University excursions
In connection with the Grundfos Prize ceremony, we invite students and staff from Danish universities to Bjerringbro, where you have the opportunity to visit a number of departments which are normally not open to the public.

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The entire programme for the day is in English. If you would like to offer your students this opportunity, please get in touch with Anne Bisgaard Christensen.

Programme:

Time Activity Site
 – 10:00 Bus transport from universities
10:00 – 12:00 Site visits (see below) Kickoff at PDJA, see tour sites below.
12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunches with Grundfos staff Grundfos S1,
PDJA and N5
13:00 – 15:00 Prize ceremony (more info) Grundfos Center
15:00 – 16:00 EXPO for students Grundfos Center
16:10 – Bus transport to universities Grundfos Center
parking

The event is always open for the media and the Foundation also reserves the right to use photos and video of the visitors taken at the event: Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.

Site visit options (universities only):

Tour description Site
Sustainability in Production Processes
Sustainability is one of Grundfos’ core values: Join this site visit to see a selection of the environmental projects in energy and wastewater management. At the Energy Central you will see how Grundfos and Bjerringbro Heating Central exchange and store energy. You will also visit a wastewater treatment plant at the Øst 1 factory where you can explore various energy and water projects using Grundfos Technologies.
Øst 1
Simulation Driven Development
On this tour, we invite you into Grundfos’ otherwise secret development department. It is a unique opportunity for gaining insights into the newest engineering methods in pump design and product development. Discover how Grundfos uses the latest methods within 3D printing, simulations and tests to develop world-class pumps. You can experience everything first-hand, and your guides are the engineers and technicians who use the methods on a daily basis.
PDJA
Test and validation within Product Development
If you are interested in the quality aspects of product development, this is the tour for you. We will invite you into our test centre where you can learn about testing and validation of our new products – from the earliest concepts to the final product validation. You can experience one of Europe’s most sophisticated sound and vibration labs. Your guides will be dedicated Grundfos staff who can tell you all about their daily work and the methodologies they use.
Syd 2
Smart Factory
Join an exclusive visit to Grundfos’ Smart Factory (previously Factory of the Future). The initiative has successfully developed many digital tools and solutions from now 40 completed projects. This has resulted in 1300+ implementations across the global production with significant impact on savings, lead time and operation performance improvement.
Nord 1 (Personaleservice-entrance)
Digitalisation and Digital Solutions
Experience some of the smart pumps and solutions developed for use in a digitalised world – both in our smart and connected homes and commercial buildings and industry – as well as our visions for how digitalisation could help us solve future challenges both inside on the factory floor and outside, dealing with the effects of climate change. We will also invite you to the digital powerhouse in Grundfos, where digital solutions and services are developed and tested in an exciting new collaborative environment. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to interact with various project teams who shape the digital solutions.
Grundfos Center and Syd 1
Homegrown Electronics
Did you know that one of the world’s most advanced electronics factories lies right under your nose in Bjerringbro? Probably not. The electronic components for our intelligent pumps are made here rather than bought from an external supplier, as Grundfos has always been a company that prioritises keeping important technological skills in-house. The tour will take you through Grundfos’ state-of-the-art production floor, where the intelligent motor controls for our energy efficient pumps are made. Grundfos is aiming for full traceability of all products, and the electronics factory is a key driver of this goal. You will have a chance to meet and discuss with both technicians, developers and production staff.
Nord 2
Water Technologies – Systems and Sensors
Visit a unique place where thoughts, business opportunities and ideas within water treatment merge into real solutions. On this tour, you will be able to see and touch both Water treatment technologies, Intelligent water systems, and Live test facilities. Our engaged and interdisciplinary staff members who specify, design, build, test and validate the solutions are ready to present our running projects and explain about the activities.
Nord 8 (Jørgens Allé) and Nord 5