Facts about the Grundfos Group
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.
With an annual production of more than 16 million pump units
Grundfos is one of the world's leading pump manufacturers.
Circulator pumps (UP), submersible pumps (SP) and centrifugal pumps
(CR) are the three major product groups. 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 electric pump motors and also produces electric motors
for separate merchandising. Grundfos also develops and sells
state-of-the-art electronics for controls for pumps and other
Circulator pumps are used for heating, ventilation and
air-conditioning in domestic housing, and commercial and municipal
buildings such as office blocks and hotels.
In industry, pumps are used in production and other processes as
well as in plant maintenance. Furthermore, pumps are sold as
built-in parts in OEM products (Original Equipment
In the water-supply and waste-water segment, Grundfos offers a
wide range of reliable pumps for irrigation, green houses and for
municipal, private and industrial water supply as well as sewage
The Grundfos Group is represented by companies in all parts of
the world. In addition, Grundfos products are sold 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 1968, after a series of name changes, was the company given
its current name, GRUNDFOS.
The Poul Due Jensen Foundation was established as a
self-governing institution in 1975. Today, the foundation owns
about 85 per cent, staff about 3% and the founder's family about 12
per cent of 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 used solely to further the
objectives of the foundation, meaning the profits are to be
re-invested in the Grundfos companies.
Grundfos Holding AG is the majority shareholder in all the
Research and Development
In order to maintain a leading position, Grundfos attaches great
importance to Research & Development. In the 2007 financial
year alone, for example, Grundfos invested DKK 628m in research and
At Grundfos Business Development (BD) in Bjerringbro there is
constant focus on expanding the company's existing business areas
and improving the products. Improving energy efficiency of future
products is one of the highest current priorities.
Besides the existing business areas of BDC, Grundfos New
Business aims to develop new and innovative business areas which
focus on sustainable processes and technologies.
Grundfos invests in its employees. To stay ahead, staff levels
of skills and motivation must be extremely high. Ongoing training
of Grundfos employees is therefore essential. The Poul Due Jensen
Academy - Grundfos' own educational facility - is one of our most
recent examples of our commitment to ongoing education and
training. Each day, on average, between two and three per cent of
all Grundfos employees can be found attending training sessions or
courses - at Grundfos' own training centre in Bjerringbro, at the
industrial college in Bjerringbro or at other educational
In 1989, Grundfos A/S, as the first pump manufacturer in the
world, was certified according to the quality standard ISO 9001. In
1991, Grundfos GmbH, Germany, attained the same ISO certification
and in the years that followed, all other Grundfos companies
attained ISO certification.
Grundfos production companies have all achieved ISO 9002
certification, which is a guarantee of high standards of quality
assurance within production.
All Grundfos production companies meet the stringent
international environmental standards of ISO 14001, and are ISO
14001 certified. They have also been approved by the EU Eco
Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and our European-based companies
are now registered with EMAS.
In addition the Danish-based production company is ISO 18001
certified - proving it meets the high ISO standards for health and
safety in the workplace.