APELDOORN, 7 January 2019 – BDR Thermea Group B.V., a leading smart thermal comfort solutions provider, has strengthened its position in the fast-growing heat pump market with the acquisition of Dutch specialist Techneco. Effective 1 January 2019, this is part of BDR Thermea Group’s strategy to facilitate the energy transition and reduction of carbon emissions.
“With the heat pump market, including hybrid solutions, expected to quadruple in the next decade in Europe alone, we are acting decisively to seize this opportunity. This strategically important acquisition strengthens our heat pump business, and brings a valuable addition to the BDR Thermea Group portfolio which we offer to all our customers,” says Bertrand Schmitt, CEO of BDR Thermea Group.
“Succeeding in the energy transition is one of our society’s major challenges. We provide our customers the choice of different technologies that allow them to reduce their carbon footprint while enjoying comfort in their homes, workplace and leisure facilities.”
Techneco will be part of BDR Thermea Group subsidiary Remeha, the market leader in the Netherlands.
With more than 23 years of experience in heat pump technologies, Techneco is known in the industry as a leader in heat pump innovation and development. Techneco supplies electric, gas absorption and hybrid heat pumps for residential and commercial use, both for new buildings and existing buildings or renovation. Techneco is based in Delft, the Netherlands and has a team of more than 55 heat pump specialists. For more information, see www.techneco.nl
About BDR Thermea Group
BDR Thermea Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of smart thermal comfort solutions for domestic and commercial use. The company employs more than 6,500 people and operates in more than 80 countries worldwide, with a top position in all European markets, North America, Turkey, Russia and China. BDR Thermea Group, which realized a turnover of EUR 1.7 billion in 2017, operates under renowned international market-leading trade brands including De Dietrich, Baxi, Remeha, Brötje, Chappée and Baymak. BDR Thermea Group is headquartered in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
BDR Thermea Group, the international thermal comfort solutions Group headquartered in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, today announced the appointment of Carolina Wielinga as CFO. Mrs Carolina Wielinga will join the company on 1 April 2018 and will succeed Mr Hubert Schwein who has decided to retire after a long career in the company.
Mr Schwein started his career in the De Dietrich company in France in 1981 and was appointed CFO of De Dietrich Remeha Group in 2008. He has been involved in the acquisitions and integrations that built BDR Thermea Group to a worldwide leading manufacturer of thermal comfort solutions. Mr Schwein will be leaving BDR Thermea Group on April 30, 2018.
The Supervisory Board of BDR Thermea Group has appointed Mrs Carolina Wielinga as the new CFO. Mrs Wielinga is an all-round finance executive with 24 years’ experience. She has worked for multinational companies, both corporate and family owned businesses in and outside The Netherlands in different roles, including as CFO. Her last assignment was at Rabobank as Head of Financial Restructuring & Recovery. Mrs Wielinga holds a Master in Science in Management and Organisation (drs.) and an Executive Master in External Auditing (RA).
About BDR Thermea Group:
BDR Thermea Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative thermal comfort solutions for domestic and commercial use. The company employs more than 6,500 people and has a turnover of €1.7 billion. The Group operates in more than 70 countries worldwide and has a top position in numerous key markets, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey and North America. Also, it has strong positions in the rapidly growing markets of Eastern Europe, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, and China. BDR Thermea Group is operating under many renowned international heating brands, including De Dietrich, Baxi, Remeha, Brötje, Chappée and Baymak. BDR Thermea Group is headquartered in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. For more information visit http://www.bdrthermea.com.
Maarssen, woensdag 1 november 2017. Jeanine van der Vlist, CEO van Eurofiber Nederland heeft gisteravond de prestigieuze award van CEO van het jaar in de wacht gesleept tijdens het jaarlijkse Computable gala in de Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. Door de jury werd met name gerefereerd aan het feit dat mede dankzij het waarmaken van de groeiambities van haar als CEO, Eurofiber de snelst groeiende leverancier van infrastructuur in de grootzakelijke markt voor glasvezel en glasvezel-gebaseerde netwerkdiensten is.
Van der Vlist is verantwoordelijk voor alle Nederlandse activiteiten in relatie tot markt, klanten, dienstverlening en netwerk. Met de inzet van het strategische meerjarenplan werden de ambities van 2016 overtroffen met 25 procent groei van de order intake ten opzichte van 2015. Ook het aantal locaties dat in 2016 toegevoegd werd aan het netwerk is met 17 procent gestegen. Mede dankzij de lancering van nieuwe producten, een andere aanpak voor meer klantgerichtheid en het aanbrengen van focus op vijf strategische pijlers als de ontwikkeling van een ‘premium brand experience’, slimme innovatie, people empowerment, klantcentrale processen en investering in meer kennis en expertise.
Van der Vlist: “Ik ben natuurlijk ongelofelijk trots op deze award, maar ik had hem natuurlijk nooit kunnen winnen zonder de inzet, passie en toewijding van de medewerkers van Eurofiber Nederland. Het is een bevestiging van het feit dat we de juiste weg ingeslagen zijn en dat we gewaardeerd worden. Het feit dat naast een vakjury ict-professionals, onze klanten en partners ons hebben beoordeeld op onze behaalde resultaten geeft je de erkenning en waardering waar we ons bij Eurofiber Nederland allemaal voor inzetten, een kwalitatief zeer hoogstaand fijnmazig glasvezelnetwerk voor zakelijk Nederland. Ook de komende jaren zullen we ons daar vol toewijding voor in blijven zetten.”
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.
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. "
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.
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.
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”.