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25. September 2015

CLAGE at the ISH Shanghai

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2015 is an annual international trade fair held in Shanghai for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. A premier regional platform for government authorities, industry professionals, suppliers, manufacturers and property developers to share, acquire and implement innovative HVAC solutions, this year’s event attracted over 800 exhibitors. As a leader in instantaneous water heating technology, our partner GERMAN POOL showcased a wide variety of its latest products which included: 

Mini Series: Petite design, fully electronic controlled with IES® bare wire technology

Compact Series: Fully electronic controlled with Multiple Power System and Twin Temperature

ControlDeluxe Series: 3-Phase power supply, fully electronic controlled with IES® bare wire technology and SERVOTRONIC dynamic flow control

Smart Control: Easily control all compatible water heaters with the aid of an iPad

 

20. February 2015

Simply efficient – CLAGE at the ISH 2015

CLAGE will exhibit at the ISH 2015  under the slogan »SIMPLY EFFICIENT«. The electric instantaneous water heaters for the hand wash basin, kitchen sink and bathroom will be presented in function at the stand as well as new product innovations. You will for example experience »MCX BLUE« - the probably most efficient hot water system in the world! Another highlight is the controlling app »SMART CONTROL«. Besides the energy efficient water heaters, the new drinking water systems Zip HydroTap® will be presented. These systems provide boiling water for hot beverages and chilled still or sparkling water straight from the tap.

We look forward to your visit at the ISH from 10. – 14.03.2015, fair trade ground Frankfurt a. Main, Germany, Hall 8.0, Stand H64.

28. January 2015

Smart Control awarded by A&D Asia-Pacific – best bathroom product!

»Smart Control« – Groundbreaking innovation which puts a smile on your face – ahead of its time! Awarded by A&D Asia-Pacific as the best bathroom product in 2014. CLAGE`s awesome product »Smart Control« which is a WiFi operating heater control and energy management system via iPad interface. The combination together with CLAGE’s high-end electronic instant water heaters truly gives outstanding operation conveniences. The award is the result of one year of hard efforts with our most sincere partner German Pool (HongKong) Ltd.. Hongkong’s tallest and most luxurious residential building, the famous ‘High Cliff Tower’, will shortly become the first living home enjoying the »Smart Control« system.

05. January 2015

»pro-K award 2015« for CLAGE

The small instantaneous water heater MCX SMARTRONIC® from CLAGE is one of the winners of the contest »pro-award 2015«. The experts jury, which was composed of distinguished representatives of the design and plastic processing industrythe trade press and the consumer protection, awarded 25 innovative plastic products. The jury assessed in a multi-staged process a variety of plastic productsThe winning products convince with a successful implementation of innovation, design and functionality in plastic. The official award ceremony will take place in the »pro-award night« on January 15, 2015 at the InterContinental Hotel in Frankfurt am Main. To have a look on the winning products, please visithttp://www.pro-k-award.de/produkte-des-jahres/ 

Hohe, stuckverzierte Decken, Echtholzböden und Flügeltüren: Altbauten versprühen den noblen Charme vergangener Tage. Hohe, stuckverzierte Decken, Echtholzböden und Flügeltüren: Altbauten versprühen den noblen Charme vergangener Tage. Energiesparend erwärmt der Durchlauferhitzer CFX-U von CLAGE das Wasser an den Waschbecken. Er verschwindet unsichtbar hinter einer Revisionsklappe. Für Badewanne und Dusche kommt das vollelektronische Modell DSX zum Einsatz. Dank des Heizkörpers »quaro« vnergiesparend erwärmt der Durchlauferhitzer CFX-U von CLAGE das Wasser an den Waschbecken. Er verschwindet unsichtbar hinter einer Revisionsklappe. 29. September 2014

Bathroom renovation with instantaneous water heaters

Old buildings are popular for their noble charme with wooden interior and warm colors. Only deficit is mostly the bathroom, which was very basic and functional designed in the old days without any comfort or aspect for a well-being feeling.

The German magazine casamia (issue 3/2014) shows how an old building bathroom was converted into a wellness temple. The upper part of the walls was designed with a classy grey colored plastering »Michelangelo Satinato« of the collection »Converit« from manufacturer JaDecor.

The energy-saving CLAGE CFX-U instantaneous water heater heats up the water for the two hand-wash basins and is installed invisible behind a trap door. The outlet temperature can be easily set by the remote control. The fully electronically instantaneous water heater CLAGE DSX is used for bath and shower.

