SCHAUFLER_AcademyGERMANY: Compressor manufacturer Bitzer has officially opened its new 1500m² international training centre in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen.

The Schaufler Academy, named after the late Peter Schaufler, the company’s CEO who passed away last year, has been designed as the central training location for customers and employees from all over the world.

Based at the Bitzer factory in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen, the three-storey, 10m-tall academy is capable of  hosting several training courses at the same time – offering five rooms for teaching theory and three for practical training.

The Schaufler Academy highlights a number of sustainable energy concepts including heat pumps for heating and cooling, underground ice storage, solar thermal collectors and a block-type thermal power station.

Bitzer-foundation-opening

Christiane Schaufler-Münch, chairwoman of the administrative board of Bitzer SE and chairwoman of the the Schaufler Foundation board of trustees, unveils a photo of her late husband at today’s official opening. Assisting is Rolf Engelhardt of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

The new facility will act as a showcase for Bitzer’s latest products and also provide offices for the training staff and a company restaurant with seating for 110 employees and training course participants.