The Viessmann Group is one of the leading international manufacturers of systems for heating, industrial energy and cooling.
A family enterprise, the Viessmann group was founded in 1917 and today has 12,000 employees and a group turnover of € 2.5 billion Euros. The group is proud to be a global leader in innovative heating, industrial energy and cooling systems.
With 23 production companies in 12 countries, distribution companies and representative offices in 74 countries and 120 sales offices throughout the world, Viessmann is truly international in its orientation. A total of 54 percent of turnover is generated abroad.
We opened our UK office in 1989. Today, from our Telford headquarters, we offer tailor-made systems for domestic, commercial and industrial heating, cooling, power and air conditioning.
We also train approximately 2,500 installers, contractors, specifiers and architects on our products each year across the UK.
Anniversaries often end up being history showcases, but we’re celebrating 100 years of Viessmann and Viessmann has always been a forward-looking company. Enthusiasm for innovation is built into our DNA, and so is responsibility towards the next generation and the certainty that we can only satisfy a basic human need – the need for well-being – in partnership with our employees and business associates.
Embarking on a new century is always a milestone that heralds new technologies and new approaches. We look forward to a future filled with new ideas and emotional moments together. After all, it isn’t every day you turn 100.
As a family business, Viessmann takes the long view and places great value on acting responsibly; sustainability is firmly enshrined in the company's principles. For Viessmann, sustainability in action means striking a balance between economy, ecology and social responsibility throughout the company; meeting current needs without compromising the quality of life of future generations.
As an environmental pioneer and technological trailblazer for the heating sector, Viessmann has spent decades supplying exceptionally clean and energy efficient heating systems for oil and gas, along with solar and wood combustion systems, as well as heat pumps. Many of our developments are recognised as heating equipment milestones.
Viessmann's comprehensive range offers individual solutions and efficient systems with outputs from 1.5 to 120,000 kilowatts, for all application areas and fuel types. These include wall mounted condensing boilers from 1.9 to 150 kW and floorstanding condensing systems from 1.9 to 6000 kW, as well as combined heat and power units (CHP units) from 1.0 to 530 kWel or from 5.3 to 660 kWth. The CHP units are designed for operation with natural or bio natural gas and are available in conjunction with a bio natural gas supply contract.
The range of renewable energy systems comprises solar thermal systems with flat-plate and vacuum tube collectors to heat domestic hot water and to provide backup for central heating and solar cooling. Furthermore, the range includes special boilers and combustion equipment from 4 kW to 50 MW for logs, woodchips and pellets, heat pumps from 1.7 to 2000 kW that exploit heat from the ground or ambient air, and PV systems.
For local heating networks and bioenergy villages, Viessmann offers everything from one source – from initial feasibility studies and detailed engineering, as well as the delivery of all required components such as biogas plants, heat sources, CHP units, geothermal pipework and residential transfer stations, right through to construction and commissioning.
With a comprehensive range of products including temperature controlled rooms, high performance coldrooms and refrigeration units, refrigeration solutions for food retailing, as well as accessories and services, the Viessmann Group has the area of refrigeration technology covered.
As part of its comprehensive range, Viessmann also offers a wide selection of tailor made services. These services include courses run by the Viessmann Academy, which provides a comprehensive training and further development programme for heating contractors, design engineers, architects, property developers, flue gas inspectors and technical education facilities, as well as its own employees. This enables the company to meet the ever increasing need for advanced training among its trade partners, arising from the structural changes in the heating equipment sector. These changes are a result of the move towards efficiency technologies and sustainable energy systems and the associated expansion of the technological spectrum. World-wide, 92,000 specialists attend the training events provided by the Viessmann Academy every year.
The Viessmann range of services also includes assistance given by its Technical Service department, a demand-oriented range of software, support through advertising and sales promotions, as well as a user friendly information and ordering system available 24/7 via the internet.
Prominent energy and climate experts regularly attend energy and specialised forums at the Viessmann Academy to discuss issues and share experiences. Since the first event in 2008, around 2500 trade partners – heating contractors as well as design engineers, architects and engineers – have taken part. This shows there is a real need for factual information and explanation in the context of policy and technology.
At the events, renowned experts from politics, science and the heating technology industry share their opinions, put forward possible solutions and hold Q&A sessions.
Viessmann is committed to fulfilling its environmental and social responsibilities. In accordance with this company principle, the company supports the sciences, arts, culture and society. To subsidise projects in Germany and at an international level, six-figure donations are made every year.
The Viessmann Allendorf Foundation was established in order to put these diverse commitments into a uniform framework and to secure their future continuity. In August 2010, Dr Walter Lübcke, chief executive of the administrative district where Viessmann has its head office, passed the deed of foundation on to Dr Martin Viessmann.
The commercial airfield at Allendorf (Eder) was created in 1966 and completely updated and extended in 2005. Today it meets all requirements of an advanced business airport. It also serves as a base for the Ederbergland Aviation Club, which uses it for youth activities in particular.