A sell-out audience of around 80 of the region’s leading installers and dealers were in attendance to hear presentations in English and Arabic from Grundfos sales and technical experts. Special demonstration units were used to highlight the features and benefits of the two latest pump innovations - the groundbreaking Grundfos SCALA2 - a one-size-fits-all intelligent domestic pressure booster pump that promises ‘perfect domestic water pressure in all taps at all times’ and the Grundfos ALPHA2 – the most energy efficient domestic circulator pump currently on the market.
Following the presentations, competition got fierce, as the focus moved to Grundfos’ Installer Championship, a Middle East-wide challenge to find the top hands-on local installers.
Held over three rounds, the challenge started with the audience being invited to participate in an online quiz game, with pump-related questions specially designed by Grundfos to test contestants’ knowledge of pump technology and applications.
The four top contestants were then selected to take part in further hands-on time challenges, firstly assembling and then dismantling a Grundfos UPS pump, a popular circulator pump widely used on domestic water, cooling and hot-water systems, and then dismantling a Grundfos JPC booster, a single stage jet-pump used in domestic and garden applications.
The event, which was organised by Grundfos in conjunction with local partner Jean-Claude Yared & FILS, was rounded-off with dinner in the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, when installers and dealers had the chance to network and exchange thoughts on the latest pump innovations – and progress of the exciting challenge event with technical and sales experts from both companies.