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Grundfos Group: Cutting Carbon Emissions and Costs

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Grundfos Group: Cutting Carbon Emissions and Costs
Leading pump manufacturer cuts energy costs by DKK 1.3 million with global standards-based IT infrastructure
Business need
To increase efficiency and centralize operations, Grundfos Group wanted to standardize IT platforms across its 200 sites. The existing infrastructures included proprietary systems, which were complex and expensive to run.
Solution Grundfos Group’s project team used the expertise of Dell consultants to create a standards-based infrastructure. It featured Dell rack and blade servers, as well as Dell EqualLogic* storage. Dell ProSupport helps maximize IT performance across the group.

Its success has been the result of both natural growth and acquisition. But while acquiring companies gave Grundfos Group instant presence in local markets, it also created a number of issues, not the least of which concerning IT. It left the organization with many localized infrastructures, which used a mixture of IT solutions to deliver applications and storage. Though reliability was good, cost and management complexity became key challenges due to the lack of standardization. Karsten Steen Sørensen, Group Vice President at Grundfos Group, wanted to consolidate the group’s entire IT landscape to a single platform and resolve the current issues, creating a foundation for greater efficiency. He says: “By moving to a single IT solution provider, we could significantly reduce our overheads and deliver more effective IT across the business.”

Company finds the ideal standards-based solution for global rollout

Grundfos Group created an enterprise-efficient platform to deliver better IT across its 200 sites with Dell. The business assessed solutions from IBM and HP – both of which were already IT providers to the organization – before choosing to standardize its infrastructure on Dell technology. Karsten Sørensen says: “We quickly decided to adopt a standards-based rather than a proprietary solution because we gained the same high performance but with lower maintenance costs."

Read the full Grundfos Group Case Study.