In July 2019, the first Bitzer condenser was manufactured in Rottenburg-Hailfingen, Germany, and was shipped to a customer.

Bitzer acquired the Alfa Laval portfolio of shell-and-tube evaporators and condensers for refrigeration applications in April 2018. Until May 2019, these products were manufactured in Alfa Laval’s factory in Alonte, Italy. Since then, production has been in the process of being transferred to the Bitzer HEXPV (heat exchangers and pressure vessels) factory in Rottenburg-Hailfingen.

Starting in 2018, the Rottenburg-Hailfingen site has been adding more production capacity and jobs for HEXPV production. The factory has already been producing Bitzer heat exchangers and pressure vessels since 1985. By the end of the year, manufacturing of the former Alfa Laval portfolio will be completely transferred to this location in southern Germany.