Danfoss to offer rotary compressors for residential heat pump market

Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Deal expands Danfoss R290 portfolio for residential heat pumps
  • Danfoss facilitates the systems design and shortens time to market

Shanghai/Nordborg – Danfoss entered into a global agreement with Highly, global manufacturer of rotary compressors, with the aim to offer rotary technology to the residential heat pump market and some selective Refrigeration applications. This partnership further strengthens Danfoss’ position as a preferred partner to accelerate the decarbonization of the heating sector.

With the market making significant shifts towards decarbonization, reliance on fossil fuel heating systems is dropping. Hydronic heat pumps – due to their energy efficiency helping to reduce indirect emissions– are a key part of this move. This is particularly true in Europe, thanks to the continent’s green initiatives.

This strategic agreement will enable Danfoss to offer a complete R290-based program for heat pumps, now including rotary compressors, and further expand its broad end-to-end portfolio from the heating source to the distribution.

Danfoss solutions provide the most efficient heating architecture to help homeowners take control of their energy usage and costs. Increasing the energy efficiency of single-family homes is a critical step towards decarbonization.

For OEMs and Distribution market within the residential heat pump scope, Danfoss will be selling Danfoss branded rotary compressors manufactured by Highly. Highly will continue to sell Highly branded rotary compressors via their existing channels.


Fabio Klein, Senior Vice president of Scroll and Reciprocating Compressors at Danfoss Commercial Compressors says:

“By adding R290 rotary compressors to Danfoss’ extensive portfolio of propane-based valves, controls, heat exchangers, and sensors, we are facilitating our customers work in their systems design and helping them to speed up time to market.”

The rotary compressors will come with a brand-new HVAC drive, detailed polynomials, and will be offered as a pre-qualified package, further simplifying the heat pump systems qualification.


Fabio Klein adds:

“Combined with our extensive application support, testing and simulation capacities, and understanding of the continuously evolving environmental product standards, refrigerant transition, and energy efficiency requirements, this will support our vision of becoming a long-term all-in-one solution provider for residential heat pumps.”


Ji Shengchang, Vice President of Shanghai Highly Electrical Appliances Co., LTD. says:

“Danfoss’ complete offering for heat pump market, strong application expertise will certainly contribute towards Highly becoming the leading supplier of the rotary compressor technology in the heat pump market. Danfoss’ already established sales network, proximity to customers, high quality service levels along with Highly rotary compressors expertise will help customers design efficient systems.”


About Highly:

Highly is one of the largest rotary compressor manufacturers in the world, supplying compressor around the world in different applications. Where you can find heating and cooling systems, you may find Highly. In order to achieve their Safeguard human’s living environment’s goal, Highly uses renewable energy and green technology in their products. Quality oriented, Customer oriented and Technology oriented are Highly’s foundation of life.