The collaboration will combine Grundfos’s technological expertise and experience with TaKaDu’s analytical event management solutions to transform raw data into end-customer value.
The two companies are already in the process of exploring partnership opportunities by running a joint pilot at Danish water utility company Frederikshavn Forsyning.
“Being a global leader in our segment, we have worked with connected solutions for quite a while, and we have got the experience and technological capability to offer monitoring services to our customers. However, the partnership with TaKaDu accelerates our efforts in the digitalization journey, and allows us to speed up the process of providing our customers with best-in-class, data driven solutions,” said Kenth Hvid Nielsen, Grundfos group vice president, Global Water Utility.
“We are very excited to partner with Grundfos in the global water market, and expand our comprehensive event management solution to new dimensions of data, related to energy and network operations. Data analytics yields a wide spectrum of benefits, and we are confident that this partnership will boost efficiency of both water and energy,” said Amir Peleg, TaKaDu’s founder and CEO.
Grundfos says that future digital offerings leveraged by this partnership could help water utilities on a global scale to fulfil new operational targets for saving energy and water, as well as managing water network assets in the most economical way.
Meanwhile, Fredrik Östbye has joined Grundfos as group vice president and head of digital transformation. Östbye comes to Grundfos from the Telenor Group where he has been VP, Internet of Things.