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“The increased production will help meet the growing market demand for cooling and heating high-efficiency compressors in North America, Europe, and Asia.”
- Kim Fausing
president and CEO

Danfoss showed off its brand-new, 145,000-square-foot production facility to customers, community members, public officials, and staff on May 29. The guest list included Jorgen Clausen, son of the late Mads Clausen, the company's founder; Mads and Mads-Peter Clausen, the founder's grandsons; and Kim Fausing, Danfoss president and CEO,

The new Turbocor facility is located in Tallahassee and is driven by market growth and adoption of oil-free, magnetic-bearing technology. The additional facility (the company has a previous facility on the grounds) will host state-of-the-art manufacturing for the TTS/TG/TH lines for Danfoss Turbocor compressors, doubling current capacity with the ability to expand even further. The $62 million investment will also create jobs in the Tallahassee area.

Danfoss Turbocor Factory Grand Opening.

MAKING IT OFFICIAL: Danfoss leadership was on hand in Tallahassee to officially open the new Turbocor factory: from left, Kristian Strand, president, Danfoss Commercial Compressors; Mads Clausen, 3rd generation of Danfoss founder Mads Clausen; Ricardo Schneider, president, Danfoss Turbocor; Kim Fausing, CEO, Danfoss; Jurgen Fischer, president, Danfoss Climate Solutions; and Mads Peter Clausen, 3rd generation of Danfoss founder Mads Clausen. (Courtesy of Danfoss)

Reflecting Danfoss’ goal to become carbon-neutral by 2030, the new factory will utilize low-carbon Turbocor compressors and a heat recovery system to reduce carbon emissions and energy usage.

“The increased production will help meet the growing market demand for cooling and heating high-efficiency compressors in North America, Europe, and Asia,” said Fausing. “The oil-free, high-efficiency compressor technology is a key enabler for meeting the decarbonization goals of commercial buildings, cities, and countries. Currently, North America is the largest market and region for Danfoss, with 34 sites, and we couldn’t be prouder of this latest chapter in Turbocor’s growth.”

Turbocor compressors use magnetic-bearing technology instead of oil and provide a low-carbon and ultra-low GWP cooling option for commercial air conditioning and heat pumps.

“In the big picture, global megatrends are driving a lot of technology changes around us,” Fausing said. “It creates big opportunities for all of us if we go after it. And, I think Turbocor is a great example of how we are going after this as the energy system is transforming to become more electrical going forward. With many new applications like AI driving the need for data centers, there is an enormous push on the energy side — to have higher efficiency in our infrastructure, machines, and buildings is super important.”

In November 2023, Turbocor celebrated its 10th anniversary of being a wholly-owned Danfoss company. Initially founded in 1994, and later becoming a joint venture with Danfoss in 2004, the company has made its mark globally. Danfoss Turbocor is continuing to grow its footprint, with an expanded facility in Haiyan, China, opening next year, and the establishment of a configuration center in Nordborg, Denmark, at Danfoss’ corporate headquarters. The Nordborg site currently handles sales and service for Turbocor’s European customers; a new production facility is scheduled for completion in 2026.

“This investment is not only a commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our customers but underscores the importance of local manufacturing,” said Ricardo Schneider, president of Danfoss Turbocor. “As part of Danfoss’ green growth strategy, we are regionalizing our supply chains in order to manufacture products closer to our customers, improve service, and decarbonize our operations. Expanding our capacity in Tallahassee is key to our growth strategy in North America.”

Danfoss Turbocor provides scholarships, research support, and workforce development training to students at two- and four-year colleges in Tallahassee. Its proximity to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University further strengthens the relationship between Turbocor and the community by enabling the company to benefit from ongoing research and providing internship and employment opportunities for students.

“The journey to this moment has been paved with the hard work and dedication of our employees, leaders, customers, and the local community,” said Schneider. “By eliminating the need for oil, we are not only reducing maintenance costs, but also contributing to a cleaner, greener future. Turbocor compressors are not just a product — they are a commitment to environmental stewardship and responsible manufacturing.”