Grundfos Launches CM, CME Pump Assembly in Pennsylvania
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — In an effort to better serve customers’ needs through expanded capacity, Grundfos has begun assembling its CM and CME horizontal multistage close-coupled pumps at its facility in Allentown, Pa., which serves as the main distribution center for the North American region.
Plans are currently underway to increase production in 2015 to include the CMBE and CME Plus systems. As part of this change, Grundfos will be releasing several new sales initiatives focused on meeting customer demands for the CM and other products.
“The startup of CM production in Allentown represents a continued commitment by Grundfos to both investing in the communities we work in, and to bring innovative solutions to our customers,” said Harland R. Pond, vice president of Business Development for Grundfos Industry and OEM. “This assembly line is one of several investments in jobs and technology we have made this year.”
With an annual production of more than 16 million pumps, Grundfos is the global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology, specializing in circulator pumps for heating and air conditioning as well as centrifugal pumps for industrial applications, fire protection, water supply, wastewater and water treatment. In addition to pumps, Grundfos produces standard and submersible motors as well as state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. Since its inception in 1945, the company has flourished from one small factory in Bjerringbro, Denmark to a global corporation comprising more than 80 companies and over 18,800 employees. In 2013, Grundfos reported net revenues totaling $4 billion.
In North America, Grundfos employs more than 1,600 people – 1,300 in the U.S. alone – and is continually expanding its regional expertise. Grundfos North America maintains operations, sales and service facilities in Olathe, Kan.; Allentown, Pa.; Fresno, Calif.; Brookshire, Texas; Aurora, Ill.; and Indianapolis. In Canada, Grundfos has a sales facility in Oakville, Ontario, and in Mexico, the company operates a manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí and sales offices in Monterrey and Mexico City.
High on the company’s corporate agenda is an active commitment to improving the environment. Grundfos contributes to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet. For more information, visit http://www.grundfos.us, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.