Excellence in cooling and heating - with high-quality and sustainable chillers and heat pumps, we at ENGIE Refrigeration have been fulfilling this claim for many years. Our goal: to pave the way for climate neutrality, sustainability and efficiency for our customers in both the cooling and heating sectors. Our comprehensive expertise and competence are now visually reflected in a new corporate visual. This combines the symbolism for cold (snowflake) and warmth (sun) in an expressive way. The split colour scheme in blue and red additionally emphasises the diversity of our product portfolio and our best practices for cold and warmth and reinforces the recognisability of our company. In future, the visual will set strong accents on all communication materials and at all touchpoints.
The fact that we are shaping the international market today in equal measure in the field of refrigeration and heating makes us proud. Because this shows all the more the enormous development ENGIE Refrigeration has undergone in recent years. The history of our company began with a clear focus on refrigeration solutions. A significant contribution to the success story in the refrigeration segment is made by our air-cooled and water-cooled QUANTUM chillers. Of these, more than 4,600 units are currently in use in a wide range of applications, of which around 3,650 are water-cooled and around 1,000 air-cooled models (as of June 2023). And not without reason: our QUANTUM Water, for example, has established itself as the most efficient water-cooled chiller series on the market.
Our SPECTRUM Water, the only water-cooled chiller with oil-free high-lift turbo compressors on the market that is ready for series production in its performance class, also hits a nerve. It meets complex requirements in the food and beverage industry as well as in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors with outstanding cooling capacities and low refrigerant outlet temperatures. Meanwhile, our air-cooled PENSUM series helps operators of office buildings, hospitals and public facilities to improve their ecological footprint. Our PENSUM SPF chillers score points for customisability and maximum efficiency. In addition, the AMONUM series with the natural refrigerant ammonia has complemented our portfolio since 2014, impressing above all with its flexibility, compactness, operational safety and reliability. The MARENUM chillers master the demanding operation on ships and round off our range in the refrigeration sector.
We have been offering the perfect complement to our existing refrigeration portfolio since 2018, when ENGIE Refrigeration took over the CO2 high-temperature heat pump segment with the thermeco2 from Hafner-Muschler Kälte- und Klimatechnik, marking another important milestone in the company's history. Since 2022, with the launch of the oil-free SPECTRUM Water large-scale heat pump, we have been supplying a highly efficient solution for successfully managing the heat transition. The QUANTUM chiller with optional heat recovery (Green Heat Recovery) additionally pays into the "Zero Carbon Transition as a Service" strategy. AMONUM also uses the principle of heat recovery and unfolds its potential particularly in the food and chemical manufacturing industries. Finally, PENSUM Air Reversible Heat provides heating and cooling with just one system - and offers high environmental friendliness at low acquisition costs.
The fact that our chillers and heat pumps are already doing impressive work individually is proven, for example, by our SPECTRUM water heat pump with its 100 per cent renewable and CO2-neutral heat supply for a neighbourhood near Bordeaux. Or our QUANTUM water chiller, which ensures the optimum temperature in a hospital in Bavaria. In combination, our cooling and heating solutions also set completely new standards. This is demonstrated, among other things, by our QUANTUM and SPECTRUM series in an extensive project that claims the cooling and heating supply for ten data centres in Germany's conurbations. In short: it pays off in more ways than one to have full command of two disciplines at once - this is what we stand for with our excellent product portfolio and our new corporate visual. And this is just the beginning: our customers can look forward to many more innovative chillers and heat pumps in the future, which will contribute to our strategic orientation.
The dairy industry is both energy-intensive and particularly demanding when it comes to cooling and heating. A solution that convinces with quality, efficiency and climate friendliness is therefore essential. How ENGIE Refrigeration manages this task for a specialist in drying and evaporating technology with a thermeco2 high-temperature heat pump and ensures sustainable dairy production in the process, Frank Glaser, Key Account Manager Industrial & Commercial Heating, reveals in an interview.
The energy and heat transition are considered to be the central challenges of our time. The use of waste heat offers tangible opportunities for numerous industries in the transition to climate neutrality. With the QUANTUM chiller with optional heat recovery (Green Heat Recovery), ENGIE Refrigeration shows environmentally friendly and economic perspectives for the reuse of heat from refrigeration processes.
20 Jahre QUANTUM, 20 Jahre starke Leistung, hervorragende Betriebssicherheit und hohe Effizienz – der Geburtstag unserer Kältemaschine bietet den perfekten Anlass, um zwei Jahrzehnte der Vorzeigeserie Revue passieren zu lassen.
Digitisation is one of the economic megatrends of our age. Most businesses are reliant on smooth-running information technology (IT) – and thus on data centres, the IT all-rounder. But how can a sensitive digital infrastructure be operated as safely, efficiently and sustainably as possible? With its QUANTUM chiller and SPECTRUM heat pump, ENGIE Refrigeration now takes care of ten local data centres belonging to a German provider – and is breaking new ground for the IT industry in the process.
Due to their environmental impact, refrigeration systems and heat pumps have faced increased scrutiny from environmental organisations, governments and the public for some time. Debate has centred on the greenhouse effect of refrigerants, not least because of planned amendments to the F-Gas Regulation, which will make it more stringent. However, the climate relevance of chillers and heat pumps can only be properly assessed with the help of an ecological balance sheet that includes the entire greenhouse effect of the systems. One popular method of holistic ecological assessment is provided by the TEWI value.
The digital transformation is opening up a wealth of new opportunities for companies. Augmented reality (AR) in particular is providing innovative momentum to Industry 4.0 and making complex processes significantly more efficient. ENGIE Refrigeration has long recognised the potential of this technology for the refrigeration and heating industry and has been working together with the global AR/VR technology leader HOLO-LIGHT since 2017 to integrate AR applications into individual work areas. Jannick Hartmann, Senior Software Sales Manager at HOLO-LIGHT, and Jörn Stiegelmeier, Head of Technology and Development at ENGIE Refrigeration, talk about the benefits of augmented reality for both employees and customers.
There are many chillers, but SPECTRUM Water only exists once. The model is unique in its performance range – this is ensured by the sophisticated product features. What precise added value does this offer to users?
The heating transition starts in buildings. This means that cities and municipalities, with their large number of buildings, play a crucial role on the path to carbon neutrality. What’s the best way to structure the energy transition and heating transition as soon as possible and as successfully as possible? Large heat pumps such as the SPECTRUM Water and thermeco2 can make an important contribution to this endeavour
Heat pumps instead of gas! At a state-of-the-art real-estate complex near the French metropolitan region of Bordeaux, a climate-neutral future is in the air, assisted by a new SPECTRUM Water from ENGIE Refrigeration. In our interview with Roman Steddin, the product manager explains why our heat pump is exactly the right choice for this project.
Anyone who has been in hospital knows that pleasant temperatures assist recovery. A clinic in Bavaria now provides such temperatures with a QUANTUM Water chiller from ENGIE Refrigeration, ensuring that the clinic runs smoothly.