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AHRI Releases April 2018 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

AHRI Releases April 2018 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for April 2018 increased 13.6 percent, to 399,822 units, up from 352,064 units shipped in April 2017. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 12.7 percent in April 2018, to 363,953 units, up from 322,917 units shipped in April 2017.

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CONTRIBUTIONS: RUSSIA

In 2017, VRF sales in Russia on a volume basis slotted in after Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy, and shared the fifth and sixth positions with Germany on the European continent. After a peak in sales in 2013, the market experienced a drop due to a slowdown in construction caused by the devaluation of the ruble as a result of the fall in global oil prices and, to a lesser extent, because of Western sanctions.


Lochinvar Rewards Winning VIP Contractors with Annual 'Nashville Experience'

 Lochinvar — a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency, boilers, water heaters, pool heaters packaged water heating systems and storage tanks — recently hosted 16 of its top VIP Contractors and their guests for its annual four-day Nashville Experience. The visiting VIPs were treated to an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 CMA Fest, as well as a chance to check out Lochinvar’s world headquarters and meet with the Lochinvar business team.


Primetals Technologies expands condition monitoring system for Tangshan Iron & Steel

Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese steel producer, has awarded Primetals Technologies an order to further expand the existing condition monitoring system (CMS), which was also implemented by Primetals Technologies, in cold rolling mill no. 2 at its Tangshan plant in Hebei Province.


MHIET Wins Two Awards from the Japan Gas Association

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received two Technology Awards of the “2018 Technology Grand Prize and Award” from the Japan Gas Association (JGA). The awards were given, respectively, for development of the GS16R2, a 1,000kW high-efficiency gas engine cogeneration system, and the SGP M450, a 450kW high-efficiency gas cogeneration system.

Hyvinkää City Hospital, H-building--Climaveneta units installed in the advanced hospital unit

Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems, through its brand Climaveneta, has recently supplied HVAC units to the Hyvinkää City Hospital in Finland. Hyvinkää City Hospital’s new H-building will provide services for nearly 200.000 residents in the coming years. The new H-building will be completed by the end of 2018 and it is a joint project of the Hyvinkää City and the Helsinki & Uudenmaa health care district (HUS-Kuntayhtmä). 

Ways to Optimize Your Refrigeration Efficiency & Lower Energy Costs

Sixty percent of a manufacturing facility’s total operating expenses come from industrial refrigeration. It’s no surprise that refrigeration efficiency is a priority.

