Vaillant produces high-efficiency technologies at headquarters
Step by step realignment of the manufacturing network and development
International expansion of the heat pump business
The Vaillant Group is now also producing heat pumps in Remscheid in large numbers. The highly-efficient systems use energy from the environment for heating buildings and are one of the strongest growing product segments of the Vaillant Group. The new heat pump production in Remscheid is part of a step by step realignment of the manufacturing network and development activities. Within this framework the plant at the company’s headquarters is concentrating consistently on high-efficiency technologies and products whose manufacture requires great technical know-how. The official inauguration of the new heat pumps line took place on 24 March.
“The expansion of the business with heat pumps is already today one of the decisive growth areas for our family company,” emphasised Dr Carsten Voigtländer, CEO of the Vaillant Group, marking the inauguration of the new product line. “We are focusing more strongly on renewable energies. Besides our traditional core business with efficient gas-fired heating appliances, we aim in future to also take an internationally leading competitive position in the heat pump market.”
Due to a high demand, the heat pump production is already working to capacity. Currently, work is being done in three shifts and six days a week. As well as the German market, Remscheid is also delivering to Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.
Besides the realignment in the production area the Vaillant Group is strengthening its activ-ities in development in Remscheid and investing about €54 million in the site. By 2018 a new Research and Development centre will arise directly next to the factory buildings. This will form a central interface between product development and series production. The aim in Remscheid is to closely interlock the manufacture of technologically demanding prod-ucts and their development.
The Vaillant Group is an internationally operating heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology concern based in Remscheid, Germany. As one of the world's market and technology leaders, the Vaillant Group develops and produces tailor-made products, systems and provides services for domestic comfort. The product portfolio ranges from efficient heating appliances based on customary fuels to system solutions for using regenerative energy sources. In financial year 2015 the company, which has been family-owned since its founding in 1874, achieved with more than 12,000 employees sales totalling about €2.4 billion.