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Daikin: the importance of remote monitoring & control during lockdown

Daikin: the importance of remote monitoring & control during lockdown

Remote monitoring & control were incredibly important during lockdown. Keeping air conditioning plants working was a serious priority, especially for buildings were essential activities were being carried out. That was the case of hospital, for instance, where healthcare personnel were saving lives, and thermal comfort is fundamental for patients recovering from health problems.

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GEA announces virtual Annual General Meeting

In light of the ongoing difficult situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of GEA Group AG have resolved that the Annual General Meeting for the 2019 fiscal year will be held as a virtual event. The AGM, which has been postponed from April 30 to November 26, 2020, will consequently take place without the physical presence of shareholders or their proxies.


The cashless society, how national crypto currencies developed

As early as in 2018, more than ten nations were working on establishing a national digital currency. The first national crypto currencies were created after 2025. They offered a new way of purely digital financing of projects and companies.


Fujitsu and SNP Announce Global Platinum Partnership Agreement -Accelerating SAP® S/4HANA Conversion Business with Advanced Data Transformation Technologies

Fujitsu Limited and Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE (SNP) have signed a Platinum Partnership agreement with the aim of providing the BLUEFIELD™ approach as the preferred method for SAP® S/4HANA conversions.


The IIR contributes to the Review of EU F-gas regulation

The IIR has responded to the European Commission consultation “Fluorinated greenhouse gases – review of EU rules (2015-20)” which aims to collect opinions and suggestions about the update of the F-gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014.

Clivet: New Centrifugal Chiller HFO

WCH-iZ series is the new water cooled liquid chiller for indooor installation, with HFO R1234ze refrigerant, supplied with horizontal back to back centrifugal compressor with inverter regulation.

SWEP introduces the B4T ultra pressure model targeting C02 refrigerant applications

SWEP’s new B4T-U (Ultra Pressure) model has been developed for applications in refrigeration targeting CO2 as the preferred natural refrigerant choice, with a specific focus in water loop applications and small condensing units.

TCUK Now Stocking Chillers, Air Handlers and Fan Coils To Facilitate Fast-Track UK Projects

Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd (TCUK) is now stocking popular ranges of Carrier chillers and fan coil units (FCUs), plus CIAT air handling units (AHUs) and FCUs, for next-day delivery across the UK to facilitate fast-track projects. TCUK is a joint venture between Toshiba Carrier Corporation and Carrier in the United Kingdom, and is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE:CARR), a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

Cover Story

Global RAC Market Shrinks by 27%

As in previous years, JARN recently conducted interviews and questionnaires with major air conditioner manufacturers and related associations around the world. Based on these interviews and questionnaires, we prepared this report on the global air conditioner market in the first half of 2020 and are proud to share it with our global readers. First of all, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the professional stakeholders who have given great support and selfless dedication.

Daikin & Rotex Merge to Expand European Heating Business

Following the brand change of Rotex products to Daikin brand on January 1, 2020, the sales, marketing, and service activities of Daikin Airconditioning Germany (DAG) and Rotex Heating Systems (ROG) were merged as of July 1, 2020. The production site in Güglingen, Germany, was renamed Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH (DMGG) and will become an important pillar in the Daikin Group’s European production network in the next few years.

Interview

Panasonic Cold Chain Business Zooms into the Future

In April 2019, Panasonic established two in-house companies, the US Company that controls North America and the China and Northeast Asia Company that controls China, to create an organizational structure that further promotes business focusing on regional strategies. As a result, U.S. display case manufacturer Hussmann became a part of the US Company, while Panasonic Appliances Cold Chain (Dalian) (PAPCCDL) and Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration System (Dalian) (PAPRSDL) in Dalian of China became parts of China and Northeast Asia Company. After about a year and half from the change, JARN interviewed Hiroyuki Tominaga, director, Cold Chain Business Division, Appliances Company, Panasonic, and asked about the development status of Panasonic’s cold chain business and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Midea Sustains Growth with Leading Products and Rapid Transformation

During recent years, Midea has shown outstanding performance in room air conditioner (RAC) exports. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has maintained growth against the odds in the midst of a downward economic trend. What is the driving force behind Midea’s rapid development? JARN interviewed Vincent Chou, vice president (VP) of Midea RAC Division and general manager (GM) of Midea RAC Overseas Sales, to unveil this secret.