European AC Market Still Seeking Future Refrigerants — Report on MCE 2018

Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) was held from March 13 to 16, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Together with the first edition of Biomass Innovation Expo (BIE), MCE attracted more than 2,400 exhibitors and 162,000 trade visitors who made their way to the show from all over the world. There have been increases in the numbers of overseas trade visitors coming from 140 countries such as India, Country Guest of the 41st edition of MCE, Asia on the rise with high levels of attendance from the Far East including China, Japan, and Vietnam, and the Middle East including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Palestine. In addition, the Americas registered major in-creases in figures. As always, the European presence was also significant, with many visitors from Ukraine, Romania, and Croatia in particular.   JARN also attended the expo and is providing our readers with this report on MCE 2018.   RACs with R32 as Leading Industry Trend   New refrigerants constitute the keyword that most aptly describes this year’s MCE.   Numerous European compressors were showcased at the exhibition, and other leading manufacturers of key components and parts also brought on-site environmentally friendly and energy saving products applicable with all types of new refrigerants. In addition, leading air conditioner manufacturers exhibited their products operating on new refrigerants. The direction of refrigerant substitution in the European air conditioning industry is still unclear. However, it can be seen that the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant R32, which was proposed by Japanese manufacturers, has become a trend in new room air conditioners (RACs) exhibited at the expo. Not only at the exhibition but also in the actual European market, R32 RACs are increasingly accepted, particularly in Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.   However, HFC refrigerants were added to the list of controlled sub-stances in October 2016 and will be phased out by F-gas regulations in the future. Therefore, R32 is not expected to be permanently used, but is the most prominent candidate for RACs at present.   Meanwhile, propane (R290) RACs from a Chinese manufacturer were certified to use the Blue Angel Ecolabel issued by Germany-based label contracting body RAL during the expo.   VRFs Remain Popular   Compared with variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems for commercial applications, mini-VRFs for light commercial applications enjoy great popularity in Europe. A greater number of units and types of mini-VRFs were seen at this year’s MCE. Mini-VRF outdoor units are more compact than VRF units and can be installed at the top of buildings or in other concealed places, and do not impact the aesthetics of the appearance of buildings. Diversified indoor units are able to match the décor or fit in well with the room with a unique European style.   More product types were also developed for VRFs, including water-source VRFs and heat-recovery VRFs.   Although there are safety restrictions in the volume of R32 refrigerant charge, Daikin and Mitsubishi Electric exhibited their mini-VRFs operating on R32. Daikin showcased its 12-hp R32 VRF for the first time, attracting many visitors.   Chiller Exhibits Increase   Unlike previous editions, many chillers were on show this time. Ac-cording to interviews with industry insiders, a number of customers still prefer chillers to VRFs because of the unclear future of replacement refrigerants which will affect VRFs with larger refrigerant charges to a greater extent.   Oil-free magnetic bearing centrifugal chillers are a promising product. With the debut of the high-lift magnetic bearing centrifugal compressor, the air-cooled heat pump chiller is able to cover most sectors of the European market. More manufacturers are increasing their investment in magnetic bearing chillers, bringing vitality to the chiller market. Many Asian manufacturers are also penetrating the European market with chillers.   Due to pressure regarding environmental stewardship, European local chiller manufacturers have started using R32, hydrofluoroolefin (HFO), and even R290 refrigerants in their products.   ATW Heat Pumps Become Standard Configuration in the Heating Sector Not only air conditioner manufacturers, but also boiler manufacturers showcased their air-to -water (ATW) heat pumps at the expo. Compared with previous editions, greater numbers of light commercial and commercial ATW heat pumps were on show, in addition to greater numbers of models suitable for residential applications. Many manufacturers of compressors and heat exchangers also displayed their products for ATW heat pump applications. With the development of heat pump technology, new ATWs are capable of effective heating in cold climates.   In Europe, new apartments are required to meet stringent energy saving standards, taking into consideration the heating load, energy consumption, and airtightness of the building. Traditional boilers are not able to address these regulations, and renewable energy equipment such as ATW heat pumps need to be added, which will encourage market growth. Just like RACs, ATW heat pumps applying R32 are also being launched in the market. Eco Cute systems using CO2 as a refrigerant for commercial applications were displayed at the exhibition.   Refrigeration with Low-GWP Refrigerants   In the refrigeration field, compressors and condensing units applying CO2, NH3, R290, HFOs, and R600a were showcased. European key component manufacturers have demonstrated their competitiveness.   Refrigerant Issues   With restrictions on high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants in Europe, the prices of refrigerants have been increasing, due partly to limited supply, which adversely affected air conditioner manufacturers.   In addition, manufacturers are limited in their use of HFC refrigerants within their quotas. In order to maintain their quotas, some Asian manufacturers export dry systems to Europe, which are then charged with refrigerants by local European partners with larger quotas. However, this is not a long-term solution.   Some manufacturers are considering setting up refrigerant recovery systems as a countermeasure addressing refrigerant price rises and quota allocation.  

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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.

Southern Hemisphere AC Market Gradually Recovers in 2017

In the Northern Hemisphere, the air conditioner sales season will begin soon, while in the Southern Hemisphere the sales season will soon be over. JARN carried out questionnaire and interview surveys of global leading air conditioner manufacturers and asked about the Southern Hemisphere market situation in 2017 and 2018.
 
