KSB is a leading supplier of pumps, valves and related systems. These are used in a large variety of applications ranging from building services, industry and water transport to waste water treatment and power plant processes. Founded in Frankenthal, Germany, in 1871, the company has a presence on all continents with its own sales and marketing organisations, manufacturing facilities and service operations. KSB employs more than 16,000 people. The company also has 170 service centres and over 3,000 service staff to provide inspection, maintenance and repair services worldwide. The success of the company is founded on innovative technology that is the fruit of its own research and development activities. KSB’s research centres focus their efforts on hydraulics, materials technology and the automation of pumps and valves. Excellent efficiencies, energy-saving motors as well as equipment for the control and monitoring of system components ensure high overall energy efficiency.