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Donations for Ukraine: 255,000 euros for children and families.

The war in Ukraine is causing inconceivable suffering to the people. Children and families are particularly hard hit by the attacks. For this reason, the Vaillant Group held a fundraising campaign through which all employees were able to support the humanitarian aid of our long-standing partner "SOS Children's Villages worldwide".

255,000 euros for children and families in Ukraine

The employees of the Vaillant Group donated a clear six-digit amount by the end of the fundraising campaign, which the company has topped up. Overall, the Vaillant Group can thus hand over 255,000 euros to SOS Children's Villages, which provides a broad programme of aid for children and families in Ukraine. The overwhelming willingness to help within the Vaillant Group shows that the success of the Vaillant team can not only be measured in business figures.

Because every child needs a warm home

The Vaillant Group and "SOS Children's Villages worldwide" have been linked by an international partnership since 2013. The company has already supported the children's aid organization in 23 countries - with highly efficient heating technology and social projects.

Vaillant Group launches its first own afforestation project in Costa Rica

The Vaillant Group has launched its first own afforestation project, in northern Costa Rica. The project lays the foundation for capturing the company’s remaining CO₂ emissions with its own forests over the coming decades. As part of its climate strategy, the Vaillant Group will halve the CO₂ emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) generated from its business operations by 2030, while the remaining emissions have been fully offset by certificates from existing afforestation projects since 2020.

Vaillant Group: heat pumps are causing a growth spurt

The Remscheid-based heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology specialist Vaillant Group increased its sales by more than 20 per cent to €3.3 billion in the 2021 financial year. The electric heat pump business again recorded a high increase in revenue.

Slovakian President visits Vaillant Group plant in Skalica

The President of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Čaputová, visited the Vaillant Group plant in Skalica. There she got an insight into the plant's activities. The focus was on heat pump technology and its sustainable contribution to the decarbonisation of the building sector. Vaillant Group representatives Radovan Pristavok and Peter Kuba gave the President a tour of the production facility where indoor units for heat pump systems are produced. She then visited the development area. "The production site here in Skalica makes an important contribution to climate protection," so the résumé of President Čaputová.

Vaillant Group grieves for Karl-Ernst Vaillant

Karl-Ernst Vaillant, Partner of the Vaillant Group and long-serving former Managing Director, passed away on May 4, 2022, at the age of 86. With entrepreneurial farsightedness, profound technical understanding and untiring personal commitment, Karl-Ernst Vaillant very successfully and sustainably advanced the development of the family-owned company.

Solidarity with Ukraine

The Vaillant Group and its 16,000 employees in many countries around the world stand for the values of freedom, democracy, tolerance and the rule of law. We follow the war in Ukraine with deep sadness and great concern. Our thoughts and our solidarity are with our colleagues and our partners in the Ukraine, their families and the countless people affected by a war in Europe. We are in regular contact with our Ukrainian colleagues and support them and their families according to their needs. In addition, the Vaillant Group launched a donation campaign with its long-standing partner SOS Children’s Villages to help Ukrainian children and families. Since the beginning of the war, we have stopped delivering appliances to Russia and Belarus.


Klaus König to be new Managing Director Industrial of the Vaillant Group

The Vaillant GmbH Supervisory Board has appointed Klaus König as a managing director of the company with effect from 1 February 2022. He will take over the Industrial Division from Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck, who has been heading this division since 1 January 2021 on a transitional basis in addition to his function as Chairman of the Management Board of the Vaillant Group.

Vaillant Group and Remscheid Forest Cooperative develop Future Forest

The Vaillant Group and the Waldgenossenschaft Remscheid eG (Remscheid Forest Cooperative) have started a joint forest project. The aim of the cooperation is the natural afforestation of a 13 hectare area in Remscheid.

Vaillant Group Taking Care Magazine 2020 | 2021
  • Climate-neutral - An ambitious strategy for more climate protection
  • The coronavirus challenge – Making a virtue out of necessity
  • H2 for the energy transition – Heating with hydrogen
Vaillant Group further expands its position as world market leader

The Vaillant Group has further expanded its position as global market leader in central heating appliances, despite a challenging market environment. Sales revenue increased to well over €2.7 billion, 4.3 per cent above the previous year’s level. Adjusted for exchange rate effects, sales increased by 8.1 per cent compared to the previous year.

