Pentair creates Fairbanks Nijhuis

Offering engineered products and services to municipal and industrial pumping-system customers, Fairbanks Nijhuis 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 Fairbanks Nijhuis’ facilities in Kansas City, Kansas, USA and Winterswijk, the Netherlands.

“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.”

“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,” added Witt.

Nijhuis Pompen BV was part of Norit Holdings BV’s Clean Process Technologies division, which Pentair acquired last year (see Pump Industry Analyst, May 2011).

Fairbanks Nijhuis will debut at the 2012 Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans, Louisiana from 29 September –3 October 2012.