Headline News Volume 106
Published Jul 2011

eJARN.com Headline News
Date: 2011 July 15, Volume 106
Read on for breaking HVAC&R developments, brought to you courtesy of JARN.

* NEW! Inside World Air Conditioner Market Special:
Related News--Regional Reports: China Air Conditioner Market

1. Chinese Cold Chain Market Shows Great Potential
In CR Expo 2011, held in April in Shanghai, China, cold chain products were exhibited for the first time in 22 times exhibition and a new one exhibition hall was used for the products. The market is expected to develop in a high-speed in the following years.

2.  Interview : Win-Win Combination of Toshiba Technology and Midea Power
Toshiba Carrier has formed an alliance with Midea, which already produces Toshiba-brand products on an OEM basis, to transfer its inverter technology. JARN interviewed director of Toshiba Carrier about the alliance and its ultimate goals as well as the implications for its partnership with Carrier.

3. Alfa Laval Completes Acquisition of Aalborg Industries
Sweden-based Alfa Laval has completed the acquisition of Denmark-based Abalborg Industries, an equipment and service supplier in the marine sector. The acquisition further strengthens Alfa Laval鈥檚 product offering in heat transfer.

4. Inverter ACs Become Mainstream in China
Inverter air conditioners will become more popular in the Chinese market and are estimate to outclass non-inverter products by 2013. In 2008, the inverter air conditioners only took 9.9% of the market, and in 2010, the figure increased to 31.4%.

5. Rinnai Hybrid Water Heater Acknowledged as Top Level Energy Saver
The world鈥檚 first hybrid water heater 鈥橢co One鈥 released by Japan-based Rinnai in April 2010 was acknowledged as a water heater having the world鈥檚 top-level energy saving performance in the standard that designates the energy-saving performance of single-family houses.


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Cover Story
High Temperatures Stimulate AC Market in the Southern Hemisphere
While the Northern Hemisphere is suffering from severe winter weather, countries in the Southern Hemisphere are being challenged by scorching temperatures. Now is the peak season for air conditioner sales in the Southern Hemisphere. JARN has collected information from major air conditioner manufacturers to create this review of the 2014 Southern Hemisphere air conditioner market focused on Brazil and Australia.
Top Interview
Changing U.S. AC Industry with Passion
Goodman was acquired by Daikin in November, 2012. One year after that, JARN reporter visited Goodman鈥檚 Houston factory and interviewed with David Swift, CEO of Goodman Manufacturing, to hear about topics focusing on the future of ductless air conditioners in North America.
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