Vaillant at the ISH digital

As one of the global market and technology leaders, at this trade fair Vaillant is presenting new digital service solutions, efficient gas technologies and heat pumps for large-scale projects

Sustainbility Progress Report 2019 | 2020


#whywait: Vaillant campaign for climate protection and environmentally friendly heating technology

The core message is that there has never been a better – nor more urgent – time for property owners to choose a Vaillant heating system.

The Vaillant Group is becoming climate-neutral

In order to achieve this goal, the Remscheid-based heating technology specialist has developed an ambitious, long-term climate strategy.

Vaillant Group sustains growth with record revenue

The Vaillant Group has increased its revenue to a new record level of more than €2.6 billion. This corresponds to growth of 5 per cent compared to the 2018 financial year, and 6 per cent when adjusted for exchange rates.

Vaillant Group Taking Care Magazine 2019 | 2020

Heat pumps - With natural refrigerant

Green gas - Energy sources with a future

More vibrant than you think - Visiting SOS Children's Villages

Human rights policy statement

The Vaillant Group has published a human rights policy statement, expressing its policy of observing and strengthening human rights. This is a fundamental part of our corporate ethos.

The human rights policy statement forms part of our sustainability programme S.E.E.D.S. and applies to all employees.

Sales launch: New aroTHERM plus heat pump

After extensive field and practical tests, sales of aroTHERM plus - the first Vaillant air-to-water heat pump suitable for both new and existing buildings - will begin in April 2020. The monoblock heat pump works with a natural, particularly environmentally friendly refrigerant and can generate feed and hot water temperatures of up to 75 degrees Celsius.

New control units for more convenience – A new gateway for more control

Vaillant is extending its range of controllers. The company is presenting a wireless version of its sensoCOMFORT weather driven system controller, the new sensoHOME room temperature driven controller - in a wired and a wireless version - as well as the VR 92f wireless remote control.

Now available: ISA makes service visits more efficient

Vaillant presents its InteractiveServiceAssistant (ISA) to its trade partners, which is now available after a comprehensive pilot phase. Like a navigation system, this app guides you through installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair.

Plan air conditioning and photovoltaic systems quickly and safely

Vaillant is presenting an extended version of its planSOFT software with an integrated design tool for Vaillant air conditioning systems. planSOFT is the most frequently used free planning software for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. It combines 15 design modules for different requirements under a common user interface. With its “Quick PV design” Vaillant is offering its trade partners some additional software. It supports the quick and easy designing of photovoltaic systems.

Vaillant expands its sales support for the electrical trade

Vaillant is expanding its sales structures to provide improved support for the electrical trade. The focus is on products for electrical heating and water heating, photovoltaic systems to generate your own electricity, battery storage as well as control and communication systems. Customers will be supported by specialised Vaillant sales and system consultants.

Vaillant strengthens building energy consultants

Vaillant now specifically supports building energy consultants with training courses, com-prehensive calculation tools and consulting documents. Building energy consultants can thus recommend measures to their customers that guarantee the highest efficiency and maximum German government grant when renovating an existing building or building a new one.


Stefan Hüttemeister new Marketing Director of the Vaillant Group

As of 1 November 2019 Stefan Hüttemeister will be the new Marketing Director of the Remscheid-based heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology specialist Vaillant Group. He will be responsible for the central marketing of the company with its eight brands.

Ralph Jakobs new Managing Director Technology of the Vaillant Group

The Vaillant GmbH Supervisory Board has appointed Ralph Jakobs as a managing director of the company with effect from 1 November 2019. Ralph Jakobs will be succeeding Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck as Managing Director Technology.

Record sales thanks to heat pumps and efficiency technologies

The Vaillant Group increased its sales by 6 per cent in the 2018 financial year, reaching 2.5 billion euros. This means that the company recorded its highest revenue in history.

Taking Care Magazine 2018

Where we stand, where we want to go.

Vaillant delivers hands-on experience of heating technology at the Hanover Fair

Vaillant, the heating technology specialist from Remscheid, is working with Microsoft on the digitalisation of its heating systems. Vaillant is showcasing new developments for the Internet of Things at the Microsoft stand of the 2019 Hanover Fair.

Vaillant at the ISH 2019

As a global market and technology leader, heating technology specialist Vaillant is presenting a number of new, energy-saving and environmentally friendly products and comprehensive services at the ISH 2019 industry trade fair in Frankfurt am Main.