Moreover a stylish towel rack radiator »quaro« from manufacturer Zehnder provide well warm towels. The high-end toilet element »Tecelux« from manufacturer Tece was placed together with a bidet behind the shower to accomplish the comfortable bathroom.

13. August 2014

CLAGE Concept Store in Hong Kong opened

Our first outside Germany CLAGE Concept Store was proudly opened in Hong Kong (New Port Centre, 116 Ma Tau Kok Road, Tokwawan – Kowloon) by our Partner German Pool. The store shows in full function the world unique Smart Control WiFi iPad System to operate with all compatible Electronic Instantaneous Water Heaters. The showroom also features the entire range of all heater models – many in impressive function demonstration. The idea and meanwhile well accepted approach is to introduce suitable concept solutions for the individual user or building project requirements. Truly smart and energy-saving – the new cable free WiFi opportunity to regulate and manage the daily warm water enjoyment.

17. July 2014

THE ENERGY LABEL IS COMING – AN A FOR INSTANTANEOUS WATER HEATERS

The energy label scheme regulates the efficiency labelling of energy related products (ErP) in Europe. This type of labelling is already familiar on household appliances like refrigerators and televisions. As of 26 September 2015 it will be compulsory for water heaters as well. From that date all manufacturers are required to label their products with a standardised energy label. The new labels contain various information about the appliance and are intended to assist consumers in making an environmentally conscious purchase decision.
In a comparison of different water heating systems, on-demand instantaneous heaters were classed as A, which is the best energy efficiency class. The reason is that, unlike storage systems, instantaneous water heaters only consume energy when hot water is actually drawn off. No energy is used keeping water hot in a storage tank. More information

07. May 2014

Meeting of European CLAGE distribution partners

On May 7, 2014, the European CLAGE distribution partners accepted our invitation to Lüneburg to join a workshop with an exchange of experiences. The presentation of the new products 2014 was the centre of attention. On a tour through the new company buildings the partners gained insight into the extended product lines. Everybody could prove his craft and technical skills during the workshop. All partners have screwed with enthusiasm at the new small instantaneous water heater M-series and convinced themselves how well the new devices are constructed. Additional topics of the meeting were the status of the upcoming energy label for hot water appliances and the latest trend in sales and marketing. A lively exchange of experience took place during the closing dinner. We thank all partners for this successful day and looking forward to seeing you soon in Brussels.

28. February 2014

CLAGE exhibits at the fair SHK in Essen

On March 12 – 15, 2014, SHK Essen, the Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating, Air Conditioning and Renewable Energies, will once again become the most important sectorial meeting place of the year. You can visit CLAGE in Hall 3.0, booth 108 and we will show you our various product range of CLAGE instantaneous water  and our instant boiling water systems. You have the possibility to try them directly on our booth. We are looking forward to seeing you on our booth.

02. January 2014

Relaunch of the Polish CLAGE website

The new Polish website www.clage.pl went online just in time for the beginning of the new year. After extensive relaunch it fits now visually to the existing German and Englisch CLAGE websites. The design is much more modern and spacious now.
In addition, the functionality has been improved. Next to interactive elements, videos are involved as well. Large images provide a quick orientation. The download area has been expanded and an online product guidance has been integrated. The link with the most popular social networks is also new.

19. December 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The whole CLAGE team wishes you and your family wonderful and peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with success, health and joy.

01. November 2013

CLAGE exhibits at the trade fair interclima + elec in Paris for the first time

CLAGE will exhibit on the international trade fair for building technology in Paris for the first time. CLAGE presents energy-efficient hot water heaters for the bathroom, kitchen and the hand wash basin at the interclima + elec  from the 04th  to the 08th of November. We are looking forward to seeing you at our stand Y30 in hall 3 of the exhibition center “Villepinte Exhibition Centre”. As a matter of course our French partners will be on the spot.

10. October 2013

CLAGE exhibits at the SHGK in Leipzig

The fair SHKG takes place from 16th to 18th of October 2013 in Leipzig – It is a fair for sanitary, heating, climate and building automation. The Leipzig fairground is the meeting point for approximately 200 exhibitors from all industry relevant areas. A multifarious program from specialists to specialists completes the offer of the fair. We are looking forward to seeing you on the CLAGE booth A 10 in Hall 3.

