Vaillant has determined to double its annual warmth pump manufacturing capability to round 500,000 items by opening a brand new manufacturing unit in Senica, Slovakia.

The Germany-based heating specialist mentioned the “mega manufacturing unit for electrical warmth pumps” has a ground area of 100,000 sq. meters. It’s designed to provide 300,000 warmth pumps per 12 months. The corporate didn’t say which warmth pump expertise it is going to produce on the new manufacturing unit, however its present portfolio consists of air-source and ground-source warmth pumps for residential functions.

Along with meeting traces, the brand new manufacturing unit features a coaching middle for firm associates, a customer middle, and a logistics hub. The ability will reportedly use electrical energy from 100% renewable sources and be heated by warmth pumps.

Vaillant mentioned it has invested almost €1 billion ($1.07 billion) to increase its warmth pump enterprise since 2016.

“The main focus is positioned on the upscaling manufacturing capability of the corporate’s headquarters in Remscheid in addition to manufacturing websites in France, the UK and Slovakia,” it mentioned in a press release. “On the identical time, the corporate has additionally considerably elevated its analysis and improvement sources and expanded its product portfolio within the warmth pump phase.”

The producer additionally revealed plans to speculate as much as €1 billion within the coming years to additional increase manufacturing and develop digital providers for warmth pumps, if there’s ample market demand.

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