The long-standing German companies Güntner, producer of refrigeration and air-conditioning heat exchangers, and BITZER have decided to bring their strengths in the Pacific region together. Both companies have signed an exclusive long-term distribution contract.
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The compressor specialist BITZER will exclusively market all commercial and industrial Güntner heat exchanger products in Australia and New Zealand. 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. The agreement specifies that Güntner manufactures the goods and BITZER distributes them. However, this does not change anything for customers. In order to supply the Australian market, BITZER will be opening a warehouse in Sydney.
Simon Wood, Managing Director of BITZER Australia Pty. Ltd., emphasises: ‘Both companies and their customers will benefit from the close cooperation between Güntner and BITZER. 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.’ And Güntner Group Asia Director Glen Wiles adds: ‘The cooperation of Güntner and BITZER will combine the advantages of high-quality global manufacturers and offer customers the latest technologies for refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.’ The name and service of Buffalo Trident will continue through the technology synergies between Güntner and BITZER. Buffalo Trident`s manufacturing operations at Sunshine Victoria will be shut down by the end of 2018. Güntner and BITZER are convinced that this cooperation will serve the market in a competitive and responsive way.