Intelligence of New Era-Midea CAC Global Partner Conference

Intelligence of New Era-Midea CAC Global Partner Conference

On Nov. 13th, Midea CAC Global Strategic Partner Conference was held in Sydney, Australia. Most of the key partners from China and overseas markets who are of great importance to Midea brand promotion and Midea HVAC business joined in the conference. Mr. Eric Tian, Partner of Midea Group and General Manager of Midea CAC delivered the welcome speech named “Faith in a Seed”, shared Midea CAC development from 1999 to 2018 and made a clear strategy for 2019.

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HARDI Distributors Report 12.1 Percent Revenue Increase in September

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) members’ average sales increased 12.1 percent in September, according to the association’s monthly TRENDS report. The average annualized growth for the 12 months through September 2018 registered at 9.8 percent.

Lennox Announces Promotion of Kevin Fonville to Commerical Territory Manager

Effective October 1, 2018, Kevin Fonville was be transitioned to the Southeast Commercial District as a Commercial Territory Manager for the metro Atlanta market.

IAC Supply Solutions Now Carries Garr Tool Products

IAC Supply Solutions Inc. is now a full-line distributor for Garr Tool Co., a manufacturer of carbide cutting tools and related products. Garr Tool Co. is an American manufacturer of carbide cutting tools, including end mills, drills, reamers, and rotary files.

Retrofit LED Saves Up to 65 Percent Energy, Lowers Maintenance Costs in Hazardous Task Lighting

Raising the bar in lighting performance, operational efficiency and employee safety, Emerson today launched the Appleton™ Contender™ LED, an extra low-profile enclosed and gasketed LED luminaire that brings energy and maintenance savings of up to 65 percent to challenging low clearance areas, such as walkways, catwalks, stairwells and tunnels.

Change in GEA Supervisory Board

Colin Hall (47) was appointed to the Supervisory Board of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft by order of the Düsseldorf local court. Colin Hall, an American national, is Head of Investments at Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL), simultaneously holding the position of CEO at Sienna Capital, a 100 percent subsidiary of GBL. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Ing. Werner J. Bauer (67), who resigned from the Supervisory Board for personal reasons as of November 12, 2018.

MIB: Strive for Progress&Teamwork

Those who are the WeChat Moments lover must know that a big event has taken place in MIB headquarter recently.  The richness and intensity of the activity surprise everyone, including me as an organizer.

2019 Refrigerant Pricing Predictions

Earlier this morning it was snowing here in Kansas City. It wasn’t anything major like the weather forecasters would have you believe, but there was still enough to accumulate and to slow down traffic. Luckily, I didn’t have work today and was able to stay home anyways. As I sipped on some hot cocoa I stared out the living room window at the corn field across the street. I could see the snow falling and as the snow fell I began to think about refrigerant. Yes, you heard me right.

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Panasonic’s New Commercial AC Sales Company in China Launches Operations in September

Panasonic established Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning Equipment (China) Co., Ltd. (PAPAECN) on June 6, 2018, with the objective of strengthening its commercial air conditioner business in the Chinese market. The sales company, which exclusively sells commercial air conditioner systems, launched its sales operations this September.

AC Markets in Japan and Europe Heat Up as Temperatures Soar

Heat waves have turned up the temperature on room air conditioner (RAC) demand in Japan and Europe this summer. The summer RAC sales competition in 2018 has also seen the heat turned up with special demand. Japan posted solid growth in RAC demand in 2016 and 2017, and domestic RAC shipments in the first half of 2018 grew by 4.8% over the same period of the previous year. Then a heat wave visited Japan in July, which turned up the heat on the sales competition.


Innova’s Products Impress the World with Technology and Design

JARN interviewed Gianandrea Masserdotti, brand ambassador of Innova, to hear about the company’s history, products, manufacturing concepts, business strategy, and so on.

Mayekawa Leads AC&R Industry with Natural Five Refrigerants

Mayekawa is a world-leading industrial refrigeration manufacturer. JARN interviewed Shin Maekawa, president of Mayekawa, to hear about the company’s global operations and highlights at Chillventa 2018 that will be held in October in Germany.

Panasonic to Harvest the Benefits of Cross Value Innovation

This July, JARN went to Panasonic’s factory in Gunma Prefecture to meet Atsuki Tsutsumi, director, Panasonic – Cold Chain Business Division, Appliances Company, to hear about the global development of Panasonic’s cold chain business and recent organizational changes.


EPEE hosts successful side event at MOP30 in Quito

From 5 to 9 November, EPEE, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment, was present at the 30th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Quito, Ecuador.

AREA: REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE - November Newsletter

The REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE booklets have now been translated into Czech, German, Spanish, French, Croatian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Portuguese, Slovanian, Finnish, Turkish and Russian bringing the total number of languages available to 14. We are also delighted to announce that the e-learning based on the modules has now been fully revised and updated. Click here to check out the new e-learning platform.

South Korea’s CJ Cheiljedang to buy US firm Schwan’s for $1.84bn

South Korean food manufacturer CJ Cheiljedang has said it will buy US frozen food firm Schwan’s for around $1.84 billion as it continues to expand overseas.


Fujitsu Immersion Cooling System Receives Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity

Fujitsu today announced that it has received a 2018 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity (Technology Development and Commercialization) for its Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY Liquid Immersion Cooling System, which provides revolutionary energy savings.

UAE construction sector needs start-ups, experts say

In line with the theme of Shaping the Future of Construction, The Big 5 2018 will launch a host of new features aimed at advancing the construction sector through innovation and technology.

Join us for the “High-Level Round Table on the Decarbonisation of the Heating Sector” on 28 November

 The event aims to discuss how the heat sector can contribute to the decarbonisation of the EU energy sector, what policies, technologies and pathways exists and what more needs to be done to put the heating sector on a sustainable path and ensure its cost-effective energy transition towards 2050.

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Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia Expands by Adding Two More New Exhibitions

Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia and International Indonesian Sea-food and Meat (IISM) Expo were held simultaneously at Jakarta International Expo from September 26 to 28, 2018. From this year, two other exhibitions, Solar & Energy Storage Indonesia and International Farming Technology Expo, were added.

Fooma Japan 2018

Fooma Japan 2018 was held from June 12 to 15 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Sponsored by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, and held under the theme of ‘Food Technology Unlimited,’ Fooma Japan 2018 is Asia’s largest class and comprehensive trade show showcasing food technologies and proposed an ‘affluent future being explored by food technology’ through state-of-the-art food processing machinery, products and services.

Frigair 2018 Showcases Products for African Market

Frigair Expo 2018 took place at the Gallagher Estate in in Johannesburg, South Africa, from June 6 to 8. Frigair Expo is the African continent’s only dedicated heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HEVAC&R) exhibition. This expo showcases the crucial role played by the HEVAC&R industry and the rapidly developing technology in eco-friendly efficiency.