05-Jan-2005 - Grundfos Management A/S

Grundfos purchases leading german dosing pump manufacturer

To further strengthen its position in the market for dosing pumps, the Danish pump Group Grundfos has purchased the well-established and recognised German dosing pump group Alldos as of 1 January 2005. Within the dosing area, Grundfos as well as Alldos primarily produce motor-driven pumps for dosing of chemicals for water treatment. Grundfos has only been involved in this business area for four years, but in spite of that the Group has managed to develop and introduce some of the most advanced dosing pumps in the market with its Digital Dosing concept. The acquisition of Alldos provides Grundfos with a strong basis for further growth in the area through a wider product range with pumps, which include sensors, disinfection technology, and broader application knowledge. Furthermore, Alldos has a well-established sales network. Group President and CEO, Jens Jørgen Madsen, Grundfos, made the following statement in connection with the purchase: "This acquisition is a consequence of Grundfos' increasingly active acquisition strategy where we screen the pump market systematically for relevant purchases to match our strategies. It has been decisive for us that dosing pumps are Alldos' core business and that the company has a great amount of know-how within this market segment. That Alldos is a well-run company, a strong brand and not least that they prioritize product development has also been decisive for us. It is all in keeping with the way we work and I see great opportunities for synergies in this acquisition." Alldos has 36 years of experience in the dosing area, a relatively large development department, and furthermore the company has a well-established co-operation with the College of Engineering in Karlsruhe concerning their development work. Apart from product development, application knowledge is an important competitive parameter. In the light of that, the Grundfos Group has chosen to centre its main dosing pump activities around the newly acquired company.

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