WINGAS and Viessmann agree partnership for the heating market
Essen/Kassel/Allendorf. In order to boost the public’s perception of natural gas as a fuel, the heating system manufacturer Viessmann and the natural gas supplier WINGAS have now agreed a sales and marketing partnership. This was announced by the two companies today at the “E-world energy and water 2017” trade fair in Essen. The collaboration between the companies will focus primarily on the heating market and initially last for two years. The aim of the partnership is to boost joint sales activities while encouraging flagship projects in the new buildings sector and joint subsidy programs to promote innovative natural gas technologies for existing buildings.
“We have to do more to highlight the potential of natural gas in the eyes of politicians and the public – especially in the context of climate protection,” explained Dr. Ludwig Möhring, Sales Director of WINGAS GmbH. “In Germany, the heating market account for around 40 percent of CO2 emissions. Efficient natural gas-based heating technologies such as modern fuel cells are a particularly good way to reduce CO2 emissions at low cost. At the same time, replacing old heating systems with efficient gas technologies is often the quickest and cheapest option in order to achieve significant reductions in CO2 while reducing individual heating costs. Unfortunately, this consumer-friendly solution for active climate protection is all too frequently ignored by politicians – to the detriment of consumers and the climate.” For a long time now, WINGAS has encouraged the use of innovative natural gas technologies in the end customer market.
“WINGAS and Viessmann are leading companies in the energy and heating market. Natural gas as an energy source is of key importance particularly in the building sector, since it is used by two out of three heat generators. As a manufacturer of innovative heating technology systems we offer highly efficient technologies for all application areas that protect the climate and reduce heating costs. Working together, we will therefore use sales synergies to also target customers in the commercial and industrial sectors,” says Dr. Frank Voßloh, Managing Director of Viessmann Deutschland GmbH. “We also, however, want to convince private customers of the future potential of the fuel for the heating market. To attract more customers, there will be financial subsidies, a wide range of contracting schemes and extended warranties, e.g. for futuristic fuel cells for the combined production of heat and electricity,” Voßloh adds.