Pentair, Inc.

Pentair is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair`s Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive electronics and the people that use them. With 2009 revenues of $2.7 billion, Pentair employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide

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5500 Wayzata Boulevard Suite 800 , Minneapolis , Minnesota 55416-1261 USA

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1966
Employees:
Over 1000
Turnover:
more than $1,000,000,000 US

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Across Pentair’s global business units is the drive to be global leaders. But we would rather lose business for the right reasons than win for the wrong reasons. To stay true to our 'Win Right' philosophy, we constantly look to implement innovative ways to better our business. It's our goal to not only be the global leader in the water solutions and technical products industries, but also to lead the way within the global business community.

With that goal in mind, Pentair’s global business units complement each other to deliver comprehensive solutions to a variety of industries around the world. This unified approach helps Pentair lead the way in sustainable and custom solutions. And with each global business unit working together, Pentair is well-positioned to address global water scarcity issues and hopefully, find more ways to improve life every day.

Pentair is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive electronics and the people who use them. With revenues of about $3 billion, Pentair employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide.

Pentair’s Residential Flow Global Business Unit is a leading provider of residential water pumps, irrigation and crop spray equipment, and marine and specialty pumps and accessories. Key markets include residential end users, waste water dealers and distributors, and agricultural irrigation, and crop protection industries. It also provides specialty application water management products for recreational vehicles (RV), marine, and mobile fire markets.Residential Flow brands include STA-RITE, Myers, Hydromatic, Flotec, BERKELEY, AERMOTOR, Simer, Hypro, FoamPro, SHURflo, Onga, Nocchi and Jung Pumpen.

Pentair’s Residential Filtration Global Business Unit provides clean, safe, refreshing water to families around the world by using innovative, environmentally-focused, and energy-saving technologies and solutions. The business addresses consumer markets with a range of filtration, softener, and deionization products and systems. Pentair Residential Filtration brands include Fleck®, Autotrol, Structural™, Aquamatic, PENTEK, SIATA, WellMate, American Plumber, GE, OMNIFILTER and Fibredyne.

Pentair’s Filtration Solutions Global Business Unit is a leading component and equipment provider in the global marketplace for treating air, gas, water and other fluids and water and fluid filtration and separation. The business serves a variety of markets, including commercial, industrial, hospitality, healthcare, and energy. Products range from pressure vessels, to filtration systems, various filtration media, and separation technologies and related components. Pentair Filtration Solutions brands include Everpure®, SHURflo®, CodeLine® and Porous Media™.

Pentair’s Engineered Flow Global Business Unit is a global leader in mid-to-large fluid management products and applications. The business delivers a range of products from the world’s largest flood control pumps to sophisticated fire and HVAC pumps and products in the municipal, industrial, and commercial markets. Pentair Engineered Flow brands include Myers, Aurora®, Hydromatic, Fairbanks Morse™, and Delta Environmental™.

Pentair Water Pool and Spa® Global Business Unit is a global leader in swimming pool and spa and aquatic equipment. The business has built a reputation as an innovation leader, providing high performance, reliable and energy-efficient filters, controls, sanitizers, pumps, heaters, cleaners, and accessory products for residential and commercial pool owners and operators. Pentair Pool & Spa® brands include Pentair Pool Products® and Sta-Rite.

Pentair’s Technical Products Global Business Unit is a leading provider of product and service solutions for enclosing, protecting, and cooling electrical and electronic systems. Its industry-leading brands provide a broad variety of standard, modified and engineered solutions to the commercial, communications, energy, electronics, industrial, infrastructure, medical, and security and defense markets.  Pentair Technical Product brands include Hoffman®, Schroff®, McLean Cooling Technology® Aspen Motion Technologies™, CALMARK®, Birtcher®, and Taunus™.

The Pentair Integrated Management System (PIMS) drives performance improvement at Pentair every day. PIMS provides the processes, methods and tools we use for continuous improvement in operations, sales, marketing, engineering, finance, business development and other functions.  

PIMS is Pentair’s system for continuous improvement. It helps employees create sustainable processes that deliver greater value by eliminating waste and increasing velocity.

The PIMS model has our customers at its center. PIMS puts our customers first by focusing on what they want and need from the products and services we provide.  

People:
All Pentair employees play a role in making PIMS a core part of our culture and processes. Partnerships between our people and our customers drive improved business results for both, by continuously improving our service levels and economics.

Data:
Continuous improvement requires that we regularly measure our effectiveness. Measuring and tracking our performance allows us to make data-driven decisions, which leads to better results. Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Cash are the key indicators we use to measure success and determine how changes affect the value we deliver.

Process:
PIMS utilizes the Seven Transformation Processes as the overarching process for implementing plans and achieving continuous improvement.

Results:
When we implement the PIMS focus on People, Data and Process with discipline, rigor and passion, we achieve breakthrough results.

Pentair continually evaluates ways to employ sustainable environmental practices and reduce our manufacturing impact. We have many initiatives under way to conserve and improve our use of energy, water, waste and emissions. To keep with that mission the leaders of Pentair have endorsed the following environmental stewardship initiatives:

  • Comply with or exceed laws and standards that are designed to protect the natural environment and employees
  • Identify the most cost-effective and energy and water efficient processes for manufacturing needs
  • Select suppliers who are committed to ethical and EHS standards and business practices
  • Develop new technologies and product solutions that help customers address safety, energy and water use challenges
  • Meet the high expectations of our shareholders, customers, employees and communities in which we operate

Win Right. These two words embody both our drive for success and our dedication to doing business led by the highest ethical standards. We are committed to building success by following practices of candor, integrity, trust and respect embraced by every employee. We would rather lose business for the right reasons than win for the wrong reasons.

Pentair's Win Right culture is grounded in a written code of ethics, where clear goals are set, accountabilities are embraced and performance is rewarded. We focus on speed and rigor in our operations to produce superior results. Our leaders are in tune with their customers and the marketplace and with our employees. We value openness, informality and candid, conversational exchanges. We convey respect for our customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

Originally written in the 1970s by Pentair's founder, Murray Harpole, Pentair's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics has governed our business and financial practices for more than thirty years.

Practicing the highest business, ethical and moral principles will fuel Pentair's success and its value as a corporation. Times may have changed since Mr. Harpole first wrote the Code; Pentair's values and guiding principles have not.

Through ongoing training, anonymous reporting of concerns, and regular employee surveys, we test our work against the principles of the Code. Our ongoing dedication to living out our shared values in our work is key to Pentair's success.

Pentair's Code of Business Conduct is the foundation for specific practices, policies and guidelines that determine how we conduct day-to-day business, and it remains Pentair's cornerstone. It calls all employees to help:

  • Manage Pentair according to the highest business, ethical, moral and civic standards as a public company
  • Operate in a manner that earns the respect of our shareholders, employees, communities, customers, suppliers and all others with a stake in our success
  • Make Pentair a top-performing company, managed for the long-term benefit of all of our constituents

To help ensure that the Code remains our cornerstone, every employee, worldwide, receives a copy of our Code of Conduct when they join Pentair; the Code is available in every major language spoken by our employees (today, totaling 13 languages). Read the full text of Pentair's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.