Please tell us a bit about the company and why you’re here at ACHEMA this week?
Grundfos is one of the leading pump companies in the world. Of course, we’re mostly known from the heating segment, in heating circulator pumps, but we're also one of the big companies in the pump business for industry; especially the chemical industry for all the secondary processes.
We have a big range of pumps. We have pumps for groundwater, for taking out the water in the process and afterwards for getting the water back to cleaning and water treatment.
We have a full range of products and that's one of our specialities. We have a large variety - one of the biggest in the whole world in terms of different types of pumps and also of different target groups we can serve with them.
What makes you and your products unique in the market?
There are two things. We are parents of a broad range of products but we also have a deep knowledge of how to make it.
We make a lot of parts ourselves - we develop the pumps but we also develop the motors and the electronics. If you buy a pump at Grundfos, 90% of that is own-made. That has a big advantage: all the things we create fit together and do just what the pump needs. It’s not just some electronics which is fitted to the pump but it's made specifically for it and just does what it's needed.
What products are you showcasing?
We are showcasing some special pumps, but as it's now the age of digital things, we also have a lot of digital solutions. We are demonstrating our own cloud - it's self-developed cloud called 'Grundfos i-Solutions Cloud'.
We also have solutions for each specific application. For example, we have a chemicals app, where you can fill the dosing pump with the right material and after scanning it via the cloud system, it checks that the pump is doing the right thing.
This is a very down-to-earth solution, considering we are using advanced techniques. Of course, there are millions more solutions around the controlling of systems, but also optimizing systems via cloud solutions. Customers can carry out predicted maintenance when the system itself says there is something wrong.
What are you hoping to get out of ACHEMA this week?
We are hoping that the customers get more into our modern solutions and of course we hope to find new customers. It's a lot of trying and learning and we need customers to do it together with us.