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 65 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.

Major Milestones

Please see below some of Secop’s major milestones of standard setting technologies and development since the 1950s:

2022 – BD Nano-Series DC Compressors

BD Nano-Series – Next-generation mobile cooling compressors

2022 – KL-Series Propane Compressors

KL-Series – A new premium propane solution

2021 – Ultra-Low Temperature Medical Compressors

Secop compressors for medical cold chain solutions. Secop’s new dedicated range of ultra-low temperature medical compressors is optimized for the safe storage, transport, and handling of highly sensitive substances.

2020 – 10 Years of Brand Identity

The new Secop – A pioneer in refrigeration celebrated 10 years of brand identity and completed a restructuring process.

2020 – R&D Center in Gleisdorf

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.

2020 – SLVE18CN Variable-Speed Propane Compressor

SLVE18CN variable-speed propane compressor, the most powerful hermetic reciprocating variable speed compressor on the market.

2019 – ESSVP IV Acquired Secop

Nidec Corporation sold Secop to ESSVP IV in September 2019. ESSVP IV, advised by Orlando Management AG, is a private equity firm with a long and successful track record in developing businesses in the industrial sector.

2017 – Nidec Acquires Secop

On August 1, 2017, Nidec acquired the German compressor manufacturer Secop.

2016 – More than 60 Years

Secop – More than 60 years. In 1956, the production facility and headquarters were founded in Flensburg, Germany.

2015 – Energy-Efficient Propane Compressors

New generation of energy-efficient propane compressors. New variable speed platforms for household and light commercial applications.

2013 – Secop Acquires ACC Fürstenfeld Austria

Secop acquires ACC Fürstenfeld Austria. Secop takes over ACC Austria / Secop Austria GmbH in early 2014 and begins operations on January 7.

2013 – XV Compressors

Introduction of the XV compressor. Opening a new chapter in refrigeration history.

2010 – Secop, Acquisition by AURELIUS AG

Acquisition by AURELIUS AG and change of name from Danfoss Compressors to Secop.

2008 – Production Facility in Wuqing Founded

Production facility in Wuqing, China, founded.

2002 – Production Facility in Zlaté Moravce Founded

Production facility in Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia, founded.

2001 – 200 Million Compressors

200 million compressors produced.

1998 – TLV Variable-Speed Compressors

Introduction of TLV variable-speed compressors. Setting the standard for less energy consumption by variable speed control starting devices.

Secop TLV variable speed compressor for R600a hydrocarbon from the 1990s
1997 – 150 Million Compressors

150 – Million compressors produced.

1993 – Production Facility in Crnomelj Founded

Production facility in Crnomelj, Slovenia, founded.

1993 – Introduction of Compressors for R600a

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.

1989 – 100 Million Compressors

100 million compressors produced.

1977 – BD Compressors

Introduction of BD compressors. The start of standard setting performance for mobile freezers and refrigerators safeguarding food preservation.

1972 – SC Compressors

Introduction of SC compressors and PTC.
The birth of a standard setting platform in the light commercial market.

1958 – Start of Production

Start of production in Flensburg.

1956 – Headquarters in Flensburg Founded

Production facility and headquarters in Flensburg, Germany, founded.
Introduction of the PW compressor.

1951-1952 – Pancake Compressor

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 Group – The First 10 Years

  • The new Secop – A Pioneer in Refrigeration Celebrating 10 Years of Brand Identity

    The new Secop – A Pioneer in Refrigeration Celebrating 10 Years of Brand Identity

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  • Secop History and Timeline from 1951-2019

    Secop History and Timeline from 1951-2019

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  • Secop Corporate Brochure 2010-2019 – Cooling with Conscience

    Secop Corporate Brochure 2010-2019 – Cooling with Conscience

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Sustainable Cooling Solutions

2020 has been a significant year in Secop's history: the company celebrates its 10 years brand anniversary and completed a restructuring process that will set the course for the future.
During an interview Secop's management board reports about what happened during the year, the new Secop and how it will be organized to keep and strengthen its position as one of the world's leading companies in the refrigeration business.