CALGARY, Alberta - Danfoss Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement whereby a private investment group will acquire the assets and intellectual property rights to continue production of its Zone Control Panels, known as ZCPs, manufactured in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Zone Control Panels are prefabricated boiler/furnace room piping and control packages used in residential and commercial hydronic radiant floor heating, snow/ice melting, and other forms of hot or chilled water systems. According to the company, the compact appliances reduce the assembly and installation times of pipe, valves, and controls by 60 percent, control wiring by 40 percent, and startup by 20 percent. There are approximately 8,000 ZCPs installed in Canada and the United States.

According to Danfoss Senior Director Steve Manson, "Danfoss is pleased to have this organization continue producing these panels. We have had a number of calls from customers saying that they simply cannot find either the equivalent product or quality of product as they have come to expect with the ZCP."

The new company, known as ZCP Manufacturing Inc., will be led by Dale Heath, director of operations, and will take on service and support for existing ZCP products and continue to incorporate Danfoss components inside. The core of the former Danfoss team will be the key operations personnel of ZCP Manufacturing.

Builders, contractors, and distributors interested in learning more about ZCP products can call Heath at 403-236-9560.

Publication date: 03/20/2006