Outes to Build a New Space for Human Green Life with Its Heat Pump Technology

Outes, a brand of Zhejiang Zhongguang Electrical, is a leading heat pump manufacturer in China. JARN interviewed Zhu Jianjun, chairman of Outes, to gain an insight into the company’s business focusing on heat pumps. Outes is a leading Chinese air-to-water (ATW) heat pump manufacturer with a rich variety of projects and a good marketing reputation. We have world-class production lines and our laboratory got accredited by China National Accreditation Service (CNAS), Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TÜV), and Bureau Veritas (BV). We supply Comfort Home systems for the residential market as well as cooling/heating and hot water integrated solutions for the commercial market.

Market

Arkema strengthens Bostik with the acquisition of Ideal Work, specialized in decorative flooring technologies

Bostik reinforces its range of flooring products with the planned acquisition of Ideal Work, an Italian company specialized in high-added value decorative flooring technologies. This project is in line with Arkema’s targeted growth strategy in adhesives, based on cutting-edge technologies which perfectly complete Bostik’s existing offering for the construction market.

Carrier Introduces Variable-Speed WeatherExpert Commercial Rooftop Units Featuring EcoBlue Technology

Carrier is pleased to announce that its WeatherExpert® line of rooftop units now includes the variable-speed 48JC gas/electric and 50JC electric/electric models designed to vary cooling capacity down to 25% and up to 105% of normal capacity. The units boast impressive SEER ratings up to 20.0 and feature innovative EcoBlue™ Technology. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

Arkema supports the wind power industry in its transition towards sustainable energy

Partner of the ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) project driven by IRT-Jules Verne, which brings together leading players and technical centres around an ambitious project addressing the design and production of the first 100% recyclable wind turbine blade, Arkema is strengthening its position as a key player in the thermoplastic composite market with its Elium® resin. This resin is perfectly in line with the circular economy approach that the Group has initiated for both its operations and its products.

Product

Johnson Controls Launches New Flexible Service Offerings, Powered by OpenBlue Technology

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, today announces that it will launch new tailored services that provide customizable solutions to its customers around the globe. These new service offerings will leverage Johnson Controls new OpenBlue technology to power remote and contactless services, in combination with its 130-years of expertise in green building services.

Maersk partners with IB Cargo to offer tailored logistics solutions for IKEA Supply AG in Romania

A.P. Moller – Maersk and IB Cargo, a Romanian freight forwarding and logistics provider, announce their partnership for the operation of a 75.000 sqm regional distribution centre for IKEA Supply AG, located in CTPark Bucharest West industrial park. The facility, to be completed by end of 2020 and operational by mid-2021, will be the largest warehouse in Romania and will be used by IKEA Supply AG as their distribution centre for inbound and outbound operations for stores in South Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean.

ebm-papst: New for refrigeration technology

Instead of in Nuremberg, the refrigeration and air conditioning sector is meeting online in October 2020. With Chillventa eSpecial, the trade show company has created an online platform for exhibitors and visitors, sharing knowledge and presenting new products in numerous presentations. ebm-papst provides information on natural refrigerants and exhibits the new AxiEco Protect axial fan. ebm-papst is also giving a presentation.

Photo Report

Fooma Japan Becomes First Web Exhibition

Impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Osaka International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition ( Fooma Japan), which was to be held from the end of June was cancelled, but  is being held online instead. Now, the Web Exhibition is taking place from June 23 until the end of August. Fooma Japan proposes an ‘affluent future explored through food technology’ through exhibition/ demonstrations of state-of-the-art food machinery technology, products and services.

Climate World 2020 Ends on a High Note

The 16th International Specialized Exhibition Climate World, the main Russian event in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R), was organized by APIC, the Russian association of climate industry professionals, and Euroexpo from March 10 to 13, 2020 in Moscow.

EuroShop 2020 Showcases Sustainable Refrigeration Equipment

EuroShop, the world’s No. 1 retail trade fair, was held on February 16 to 20, 2020 at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. On the exhibition floor, 2,300 exhibitors from 57 nations exhibited their latest innovations addressing market trends. We present here our photo report introducing the exhibitors’ highlighted products and technologies.

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