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LG’s Leadership in HVAC and Energy Solutions

At the media conference on January 5, 2010, in Seoul, LG Electronics Air Conditioning Company announced that the company aims an aggressive new sales target of US$10 billion by 2013 and growth by expa...


Toshiba EMEA, Well Positioned in Europe

At a press conference on February 8 in Paris, France, Toshiba Carrier announced the launch of its new VRF system for world markets as well as other new products. JARN met with Christian Blanc, general...


Panasonic Compressor Focuses on Adding Value to Boost Bottom

Amid the continuing economic downturn, how is Panasonic ensuring the profitability of its compressor business? JARN interviewed Shuichi Yamamoto, director of the Air Conditioning Devices Business Unit...


Toshiba Carrier: Estia Heats Up European ATW Market

Toshiba Carrier entered the European market in July 2009 with the ‘Estia’ series of air-to-water (ATW) heat pump systems. JARN spoke with staff from Toshiba Carrier’s Sales Department, Global Sales Di...


Panasonic Global Business Spreads Its Wings — Sanyo Acquisit

On December 10, 2009, Panasonic announced it had completed the process to take over Sanyo, a move that will give Panasonic the second highest sales among general appliance manufacturers in Japan. JARN...


Fujitsu General Sets Up a Prominent Landmark in China

As Japanese air conditioner manufacturers increasingly enter the Chinese VRF market, Fujitsu General received a major order for the World Trade Center Changzhou. JARN interviewed Etsuro Saito, corpora...


Thirty Years in the Making Shuangliang Leads the Market in A

— Interview with Jie Lianshan, General Manager of Shuangliang   Shuangliang is the first and one of the largest absorption chiller manufacturers in China. With Chinese government paying more...


APIC Increases Presence in Growing Russian HVAC&R Industry

JARN interviewed Dmitry Kuzin, executive director of APIC (Association of Professional Companies in Industry of Climate) two years ago. Since then the APIC organization has increased and today plays a...


Emerson Climate Technologies -- Provider of Complete Compres

The Copeland brand, now part of Emerson Climate Technologies, has grown significantly over the last 20 years with technological advancements and served market expansion. JARN interviewed Emerson Clima...


Interview with Professor Eiji Hihara: In Pursuit of Substanc

Interview with Professor Eiji Hihara of the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School While HFC refrigerants with high GWPs have become controversial, a team led by Professor Eiji Hihara of the University...