Heat Exchanging the World since 1920
We are a leading global manufacturer of heat exchangers, with one of the largest selections of heat exchangers in the world. We are a well-known partner in many industries. Our team is working on creating smart, reliable and sustainable solutions for our customers. Do you want to make an impact and shape the future with us? Then join our team!
Professionals & Managers
Do you already have a number of years in your profession? Are you an outstanding management professional or an experienced specialist in your field, and are you looking for a new challenge?
We offer you exciting, varied and challenging assignments. You could actively develop processes and innovative products in an leading technological group. We promote the potential of everyone who works with us, providing them with suitable career opportunities as specialists and management professionals.
Students & Graduates
Get a taste of working life – as an intern, working student or master’s level candidate. See if we could be your future employer. As a young professional, you can be certain that we will take good care of you and ensure you receive focused induction and on-the-job training. This will enable you to take on greater responsibility step by step.
High school students
Are you about to finish school or already graduated? Kelvion offers great opportunities for people to start your career. An apprenticeship provides a solid foundation for your future career and exciting prospects in many areas including commercial and technical.
Our training program prepares you for future specialist or project management assignments. By learning on the job, you gain valuable experience from the start and get to know about neighboring function areas, so that you can comprehensively understand your job. You will network throughout the company in regular meetings with other trainees.
After studying a master’s degree in chemical engineering at the University at Buffalo in New York, Aditi Verma (30) started her career with Kelvion as an Application Engineer in York, Pennsylvania. In 2021, she joined the Global Sales and Solution team as the Market Manager for Data Center, Refrigeration, and HVAC. As a part of the GSS team, she supports them on their projects globally and is involved in multiple projects with tight deadlines.
Based in Herne, Germany, Stefan Kleinjung is the Head of Product Line Management MCS & PHE. With a background in Engineering and an MBA degree, Stefan has a passion for digitalization and is a part-time lecturer on "business model innovation & digitalization" at the FOM university.
What inspired you to pursue a career in the heat exchanger industry? Heat exchangers play a substantial role in our daily lives - from power generation and transportation to food and beverage production. Although seemingly basic, they are highly sophisticated products, making the industry an intriguing field to work in. This is precisely why I decided to pursue a career in the heat exchanger industry and join Kelvion. In particular, Kelvion is a company that is focused on the future and is home to a team of exceptional individuals, from the shop floor to the upper management. Although it is a large company, it is still of a size where individuals can have a direct impact and help shape the company's direction and future. What sets Kelvion apart is the team's unwavering commitment to driving the company forward and taking it to the next level. This aligns perfectly with my own goals and ambition to drive innovation and business development.What does your current position entail? For me, every day is different – I work on multiple projects focused on the development of a customer-centric, forward-thinking product portfolio suitable for the future. The key to success here is to empower my team to effectively carry out their responsibilities. I take pleasure in my job because it enables me to foster business development and innovation with enthusiastic colleagues in a global environment. Further, we act in a very dynamic industry as we are in a phase of change. This is really exciting for me as the ongoing energy transition significantly affects numerous core applications we supply. In product line management, our focus is on identifying emerging trends associated with it and discovering the most effective solutions for our customers' challenges. This includes developing heat exchangers for waste heat recovery, NOx and methane slip reduction, and even for electric (battery) trains. It goes without saying that we also strive to make our own products more sustainable by implementing design changes and optimizing our production processes.In what ways did Kelvion shape your personal and professional growth? Kelvion placed confidence in me right from the start, and my line managers were excellent mentors whom I could learn from. As a result, I was promoted to Head of Product Line Management for MCS within about two years. Additionally, the HR department gave me the chance to participate in the Network Future program to develop the next generation of leaders. Network Future is a one-year program designed to nurture young talents. C-Level selects approximately ten participants from Kelvion worldwide annually, and the project topic changes every year.
Minh Vu Nguyen, (31) joined Kelvion in 2013. After completing his training as an industrial clerk at the Sarstedt site, he has been working in the commercial order processing and export department, not only acting as an interface to ensure the correct processing of our customers’ orders, but also as the first point of contact for international customers and partners.
