Priva and Viessmann join forces to accelerate the development of smart building and green tech solutions
29th April 2021
De Lier, Netherlands / Allendorf, Germany – Viessmann has formed a strategic partnership with Priva Group, a Netherlands-based climate and process control technology company operating in horticulture, indoor and city farming, and utility buildings such as offices, retail, hotels and hospitals.
The companies will explore opportunities for global synergies around combined tech-driven solutions that predictively adapt climate and energy to users’ needs. Customers will range from commercial building owners and operators to smart districts and cities.
To underline the long-term nature of this partnership, Viessmann has acquired a minority interest in Priva. This allows Priva to accelerate its innovative technology agenda and international growth, while remaining an independent family business. Viessmann can rapidly develop its climate solutions for commercial buildings and explore horticultural environment business opportunities.
Both companies believe that partnerships, networks and smart ecosystems are crucial in providing the range and breadth of solutions needed to address the important issues of global warming, energy transition and food security in the world.
Meiny Prins, CEO of Priva: “We are a purpose-driven company. We are proud to offer innovative and sustainable solutions, which benefit our customers and society. We feel strengthened by Viessmann’s recognition of our vision and technology. Joining forces with Viessmann is an important next step towards fulfilling our ambition. It makes us both stronger while it maintains our independence and company values. This is an unprecedented opportunity for creating a climate for growth together.”
Maximilian Viessmann, Co-CEO of Viessmann: “Our purpose is to create living spaces for generations to come: sustainable, CO2-free and clean environments for living, working and recreation. Our partnership with Priva will enable both companies to substantially expand the breadth and variety of solutions we can offer and the customers that we serve. It is a big privilege to drive digital and climate-centric solutions forward as two like-minded, strong and tech-driven family businesses.”
About Viessmann Ltd.
Viessmann is the leading provider of climate solutions for every type of living space. Through its ‘Integrated Viessmann Solutions Offering’ it enables customers to connect their products and systems seamlessly via digital platforms and services, for heating, cooling, air quality and refrigeration solutions, based on the company’s principle of renewable energy first and always maximum efficiency. All activities of the family company, founded in 1917, are based on its purpose “we create living spaces for generations to come” – this is the shared responsibility of the 12,300 global Viessmann family members.
Priva is a technology company that develops hardware, software and data-services in the field of climate control, energy saving and optimal reuse of water. With more than 500 colleagues, 16 local offices and over 450 international installation partners Priva delivers sustainable solutions and services in more than 100 countries.
With its activities in Horticulture, Building Automation and Indoor Growing, Priva wants to contribute to the cities of the future: where people can enjoy a healthy working and living environment and have access to safe and nutritious food.
Press Enquiries Viessmann
Claire Dumbreck, Propel Technology, +44 7768 773857,
Press Enquiries Priva
Anneke van der Ent, +31 174 52 26 21