The government minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, Lord Callanan, visited Worcester Bosch today to learn more about its recent developments in low-carbon heating.
Lord Callanan was joined by local MP Robin Walker, being shown round the plant by CEO Carl Arntzen to find out about innovations including heat pumps and hybrid technology.
Robin invited Lord Callanan to the city following the manufacturer’s written response to the Government publication, the Heat and Buildings Strategy, released last October.
The day included a tour of the company’s headquarters, visiting manufacturing operations, research and development department, and the training department.
The visit came as Worcester Bosch is developing a hydrogen heating system and hydrogen-powered cars along with buses and refuse trucks.
Local MP Robin Walker said:
"Worcester Bosch are experts in home heating with nearly sixty years of experience so I am glad Lord Callanan could join me to hear their views on the government's Heat and Buildings Strategy.
"Buildings are responsible for around 30 per cent of our national emissions and decarbonising homes and buildings not only helps the UK work towards net zero emissions, but also creates an unparalleled opportunity for job creation and innovation. Worcester Bosch have some cutting edge solutions to help decarbonise heating and this visit gave the firm the opportunity to share this with government."
Mr Arntzen said:
"I was delighted to show Lord Callanan around the factory and present to him some of the ground-breaking technology we have developed to support the move towards a low carbon future."
September 2022 sees the 60th anniversary of Worcester Bosch being established in the city. The company employs more than 1,800 people and has launched a special campaign to celebrate the milestone. Throughout this year, the “More than 60” campaign seeks to recognise people who have gone the extra mile in the pandemic and reward them for their dedication.