NIBE Energy Systems’ products are manufactured in thirteen plants in various European countries and in the part-owned US company, Enertech.
All of these factories maintain a continuous focus on the potential to rationalise production and modernise their processes by optimising time, workflow and productivity and investing in automation and production equipment.
Major investments are regularly made in the plants in Markaryd (Sweden) and Kasendorf (Germany), which are the business area’s two largest, and extensive strategic investments have also been made at plants in Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Ongoing investment in our Polish, Czech and Russian units in the form of new machinery and premises is aimed at rationalising the manufacture of products for their respective domestic markets and also at segments in other markets that are subject to fierce price competition.
Manufacturing methods in the NIBE Group are evaluated continually in order to optimise production processes and reduce environmental impact. The strategy of building up a number of specialised manufacturing units, each highly skilled in its own field, has already had positive effects in terms of production control, productivity and, not least, quality.
The latest in an ongoing programme of investments in cost-effective production at the Czech subsidiary DZ Drazice, whose main office and storage premises are shown above, is a rational new facility for manufacturing large hot-water accumulator tanks.
To meet the international market’s ever greater expectations in terms of improved energy efficiency and environmentally sound, cost-effective solutions for heating and indoor comfort, NIBE Energy Systems is investing more than ever in product development. As part of our ambition to develop all-round solutions that meet every imaginable customer need with regard to hot water and a pleasant indoor climate, we are convinced that our future product range must be characterised by:
- improved efficiency and reduced energy consumption
- maximised use of renewable energy
- improved control options (remote communication/control)
- convertibility (heating in winter/cooling in summer)
- recyclability/environmental adaptation
- continual improvements in design
- better all-round economy.
Continual improvements are essential to achieve the goals we have set ourselves for the integration of innovative solutions into high-quality, eco-friendly, easy-to-use products with an appealing design.
Market requirements vary and the ambition is to meet different wishes with a basic concept that nevertheless offers the potential for market adaptations. Our two specialist R&D centres for heat pumps in Sweden and Ger-many respectively are widely regarded as world-class.
Continually reinforcing our team with highly trained engineers who possess the necessary key skills is essential for success in this respect. Despite the economic downturn of the past few years we have continued to expand our R&D resources, further consolidating our reputation for technically competitive solutions in Europe.