Grundfos marks its anniversary by celebrating a commitment through generations to strong values, creating a better future and making an impact by pioneering together. From the very first pump in 1945 to today’s digital solutions, Grundfos has been synonymous with a pioneering spirit, social awareness and innovative solutions. The 75th anniversary will be dedicated to the shared values of the company’s 19,280 colleagues all over the world.
“We celebrate the pioneering and socially responsible spirit that has driven Grundfos since the beginning and continues to drive us today. We carry that mindset forward with a profound commitment to fight the imminent climate and water challenges affecting all of us,” says Mads Nipper, Group President & CEO, Grundfos.
The official anniversary date is 12 May, where employees will celebrate in their local teams. For many, this will take place digitally, as several employees are working from home due to the corona pandemic. It is an occasion to reflect on the past, present and future.
“I am proud to say that Grundfos is now stronger than ever. Based on our fantastic heritage, we have an ambition over the coming decade to contribute to bringing safely managed drinking water to 300 million people, and to become a climate positive company,” says Nipper. He adds: “Thanks to our talented and diverse global team, we continue to push forward with a constant eye on pioneering solutions that shape our entire industry and beyond.”
The pump company’s history began at the end of the Second World War, when Grundfos founder and engineer Poul Due Jensen was asked by a local farmer if he could procure a pump. Then, and in the aftermath of the war, however, there was a shortage of almost everything, so he had to develop and construct a complete quality water supply from scratch. The solution proved a great success and, as history shows, the foundation of the organisation we know today.
Besides being an innovative spirit, Poul Due Jensen was very conscious of collaboration and made Grundfos an inclusive workplace, stating that everyone has the power to contribute. ”If you’re on your own you can do a little, but you can do a lot when you work together to do the job,” he said, crediting employees as a key element to the results created.
Through 83 companies, Grundfos is directly accessible in 56 countries and present in even more via its network of partners and sub dealers.