DENMARK: Double celebrations at Danfoss today as the 50 millionth T2 thermostatic expansion valve rolled down the production line, 50 years after the very first one was produced.
There to witness this unusual milestone at the company’s plant in Nordborg, Denmark, were 400 invited current and former employees, customers and guests.
With the T2 valve at the heart of numerous refrigeration systems across the world, Danfoss chairman, Jørgen M Clausen described it as a cornerstone in Danfoss’ history: “My father, Mads Clausen, created the first valve in 1932, and 34 years later in 1966, the T2 was born. Today is indeed a historical day where we celebrate both the anniversary of the T2 and certainly also mark a sky-high record at Danfoss: 50 million valves produced.”
President of Danfoss Cooling, Jürgen Fischer expressed his gratitude to the many people that have worked with the T2 over the past years, and claimed that the T2 is a true proof that innovative engineering leads to growth.
To mark the event, Danfoss has also produced a very interesting book charting the history of the T2 and featuring a wealth of archive material. The 92-page book, entitled The Golden Egg from Danfoss can be read online or downloaded from t2.danfoss.com.