After a stagnant situation, there is now a silver lining in the Southern Hemisphere air conditioner market. Australia showed favorable growth and acted as a driving force in 2017. The Brazilian market has been showing signs of recovery recently. In Africa, several markets have growing potential, and these markets expected to bring business opportunities for air conditioner manufacturers.
 
Oceania
 
In Australia and New Zealand, the number of immigrants has been increasing since 2015, but the increasing pace has now slowed, mainly due to regulatory policies. With Fujitsu General split air conditioners displayed at a shopping center in Springvale, Australia higher populations, the construction industry achieved steady results in 2017. The region as a whole experienced a milder winter and a milder summer compared with 2016.
 
Australia
 
In Australia, the air conditioner market scale has been expanding in recent years. Also in 2017, both room air conditioners (RACs) and packaged air conditioners (PACs) recorded about a 20% growth. Air conditioners sold in Australia are mainly imported from Southeast Asian countries.

The RAC market in 2017 showed healthy growth during heating season from April to September. For cooling demand, RAC sales got off to an early start in September. In the previous 2016 –2017 summer, heat waves hit Australia and many users couldn’t get their air conditioners quickly due to lagging installation services. Users rushed to buy RACs earlier in 2017, leading to the early start in sales. However, in the middle of the summer, from December 2017 to February 2018, the weather became unstable and the growth of RAC demand slowed.
 
It is estimated that housing construction is decreasing, which will shift the air conditioner demand from new installation to replacement demand in Australia.
 
In Australia, almost all air conditioners excluding window type RACs are of an inverter type. For indoor units, the ducted type is popular for both residential and commercial use PACs. Wall-mounted type RACs and ceiling cassette and ceiling concealed types PACs are also popular.
 
Japanese manufacturers lead the Australian RAC market and include Daikin, Fujitsu General, Panasonic, Mitsubishi Electric, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). They focused on the Australian market, especially in 2017 when the Southeast Asian market was stagnant, in order to increase their sales. Local manufacturers including ActronAir and Kelvinator are also increasing their market share with price-competitive products in mass retailer channels.

Daikin utilizes dealer and professional shop channels in Australia and has been focusing on replacement demand with them. Its ducted type Sky Air PACs for single-family and multi-family dwellings showed strong sales in 2017.
 
In February 2018, Fujitsu General Australia started the construction of its head office comprising an 11,093 m2 building and an 8,500 m2 distribution warehouse. The new offices and warehouse will improve operational and distribution efficiency across the
 
Fujitsu General network, nationally. The company also opened the first Fujitsu General Air Conditioning Centre in the Asia Pacific region on March 10, 2018 in Australia. The store will feature multiple zones for consumers to experience different Fujitsu General air conditioning systems, from wall-mounted units, to multi-split systems and ducted solutions.
 
MHI adopts a direct selling sys-tem through its subsidiary MHI Air-Conditioning Australia (MHIAA). The company is expanding its product line up imported from its Thai factory.

Led by Japanese manufacturers, the number of R32 RACs is increasing in Australia. Daikin has adopted R32 refrigerant for all of its newly released single - split models. The company is also shifting its multi-split RACs to R32 models. For PACs, R410A models remain, but a switch to R32 is planned within a year.
 
With various R32 models, Fujitsu General plans to expand R32 RACs incorporating a Wi-Fi control function. Mitsubishi Electric started to sell cooling-only R32 RACs from August 2017. MHI is proceeding with Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) registration for R32 models.
 
The Australian government plans to put in force the new MEPS for air conditioners from April 2019. According to the plan, the new MEPS will adopt the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) for rating air conditioner energy efficiency. The current Energy Rating Label will be replaced with the Zoned Energy Rating Label.
 
New Zealand
 
New Zealand RAC market remained mostly the same in 2017 compared with 2016, while PACs increased thanks to a stable construction market. The house builder sales channel is expanding in the country.

As in Australia, almost all RACs and PACs are of an inverter type. For RACs, R410A models are popular. For PACs, ceiling-concealed type R410A units are the main sellers. The New Zealand government has developed the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) as principal policy in response to cli-mate change. Backed by this policy, R410A refrigerant is being replaced by R32.
 
