“...I was triggered by the research from the World Bank stating that evaporative cooling in the future will play an important part in the HVAC industry, and I think it is a blessing that we were technical people but not hindered by any knowledge about cooling technology."
- Hans Reinders, founder of Oxycom.
In 2002, together with two employees from his previous company but without any specific knowledge about cooling, Hans Reinders launched Oxycom literally in a shed.
Although new energy-efficient HVAC products were developed and introduced to the market. Unfortunately, awareness of sustainable products was minor. Oxycom became the pioneer of highly innovative "natural cooling systems,” by putting sustainability in its core mission and work towards reducing the global ecological footprint required for cooling, ventilating, and heating buildings.
Initial success for this innovative concept came quickly in 2004, with a huge order from a German caravan manufacturer for 60 thousand cooling units. We made a mistake after testing and receiving the order from the German caravan manufacturer, we accepted a short delivery time of only six months to deliver the first units. It should have been 18 months to properly set up for production. We could not match the number of units needed and success went out of the door just as quickly as it came.
A typical mistake made by young innovative companies. You are forced to deliver profitable numbers to comply with shareholders, who invested substantially.
Despite the bumpy start and industry not being ready for new energy-saving technologies. Oxycom is currently growing fast. Sustainability is currently a high priority around the world, and the demand for sustainable cooling is growing at an unprecedented pace.