10. August 2023

Zeman & Co: New heat pump plant for Windhager

Renewable energies and heat pumps are currently in hot demand, the demand has become high due to the energy turnaround and the price increases for fossil fuels. This is why heating specialist Windhager Zentralheizung GmbH is building Austria’s most modern production and development plant for heat pumps in Pinsdorf near Gmunden. With a production capacity of up to 40,000 heat pumps per year, the new location will go down as a milestone in the company’s history and make an important contribution to environmental and climate protection.

“We are proud that we were able to convince Windhager to be part of this important project for the sustainable future of Austria. Windhager and Zeman are both family-run, traditional Austrian companies and represent very similar values,” says BM DI Josef Bartlechner, Managing Director of Zeman & Co, who is delighted with the order.

In the short period from April 2023 to March 2024, the steel construction specialist Zeman & Co will build the new warehouses and production halls with a total area of around 27,000 m² as the commissioned general contractor.
The main subsections are: engineering, steel supporting structure, wooden element ceiling incl. acoustic soffit, panel facades, aluminium post-and-beam facades, aluminium portals, windows, doors, skylight domes, fire protection cladding, an extensively greened roof on the office building and much more.

Zeman Group: Everything from a single source

Zeman & Co is an Austrian company from the family-run and internationally active Zeman Group. Other companies from the broad-based and well-established group are involved as subcontractors: PEM Gesellschaft m.b.H., the hall specialist from Austria, is contracted for the façade cladding, the extensions and terminations of the façade as well as the windows. The group’s own plants Zekon Sp. z o.o. and Zeman Çelik Türkiye, which are equipped with innovative machinery from Zeman Bauelemente, produce and supply the steel structures. It should be emphasised that mainly local subcontractors were commissioned for the remaining trades. The wooden element ceilings are being erected in cooperation with Graf-Holztechnik GmbH.

Further details on the project

  • Steel supporting structure mainly made of corrugated web supports and corrugated web trusses
  • 14,000m² net wall area. 900m² glass facade and aluminium portals
  • 410m² plastic windows
  • 22,500m² net roof area hall + wooden element ceiling
  • 22,500m² perforated acoustic soffit
  • 550m² extensively greened flat roof at the office
  • 1,500 running metres of skylights
  • 350 running m. steel railings
  • 11 docking stations for trucks

You can find more information and visualisations at www.windhager.com