2G has established itself as one of the world's leading manufacturers of CHP units and aims to be an active part of the global energy revolution. Through the production of these modules for distributed power systems using combined heat and power, we make an active contribution to the implementation of the global political climate goals and help our customers beyond that, by saving them money with their energy supply. Worldwide, we have thousands of satisfied customers and partners, who are already convinced by the performance and quality of 2G products. To date, approximately 2,200 plants have been successfully installed in 20 countries with a combined capacity of 450 MW. The product portfolio ranges from systems with 1 kW of electric power for domestic use (distributed by its affiliate, 2G Home GmbH) to large plants with 4,000 kW of electrical power to generate electricity and heat supply of complete real estate. The broad range of the product portfolio allows the possibility to use various gases and gas mixtures. Thus, 2G modules are operated with natural gas and biomethane as well as with various lean gases such as biogas, sewage gas or LFG methane.
Three basic building blocks for success!
1. First Technology leadership
As an innovative technology leader with the highest efficiency achieved, we enjoy worldwide recognition, especially in the power range between 50 kW and 500 kW of electric power. Due to continuous development work on engine efficiency, we were able to realize more than a 2 percentage point increase in the agenitor series (natural gas and biogas). The foundation for this success was laid in early 2009 when we were able to have Dr. Günther Herdin, one of the world's most respected gas engine experts on gas, commit to us long term. In 2010, based on this cooperation, 2G with Dr. Herdin as a partner, founded 2G Drives GmbH as its own research and development subsidiary. The team of 2G drives, consisting of approximately 15 engineers and technicians as well as 15 other mechanics, is continuously engaged with the development of gas engines and engine peripherals. In 2011 a test facility went into operation at the Heek site which underlines the technological demands of the entire 2G group.
2G Drives CEO Frank Grewe (left), Dr. Günther Herdin (right)
The high quality of 2G’s brand is not only defined by the efficiency and reliability of its products but also about the services at existing facilities. The close-knit network of locally settled 2G service technicians and service partners provides fast response times and a regulated system maintenance. With the 24-hour service hotline, seven days a week, the 2G service team is always available.
In 2011, the 2G service moved in its own building to speed up the coordination and processing of the demands for service and spare parts. Located here, on nearly 1,000 square meters, are the control room and a separate stock of spare parts, so that all service components are permanently and readily available.
2G Service building
3. The Team
Flexible - competent - dynamic, these are the attributes describing our colleagues during their daily tasks, always with the customer’s best interest in mind. Whether in sales, in contracting, project management, during the execution of the contract or the service at our existing operations, our colleagues stay true to the 2G philosophy: "Only satisfied customers make us successful." Due to the pursuit of this philosophy and its associated high level of customer satisfaction, remarkable things were achieved, particularly during growth periods. With the experience gained over more than 15 years, our colleagues are now proud to call themselves "specialists of combined heat and power."