GASOKOL with Sunwin Energy

GASOKOL, Austria’s renowned solar manufacturer and Sunwin will consolidate their business activities. Both brands will persist under the umbrella of GASOKOL. Production will be concentrated in the factory of GASOKOL from 2015 onwards where Sunwin’s hi-tech production line will be installed during year-end and consequently will be integrated into the existing production process.

It is the intention to utilize synergies and to provide additional production capacities for both brands in order to fullfill the needs of existing and potential customers to an even higher degree. The merger will enable GASOKOL to enlarge the product portfolio to customers.



Change of management at GASOKOL

Ronald Gattringer takes over operational and general management of GASOKOL

Ronald Gattringer is taking the reins as the second generation of management at GASOKOL. The family enterprise was founded in 1981 by Erwin and Gertraud Gattringer. As a specialist wholesaler in Austria and as a solar systems manufacturer with an annual production capacity of 80,000 m2 of collector surface, GASOKOL's holistic energy-saving systems are currently installed in 20 countries in Europe and the United Arab Emirates. 

By converting the production system to just-in-time and by merging GASOKOL Austria and GASOKOL International into GASOKOL GmbH, the company is optimally positioned to thrive going forward. The work to expand the Saxen location by another 800 m2 of warehouse space has already begun. At present over 4,000 m2 of floor space is available for production, logistics and office space, along with 17,000 m2 of open area. 

‘We find ourselves at the beginning of an exciting new solar age. In order to meet our customers' needs even faster, we also need the vitality of a younger generation to rise to the challenges looming in this highly competitive industrial sector,’ says Ronald Gattringer. Erwin and Gertaud Gattringer continue to support the company in their capacity as shareholders and advisers.



GASOKOL brings Dr Hasenöhrl over to the sunny side

The upper Austrian solar specialist GASOKOL has brought on board Dr Rupert Hasenöhrl as Director of Sales. 

Dr Hasenöhrl, who served most recently as the Managing Director of Sonnenkraft Österreich Vertriebsgesellschaft (an Austrian solar distributor) has moved on to accept new challenges at the upper Austrian solar pioneer GASOKOL. Ronald Gattringer, Managing Director of GASOKOL: ‘When we heard that our long-time associate and partner at Austria Solar was moving on, we did not hesitate to bring Dr Hasenöhrl with all his knowledge and experience on board.’ 

GASOKOL plans to continue penetrating the domestic and international markets both as a producer of high-performance solar systems and as a specialist wholesaler of energy-saving systems. Thanks to the wider range of applications of solar systems with up to 100% solar coverage and the increased level of attention that solar energy is now receiving, solar heat is positioned to regain its significance. 

Dr Hasenöhrl: ‘I am pleased to be able to help shape the future of a company as rich in tradition as GASOKOL. The solar market has been highly competitive in recent years. But since 2009, the vendor market for solar heating systems has been simplified and consolidated. At GASOKOL I can rely on a committed, competent and loyal team. That makes it easier to succeed in sustainably growing sales.’



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