Grundfos and Boiler Maker Miura Sign Pump Framework Agreement
Grundfos, a leading pump manufacturer, and the world’s largest manufacturer of circulators for the heating and air-conditioning industries, has signed a global framework agreement with the Japanese boiler manufacturer Miura. With this new agreement, the pump manufacturer will be the preferred pump supplier for all of Miura’s overseas production projects. Grundfos was chosen by the boiler manufacturer because it has equipped Miura boilers with pumps, such as the CR, for many years. It is also known the world over for being a leader in the pump industry.
“We have been using Grundfos pumps for a long time, but we were dealing directly with the various local subsidiaries or distributors. With the agreement, we get business aligned and can operate similarly across borders within instance lead time and after sales service,” explains Taiji Izumi, manager in Miura’s Global Procurement Department.
The initial agreement will cover all of Miura’s Asian business, but depending on how successful the partnership is, the companies will consider the possibility of expanding it.
“In the future, we expect to expand the area covered by this agreement further to include the Americas region,” says Izumi. “We would like to add to our strong business relationship with Grundfos, for instance, by collaborating on developing new projects together.”
“We’re very happy to join this partnership. Miura is a valued customer, and by strengthening our ties with them, our solutions can come into play on a larger scale than before. We are also looking into other areas where we can do more together,” says Ole Gerlich, group director for Global Direct Accounts at Grundfos. “Our partnership may well include more than boilers. Miura is an important player on the market for shipboard ballast water treatment systems, and our pumps can make a difference in this area too.”