Navien, with its US headquarters in Irvine, says it has sold one million condensing units, describing the accomplishment as a “first in the industry”.
“The energy savings of one million condensing units operating in North America since 2009 vs. non-condensing units sold by other manufacturers, would be roughly equivalent to planting 645,000,000 trees,” Eric Moffroid, Navien’s vice-president of sales and marketing, said in a statement.
Navien says it is growing rapidly and, in a relatively short period of time, has become an innovation leader in the North American plumbing and HVAC sector. Core products are tankless water heaters, combi-boilers and boilers sold exclusively through wholesale distribution.
The company says it celebrated its achievements on Jan. 25 in Irvine at an employee gathering, with dignitaries and VIP guests.
Jon Kee Hong, CEO and president of the worldwide KD Navien organization, said at the event: ”Despite the level of competition, as well as being a product that was unfamiliar to the market due to its no previously existing market sector, Navien America successfully broke down these barriers with the great support from all of the customers and partners in America.
“Now, let’s congratulate ourselves on earning the great trust from our customers and let us return with our best quality products with our passion and faith. Tonight, each one of you is a MVP. Once again, thank you everyone for all of you have done and for showing us our spirit of persistence. I cannot wait to hear about your future accomplishments in the years to come.”
Xplore, a local California “hip hop” martial arts group, using the flags of South Korea and North America, provided entertainment to conclude the evening “and mirrored the happy spirit of Navien’s accomplishment,” the news release said.