Viessmann celebrated 25 years in the UK with an event held at the company’s Telford headquarters on 9 September.
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. Today, the company has 90 employees and trains approximately 2,500 installers, contractors, specifiers and architects on its products each year.
David Wagstaff, head of heat strategy at the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), Dr Martin Viessmann, chief executive officer and chairman of the Viessmann Supervisory Board, and Councillor Malcolm Smith, Mayor of Telford, joined employees, customers and other VIPs at the commemorative event in Telford, Shropshire.
Guests were able to tour an exhibition of the Viessmann technology that will heat UK homes in the next 25 years, including the Vitocal 242-S split air-source heat pump, a bivalent heat pump/boiler combination, a gas absorption heat pump and the Vitovalor 300-P domestic fuel cell.
“We are genuinely very excited about what Viessmann has to bring to heating innovation at what feels like a key time for our industry,” said Graham Russell, managing director of Viessmann. “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.”