Pentair, Inc.: SWOT Analysis & Company
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Published: Mar 2010
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Pentair, Inc. - Company Overview
Pentair, Inc. (Pentair) is a global leader in water movement, treatment and storage technologies. It manufactures and
markets essential products and systems, which are used in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water.
The company also designs and manufactures standard, modified and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive
electronics and electrical components, thermal management products and accessories. It operates mainly across Europe,
North America and Asia. The company has classified its operations under three reportable business segments, namely,
Water Group segment, Technical Products Group, and Others. Pentair is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, the
The company reported revenue of (U.S. Dollars) USD 2,692.47 million during the fiscal year ended December 2009, a
decrease of 19.68% from 2008. The company recorded an operating profit of USD 215.14 million during the fiscal year
2009, a decrease of 32.78% from 2008. The company posted a net profit of USD 115.49 million during the fiscal year
2009, a decrease of 49.51% from 2008.
Pentair, Inc. - Key Facts
Pentair, Inc., Key Facts
5500 Wayzata Boulevard,
Corporate Address: Golden Valley, Minnesota (MN), Ticker Symbol, Stock PNR (New York Stock
55416, United States
Telephone + 1 763 5451730 No. of Employees 13,150
Fax N/A Financial Year End December
URL www.pentair.com Revenue (in USD Million) 2,692.47
Industry Industrial Goods and Machinery
Australia, China, India, Japan, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russian Federation,
Locations Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United States, Brazil, Mexico
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research
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Pentair, Inc. - Business Description
Pentair, Inc. (Pentair) is a US-based diversified industrial products manufacturing company. It manufactures and markets
products and systems used in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water, as well as in designing and
manufacturing enclosures. The company employs 13,150 people.
The company has classified its operations under three reportable business segments, namely, Water Group, Technical
Products Group, and Other.
The company, through its Water segment, manufactures and markets essential products and systems used in the
movement, storage, treatment, and enjoyment of water. Its product range comprises water and wastewater pumps,
filtration and purification components and systems, storage tanks and pressure vessels, and pool and spa equipment and
accessories. The Water segment of the company includes five main businesses: Residential Flow, Residential Filtration,
Pool Market, Engineered Flow and Filtration Solutions.
The Residential Flow business is a leader in residential water pump market worldwide. The main clientele in Residential
Flow business include companies or businesses serving residential well water installers, distributors and residential end
users; waste water dealers and distributors; and intermediaries and other participants in crop protection and irrigation
industries. The products offered range from sump and sewage pumps to pumps for agricultural irrigation and crop
spraying, and light duty diaphragm pumps to submersible. Pentair also offers pressure tanks for fluid delivery, circulation,
transfer, pressure boosting and engine cooling. Residential Flow business offers products under various trade names,
which include Flotec, Water Ace, Berkeley, STA-RITE, Myers, Hydromatic, Aermotor, Simer, Hypro and FoamPro, among
The Residential Filtration business of the company offers control valves, carbon products, pressure tanks, membranes,
point of entry and point of use systems and other filter cartridges. The products find use in the manufacture of filtration
and deionization systems; water softeners; and commercial and residential water filtration applications. The brands
offered under Residential Filtration business include Pentek, SIATA, WellMate, American Plumber, Fleck, Autotrol,
Structural, Aquamatic, GE, OMNIFILTER, and Fibredyne.
Pentair offers the full range of commercial and residential pool equipment and accessories such as pumps, heaters, lights,
filters, automatic pool cleaners, automatic controls, maintenance equipment, commercial deck equipment and pool
accessories. The pool products of the company find use in commercial and residential pool construction, maintenance,
repair and service. Some of the brands offered in the pool market include STA-RITE, Paragon Aquatics, Kreepy Krauly,
Pentair Pool Products, Pentair Water Pool and Spa, WhisperFlo, Rainbow, IntelliTouch, IntelliBrite, IntelliChlor, IntelliFlo,
EasyTouch, SunTouch, EQ Series and Acu-Trol.
The Engineered Flow business of Pentair is a leader in municipal, commercial and industrial water and fluid handling
markets globally. The clientele includes waste water dealers and distributors; businesses or units serving commercial end-
users; commercial and industrial operations; and municipal water treatment facilities. It offers several engineered flow
products ranging from light duty diaphragm pumps to high-flow turbine pumps and solid handling pumps, which find
applications in wastewater solids handling, water treatment, pressure boosting, fluid delivery, engine cooling, circulation,
fire suppression and transfer. The brands under Engineered Flow business include Hydromatic, Myers, Aurora, Fairbanks
Morse, FoamPro, Edwards, Layne/Verti-line, Aplex and Delta Environmental.
The company, through its Filtration Solutions business, offers filter systems, pressure vessels, filter cartridges and
specialty dispensing pumps. These products offer flow solutions to specific end-user market applications - commercial,
industrial, foodservice, marine and aviation. Some of the trade names under the Filtration Solutions business include
CodeLine, Everpure, SHURflo and Porous Media.
The company distributes its water products through wholesale distributors, retail distributors, original equipment
manufacturers and home centers. It operates 27 manufacturing plants in the US and 14 plants in 10 other countries. It
also operates 22 distribution facilities and 40 sales offices worldwide. During the fiscal year 2009, the company generated
revenue of USD 1,847.8 million from the Water segment, down 16.2% over 2008.
The company, through its Technical Products segment, designs and manufactures standard, modified, and custom
enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components, thermal management products, and
accessories. Its products include metallic and composite enclosures, cabinets, cases, sub racks, backplanes, heat
exchangers and blowers. Its products find applications in several areas in industrial machinery, data communications,
networking, telecommunications, test and measurement, automotive, medical, security, defense and general electronics.
Its products are distributed through electrical and data contractors, electrical and electronic components’ distributors, and
original equipment manufacturers. It operates seven plants in the US and 10 plants in eight other countries worldwide. It
also operates eight distribution facilities and 25 sales offices across the world. The products offered under the segment
are sold under Hoffman, Schroff, Pentair Electronic Packaging, Taunus, McLean, Electronic Solutions, Birtcher, Calmark
and Aspen Motion brands. During the fiscal year 2009, the company generated revenue of USD 844.7 million from the
Technical Product segment, down 26.3% over 2008.
The company’s Other segment comprises unallocated corporate expenses, intermediate finance companies, divested
operations, captive insurance subsidiary and inter company eliminations.
Pentair, Inc. - SWOT Profile