SFA Group, parent of Saniflo U.S.A., acquires German pump manufacturer, Zehnder Pumpen GmbH

Maker of fresh-water supply and sewage and wastewater disposal pumps and pump systems now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of the France-based SFA Group.


EDISON, NJ (APRIL 9, 2019) 
— Saniflo U.S.A.® parent company, SFA Group, the worldwide leader in macerating and grinding toilets, recently announced the acquisition of Zehnder Pumpen GmbH, a renowned German manufacturer (created in 1970) of pump technology for industry, home and garden. The purchase was effective as of the first of this year.

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“With the acquisition of Zehnder Pumpen in Grünhain-Beierfeld Saxony, SFA Group strengthens its position in the worldwide growth market of sanitary technology and ideally complements its current product portfolio,” says Stéphane Harel, member of SFA Group Management Team. “We believe there are several areas of potential opportunity and synergy in acquiring Zehnder,” he continued.

The two organizations have complementary manufacturer profiles with significant synergies in terms of products. Zehnder Pumpen’s portfolio encompasses more than 1,000 pumps and pump systems for fresh-water supply and sewage and wastewater disposal within two brands: ZEHNDER and blueZPring. SFA also offers a wide range of macerators, grinders, drain-water pumps, and condensate pumps for both residential and commercial applications. Both brands are known for their robustness, durability, performance and for being low maintenance.

The acquisition provides an excellent opportunity for SFA to enhance their geographical footprint and increase sales of the SFA Group in Germany. Zehnder Pumpen too will benefit from leveraging SFA’s 25 subsidiaries and 60 distributors worldwide to rapidly grow its product sales.

Zehnder Pumpen will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of SFA Group but will remain a separate legal entity with its own brand. Employees will experience no significant change, as Zehnder Pumps will continue to exist as an independent Business Unit within SFA Group.

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SFA SANIFLO U.S.A. — whose parent company originated macerating plumbing technology — offers a complete line of waste and drainage pumping systems for residential and commercial applications. Saniflo developed its innovative, “above-floor plumbing” technology more than a half-century ago and has led its commercialization worldwide. Today, the company markets macerating technology through 22 subsidiaries in 50 countries and has sold more than six million units worldwide since 1958. Saniflo markets through independent sales agents throughout North America, and the product line is currently available at distributor and dealer locations throughout the continent.

SFA GROUP — For more than 60 years, SFA (French Society of Sanitation) has pursued the goal of offering individual and collective waste water disposal solutions. Inventors of the renowned SANIBROYEUR® product line, the French SFA Group is today one of the world’s leading suppliers of sanitary and sewage technology.

ZEHNDER PUMPEN — Established in 1970, Zehnder Pumpen has shaped the development of pump technology for house and garden applications as well as for the industrial and waste water sectors. From submersible pumps and garden pumps to sewage and excrement lifting units as well as domestic pressure pumps and waterworks, Zehnder offers all kinds of pump systems to sanitary wholesalers, the pump specialist trade and professional plumbers as a complete and compact package, including all accessories.



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