Grundfos marks 40 years of pioneering water solutions in Singapore

Advanced pump solutions and water technologies company Grundfos celebrates 40 years of operations in Singapore. As the world’s first water solutions company with approved net-zero Science-Based targets, Grundfos plans to foster the green transition of Singapore by investing in R&D, partnerships, and talent.

From left: Eric Lai, regional managing director, industry – APAC and country director for Singapore, Grundfos; H.E. Tan Poh Hong, non-resident ambassador of Singapore to Denmark; Poul Due Jensen, group president and CEO, Grundfos; H.E. Sandra Jensen Landi, ambassador of Denmark to Singapore; Bent Jensen, group executive vice-president and CEO, commercial building services, Grundfos

Grundfos is the first international pump company established in Singapore in 1984, and the company’s solutions have contributed to the nation’s sustainable development journey, enabling landmarks such as Gardens by the Bay (GBTB), Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) integrated resorts to optimise water and energy use. Moreover, Grundfos’ solutions have empowered over 300 buildings to achieve gold rating and above under the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark certification scheme.

At its Jalan Tukang facility, Grundfos Singapore will further green its BCA Green Mark gold rating infrastructure and building operations. A key initiative was the installation of a Photovoltaics (PV) power plant, which is projected to achieve a 120% energy gain and reduce its carbon footprint reduction by 493 tonnes of CO2 per year.

“Singapore’s journey to sustainability has been a remarkable one, and we are honoured to have been a part of it for the past 40 years,” said Eric Lai, regional managing director, industry – APAC and country director for Singapore, Grundfos. “This shared vision has pushed us to innovate and develop solutions that make a difference, and we are proud to grow our talent pool by more than 6% in the past year and launch our new Sustainability Lab within our iSOLUTIONS Digital Lab in Singapore.”

Recognising Singapore’s potential as a global hub for sustainability innovation, Grundfos’ Commercial Building Services (CBS) division also unveiled its new Singapore Innovation Hub in November 2023 to pioneer future solutions for energy efficient commercial buildings. The facility brings Grundfos’ R&D capabilities closer to customers and the market, while serving as a platform for collaboration with industry partners, customers, and researchers to co-develop energy and water efficient smart solutions, particularly in cooling applications.

The company cultivates strategic partnerships with organisations across Singapore’s public and private sectors. Grundfos works with institutes of higher learning in Singapore to co-create water and energy efficient smart solutions. As an industry partner to Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Grundfos provides counsel on achieving a green campus, and works with the polytechnic to co-develop smart solutions that support industries in their sustainability drive through collaboration, talent development, and sustainability education. Similarly, Grundfos’ partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) also taps on expertise to support sustainable urbanisation in South East Asia.

Grundfos celebrates its 40th anniversary in Singapore

In 2019, Grundfos launched its Distributed Pumping System in Asia, marking a first-of-its-kind approach to sustainable cooling. The first two pilots utilising the system were conducted in Grundfos’ Singapore facility and NP’s Environmental and Water Technology Centre of Innovation, and the solution has since been rolled out in neighbouring countries such as Thailand.

The team also engages in community and volunteering initiatives in Singapore and regionally. Its employees participated in a coastal and waterway clean up at Jurong Lake Gardens in 2023 to promote conservation of Singapore’s environment and resources.  

Group president and CEO of Grundfos Poul Due Jensen said, “As Grundfos commemorates four decades of success in Singapore, we are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate this milestone alongside our talented team, dedicated partners, and valued customers who have trusted us every step of the way.”