Vaillant celebrates production of its 1,000,000th ecoTEC boiler

4th Jan 2011

Vaillant has celebrated the production of its one millionth ecoTEC high efficiency condensing boiler for the UK market.

The one millionth boiler produced was an ecoTEC plus 831 high efficiency combination boiler, which was also recently awarded ‘Best Buy’ by the Which? consumer publication.

To celebrate the impressive milestone, Vaillant is awarding £1000 of holiday vouchers, shared equally by both the householder and the installer of the one millionth ecoTEC boiler.

As every boiler has its own unique serial number, the winner will automatically be identified when registering their Vaillant boiler guarantee either over the phone, online or by post.

Jim Moore, regional director, Vaillant Group UK and northern Europe said: “It is extremely pleasing to know that as we sell our one millionth Vaillant ecoTEC boiler in the UK, many thousands of householders are enjoying savings of over a third on their heating bills, whilst significantly reducing their carbon footprint. This is certainly an achievement worth celebrating. Vaillant’s credentials have been further supported by the recent Which? consumer survey where, in addition to receiving Best Buy status for our ecoTEC plus 831 and 824 models, consumers also gave us the highest scores for both product reliability and overall customer satisfaction.”

Commenting on the milestone, Marc Döerpinghaus, Vaillant Group’s plant director, stated: “Everyone is joining in the celebration. This is a significant milestone for our dedicated production team at Belper, many of whom have been here since the first ecoTEC boiler made its debut, so their efforts have contributed to this excellent achievement from start to finish. The Belper factory has also been acclaimed for its efficiency and innovation within manufacturing circles and recently won both the “Best Engineering Plant Award” and the “Energy & Environment Award” in the Best Factory Awards 2010.”

He added: “Vaillant has long been at the forefront of heating technology development, thanks to a commitment to on-going investment, including one million investment in air testing of every appliance as part of its stringent quality control process. It has also instigated innovative one-piece flow lines, and adopted ‘poka yoke’ principles which deploy a barcode system that only allows an operator to progress to the next stage of production once the previous operations have been fully completed.”