The professionals over at Pentair are driven to create a better world through smart, sustainable water solutions. They help the world sustainably move, improve, and enjoy water, life’s most essential resource. From residential and commercial water solutions, to industrial water management and everything in between, Pentair is focused on driving innovation that helps our planet and people thrive.
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 industries ranging from plastic canoe manufacturing to computer software, to leather footwear, before acquiring a series of paper mills that served as the company’s core for nearly two decades. Known for a willingness to venture into new industries and its ability to find operating efficiencies, which would become the cornerstone for the Pentair Integrated Management System, the company transformed from a paper company to a tool company and ultimately a water company—all while delivering consistent growth and profitability.
Throughout the years, Pentair’s people, processes, and Win Right values have been at the core of its growth. Committed to its purpose of creating a better world for people and the planet, Pentair is harnessing its unique technology, talent, tools, and thinking to deliver smart, sustainable water solutions.