Japanese manufacturers dominate the market and include Daikin, Fujitsu General, Panasonic, Mitsubishi Electric, and Toshiba Carrier.
 
I n November 2016, Daikin opened its sales subsidiary Daikin Air Conditioning New Zealand (DNZ) to offer air conditioning products and maintenance services.
 
Latin America
 
Air conditioners sold in Latin America are mainly imported from Asian countries centering on China. The market scale of each country on a unit basis is not very large, so manufacturers are not aggressively investing in development. Against this backdrop, many manufacturers purchase products from Chinese manufacturers on an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) basis.
 
In countries like Panama and Columbia, leading professional air conditioner stores, namely air conditioner distributors, are selling products under their original brands, most of which are also OEM products from China.
Chinese manufacturers such as TCL and AUX are active in Argentina and other countries in Central and South America.
 
Brazil
 
The Brazilian economy is showing signs of a gradual recovery. The Brazilian RAC market increased to 2.5 million units in 2017. RAC imports from China also increased, driven by OEM products from local private brands.
 
The first quarter of 2018 is estimated to have increased by about 5% compared with the previous year. Many manufacturers expressed that they are fully confident that 2018 will be a good year.
 
In Brazil, non-inverter wall-mounted single- split RACs are mainstream in the market. Of them, the cooling-only type is estimated to have a 60% share, and heat pump type a 40% share. Low-priced RAC and PAC models are popular. The northeast area and Rio de Janeiro zone are cost-competitive markets.
 
To gain tax benefits from local production, Daikin, Gree, Midea-Carrier, Whirlpool, Electrolux, LG, and Samsung all have air conditioning plants in the Free Economic Zone of Manaus, Brazil. Fujitsu General partnered with a local manufacturer and started local assembly of air conditioners in fiscal year 2016 (end of March 2017) and plans to expand locally produced models.
 
Online sales of air conditioners in Brazil are about 10% of total sales. As the installation service system has not yet been established, at this stage online sales in the country are unlikely to grow to the same level as in China that has a big online sales scale. Many manufacturers are accelerating acquisitions of distribution channels to promote products and improve service quality.
 
Chinese and South Korean manufacturers lead the market and include Midea Carrier, Gree, Samsung, and LG. Electrolux from Europe is also active in the market. Gree is expanding its air conditioner sales in Brazil. Haier has increased promotion of its own brand in Brazil.
 
Midea Carrier is a joint venture (JV) of Midea and Carrier. It re-leased energy efficient Comfee series new split air conditioners in the Brazilian market in October 2017.

LG shifted all air conditioners to inverter models, and this move has expanded its sales and also expanded the inverter market.
 
Fujitsu General focuses on promoting larger capacity models including wall-mounted single- splits, multi-splits, and PACs. From fiscal year 2018, the company will bring new wall-mounted models of 36,000 BTU and 45,000 BTU multi-splits that connect to up to six indoor units to the local market.
 
The Brazilian government plans to enforce new MEPS for single-split RACs and PACs during fiscal year 2018. According to the new MEPS, the threshold value will increase to an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of 2.81.
 
Africa

South Africa
 
In South Africa, the construction market is active. Large shopping malls are being constructed and there are increasing numbers of commercial buildings in the Sand-ton area in Johannesburg, the largest city and business center of the country. Johannesburg is located in a highland region and in the past, there was no need to use air conditioners. However, there have been more hot days in summer around Johannesburg in recent years, and air conditioner demand has been increasing.
 
The RAC market in South Africa reached 167,000 units in 2017.
 
For RACs, heat pump type inverter models are mainly sold. The share of inverter RAC models is estimated at three-quarters of the market. For PACs, the inverter rate increased to about 95%. Both RAC and PAC markets have already shifted from R22 to R410A refrigerant.
 
Daikin, Samsung, LG, Mitsubishi Electric, Midea, and Carrier lead the market. Panasonic entered the market and is gradually expanding its product range. Fujitsu General offers products mainly through contractor and professional routes.
 
