Grundfos

Grundfos

We develop water solutions for the world. We set the standard in terms of innovation, efficiency, reliability and sustainability. We are a pump company touching millions and millions of people every day. Our solutions help our partners and customers move water to where it is supposed to go. Providing drinking water for the smallest villages and the highest skyscrapers, treating and removing wastewater and bringing heat and comfort to the world – or cool it down if needed.

Company details

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Pumps & Pumping
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1945
Employees:
Over 1000
Turnover:
more than 1,000,000,000 €

Grundfos is present worldwide

Through 83 companies we are directly accessible in 56 countries, and through our network of partners, distributors and subdealers, we are present in even more. The company employs around 19,280 people today. Poul Due Jensen founded the company in 1945 from his basement in Bjerringbro, Denmark. The first pump made was a water pump. Through the decades, we have sharpened our skills, and to this day, we take pride in moving water to where it should be. Using as little energy as possible when doing it.

Our values:

SUSTAINABLE

Grundfos runs its business in a responsible and ever more sustainable way. We make products and solutions that help our customers save natural resources and reduce climate impact. We take an active role in the society around us. Grundfos is a socially responsible company. We take care of our people - also those with special needs.

OPEN AND TRUSTWORTHY

In Grundfos we do what we say, and we say what we do. Our communication is open and honest among ourselves and with the world around us. We put the facts on the table – also when it is not pleasant.

FOCUSED ON PEOPLE

Grundfos is our people. We develop the individual. Everyone in Grundfos has passion and potential. Everyone has the power to influence. Everyone must feel respected and valued.

INDEPENDENT

The main shareholder of Grundfos – now and in the future – is the Poul Due Jensen Foundation. Profit is a means to growth – not a goal in itself. We ensure a healthy financial foundation at all times.

PARTNERSHIP

Grundfos creates value through close relations with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. We are a global company building on local entrepreneurship. We believe that diversity drives innovation and growth.

RELENTLESSLY AMBITIOUS

In Grundfos we never stop challenging ourselves to create better solutions faster. We take pride in delivering premium quality in everything we do. We show leadership and innovate the future.

Our purpose
Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. We contribute to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet.

”Global leader”means that Grundfos is perceived by its customers and competitors throughout the world as the leading player in the pump industry. We develop, produce, sell and service high quality pump solutions and we set the standard in the industry.

”Advanced pump solutions”means that we offer turn-key solutions to match the requirements of our customers – no matter how complex the solution is, where it is to be used or how big it is.

”Trendsetter within water technology”means that we strive to be among the industry leaders when it comes to finding ways of using new technologies to move and treat water and wastewater.

”Contribute to global sustainability”means that we do business in an environmentally sustainable way and create sustainable solutions from cradle to grave. We are committed to making a significant contribution towards reducing the impact on the environment by limiting both our own and our customers’ CO2 emission levels. We aim to create cleaner technologies and solutions which limit water consumption, improve efficiency, enable consumers to reduce their water and energy consumption and increase the reuse of resources.

”Ground-breaking technologies”means that we will invent solutions the world has never seen before. We will expand our business with the addition of new categories and areas by using our technologies in new and creative ways, based on the requirements of our customers.

”Improve the quality of life for people and take care of the planet”means that we focus on people in a growing world, and that there is always a balance between human, social and environmental concerns in our solutions. We want to enable people to look after themselves and to give more people a more comfortable life without it being at the expense of the environment and the planet’s natural resources. We are always eager to find solutions for the world’s most poverty-stricken communities and people with special needs.

Environmental sustainability is our business

Sustainability is not a department or a report. To us it is a mindset, a way to do business. We push the boundaries of possibility in energy efficiency and water conservation. This way we reach our goal of bringing value to the world, to our clients, to our business and to our employees.

Water is our passion

Water is the foundation of our business and of our lives. Every day, we bring our expertise on water to our business and to our global commitments. The world is facing a global water crisis and our commitment is to be part of the solution.

Social responsibility is our commitment
Grundfos has a strong tradition of social responsibility with one simple aim: To make a positive difference. From pursuing a diverse work force in terms of gender, age and ethnicity, integrating marginalised groups into the labour market to including people with reduced work capacity, we aspire to go the extra mile.

Ethics and integrity are our foundation
Nearly 75 years ago, our founder Poul Due Jensen said that our aim is to leave the world to the next generation in a better state than we inherited it. From that vision, he built a company based on integrity, principles, and individual and corporate responsibility.

Water2life

Follow our Water2Life project as it forges across continents, bringing water and saving lives. We are so proud of this employee-initiated and employee-driven project that spells real action and real results.

Our path to the SDGs

The world is facing a major water crisis and Grundfos
is committed to being part of the solution. We can and want to make a real difference by working with especially SDG 6 on clean water.  

Global Engagement
We engage at all levels to make a positive difference. From the installation of a water pump in a dusty field in Africa and refugee camps to the speaker’s podium at the United Nations and the US Congress.