The company that is Grindex today was founded in 1940 by engineers Kristensson and Grähs, who named the company after themselves. It was located in Ulvsunda, north-west of Stockholm. The first product line consisted of ignition mechanics for the Swedish navy. After WWII ended, production was refocused to brakes for carts and wagons.

In the mid 1940s the company developed a grinding machine for workshops. This paved the way for the next breakthough invention, a rock drill grinding machine called the Grindex Rockmaster. This machine first established Grindex’s presence in the construction and mining industries, and is the foundation for today’s Grindex.

When Börje Kristensson was out selling the grinding machine, he came across a new product on the market, a submersible drainage pump. The submersible pump concept was revolutionary. However, there were some drawbacks with the pumps at that time; they were heavy and could not run dry. Kristensson listened to the pump users, then set about developing a lightweight pump that could run dry, thanks to the patented air valve.


In a press release dated January 2008 Grindex explains about the comprehensive restructering that was started 2007 and culminates later in 2008. Center point of the restructering is the launch of a range of pumps that are the succesors to the Proline models. The new pumps combine the best you have come to expect from Grindex (built-in motor protection using the SMART, ease of installation) with a revolutionary new hydraulic design that dramatically reduces performance drop due to long time wear.

Today Grindex aims to reinforce its position as a global leader in submersible pumps for demanding applications such as construction, mining and heavy industry. Our products are exported all around the world. To reach the world’s markets we have more than 50 global distributors.




From basic to complex, we specialize in sustainable solutions for unwanted water in the industry. We understand the daily challenges you face, including industry regulations and environmental pressures. Because we manufacture everything we offer, we provide a wide range of reliable, high quality products manufactured in a safe

and sustainable environment. Whether it’s about water reuse or dispensing. Our holistic approach – from design to installation, maintenance and service – enables you to better control your business. All while using water in a responsible, efficient and sustainable manner.
And you? You just plug and pump!

  • Just plug and pump
  • Grindex smart App
  • Speedy check-ups
  • Installation and start up
  • Monitoring & Control
  • Repair & Maintenance