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ENGIE Refrigeration strengthens position in the field of heat pumps

Refrigeration specialist has acquired the high temperature heat pump business of Hafner-Muschler, company official says

| | Jul 4, 2018 | 1:50 pm
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Lindau, Germany, 4 July 2018: ENGIE Refrigeration, has acquired the CO2 high temperature heat pump business from the insolvency assets of Hafner-Muschler Kälte- und Klimatechnik on 29 June, 2018, the former company said in a Press communiqué. This includes all patents as well as rights to all trademarks and names, the communiqué said.

According to ENGIE, the activities previously performed for Dürr Thermea GmbH at the Ottendorf-Okrilla site in Dresden comprise the construction, production, sale and servicing of CO2-based heat pumps and compressed-air refrigeration dryers. All employees will be kept on and integrated into the ENGIE Refrigeration organisation as a new branch of the company, the communiqué said.

With this acquisition, ENGIE Refrigeration is expanding its product and service portfolio in the fields of high temperature heat pumps and drying technology, with COtechnology and further strengthening its position in the field of natural refrigerants, the communiqué said. By using the R-744 refrigerant, it is possible to achieve temperatures of up to 110 degrees C. This opens up applications in the fields of heating, heat supply in communal and industrial heating networks and drying technology. The machines that have already been sold under the Thermea brand around the world will be looked after by the international ENGIE Refrigeration service network in future.

Commenting on the aquisition, Jochen Hornung, CEO, ENGIE Refrigeration, said: “The high temperature heat pumps are an excellent addition to our existing product and service portfolio. By using CO2, a natural refrigerant, we will also be creating a strong starting point for further growth – in Germany and abroad. Hafner-Mutschler’s high temperature heat pumps therefore fit perfectly into the ENGIE Refrigeration business strategy.”


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