Profile: Pentair Ltd (PNR.N)
7 Mar 2014
Pentair Ltd., formerly Tyco Flow Control International Ltd., incorporated on March 1, 2012, is global water, fluid, thermal management, and equipment protection partner. The Company operates in three segments: Water & Fluid Solutions, Valves & Controls, and Equipment Protection & Thermal. Water & Fluid Solutions is a provider of water management and fluid processing products and solutions. Valves & Controls is the manufacturers of valves, actuators and controls. Valves & Controls segment’s products, services and solutions address applications in the general process, oil and gas, power generation and mining industries. Equipment Protection & Thermal is a provider of products focused on electronics and electronic equipment, and is a provider of electric heat management solutions. In December 2013, The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, announced that its portfolio company, Safe Fleet, has completed the acquisition of FoamPro from Pentair Ltd. In January 2014, PGG Wrightson Ltd acquired Water Dynamics and Aquaspec Ltd, a provider of water management services from Pentair Ltd.
The Company’s Aquatic Systems business provides equipment, accessories and water technology solutions to two markets: swimming pools and aquaculture. The Company produces a range of products from pumps and filtration equipment to thermal products, automated controls, lights, automatic cleaners, water purification and treatment technology, water features, and more. The brand names for the Aquatic Systems business include Pentair, Sta-Rite, Kreepy Krauly, SIBRAPE and Onga. The Company’s Equipment Protection business is a provider of product and service solutions for enclosing, protecting, and cooling electrical and electronic systems to support automation, control and communication needs across a range of industries and verticals. The brand names for the Equipment Protection business include Hoffman, Schroff, and McLean.
The Company’s Flow Technologies business is focused on global residential, municipal, commercial and industrial water and fluid handling markets. The brand names for the Flow Technologies business include Aurora, Fairbanks, Nijhuis, Sta-Rite, Myers, Hypro, Berkeley, Jung Pumpen. Its Process Technologies business provides solutions for the toughest filtration, separation and fluid process management challenges. The brand names for the Process Technologies business include Everpure, X-Flow, Haffmans, Sudmo, Porous Media and CodeLine. The Company’s Thermal Management business is a provider of heat management systems for industrial and commercial facilities, with operations in more than 50 countries. The brand names include, DigiTrace, HEW-THERM, Pyrotenax, Raychem, T2, Tracer, and TraceTek. Its Valves & Controls business is a manufacturer and marketer of valves, actuators, and controls solutions. The brand names include Vanessa, Anderson Greenwood, Clarkson, Keystone, Sempell, Crosby, Biffi and Westlock.
The Company is engaged in the water and wastewater system from water transmission and distribution, process and control, to valves, fittings, and couplings. It is also engaged in the design and manufacture of environmental instrumentation for both water and air applications. The brand names for the Water & Environmental Systems business include Goyen (Mecair), Greenspan, and Combined Instrument Systems. Its Water Purification business focuses on residential, commercial and industrial water treatment, softening, filtration and specialty pumps markets globally. The Company manufactures and sells control valves, pressure tanks, membranes, carbon products, point of entry and point of use systems, other filter cartridges and specialty pump and water treatment products. The brand names for the Water Purification business include Pentair, OmniFilter, and Wellmate.
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