Some companies conduct business without strong values, but Norgren takes the opposite approach. “We take our integrity and our code of conduct very seriously,” CEO of Latin America Ricardo Rodrigues says. “We have to make sure we act with integrity [everywhere].”
Littleton, Colo.-based Norgren manufactures high-quality pneumatic and fluid controls, such as actuators, filters, regulators and lubricators, fittings and valves. Founder Carl Norgren started the company in 1927 and initially operated it from his kitchen in Denver. Now, Norgren is part of IMI, a British group of £1.7 billion turnover (2013) and more than 12,000 employees worldwide.