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Grundfos-OMR, Chennai.

About Grundfos :
Description :

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) is a 100% subsidiary of Grundfos Denmark. Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. The company contributes to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet.

“Grundfos is also one of the world leading pump manufacturers with an annual production of more than 16 million pump units”.

The main products include:

• Circulator pumps for heating and air-conditioning.
• Centrifugal pumps for the industry.
• Water supply.
• Sewage and dosing.

Grundfos India started its Indian operations in the year 1998.

Grundfos headquarters is located in Chennai and has as 20 branch / home offices. It has an extensive network across the country with more than 200 distributors, Point of Sale outlets and authorized service centres. The company has two production facilities, one adjoined to its corporate office in Chennai and another in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on the East Coast Road, Tamil Nadu. Grundfos India is also responsible for the business in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives. Sustainability at its Core Grundfos strongly believes in enhancing its sustainability profile by offering cutting-edge green solutions, which will contribute to meet a number of global challenges in terms of climate change and water stress.


  • Residential Home and Garden,
  • Groundwater Product,
  • Renewables Product,
  • Single Stage - End Suction & Inline,
  • MultiStage & Industrial Pumps,
  • Boosting Systems,
  • Wastewater Product,
  • Dosing Product,
  • Control and Monitoring and
  • Spare Parts.
Facts And Figures:

An annual production of more than 16 million pump units makes Grundfos one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers. Circulator pumps for heating and air-conditioning as well as other centrifugal pumps for the industry, water supply, sewage and dosing are the main products. Today Grundfos is the world’s largest manufacturer of circulators, covering app. 50% of the world market of these pumps.

In addition to pumps Grundfos produces standard and submersible motors as well as state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. Additional products are produced in the BioBooster and Lifelink divisions, which are part of the company’s new business activities. Grundfos has also introduced Blueflux, which is a new technology-label, which insures that the equipment is among the absolute best in the market.

Plant Figures:

Grundfos has been represented in the pump market for more than 60 years. We want to continue this and so we aim to achieve even greater weight to be one of the largest partners in countries like Russia, India and Brazil, whereas we consider China as our second home market.

 Keyfigures (million euro.) - 2014 , 2013.
 Turnover – 3,168 , 3,118.
 Ordinary profit before tax - 118 , 198.
 Profit bef. tax as % of turnover - 3.7 % , 6.3 %.
 Consolidated Equity Capital - 1,955 , 1,923.
 Equity ratio - 68.1 % , 67.0 %.
 Total assets - 2,871 , 2,870.
 Number of employees - 18,878 , 18,776.

Export from the Branch:

The Grundfos Group is represented by companies in all parts of the world. In addition, Grundfos products are merchandised by distributors in more than 50 countries.In 2006 Hilge, a producer for pumps in sterile applications, was acquired by the group; it has not been fully integrated into the main business yet. Alldos, a German manufacturer of dosing pumps and disinfection equipment, was acquired in early 2005. Alldos employed around 250 people and had a strong presence in Europe and the Middle East and Australia. Alldos were the only competitor to Grundfos's 'digital dosing' technology. Grundfos dosing products now include Alldos's corporate colour green with Grundfos black.

Engine Assembly:

To continue to ensure prompt deliveries through shorter production times, a new pump assembly line, which will produce 1000 pumps daily in two shifts, is to be implemented.

Pumps are assembled in several stages (such as locate pump housing, fit split ring, install pre-manufactured motor, etc.). 150 pallets travel around the pump assembly facility carrying the components needed to assemble the pumps. Each pallet has its own code number which is read by each assembly station. The code number is passed to a PC, which transmits an appropriate text to the COROS TD 10 text Display or OP 20 Operator Panel installed at the relevant work station. The 80-line messages tell the operator how to assemble the pump.

Control of the system is handled by a SIMATIC S5-135U programmable controller, which is connected to 19 ET 200U distributed I/O stations via the PROFIBUS DP network. A second PROFIBUS DP network provides a high speed communications link between the text displays and operator panels.

The pump assembly line is spread out over a wide area (50 * 100 m). Employing conventional automation technology would have involved installing a large amount of wiring. The concept chosen enabled both wiring and commissioning costs to be reduced.

This was achieved both through the use of the ET 200 and the PROFIBUS DP network as well as the COROS text displays and operator panels, which meant cables only had to be laid for the network and the 24 V supply. despite its large size, the whole facility was cabled within a week.