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Viessmann: Adopting Chromebooks to advance the company’s cloud journey


Viessmann, a Germany-based manufacturer of energy systems, was already well along the road to working in the cloud when the company’s IT leaders decided to give employees more flexibility in when and how to work. Viessmann employees were already using Google Workspace and Chrome Browser, so HP Chromebooks were a natural choice for easy adoption, better performance, and more flexible workflows. In the process of rolling out Chromebooks, Viessmann was able to reduce the resources needed to deploy and manage IT hardware. With Chromebooks and Google Workspace, employees can access productivity tools, as well as legacy applications through Citrix.

About Viessmann

Viessmann is a manufacturer of heating, industrial, and refrigeration systems headquartered in Allendorf, Germany. With 22 production companies in 12 countries and 120 sales offices throughout the world, Viessmann is international in its orientation. Viessmann employs 12,300 people and reported 2019 sales of €2.65 billion.

Industries: Manufacturing
Location: Germany

Chrome Enterprise results

Employees ready for remote work in just 3 days

Helps employees start work faster, thanks to Chromebooks’ fast bootup times.

Reduces IT maintenance, since Chromebooks update automatically.

Improves policy setup through Admin console.

Allows use of legacy applications with Citrix.

Eases transition to remote work.

Helping employees work from anywhere in the cloud

With help from deployment partner Cloudwürdig, Viessmann began its Chromebook rollout with 800 devices in its main offices in Germany, plus 200 in other countries; by 2022, the company plans to deploy over 3,000 Chromebooks company-wide. The Admin console makes deployment, management, and policy changes fast and easy. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the combination of Chromebooks, Google Workspace, and Chrome Browser allowed employees to quickly transition to remote work, without the burden of complex hardware and VPNs.

Chrome Enterprise is the driver in bringing our workplace into a browser environment. Everyone has easy access to the same information at any time, from any device.

Alexander Pöllmann, Head of Workplace Technology, Viessmann

About partners

Cloudwürdig logo

Cloudwürdig is a German Google Cloud Partner, specializing in Google Cloud Platform and integration of Google Workspace, Chrome Enterprise, and Chromebooks into existing infrastructures.

Citrix logo

Citrix builds the secure, unified digital workspace technology that helps organizations unlock human potential and deliver a consistent workspace experience wherever work needs to get done. With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments.