Viessmann expands European reach

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Viessmann now owns refrigeration servicing companies Suomen Jääkylmä and FCool.

The Finnish arm of Germany-headquartered firm Viessmann has acquired compatriot firms, Suomen Jääkylmä and FCool.

They are two well-established refrigeration service companies in Finland, covering a full range of installation and maintenance services.

With the acquisitions and together with the strong local partner network Viessmann believes it has strengthened its service and turnkey solutions capabilities.

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Frank Winters, CEO of Viessmann’s Refrigeration Solutions business area, said: “Finland is one the key markets for Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions business area as with our factory in Porvoo and with Viessmann Kylmäjärjestelmät, the sales company, we have already a solid market position and close customer relationships.

“In the past 5 years, we have been growing our service and after-sales capabilities across Europe with great success. Now we take a similar step in Finland and continue our strategy implementation together with the skilled teams of Suomen Jääkylmä and FCool.”

Founded in 2008, FCool offers a full range of refrigeration solutions and services covering all areas of commercial refrigeration and cold storage construction. The company operates from Kuopio, in eastern Finland, and employs 14 refrigeration experts serving retail and industrial companies with their refrigeration solutions.

Suomen Jääkylmä provides commercial and industrial customers with installation and maintenance services for refrigeration plants and cooling equipment for ac-systems. Both small and large scale refrigeration projects are managed by 25 employees and with over 16 years of experience the company has built a solid market position in south and West Finland.

Markku Elomaa, chairman of the board of Suomen Jääkylmä, commented: “Together with Viessmann we can grow our service capabilities even further and have a reliable and strategically important partner to be able to fulfil this. Combining both companies’ offering and skills will benefit our customers as well as our employees and we can cover a wider customer base and provide full scope solutions from one source.”

While Ismo Kokkonen, MD of FCool, added: “Co-operation with Viessmann provides such excellent business opportunities and ensures customer satisfaction. FCool’s professional employees are highly motivated and looking forward to new services and projects to come.”

Viessmann Finland MD Mika Aaltonen concluded: “Together with Suomen Jääkylmä and FCool and with our existing service partner network we will have a stronger local presence in Finland. The full lifecycle services in connection to our product offering will benefit our customers and with the experienced service teams we are able develop new solutions for the good of the planet and our future generations. We are happy to have FCool and Suomen Jääkylmä teams in the Viessmann family and continue to build on their strong local competence as refrigeration experts.”

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