WATER & WASTEWATER ASIA January / February 2018 30 / FROM THE GROUND Grundfos’ first automatic pump, the FOSS, also affectionately known as “The Pig” A Peek behind the pumps Gr und f os ’ pumps a re almost everywhere, from was t ewa t e r p l an t s t o areas affected by flooding. But behind the pumps is a company that holds its values and mission close to its figurative heart – a company that’s beginning to take its place in Southeast Asia. P ersistent, premium, and present are some of the words that may come tomindwhen the name Grundfos ismentioned, alongside their ubiquitous pumps. Though their international propinquity cannot be denied, the company still manages to carry an air of mystique around itself – perhaps due to their propensity for working through partners rather than directly – and not many know what goes on behind its doors. But behind the closed doors lies an interesting history, wherein ambition, passion, and unswerving independence are interwoven tightly, held together by a drive to continue innovating and serving society, as well as the industry. In this article, Water & Wastewater Asia was privileged to go behind the scenes with Grundfos, learning about the company and what factors push them to ever-greater heights.