In 1991 District Heating was launched as a separate product line at Danfoss. At that time the turnover was a modest 10,4 million EUR, the business and the products were mainly for the Scandinavian countries.The aim of the new business was to build up a new product line in order to become a global supplier of district energy components and to expand the product range. This aim was achieved through a series of acquisitions and divestments.
The first acquisition was in 1995, when Danfoss acquired Trata, and in the next few years consolidated production and development of district energy products in Slovenia.
In September 2000 IWK Regler GmbH in Stutensee, Germany was acquired.
In 2001 the Danish ball valves factory JiP in Glamsbjerg was acquired.
We saw opportunity to further develop technology to optimize functionality and improve services within district heating substations. So we have strengthened our position even more by acquiring leading and high performing manufacturers of substations and plate heat exchangers.In 2003 it was LPM with factories in Finland and Poland. And also Redan from Denmark.
In 2004, Danish substations factory Gemina Termix as well as the sales company AGH warmte − units b. v. from the Netherlands joined us.
Substation producer FWT Wärmtechnik AG from Germany joined us in 2005.While strengthening development and production in Anshan, we also established substation production in Wuqing, China the same year.
In 2006, substations factories Schmidt-Bretten Technology from Romania and Nopro Wärmesysteme GesmbH from Austria joined our family.
In 2007 German substation producer DMS Wasser-Wärmesysteme GmbH was aquired.
In 2008, Swiss substation producer Proenergie Wärmetechnik was aquired.
As of January 2010 we have changed our name from Danfoss District Heating to Danfoss District Energy to further emphasize our focus on district heating and cooling applications and solutions.
Furthermore, we are now an independent division within the Danfoss Group.
In 2013, we opened a new factory in Kamnik, Slovenia in order to strengthen our heat exchanger production.