Pentair Ltd. operates as an industrial manufacturing company. Segments The company operates through three segments: Water & Fluid Solutions, Valves & Controls, and Technical Solutions. Water & Fluid Solutions This segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services water management and fluid processing products and solutions. In select geographies, this segment offers various pumps, valves, and pipes for water transmission applications. The Flow Technologies, Filtration & Process, Aquatic Systems, and Water & Environmental Systems global business units (GBUs) comprise this segment. This segment offers a product suite that addresses a range of fluid handling needs, with products ranging from energy-efficient pumps and point-of-use filtration to engineered pumps and fluid processing systems, applicable for a range of residential/commercial construction, industrial, infrastructure, and food and beverage industry applications. In addition to these products, this segment markets specialty products for environmental (emissions monitoring, water flow and quality monitoring and dust filter cleaning systems), instrumentation (manifolds, enclosures, and isolation valves), and other applications, including entire water and wastewater transmission and distribution systems. Primary brands include Aurora, Berkeley, Everpure, Fairbanks Nijhuis, Kreepy Krauly, Onga, Pentair, Pentair Pool Products, Pentair Water Pool and Spa, STA-RITE, SHURflo, X-Flow, Sintakote, and Sintaloc. This segment’s products are sold through wholesale and retail distributors, original equipment manufacturers, home and pool builders, home centers, and directly to end-users. Customers: This segment’s customers include businesses engaged wholesale and retail distribution in the residential and commercial, food and beverage, infrastructure, industrial, and energy verticals. Customers also include end-users and consumers in the residential and commercial vertical. Seasonality: The company experiences seasonal demand with various customers and end-users within this segment. End-user demand for pool equipment follows warm weather trends and is at seasonal highs from April to August. Demand for residential and agricultural water systems is also impacted by weather patterns, primarily by heavy flooding and droughts. Valves & Controls This segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services valves, fittings, automation and controls and actuators, and operates as a GBU. Valve products include a range of industrial valves, including on-off valves, safety relief valves, and other specialty valves. Actuation products include pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators. Control products include limit switches, solenoid valves, valve positioners, network systems, and accessories. This segment’s products are used in various applications, including chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, power generation, mining, food and beverage, pulp and paper, wastewater, and commercial irrigation. This segment also provides engineering, design, inspection, maintenance, and repair services for its valves and related products. The product line is sold under various trade names, including Biffi, Keystone, Vanessa, Anderson Greenwood, and Crosby worldwide through its internal sales force and in some cases through a network of independent distributors. Customers: This segment’s customers include businesses engaged in a range of applications within the energy, infrastructure, industrial, and food and beverage verticals. Customers include end-users, as well as engineering, procurement, and construction companies; contractors; original equipment manufacturers; and distributors. Technical Solutions This segment designs, manufactures, and markets products that guard and protect some of the sensitive electronics and electronic equipment, as well as heat management solutions designed to provide thermal protection to temperature sensitive fluid applications. The Equipment Protection and Thermal Management GBUs comprise this segment. This segment’s products include mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum and non-metallic enclosures, cabinets, cases, subracks, backplanes, and thermal management systems, including heat tracing, snow melting/de-icing, and temperature management equipment. This segment’s products are produced worldwide. The portfolio of products serves a range of industries, including use in industrial, residential and commercial, food and beverage, and energy and industrial infrastructure verticals. Brand names for this segment’s offerings include Hoffman, Schroff, Raychem, and Tracer. This segment’s products are sold primarily through a global network of independent distributors and are sold on a project basis through a network of sales and service professionals. Customers: This segment’s customers include electrical distributors, data center contractors, original equipment manufacturers, and contractors, such as greenfield developments and maintenance contractors. Strategy The company’s strategy is to drive sustainable, profitable growth, and return on invested capital improvements through building operational excellence through the Pentair Integrated Management System consisting of strategy deployment, lean enterprise, and Rapid Growth Process, which is its process to drive organic growth; driving long-term growth in sales, operating income, and cash flows, through growth and productivity initiatives along with acquisitions; developing new products and improving existing products; penetrating attractive growth markets, primarily outside of the United States; expanding multi-channel distribution; and proactively managing its business portfolio for optimal value creation, including consideration of new business platforms. Research and Development During 2012, the company’s research and development expenditures were $93.6 million. History Pentair Ltd. was founded in 1966.
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