NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Centrotherm Launches Product in Canada amid Pandemic with CEG’s Support

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Centrotherm Eco Systems is a manufacturer of venting systems and accessories for heating professionals. Its main product is the InnoFlue Polypropylene Vent Systems. A subsidiary of German company Centrotec Sustainable A.G., Centrotherm came to Albany, New York, in 2008 and has been growing since then. Now with a 47,800-square-foot facility in Albany, the manufacturer has more than 75 employees.

The Center for Economic Growth has been a reliable partner in helping Centrotherm manufacture our products more efficiently and sell them to customers in an industry where long-term reliability is paramount. Concept Connect Ventures’ Jose Palomino was very easy to work with, very patient, and willing to walk you through the ValueProp Accelerator process. While he helped us launch our Air Excellent in Canada, we are now applying the lessons he gave us on multiple persona value propositions to all new product releases throughout North America.

— Joel Dzekciorius, CEO, Centrotherm Eco Systems, LLC

Results of the engagement included:
  • 30 jobs created/10 jobs retained
  • $2,000,000 in increased sales/$2,000,000 in retained sales
  • $1,000,000 in new products
  • $200,000 in cost savings

Read the full story at the NIST website here.