06. September 2013

Federal Minister of Economics and Technology visited CLAGE

Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Dr. Philipp Rösler visited CLAGE on 6th of September 2013. The two managing directors Jörg and Joachim Gerdes commented on the concept of decentralized water supply with tailored to suit a market need electronic instantaneous water heaters. They advised of the high possible savings. The minister received insight into the production processes of energy-efficient instantaneous water heaters during the factory tour. He also came to see the electronic production line and the production hall itself and talked to the staff at the face. In the closing discussion they talked about new ways of saving energy and the difficulty of energy labels.
Jörg A. Gerdes: “We expect an explicit strategy, a better inducement and consumer information from the next federal government. We also hope for more openness to new technology to stimulate the market for energy efficiency.” The main request is to create a fair and political condition concerning the cooperation of energy saving regulation and the law for regenerative energy. In one point everyone holds the same view: The best energy is the energy that is not consumed. Therefore the advancement of energy-saving technology is an important political task in the future.

05. September 2013

The parliamentary candidate of the Green Party Julia Verlinden visited CLAGE

Today Julia Verlinden, parliamentary candidate of the Green Party, visited CLAGE in Lüneburg. Managing director Jörg A. Gerdes demonstrated products which are energy efficient to the parliamentary candidate during the factory tour. Mr. Gerdes: “The technical solutions already exist to reduce the energy consumption a lot.” Mrs. Verlinden: “Energy turnaround is more than the nuclear phase-out, more than the ambition of 100 percent regenerative energy in the current range. An energy turnaround will be succeed quickly and more economic with politics against energy dissipation. (…) “Factories of the energy turnaround” like CLAGE itself show that we can reduce our everyday energy consumption by the right technique”

27. August 2013

CLAGE expands the head office in Lüneburg

Face to face to the CLAGE head office we finished a modern new building lately. The new building consists of a new production hall and a two-storey office building. The new production hall is 500 sqm large and encloses the electronic production line. The 300 sqm large office building is used by our customer service and our advertising department. The light-flooded office and new facilities succeed a pleasant working atmosphere. The 3 million-euro investment package also includes another hall to widen out the capacity of the stock and warehouse department. The owners are pleased with the successful new building: "The new building provides enough space for innovative ideas and growth in future."

12. August 2013

New display for under-sink instantaneous water heater CFX-U

We now offer a metal display for the new under-sink instantaneous water heater CFX-U. A dummy (instantaneous water heater and remote control) is mounted on the display. The associated brochure can be insert at the top. You can place the useful displays on the sales counter or in the shop window (Size: height 46,2 x width 27,6 x depth 12 cm). The new display mesh with the existing MCX displays where dummies of mini instant water heaters are mounted. 

26. July 2013

CLAGE on the high sea

The AIDA cruiser ship is one of the most modern cruiser ships worldwide. Instant boiling water systems are part of the comfortable facilities in all three club ships AIDAluna, AIDAbella and AIDAdiva. One touch of the lever on the tab and boiling hot water begins to flow instantly into the teapot, the cup or the glass. Thereby every passenger on board can enjoy the selection of tea at all times without waiting for hot water.

19. July 2013

Advance the energetic reorganization together

Buildings are still a neglected part of the energy turnaround. House owners and leasers still spend too much money on space heating and hot water. These was criticized by environmental and consumer protection associations, industrial and trade unions and companies. The energy turnaround in the range of buildings is an important concern what we want to advance by bringing concrete suggestions and innovative ideas.

02. July 2013

CLAGE took successfully part in the “economic day 2013” in Berlin

With up to 2,700 members each year the “economic day” is one of the most prestigious forums for meeting and exchange political topics, business and science.
A central topic this year was the energy turnaround. In this context CLAGE presents the concept of a decentralized hot water supply with energy saving instantaneous water heaters. The innovative concept “Smart Home” attracted a lot of interest. As a pioneer of practical energy turnaround we want to thank for many interesting conversations.

14. June 2013

CLAGE is a partner of the project “Energy turnaround 180°”

A large social challenge nowadays is to produce energy in an effective way and to use energy as efficient as possible. We take up this challenge with our instantaneous water heaters every day. That is why we are glad that we were awarded as a partner of innovation of VDE/DKE in the project “energy turnaround 180°”. The project is a unique appraisal of bandwidth and innovativeness of all projects and a solution that makes the energy turnaround in Germany enable. We show our exemplary and successful input to the energy turnaround with our “CLAGE home server” (hot water generation – smart controlling, raise efficiency, safe energy) and the case study “Espandle residence in the Sony centre in Berlin”. You can see an impressive way of varieties of ideas for energy efficiency “made in Germany” on following website: www.energiewende180.de.

