Bosch Thermotechnology Partners with Local University Capstone Program

Bosch Thermotechnology Partners with Local University Capstone Program

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. sponsored three students enrolled in the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Electrical and Computer (ELECOMP) Capstone Design Program for the 2017-2018 school year, a course that promotes collaboration between senior-level engineering students and industry sponsors to design, build, program and test solutions to real-world problems.

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Plans for a new 650-vehicle truckstop given green light

Ashford Council’s planning committee has approved plans for a new 650-space truckstop to replace the existing 300-space Ashford International truckstop.

ebm papst: Blowers for cooling variable frequency drives in railway applications

At the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin, September 18 – 21, 2018, ebm-papst will be presenting its latest products for railway applications in Hall 3.1 at Stand 230. These include a new blower for cooling variable frequency drives; it has TÜV certification for fire safety.  

VLT® HVAC Drive joins exclusive company of 1000 Efficient Solutions globally

How does reduction of methane production in dairy cows and beef cattle and the transformation of biogas into clean fuel for heavy vehicles link to efficient buildings enabled by Danfoss? They are all endorsed by the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions as profitable, “logical” initiatives to a sustainable future, which governments and industry can deploy here and now.

Fujitsu Joins RE100, a Global Renewable Electricity Initiative

Fujitsu today announced that it has joined RE100(1), an international initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, as Japan's first Gold Member. RE100 aims to have companies use 100% renewable energy for the electricity they consume.

Panasonic South Africa Establishes New Business Office in Cape Town, Aiming at Further Expanding Its Business

Panasonic South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a local subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation, announced it has conducted their Opening Ceremony celebrating the inception of the new business office in Cape Town. Invitees included Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Provincial Minister of Finance Ivan Meyer, Consul of Japan in Cape Town, Mr. Yasushi Naito, and the recently appointed Brand Ambassador for Panasonic, Captain of Springbok, Mr. Siya Kolisi.

HMR CAN Rotary from Danfoss streamlines machine operation

The new HMR CAN Rotary offers a modern, ergonomic design that increases engineering flexibility and operator safety. Danfoss has introduced its first CAN rotary device, the HMR CAN Rotary, as part of its PLUS+1® family of mobile machine management products.

Ranking Rises 127 Places! Midea Ranked 323 in Fortune Global 500

The 2018 Fortune Global 500 list has just been published. Midea ranked 323 on the list, rising up 127 places compared to last year, and it has been on the list of Fortune Global 500 for three years. In 2016, Midea made it into the Global 500 for the first time, becoming the first Chinese household appliance enterprise on the list.

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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.


Haier IoT ecosystem brands - Shun Guang Platform: creating an ecosystem of community interactions in the post-e-commerce era

In the post-e-commerce era, Haier Group has created an ecological platform of IoT community economy. Based on "three stores"and "four networks", it forms a user experience-oriented contact network focusing on community interaction, which promotes the transformation of the traditional Internet e-commerce paradigm towards the sharing & co-creation form of IoT paradigm.

Global Industrial HVAC Market 2018-2022

Technavio analysts forecast the global industrial HVAC market to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period, according to their latest market research report.

Camfil backing Clean Air Bill

Clean Air London founder Simon Birkett has paid tribute to the support of filtration specialists Camfil, following the introduction of the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill to the House of Lords.


Toshiba updates VRF design programme

DesignAirs enables users to create detailed project drawings, including pipework and equipment specifications, for a variety of building types. The latest generation includes a new seasonal performance calculator that allows designers to simulate the actual performance and running costs of a system using local seasonal temperatures and operating conditions.

Pump House support for school

Pump House has supplied all rooftop building services support frameworks for the major refurbishment of a school in Swansea.  Bridgend-based contractor J. W. Morris was appointed to carry out the work at Pentrehafod School and chose Pump House Flexi equipment to support air handling units and VRF condensers.

Danfoss Symposium Explores Resiliency, Efficiency

How the resilience challenge is impacting urban planning, finance, power generation and distribution, building design and the scientific research agenda was at issue when the Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium convened June 12 in Washington.

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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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