Being fascinated by technology from a young age, Suzan Aliakar 33, was destined for a technical career. She attended a technical gymnasium and later studied environmental process engineering, during which time she had the opportunity to be an intern at Kelvion. Her positive experience led her to write her bachelor's thesis on double tube systems, which she completed while working with the company. While writing her thesis, Suzan had access to the company's factory and had her own test stand where she could assemble heat exchangers with different materials and conduct testing.
How has Kelvion supported your career ambitions? Kelvion has been instrumental in nurturing my passion for technical knowledge. After my studies in 2015, I joined the company as a Sales Engineer for Double Tube Heat Exchangers, where I stayed for five years. In 2019, to my surprise, I was invited to join the Network Future program despite my relatively short time at the company. It was exciting to get such an opportunity at such a young age. The one-year Network Future program is designed to nurture young talents. The management selects approximately ten participants from Kelvion worldwide annually, and the project topic changes every year. The skills I acquired through the program equipped me with practical leadership skills, allowing me to successfully manage complex international projects and assume a leadership role. In March 2020, I assumed the position of Director Sales for Double Tube Systems, drawing on my skills from the Network Future program and external leadership training. Over the years, I have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience, and have been entrusted with managing three departments and 14 employees. Recently, I was also given responsibility for the Transformer Cooling Systems and Traction Transformer Cooling Systems Sales Teams, further emphasizing Kelvion's confidence in my abilities and I am truly grateful for the opportunities provided by the company to strengthen my personal and professional growth.What do you enjoy most about your current position? From the outset of my studies, I was supported and encouraged by Kelvion, and this support has continued throughout my career development. What I particularly enjoy about my current role is the close-knit relationship with my colleagues and the familiar atmosphere, along with the opportunity to work on innovative and customizable products such as the double tube heat exchangers. I am involved in the entire process from product selection to sales, which enables me to build relationships with customers and participate in the creation of new products. This comprehensive approach to product development keeps me engaged and motivated. I really value the international nature of the company, which fosters strong connections with colleagues worldwide and provides opportunities to work with customers from diverse cultures. Despite Kelvion’s global reach, the local sites maintain a sense of familiarity and closeness, creating a perfect blend of technology and internationality while preserving the local atmosphere. My position at Kelvion offers an exceptional mix of qualities that keep me challenged and fulfilled. How does your role contribute to supporting customers’ quest for more environmentally friendly solutions? I find it most rewarding when customers visit our site, and we can showcase our production capabilities to them. This allows us to establish a personal connection and demonstrate the value of our products firsthand. Rather than simply supplying heat exchangers, we work in partnership with customers to optimize their processes and develop new concepts that align with their sustainability objectives. In the marine industry, for example, we collaborate closely with customers to explore solutions for greener ship motors in line with the goals of the International Maritime Organization. The organization set the challenging target of decreasing greenhouse gases by 50% by the year 2050. Our heat exchangers play a key role in this transition. LNG, for example, is one of the newer green fuels used for ships in dual fuel motors. In the process of making LNG usable as fuel, our double tube and single tube systems have already been used as components. We have also been experimenting with other green fuels such as ammonia and methanol. In the transformer cooling group, we have already made strides in supporting sustainable transportation with our delivery of pumps for electric trains. Overall, our relationships with customers are centered on building strong partnerships and providing innovative solutions that align with their sustainability goals.
Li Junwei (23) is a mechanical major student at Anhui Information Engineering College. He is fascinated by heat exchanger technology - especially in view of the ongoing energy transition. An internship in the Project Department at Kelvion in Wuhu (China) was therefore the perfect opportunity to extend his knowledge.
Viola Jeyajeevan joined Kelvion as an apprentice in 2015 and steadily advanced, taking on various roles within the company. After completing her apprenticeship, she began her career as an HR coordinator before moving to a new challenge in IT In-house Consultant Project Management. Currently, Viola, still only 26, finds herself in yet another demanding role, as the PMO Manager Sales & Service.
