International demand for Swedish disctrict heating solution
The Gothenburg region has one of the world’s most advanced district heating systems and many companies in the region offer innovative solutions for smarter heating. And the interest in heating and district heating has quickly increased.
Wideco Sweden is one of the innovative companies, with a smart newly developed technology, who recently made their journey to market in China. This has now resulted in a three-year agreement with a Chinese distributor in the city of Tangshan outside Beijing.
Aim to reduce accidents
By quickly detecting leaks in district heating pipelines and chambers, China’s accident statistics will improve and the three-year agreement is expected to be the start of even closer collaborations in the future.
“Unfortunately, there are currently many accidents in China linked to their district heating systems. We’re coming into the picture to enhance quality and safety with good prospects of improving those statistics with our unique system: Finding leaks before they pose a potential danger,” says Karl-Johan Wirfalk, CEO at Wideco.
High demands and expanding the markets
"Having the opportunity, through Green Gothenburg, to join the Swedish delegation that travelled together with the minister for energy to Beijing opened doors that would have been difficult for us to open ourselves,” says Robert. He continues:
“After our successful visit to China, we approached Business Sweden in Beijing to help us to understand the opportunities and potential in China. In addition to a thorough presentation of these opportunities, having someone who speaks the language join you in all your meetings with potential business partners was invaluable. Following this, choosing a business partner to invest in, adapting our offering and business approach to the market and culture, getting a long-term and favourable agreement in place, having a large market presence and prioritising building a close relationship with our partner Xingbang were other important aspects of our successful expansion into China.”
"The agreement is fantastic in several ways other than the obvious, that we’re able to invest more in our systems for wirelessly monitoring various sensors and applications. This deal enables us to grow strongly internationally and recruit more knowledgeable members to our team – and we’re also helping to open a new market for Sweden."
Wideco offers one of the market’s most effective moisture monitoring and sealing concepts to companies working in district heating, district cooling and industry. They target companies wanting to improve their operational reliability by detecting and repairing leaks in pipeline systems in good time. For more details, please visit wideco.se