The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Division is a leading provider of heat transfer products for all application areas – from residential construction to commercial and industrial buildings. The main brands Kermi, Arbonia, Sabiana and Prolux were supplemented in the reporting year as a result of the acquisition of the Vasco Group, and its brands Vasco, Brugman, Superia as well as Tecna S.L. The division's production sites are located in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Russia and the Netherlands. It is also served by numerous distribution sites in Europe and a global network of exclusive sales partners to enable customer proximity.
At Nestlé's Milan offices, comprising several imposing buildings, 1,000 Carisma CRC-ECM fan coils have been installed, with innovative brushless and sensorless electronic motors controlled by inverter board, designed and developed in Italy, ensuring the lowest possible noise, a room temperature that is always near the set point, and power consumption equivalent to one quarter of that of traditional appliances.
In the new building of Braun AG in Gossau (CH), 133 pieces of Ascotherm® are on display in the exhibition rooms on the ground floor and 1st floor as well as in the meeting rooms and the cafeteria of the attic. Underfloor convectors from Arbonia were used for heating and cooling. The motto of the exhibition is: Experience history and a lot of information about wood in a different way!
Since this year there has been a high school for American armed forces at the US base in Kaiserslautern (D). 850 pupils from grades 9 to 12 receive highly qualified training in the "Kaiserlautern Military Community". The Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung was responsible for the construction of the 17,200 square metre building complex. The school's structural design is outstanding: the individual learning areas and the sports and gymnastics hall open from a central auditorium with stage and gallery. More than 10,000 square metres of Kermi x-net pimpled slab were installed in the complex.
(Picture source: Dorsch Gruppe)
In 2016, the lovely Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam (NL) launched an important building project that will enable them to meet the demand for care in the future. This involves the demolition and renovation of a number of obsolete wards (3,400 m2) and a new-build project is being added (7,400 m2). Van Galen Installation Technics, appointed for mechanical engineering jobs, was responsible for the air conditioning. For this project they concluded a partnership with Brugman, opting for 350 Brugman Centric and Mini radiators.