POLAND: The Polish heat pump supplier Klima-Therm is to build a new €94m headquarters and warehouse in Gdansk to support Poland’s broader clean energy transition.
The investment, which includes a long term loan of up to €25m from the European Bank for Reconstruction and development, will also include a production hall, R&D facility and state-of-the-art training centre.
The greenfield distribution centre being constructed within the industrial zone near Gdansk Airport. The building has been designed and is being constructed to LEED Gold standard to minimise its impacts on the environment.
Closely located to existing road infrastructure servicing the airport, the new facility will eventually be connected to the city’s planned new ring road.
One of the largest Polish distributors of HVACR equipment, Klima-Therm sells heat pumps and air conditioning solutions under its own brand Kaisai, as well as several global brands including Fujitsu as a strategic partner for Poland.
Klima-Therm, not to be confused with the UK company of the same name, consists of several affiliated enterprises specialising in manufacturing and distribution. In addition to its home market, Klima-Therm Group also operates in Scandinavia, the Baltic region, Germany and the USA.
The company reported a sales growth of over 80% last year, driven by increased interest in air-to-water heat pumps. The company saw its revenues in Poland and in key markets in Europe and North America increase considerably in 2022, taking it close to PLZ1bn (€211m) turnover.