Industry News

Flagship EKOCENTER Site Opens in Rwanda

Pentair joined The Coca-Cola Company and partners Ericsson, Medshare, Phillips, Solarkiosk and TIGO Rwanda to open the flagship EKOCENTER in Ruhunda, Rwanda. Located an hour outside of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, the solar-powered site stands to benefit up to 25,000 local residents with access to services that have not been readily available, including purified water, wi-fi-enabled internet access, mobile charging services, a retail store, the only fully lit football field outside Kigali and improved medical services.

Pentair to Present Advanced Filtration Technology at IFAT 2016

Pentair will showcase its advanced filtration technologies at the 50th edition of IFAT, the international trade fair for environmental technology in Munich, Germany, May 30 to June 3, 2016. IFAT is a global trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management.

At IFAT, Pentair will highlight water treatment products, including:

X-Flow’s Backwashable 8 mm Tubular Membrane Modules: Utilizing the Helix flux enhancement, X-Flow’s tubular membrane allows for lower crossflow velocities and energy use reductions in heavy-duty wastewater treatment.

Pentair Launches “Pentair Virtual Classroom”

Pentair Ltd. has announced the launch of the “Pentair Virtual Classroom”—an online, instructor-led training opportunity for dealers and distributors who want to learn more about pumps, hydraulics, motors and drives.

“Pentair has always offered in-person, instructor-led training classes,” said Carrie Stowe, Pentair e-learning specialist. “For those who can’t join us at these live events or can’t spare the time out of the field or office, we now offer comprehensive training webinars.”

Pentair Announces “ProPoint Rewards” Program

Pentair Ltd. has announced the launch of “ProPoint Rewards,” a significant enhancement to the Pentair Pro Dealer loyalty program. ProPoint Rewards gives dealers who purchase Pentair products the opportunity to earn high-end branded merchandise, electronics, travel packages and thousands of other rewards.

The new ProPoint Rewards enhancement—which kicked off on February 1, 2013—allows Pentair to reward loyal dealers, contractors, and installers who make repeated purchases from authorized Pentair distributors.