The new IT centre, which is located in the Ortigas district of Metro Manila’s Pasig city, currently employs 90 people. This number is expected to increase to around 200 in the coming years.
Grundfos says that the opening in Manila is the latest example of the ongoing globalisation of its organisation, where the main target is improving local presence by using the whole world as a workplace in order to grow the business.
“We have pursued global optimisation since year 2000, where we moved the first production lines from Denmark to Hungary. This process has been continued in order to maintain our business and increase competitiveness, and it has shown to be positive for all stakeholders. We have more than doubled the number of employees globally from 9000 to 19 500 in that period, and more than doubled our turnover without affecting the number of Danish employees. Our market and workplace is global,” said Jens Hartmann, group vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at Grundfos.
Grundfos has had a sales office in the Philippines since 2004.