Who We Are

Secop is the expert for advanced hermetic compressor technologies and cooling solutions in commercial refrigeration. We develop high performance stationary and mobile cooling solutions for leading international commercial refrigeration manufacturers and are the first choice when it comes to leading hermetic compressors and electronic controls for refrigeration solutions for light commercial and DC-powered applications.

Secop has a long track record of successful projects to adopt energy efficient and green refrigerants that feature innovative solutions for both compressors and control electronics.

Core Businesses and Products

Our Stationary Cooling business segment (AC-supply compressors for static applications) encompasses compressors for light commercial applications in food retail, food service, merchandisers, and special applications including selected residential applications.

Our Mobile Cooling business segment (battery-driven DC-supply for mobile applications) is the global leader in high-performance hermetic DC compressors for automotive, trucks, recreation vehicles, portable boxes, solar, and other mobile applications.

Our Medical Cooling business segment with its stationary and mobile solutions make us a reliable partner for leading companies supporting the development of a global ULT (ultra-low temperature) supply chain.

  • Stationary Cooling

    Refrigeration compressors and solutions for food retail, food service, medical, commercial freezers or coolers, beverage dispensers, special commercial equipment, and selected residential applications


  • Mobile Cooling

    DC-powered or battery-driven compressors specifically designed for mobile cooling solutions: auto­motive (trucks, cars, bus), recreation vehicles, portable boxes, medical, solar, and special applications


  • Medical Cooling

    Refrigeration compressors and solutions for various vaccine and biomedical cooling requirements including ULT models for stationary or mobile appliances providing world-wide safe storage or transport


Sustainable Cooling Solutions

  • Vision

    Secop strives to be the first choice for partners searching for leading-edge refrigeration solutions and premium customer experience.

  • Mission

    Secop is committed to delivering advanced ­refrigeration compressors and controls, offering customers tailored sustainable solutions for light commercial, battery-driven, and special cooling applications.

  • Values

    • Perform with passion
    • Deliver high quality
    • Act with integrity
    • Work with team spirit


Secop is a very well-established and experienced player with a tradition of high quality, innovation, and application engineering, and customer service. Secop was formerly known as Danfoss Compressors and is one of the founding fathers of modern compressor technology with years of experience that goes back to the beginning of the 1950s. Since September 2019, Secop has belonged to ESSVP IV, advised by Orlando Management AG, a private equity firm with a long and successful track record in developing business in the industrial sector.

Locations, Footprint, and Figures Today

  • Headquarters in Germany
  • Production facilities in China and Slovakia

Premium Customer Support

  • Sales team aligned to customers
  • Support in 50+ countries
  • Customer service support in different regions
  • Worldwide distribution network
  • Application engineering worldwide support

Management Board

  • Johannes Maerz

    Chief Operation Officer

  • Dr. Jan Ehlers

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Michael Engelen

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Norbert Brath

    Chief Technology Officer

History and Heritage