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01.07.2007 » Pressrelease » General
New Stiebel Eltron Factory To Pump Out Heat Pumps
With the demand for renewable energy products rapidly accelerating, Stiebel Eltron has opened a dedicated Euro10 Million heat-pump factory in Holzminden, Germany
More than 70 heat pumps will be manufactured at this new 6,000 sq metre facility, and will be available exclusively in the UK through Applied Energy Products.
Commenting for Applied Energy, Richard Scott said “This is just the first phase, the number of new renewable energy products will double in the coming months. Here in the UK the demand for heat-pumps of every kind continues to grow. This new factory is an historic moment for the company; a capacity of 40,000 units per annum will ensure we are able to satisfy the needs of all our UK customers”
The new factory created 200 new jobs in Germany, on top of the 3000 existing employees working at the Euro 417 Million heating, hot water and ventilation specialist operation.
Five new production lines will produce ground and air-source heat-pumps of every configuration, creating probably the best range in the world today. The factory itself was built with consideration for the environment - constructed to German low-energy standards – the build used the company’s own products, including a powerful heat-recovery system.
The company feels that environmental laws across Europe are responding to the twin challenges of climate change and energy security, as well as rising energy prices. Gas and Oil are finite fossil fuels that produce carbon dioxide when they burn and are set to run out. Tapping supplies of geothermal energy with heat-pumps has been recognised as a potential solution to these problems.
Stiebel Eltron have invested over Euro 10 million in their new factory because they say they see the future belongs to heating systems utilising renewable energy.
It quotes the Energy White Paper recently published in the UK which specifically mentions heat-pumps illustrating, the company believes that the British government is micro-generation friendly and that products such as heat-pumps will form one of the fundamental strands of energy policy in the coming years.
Stiebel Eltron has been developing technologies to exploit renewable energy for over 30 years and now regards itself as a world-wide player in heating, hot water and ventilation systems with heat-recovery, as well as solar thermal collectors. The product range is available from Applied Energy Products in the UK.