What were your ambitions when you were younger? I was thinking about my future and exploring potential apprenticeship options and I was intrigued by Kelvion’s global presence and international reach. My aspiration was to be part of a multinational corporation that offered plenty of opportunities and Kelvion seemed like the perfect fit. I've always been fascinated by different cultures and people, and I wanted to find a way to merge that with my interest in business. I made the decision to join Kelvion with the belief that it would provide me with many paths for professional and personal growth.
Has your aspiration come true? Definitely - as PMO Manager for Sales & Service, I collaborate with colleagues from various regions. In addition to working with Kelvion’s leadership team, I also get to work on strategic projects and connect with individuals from all around the globe. Combining my professional goals with my passion for diverse cultures has been wonderful.
What makes Kelvion stand out from other companies in supporting career development? I think my passion for challenges is evident in my drive to seek them out. This is precisely what draws me to Kelvion and sets it apart from other companies. If you express interest in a particular area, Kelvion provides you with opportunities and training to prove yourself. I’m thankful for the amount of knowledge and personal growth that I’ve already gained and will continue to do so in the future. The company has shown confidence in me, given me support and offered me numerous paths for development. I will continue to seek out challenges to encounter new versions of myself along the way and Kelvion’s flexibility and versatility provide me with the freedom to do so.
Do you think Kelvion was the right choice for you as a young person to join the business world and would you have done anything differently? Kelvion was always supportive and remains dedicated to developing employees - including me, for example, during my part-time studies. I have been fortunate enough to pursue my interests and make changes when I felt the need to switch things up, resulting in a satisfying career thus far. While many individuals find themselves becoming bored with their jobs after only a few years, Kelvion keeps me intrigued by allowing me to continuously reinvent myself and take on new challenges.
I can be, make and drive change, challenge myself and the company. I would 100% choose Kelvion and this path again.
Hanasyafini Yusoff, a 39-year-old Sales Manager in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pursued a career in mechanical engineering as it provided her with the opportunity to witness tangible outcomes of her work, unlike many other professions. In 2007, she obtained her degree and subsequently worked in various companies, primarily in sales and service engineering roles within industries such as oil and gas and power generation.
What motivated you to pursue a career as a sales and service engineer?
I always wanted to see the direct impact of my work. As a mechanical engineer, I found it particularly satisfying to be able to observe the immediate outcomes of my efforts and identify areas that required additional attention through maintenance and service. Furthermore, I was drawn to the prospect of directly influencing the success of the company through my sales performance. As someone who values results and enjoys being part of a team that drives growth, I felt that a position as a sales and service engineer would be the best fit for me. I wanted to be in a position that would allow me to apply my interests and skills in a way that aligns with my values and ambitions.
What attracted you to enter the heat exchanger industry, and later join Kelvion?
Prior to joining the heat exchanger industry, I worked as a product manager for pumps in Malaysia. Seeking a new challenge, I decided to transition into the heat exchanger industry and test my knowledge in this field. I appreciated the opportunity to learn something new and apply my skills to a completely different set of products and customer demands.
In 2021, I joined Kelvion because I was drawn to the company's diverse range of products. Unlike my previous job, where I only focused on one product line, Kelvion offered me the chance to expand my responsibilities and familiarize myself with a wider range of products. I was excited by the prospect of overseeing customer locations throughout Southeast Asia, rather than just in Malaysia as I did before.
At Kelvion, there is always something new to learn, whether it's about customers in different countries or how to meet their specific requirements. The company provides opportunities for growth and development, including training programs and the option to pursue new roles within the organization. I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic company and look forward to continuing to learn and grow in my role.
What are your responsibilities and favorite aspects of your current job?
I spend 60% of my time traveling to other countries, primarily to meet new clients and assess their sales and service needs. This provides me with an opportunity to witness the customer's issues firsthand and offer solutions. Afterwards, I discuss the site conditions with my colleagues to determine the best approach for achieving the client's goals.
In addition, managing agents has been an exciting new challenge for me. I directly manage three agents and indirectly manage two others. I conduct monthly meetings to understand their challenges and learn about potential new prospects. We also have an annual summit where we meet with all agents to discuss our business development plans.
