AGRAMKOW is the world-leading solution provider of sustainable solutions for manufacturers within refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps. 

With experience that spans over four decades, AGRAMKOW has paved the way to data-driven production, resulting in continuous quality and productivity improvements and better-informed decision-making for appliance manufacturers.

Interview with Søren Nielsen, CEO of AGRAMKOW Fluid Systems.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Søren Nielsen: We operate globally, building partnerships to improve quality-based performance for our customers. We provide local support everywhere our products are installed, and have support centers in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. In addition, we have an extensive network of alliance partners worldwide to ensure our customers get the support that they need.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

S.N: AGRAMKOW recently launched a solution for charging flammable refrigerants more safely and efficiently than ever before. The solution, named NO-ZONE, eliminates the need for a traditional safety zone around the flammable refrigerant charging area, without compromising safety. The solution fits perfectly into every production line without any need for rebuilding or time-consuming installations of knee walls, conveyor trays or complex ventilations. Manufacturers can better utilize their production area and at the same time minimize the energy consumption otherwise needed for ventilation and heating/cooling.

Link to NO-ZONE charging solution on our website: https://agramkow.com/products/equipment/refrigerant-charging/no-zone-charging-solution

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

S.N: Our products range from tracer gas filling, evacuation, and refrigerant charging, through leak detection and performance testing to a complete production line information system that integrate operating data. 

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

S.N: The refrigeration, A/C and the heat pump market is growing at CARG of over 6% during the forecast period of 2023-2028. The market is experiencing significant changes due to increasing integration of IoT technology, making the HVAC products more innovative and user-friendly. Strict environmental standards across the globe, such as rising requirement for natural refrigerants, is expected to be one of the key drivers for the growth of the market.

One of the most prominent growing market is the heat pump market in Europe, which has been growing steadily up to 2022, driven by increased awareness of the need to transition to more sustainable heating and cooling solutions. Since beginning of 2022 however, the market accelerated very fast driven by rising gas prices during 2022. Even if the gas prices are now back to similar level as before, the market growth is still ongoing, creating new opportunities for products and innovation in the years to come.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

S.N: The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) forecasts continuous growth for the coming years and heat pump manufacturers are investing in new production lines to meet growing demand. The total announced investment to be executed over the next 3 years, sums up to nearly 5 billion Euros, according to a summary made by EHPA. Some of the larger manufacturers are expecting to more than triple their existing factory output by investing more than 1 billion Euros in their new factories.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

S.N: AGRAMKOW offers many innovative products for leak detection, evacuation, refrigerant charging, performance testing and safety solutions that all can be connected to PLIS Smart Suite. A software solution for appliance manufacturers that can collect production data and provide detailed reports of processes that can ensure consistent product quality and increase production efficiency. 

PLIS Smart Suite is a centralized management system where manufacturers can set procedures, work instructions, and have full traceability of all products to be able to define the root cause of defects, delays, and re-works. PLIS Smart Suite helps manufacturers make better data driven decisions and is already installed on more than 700 production lines around the world, securing the quality of millions of products each year.

PLIS Smart: https://agramkow.com/products/software/plis-smart-suite

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023?

S.N: We see at large growth on the heat pump market, and we feel the growing demand and the need for manufacturers to keep up with the pace of the market. We have delivered solutions to many of the largest manufacturers in Europe and around the globe, and we expect to tenfold our heat pump business in the next 5 years as we believe that we have the right solutions for manufacturers to increase their production capacity, improve their production quality and improve the performance of their products.

AGRAMKOW Fluid Systems A/S  

Augustenborg Landevej 19 

DK-6400 Sonderborg 

Tel: +45 74 12 36 36 

Email: agramkow@agramkow.com

Web: www.agramkow.com