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Siemens and Grundfos digital partnership to tackle global water challenges

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Global technology company Siemens has signed a digital partnership framework with pump manufacturer Grundfos to tackle global water challenges and save energy.

Under the collaboration, both companies will focus on digital technologies in water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology. Siemens and Grundfos will aim to tackle global water challenges, by increasing energy efficiency and reducing water consumption.

“We are delighted to be further extending our collaboration with Grundfos,” said Klaus Helmrich, member of the managing board of Siemens and CEO of Digital Industries. “Siemens and Grundfos are combining the competences of both companies in order to support our joint customer base in their digital transformation and in the implementation of intelligent solutions.

“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 [Internet of Things] operating system combined with Grundfos IoT solutions can optimise pump and motor schedules in order to maximise uptime and minimize energy consumption.”

MindSphere can additionally be used to acquire data and knowledge, enabling buildings to be operated in a more user-friendly and efficient way.

“Our purpose is to pioneer solutions that contribute to solving the world’s water and climate challenges,” added Mads Nipper, CEO of Grundfos. “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.

“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.”