The German, family-owned Viessmann Group opened its UK office in 1989, when a handful of staff was tasked with building a market for Viessmann cold rooms, freezers and commercial boilers. 25 years olater the company’s reputation is firmly established as a manufacturer of high quality domestic and commercial boilers and renewable heating systems and a leader in the development of future technologies.
Viessmann has marked 25 years of operations in the UK with a celebratory event at its UK headquarters in Telford, Shropshire on 9 September.
Today, the company has 90 employees and trains approximately 2,500 installers, contractors, specifiers and architects on its products each year. The Viessmann range offers oil and gas-fired boilers, solar thermal and photovoltaics, combined heat and power modules (CHP), ground, air and water sourced heat pumps and biomass boilers.
David Wagstaff, head of heat strategy at the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), ceo and chairman of the Viessmann supervisory board, Prof Dr Martin Viessmann and councillor Malcolm Smith, the Mayor for Telford & Wrekin joined employees, customers and other VIPs at the commemorative event at Hortonwood.
Guests were able to tour an exhibition of the Viessmann technology that will heat UK homes in the next 25 years, including the award-winning Vitocal 242-S split air source heat pump, a bivalent heat pump/boiler combination, an innovative gas adsorbtion heat pump and the ground breaking Vitovalor 300-P domestic fuel cell.
Md of Viessmann, Graham Russell, said: “We are genuinely very excited about what Viessmann has to bring to heating innovation at what feels like a key time for our industry. Over the next 25 years, Viessmann will continue to be at the forefront of the transition from boilers, to hybrids, to heat pumps, to micro CHP and to fuel cells.”