Kampmann is a strong manufacturer in the HVAC industry. Yet it is their interaction that not only results in a unique product portfolio, but also in an unparalleled expertise in solutions for complex air conditioning systems. With entrepreneurial vision and a constant desire of innovation, Kampmann has become one of the leading companies in the HVAC industry. The family-run company with its headquarters in Lingen, Emsland, operates internationally and today adopts a leading position in various market segments. Kampmann has specialised in decentral air conditioning units.

Interview with Maciej Danielak, Export Sales Director at KAMPMANN Group.

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

Maciej Danielak: We have one target in common with our customers and partners: creating a climate to feel comfortable in. A task that teaches modesty. After all, we do our best to make sure the room occupants do not notice our presence – only then are we in the best sense of the word thin air for you. More than 1000 members of staff stand behind this demand. They work for a good climate, for innovations, for sustainability and, last but not least, for cooperation in partnership with our customers and partners.

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

M.D: We are still developing our products in the direction of low-temperature systems and with a strong emphasis on quiet operation, i.e. the acoustics of the device.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

M.D: Kampmann’s product portfolio is very large. These are products mainly for water systems for commercial, office, shop, industrial and residential buildings. Kampmann is particularly known for its very wide range of underfloor products installed along the façade.

We develop, produce and distribute high-quality and made-to-measure systems for the heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings.

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

M.D: To be honest, we are active in different markets in very different areas. It’s hard to answer in one sentence here. Perhaps it is appropriate to say that the HVAC industry is closely related to the energy sector. The topic of energy saving and the energy crisis has made the HVAC industry a very important element of the economy and we, as a manufacturer, have solutions for these current problems.

It was similar during the pandemic in which the topic of fresh and healthy air in buildings became very clear and our ventilation and filtration solutions turned out to be the solution to many current problems.

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

M.D: The construction, HVAC and energy market is currently undergoing a lot of changes. We are talking here about the resignation from gas as a heat source, about the ever-increasing requirements for energy savings. The issue of the carbon footprint, the material aspect, is another important element of changes affecting our industries.

The recent experience with COVID-19 has shown everyone how important proper ventilation of buildings and air quality are. The consequence of this is an increase in consumer awareness of the quality of the indoor environment.

A political agreement has been reached in the EU to increase the share of renewable energy in total energy consumption to 42.5% in 2030 – doubling it. And this also involves tasks for buildings. By 2030, we are also to achieve a 55% net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as part of the “Fit for 55”.

What does this mean overall for us, for Kampmann? A strong emphasis on products cooperating with low-temperature systems, EPD certificates for devices, more and more accurate selection and calculation tools. We also strongly engage in CFD simulations in projects so as to find the correct and most optimal solution for the client.

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

M.D: Here we are particularly proud of the improved Katherm HK fan coil units installed along the façade. Here, we have also supplemented the devices with versions with an electric heater, i.e. suitable for NetZero buildings.

The Powerkon LT low-temperature radiator is a response to the unprecedented increase in interest in heat pumps and building revitalization.

Ultra Allround is a heating and cooling device with a modern round design for industrial and shop buildings. This is a response to the waves of renovation of this type of facilities in Europe.

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

M.D: 2023 looks positive for us. Of course, global and political problems cause us some problems, but as a family company with central management and having all the competences at the headquarters, we are able to react very quickly and adapt to the situation. That’s why we don’t face supply problems, we quickly found new markets after losing some, we develop new products quickly in response to the ever-accelerating changes. I know that the next months and years will be full of challenges but I must honestly say that I am not afraid of them.