About Pentair

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Your Resources. Our Resources.
The World's Resources.

We are Pentair.  Moved to improve our world, smartly and sustainably. 9,500 global citizens living our purpose, and delivering on our promise. To make the most of life’s essential resources by bettering people’s lives, homes, and businesses while doing our planet a world of good. Put another way, our employees are putting our mission in motion. Every day. 

Who We Are

Smart, Sustainable Solutions

Pentair makes the most of life’s essential resources, from great tasting water straight from the kitchen faucet, to industrial water management and everywhere in between. We deliver solutions that help people  move, improve and enjoy water, and sustainable applications that help ensure the health of the world.

What We Do

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Solutions to filter, clean and sanitize water to its purest state, while automation equipment makes it easy to control from anywhere.

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Get the water you want, how you like it. Great tasting, clean, pure and refreshing.

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Solutions to ensure water is there when you need it and gone when you don't.

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Applications that provide filtration and flow solutions for business and Industrial customers.

What We Stand For

The need for water touches nearly everything we do. Access to clean, safe water is essential for life; in fact, the health of our world depends on it. At Pentair, we bring water to life, inspiring more people, in more places to move, improve and enjoy water for happier, healthier lives.

Our History

In 1966, five men intent on manufacturing high-altitude balloons founded a company in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, that they called Pentair, the Greek “penta” for the five founders and “air” for the products they planned to produce. Pentair diversified quickly venturing into a wide variety of industries and eventually focusing its portfolio on water treatment and sustainable applications. This includes acquisitions of great brands, some of which have been serving customers for 150 years.

1966

 

Pentair founded

1989

 

Sales cross $1 billion milestone

2004

 

Exits Tools business and dives into the water industry with the purchase of Wicor Industries

2018

 

Company separates from its Electrical business (now nVent Electric plc); retains the Pentair name 

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