Kamstrup ramps up in Austria for new smart metering business

Skanderborg, Denmark – As a part of the delivery of a 1,000 unit pilot with Wien Energie GmbH, Kamstrup has announced the opening of an Austrian subsidiary in Vienna’s Millennium Tower.

Division Director, Lars Bo Kristensen, said: “Austria has decided to adopt the European regulatory roadmap for full-scale introduction of smart meters and smart metering. Being 100% focused on smart metering, we wish to support this national roll-out and provide an even closer service to both existing and future customers in Austria  – and this is best done in Austria”.

 

The European Smart Metering Mandate requires the implementation of smart metering systems for 80% of electricity consumers in Europe by the end of 2020. But Austrian authorities have set an even more ambitious goal and foresee a staggering 95% of the Austrian electricity consumers equipped with smart meters by the end of 2019.

Some one thousand consumers will receive their smart meter before summer this year, when Wien Energie rolls out the meters for the first pilot. For this, Kamstrup is providing their new smart metering platform, OMNIA Suite, based on Radio Mesh and GPRS, which integrates directly with the Meter Data Management System of Wien Energie, EnergyIP, delivered by Siemens.

 

Wolfgang Haager, who will be managing the new office in Vienna, commented:  “We see great potential for our water meters and smart meters in Austria, providing integrated smart meter solutions. The main focus of our new organisation is to deepen our customer relationships and provide a closer cooperation in this trade”.

The Austrian office will also function as hub for Kamstrup to enter new markets and expand activities in the Danube-area and with 300m² office spaces on 32nd floor in Millenium Tower there is room to grow.

Kamstrup serves energy companies and utilities with innovative metering solutions for electricity, heat, cooling, water and natural gas. Solutions include smart grid applications, smart metering systems and meters. Energy and water meters from Kamstrup are installed in homes worldwide securing fair billing and an efficient use of energy. Kamstrup was founded in 1946 and has today 850 employees and representations in more than 60 countries.

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