ecop is a technology company that manufactures rotation heat pumps for industrial use, which use innovative technology with multiple patents. With it, ecop helps companies to recover energy, protect the environment and save costs.
ecop has sites in Vienna and Neuhofen an der Krems. The development centre equipped with the latest technologies is located in Vienna; production takes place in Upper Austria.
ecop has been awarded a number of prizes, including the European Business Award for the Environment 2018 (Winner The Process Award) of the European Commission, the State Prize Environmental Technology 2018/19, the Innovation Prize of Upper Austria (2nd place), the ÖGUT Environmental Award 2017, the Mercur Innovation Award 16 in the category “Green Economy”, the Daphne Environmental Technology Award in Gold 2016, the EDISON Award 2012, the VIE Energy Globe 2010 and was awarded “winner by passion” 2017 and 2018 by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
Bernhard Adler is co-founder and Managing Director of ecop, where he is responsible for research and development, sales and marketing. After an HTL for mechanical engineering he studied mechanical engineering and mechatronics. Even before graduating, he founded ecop and concentrated as of that time on the company development. He is the inventor of the ecop technology and has written many publications on the topic of industrial, high-temperature and rotation heat pumps. Bernhard Adler is married, has two sons, a daughter and lives near to Vienna.
Head of Procurement
Peter Schober held executive positions in mechanical engineering and plastics technology and additionally as a manager. He has extensive experience in purchasing and procurement. At ecop, he is site manager and manages purchasing, as a team, in Upper Austria. He is married, has two children and lives in Asten.
Head of Engineering
Christian Rakusch is head of mechanical development at the Vienna location. He studied mechanical engineering with specialization in power engineering and production engineering. After various positions in metrology and at the university, he headed hydroelectric power projects in an international industrial company for several years, where he served as group leader for high-pressure turbines and as innovation manager. He is married, has one child and lives near Vienna.
Product & Quality Management
After finishing her apprenticeship as hotel & tourism management assistant at MODUL, she studied product marketing & project management at the Campus Wieselburg of the FH Wr. Neustadt, where she received certifications in the fields of quality and environment. During this time she started working for ecop as an assistant to the management and this year she is completing her part-time Master Eco-Design (ecological product development). Katrin Schöfl is responsible for product & quality management at ecop and lives in Vienna.
Around 15 employees work at ecop at the moment. It is a mixed team of young, dedicated and experienced technical specialists, process and production experts, sales and marketing professionals, finance and IT experts. They share the joy of bringing a completely new technology to the market and protecting the environment.
Network & Cooperation Partners
ecop is closely networked with important innovation and research funding institutions in Austria such as the Technical University of Vienna, the Business Agency of the City of Vienna and the Austrian Research Funding Society. Several research and development projects were carried out in the past few years. We also work with numerous industrial partners, for example Scheuch and Ygnis. In July 2018 ecop has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 SME instrument phase 2 programme.