Ensto Enervent – a pioneer in energy efficient air handling
Oy Combinent Ab – a small company based in Porvoo – started to manufacture air handling equipment over 30 years ago. The guiding principle from the start was to find an innovation which would guarantee a higher energy efficiency than the competitors. Already the first solution significantly reduced the use of natural resources and decreased the amount of wasted energy, which has been the founding principle of Enervent ever since. The name of the company changed from Oy Combinent Ventilation Ab to Enervent Oy Ab in 2001. The new name would represent the company more accurately; efficient air handling increases general wellbeing and the best heat recovery system in the business is a given. The company has carefully gathered a competent staff to be able to build successful products based on these principles. This flexible and positive personnel has driven the progress of the company since the beginning.
One idea per day and belief in our know-how
Air handling moved to a new era as Enervent took on the rotating heat exchanger. Enervent was the first in Finland to introduce the superior rotating heat exchanger to the air handling systems of residential buildings. The manufacturing of our own heat exchangers was a huge task which visionary entrepreneur Robert Hägg was ready to take on. There still were a lot of obstacles to overcome before the market could be taken on. The competitors didn’t look fondly at a new company who was clearly treading its own waters. We had to create our own distribution network. With the success of our rotating heat exchanger the exports of the company began to increase rapidly and the annual sales growth was head and shoulders above the trade in Finland and abroad. Thus Enervent has often been forced to move to bigger premises while expanding. On occasion it has been challenging to find top level experts, but luckily so far we have been able to add new members to our team to always push us to the next level.
Ensto Enervent will remain as a pioneer
At the end of the year 2009 Enervent was brought in as a part of Ensto to form a group focused on the energy efficiency and sustainability of heating, air handling and their control. As a technological pioneer Ensto Enervent has constantly introduced new innovative solutions that differ from the competition. This separation began by embracing energy efficiency as our leading principle. The development of our own control system for air handling equipment was a step along the same path. Currently Ensto Enervent is moving along further in the world of system integration by introducing the eAir control panel and the eAir web user interface. HP, MDX and Aqua systems are a great example of energy efficient heating and cooling to serve as a supplementary system in normal buildings or as a primary system in low energy buildings. These development projects reveal that the innovation ability of Ensto Enervent has not been stunted by its growth and new innovations will be introduced steadily in the future. In comparison to 10 000 European industrial companies Ensto Enervent’s innovation process belonged to the top 5 %, matching five of the six criteria.