June 22, 2000
On June 22, 2000, Grundfos received the Danish Design Award 2000 for the Grundfos Comfort circulator pump. The jury's reason for this award:
"The Grundfos Comfort circulator for domestic and light commercial use keeps the hot-water constantly circulating to ensure that it is instantly available at every tap or outlet. Easy-to-use 24 hour timer switch and energy-saving thermostat ensure 10% reduction of water amount and 30% energy reduction. The good ecological and economic features of the pump are combined with simple, user-friendly design. Easy to install and adjust, the pump is remarkable for a sturdy and honest expression."
Danish Minister of Business and Industry, Pia Gjellerup, on behalf of Danish Design Centre, handed out the award to Grundfos Group Communications Manager, Sune Salling-Mortensen, representing the group of designers of the pump, Jens K. Schultz and Henning Kristensen from Grundfos and Henning Therkildsen from 3part Design.