Energy Efficiency Business & Industry
Eric Alström, VP of Danfoss Power Solutions, proudly tells about the increasingly environmental-friendly measures and solutions the company has adopted and developed over the years.
EEBI: COULD YOU GIVE US SOME INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF DANFOSS? WHAT ARE THE FIGURES AND TRENDS OF THE COMPANY?
E. Alström: Danfoss is a family-owned Danish company, founded over 80 years ago. Today, we are still headquartered in Denmark, but we are a global company. We have over 6 billion euros of revenues. Our key markets are Germany, China and the United States and we have four business segments: Danfoss Cooling, in the market of commercial cooling solutions, Danfoss Heating, where among other things we provide heating solutions for multi-family homes and district energy, Danfoss Drives, where we manufacture electric drives to regulate the speed of motors. Lastly, Danfoss Power Solutions (DPS) for which I am responsible, which accounts for about one third of the Danfoss’ total revenue. DPS is a leader in off-highway hydraulics, electronics, software and electrification. The latter also serves the marine industry through our Danfoss Editron division. DPS does not have a head office, instead my leadership team is scattered throughout the world, close to customers and employees. The Danfoss group has over 72 plants worldwide, while DPS has 25 plants across the world.