Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Hosts Annual Diamond Service Group Conference

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Hosts Annual Diamond Service Group Conference

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.’s Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric), a leading manufacturer of Zoned Comfort Solutions™ and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, held its annual Diamond Service Group (DSG) Conference from March 20 – 21, 2018 at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, Atlanta.

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MovinCool Honors Ken Swanson with Industry Pioneer Award

MovinCool®, a brand of DENSO Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial spot air conditioners, has honored distributor Ken Swanson with its Industry Pioneer Award. MovinCool created the award to recognize Swanson’s visionary role in launching and developing the spot cooler market in the United States.

Hunter Industrial Debuts Industrial Fan Line Featuring Easiest Installation Market-Wide

Hunter Industrial Fans—the industrial division of Hunter Fan Company—is today launching an industrial fan line engineered to deliver year-round HVAC cost savings and the easiest installation features on the market to date. Dubbed the “XP,” this new HVLS solution delivers a highly efficient performance with a featherweight design and includes a uniquely streamlined plug-n-play, pre-assembled installation process that does not require any guy-wires.

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Market will climb up to US$ 45,000 Mn by 2026

Commercial refrigeration equipment are used in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, etc. New technologies and regulations are leading to the development of commercial refrigeration with energy efficiency that has a very low impact on the environment.

Fujitsu Launches "Blockchain Asset Service," Leverages User Transaction Data to Promote Regional Revitalization

Fujitsu today announced the launch of Fujitsu Intelligent Society Solution Blockchain Asset Service, a cloud service that provides retail mechanisms, such as digital points, stamps and coupons, which can be used for a limited time in specified areas including tourist sites, markets, and shopping centers, using blockchain technology. Sales of the service begin today in Japan.  

CSG, MEE and UNEP Implement Strong Collaboration

A number of meetings were held in May 2018 within the Ministry offices on the island of Male, Maldives. Representatives attending the meetings included the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE), with the Director of the Environment Management and the Ozone Unit Mrs.

Johnson controls: Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services

The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (MS Dept. of ITS) provides statewide leadership and services that facilitate cost-effective information processing and telecommunications solutions for the state of Mississippi and its agencies. “Chiller reliability is critical to our operation, providing comfort cooling as well as critical cooling to our systems,” says Jeff Jennings, data center infrastructure manager.

İSKİD Announces Turkey’s 2017 AC Market Situation

Despite the fact that air conditioning systems were not produced in Turkey prior to 2000, during the last 18 years four global brands started local production, and now their production capacity has reached a level that enables these brands to meet all European requirements.

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Vietnam, A New Star in the Southeast Asian Market

The air conditioner market in Southeast Asia has increased by 5.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), and this trend is attracting more and more attention in the global air conditioner industry. It is estimated that by 2020, the population of Southeast Asia will reach 700 million. Combined with the economic development, middle-class population has expanded rapidly, forming the basis for the promotion of the development of the air conditioner market in the region.

Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Kicks off Sales of YORK-brand VRFs in China

On April 11, a press conference on new YORK variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems was held in Beijing during the China Refrigeration expo (CRH 2018). JARN was honored to witness this historic moment. Johnson Controls (JCI) and Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Air Conditioning Systems (Qingdao Hisense Hitachi) jointly released an announcement on February 1 indicating that the two parties had finished a business transition of YORK VRFs in China, which would become the business of Qingdao Hisense Hitachi.


New Chairman Talks about AHRI’s Activities & Prospects

During the 2018 AHR Expo held in January in Chicago, JARN interviewed Chris Peel, president and chief operating officer (COO) of Rheem and newly appointed AHRI chairman to hear about the activities and prospects of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) on alternative refrigerants, the U.S. air conditioning market, and other facets.

Daikin to Sweep European Market with R32 ACs

During Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) held in March in Italy, JARN interviewed Takayuki Kamekawa, president, Daikin Air Conditioning Italy (DACI), to hear about its featured exhibits and business strategies in Europe.

Mitsubishi Electric Strengthening Its Presence in Europe with Specializing Brand Strategy

In February 2018, Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems (MEHITS) announced its brand strategy of Climaveneta and RC: Climaveneta is specialized brand for comfort and process applications and RC is specialized brand for information technology (IT) cooling. During Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) 2018 held in March, JARN interviewed Carlo Grossi, CEO and general manager of MEHITS, Hidekazu Tani, vice president Technology and deputy chief operating officer of MEHITS, and Marcello Malavasi, executive director of Mitsubishi Electric Italian Branch.


Rheem Improves Mobile Support with the Rheem and Ruud Apps

Rheem released new and improved versions of its 2016 Rheem and Ruud apps. Optimized for more intuitive navigation, faster product search, and instant access to unit- specific information, the apps are available for download on the Apple App Store and on Google Play in May.

Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration in Evidence at ABRAVA

The Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration National Departments of ABRAVA gathered at the association’s headquarters and set new goals and objectives for the sectors represented. The purpose of the groups is to work in favor of the sector represented in line with an agenda of common interests, such as market mapping, taxation, refrigerant replacement, standardization, and qualification of labor, among other subjects.

CAREL’s Innovations Hailed around the World

During Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) held in Italy in March 2018, JARN interviewed Luigi Nalini, chief executive officer (CEO) of CAREL. Receiving JARN’s interview, Luigi Nalini emphasized that CAREL is promoting its capability to use natural refrigerants, especially in Europe where there is strong demand for these refrigerants.


Spanish HVAC Market in 2017

AFEC has collected statistical data concerning the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) market in 2017. The statistical data were compiled by grouping the equipment and components into five major groups: equipment, regulation and control, air handling units (AHUs) and heat recovery ventilation units, air distribution and diffusion, and fans.

The Global R32 AC Market – 2017 Overview

All types of R22 air conditioners were prohibited from January 2015, and the room air conditioner (RAC) and packaged air conditioner (PAC) markets have already shifted to R410A. Daikin’s sole distributor, Ho Tai Development, started imports and sales of R32 splits from 2015, and Fujitsu General and major local manufacturers Heran and TECO followed Daikin.

CIAT Launches Full Lineup of DX Inverter Split Systems

CIAT UK has launched a full range of high-performance direct expansion (DX) air conditioners for residential and light commercial applications. It comprises portables, wall-mounted splits, floor-standing consoles, ceiling-suspended units, cassettes, ducted units, and multi-split outdoor units.

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ARBS 2018 Brings Vitality to HVAC&R Industry in Southern Hemisphere

ARBS is Australia’s only international trade exhibition for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) and building services industries. ARBS 2018 was held from May 8 to 10 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The event hosted over 350 exhibitors and attracted more than 8,000 visitors from all over the world.

Chinese Manufacturers Exhibit Their Capability to Foreign Buyers at Canton Fair

From April 15 to 19, 2018, Phase 1 of the 123rd Canton Fair for electronics household appliances etc. was held in Guangzhou, China. Covering an exhibition area of about 1.2 million m2, more than 25,000 Chinese and foreign enterprises set up nearly 60,500 booths. Chinese manufacturers displayed their latest products focusing on intelligent functions designed to grab global business opportunities.

Heat Pump Is the Key Word--Photo Report

Midea—introduced its central air conditioner’s booth using big banners at the several places in the venue. At the booth, it splendidly introduced design of MDV VRFs for 2018. Other exhibits included a high efficiency inverter direct drive centrifugal chiller and ATW heat pumps for cold climates. The air-cooled heat pump adopting R32 refrigerant received Innovation Product Award.

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ACRA 2018 helds in Sapporo, Japan

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