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Manufacturer signs technology deal with heat pump start-up Aira

Energy Save produces a range of monobloc and split heat pumps

SWEDEN: Swedish heat pump company ES Energy Save Holding AB claims to have signed a technology agreement with Aira, the Swedish start-up offering heat pumps on a monthly subscription.

Aira was launched earlier this month by Stockholm-based investment group Vargas as a direct-to-consumer heat pump supplier with a 55,000m2 production facility in Wroclaw, Poland, scheduled to come online next year.

The new start-up company is currently piloting in Italy offering heat pumps from German manufacturer Vaillant. Aira is also scheduled to launch in Germany and the UK in the autumn, but the company has not answered questions from the Cooling Post as to whether these businesses would also be offering Vaillant heat pumps. 

Now the Swedish company Energy Save has announced a partnership with Aira, with the initial agreement covering technology development and delivery of equipment to a value of approximately SEK20m (€1.7m)

“Energy Save has an impressive track record in terms of innovation and industrialisation, and great competence in both hardware and software. That makes them a very suitable partner for us to achieve our high ambitions by designing and manufacturing heat pumps that are smart, efficient and easy to install,” Aira’s chief product supply manager Peter Prem is quoted as saying

Referencing Aira’s announcement that it intended to supply heat pumps to five million European households within ten years, Energy Save CEO Fredrik Sävenstrand said: “With that in mind, our assessment is that this could lead to continued commercial cooperation. At this time, it is not possible to quantify the value of this future collaboration.”

Energy Save was founded in 2009 and claims to have delivered over 20 000 domestic heat pumps since then. It has also have delivered over 200 commercial heat pumps. These include air-to-water monoblocs, splits and hybrids offering cooling and heating. 

Aira has been revealed little of the types of product they will be offering but did state that the heat pump would be running on R290. All the products listed on the Energy Save website are either R32 or R410A. 

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