Bosch Termotecnologia S.A’s Aveiro plant, 70 kilometers south of Porto in the northwest region of the country, passed the 20 million mark in production of gas-fired water heaters this past fall. Vulcano brand gas water heaters are the market leader for tankless water heater technology and are sold throughout Europe and exported to North America where they are sold under the Bosch Greentherm brand name. In the U.S. Greentherm water heaters are ENERGY STAR rated products.
GreenTherm tankless water heaters are wall-mounted gas condensing water heaters and ENERGY STAR rated with an energy factor of 0.95 with venting options to fit any installation requirement.
Bosch has been manufacturing in Portugal since 1911 and at the Aveiro facility since 1977. At Aveiro it currently employs about 1,000 associates in R&D and manufacture of water heater products for both residential and commercial applications. The company celebrated the milestone production achievement on October 29th with Bosch Thermotechnology Portuguese and German representatives on hand to mark the occasion. The international Bosch Group operates five facilities in Portugal for automotive, industrial, construction and household and business use technologies and employs over 3,000 people, making it one of the largest industrial employers in the country.