Soesterberg/Allendorf (Eder) – In a joint statement today, the Dutch company Koelplan and the internationally active family business Viessmann announced that both are entering into a strategic partnership in the Netherlands. The aim of the partnership is to expand Koelplans’ growth in the installation and service of air conditioning, heat pump and air treatment installations. For Viessmann, headquartered in Germany, the collaboration will lead to better market access in the Netherlands and the expansion of its activities with heat pumps and cooling systems. To underline the long-term nature of this collaboration, Viessmann has taken a minority stake in Koelplan.

"We are very pleased that we have found a well-positioned partner in Koelplan. They already have 6 fully-fledged branches in the Netherlands, with which they have a strong national market position as a service provider in climate control," says Timo Tauber, managing director at Viessmann Invest, who explains thedecision.

On behalf of Koelplan, founder and CEO Remco Dusschooten said: "We are very pleased with our strategic partnership with one of the world's largest manufacturers of climate solutions, Viessmann. With the strength of Viessmann, we can grow even faster in the Dutch market and strengthen our market-leading role by expanding our range of services."

Koelplan was founded in 1995 by Remco Dusschooten. The company now employs about 75 people. In addition to a branch in Soesterberg, there are also branches in Barendrecht, Echt-Susteren, Hengelo, Hoogeveen and Zaandam. Koelplan specializes in the design and installation of sustainable climate systems in the business market in the Netherlands.

About Viessmann

Viessmann is the leading provider of climate solutions for all living spaces. The 'Integrated Viessmann Solutions Offering' enables users to seamlessly connect products and systems via digital platforms and services for climate, cooling air quality and cooling solutions. All solutions are based on renewable energy and maximum efficiency. All the activities of the family business, founded in 1917, are based on its purpose. "We create living spaces for generations to come" – that is the responsibility of the global Viessmann family with 12,750 members.