Grundfos acquires MECO, expanding expertise in water purification for pharmaceutical and food & beverage plants

by Brianna Crandall — October 18, 2021 — Grundfos, a global provider of advanced pump solutions and water technologies, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mechanical Equipment Company, Inc. (MECO). Based in the United States, MECO provides industrial water treatment worldwide, with manufacturing and sales offices in the U.S. as well as international offices in Singapore and Ireland.

Grundfos+MECOMECO engineers and manufactures water purification solutions for a variety of industries, using a broad array of technologies. The company offers a full line of water treatment solutions with a focus on the industrial market, possessing unique capabilities especially within the pharmaceutical and food & beverage sectors due to its proprietary vapor compression technology, deep application knowledge and experience, and proven ability to offer reliable solutions to customers.

As a global pump and water solutions company, Grundfos provides expertise in energy- and water-efficient solutions and systems for a wide range of applications, including water utility, water treatment, industries and buildings.

The acquisition will further expand Grundfos’ water treatment capabilities and strengthen Grundfos’ position as a major global provider of water treatment solutions that address the world’s water and climate challenges and aim to improve the quality of life for people. When completed, it will represent the second such transaction since November 2020, when Grundfos acquired EUROWATER, a major supplier of decentralized water treatment equipment and solutions in Europe.

Ulrik Gernow, group executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Grundfos, stated:

We see Grundfos and MECO as a perfect fit and we are thrilled with the prospect of acquiring MECO. MECO is a highly respected water treatment company with a formidable, focused skillset and portfolio of water treatment solutions. This acquisition is about much more than superior technology. Grundfos and MECO are founded on similar values, and we share a deep commitment to innovation and sustainability as well as a genuine care for our customers and employees. Together, we will leverage our combined experience and skills to create even better solutions for our customers.

George Gsell, CEO at MECO, commented:

The prospect of joining the global Grundfos family is something that I am very excited about. Grundfos is the ideal new owner for our company. I see an exceptionally solid match grounded in common values, our common customer-centric approach, and ambitions to make a significant difference in the field of water. As part of the Grundfos Group, we will continue strengthening our ongoing innovation, providing value-added services to customers, as well as our commitment to offering high-quality products designed with sustainability in mind

The transaction is expected to close during autumn 2021, subject to regulatory approvals.