Grundfos has broken ground on its new Americas Regional Center in Brookshire, Texas, USA.
The 45 000 sq ft facility, which is expected to be completed during spring 2021, will house company sales, operations, engineering, HR, finance and other support functions.
The building will strengthen Grundfos's proximity between important sales areas and production hubs in North and South America, while fostering creativity for applications and solutions.
“To better serve the market, the new Americas Regional Center will strengthen our proximity between important sales areas and production hubs in North and South America, while fostering creativity for innovative applications and solutions,” said Eric Boutot, Grundfos Americas vice president of regional operations.
Grundfos is aiming to achieve LEED Platinum certification for the facility.
With its sustainable green building design by PGAL, and construction by Harvey Builders, the structure will be made of locally sourced building materials verified to have been sourced in a responsible manner. Solar photovoltaic panels mounted on the roof will offset 20% or more of the building’s energy costs. A chilled water energy storage system will reduce energy consumption, and a rainwater harvesting system will support chillers and grey water use.
“Houston has been the home of Grundfos colleagues for many years, including myself, having moved here in 2018,” said Dieter Sauer, Grundfos Americas regional managing director. “The city is rapidly growing with a fast economy and large talent pool. With the new Americas Regional Center and our strong market position, we expect to attract the competencies that will keep us in front of the industry.”
The Danish company employs more than 1200 operations, sales and service staff across North America.