Haier, founded in 1984, has been at the forefront of the technological revolution of the Chinese home appliance industry for 36 years. Entering the fifth-generation (5G) era, are there any changes in Haier products? JARN interviewed Ms. Wang Li, vice president of Haier Smart Home, to gain an insight into this question. JARN (J): How was your domestic sales performance in the first half of 2020?
According to ChinaIOL, 1.28 million units of scroll compressors were sold in China in the first half of 2020, indicating a 24% year-on-year drop. In June alone, scroll compressor sales were 290,600 units, dropping by 5% year on year. Of these, 249,500 units were for domestic sales, declining by 2.7% year on year, while 41,100 units were for export, decreasing by 17.8% year on year. The domestic market slowed its falling pace, thanks to rising demand in the downstream air conditioner market. On the other hand, the export market continued to decrease due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. Top exporters of scroll compressors all suffered declines of different levels in June.
China’s commercial air conditioner industry ended the first half of 2020 with a 22.2% drop due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. Only hospital retrofit and medical purifying projects were carried out normally, and those presented huge demand. As a professional brand owning variable energy and purifying solutions in the medical segment, TICA achieved growth in a gloomy market during the first half of 2020, and has had a strong performance in the construction and retrofit projects for more than 700 hospitals including the Fire God Mountain and Thunder God Mountain Hospitals.
According to statistics from aircon. com, absorption chillers in China declined by 11.1% year on year in the first half of 2020, showing a relatively stable condition under COVID-19, compared with other commercial air conditioner segments. Their market scale is still small, accounting for approximately 1.9% of the overall market.
In the first half of 2020, air-to-water (ATW) heat pump demand in China was impacted by COVID-19. However, the drying market, an application of ATW heat pumps, became the only segment seeing growth thanks to a great support from the administration. Due to the impact of the epidemic, grain drying and storage became a focus in the agricultural sector.
Frascold, a leading player in the development, production, and marketing of semi-hermetic piston and screw compressors for the air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) industry, highlights the importance of identifying alternative technologies to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, considering numerous aspects including energy consumption, one of the priority issues within the scope of the Montreal Protocol and a factor which has an exceptional impact on the refrigeration sector.
To ensure long-term preservation of seafood, Aucma developed the DW/ BD-56W302HE –60ºC freezer model that can quickly freeze seafood to store and preserve its nutritional value and freshness.
At the 2020 Science and Technology Innovation Conference in Shunde District, Foshan City, Midea was honored with the award of Benchmark Enterprise of Scientific and Technological Innovation, along with a RMB 5 million (about US$ 730,000) prize, as a technology group developing from Shunde to the world.