BITZER marks ALDI SÜD CO2 compressor partnership


14 May 2018
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Erik Bucher presenting the model of a reciprocating compressor and a certificate to Jens Strassburg
Food retailer ALDI SÜD has  switched around 70% of its stores to systems featuring CO2 reciprocating compressors from BITZER.

ALDI SÜD began its programme of moving towards CO2 in 2006 and 1,350 stores have now been equipped with the compressors for transcritical CO2 applications.
Erik Bucher, Director of Refrigeration Sales at BITZER in Sindelfingen, presented the 100,000th CO2 compressor produced by BITZER in Schkeuditz, near Leipzig, to ALDI SÜD. He said: ‘We have maintained a long-standing partnership based on trust with ALDI SÜD. I can confidently call our customer a pioneer, as they are also partly responsible for the fact that installations with CO2 as a refrigerant are now one of the most common standards in the EU.
Jens Strassburg, Director Store Operations Management at ALDI SÜD, said: ‘We are always on the lookout for solutions that will allow us to operate our display cabinets and refrigeration systems more efficiently, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using the right refrigerant, and minimise our impact on the environment

"We have dedicated ourselves to operating with a focus on the future, even if that means we have to invest more for a certain period of time. However, energy savings ultimately serve as proof of a short amortisation period and high investment security.
"We highly value BITZER as a partner – particularly in this day and age when there are so many changes and so much is going on in refrigeration. We need a partner we can rely on with decades of experience, to ensure our operations are more sustainable in the future.''
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