European Heat Pump Markets Show Double-digit Growth for Fourth Year in a Row

European Heat Pump Markets Show Double-digit Growth for Fourth Year in a Row

On May 15 and 16, 2019, the European Heat Pump Association gathered more than 200 industry experts to discuss latest developments in the market and to assess how heat pumps could pursue their contribution to a brighter future in Europe. With 11.8 million units installed across Europe, heat pump technology has quickly developed into a cornerstone of the European heating mix.

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Fujitsu General Australia Officially Opens New Headquarters

Fujitsu General Australia has officially opened its new head office and warehouse in the western Sydney suburb of Eastern Creek.

Retail Sales of Air Conditioners in China Grow in Q1

In the first quarter of 2019, retail sales of air conditioners in China increased by 4.1% year on year to million units on a volume basis and increased by 1.7% year on year to RMB 41.7 billion (US$ 6 billion) on a value basis.

Regulatory Developments for the HVAC Industry in the Middle East

In March 2019, ESMA, the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, has notified World Trade Organization (WTO) of the revisions of its regulations ESMA 5010.1 and 5010.5 for residential and commercial air conditioners. It is time to reflect on the regulatory situation in one of the most complex regions in the world.

Haier Builds IoT 5G Application Joint Lab at Its Premises

During the 30th China Refrigeration Expo (CRH), the Internet of Things (IoT) fifth-generation (5G) Application Joint Laboratory was jointly established by China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute (CHEARI), China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), Haier, China Mobile, and Huawei. A plaque awarding ceremony was held on site.

Midea HVAC Solution for Museum in Taiwan

The National Museum of Prehistory, which is located in Taitung City, is a leading museum which owns archaeological sites, natural parks, and conducts research on anthropology and natural history in Taiwan.

Haier Holds MRV5 Training in Turkey

From May 2 to 4, 2019, Haier held technical training sessions at its distributors in Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey. Firstly, Haier visited Modern Klima in Istanbul and offered training for its MRV5 variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems.

AHRI Visits Sanhua

 On April 12, Sanhua held a reception to welcome Stephen Yurek, chief executive officer (CEO) and president of the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) as well as his team members.

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Trade War Accelerates and Supply Chain Heads South

The intensifying trade war between the United States and China not only casts a shadow over the global economy, but also seriously impacts both the supply and demand sides of the air conditioning industry. Manufacturers, retailers, and consumers face pressure to share the 25% tariff increase. At the same time, the air conditioner supply chain has begun or is about to start changing.

Use of R290 for Heat Pumps Expanding in Europe

In Europe, demand for rotary compressors using propane (R290) refrigerant is expanding. There are several contributing factors for this increase such as growing demand for heat pump applications such as washer dryers and air-to-water (ATW) heat pumps. The European Commission (EC) is in the final steps of the legislative process that should result in the publication after the summer break of revised EcoDesign and energy labeling regulations for five types of household appliances including washing machines and washer dryers.


CAREL Is Leading Provider of Advanced Control Solutions for HVAC&R

JARN interviewed Giandomenico Lombello, new managing director of CAREL Group, to hear about the company’s business performance, products, production bases, market situation, and so on.

Daikin Expanding Its Global Presence with Multifaceted Approach

JARN interviewed Yoshihiro Mineno, senior executive officer of Daikin, to hear about the company’s business achievements and plans in detail in each strategically important market.


MEHITS Releases i-FR-G04-Z New Air-cooled Chiller

i-FR-G04-Z is the new air-cooled RC brand chiller from Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems (MEHITS) with inverter screw compressors and hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) 1234ze refrigerant. Designed to reduce the cost of managing modern data centers while ensuring complete reliability, the chiller combines full inverter technology with the advantages of an environmentally friendly HFO refrigerant.

Lodam Becomes Bitzer Electronics

The Bitzer subsidiary Lodam Electronics located in Sonderborg, Denmark, has been integrated into the Bitzer umbrella brand as of June 4, 2019. This is accompanied by a change of name to Bitzer Electronics.


CAREL Awarded as Member of Excellence

The Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR) has recognized CAREL as a member of excellence. The award was presented to Daniel Chen, APAC marketing manager (HVAC), during the award ceremony held in Nanjing on May 30 and 31, 2019.

Close to Nature in Domes Equipped by Panasonic ATWs

Panasonic has worked with architects, engineers, and local crafts people to create a comfortable luxury-living experience in domes providing a 180-degree transparent window to the world of nature.

Fujitsu General Upgrades ACs on HMS Belfast in London

The air conditioning system of HMS Belfast, a tourist attraction in London, has been upgraded, with the addition of three 4-way compact cassette indoor units and one wall-mounted indoor unit, from Fujitsu General Air Conditioning (UK).

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CRH Expo 2019 in Shanghai—Continued from May Issue

CAREL—received an Innovation Product Award in the Refrigeration category at CHR 2019 for Hecu CO2. Hecu sistema is the CAREL high-efficiency solution for condensing units with BLDC compressors and natural refrigerants. The use of Hecu CO2 is expected to expand in China.

Japan IT Week Showcases Cutting-edge Technologies in 11 Fields

From May 8 to 10, Japan IT Week Spring was held at the Tokyo Big Sight. Japan IT Week Spring is Japan’s largest IT exposition consisting of 11 special expositions such as Data Center Expo, Software & Apps Development Expo, Big Data Management Expo, Data Storage Expo, Information Security Expo, and Cloud Computing Expo.

Pursuit of High-Quality Life with Energy Saving and Environmental Stewardship--Photo Report

Gree—released several new products such as an independently developed high-efficiency and energy saving magnetic-bearing centrifugal compressor featuring a permanent magnet synchronous motor. Other exhibits included GMV series VRFs, heat pumps, etc.

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