24. May 2013

Innovative monitoring and remote control inclusive

The top of the range electronic instantaneous water heaters DSX SERVOTRONIC MPS® got developed. A remote control is serially included in delivery now. When installed in a bathroom furniture, the user is able to set the temperature at his convenience using the ingenious remote control. Moreover there is a new energy-efficiency-engine integrated, which visualizes the actual power input and shows the concrete electric power consumption. It shows more data as a full text by pushing the Info-button, such like costs and water amount of the current water taking, the flow rate amount and the cold water temperature. More operation conditions (time, operation etc.) can be retrieved on desire. The innovative monitoring makes the potential of energy saving clear and creates an awareness for the own behaviour of wastage.

08. April 2013

CLAGE received the certification DIN EN ISO 14001:2009

The CLAGE GmbH has implemented the environmental management system in agreement with the Standard DIN EN ISO 14001:2009 and received the certification for it’s headquarter in Lüneburg of the VDE  Prüf- und Zertifizierungsinstitut GmbH (institution of certification). The international Norm ISO 14001 is the worldwide most outstanding environmental management requirement and puts it’s focus on a continuous improvement process of the company’s environmental performance. With this certification the CLAGE GmbH emphasizes consequent it’s economical responsibility, adapted to the product philosophy, which convinces with sustainable use of water and energy.

16. March 2013

CLAGE at international fair ISH 2013

ISH 2013 takes place in Frankfurt a. Main from 12th to 16th March. CLAGE presents its current range of products and innovative novelties in hall 8.0, stand H64 – come and join us! You will see energy efficient water heaters and will be able to experience the products yourself in operation. Special highlight is the presentation of the new concept “SMART HOME”. 

Be fascinated by numerous other news as well:
 
-  New control app enabling energy efficient warm water supply
-  Modernisation of successful M-series
-  New small instantaneous water heater model in set with sensor tap
-  Modified and improved high-tech water heater DSX SERVOTRONIC MPS®
-  Expansion of usage possibilities for remote control FX
-  New boiling water devices: Now available for boiling, chilled and sparkling water in drinking quality

11. September 2012

CLAGE GmbH certified as one of the best companies in Germany related to financial strength

The Rating Agency Hoppenstedt classified CLAGE as company with an index of financial strength of 1 in the context of the certification of Germanys "Top-Business-Partner". This special distinction indicates the stable financial situation of CLAGE. The financial power and credit rating with a high equity ratio are very important business factors for CLAGE. This is the reason why CLAGE achieves a »Top Rating« by Hoppenstedt. The exceedingly positive ranking provides planning reliability for the customers and suppliers and ensures them in having a reliable business partner. German companies are being ranked on a scale from 1 – 6 to show their credit worthiness. The »Top Rating 1« is therefore the highest grade possible and only 4.8 % out of 4.7 million companies in Germany have achieved this outstanding goal. The Hoppenstedt Kreditinformationen GmbH in Hamburg executes this evaluation permanently.
01. August 2012

CLAGE instant water heaters in the Olympic Park London

The Olympic Games in London 2012 are the greatest sport event in the world. It is a big logistical challenge for the organizers to find accommodations for all visitors who walk through the Olympic Park every day. Linked to London’s supply system, most buildings at the park receive their hot water by a central supplying system. There was still a need of hot water to provide all houses around the Olympic Park. This was the reason why efficient compact electronic instantaneous water heaters by CLAGE were endorsed to be installed in various public and commercial outlets for the temporary need of quick and reliably hot water. Our British distributor ZIP delivered the following appliances in the Olympic Park: 
54 ×  DEX ELECTRONIC MPS®, 5 × DBX18 and 17 ×  CEX ELECTRONIC MPS®.
01. August 2012

Green Good Design Award for CLAGE

The American Green Good Design Award is founded by the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The awards are awarded every single year by worldwide leaders in the design industry for international most important examples of sustainable design (working in sustainability sector). GREEN GOOD DESIGN develops a public awareness program to the international general public about which companies are doing the best job in sustainable design for our world environments. CLAGE received the third award in a very short time for the small electronic instantaneous water heater MCX SMARTRONIC® after the “IF product design award 2012” and the nomination for the “German Design award 2013”.
06. July 2012

