WD News: Grundfos has unveiled a new in-house testing facility for submersible pumps at its South Australian headquarters.
The new AUD 3 million facility boasts the capacity to test more than 16,000 pumps annually, which includes the company’s largest pumps spanning from SP 1 to SP215. The expanded testing capacity ensures Grundfos delivers on its guarantee within Australia itself, by testing each pump to international standards, accommodating its complete product range.
Critical for groundwater supply, irrigation, groundwater level control and pressure boosting, the company’s submersible pumps contribute to some of Australia’s most significant industries, including the agriculture sector which is currently valued at AUD 71 billion.
The expanded capacity will also see the local supply of sustainable solutions for the agricultural community ramp-up, including solar-powered solutions like the SQFlex submersible pump range, which utilises solar energy to provide a sustainable and reliable off-grid water supply for stock watering, irrigation, and agricultural water supply and transfer. With Australian farms spending more than double in energy costs over the last decade, solar solutions are expected to play a key role in Australia’s ambition towards net zero emissions and safeguarding against the ongoing energy crisis.
Commenting on the milestone, Rick Holland, Head of Grundfos Asia Pacific Water Utility business and Executive Director Australia, said, “This test rig is an exciting addition to our local facilities, which means that every pump is tested to international standards locally, allowing us to provide customers a broad range of products with fast delivery times.”