Siemens and Grundfos have entered a digital partnership to tackle global water challenges. This partnership is a strategic collaboration to save energy by focusing on water and wastewater applications, industrial automation, and building technology. According to the companies, this initiative is based on complementary products and competencies that will support their customers through intelligent solutions.

The partnership will work towards increasing energy efficiency and reducing water consumption. By combining their complementary expertise in a long-term co-development digital partnership, both parties aim to achieve sustainable global change through digital solutions. For instance, Siemens’ MindSphere cloud-based IoT operating system can work with Grundfos’ IoT solutions to optimise pump and motor schedules to maximise uptime and minimise energy consumption while acquiring relevant data, enabling buildings to operate in a more user-friendly and efficient way.

This is part of Siemens and Grundfos’ effort to make a positive impact on Sustainable Development Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 13 (climate action). Grundfos aspires to be climate-positive by 2030 and halve its own water consumption by 2025. Also by 2030, Grundfos aims to provide safe drinking water to 300 million people in need and save 50 billion cubic meters of fresh water through water efficiency and treatment.

In a press release shared with CB, Mads Nipper, CEO of Grundfos, said: ‘Our purpose is to pioneer solutions that contribute to solving the world’s water and climate challenges. To live up to that purpose, we are on a major digital transformation journey to supplement our pump solutions business by also becoming a digital solution and service provider. Partnering with Siemens is a big step in this direction.’

CB’s questions on the duration of the partnership, evaluation outcomes, and overall goals did not receive any response from either companies.