Small electronic instantaneous water heater MCX SMARTRONIC® is nominated for the German Design Award 2013 by the German Design Council

The German Design Award is the German Design Council’s international premium prize. The awarded products are high quality design products and characters of design. They lead the way in the German and international landscape of design. Only the nominated products by the German Design Council or economic ministries of the countries are justified to participate for the competition. The CLAGE small electronic instantaneous water heater MCX SMARTRONIC® convinced the expert committee. The top product impressed with its best functionality and sophisticated design. The unit is installed directly under the wash basin and will operate while the hot water tap is opened. The smart electronic calculates the necessary heating power in order to heat the water to the exact temperature. The user is able to choose his preferred temperature between three different options (35°C, 38°C, 45°C). It is not necessary to mix cold water to reach the perfect temperature. This is not only comfortable but also energy-saving. 
Das CLAGE-Umweltteam (v.l.n.r.): Nemo Schramp, Axel Ludewigs, Sibylle Jans, Manuel von Witzleben Das CLAGE-Umweltteam (v.l.n.r.): Nemo Schramp, Axel Ludewigs, Sibylle Jans, Manuel von Witzleben Urkunde 15. May 2012

CLAGE will be awarded as ÖKOPROFIT®-Company

ÖKOPROFIT® (ecological project for integrative environment-technique) is a cooperation project between the council and the public economy. The goals of them are reducing overheads and saving the natural resources at the same time. Important steps of the concept are joint workshops with all participating companies. Every company will be proved on the basis of a list of criteria (submission of waste management concept, successful implementation of arrangements, ambitious environment program etc.). CLAGE GmbH from the administrative district Lueneburg obtained the award as ÖKOPROFIT®-Company on the 15th of May 2012. The company was honoured for the environmental performance at site location Pirolweg 1-5 in Lueneburg. CLAGE GmbH was able for example to reduce the standby power consumption with 1.637 tons of CO² and 2.706 kWh of energy this year.
01. January 2012

“iF product design award 2012” for MCX SMARTRONIC®

The iF awards are awarded every single year by an international and independent jury which had to evaluate all submitted entries after defined criteria. This year 44 design experts from all over the world had to decide about 4.322 entries by 1.605 participants out of 48 different countries. The mini instantaneous water heater MCX SMARTRONIC® convinced the jury and received the IF product design award 2012. Once again it shows that CLAGE worked trustfully and successfully in a long-standing cooperation with the design office »DesignPlanet« whitch is the inventor of the innovative design. Meanwhile CLAGE changed the design of 3 different water heaters series into the attractive asymmetrical V-styling on the front. A joint awards ceremony for all iF design awards - the iF design awards night - will take place on 10 February 2012 in Munich. All award-winning entries from one year will be presented at iF design exhibition Hannover. The year 2012 will see the first iF design exhibition Hamburg: The exhibition will last for several months. With the new Hamburg Harbor City, the design capital of Hamburg offers a superb new location: a hub for everything new, young and trends-focused. Harbor City is a magnet for the media and design industries and for everyone interested in design and architecture. A symbol of outstanding design since 1953, today iF is one of the most distinguished design labels worldwide.  
06. June 2011

“Plus X  Award” for CFX-U with remote control

The new CFX-U under-sink instantaneous water heater with remote control for kitchen sinks has won the Plus X Award. According to the organisation, the Plus X Award is the world's largest contest for tech­nologies, sport and lifestyle products. 

The panel particularly praised the quality and ease of use of the appliance, mentioning that the user operates a convenient radio remote control to select the delivery temperature of the instantaneous water heater installed underneath the kitchen sink. The temperature can be altered at the touch of a button, with no need to mix in cold water at the tap. That saves energy! The CFX-U instantaneous water heater is an award-winning alternative to an uneconomical cen­tral hot water supply and conventional storage tanks.

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CLAGE exhibited at the ISH 2011

The ISH 2011 was dedicated to the conservation of resources. Buildings produce approximately 40% of global energy consumption. Who wants to protect the resources effectively, needs to start right here. For example with innovative solution, that helps to conserve precious water or to use energy more efficiently. At the same time an increase in comfort, safety and design is provided. 

