Grundfos finally withdraws from Russia
Since Grundfos announced its intention to exit Russia and Belarus last August, the pump manufacturer has searched for a way to offload its assets in the two countries.
Now, the Bjerringbro-based firm has succeeded.
Individuals from the local management of the company in Russia are poised to take over the activities in Russia and Belarus.
The new owners will acquire two companies in Russia, but won’t be allowed to use the brand name or intellectual property rights, which fully belong to Grundfos.
“Grundfos would like to thank its Russian and Belarusian colleagues for their dedication over the years, as well as its former partners and customers for the co-operation,” the company wrote.
The agreement is pending approval by the EU, Danish and Russian authorities.
Grundfos expects the deal to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023.
According to Børsen, Russia was the sixth or seventh biggest market for Grundfos.