Pumps Grunfos France celebrates 40 years

Pumps Grunfos France (PGF), a subsidiary of the Danish Grundos group in France and specialists in the manufacture of pumps, circulating pumps and pumping systems celebrated 40 years of its existence in Moselle on June 15, 2014. At this event, the group announced its European development objectives for the EuP Ecodesign Directive for energy-using products.

In 1972, PGF activity focused on the sales and after-sales service, which at the time was provided by thirty employees. It has now become a large manufacturing group, composed of 750 employees and temporary employees.

The gradual development of the company began in 1975 with the final assembly unit pumps. The business recorded significant growth with the establishment of a complete production unit in 1981. The introduction of plastic injection products contributed to the continual development of RMPs in 1993.

In 2000, the company went into the production of dosage pumps, and the following year in promoting hydraulic blocks for gas wall boilers. The latest PGF innovation concerns the manufacture of solar pumps and heating energy efficient solutions.

Since the entry into force of the European Directive on 1 January 2013 – demanding the marketing of pumps equipped with high-efficiency motors – the plant has tried to adapt its equipment in operation. This has led to a significant investment totalling €30 million and the recruitment of 150 new employees in three years.

Since its establishment, the factory at Longeville has produced over 60 million pumps and achieved a turnover of €332 million in 2011. This performance allows it to position itself at the head of the largest producers of heating circulators for the Grundfos Group.

In 2011, TFP produced over 4 million pump units, or a production rate of 15,000 units per day. The sales activity has been handled by Grundfos Distribution France since 1998. This trading company located in Saint-Quentin Fallavier, near Lyon currently employs 180 employees.