Bitzer subsidiary Lodam Electronics, located in Sonderborg, Denmark, was integrated into the Bitzer umbrella brand on 4 June 2019, accompanied by a change of name to Bitzer Electronics.
The brand has over 110 employees, and develops electronic control systems designed for OEMs working in the field of cooling, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The move by Bitzer is intended to anchor its electronics expertise and strengthen its market position in the long-term.
Bitzer acquired Lodam in 2007 and today, motor protection devices, IQ modules and frequency inverters from Lodam are a central part of all Bitzer compressors.
Gianni Parlanti, chief sales and marketing officer and member of the Bitzer executive board, said: “With the renaming of Lodam, we’re showing our customers worldwide that all our components come from a single source and are an excellent match with each other. Bitzer is not only a supplier of compressors, but of intelligent ones, and we develop many of these intelligent ideas for compressors together with our Danish subsidiary.”
With Lodam, Bitzer has been increasingly incorporating electronic components into its products and by changing its name, the specialist in refrigeration and air conditioning technology is integrating the subsidiary even further.
There will be no other structural changes for the Bitzer employees at the Sonderborg site. Lodam, based in Sonderborg, Denmark, was founded in October 1968 and has been part of the Bitzer Group since 2007. At that time, Lodam Electronics had 23 employees, and has now grown to over 110. The Danish specialist develops electronic control systems designed for OEMs working in the field of cooling, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Bitzer is further expanding its activities in the electronics segment by having recently formed a joint venture with automation expert Wurm.