Viessmann has opened a new plant for the manufacture of wall-mounted gas boilers for the Chinese market, in Pinghu, a city close to Shanghai. In addition to the 12,000 m2 factory, the company has also built a centre for the research and development of new technologies and services.
Viessmann has operated in China for 20 years and has five sales offices and hundreds of showrooms. The new site is centrally located in one of the most important commercial areas of the country, close to Viessmann’s partners, customers and many suppliers.
“We see an enormous potential in the Chinese market and have decided to expand our production capacities here,” said Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann, Chairman of the Viessmann Group, in his welcome address at the inauguration event on November 5th. “Through this newly acquired proximity (to Viessmann’s partners, customers and suppliers), we will be able to supply the market with solutions even more effectively.”
“China is one of the most important markets in the world, not only for individual heating systems but also for innovative and comfortable living,” said his son Max Viessmann, co-CEO of the Viessmann Group. “The country is a true champion of innovation, especially concerning digital applications – and is therefore also a role model for Europe. We want to make the most out of these opportunities.”
In keeping with Viessmann’s mission to create living spaces for future generations, and to symbolise a commitment to climate protection, a tree will be planted in the dry, western region of China for each of the attendees present at the inauguration ceremony.
Image – The ribbon being cut in front of the new Viessmann plant in Pinghu near Shanghai.
Image – Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann, Chairman of the Viessmann Group, at his welcoming speech.
Image – Co-CEO Max Viessmann welcomes the guests in Pinghu.
Image – Symbolic start for production in the new plant. From the left: Max Viessmann (Co-CEO Viessmann Group), Ralph Biermann (Managing Director Viessmann Heating Technology Zhejiang), Prof. Dr. Martin Viessmann (Chairman Viessmann Group), Katharina Viessmann as well as Andrej Jautze (Managing Director Sales Company China).
About Viessmann Ltd.
Viessmann develops seamless and integrated climate solutions for the entire living space, providing people with the optimum room temperature, hot water and electricity, as well as good air quality. Through digital platforms and services, Viessmann connects products and systems, ensuring the most efficient energy sources are employed. Wherever technically possible, Viessmann promotes the use of renewable sources, in all other cases fossil fuels are used to maximum efficiency. Founded in 1917, the German family-owned company attaches particular importance to responsible and long-term action. The company vision: “Creating the living space for the generations of tomorrow” is the responsibility of the 12,000-strong Viessmann family worldwide.