Compressor specialist Bitzer and heat exchanger producer Güntner have signed a long-term distribution contract. Bitzer will exclusively market all commercial and industrial Güntner heat exchanger products in Australia and New Zealand.
The agreement specifies that Güntner will manufacture the goods and Bitzer will distribute them. The company stresses, however, that nothing will change for customers. Products from the commercial refrigeration segment will continue to be marketed under Bitzer’s Buffalo Trident brand; those from the industrial refrigeration segment under the Güntner brand. To supply the Australian market, Bitzer will be opening a warehouse in Sydney.
“Both companies and their customers will benefit from the close cooperation,” says Bitzer managing director Simon Wood. “The fact that an expanded product range is now available means we can offer the right solution for every heat exchanger, refrigeration and air-conditioning application.”
“The cooperation of Güntner and Bitzer will combine the advantages of high-quality global manufacturers,” adds Güntner Group Asia director Glen Wiles, “and offer customers the latest technologies for refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.”
Buffalo Trident’s manufacturing operations at Sunshine Victoria will be shut down by the end of 2018.