ISH digital 2021 Focuses on European Green Deal as Theme

ISH digital 2021 Focuses on European Green Deal as Theme

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for HVAC + Water, brought the sector together digitally from March 22 to 26, 2021. The first digital edition of ISH put the spotlight on themes of social, political, and economic importance. The European Green Deal was one of the important future-oriented themes in the Energy section of ISH digital 2021 with presentations of heating solutions and systems that make a decisive contribution to achieving climate targets. The current political framework in the heating market was discussed in detail during the ISH Technology and Energy Forum.

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ISK-SODEX 2021 to Show Great Importance for Eurasian HVAC&R Industry

ISK-SODEX 2021, the International HVAC&R, Insulation, Pump, Valve, Fitting, Water Treatment, Fire Prevention, Pool and Solar Energy Systems Exhibition, will be held as a face-to-face meeting from September 29 to October 2, 2021, at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

Johnson Controls Hosts Virtual Commercial HVAC Training Conference

Johnson Controls hosted its ‘Game On’ Rooftop HVAC Conference virtually on April 21, 2021. The interactive training conference offered a free online learning experience, with in-depth presentations developed by the company’s HVAC experts.

ENGIE Refrigeration: Full Power for a Chemical Giant

Several months ago, a German chemicals group approached specialists at ENGIE Refrigeration. Its main requirement: the greatest possible reliability of supply within refrigeration. Due to rising demand for a basic ingredient for animal feed, the group had plans to construct a second production site in Singapore, with an investment of more than half a million euros, and a planned production capacity of 300,000 tons per year.

Carrier Transicold’s NaturaLINE Units Cool Robotic Grocery Kiosks

Robotic kiosks that provide automated and contactless dispensing of groceries are being refrigerated by Carrier Transicold NaturaLINE container refrigeration systems with CO2 refrigerant. NaturaLINE units store perishables and now transfer groceries directly from retailer to consumer through an advanced kiosk made by Estonian robotics innovator Cleveron.

Haier HVAC Solutions Team Up with Hawco

In a new partnership, Haier HVAC Solutions has announced that Hawco is the first of its new UK distributors. Hawco is a leading supplier to the HVAC&R industry in the United Kingdom, and will sell the complete range of Haier air conditioning products.

TROX Supplys Indoor Air Purification Systems with PHI Technology

TROX do Brasil and Dannenge International, the representative of RGF Environmental in Brazil and Latin America, announced that they have entered into a partnership.

Bitzer and Beijer Ref Extend Their Partnership

Bitzer and Beijer Ref have been reliable partners for many years and have now strengthened their collaboration once again. On March 25, 2021, representatives of both companies signed a contract extension for three years. Thanks to this extension, Beijer Ref will continue to sell the Bitzer product range in the future and Bitzer will actively support the wholesaler.

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Focus on Carbon Neutrality & Healthy World — Report on CR 2021, Shanghai, China

China Refrigeration 2021 (CR 2021), the 32nd International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage, was held from April 7 to 9, at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). As a face-to-face exhibition held after a long break in the context of COVID-19 pandemic, CR 2021 attracted more than 1,200 exhibitors, including well-known brands in the global heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry, and more visitors than expected flocked to the event.

Lack of Containers Causes AC Shipping Bottlenecks

The impact of COVID-19 is spreading not only to the production of air conditioners but also to global supply. The container shortage is becoming more serious throughout the world, and even if there is demand, logistics cannot always address it. This container shortage is exerting a major impact on the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) market that has become increasingly global.


Diehl Controls Has DNA and Skills to Produce Tailored Scalable Electronic Solutions

JARN interviewed Carsten Wolff, chief executive officer (CEO) of Diehl Controls, to hear about company’s main products, production system, main markets, sales performance, etc. to firstly introduce this global leading electronics company for our readers.

Ziehl-Abegg Leads in High-efficiency Design Inspired by Nature & Utilizes IT

JARN interviewed Peter Fenkl, chief executive officer (CEO) of Ziehl-Abegg, to hear about the company’s investments, competitiveness, future plans, etc., which bring success to the company. Ziehl-Abegg is investing €16 million (US$ 19 million) in the expansion of its production buildings with 10 loading ramps at the Kupferzell site in the Hohenlohe Business Park.