Algeria
 
The Algerian RAC and PAC markets in 2017 both grew by around 15%, respectively.
 
From 2018, the Algerian government banned imports of RACs in order to nurture local production and local brands. Accordingly, localbrands have been expanding their market share, especially in the wall-mounted type RAC segment. Several foreign manufacturers are setting up RAC production bases in Algeria. France -based Brandt set up a new factory covering an area of about 1 million m2. Samsung has partnered with a local manufacturer and will start local production.
 
Condor, a local giant, is leading the market, followed by Midea, Brandt, LG, and Starlight. Condor has over 100 showrooms and opened the latest one in Benin in West Africa in March 2018. Condor started direct sales, skipping the usual intermediate players from dealers and mass retailers, to in-stallers. Fujitsu General focuses on PAC sales through distributors, by setting up showrooms on a brand basis.
 
The Algerian government plans to introduce a new energy law that is expected to impose a tax from 5 to 30% on air conditioners according to their energy efficiency. Accordingly, highly efficient inverter air conditioners are expected to expand their share from the current penetration rate of about 70%. In Algeria, RACs and PACs commonly use R410A refrigerant.
 
Egypt
 
The air conditioner market scale in Egypt amounted to about 523,000 units in 2017.
 
Heat pump type low-end air conditioners are popular in the market. Foreign manufacturers including
 
Carrier, Sharp, and Gree, and local manufacturers including Unionair and Power lead the market.
 
In addition to local players, Carrier, LG, Samsung, and Gree own production bases in the country. In 2004, Sharp started technical co-1laboration with a local manufacturer ElAraby to assemble RACs for Egypt and surrounding countries. Unionair and Power also aggressively export their air conditioners to other countries in Africa.
 
Unionair is a local home appliances company and offers split type, window type, floor-standing type, and ducted type RACs. Daikin Europe established its sales subsidiary Daikin Air-conditioning Egypt (DAEG), a JV with BPE partners, and started operations in August 2016. Fujitsu General sells its air conditioners mainly through directly managed shops, dealers, and super markets. Midea sells its RACs using the Fresh brand.
 
Nigeria
 
The Nigerian air conditioner market was 596,000 units in 2017, and RACs accounted for 557,000 units.
 
Cooling-only low-end models are the biggest sellers. Price competition is fierce, especially for floor-standing types.
 
LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Haier, and Midea lead the market.

Interview

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.
 

SWEP BPHEs Generate Strong Business in Asia

During HVAC&R JAPAN 2018 held in February in Chiba Prefecture, JARN interviewed Tommy Simonsen, vice president marketing of SWEP International, and Joakim Fahlstedt, representative director of SWEP JAPAN, to gain an insight into SWEP’s business in Asia.

JARN (J): First of all, could you briefly introduce SWEP’s heat exchanger business?
SWEP (S): SWEP is a world-leading supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and industrial applications. Designed to make the most efficient use of energy, materials, and space, the technology is quickly gaining ground around the world, with SWEP at the forefront of developments.
 SWEP is known for providing market-leading technology within our core markets. This is the result of more than 30 years of close collaboration with customers around the world. They have played an essential part in driving our development and efficiency, and in building up the application expertise that has allowed us to achieve leadership.
 
J: Could you please tell us the result for SWEP’s Position in Asia including China, India, Japan, and South Korea in 2017?
S: SWEP is in the leading position in these markets and some recent surveys verify such a leading position in China. In 2017, SWEP had growth in line with or above the market and industries it serves, such as in the HVAC sector’s air conditioning and heat pump markets in China. Both Japan and South Korea were showing double -digit growth in 2017 and especially in South Korea the results were outstanding among our major global accounts.


