed optimum performance of both primary and secondary refrigerants. Grundfos’ coolant pumps expertly handle brine, glycol and ammonia as well as the more challenging refrigerants carbon dioxide and CFC. This versatility along with a strong focus on the type of shaft seal...

Pumping solutions for bioethanol industry

Grundfos’ industrial pump range is ideal for the mash pumping, fermentation, distillation and evaporation processes. By controlling and optimising the process flow, external bacteria are efficiently kept away, offering an optimised – and in turn cheaper – production. Naturally, ATEX-approved pumps are available for the pumping of ethanol to ensure perfectly safe working environments.


Spare Parts and Repair

Grundfos is represented by own sales and service companies in 44 coun-tries around the world. And more than 400 authorized Grundfos Service Partners supplement our presence and offer effective global service coverage. As a Grundfos customer you can therefore enjoy fast and reliable service wherever you are located - in case of unexpected emergencies or as part of a maintenance contract.


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Company details

Business Type:
Technology - Manufacturer

Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Pumps & Pumping

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:

Over 1000

more than 1,000,000,000 €


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