- About Pentair
Moved to Improve Our World. Smartly and Sustainably
We are Pentair. 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 the world over.
What We Do
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.
Sales cross $1 billion milestone
Exits Tools business and dives into the water industry with the purchase of Wicor Industries
Company separates Water and Electrical businesses into two industry-leading public companies; Water business retains the Pentair name and ticker symbol PNR