The Flygt brand stands for a long history of pioneering development of products and solutions for handling water and wastewater.
It all started in the small town of Emmaboda in southern Sweden, where Per Alfred Stenberg, a blacksmith and mould maker, established a foundry in 1901. In Stockholm, Hilding Flygt, an engineer, set up a pump and fan sales company in 1922. A newspaper advertisement brought the two companies into contact with one another in 1929, and led to the Stenberg brothers beginning to produce Flygt pumps in Lindås.
Sixten Englesson, chief engineer, invented the first submersible drainage pump in 1947 and the first submersible sewage pump in 1956. During the 1970s, the product range was expanded with mixers and other products.
Flygt around the world
The inventions laid the foundation for the expansion of Flygt onto the international market. It began with a sales company set up in the Netherlands in 1954, which was soon followed by sales companies in West Germany, Canada and the USA. The expansion continued during the 1960s, when seven additional overseas companies were established.
Throughout Flygt’s history, the primary production facility has remained in Emmaboda, in the southern part of Sweden. Today’s extended production includes facilities in Sweden, USA, India, China and Argentina.
Throughout the last half century the Flygt brand has continued to lead the submersible industry, with inventions such as the first submersible drainage pump, sewage pump and mixer. Flygt continues to be the market innovator, with technologies such as non-clog N-hydraulics, flush valves, spin-out seals and advanced monitoring and control systems. Currently about 140,000 Flygt pumps are manufactured around the world every year.
By meeting customer demands for more than 100 years, Flygt has earned a world-class reputation in the market synonymous with reliability, engineering excellence and closeness to the customer.