Peachtree City, Ga. — Last year proved to be a banner year for Rinnai America. As one of the top-selling brands of tankless water heaters in the U.S. and Canada closed out its 40th anniversary year here, it enjoyed both record unit sales and revenue, even surpassing pre-recession performance.
“In addition to breaking all-time company records in North America, we celebrated a number of other milestones in industry-leading product development and company exposure,” said Frank Windsor, General Manager of Rinnai America.
On the product development front, Rinnai introduced the Ultra Series RUC models, the first tankless water heater in the industry that allows for both concentric or twin-pipe PVC venting on the same unit. Shortly after, Rinnai launched the Ultra Series RUR models, a line of condensing tankless water heaters for recirculation with or without a dedicated return line that incorporate integrated bypass technology to help users save time, money and natural resources by providing an endless supply of hot water faster.
Additionally, Rinnai began assembly of its Commercial Tankless Rack Systems at its headquarters.
As part of the company’s high-profile marketing initiatives, Rinnai signed an exclusive sponsorship with NASCAR driver Cole Whitt. The company also ramped up its product placement activities in which its tankless water heaters are used on well-known national home improvement television shows.
“Being regarded as an innovator and business partner to our customers is the key to growing our business, while also growing theirs,” said Kirk Morrow, Sales Director at Rinnai America.
Takashi Sonoda, President of Rinnai America, commented, “Our company’s successes in 2014 and continued market share dominance in North America demonstrate our industry leadership and dedication to developing the highest-quality, energy-efficient products. I would like to personally thank our valued customers and team members for making this banner year possible.”