Grundfos acquires UK smart sewer solutions company Metasphere

Grundfos has acquired Metasphere, a UK-based provider of telemetry and analytics solutions for water networks, from XPV Water Partners.

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Metasphere provides smart network management solutions to the global utility industry. One of its key offerings is the ART Sewer integrated solution, which provides hardware and analytics software for the prediction and prevention of sewer network overflows.

Grundfos says the acquisition of Metasphere is an important milestone in its strategy to add to the company’s core competencies within pumps and hydraulics to address challenges requiring a holistic network perspective.

“It is clear that smart sewer technology will play a critical role in improving the ability of sewer systems worldwide to handle extreme weather events and overflows,” said HP Nanda, CEO of Water Utility at Grundfos. “We are excited about introducing Metasphere and their innovative solutions to our global audience of partners as part of our strategic journey towards a sustainable future where our water is safe.”

Tim O’Brien, CEO of Metasphere, added: “Joining forces with one of the biggest names in the water utility industry is an important milestone on the journey towards our vision of zero spillage.”