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Dutch consumer association Announces Tzerra Plus CW3 as best boiler

26 April 2017


Tzerra Plus CW3 boiler is the best boiler in The Netherlands. The Tzerra Plus CW4 boiler was best reviewed in September 2016.

The boiler performed well in many of the categories including energy efficiency, hot water temperature and electricity consumption. Taking into account its price, the Tzerra Plus CW3 was rated as the best boiler a consumer could get for their money.

Tzerra Plus CW3 boiler is the best boiler in The Netherlands. The Tzerra Plus CW4 boiler was best reviewed in September 2016. The boiler performed well in many of the categories including energy efficiency (...)
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Bertrand Schmitt appointed new CEO of BDR Thermea Group

13 March 2017


BDR Thermea Group, the international heating products group headquartered in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, today announced the appointment of Bertrand Schmitt as their new CEO. Mr Schmitt will assume responsibilities on 18 April 2017 and will succeed Rob van Banning, who led the company successfully for a decade but unfortunately had to step down for health reasons at the end of 2016. CFO Hubert Schwein continues as acting CEO for the interim period.

“I am honored and excited to have been selected to lead BDR Thermea Group”, commented Bertrand Schmitt after the announcement. "We're delighted that Bertrand has accepted the position”, added Arthur van der Poel, Chairman of BDRTs Supervisory Board. “Bertrand has been a successful executive at Hager Group for more than 20 years and – at least as important – we believe he is a great fit to our values and culture at BDR Thermea Group. "

 

BDR Thermea Group, the international heating products group headquartered in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, today announced the appointment of Bertrand Schmitt as their new (...)

Baxi Heating receives Investors in People Award

03 January 2017


Baxi Heating has been rewarded for its efforts in developing and supporting employees across the UK and Ireland with a prestigious Investors in People Award. Baxi Heating is a residential and commercial heating and hot water manufacturer, and consists of Baxi, Potterton, Baxi Potterton Myson, Heatrae Sadia, Megaflo, Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial and Remeha.

As the only quality standard of its kind in the UK, the Investors in People scheme celebrates businesses that show dedication to the development of their workforce, through better business practices, training programmes and an approach that puts colleagues first.

Baxi Heating has been rewarded for its efforts in developing and supporting employees across the UK and Ireland with a prestigious Investors in People Award. Baxi Heating is a residential (...)

January 2017: Celebrating 150 years of Baxi

03 January 2017


When iron moulder Richard Baxendale started his own business in 1866 in Chorley, Lancashire building railway wagons, creating market-leading heating solutions was probably the last thing on his mind. In fact, it would be many years before the family business would take its first steps into the heating market.

What a great idea!

In the 1930s, most family homes were heated using one or more coal fires, with hot water provided by either a back boiler or a kitchen range. The fires were not very efficient, so John Baxendale (grandson of Baxi founder Richard) came up with an idea to improve them.

When iron moulder Richard Baxendale started his own business in 1866 in Chorley, Lancashire building railway wagons, creating market-leading heating solutions was probably the last thing on (...)

Rob Van Banning to step down as CEO of BDR Thermea Group

01 December 2016


BDR Thermea Group, an international heating products group headquartered in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer Rob van Banning will step down from that role by January 1st 2017 for health reasons.

Mr. Van Banning has been CEO since 2006. One of his major achievements was the acquisition of the Baxi Group in 2009. The combination of Remeha (Netherlands), De Dietrich (France) with Baxi (UK) then created BDR Thermea Group, for many years a European top player in the heating industry with a turnover of about € 1.7 billion.

“We regret to see Rob van Banning go”, commented Arthur van der Poel, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “Rob has played an invaluable role in the successful expansion of our company. We have enjoyed his strategic views and straight leadership style. He gained high respect within the company and the industry. We thank him for his great contribution over a full decade”.

BDR Thermea Group, an international heating products group headquartered in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer Rob van Banning will step down from (...)