Landa Creates Core Competitiveness with Its Independent Innovation

Zhuhai Landa Compressor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gree Electric and is an air conditioning compressor specialist, integrating research and development (R&D), production, sales, and services. JARN interviewed Roger Li, managing director of the Industrial Products Sales Centre of Gree, to hear about the company’s compressor business.


Refrigerator Sales in France

The latest data from Gifam, a French association of home appliance brands, show that nearly 2.75 million refrigerators were sold in France in 2020, indicating a decrease of 76,000. With 98% penetration in 2017, the refrigerator market is essentially a replacement market. The average lifespan of a refrigerator in France is 11 years.

CIAT Launches VectiosPower, Latest Range of Rooftop Packaged Units

CIAT has launched VectiosPower, a new generation of rooftop air conditioning packaged units providing high levels of indoor air quality (IAQ) and full efficiency. The new range also reduces the total cost of ownership during its lifespan and covers capacities from 100 to 310 kW with airflow up to 54,000 m3/ h, thus complementing the existing lower capacity Vectios rooftop range from 20 to 90 kW.

AHRI Releases March 2021 U.S. Heating and Cooling Equipment Shipment Data

U.S. shipments of residential gas storage water heaters for March 2021 increased 12.3 percent, to 467,569 units, up from 416,504 units shipped in March 2020. Residential electric storage water heater shipments increased 11.7 percent in March 2021 to 448,424 units, up from 401,348 units shipped in March 2020.


Status of the Japanese Commercial Freezing and Refrigeration Industry

Japan’s commercial freezing and refrigeration industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation. In particular, the distribution sector including restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, etc., which are the most in demand, has undergone major changes due to entry of new players including Amazon and Uber Eats. Moreover, preventive measures against COVID-19 for instance, and demand related to the stay-at-home lifestyle, are driving take-out services and accelerating changes.

Hiflex take delivery of Invertek’s two-millionth Optidrive VFD

Invertek Drives sales partner in the Netherlands has taken delivery of the two-millionth Optidrive variable frequency drive ever produced.
Hiflex Automatiseringstechniek BV received the one-off ‘golden’ drive following its production in April.
The Optidrive E3 will be displayed at the company’s headquarters in Ridderkerk, near Rotterdam. Invertek has a global network of sales partners in more than 80 countries.

Danfoss Editron joins forces with Taiwanese government institute to accelerate marine electrification

Danfoss Editron and the Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (SOIC) have partnered to launch the Green Energy Application Development Center (GEADC) in Taiwan. The new center will enable both companies to enhance their expertise in developing green energy technologies, boost the competitiveness of the marine industry and establish international standards compliant with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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AWE2021 Showcases Smart Future

With the theme of ‘Smartize the Future’, Appliance and Electronics World Expo (AWE) was held from March 23 to 25, 2021, at National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. Hosted by China Household Electrical Appliances Association (CHEAA), AWE is Asia’s largest and one of the top three international appliance and consumer electronics shows worldwide.

HCJ2021 Special Food Service Exhibition held

HCJ2021 was held at Tokyo Big Sight from February 16 to 19. HCJ2021 consists of three exhibitions: Hoteres Japan, Caterex Japan, and Japan Food Service Equipment Show. In order to formulate timely plans every year, HCJ welcomes members from leading companies in the industry and sets up a committee that is the driving force of HCJ. The three-day exhibition attracted more than 24,000 visitors. In addition, after the real exhibition, a virtual exhibition is holding online and take advantage of the strengths unique to online, such as the staging of more than 50 online seminars.

CR 2021 to Be Held as Actual Exhibition, Opening Up the Post-corona Era

China Refrigeration 2021 (CR 2021), the 32nd International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage, will be held as an actual exhibition from April 7 to 9 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China. With the virtual exhibitions continuing from last year, organizers of CR decided to hold it as an actual exhibition, marking the opening up of the post-corona era.

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