Latin America

2012.02.07

Embraco set to slash transformer use with multi-voltage refr

3 February 2012 Brazilian hermetic compressor specialist Embraco says it has overcome a significant hurdle for retail refrigeration with the development of a compressor that adjusts to the voltage of ...

2012.01.23

Applications now open for Bitzer Brazil CO2 2012 training co

2012-01-30 The 2012 course dates at the Bitzer Brazil CO2 Technology Training Centre have been announced. The training centre, which is the only one of its kind in the Americas, presents and promotes ...

2012.01.20

New Year’s Resolutions from Global Association Leaders--ABRA

Marked by the earthquake in Japan, the deepening European debt crisis, and severe flooding in Thailand, the year 2011 was a turbulent one for the HVAC&R industry as well as the larger business com...

2012.01.19

Optimistic outlook for Latin American HVAC&R sector

2012-01-17 Although the global economic slowdown is expected to continue in 2012, with weaknesses in developed economies hampering recovery, strong growth in developing economies such a Latin America ...

2011.12.04

Carrier and Midea Form Joint Venture in Brazil, Argentina an

Carrier has formed a joint venture with the Midea Group for the manufacture and distribution of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) products in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Midea will own 51% share of the joint venture and Carrier the remaining 49%. The joint venture comprises Carrier’s existing HVAC operations in the three countries and Midea’s distribution entity, Midea do Brasil. M...

2011.12.20

Brazilian Appliance Production Increases Follow Tax Cuts

Dec 16, 2011 Within a week of the Brazilian government cutting industrialized products taxes (IPI) the appliance industry in Brazil, and particularly Whirlpool Corp., is responding by adding jobs, according to Brazilian news outlet Diario do Grande ABC. Whirlpool will hire 1100 workers to fill vacancies at factories in Rio Claro and Joinville, Brazil, and the news outlet reported Whirlpool’s José...

2011.12.01

Unilever signs Action Plan to boost natural refrigerant use

Unilever signs Action Plan to replace refrigerants and blowing agents with natural gases 2011-12-07 The “Voluntary Conservation Initiative” signed by Metalfrio and Unilever will help to reduce the ...

2011.11.28

U.N. Calls On All Leaders To Attend Rio

Date: 24-Nov-11 Country: BRAZIL Author: Stuart Grudgings All heads of state should attend a major environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro next year to agree concrete ways of putting the world economy on a more sustainable path and reducing inequality, the United Nations’ official leading the process said Wednesday. The U.N. summit next June is billed as the most important environmental gathering i...

2011.11.20

2.11 Latin America

According to the IMF statistics, real GDP in South America grew 6.6% in 2010, aided by economic recovery in leading countries. Paraguay stands out with 15.0% growth, while Venezuela, where real GDP sh...

2011.11.16

Carrier and Midea Form Joint Venture in Brazil, Argentina an

CANOAS, Nov. 16, 2011Carrier has formed a joint venture with Midea Group of China for the manufacture and distribution of heating, air -conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) products in Brazil, Argentin...

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