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Pentair Opens New Innovation Center to Advance Smart, Sustainable Water Solutions

a leading global water treatment company, has opened a state-of-the-art
innovation center in Apex, N.C., advancing the company’s commitment to
innovation and digital transformation in delivering smart, sustainable
water solutions for swimming pools and water treatment solutions.

“At Pentair, we are focused on developing solutions that operate more
efficiently, require less energy and water, and incorporate smart
technology to help people more easily manage the water in their home and
pool,” said Phil Rolchigo, Chief Technology Officer, Pentair. “Our team
is continuously working to deliver solutions that make it possible for
consumers to improve, move, and enjoy water. The new innovation center
in Apex is designed to enable our engineers and product development
teams to deliver new technologies and solutions that empower our
customers to make the most of life’s essential resource.”

The innovation center will primarily serve as the technology center of
expertise for Pentair’s Aquatic Systems business. The 50,000 square-foot
site includes an advanced electronics and IoT lab as well as extensive
environmental and physical testing capabilities. In addition, the center
includes both in-ground and above-ground swimming pools that bring
complete product testing and integrated pool systems testing
capabilities under one roof.

Additionally, the innovation center features flexible space that can be
configured to develop and design manufacturing cells. It will also
facilitate rapid prototyping and make extensive use of 3D printing
capabilities. Collaborative work spaces and ergonomic workstations
enable a dynamic team environment. The center also houses a training
room capable of live demonstrations and hands-on training for our
employees and dealer customers.

“Our new innovation center leverages the latest technologies allowing us
to not only develop new and innovative product solutions, but also help
develop more efficient production capabilities,” said Jerome Pedretti,
Senior Vice President, Pentair Aquatic Systems. “This, together with the
training center, provides the opportunity to work with our dealer
customers to help grow their business, and ultimately help pool owners
truly enjoy and make the most of their pool.”

The Pentair Innovation Center was developed for Pentair by Keystone
Corporation of Raleigh.

At Pentair, we believe the health of our
world depends on reliable access to clean water. We deliver a
comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes,
business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven
portfolio of solutions enables our customers to access clean, safe
water. Whether it’s improving, moving or enjoying water, we help manage
the world’s most precious resource. Smart, Sustainable, Water Solutions.
For Life.

With approximately 130 locations in 34 countries and 10,000 employees,
we believe that the future of water depends on us. Our 2017 revenue was
$2.8 billion, and we trade under the ticker symbol PNR. To learn more,
visit Pentair.com.


Pentair Contact:
Rebecca Osborn
Pentair Communications
Mobile: +1.763.203.5326
Email: [email protected]