Sep 06, 2012

Pentair Announces Fairbanks Morse, Pentair Nijhuis Merger

Design, manufacturing, testing & R&D for Fairbanks Nijhuis will continue to operate from facilities in Kansas & the Netherlands

Pentair announced the merger of two brands in the pump and fluid control markets: Fairbanks Morse and Pentair Nijhuis. The new Fairbanks Nijhuis will offer a complete scope of engineered products and services to municipal and industrial pumping-system customers.

Fairbanks Nijhuis is expected to have the leading position in the systems approach to pumping solutions.  A wide variety of pumps and controls will serve multiple markets including water supply, wastewater pumping, flood control, power generation, desalination, agricultural irrigation and fire protection.  Fairbanks Nijhuis will also deliver professional services including installation, maintenance, repair, refurbishment and training.

Design, manufacturing, testing and R&D will continue to operate out of the Kansas City, Kan., and Winterswijk, Netherlands facilities. 

"This significant move accelerates our growth by offering even greater value to our customers and business partners across the globe," said Gary Witt, president of Pentair’s Flow Technologies business unit.  “The combination of our two world-class engineering and manufacturing groups, with over 200 years of combined expertise, is a win for our customers in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia—really, all markets that both brands previously served individually”. 

Witt adds, “The key benefit to this move is summed up by the term ‘systems.’ Fairbanks Nijhuis now offers complete system solutions to municipalities and industrial concerns that Nijhuis provides in greater magnitude complemented by the Fairbanks product portfolio, engineering competencies and extensive distribution coverage.”

Fairbanks Nijhuis will debut at the 2012 Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2012 at booth #2503.