This is also the way CLAGE was presenting under the theme “Energy efficiency and comfort with instantaneous hot water heaters” at the booth H64 in hall 8.0. In addition to on-demand instantaneous hot water heaters for washing hands, washing dishes, showering and bathing the family-owned company CLAGE presents the new innovative and smart mini instantaneous hot water heater MCX SMARTRONIC® as well as the unique fresh water station SOLARTONIC® with integrated electronic instantaneous hot water heater for on-demand top-up heating of solar heated potable water. 
01. March 2011

FWX SOLARTRONIC ® fresh water station
with integral instantaneous water heater

The new FWX SOLARTRONIC® fresh water station with integral electronic instantaneous water heater for central booster heating is a special innovation from CLAGE. This system makes hot water even more convenient. If the heat from solar power is insufficient, for instance at night or on overcast days, the instantaneous water heater switches on automatically to heat up the water to the set temperature.

15. November 2010

CLAGE has been awarded with the“ Mittelstandspreis Lüneburg” as the best company.

Jörg and Joachim Gerdes were able to receive the award “Mittelstandspreis Lüneburg 2010” on the occasion of “Lünale”, a gala event organised by the local business. More than 200 guests from business companies, administration and politics attended to the award ceremony under the aegis of the minister of education in Lower-Saxony, Dr. Bernd Althusmann. The laudator Günther Strube, managing partner of “Seminaris Hotel Group”, appreciated in his well prepared speech, that companies in Lüneburg are highly competitive and innovative. CLAGE is one of the leading manufacturers of electronicwater heaters. The energy-efficient instantaneous hot water heaters can be applied in office buildings, e.g. like Crystal Century Tower in Shanghai, commercial buildings like the O2-World in Berlin and certainly in domestic buildings. The company CLAGE and their products stand for “Made in Germany ”quality.   
07. October 2010

New hot-air hand dryer

The hot-air hand dryer is the most economical drying system for hygienic hand drying in highly-frequented sanitary rooms, because there is no need to wash and provide towels or to refill or dispose any paper towels. The new hot-air hand dryer WHT will automatically be switched on and off without touching due to an infrared electronic if hands approach the appliance. The optimal air flow with heating bars provides excellent use of energy with little power. A low noise level and reliable function is guaranteed.
04. January 2010

Tokyo orders in Lueneburg

CLAGE´s unique mini electronic giant MDX – Made in Lueneburg/ Germany - improves Japans office standards with outstanding energy efficiency and knock out slim design. Bulky and outdated installation mistakes of past times are over. The future begins now! What started at ISH 2009 is now becoming reality in Tokyo’s office society – broadcasted by national newspapers and a large consumer fair in July – MDX has started a successful road-show and acceptance all around Japan, thanks to strong and competent partnership as well as full JET certification green light. Lueneburg might be 280 times smaller than Tokyo but smart country side engineering is benchmarking the sophisticated society of Japan.
22. June 2009

New solar thermal collector SCM 215

For us at CLAGE as specialists for economic hot water the renewable energies are an important building block in the future supply of energy. It is therefore only logical that CLAGE has developed its own solar collector, which is immediately being put into production in Lüneburg, Germany. The powerful solar collector SCM 215 features a new light-weight design and offers the user outstanding benefits. As is also the case with instantaneous water heaters our engineers placed a great deal of importance on an optimum use of materials as well as product quality tailored to meet customer requirements. As a result the meander collector SCM 215 has not only been designed for a long service life but also ease of installation. A weight of just 32.5 kg, a very low overall height of 81 mm and a continuous grip rail ensure the collector can be effortlessly mounted onto the roof. Laser-welded absorbers and an innovative insulation system ensure that best-possible yields are achieved. In addition, the newly developed quick-connection system developed by CLAGE also offers an optimum solution for mounting on the roof. Thus, with just a single standard pump assembly an array of as many as 12 solar collectors can be mounted quickly and simply.
16. March 2009

ISH 2009: Huge interest generated by CLAGE’s concept for increasing the energy efficiency of instantaneous water heaters

CLAGE show-cased its highly impressive concept for increasing the efficiency of instantaneous water heaters at its first-class stand in Hall 8.0 throughout this year’s ISH (the world's leading trade fair for bathroom, building, energy, air-conditioning, renewable energies in Frankfurt/Main). The new CX series of under-sink instantaneous water heaters are a special innovation; these were specially developed for installing in the kitchen and proved a magnet for visitor interest. The aesthetic, elegantly formed lines and the reduction in width and height of the appliance housing by 4cm respectively ensure the design of the new series appeals to the eye at first sight. It also ensures the under-sink appliances easily fit in the confined space below the sink– and what is more, a simplified installation concept makes installation child’s play.