SWEP representatives at its booth during HVAC&R JAPAN 2018

J: How do you see market growth in Asia in 2018?
S: Asia is expecting moderately slower growth than in 2017 from the softening demand in China driven by Coalto-Electricity and air conditioning products. However, India is expected to grow faster after 2017, a year negatively impacted by demonetization and new Goods and Services Tax. Japan and South Korea are expected to grow at the same or at a faster pace than in 2017 thanks to the continuing positive general development in their economies. Above all, our export-driven accounts will lead the growth path.

J: SWEP has operations around the world. What percentage of your business does Asia account for?
S: Over a quarter of our total business is located in Asia, in which the biggest markets are in China followed by Japan, South Korea, and India.

J: What shares of your business in Asia do refrigeration and air conditioning account for?
S: Over 50% of SWEP’s Asia business is dedicated to these two segments.

J: BPHEs are a key part of your business. Northern European manufacturers are very strong in the heat exchanger industry. Are there any special reasons?
S: It is difficult to mention any particular reason. However, it could be fair to note that Nordic countries are focused on energy efficiency since they have strong demand for heating residences in long winters combined with increased costs of energy. This forms the basis of developing ever more efficient systems, of which heat exchangers are an integral part of.
 

Midea Strongly Promotes R290 ACs Targeting Environmental Challenges

During Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) 2018 held in Italy in March, Midea Group obtained the Blue Angel Ecolabel for its All Easy series split type residential air conditioners using low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant propane (R290). The Blue Angel Ecolabel is conferred by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. During MCE, JARN interviewed Qiu Xiangwei, general manager assistant and chief product manager, Residential Air Conditioner Division, Midea Group, to hear about Midea’s research and development (R&D) status in the field of environmentally friendly air conditioners, and its global R&D strategy.
 

Market

Testo are making testing more affordable than ever

From June 2018 Instrument Solutions is able to offer a range of Testo thermal imaging and electrical test instruments at lower prices making them even more affordable than before.  Perfect for use in the air conditioning and refrigeration markets as well as for general industrial maintenance these products come with many USP’s which the competition has yet to match.

Alfa Laval wins SEK 60 million offshore order

Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has won an order to supply Framo pumping systems to an oil platform in the North Sea. The order has a value of approximately SEK 60 million. It is booked in the Pumping Systems unit of the Marine Division, with deliveries scheduled for 2018.

New Horizon Europe and other new EU fundings opportunities

The European Commission (EC) to better implement the Paris Agreement and to drive Europe to a more sustainable scenario, decided to increase the budget of Horizon Europe and the LIFE programme, to support climate, energy and environment actions. The Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said: "A stronger LIFE programme will play an important role in expanding investments in climate action and clean energy across Europe.

Product

Vent-Axia welcomes clean air consultation

Vent-Axia has welcomed DEFRA’s new Clean Air Strategy consultation, published on May 22 2018, which confirms the importance of clean air in the home. This draft strategy outlines the Government's ambitions to reduce air pollution, making our air healthier to breathe, protecting nature and boosting the economy, with the draft setting a clear direction for future air quality policies and goals.

Johnson Controls launches contractor partnership initiative

Johnson Controls is launching the York Specialised HVAC Contractor (YSC) programme, a training and support initiative offering specialised HVAC contractors the opportunity to grow their business. Roberto de Paco Egido, Indirect HVAC branch manager, Europe at York, said: “With York as a partner, contractors can differentiate themselves in the marketplace, save money and grow their business. Johnson Controls has always been committed to product and technology innovation.

Lennox PartsPlus Stores Host Customer Appreciation Events

Lennox PartsPlus Stores in West Tampa and Lakeland hosted customer appreciation events on May 3 and May 22, 2018, respectively. Lennox Field Technical Consultant Rob Webber attended both events, answering questions about service and troubleshooting and the new Quantum all-aluminum alloy coil.

Photo Report

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.

Heat Pump Is the Key Word — Report on CRH Expo 2018

The 29th International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (CRH 2018) was held from April 9 to 11, 2018 at New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China.

Toshiba ACRA HEPA JCI GMCC Climaveneta

Exhibition & Event

ACRA 2018 helds in Sapporo, Japan

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