Welcome to Pentair Europe Blog
Like you, we believe the health of our continent depends on reliable access to clean, safe water.
That's why our European team pour every ounce of passion, energy and know-how into helping you deliver on that promise.
Our European manufacturing plants boast the most advanced technology anywhere. And we constantly monitor thousands of water treatment regulators across the continent, so you, and your customers, are safe.
It's a fascinating story and one worth sharing. Enjoy the read.
It would be hard not to be impressed by the passion and enthusiasm of Giulio Benvenuti. He takes his inspiration from working at Pentair and inspires those around him. Giulio only joined the company in 2021 as a Production Planner but has rapidly risen to supervising the operational production of the company’s valve range – a big responsibility on young shoulders. However, he relishes the task and is repaying the trust shown in him. We talked to Giulio about life at Pentair and what makes it so special for him.
Pentair softeners chosen to give Vaillant heat pump installers a more complete, efficient and versatile offering. An innovative incentive scheme involving residential heat pumps and water softeners is boosting business for one of Europe’s largest HVAC companies while putting a smile on the faces of its Polish partner network.
‘Local-for-local sourcing’ improves quality, efficiency and flexibility at Pentair Europe
For a business committed to European manufacturing for European markets, it should come as no surprise that 80% of the Pentair Europe annual shopping basket is sourced here on this continent. The Pentair credo, ‘Made in Europe for Europe’ should perhaps read ‘Buying and Producing in Europe, for Europe.
Pentair and Groupe E’s Water unit have been working together for many years in the field of water treatment for residential and industrial systems. Malik Seydoux (Head of the Water unit at Groupe E) and Benito Duran (Head of the Sanitary Water team) took time out to talk about the experience of working with Pentair.
Pentair Supertanks are first choice for CCIX provider PuriTech
For those of us who marvel at how smart engineering can mimic a simple process from nature, look no further than ‘countercurrent ion exchange’. Exchanging properties between liquids flowing in opposite directions is a core biological process and happens all around us – even in our own blood circulation system. And just as heat can be exchanged between counterflowing liquids, so can the chemical constitution through the exchange of ions, commonly used in applications such as water softening.
Ongoing plant investment improves reliability, speed, availability, accuracy and safety
Investment continues apace at Pentair’s Centre of Manufacturing Excellence with the recent arrival of new hot-plate welding machines. Commissioned to support the 2023 relocation of global Autotrol production to Europe, this new technology is proving transformational. But like any new machinery it has been subjected to the most rigorous validation before being pressed into service. Project leader, Marco Calatroni discusses the drivers behind the upgrade and the positive impact they are making for Pentair and its customers.
Few would argue that the Pentair Autotrol valve range is one of the most popular on the global market. For decades it has been central to countless residential, commercial and industrial applications for water softening and filtration. Key to Autotrol’s popularity is its simplicity, quality and reliability – all delivered at a price point that represents great value for water treatment professionals around the world.
Historically, Autotrol production has been dispersed in Pentair factories across the USA, Europe and the Far East. So when, in 2022, the company decided to rationalise worldwide production at its Pisa plant in Italy, it triggered a major relocation project that would impact its manufacturing, sales operation, logistics and compliance teams.
Matteo Vivaldi, Plant Manager at Pisa, was involved at every step and reflects on a seamless transition and a success story for Pentair’s European Operations.
Pentair are raising the bar for quality … again.
In 2021 we talked to Lieven Wagemans, responsible for Quality Management at the Herentals factory, about the difference a customer-first mindset makes to overall quality at Pentair. The company was then celebrating 25 years of compliance with ISO 9001, the international benchmark for quality management systems. Two years on, we revisit those who maintain the highest quality standards and find they have not been standing still.
Production of one of Pentair’s most popular tanks is about to commence in Europe. That will be welcome news to the many European customers of WellMate, Pentair’s flagship pressure boosting vessels. They will not only be able to get their hands on these tanks quicker, but the tanks will be tested to a higher level, their certification more aligned to the requirements of European markets and they will arrive with a considerably smaller carbon footprint. It’s a spectacular result for Pentair customers and underlines the company’s ongoing commitment to European manufacturing for European markets. We take a closer look at the rationale behind the move, and what it means for WellMate customers.