COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June. 6, 2012 – In bid to diversify and generate more than one third of its income from non-pump solutions, global pump manufacturer Grundfos has acquired Enaqua, an American company specializing in the use of UV technology to disinfect water, and specialized membranes for water purification.
Enaqua was founded in 1985, headquartered in California and will continue to be managed by Manoj Jhawar, who is the second of three generations of the founder’s family that works at the company.
The firm produces UV disinfection systems that range in sizes up to 100 million gallons per day for municipal and industrial disinfection requirements, and membrane separation systems to recover water and chemicals from process and municipal water sources.
The sum of the acquisition was not disclosed in the formal announcement.
Carsten Bjerg, CEO of the Grundfos Group, said: “The new resources we are getting not only open up new business opportunities for Grundfos, they also help us contribute to alleviating the growing water problems worldwide.”
Enaqua’s Jhawar said: “For a number of years, we have rejected several potential buyers, as we did not find the right match. But with Grundfos it is quite another story, it is a larger version of what we are.”