Siemens and Grundfos form digital partnership

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation to tackle global water challenges and save energy.

The new long-term co-development digital partnership focuses on water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology.

The partnership is based on complementary portfolios and competences and will support customers in their digital transformation and in the implementation of intelligent solutions.

“We are delighted to be further extending our collaboration with Grundfos,” said Klaus Helmrich, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of Digital Industries. “Solutions from our Digital Enterprise portfolio can be used, for example, to increase the uptime of pumps and motors and to optimize their operation. Our MindSphere open cloud-based IoT operating system combined with Grundfos IoT solutions can optimize pump and motor schedules in order to maximize uptime and minimise energy consumption.”

“Our purpose is to pioneer solutions that contribute to solving the world’s water and climate challenges. To live up to that purpose, we are on a major digital transformation journey to supplement our pump solutions business by also becoming a digital solution and service provider. Partnering with Siemens is a big step in this direction,” said Mads Nipper, CEO of Grundfos. “Our companies have a strong position based on quality offerings and we want to strengthen this position by adding a digital layer. Ten percent of all electric energy in the world is used by pumps. Through this partnership we can provide intelligent, efficient solutions for reducing energy consumption, making a substantial difference when it comes to combatting climate change.”

The two companies pledge to lead the way on global sustainability and share the aim of making a positive impact on Sustainable Development Goals 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and 13 (Climate Action).