China

2009.01.25

5009Compressor Companies Half Production

Nearly all compressor manufacturers in China have reduced production by 50% in the last few months of 2008. “We have encountered the worst depression since 1995,” said an officer from a leading compressor company.The Panasonic-Wanbao Compressor (Guangzhou) Company, Highly, Meizhi, and the Mitsubishi Electric (Guangzhou) Compressor Company produce about 60% of the compressors made in China. From Oc...

2009.01.25

5008Daikin Shanghai Celebrates 13th Anniversary

Daikin Air Conditioning (Shanghai) celebrated its 13th anniversary on November 18, 2008. About 2,000 employees of the company attended the ceremony.Mr. T. Kato, General Manager of the company, addressed the ceremony. After a brief review of the successes the company has obtained in its 13-year history, he encouraged all the employees of the company to make greater efforts to get through the econom...

2009.01.25

5007Gree Hefei AC Factory Enters Operation

Gree’s Hefei manufacturing base held a grand ceremony to celebrate the completion of its phase I project on December 9, 2008. Zhu Jianghong, Chairman of Gree, Dong Mingzhu, President of Gree, Huo Dufang, Director General of the China Household Electrical Appliances Association (CHEAA), Fan Gaoding, Director General of the China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), Jing H...

2009.01.25

5006New National Standard on Recyclability for Products to be Re

The Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SAC) released a draft version of ‘The Minimum allowable balues and target values of recyclability for products, Part I: Room air conditioners and household refrigerators’ in November, 2008, which will probably see release as a mandatory national standard in 2009.The new standard is aimed to push manufacturers to use recyclable m...

2009.01.25

5005AC Exports to EU Slow

According to data provided by the European Union, China exported 154.2 billion worth of products to the EU from January to August 2008, only a 4% increase compared with the same period of 2007. It also amounts to 18 percentage points lower than the growth rate in 2007, and was even lower than the 7% growth the EU’s total imports. During the same period, the EU exported 52.3 billion worth of produc...

2009.01.25

4966Chigo to Release New VRF System in January 2009

Through its continuous research and development, in January 2009, Chigo will release its new VRF system ranges from 8hp to 48hp, increasing efficiency with every 2 hp step (EER up to 4.18 with average...

2009.01.25

4963Galanz — Thirty Years of Glory, Centennial Dream

Known throughout the world as a leading manufacturer of microwave ovens, air conditioners and small home appliances, Galanz reaches the age of 30. Since founded in 1978, Galanz has been developing hea...

2009.02.26

4958Daikin and Gree to Form JVs to Manufacture AC Compressors an

In March 2008, Daikin Industries and Gree Electric Appliances agreed to combine Daikin’s strengths in energy-efficiency technology together with Gree’s expertise in production and procurement of raw m...

2008.12.28

4943Residential AC Market Slumps

Although the promotion of inverter air conditioners has been a hot issue in the residential air conditioner market since the beginning of the 2009 refrigeration year (from August 2008 to July 2009), the total residential air conditioner market in China has been extremely weak in recent months.The production of air conditioners in August and September was 6.0 million units, an 18.0% decrease compar...

2008.12.29

4942Dun’an to Found New Valve Plants in Thailand

Approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Zhejiang Dun’an Artificial Environmental Equipment will establish front-seating service valve and four-way valve plants in Thailand.Southeast Asia has become an important air conditioner market and production center in recent years. As a result, many international manufacturers founded their plants successively there. As a leading man...

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