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BDR Thermea presents House of Innovation, cutting-edge hydrogen boiler and silent heat pump at ISH 2019, Frankfurt

11 March 2019

 BDR Thermea Group, a leading manufacturer of smart thermal comfort solutions, presents its latest innovations at the ISH 2019 trade fair in Frankfurt. A cutting-edge pure hydrogen boiler and a new silent heat pump are the highlights of the company’s exhibits at this year’s ISH – the world’s largest trade fair for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.
BDR Thermea Group is present in Germany under the brands Brötje, Remeha and SenerTec, which will be on display in a more than 2,000sqm exhibition space in Hall 12. Each brand will showcase its latest products and innovations in heat pumps, fuel cells, combined heat and power (CHP), and other smart heating solutions for commercial and residential markets. Brötje, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year, is the brand behind the silent heat pump. SenerTec is exhibiting its second generation of micro combined heat and power devices, while Remeha is showing its latest commercial solutions offering. 

In the BDR Thermea Group Energy Lounge, customers and partners from around the world will have the opportunity to see what’s new from brands Baymak, Baxi, De Dietrich and Chappée. 
Bertrand Schmitt, CEO of BDR Thermea Group, says: “We see the energy transition and digitization as opportunities to contribute to a lower-carbon future. BDR Thermea’s innovative strength enables our customers to be at the forefront of new technological developments. Today, we already offer solutions for immediate use such as heat pumps, hybrid systems, CHP and IoT-connected appliances. Our cutting-edge pure hydrogen boiler, on display at ISH, shows what the zero carbon-emission heating system of the future can be.”  

House of Innovation

BDR Thermea Group welcomes its customers at the House of Innovation, the center of the company’s ISH exhibition. It offers visitors an immersive experience of the industry’s key technologies of the future. With a focus on five themes, the group shares its view of future trends and how it will address the challenges related to the energy transition and increasing digitization. 
It will allow a glimpse into how connectivity, cloud technology and the Internet of Things are shaping the HVAC sector. This includes remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and connected room units with voice control – all designed to deliver smart value to end-users and installers.

BDR Thermea Group’s state-of-the-art pure hydrogen boiler technology offers a sustainable heating solution beyond natural gas. By producing thermal energy from pure hydrogen, the boiler is a highly efficient heating solution with zero carbon emissions. BDR Thermea Group is one of the first to trial this new technology, participating in several field tests, such as a pilot project in Rozenburg, the Netherlands. Using the unique combination of pure hydrogen from renewable energy sources and distribution via a dedicated gas grid, the boilers provide heating and hot water to homes. Power-to-gas, which involves converting electrical power into gas fuel, is one of the most important technologies in the energy transition.  

The House of Innovation is the perfect place to consider these key changes in the HVAC sector, providing an inspiring space for BDR Thermea Group to interact with its key partners, such as installers. By sharing learnings and views, the group aims to work together towards achieving a near-zero carbon footprint in the future.

About BDR Thermea Group 
Founded in 2009, BDR Thermea Group is a leading manufacturer of smart thermal comfort solutions for domestic and commercial use. The company employs more than 6,500 people and operates in more than 100 countries worldwide, with a leading position in Europe, North America, Turkey, Russia and China. The BDR Thermea Group, which realized a turnover of EUR 1.8 billion in 2018, operates under renowned international market-leading brands including De Dietrich, Baxi, Remeha, Brötje, Chappée and Baymak. The company is headquartered in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. 
For more information, see www.bdrthermea.com

 
BDR Thermea Group, a leading manufacturer of smart thermal comfort solutions, presents its latest innovations at the ISH 2019 trade fair in Frankfurt. A cutting-edge pure hydrogen boiler and a new silent heat pump are the highlights of the company’s exhibits at this year’s ISH – the world’s largest trade fair for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry.
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BDR Thermea Group expands heat pump business with acquisition of specialist Techneco

07 January 2019

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.

 

About Techneco

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.

Dutch acquisition advances BDR Thermea Group energy transition strategy

Carolina Wielinga appointed CFO of BDR Thermea Group

01 March 2018

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.

 

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 (...)
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Jeanine van der Vlist van Eurofiber wint prestigieuze Computable Award voor ‘CEO van het jaar’

03 November 2017

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.

Ingeslagen weg

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.”  

Source: https://www.eurofiber.nl/nieuws-pers/jeanine-van-der-vlist-ceo-2017/

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 (...)

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.

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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 (...)