Company Structure

Ready for the future: the Viessmann Family Holding

We think in generations, not quarters. To ensure Viessmann has a lasting impact, we are setting the course for the future and optimizing our corporate structure in the 102nd year of our existence.

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The Four Business Areas

The Family Holding forms the framework for the activities of our business areas Climate Solutions, Refrigeration Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Investment. The first three areas are mainly focused on Viessmann’s organic growth, whereas the last area Investment is aimed at enabling inorganic growth. The purpose of the VC/O and Real Estate diversification business units is to diversify risk and complete our portfolio. Assuming social and societal responsibility - this is the goal that Viessmann is dedicated to with its foundation activities for science, culture, education and social welfare.

Business Area Climate Solutions 

All activities of our family-run company are based on our mission statement: “Creating living spaces for generations to come”. The Climate Solutions business area plays a very important role here. It unites the key functions of the previous holding company, the Heating Systems division, and the operational side of the digital activities, which are based on the core activities of the VC/O business unit. Plus, there’s also Viessmann IT Service, Shared Service, and Viessmann Logistics.

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The picture shows the Vitodens 343-F compact controller in an apartment.

Business Area Refrigeration Solutions

The business area Refrigeration Solutions combines refrigeration solutions for trade and commerce. Refrigerated cabinets, cold rooms, and their accessories are just as much a part of the range as refrigeration systems. With our customized solutions, we can meet the individual needs of our customers in the best possible way. From planning to commissioning all the way to system monitoring, complete support is a matter of course for us.
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The image shows a woman at the cold store.

Business Area Industrial Solutions 

Steam, electricity, heating and cooling – that’s what we supply to our industrial customers. Our comprehensive system solutions let us reduce your operating costs and pollutant emissions. This business area also offers everything from a single source and provides our customers with extensive support with the planning, design, and maintenance of equipment.

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The picture shows large industrial boilers from the Vitomax product range

Business Area Viessmann Investment

Our strategic investments and acquisitions aren’t just meant to branch into new markets and regions for our core business. The expansion of the range of offers reflects our aspiration to be a solution provider for the entire living space. Our Viessmann Investment business area considers itself as a "company for entrepreneurs". In concrete terms, this means the sustainable, partnership-based further development of portfolio companies with considerable entrepreneurial freedom.

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The image shows the office building of Etherma Elektrowärme.

Viessmann is evolving from a heating system manufacturer to a solution provider for the entire living space.

Max Viessmann // Co-CEO

The two diversification business units

Besides our four operational business areas, we also have two diversification business units to guarantee balanced risk diversification and ensure our financial independence. These two units are intended to create long-term prospects for our holding and help facilitate economic sustainability in Central Europe.

Diversification Business Area VC/O 

Our digital unit VC/O focuses on digital transformation, new fields of business, and smart living and brings technology into people’s living spaces – all tailored precisely to their needs. We invest in deep tech and prop tech start-ups and create digital innovations with our Company Builder WATTx. Our newly created Maschinenraum is designed to promote the sharing of knowledge: medium-sized companies can learn from each other here and benefit from Viessmann’s past experiences.

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The image shows a WATTx employee at the computer.

Diversification Business Area Real Estate 

We create living and working spaces for generations to come. This also includes the Viessmann Group’s buildings and properties that we develop and manage. We place the same high demands on the quality and design of our buildings as we do on the sustainability and energy efficiency of our products and solutions. Viessmann Real Estate ensures a balanced real estate portfolio with the long-term strategy in mind. Our many years of expertise also help us develop real estate for third parties and thereby generate additional business.

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The picture shows the Walkemühle country estate

Viessmann Foundations Activities

As a family-operated company, we are aware of our corporate social responsibility. We promote education and give people the opportunity to grow. Our social engagement efforts also focus on co-creation in the areas of living spaces, future generations, and culture. Within the scope of restructuring, we are expanding our foundation activities with extraordinary commitment.

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Executive Board and Chairman of the Viessmann Family Holding
Company Management

Our Management Teams

Personal responsibility is one of our management principles at Viessmann. We expect our managers to lead by example. Our vision is to design living spaces that are worth living in for future generations. Find out here how the management of the Viessmann Group demonstrates the values of our organisation.

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