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Yanmar Announces KKU Group to join Energy Systems Division

March 11, 2019
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

From left: Yanmar Europe President, Peter Aarsen; Yanmar Energy Systems Chairman and CEO, Tetsuya Yamamoto; Eschenfelder KKU Group CEO, Oliver Eschenfelder; Eschenfelder Concept Director, Sven Schwarze

Frankfurt, Germany (March 11, 2019) - Today, Yanmar proudly announces that the Eschenfelder KKU Group has joined the Yanmar Group effective 1st April 2019. Yanmar Energy Systems Co. Ltd (YES) is a group company of Yanmar and a leading force in development, production and distribution of gas engine heat pumps, chiller and cogeneration solutions for the HVAC industry worldwide, while Eschenfelder KKU Group (KKU) specializes in the design, engineering, distribution and installation of resource-saving refrigeration, cooling and heating solutions for trade and industry. KKU Group’s development and manufacturing capabilities enable production of tailormade solutions for complicated situations where standard solutions fall short.

With both parties joining forces, Yanmar is able to strengthen its development activities to further expand tailor made solutions for its customers in Germany and the rest of Europe. By joining Yanmar, KKU ensures its timely access to new technology and sustainable solutions for its active and new customer base.
The new organization will position Yanmar to strengthening its capabilities to offer total HVAC solutions for its customers and further expand its activities in the European market. It also positions KKU to take advantage of further business expansion in the European markets by realizing Pan-European business management optimization.

“KKU bring to the table a strong customer commitment and a high level of expertise which is a great fit to our existing energy systems portfolio. With KKU, we will now be in a position to deliver a total solution value chain to our European customers.” said Yanmar Energy System CEO, Tetsuya Yamamoto.
“KKU Group is pleased to join with Yanmar in this further commitment to the European energy market. The two companies are well matched to deliver value and synergies, and we look forward to working together to deliver superior energy solutions to European customers.” said KKU President, Oliver Eschenfelder

About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, Yanmar was the first to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Then, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of its enterprise, Yanmar has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine equipment, machine tools, and components, Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.

On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar’s mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people's lives for all our tomorrows” is a testament to Yanmar's determination to provide us with “A Sustainable Future.”
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About Yanmar Energy Systems Co. Ltd.

Yanmar Energy Systems Co. ltd is part of Yanmar Group, a company founded in 1912 in Osaka Japan, and the first to introduce the compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Since then, Yanmar has been active in various business domains with a mission to provide sustainable solutions focused on our customers challenges in food production and harnessing power. Yanmar Energy Systems Co. ltd has long been involved in the development of generator and cogeneration systems and expanded the energy systems business with the launch of gas heat pumps and micro cogeneration units since 1987. With recent acquisitions YES has also strengthened its position in the power-generation market, further expanding its variety of solutions to meet the rapidly changing demands of the global energy solutions business.
For more details, please visit the official website of Yanmar Co., Ltd.,:

About Eschenfelder KKU Group

The Eschenfelder KKU Group has been a specialist in sustainable and reliable cooling and heating systems for trade and industry for more than 25 years.
The group of companies, located in Marl, Germany, has more than 85 employees working in the fields of design, installation and sales of energy system solutions. Furthermore, the group has its own manufactory for development of new, highly efficient components adapted especially to customer’s needs. Through this high level of technical competence, it is possible for KKU to present optimum solutions for each customer based on gas-driven heat pumps, natural refrigerants or conventional technologies.

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