Ritchie Engineering Opens Office in the Netherlands

BLOOMINGTON, MN (January 12, 2017) – Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc., the leading manufacturer of YELLOW JACKET® products for HVAC&R professionals, is opening a new European office in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

To support this new office, Ritchie Engineering has hired Marc Schumacher as its European Sales and Business Development Manager.


Schumacher will develop and support Ritchie Engineering’s growing business in the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) and western German regions. He has an extensive background in refrigeration and refrigerants, having developed a successful refrigerant business in Germany and the Netherlands over the past nine years. Most recently, Schumacher sold industrial refrigeration systems in the meat, fish and soft fruit sectors. He can be reached at ms@fairfieldtechnologies.nl.

The opening of this new location in the Netherlands will allow Ritchie Engineering to expand its European sales operation, and in the wake of Brexit, the new office will serve as base for accessing the European Union market.

The YELLOW JACKET brand name is synonymous with the highest quality and most complete line of HVAC/R tools in the industry. The brand’s roots go back to 1946 when Ritchie Engineering Company, Inc., a manufacturers’ representative organization, became a hose manufacturer. With an emphasis on quality and service, Ritchie Engineering, based in Bloomington, Minn., trademarked the hose as the YELLOW JACKET® Charging Hose in 1950. Since then, the company has been engineering, manufacturing, and continuously improving the YELLOW JACKET hose while adding new products to its portfolio. Today, YELLOW JACKET products are proudly made in the U.S.A. and sold worldwide through a network of authorized HVAC&R and automotive wholesalers. For more information, please call (952) 943-1333 or visit our Web site at www.yellowjacket.com.