German manufacturer relaunches as provider of integrated solutions for the entire living space; UK was a “double-digit” sales growth market in 2018.
Frankfurt, 11/03/19 – Viessmann has announced its strategic transformation from a heating technology manufacturer to a provider of integrated solutions for the entire living space. The family-owned company emphasised its role in “creating habitats” for future generations at the ISH Energy trade fair in Frankfurt, while declaring a rise in global sales of around 5 per cent in 2018, to 2.5 billion euros.
Viessmann’s new corporate strategy will see continued sustainable business growth for both itself and its installer partners through the development of climate solutions that use the right energy sources. Viessmann platforms will enable heat, cooling and ventilation products and systems to be seamlessly connected to digital services.
“By replacing existing heating systems with a modern Viessmann solution, household carbon footprint can be reduced by an average of one tonne per year. Worldwide, Viessmann is responsible for saving 500,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. With global carbon dioxide emissions of more than 37 billion tonnes, there is still a lot to be done to protect the climate. At Viessmann, we want to make our contribution,” said Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann.
In 2018, Viessmann sales were particularly strong in the home market of Germany where there was an increase of more than 6 per cent. There was double digit growth in Russia, Poland, the UK, Spain and North America.
By far the strongest product segment growth in 2018 was Viessmann’s Vitovalor fuel cell heating system, sales of which doubled to well over 2,000 units. The trend towards highly efficient heat pumps has continued, with sales increasing by around 20 per cent in this segment.
The number of employees in the Viessmann Group remained largely constant at 12,000. This reflects the sale of a Viessmann company, WESO, last year, while in total, more than 1,600 new employees were hired throughout the group.
Image – The Viessmann Executive Board, with Joachim Janssen, Max Viessmann, Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann and Dr. Ulrich Hüllmann (left to right), – a strategic shift towards a provider of integrated solutions for the complete living space at the start of ISH 2019.
Image – The Viessmann stand at ISH Energy 2019.
About Viessmann Ltd.
Viessmann Limited is part of the Viessmann Group of companies, which is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems, industrial systems and refrigeration systems. Founded in 1917, Viessmann remains a family-owned business and has over 12,000 employees.
Viessmann has 23 production divisions in 12 countries, subsidiaries and representations in 74 countries and 120 sales offices around the world. The company’s commitment to the highest standards of manufacturing has led to its systems being awarded a multitude of awards over the course of its history.
Viessmann’s comprehensive product range of domestic and commercial heating systems has an output range of 1.5 to 120,000 kW. It offers oil and gas-fired boilers, solar thermal and photovoltaics, combined heat and power modules (CHP), ground, air and water sourced heat pumps, biomass boilers and fuel cell heating systems