We are Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions. The new business division GDTS bundles the Group’s expertise to develop innovative and efficient integrated system solutions for cooling, heating and ventilation of residential, commercial and industrial applications. GDTS embraces the Group’s subsidiaries in Kalamazoo (USA), Kulmbach (Germany) as well as Shenyang (China) with its renowned brands Dimplex, Riedel and Koolant Koolers and leverages more than 40 years of refrigeration experience with a global footprint in manufacturing and world-wide after-sales service network.
Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions is a new brand. It brings together what belongs together: heating and cooling expertise, employed in intelligent and maximally efficient system solutions – whether it’s for managing temperature and ventilation in buildings or precision cooling technologies and processes.
The brand belongs to the Glen Dimplex Group in Dublin, the global market leader for electric heating – a family-led, debt-free company. We wanted to find out more about the strategic background to the realignment and what the Group hopes to achieve through it. So we arranged to speak to Fergal Naughton, CEO of the Glen Dimplex Group and son of the company’s founder Martin Naughton, and Jochen Engelke, who developed and drove the plan for the creation of Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions and who leads the new division from Kulmbach in the Franconia area of Bavaria, Germany. To our delight, Fergal brought along with him his older brother Neil Naughton, who works at Fergal’s side as Deputy Chairman, guiding the Group into the future. The perfect opportunity for a family chat: about a failed business plan, the joy of starting a new venture, megatrends and great opportunities – and naturally about heating and cooling, too.
The perfect opportunity for a family chat: about a failed business plan, the joy of starting a new venture, megatrends and great opportunities – and naturally about heating and cooling, too.
We believe in systems. Because we know that the whole is always more and more than the sum of its parts, and that functional interplay is something you should be able to experience without having to understand it. That’s why we don’t just combine our engineering expertise in heating and cooling technology, we also think ahead to an integrated future, devising meaningful 360-degree solutions for our customers. We believe in simplicity. Because we know that the world is becoming more complex all the time, and that there is a real art to mastering this complexity. That’s why we develop heating and cooling solutions that point the way forward.
Radically simple: simple to select, to install, to maintain, to operate, to use. Simply versatile: the right variant for every requirement.