Emission Reduction and Avoidance Technologies

R744: World's 1st green cooling.

OBRIST Engineering

EMISSION REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

OBRIST Engineering is an Austrian technology company with 20 years of experience in the development of automotive powertrain systems, waste heat recovery and thermal management systems. We have extended our technological lead in mobile applications based on the natural refrigerant R744.

Services

Services

OBRIST Engineering provides unrivalled expertise for designing HVAC-Systems and components, especially for natural refrigerants like R744.

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Compressor & Expander Technology

Compressor & Expander Technology

No one else has our experience in designing compressors and expanders, whether they are for “small” mobile or large 100kW stationary applications.

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Systems

Systems

OBRIST is the industry pioneer regarding the design of HVAC-systems for mobile applications based on the natural refrigerant R744. Furthermore, we can also handle the complete thermal management system.

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Refrigerants

Refrigerants

Our pursuit of being the technology leader drives our research in using alternative refrigerants. 

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Experience since 1996

During the past two decades OBRIST Engineering emerged as the technology leader in mobile applications based on the natural refrigerant R744. Our customers profit from our proven expertise in delivering industry-leading compressors, components and systems for mobile and stationary applications. The core of our expertise lies in a deep understanding of the thermodynamic process design of HVAC systems and of the resulting functional requirements regarding all components involved.

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Working in emission avoidance and reduction technologies allows us to work on existing and innovative topics. The beauty in this, is that our company does something which makes sense to humankind. When things make sense, they can provide a special fulfillment for the company, the team and to me personally. I love to work and think about sustainable solutions.

The key objective is to save the world, thereby saving a future for our grandchildren!

Signature of Frank Obrist

Frank Obrist
Founder of OBRIST Engineering

Technology Selection

All products and components by OBRIST Engineering are purposely designed according to the specific requirements of the refrigerant and the application. From prototype design to build-up and to mass-production validation, our engineers and technicians offer proven expertise in the management of compressor development programs.

Scroll Technology

OBRIST Engineering develops compressors, scroll expanders and heat pumps that define global benchmarks in terms of energy-efficiency, sustainability, cost-efficiency and usability. Our deep understanding in Scroll Technology and precise in-house Scroll 2D and 3D Simulation Tools gives us fast and comprehensive calcuations of scroll geometries.

Experience

During the past two decades OBRIST Engineering emerged as the technology leader in mobile applications based on the natural refrigerant R744. Our customers profit from our industry-leading expertise. The core of our expertise lies in a deep understanding of the thermodynamic process design of HVAC systems and of the resulting functional requirements regarding all components involved.

Quality and Safety

OBRIST has established a quality management system for development, manufacturing, assembly and marketing of components and systems. All products are designed according to the highest safety requirements, often exceeding the most demanding standards. A TÜV SÜD audit has ascertained that the requirements according to ISO 9001:2015 are fulfilled. The certificate is valid until 2019.

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The masterminds behind OBRIST Engineering

Frank Wolf, CEO, together with Frank Obrist, Founder and President, head a team of experienced engineers and experts.

Since 2017, OBRIST Engineering has been a member of the Klimaneutralitätsbündnis 2025, providing a voluntary contribution to worldwide climate protection.


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Internationally Active Patents

Intellectual Property: OBRIST Group

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50

Vehicle Build-Ups: Natural Refrigerant

R744 A/C and Heat Pump

1st

Series Automotive R744 (CO2)

Compressor Worldwide