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Heat pump maker Yanmar buys German firm KKU

Completing the deal (left to right): Yanmar Europe president Peter Aarsen, Yanmar Energy Systems chairman and CEO Tetsuya Yamamoto, Eschenfelder KKU Group CEO Oliver Eschenfelder, Eschenfelder concept director Sven Schwarze

GERMANY: Yanmar, a Japanese manufacturer of gas engine heat pumps, has acquired German systems designer and contractor Eschenfelder KKU.

Based in Marl, 30km north of Essen, KKU has more than 85 employees working in the fields of design, installation and sales of energy system solutions. The company’s development and manufacturing capabilities are said to enable production of tailor-made solutions for complicated situations where standard solutions fall short.

The KKU premises in Marl

Yanmar Energy Systems(YES) is a group company of Yanmar and a leading force in development, production and distribution of gas engine heat pumps, chiller and cogeneration solutions for the HVAC industry worldwide

Yanmar sees the addition of KKU strengthening its capabilities to offer total HVAC solutions for its customers and further expand its activities in the European market.

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