Founded in Sweden in 1901, Flygt is the originator of the electrical submersible pump. Today Flygt customers have access to a complete range of products and solutions for moving water and wastewater, as well as advanced monitoring and control equipment to optimize performance and energy efficiency. Flygt pumps and mixers are ideal for everything from the toughest applications in wastewater, storm water, effluent, RAS and WAS, to lightly contaminated water and clean water applications. We are proud to offer customers both reliability, with our high-quality, clog-free pumps and mixers, and expertise in finding the right solution to meet their specific needs.
The Flygt brand represents a long history of pioneering development of products and solutions for handling water and wastewater.
It all started in the town of Emmaboda in southern Sweden, where Per Alfred Stenberg, a blacksmith and mold maker, established a foundry in 1901. Two decades later, in 1922, an engineer named Hilding Flygt set up a pump and fan sales company in Stockholm. A newspaper advertisement brought the two companies into contact in 1929, and resulted in Stenberg and his brother starting to manufacture Flygt pumps in Emmaboda.
The major breakthrough for the company came in 1947 when Sixten Englesson, chief engineer, invented the first submersible drainage pump. The first submersible sewage pump was unveiled in 1956. During the 1970s, the product range was expanded to include mixers and other products.