Köb Holzheizsysteme – complete solutions with advanced technology
Limited natural gas and mineral oil reserves in a time of increasing consumption define the global energy situation. Furthermore, rising CO2 emissions are heating up the Earth's atmosphere, leading to climate change. This is forcing us to use available resources more responsibly and with greater efficiency, and to consider the wider application of renewables.
Biomass has an important role to play in this endeavour. At around 70 %, it represents the largest proportion of all renewably generated energy; in comparison to wind and solar energy is constantly available; and can be stored if necessary. Wood is an indigenous fuel which remains affordable in times of unpredictable energy prices. It is CO2 neutral and, in conjunction with sustainable forestry measures, helps to implement eco-political and economic goals.
Köb Holzheizsysteme GmbH, is a supplier of comprehensive systems for wood combustion, and is a leading manufacturer in the medium output sector (from 35 to 1250 kW). The company, based in Wolfurt in Vorarlberg, Austria, has been part of the Viessmann Group since 2007. Köb specialises in biomass systems for local and district heat supply using quality woodchips and pellets. With exports accounting for more than 80 % of total turnover, the company has an international focus, with more than 1500 systems now in operation throughout the world. Köb was founded in 1979 by Siegfried Köb and Bernhard Schäfer. The company currently employs around 110 staff.
With the PYROT rotation combustion boiler series, Köb offers the latest combustion technology for the medium output range. This is supported by a patented low particle combustion system for pellets and woodchips. This technology was awarded the Austrian Innovation Prize in 1998. A fine dust filter for the spectrum from 100 to 540 kW supplements this comprehensive range of boilers and systems.
Köb puts the perfect finishing touch to its range with a selection of smaller special boilers for logs and dual mode operation with woodchips or pellets, in the output range from 35 to 170 kW. A high level of operating convenience is ensured by the Ecotronic, a fully wired control unit for a system with up to 14 heat consumers. An advanced control unit is also available for multi boiler systems in the shape of the Mastercontrol.
Reliable charging and ash removal is guaranteed by various systems – from the pellet screw, via the hydraulic push floor, to the spring core discharge. The extensive range of accessories supplements a comprehensive system that is adapted to meet the needs of each individual customer. In this way, Köb covers the mid-range segment between the small boilers in the Vitoligno series and the output range above 1250 kW, which is filled by Mawera, another member of the Viessmann Group.
As a leading international supplier of heating technology systems, the Viessmann Group offers a comprehensive product range for all fuel types and output ranges up to 25 MW. The family company, founded in 1917, employs around 8600 staff and has a total turnover of approx. €1.7 billion. With 16 factories in Europe, Canada and China, sales organisations in 37 countries, plus 120 branch sales offices worldwide, Viessmann's orientation is decidedly international. Exports account for 60 % of turnover.
Viessmann's growth was initially self-sustaining; more recently however, its product portfolio has been complemented by various company acquisitions. The focus of these actions was the area of renewables. Alongside wood combustion specialists Köb and Mawera, heat pump manufacturer KWT, CHP supplier ESS, and innovation leader for biogas systems, BioFerm, are also part of the Group. The focus is always on innovative, efficient solutions and the guiding principle of generating heat conveniently and economically with a responsible attitude to the environment, as well as making heat available on demand. With a large number of outstanding product developments and problem-solving solutions, the companies within the Viessmann Group see themselves as technical pacemakers and trendsetters for their entire industry.
|Wood heating systems for logs, shavings, pellets and woodchips from 35 to 1250 kW.|
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