Danfoss supports the launch of new cooling report Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All

Danfoss supports the launch of new cooling report Chilling Prospects: Providing Sustainable Cooling for All

On July 16, 2018 John Galyen, President of Danfoss North America joined a global panel at the United Nations in New York to discuss the first-ever report to quantify the growing risks and assess the opportunities of the global cooling challenge, which was developed with contributions from the Global Panel on Access to Cooling. 

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Warren Johnson, The Father of Thermostats and Automated Room Temperature Control

Many residential and commercial buildings across the United States have heating and cooling systems which are controlled by thermostats, usually an electronic instrument which is designed to detect and regulate temperature within an enclosed space to maintain a desired setpoint temperature. As of July 2017, 41 percent of American homes had a programmable thermostat according to the U.S. Energy Information Association.

Butcher Distributors Announces 2019 Trane Dealer Incentive Trip to Jamaica

After previous trips to Boston, San Diego, Vail, Hawaii, London, Punta Cana, New York, Las Vegas, Atlantis Resort/Bahamas, Washington, D.C., Costa Rica, San Francisco, and Sandals’ Royal Bahamian, Butcher Distributors has announced that its 2019 Trane Dealer Incentive trip will be to Sandals’ all-inclusive South Coast Jamaica resort in Whitehouse, Jamaica March 19 – 23, 2019.

MORSCO Purchases Desert Pipe & Supply’s Las Vegas Branch

MORSCO, a U.S. distributor of commercial and residential plumbing, waterworks, and HVAC products, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Desert Pipe & Supply’s Las Vegas plumbing location.

ABC Reports June Construction Unemployment Rate Increases as Labor Force Grows

The U.S. construction industry added 13,000 net new jobs in June after adding 29,000 net new jobs in May (revised upward from 25,000 plus), according to an analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry has added 282,000 net new jobs during the past calendar year, a 4.1 percent increase.

From Warehouse to Factory Floor: Johnson Controls-Hitachi Achieves Important Efficiency Increases with a MiR200 Robot

The multinational manufacturer of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning products deploys a MiR200 autonomous mobile robot in its Barcelona plant to deliver parts and materials to one of its newest production lines and pick up packaging materials for disposal. Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s manufacturing plant in Spain, located in the town of Vacarisses close to Barcelona, has been making air conditioning units for industrial and commercial use, as well as aerothermal products for homes, since 1993.

Rapid Recovery helps Asda retrofit

Operating at night over a six-week period at the former Netto stores, Rapid Recovery worked in partnership with City Building Engineering Services and wholesaler FSW to complete the major refurbishment job on time and with minimum disruption.

CAREL: New Managing Directors in China and Spain

Xavier Pinto has been appointed as the new Managing Director of CAREL Ibérica, the Group’s subsidiary operating in Spain and Portugal since 2009. Pinto will replace Luciano Marzaro who, after seven years in Spain, will move to CAREL Electronic (Suzhou) Co., Ltd, the Group’s manufacturing and sales subsidiary in China.

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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.


Securiton for cold store

A Securiton aspirating smoke detection (ASD) system has been selected as the fire protection method for a new cold store to be operated by one of the UK’s major supermarket retailers.

New cleaning and maintenance advice issued for fire-resisting ductwork

New guidance has been issued to manufacturers on the cleaning and maintenance of their fire resisting duct systems following two years of extensive testing on cleaning materials. The guidance recommends cleaning with detergent-based cleaners from installation onwards and warns that this means that more frequent cleaning may be necessary.

Brexit: Port of Dover gridlock warning

The port of Dover has warned there will be serious traffic congestion once a week in the town and on surrounding routes unless the government achieves a Brexit deal involving frictionless trade.


Brexit: Dover-Calais face economic catastrophe

Dover and Calais are facing “economic catastrophe” because of Brexit, says Xavier Bertrand, a former French minister and president of Hauts-de-France, Hauts-de-France, the region in which Calais is situated.

Noumed Life Sciences Invests in GEA MODUL™ Q Tablet Press Technology

Noumed Life Sciences, an integrated generics pharmaceutical company that offers a wide range of services and a variety of products, has purchased three MODUL™ Q tablet presses from GEA, along with multiple Exchangeable Compression Module (ECM) turrets to maximize the equipment’s capability and efficiency.

Switch2 Energy gives advice on tower block heating efficiency

Improving the efficiency of communal heating in tower blocks is the topic of a presentation by Switch2 Energy's Ian Allan to Manchester's Housing Asset Management Conference on Thursday July 19. Mr Allan will discuss proven strategies for increasing efficiency of communal heat schemes via the creation of smarter, connected homes.

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Japan’s Only Data Center Expo Opens

From May 9 to 11, Japan IT Week was held at the Tokyo Big Sight. Japan IT Week is an exposition specializing in IT that is held three times a year. It consists of a total of 13 expositions including a Software & Apps Development Expo, an IoT/M2M Expo and an AI & Business Automation Expo.

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.


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ACRA 2018 helds in Sapporo, Japan

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