The new solar collector SCM 215 with which CLAGE has now entered the promising sector of renewable energies represented a further highlight. By utilizing the warmth of the sun as free source of energy the highly efficient solar collector with a new light-weight design offers the user outstanding benefits and an optimised level of energy efficiency for a warm water and/or heating system. To this end an animation of the functional principle illustrated the concept of using electronically controlled instantaneous water heaters to heat up the water to the required temperature as, when and where required.

Further innovations included the electronically controlled instant boiling water heaters as well as the smart sensor-controlled tap 'lumino', which in conjunction with the electronic instantaneous water heater MDX 7 is not only very easy on the eye but also very inexpensively supplies warm water to wash basins: an LED light ring unambiguously indicates to the user the selected water temperature on a colour scale ranging from blue to red.
16. January 2009

CLAGE instantaneous hot water heater: 44 years without any repairing

A vintage instant water heater appeared in Bavaria: One original mini instant hot water heater “U2-N” manufactured in 1964 was sent to CLAGE in Lüneburg by the owner, Mr. Arthur K from Naila, Bavaria, after 44 years of use. He reported very satisfied that the heater “provided all the years a very good service and did not have any repair. By now the heater got leakage damage and we had to replace the heater with the new CLAGE instantaneous hot water heater M3”. Impressively the original installation manual as well as the original guarantee card was found in the heaters box. The guarantee card was marked with the date of purchase: 8 June 1964. The heater will have a place of honour in the archive in Lüneburg.
17. June 2008

Occurrence of Legionella in hot water systems of single-family residences

A total of 452 samples from hot water systems of randomly selected single family residences in the suburbs of two German cities were analysed for the occurrence of Legionella. Technical data were documented using a standardized questionnaire to evaluate possible factors promoting the growth of the bacterium in these small plumbing systems. All houses were supplied with treated groundwater from public water works. Drinking water quality was within the limits specified in the German regulations for drinking water and the water was not chlorinated. The results showed that plumbing systems in private houses that provided hot water from instantaneous water heaters were free of Legionella compared with a prevalence of 12% in houses with storage tanks and recirculating hot water where maximum counts of Legionella reached 100,000 CFU/100 ml. The presence of L. pneumophila accounted for 93.9% of all Legionella positive specimens of which 71.8% belonged to serogroup 1. The volume of the storage tank, interrupting circulation for several hours daily and intermittently raising hot water temperatures to>60°C had no influence on Legionella counts. Plumbing systems with copper pipes were more frequently contaminated than those made of synthetic materials or galvanized steel. An inhibitory effect due to copper was not present. Newly constructed systems (<2 years) were not colonized. The type of hot water preparation had a marked influence. More than 50% of all houses using district heating systems were colonized by Legionella. Their significantly lower hot water temperature is thought to be the key factor leading to intensified growth of Legionella. Although hot water systems using solar energy to supplement conventional hot water supplies operate at temperatures 3°C lower than conventional systems, this technique does not seem to promote proliferation of the bacterium. Our data show convincingly that the temperature of the hot water is probably the most important or perhaps the only determinant factor for multiplication of Legionella. Water with a temperature below 46 °C was most frequently colonized and contained the highest concentrations of legionellae. It is evident that the same factors affecting colonization by Legionella in large buildings also exist in small residential water systems. If temperatures are low there is no difference between large and small systems and Legionella counts are high in both. Since private residences are an important source of community-acquired legionellosis, these findings emphasize the need for preventive control measures in small residential buildings. In some situations it may be necessary to install filtration devices at the point-of-use.
10. December 2007

Brad Pitt recommends amongst others tankless water heaters for Christmas!

