Heat pump fabrication in Höxter, Germany, starts production
At the end of 2022, STIEBEL ELTRON took over the former DMA mechanical engineering factory in the industrial area in Höxter, Germany - a lot has happened since then. The STIEBEL ELTRON flags have been flying outside for some time, and in the meantime, after renovation work, heat pump production has also started in the halls.
"We currently have one production line in operation; a second and third will follow," says Lars Michel, Head of Heat Pump Production. "It starts with the construction of the refrigerant circuit on the floor plate, including the pipework, followed by the tightness test in the vacuum chamber, followed by wiring and insulation of the refrigerant circuit and refrigerant charging, packaging and storage on pallets – all steps take place here in the halls."
STIEBEL ELTRON took over the site about a year ago, as there was not enough production space available in Holzminden for the high demand for heat pumps. "We have converted the existing halls and offices here in Höxter to suit our purposes. In the long term, we are planning to have around 300 employees in production here," says Michel. "For the time being, we will start on a single-shift basis with around 50 employees."