Trane Technologies unveils state-of-the-art customer innovation center for sustainable heating and cooling solutions


Trane Technologies, a global climate innovator, held the grand opening of its new Innovation Center in Oberhausen, Germany. Spanning an impressive 14,000 square meters, the center showcases the diverse range of efficient and sustainable Trane® heating and cooling solutions for industrial and commercial buildings. It also serves as Trane Technologies’ Center of Excellence (CoE) for Electrification. The CoE focuses on developing environmentally friendly electric drive solutions and components for transport refrigeration units, with its own testing laboratory onsite. Many of these solutions have already been implemented in Thermo King electric solutions, like the AxlePower kinetic energy recovery system.

The facility features a modern rental hub which will expand on Trane Germany’s capabilities to offer short-term and long-term rental solutions for heating, cooling and cold storage. The center also hosts state-of-the-art equipment which allows for units to be tested and maintained on-site.

The heating and cooling needs of the Oberhausen facility itself are met by an innovative thermal management system which completely eliminates the need for fossil fuels. This system features a Trane® Sintesis Balance CMAF multi-pipe system and a Sintesis Advantage a CXAF air/water heat pump. The Trane controls and building management system allow for the complete integration of heating and cooling plants, serving the offices, rental hub and testing facilities.

Mayor of Oberhausen, Daniel Schranz, General Manager at Oberhausen Economic and Tourism Development Agency, Dr. Andreas Henseler, joined Marco Henning, General Manager Trane Germany, alongside customers and Trane Technologies leaders and employees for a morning of speeches, a ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of the impressive facilities.

“This new Innovation Center in Oberhausen represents a significant milestone for Trane Technologies and reinforces our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our customers,” said Claudio Zanframundo, president of Thermo King EMEA. “Given the ongoing increased demand for our products for sustainable buildings and transport refrigeration, and the accessible location of Oberhausen, it was an easy decision to position the facility here. We are excited to showcase our cutting-edge technology and solutions that contribute to a more efficient and better tomorrow.”

Daniel Schranz, Mayor of Oberhausen highlighted the city’s appeal as a business hub and the positive impact of Trane Technologies’ investment, stating, “Oberhausen’s thriving job market and high quality of life make it an attractive destination for professionals. This innovative center, along with the training facility on-site, will contribute to the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills in our community, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.”

Some of the innovations showcased at the event:

– Trane® CMAF Multi-pipe Thermal Management System
– Thermo King AxlePower
– Trane Rental Cold Storage