I find it fascinating to explore what clients want in a product and analyze their specifications to determine their actual needs. My job provides me with the opportunity to consult with clients and collaborate with them to optimize their plans and concepts, rather than simply supplying a product. This aspect of my job is particularly fulfilling.
How do you perceive your present role and its impact on the future?
Being results-oriented, I take pride in the fact that my job actively aids other businesses' sustainability. My team and I are committed to helping customers to become greener by consuming less energy and reducing waste.
By servicing heat exchangers, we considerably improve their energy efficiency, which in turn prevents potential expenses like those arising during production halts.
With a thirst for knowledge and a drive to excel in his field, Janik Bartsch, 26, embarked on his Master's in Economic Sciences at the TU Dortmund in 2022, after completing a degree in Business Administration.
While he is currently deepening his understanding of the business world, he has also been working as a student trainee in Controlling at Kelvion since 2021.
What is it like to work in a real company while still being enmeshed in your academic studies?
The experience of working at Kelvion has allowed me to put my academic knowledge into practical use and gain invaluable insights into the dynamics of financial management and controlling within a corporate setting. I've had the opportunity to collaborate with talented professionals, learn from mentors, and contribute to the company's financial success, while still just being at the beginning phase of my career.
Why did you join the heat exchanger industry?
Joining this industry was a deliberate choice. Throughout my studies, I learned about the exciting intersection of sustainability and business by writing my bachelor's thesis on that exact topic.
So, this intersection and my interest in it became the driving force behind my career choice. And while researching and writing my bachelor's thesis, I gained a profound appreciation for the heat exchanger industry as it plays a meaningful role in fostering sustainable business practices.
What attracted you to join Kelvion?
In short: Kelvion’s global perspective. In today's interconnected world, understanding the dynamics of global business operations is essential – and Kelvion allowed me to learn what it’s like to work in a globally networked company with people from all over the world.
My decision to join Kelvion has been a step towards gaining a deeper understanding of how businesses operate in a global context.
Can you give us a glimpse of your daily working routine?
Well, it largely revolves around a crucial weekly event—the EWC (Every Week Counts). One of the primary tasks that occupy my week is the collection and analysis of data related to Kelvion's performance metrics, e.g., order intake, financial forecasts, and other key performance indicators.
I prepare the presentation that serves as the cornerstone of our discussions during the EWC. This involves not only compiling the data but also presenting it in a clear, concise, and impactful manner for the management team.
The EWC influences the company's direction and decision-making process. It involves meticulous data collection, effective communication, and a commitment to delivering insights that drive the organization forward.
What do you like most about your job?
One of the things I genuinely treasure is the opportunity to collaborate with many different individuals.
We are a collective force working together towards a common goal. The synergy that emerges from this is truly remarkable. It allows us to approach challenges and opportunities from various angles, drawing on a wealth of knowledge and perspectives.
How did Kelvion support you in your development?
Kelvion has a unique approach to nurturing talent, which begins with trust and independence. From day one, I was entrusted with responsibilities and given the freedom to perform my job independently.
This trust not only instilled a sense of confidence but also provided me with a platform to refine my skills. The autonomy to make decisions and execute tasks allowed me to take ownership of my work, fostering personal growth and a sense of accountability.
Is there a connection between the ongoing energy transition and the Controlling department?
Definitely. Traditionally Controlling is focused on financial aspects. But now, it extends its reach to non-financial value drivers that are closely linked to sustainability. These drivers include metrics related to carbon emissions, energy efficiency, resource conservation, and social responsibility, among others.
I am responsible for examining and monitoring these value drivers with the same rigor and attention as financial figures. By tracking and reporting on these metrics, we can measure our progress, identify areas for improvement, and align our strategies with the goals of the energy transition.
Timo Kivilaht, 34, started his journey with Kelvion in 2018 – and what a journey it has been so far: Commencing as the VP Field Sales for the DACH region, he steadily advanced from EVP Sales DACH and EVP Global Sales & Solutions BU RT to become Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Solutions.
