GERMANY: The Viessmann Group has acquired the specialist German refrigeration company KKE.
With headquarters in Kesselsdorf, Dresden, KKE employs 230 people and has a turnover of almost €40m. Founded by Lutz Straßburger und Jens-Uwe König in 1992, KKE designs, installs and maintains turnkey refrigeration systems for the food retail industry.
It currently provides 24-hour maintenance to around 1,500 retail stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Expanding its expertise in the field of refrigeration systems for the food retail industry, Viessmann sees the acquisition as another important step on the way to becoming a complete provider of refrigeration.
In addition to its headquarters in Germany, KKE has another three branch offices in Berlin, Leipzig and Parchim. In Austria, KKE has a head office in Gallneukirchen near Linz, and branches in Vienna and Graz.