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nVent Raychem - History Timeline



From the start, Pentair has been a company driven by vision, while grounded in the practical application of the best available ideas. Many of our acquired businesses and their products have a rich history that dates back more than 150 years. Stemmed in innovation, these organizations have designed and engineered some of the most important flow management and heat solution products in the industry.

Spanning the globe and dating as far back as 1859, these product lines have been an integral part of the industrialization of many countries, helping to engineer industry operations in energy and processing - as well as establishing important infrastructure in the construction of power plants and water pipelines.

1966 - Murray Harpole, Vern Stone, Vincent Follmer, Leroy Nelson and Gary Ostrand founded Pentair Industries, Inc. The founders based the name of the company on the Greek root penta-, a reference to the five founding partners.

1968 - 1978 - With the purchase of Peavey Paper Mills, Pentair entered the paper industry.

1981 - 2004 - Pentair made its first major investment in a non-paper business, acquiring Porter-Cable, a manufacturer of portable electric power tools.

2005 - 2012 - Pentair strengthened its global presence in fast growing regions, including China, Latin America, and the Middle East.

May 1st 2018  - nVent Raychem

View Pentair's full history from 1966 to date.

nVent Raychem UK Ltd
3 Rutherford Road
Stephenson Industrial Estate
Tyne & Wear
NE37 3HX

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