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1874

Establishment of Vaillant as a craft workshop for installation work. A 23 year old tailor's son declares in the newspaper in Remscheid that he has 'established himself as a coppersmith and pump manufacturer'.

1894

Patent for gas bath boiler 'closed system'. This boiler permits heating water in a hygienic way for the first time, without the combustion gases condensing into the a water. The temperature of the water can also be controlled. This is a groundbreaking innovation in the field of heating technology.

1899

Johann Vaillant adopts the 'Easter bunny in an egg' as the trademark for Vaillant. This makes him one of the pioneers in the field of branded products in the German consumer goods industry. The Vaillant bunny is today the most familiar heating technology trademark in Europe.

1905

Wall-hung version of the Vaillant gas bath boiler 'Geyser' conquers the world. There is enough space in virtually any room for the convenient hot water preperation system. An innovation which survives to the present day.

1924

Vaillant develops a central heating boiler. It was previously necessary to have an oven or fireplace in each room and this innovation allows heating of all the rooms in a house from a central location. It is now only necessary to have radiators in the rooms.

1960

Vaillant introduces another innovation onto the marketplace under the name of 'Circo-Geyser MAG-C 20'. The first wall-hung gas fired circulation water heater.

1967

The 'Combi-Geyser VCW 20' combines, for the first time, heating and hot water supply in a single unit. An innovation which the sector continues to use today. The unit also impresses with short heating times and the heat output being matched to the demand.

1978

Vaillant offers the first room-air independent wall-hung boiler with a fan. The room where the boiler is hanging no longer needs continuous positive ventilation. The oxygen required for combustion is drawn in from outside. New application technologies are possible.

1983

Introduction of the Thermoblock range with stainless steel heat-exchanger, continuous modulation (40-100%) and electronic ignition. These innovations result in longer working life, reduced consumption and comfortable operation of the equipment.

1991

Vaillant sets new standards with the introduction of the low toxcitiy Thermoblock. This is the first fully mixing atmospheric burner with water cooling in the world.

1997

Completion of the product range by solar thermal systems for heating water. An initial important step in the expansion of the range of systems based on renewable energy sources.

2001

Launch of the Vaillant Compact Unit range. The system combines the heating boiler and domestic hot water cylinder in a compact optimally-matched component group. This ensures efficient operation and simple installation.

2002

Vaillant is the first company to start a Europe wide field testing programme for fuel-cell boilers called the 'Virtual Fuel Cell Power Plant'. 10 European partners participate in the project and it has a value of 8.6 million euros.

2003

Vaillant sets the standard for remote monitoring and control of boilers, heat pumps and solar systems with the on-line communication sytem vrnetDialog. For the first time it is possible to monitor and adjust a heating system from afar.

2006

Introduction of the oil-fired condensing boiler icoVIT with optimum energy utilisation and low toxcity combustion. This generation of equipment makes oil a real alternative to gas condensing technology from the point of view of emissions.

2007

The production of their own air-water heat pumps means that Vaillant is extending the product range of systems for renewable energies. The Vaillant heat pump achieves winner status in consumer goods tests (Stiftung Warentest)

2008

The entire ecoTEC range of domestic boilers is awarded the coveted which? Best buy award

2010

Vaillant's world class research and development expertise comes to the fore as the innovative zeolite is launched.

The entire ecoTEC range of domestic boiler is awarded the coveted which? Best buy award

2012

The new generation of ecoTEC boilers was launched

The entire ecoTEC range of domestic boilers is awarded the coveted which? Best buy award

2013

Vaillant's brand new range of large output Commercial boilers is launched.

Vaillant launches the innovative aroTHERM hybrid system which automatically selects between the use of a domestic boiler and air to water heat pump to always provide cost effective heating and hot water.

2014

The entire ecoTEC range of domestic boilers is awarded the Quiet Mark approval, making them the first heating technology product to recieve the accolade.

Vaillant is also awarded the prestigious Superbrands title, joining other brands such as British Airways, Coca-Cola and Rolls Royce.

2016

Vaillant launch the ecoTEC exclusive with Green iQ technology, to deliver the highest performing and most efficient boiler on the market.

The ecoTEC exclusive is also 85% recyclable at the end of its lifetime and introduces internet connected features for control and maintenance.

2018

Vaillant invests in its brand with a £multi-million TV, radio & digital advertising campaign.

The campaign helped increase brand awareness amongst homeowners and supported Vaillant installers with growing their business.

This advert launched the updated Vaillant strapline #ComfortForYourHome.

2020

Vaillant’s most innovative heat pump product, the aroTHERM plus, is launched to the market.

Environmentally-friendly and future-proof, the aroTHERM plus has one of the lowest Global Warming Potential scores of just 3!

2020

Vaillant give their logo a refresh.

This modern version sees the famous Vaillant hare in a simpler, clearer format, whilst the brand name appears in a new typeface.

2020

Vaillant launch their #WhyWait campaign.

With a focus on climate-friendly heating solutions, the #WhyWait campaign highlights the individual impact that UK homeowners can make by installing lower carbon heating systems in their homes – whether that’s a boiler or a heat pump.

This TV ad is also the first to feature Vaillant’s innovative aroTHERM plus heat pump.

2021

Vaillant’s aroTHERM plus is winner of the Green Home Awards 2021, with a SCOP of up to 5.03 and a GWP of just 3.

2022

As the drive towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 intensifies, Vaillant join various projects to support the research and development of hydrogen.

Vaillant’s first 100% hydrogen boiler is developed in their state-of-the-art R&D centre in Germany, and there are two functional appliances running on 100% hydrogen in demonstration projects already.

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