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Smart, Sustainable Water Solutions

We are . Moved to improve our world, smartly and sustainably. Our approximately 10,500 global employees are living our purpose to create a better world for people and the planet through smart, sustainable water solutions.

Who We Are

At , we help the world sustainably move, improve, and enjoy water, life’s most essential resource. From our residential and commercial water solutions, to industrial water management and everything in between, is focused on smart, sustainable water solutions that help our planet and people thrive.

What We Stand For

Water is essential for life and the need for water touches nearly everything we do. The decisions we make, the products we create, the solutions we offer, and the partnerships we form, are opportunities to positively impact people and our planet.

What We Do

Our History

In 1966, five men intent on manufacturing high-altitude balloons founded a company in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, that they called , the Greek “penta” for the five founders and “air” for the products they planned to produce. 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 from its Electrical business (now nVent Electric plc); retains the name


Acquisition of Manitowoc Ice

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