Sustainability report 2017

One company, eight brands, around 13,000 employees and one vision: “Taking care of a better climate.”

Vaillant Group grieves for Franz Wilhelm

Franz Wilhelm, Partner of the Vaillant Group and former long-term Managing Director, passed away on 13 September 2018 at the age of 92. As a passionate entrepreneur, he drove ahead the successful development of the family-owned company with great energy and untiring commitment.

World Cup 2018
Annual Magazine 2017

2017 was a successful year for the Vaillant Group. Read more about this in our 2017 Annual Magazine. (PDF, 7 MB)

Vaillant Group scores growth with heat pumps and digital solutions

The Vaillant Group had a successful financial year 2017. Both in sales revenues and the operat-ing result (EBIT), the Remscheid-based family-owned company topped the level of the previous year.

Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck new Chairman of the Vaillant Group Management Board

The Partners’ Board of Vaillant GmbH has appointed Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck Chairman of the company’s Management Board with effect from 1 May 2018. Until the position will be filled, Dr.-Ing. Schiedeck also remains in charge of his previous tasks as Managing Director Technology.

Change in the Vaillant Group Management Board

Dr Carsten Voigtländer, CEO of the Vaillant Group, will leave the company on 31 March 2018 after almost nine years’ work. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schiedeck, Managing Director Technology at the Vaillant Group, will take over the portfolio of Dr Voigtländer on an interim basis with effect from 1 April 2018 in addition to his current tasks.

Vaillant at SHK 2018

At SHK Essen, three new heat pump models took centre stage at the Vaillant stand. In addition to electricity, Vaillant continues to focus on gas as an energy source.


Change in the Vaillant Group Management Board

The Supervisory Board of Vaillant GmbH has appointed Dr Stefan Borchers a Managing Director of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning specialist with effect from 1 January 2018. He will take over as successor to Dr Dietmar Meister the Group-wide responsibility for the Finance and Services divisions.

World Climate Conference at the Vaillant Group

The World Climate Conference stops off at the Vaillant Group. Government officials, journalists and non-governmental organisations from three continents stopped by the company headquarters in Remscheid. An excursion programme put together for conference attendees by EnergyAgency.NRW provided an insight into various climate protection solutions, presented in a total of 36 projects across North Rhine-Westphalia.

For a better climate

Dr Jens Wichtermann, Director Corporate Communications, Sustainability & Politics of the Vaillant Group, gave a speech at the World Climate Conference in Bonn about the contribution of the company to achieving the climate goals. In his presentation, he explained both the need for efficient and sustainable heating technology for climate protection and the holistic approach of the company. The Vaillant Group sets standards in corporate responsibility with its new vision "Taking care of a better climate" and the multiple award-winning sustainability program S.E.E.D.S..

Automotive supplier Bleistahl takes over plant premises in Gelsenkirchen

The Vaillant Group production site in Gelsenkirchen has been sold to Bleistahl, a medium-sized family-run company from Wetter (Ruhr). The handover will take place in the second quarter of 2018.

Vaillant brings together start-ups and installers

Heating technology specialist Vaillant invited young company founders to present their ideas and business models focused around the continued digitalisation of the HVAC industry.

Authentic and inspiring

With genuine stories and exciting insights into our sustainability activities.

Annual Magazine 2016

2016 was a good year for the Vaillant Group. It also was a year of change and transformation. Read more about this in our 2016 Annual Magazine. (PDF, 10,4 MB)

Digital annual press conference 2017

The Vaillant Group presented its company figures for 2016 and a forecast for the first quarter of 2017 at its digital annual press conference. Further topics are a double-digit revenue increase in China, strong growth for heat pumps as well as a greater focus on digital products and services.

Vaillant opens 3D print centre

The Vaillant Group inaugurated in Remscheid a new competence centre for digital 3D printing processes. The digital print process will be employed initially in pre-series production in the building of prototypes. It forms another interface of development activities and production at the Vaillant Group headquarters in Remscheid.

New heat pump production started in Remscheid

The Vaillant Group is now also producing heat pumps in Remscheid in large numbers.

Webspecial: Vaillant at ISH 2017

Green, digital and customer-focused: these are Vaillant’s major points of emphasis at the ISH.

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