It is with great pleasure that we announce that Grundfos has joined our ETIM International family as a Global Industry Member.
Grundfos is a global water technology company committed to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improving the quality of life for people. They are a pump and water solutions company connecting with millions and millions of people every day, and they set the standard in terms of innovation, efficiency, reliability and sustainability. Since 1945, when they started their business in Denmark, they have grown and are now represented by more than 100 companies in more than 60 countries and in addition, their products are sold in a larger number of countries by local distributors. The company employs around 19,280 people today.
Kirsten Schelde Larsen, E-commerce Data Coordinator at Grundfos and responsible for the governance of ETIM classification data at Global Product Information Management: “We look forward to joining this community and contribute to improving the standard and the many ways that we and our partners can benefit from speaking the ETIM language.“
With their ETIM International Global Industry Membership, open to manufacturers, wholesalers, buying groups and contractors that are already members of at least five different national ETIM organisations, Grundfos is now closer to the ETIM fire than ever: as a Global Industry Member, they have direct access to and will play an active role in the ETIM Standardisation Committee and expert groups – alongside national ETIM organisations. This not only allows for a consistent and efficient alignment of corporate requirements, but also for optimal technical expert input of globally active companies to further develop, enhance and maintain the ETIM classification model.
Like with their predecessors, this global membership does by no means replace the support of Grundfos to local ETIM organisations. As they remain an active member of several local ETIM organisations, this membership will rather push efficiency to the next level by driving standardization of digital interfaces from regional to global level, reinforcing their engagement and commitment in the further development of the global ETIM classification standard.