WOLF building outdoor

Who we are

What we do and why we do it.

With nine subsidiaries and 60 sales partners worldwide, our roots may be in Mainburg, but we have an international presence. We support design engineers, installers and end customers through the entire process of designing and coordinating components for heating and air handling systems. In a nut shell: we create optimum indoor environments for premises ranging from detached houses and apartment blocks right through to office buildings and industrial plants.

01. What drives us

Our solutions help people attain the convenience and comfort they desire.

 

WOLF is passionate about creating quality of life. Our focus is on the people we serve and on preserving the environment. We satisfy a fundamental desire for comfort and well-being while complying with sustainable principles.

 

For this reason, we develop reliable products that are easy to operate, actively help protect the environment and enhance our well-being with heat, water and air.

 

We build intelligent, efficient and environment-friendly systems for DHW heating, central heating, ventilation and climate control for every type of space where people live and work. Our systems use cutting-edge technologies and reflect contemporary standards of design and aesthetics.

02. Our company history

From Germany to the world

The history of WOLF starts in the world’s largest hop growing region: Hallertau in Bavaria, Germany. This is where Anton Wolf was born in 1920. The son of a sheet metal worker from Geisenfeld, he founded WOLF in Mainburg in 1963. In the beginning, parts for hop processing machines and heat generators were produced here. Ventilation and air handling units were introduced during the early seventies, and the company entered the heating technology sector a decade later. Today, WOLF is a subsidiary of Centrotec SE. Our product range covers the entire spectrum of modern heating and ventilation technology. WOLF Power Systems is our representative in the combined heat and power sector.

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However, whilst we do move with the times, we also remain true to certain values. The inventions of our founder were based on his observations of hop farmers at work. His goal was to simplify their work and make it more convenient and more efficient. Today, this goal is still a key element of our products, which are innovative, simple to use, efficient and reliable. Nevertheless, the aesthetics are not overlooked either – quite the opposite: we value the visual appeal of a boiler as well as its functionality.

 

Today, we are an international organisation with ten subsidiaries and 60 sales partners worldwide. In 2015, we gained a further international subsidiary by acquiring the Croatian company ProKlima. Equipment from the WOLF Group can be found in locations ranging from the Red Town Hall in Berlin through to the Kremlin in Moscow, from oil rigs on the Norwegian coast to residential complexes in China. And our customers reap the benefit in every location. Not only are we familiar with various climatic zones, we also have an understanding of cultural differences when it comes to the subject of indoor environment, as well as an awareness of global concerns and their effects on the design of individual living spaces. This knowledge enables us to identify developments early on and adapt to them quickly and flexibly.

From today to the future

Since the dawn of humankind, heat, water and air have been essential to our existence. However, we have come a long way from Stone Age camp fires. Technological progress and corresponding lifestyle changes have always meant that our fundamental needs manifest themselves differently and become increasingly more complex at each stage of development.

Since our company was established, we have continuously expanded our range of products and services, not simply reacting to new requirements, but also continually developing existing technologies. Whether you use a WOLF wall mounted gas boiler or a WOLF solar collector system, each product combines today’s knowledge with a view to tomorrow.

 

A growing awareness of ecological sustainability, the challenges of climate change and opportunities to use renewable energy mean that we will also continue to change. If the heating systems of the future no longer use fossil fuels, as is planned by legislators for new builds from 2030, then we are ready with new solutions. We are actively involved in shaping the present digital revolution: thanks to our digital expertise, your indoor environment can be made smart-home-capable. And we look even further into the future: in addition to digitalisation, we have identified demographic change and mobility as two megatrends that will dictate our focus in times to come.

 

It is in the nature of our work to always be one step ahead. Dealing with energy provision regularly throws up new challenges for us. Finding new solutions is something we work towards on a daily basis, together with our customers and partners. PERFECTLY IN TUNE WITH YOU refers not only to people in the context of their spatial environment, but also to individuals in relation to their time. Considering the interrelation of people, space and time is our formula for the optimum indoor environment.

03. Centrotec

WOLF is part of CENTROTEC SE. The company is represented in over 50 countries and specialises in energy-efficient building technology. Centrotec’s twin objectives are to save energy and improve comfort with tried-and-tested products and integrated system solutions for the perfect indoor environment, i.e. heating and ventilation.

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WOLF Management Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04. Our management board

  • Dr Thomas Kneip

    Strategy & Finance

    Chairman of the Board

    CEO Thomas Kneip
  • Bernhard Steppe

    Sales

    Managing Director

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  • Christian Amann

    Operations & information technology

    Managing Director

    Christian Amann
  • Gerdewan Jacobs

    Technology

    Managing Director

    Gerdewan Jacobs

05. WOLF branches

With 14 sales offices in Germany, eight subsidiaries in Europe, one subsidiary in China and more than 60 additional sales partners worldwide, we are there to support you, wherever you are.

Where to find us