Gränichen, Switzerland, 25 May 2016 – The Zehnder Group has expanded its production capacity for heat exchangers by opening a new production facility at its subsidiary Paul Wärmerückgewinnung GmbH in Reinsdorf, Germany. The new building, which has been constructed in compliance with low-energy standards, and automation technology, represent a total investment of approximately EUR 4 million.
Zehnder Group’s decision to expand the production area at Paul Wärmerückgewinnung GmbH in Reinsdorf and to invest in further automation is based on the growing demand for comfortable indoor ventilation systems. Approximately EUR 4 million have been invested in building a new production facility and further modernisation of production equipment. The building covers an area of 2,400 m2. New equipment for manufacturing enthalpy exchangers will begin production in autumn 2016.
The production facility has been constructed in compliance with low-energy standards and meets the strictest ecological criteria. “As a supplier of components for passive and low-energy houses, it is natural for us to build in an environmentally friendly way and for this reason we wanted to assure that our new building meets low-energy standards,” explained Dominik Berchtold, CEO of the Zehnder Group.
Founded in 1994 in Mülsen, Germany, Eberhard PAUL Wärmerückgewinnung Wärmetauscher is a pioneer and technology leader in the field of comfortable indoor ventilation. The successor company has been part of the Zehnder Group since 2004. In addition to central and distributed ventilation units, its product portfolio also includes numerous heat exchanger models in more than 300 variable sizes.
Following the acquisition of Canada's dPoint Technologies Inc. in December 2015, the expansion of production in Reinsdorf is another important step in the development of the indoor comfort solutions business segment. Part of the work undertaken by Paul Wärmerückgewinnung GmbH involves the processing of dPoint polymer membranes to create enthalpy recovery systems. These systems transfer both heat and moisture, significantly increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and at the same time improving indoor comfort.