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New markets for Yanmar natural gas systems

Yanmar’s modern cooling systems based on the use of natural gas will be available for new German markets. The Japanese leading manufacturer of innovative energy solutions announces the co-operation between their main distributor for Germany, KKU Concept, and natural gas supplier WINGAS GmbH in Germany. The cooperation agreement takes effect immediately and will initially run up to and including 2019.  

Additional potential for gas
“Natural gas is a versatile source of energy. Thanks to the collaboration with KKU Concept, we can now offer our small industrial and commercial customers better and far more substantial information on the possibilities of cooling with natural gas and so tap additional potential for gas,” states Detlef Mirsch, head of technical services at WINGAS.  

Environmentally friendly and budget-proof
“CO2 emissions can be reduced significantly thanks to efficient natural gas cooling technology. Besides, gas technology is often less expensive compared to conventional, electricity-based solutions,” adds KKU Concept’s managing director Sven Schwarze. “Working with one of Germany’s largest natural gas companies opens up new opportunities for marketing our Yanmar energy systems.”  

ASUE Award
In 2014, Yanmar and KKU Concept won the ASUE Award from the German gas industry for innovation and climate protection with their co-manufactured GHP Chiller (Gas Heat Pump). Yanmar’s gas motor-driven heat pump with integrated heat exchanger is the first compact unit in the world that can be used for simultaneous heating and cooling.  

WINGAS is 100% daughter of Gazprom and is one of Germany's biggest natural gas suppliers. The energy company is active in natural gas trading across Europe: in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the UK. Its customers include municipal utility companies, regional gas suppliers, industrial facilities and power plants.  

About KKU Concept
KKU Concept specializes in designing and distributing resource-saving heating and cooling solutions. They are Yanmar’s main distributor for Germany. With KKU Concept and its expert dealer network Yanmar obtains full coverage of the German markets, i.e. Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland.  

About Yanmar
Founded in 1912 in Japan, Yanmar is a global brand and leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and final equipment. You will find Yanmar products in a wide range of applications in marine, industrial, energy systems, agriculture and construction. Yanmar has a global workforce of over 16,700 employees and a sales and service network operating in more than 130 countries. With European headquarters in the Netherlands and sales organizations covering the whole of Europe, Russia and Africa, Yanmar Europe employs around 600 people, generating annual sales turnover of 500 million euros. For more information visit www.yanmar.com.

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