Formerly known as Danfoss Compressors, Secop is one of the founding fathers of modern compressor technology with an experience that goes back to the beginning of the 1950s.
With more than 60 years experience in compressor technology and with highly committed employees, our focus is to develop, apply and support advanced compressor technologies to achieve standard setting performance for leading products and businesses around the world.
We have globalized our operations in order to secure delivery and reliability as well as to improve manufacturing productivity. Our R&D, Sales, and Support departments are located in Germany and Austria, production facilities are located in Slovakia and China. They all follow the same manufacturing practices and approved quality management systems.
Please see below some of Secop’s major milestones of standard setting technologies and development since the 1950s:
Opening of a new R&D center in Austria/Gleisdorf and closure of household compressors production in Austria/Fürstenfeld with the transfer of part of production to Slovakia.
Antitrust concerns about additional acquisitions by the Nidec Corporation in the refrigeration compressor industry led the company to sell off Secop which transitioned to ESSVP IV in September 2019. This fund is managed by Orlando Management AG, a private equity firm with a long and successful track record in developing businesses in the industrial sector.
On August 1, 2017, Nidec acquired the German compressor manufacturer Secop.
New generation of energy-efficient propane compressors. New variable speed platforms for household and light commercial applications.
Secop acquires ACC Fürstenfeld Austria.
Secop takes over ACC Austria / Secop Austria GmbH in early 2014 and begins operations on January 7.
Introduction of the XV compressor. Opening a new chapter in refrigeration history.
Acquisition by AURELIUS AG and change of name from Danfoss Compressors to Secop.
Production facility in Wuqing, China, founded.
Production facility in Zlate Moravce, Slovakia, founded.
200 million compressors produced.
Introduction of TLV variable speed compressor. Setting the standard for less energy consumption by variable speed control starting devices.
150 million compressors produced.
Production facility in Crnomelj, Slovenia, founded.
Introduction of compressors for R600a. Start of production of natural refrigerant compressors by using more eco-friendly R600a refrigerant grade isobutane, making a valuable contribution to protecting the environment.
100 million compressors produced.
Introduction of BD compressors. The start of standard setting performance for mobile freezers and refrigerators safeguarding food preservation.
Introduction of SC compressors and PTC.
The birth of a standard setting platform in the light commercial market.
Start of production in Flensburg.
Production facility and headquarters in Flensburg, Germany, founded.
Introduction of the PW compressor.
- 1951 – 1952
Introduction of “Pancake” compressor. The licensed manufacture of hermetic compressors has begun. Due to its “flat” appearance the compressor was named “Pancake”, influencing strongly the development of refrigerators in Europe for household appliances.
- Secop History and Timeline from 1951-2019 PDF download (2.37 MB)