Heat pump production begins at German manufacturing site


02 January 2024

STIEBEL ELTRON’s took over the former DMA mechanical engineering factory in the industrial area of the town at the end of 2022. 

Following work to renovate the building, STIEBEL ELTRON opened the first heat pump production line this month, with a second and third set to follow. 

“With production beginning, the supply of heat pumps in the UK will only be strengthened moving into the new year.” STIEBEL ELTRON UK Managing Director Mark McManus said.  

STIEBEL ELTRON took over the factory a year ago as there was not enough production space available in its Holzminden site due to the high demand for heat pumps.  

Currently serviced by 50 employees, the plan is to grow the Höxter operations to 300 workers in the near future. 

The production line starts with construction of the refrigerant circuit on the floor plate including pipework, followed by the tightness tests in the vacuum chamber.  

Following this is the wiring and insulation of the refrigerant circuit and refrigerant charging before the finalised heat pump is packaged and stored.  

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As a result of the new production line, the company’s UK branch will be better placed to continue to provide the latest heat pump products across Britain.  

Following a £350,000 investment in a new training centre at its Bromborough headquarters and the development of a comprehensive training course, more than 600 have signed up to STIEBEL ELTRON UK’s training programme. Additionally, to ensure trainees are supported following the programme, they will provide them with a package post-training which ensures that high-quality, technical support is available to them at all times.  

Mark McManus, Managing Director, STIEBEL ELTRON UK, said: “Moving into 2024 a key ambition of ours is to further bolster the UK’s heat pump market by providing the most innovative technologies, as well as the expertise which will see them implemented effectively. 

“The new production line in Höxter will provide fantastic support in seeing us achieve this as it adds a robustness to our supply chain and increases our ability to meet demand.  

“2023 has been an incredibly strong year for the company, but 2024 is set to be even better as the company goes from strength to strength. Everyone at STIEBEL ELTRON is excited to continue the company’s great work in accelerating the adoption of heat pumps across the UK and the globe in the coming year.”