Industries are becoming increasingly aware of their environmental impact and work hard to minimize it. The heat exchange business is no exception, and I was intrigued to be part of an industry that can have such a positive impact in reducing global warming, for example through re-using energy. By capturing and repurposing energy with heat exchangers, companies can significantly cut down on expenses, all while contributing to a more resource-efficient industry.
The heat exchange business is inherently innovative. Engineers and professionals in this field are constantly pushed to optimize existing technologies. I want my work to contribute to a lasting impact on both the environment and the economy.
All in all, it’s a great industry to be working in, allowing me to engage in purposeful work while actively fostering positive change.
I value the opportunity to develop myself and to do so within a company that upholds a standard of product excellence. It fills me with pride to be a part of a system that elevates our partners with our products.
Kelvion’s global presence alone speaks volumes about the opportunities one can have here. Kelvion offers a unique platform for professionals to engage with many cultures, markets, and challenges. This global reach has broadened my horizon and nurtured a global perspective.
To me, the mix of diverse individuals with unique sets of skills and experiences and an environment of continuous learning and innovation set Kelvion apart.
Could you describe your typical work routine?
I, along with my dedicated team, work daily to create optimal solutions for our valued partners and customers. My daily routine revolves around teamwork and collaboration, engaging discussions, brainstorming sessions, and strategy meetings with my team members. We share insights and pool our expertise to engineer innovative solutions that address the diverse needs of our partners and customers. My team and I are dedicated to understanding our customers’ unique challenges, aspirations, and requirements. Whether it's through direct communication, virtual meetings, or in-person interactions, the goal is to establish an environment of trust and mutual understanding – all to provide exceptional value to our partners and customers.
I’m passionate about engaging with partners and customers to find exceptional solutions. I find immense satisfaction in the intricate process of agreeing on a technical solution that aligns perfectly with our partner's needs. It creates a sense of accomplishment and meaning when we elevate our partners with our solutions.
This dynamic environment keeps me continually engaged and enthusiastic.
Why should people join Kelvion?
The decision to join Kelvion is an investment in not only your professional future but also your personal development. You’re empowered to grow and make an impact, both on yourself and the business.
Through comprehensive training programs and my mentor, I was able to enhance my technical and soft skills needed to excel in my role and make meaningful contributions. This access to various training and guidance has been pivotal in my growth as both a professional and a heat exchange expert.
Could you describe your contribution to the ongoing energy transition?
I see myself as being responsible for steering the team towards engineering solutions that seamlessly support the shift to sustainable energy sources and practices.
Our mission is to not only comprehend the intricacies of this transition but to proactively shape our offerings to align with its goals.
My team and I have a shared vision comprising renewable energy, resource optimization, and carbon footprint reduction, all while keeping our sights set on innovation.
Your development is our priority
We encourage and support our staff by offering the opportunity to learn new skills and prepare for new tasks. You have plenty of opportunity to develop further with us in early career stages, specialist and management positions.
Annual employee dialog
An annual employee dialog is used to align on personnel development goals. Unlike an appraisal, this qualitative feedback leads to greater clarity and mutual understanding. When both the employee and senior management team learn how they are viewed and how they can improve themselves, it provides a good basis for personal development.
Internal training on Kelvion Campus
Take the time to regularly educate yourself in our internal training platform Kelvion Campus, or externally. Kelvion Campus is our in-house learning management system and includes management soft skills training, product and software training. In addition to training, we also support individual measures such as coaching or mentoring, if required.
Development of employees
A highlight of our personnel development is our Network Future Talent program, which supports employees with potential at the start of their careers. The one-year development program is part of Kelvion's succession planning process and aims to identify and develop people with potential. Encouraging a high degree of independence and personal commitment, it challenges the participants and gives them the opportunity to develop personally and professionally.
Companywide, we live one company culture which every one of us embodies in our daily work with one another and with our business partners.
Vision & Values
Our five values form the foundation for a common base at Kelvion and establish one company culture.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
The uniqueness and diversity of our employees represents a core value for us. We support a working environment which is free of prejudice and where everyone is treated equally.
ESG principles are crucial for securing our future as a strong and resilient company to provide long-term value for you.
Kelvion is a global manufacturer of industrial heat exchangers for a highly diversified range of market segments.
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