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.
In April 2021, the French arm of a world-famous fast-food chain decided to eliminate plastic bottles from its restaurants, as the final step in the phasing-out of disposable plastics (straws, lids, etc.) required by anti-waste legislation.
Björn Verschaeve heads European Sales for Pentair Residential Systems, covering all domestic ‘point of entry’ and ‘point of use’ water treatment systems.
Smart Devices. Connected Homes. The Internet of Things. All an integral part of modern living, having tangible and positive benefits for each and every one of us. More and more home appliances are becoming connected every year. According to data from IoT Analytics there were over 12.3 billion internet enabled devices in 2021, and that number is growing exponentially.
New features of the Pentair NXT2 controller provide more configuration options, peace-of-mind and cost-savings for customers of Wycombe Water. Its advanced networking offers multiple configuration options for water treatment systems that can increase overall capacity, provide maximum failover security and reduce overheads when designing or upgrading systems. Wycombe Water, a leading UK water treatment expert started deploying NXT2 in 2021 and has seen significant benefits over comparable products.
An old proverb states you can judge a person by the company they keep. In that respect Pentair could be held in the highest esteem as the company is an integral member of many well-respected trade associations across Europe.
Karla Van Ryckeghem, Sales Director for Pentair Foodservice in Europe, reflects on a year of helping an industry get back on its feet, while looking for business in new places.
A partial meltdown of the global supply chain brought chaos in 2021. Fuelled by unprecedented consumer demand during COVID, everything had buckled under the strain. From raw materials to shipping containers, from dockyard space to warehouse capacity, everything was in short supply. Worldwide, manufacturers struggled to deliver. However, being geographically close to customers can give producers more control and help keep them wheels of industry turning.
Maintaining a thriving manufacturing sector remains a priority of the EU economic policy. However, in the past, advances in global logistics along with low trade barriers have seen more and more manufacturing being relocated to lower wage economies. Whether in research, production or logistics, Europe has lost share, while others have gained.
2021 witnessed many supply challenges but the relocation of Erie softener manufacturing into Pentair’s European Centres of Excellence can be seen as a success for both Pentair and its customers.