Schüco photovoltaics business transferred to Viessmann

Customers in Germany, Italy, Benelux, and the UK

Viessmann Photovoltaik GmbH has come to an agreement with Schüco International KG to take over Schüco's photovoltaics business, subject to consent from supervisory authorities. The aim of the acquisition is to extend the product portfolio, increase its customer base and gain benefit from synergy effects. Viessmann Photovoltaik GmbH wishes to expand its business activities, especially in core European markets such as Germany, Italy, the UK and the Benelux countries.

As a company with deep roots in window and facade technology, Schüco International KG will now focus on its core expertise in this sector.

All-inclusive systems from a single source – from heat pumps to self-generated electricity usage

Viessmann Photovoltaik GmbH will continue to expand the knowledge base developed by Schüco over recent years, particularly its expertise in solar modules and supporting structures. As a subsidiary of an internationally active manufacturer – the Viessmann Group –, Viessmann Photovoltaik GmbH will be able to create synergies since it can offer access to Viessmann's comprehensive range of heating, cooling, and climate control products. Trade professionals can thus not only acquire Viessmann heat pumps and matching storage systems, but also complete photovoltaic system technology – from modules and inverters through to supporting structures. Heat pump controllers are already designed in such a way that they optimise usage of electricity generated in a PV system, thus reducing the volume of expensive electricity acquired from the public grid.

About Viessmann

The Viessmann Group is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, cooling, and climate control technology. Founded in 1917, the family business maintains a staff of approximately 11,400 employees and generates 2.1 billion Euro in annual group turnover. With 27 production divisions in 11 countries, subsidiaries and representations in 74 countries and 120 sales offices around the world, Viessmann is an internationally orientated company. 55 percent of sales are generated abroad.

Sustainability in practice

As a family-run company, Viessmann sets great store by responsible conduct with a long-term vision. Sustainability is already firmly embedded into the company’s guiding principles. For Viessmann, the practice of sustainability means reconciling cost efficiency, ecology and social responsibility throughout the entire company to enable us to meet our current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

As an environmental pioneer and technology leader in the heating industry, Viessmann has been supplying minimal emission, energy-efficient heating systems for As an environmental pioneer and technology leader in the heating industry, Viessmann has been supplying minimal emission, energy-efficient heating systems for oil and gas as well as with solar thermal systems, CHP systems, wood combustion systems and heat pumps. Many Viessmann developments are regarded as milestones in heating technology.

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About Viessmann Limited

Viessmann Limited is part of the Viessmann Group of Companies which is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems. Founded in 1917, the family business is overseen by the chairmanship of Managing Partner Dr. Martin Viessmann. The Group has annual turnover of EUR 1.89 billion and employs a staff of approximately 10,600. Viessmann’s comprehensive product range encompasses all fuel types and applications, allowing it to deliver high quality, efficient and fully integrated solutions. With an output range of 1.5 to 120,000 kW, Viessmann offers oil and gas-fired boilers, solar thermal and photovoltaics, combined heat and power modules (CHP), ground, air and water sourced heat pumps and biomass boilers.


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