The project, called Make It Right, calls for building 150 affordable, environmentally sound houses over the next two years. Mr. Pitt is asking foundations, corporations and individuals to contribute to the project by adopting one house, several houses or a portion of a house through the project Web site, makeitrightnola.org.“You can adopt a tankless water heater or a solar panel or a tree or a low-flush toilet,” Mr. Pitt said to the New York Times. “You can give it to someone for Christmas”.
12. April 2007

New building finished

After a construction time of 18 months, the new sophisticated designed building has been finished centralising all sectors of the company under one innovative complex of buildings. Due to this capital investment the number of employees is exceeding 100.
15. January 2007

International Design Award "Focus Energy" for instant water heater DSX

Trend-setting and sophisticated technology defines the close-contact to energy consumption and energy efficiency. Therefore energy was the focus topic for the Design Award 2006. Only those entries that make an outstanding mark in the market, and whose formal design is exceptionally dynamic, powerful and uncompromising, have a chance of receiving an award. Depending on the products' functions, technological principles also play a role in the assessment process, because the use of materials and energy consumption are more important criteria than they have ever been, in every phase in the product cycle. At the award-winning ceremony, taken place on 20 October 2006, the CLAGE electronic instant hot water heater DSX SERVOTRONIC MPS® was awarded with the honourable award "Focus in Silver". Judges panel: A device with innovative technology which makes water heating more energy efficient and thus highly relevant to the competition theme "Focus Energy". Above all the intelligent application of technology is impressive. All awarded products are exhibited in the unique event rooms in the former industrial premises of Werkzentrum in the city of Weststadt, Building 6. Open till 10 December 2006.
09. October 2006

Product test ZIP HydroTap®

The famous Architecture Magazine AIT appeals for testing the drinking water system ZIP HydroTap® from CLAGE in its August edition under their rubric "Product Test". The selected architecture firms shall test the appliance in view of functionality, design and practice. Results of the test will be released in the October edition of the AIT magazine.
05. May 2006

New electronic instant water heater DSX is very successful

The new series of instantaneous water heaters DX2 with the high-tech DSX Servotronic MPS® is very successful in the German market. The attractive design, the temperature-dependent colour display and the unique MultiplePowerSystem® are reasons for this prosperity. The new brochure (21 x 21 cm) with more information can be downloaded here.
06. February 2006

Saving water and energy!

55 tips given in the latest "STERN" issue shall help to improve life on earth. Everyone can support this project and - quote - "will feel good in doing so" - unquote. There are 3 tips among these hints that can optimally be realised when using CLAGE instantaneous water heaters:

1. "Close the water tap while brushing your teeth. Otherwise, 5 l/min would in vain pour down the drain. A family of four e.g. would waste 60 l for every brushing, p. a.: 109 full bathtubs!"

2. "Avoid running any appliances on standby. Save these needless current costs." CLAGE proposes to apply instead e.g. the small instant water heater MH3. Do no longer waste the usual standby energy of a 5 l storage heater of ca. 0.25 kWh daily. Annual saving: almost 100 kWh per water heater!

3. "Collect - at least now and then - the water that pours down the drain while it heats up to a suitable temperature. Use it for watering your flowers and plants." The CLAGE electronic models heat the water practically in no time up to the desired temperature, water losses are nearly impossible.
12. August 2005

CLAGE is investing to expand its premises in Lüneburg

Counting on their roots in Lüneburg, the company owning family Gerdes is investing in a new building and the enlargement of the CLAGE production and administration premises located in the Pirolweg. The site where the sale of instantaneous water heaters had been started in the years 60 by the founder of the company Claus-Holmer Gerdes (deceased in 1975) and his wife Ulla will be totally different after the reconstruction. A modern new building will replace three old edifices, presently accommodating production and r & d department, after sales service center and administration. This project has been planned by Braunholz architects and shall represent the innovative technical image of the company CLAGE. “The focus will be set on the production site of instantaneous water heaters, we want to visualise our high-quality work” this is what Managing Director, Mr. Jörg Gerdes, emphasises. CLAGE consciously wants to give a sign against the shift in production levels to foreign countries. “After completion of the construction works, all company divisions will be located under one complex of buildings, this enables optimum operating procedures” explains his brother Joachim Gerdes. The phase of construction shall be finished by the end of the year 2006. As all of the construction work will take place during the usual business operations, the staff has to be prepared for additional inconveniences until then. The total capital investment will be around 2.4 Mio. Euro and generates a state-of-the-art production and administration site with sufficient possibilities for further development in the future. Having created a totally new generation of instantaneous water heater series, the company expects ongoing positive business development and hopes to increase the number of employees in Lüneburg further on.
24. September 2004

New package for sales promotion

Electronic instantaneous water heater DLX 24 has a new 4-colored package for sales promotion in Germany!
01. February 2004

Germany's bestseller out now with ELECTRONIC control

The CLAGE electronic series MDX now available
from 3.5 kW up to 6.5 kW!