Grundfos Pumps opens engineered systems facility

BROOKSHIRE, TEXAS — Grundfos Pumps recently opened its brand new Peerless Engineered Systems building. The 45,000+ sq. ft. facility was built outside Houston here and shares land with Grundfos Commercial Building Services, formally PACO Pumps, and will be home to the PES division of Peerless Pump Company.

“With the acquisition of PACO Pumps in 2006, Peerless Pumps in 2007 and the most recent acquisition of Yeomans Chicago Corporation in 2008, we bought these businesses as a sign of our commitment to North America market and now, the Grundfos North American business has grown both organically and through these acquisitions, by a factor of three,” said Jes Munk Hansen, managing director of North America for Grundfos. “We also made a commitment to investing in the businesses we acquire; investments in people, machinery, and the buildings. I am proud to see the most recent of these investments, this wonderful new building.”

“A near 50% gain in square footage will definitely aid in our growth ambitions,” said Arron Phillips, PES general manager. “Our proximity to the Grundfos facility will not only support with our integration activities, but allow us to take full advantage of the synergy that exists within our products and our talented group of employees.”

The PES facility will continue its focus upon the design and manufacture of pre-packaged fire pump systems. The nearly $4 million facility will be home to 32 skilled workers, including engineers, machinists, welders and electrical professionals.