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Grundfos Celebrating 75 Years

The company’s history dates back to the end of the Second World War, when founder and engineer Poul Due Jensen was asked by a local farmer if he could procure a pump.


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May 20, 2020

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The first pump: The Foss 1, nicknamed ‘the pig’ because of its design. Foss (running water) was a shallow groundwater piston pump, designed to pump water from wells up to 7 meters deep. It was a double action pump, which meant that it pumped water at both the forward and the backward motion of the piston. A total of 26 pumps of this model were produced and sold.

On May 12 the Danish-based pump manufacturer Grundfos celebrated 75 years in business. The company’s history dates back to the end of the Second World War, when founder and engineer Poul Due Jensen was asked by a local farmer if he could procure a pump. Following the war there was a shortage of almost everything, so Due Jensen had to develop and construct a system from scratch. This led to the foundation of Grundfos.

From the very first pump in 1945 to today’s digital solutions, the 75th anniversary of Grundfos is being 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,” said Mads Nipper, group president and CEO, Grundfos, in a company statement.

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