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2.5 EUROPE

2.5 EUROPE

Although the weather varied greatly from one country to another, relatively hot weather boosted the air conditioner market in Europe in 2019. The RAC market in Europe as a whole increased by about 4.4% compared with last year. However, the economic outlook is still murky, and investment in equipment is restrained. The PAC market was also increased by 2.9% compared with last year. From the end of June 2019, the temperature in Belgium, France, Germany, and Northern Europe reached record high levels, and RAC sales in some regions have exploded, leading to digestion of a lot of inventory.

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How To Build Your Value With Contractors

This past HARDI Annual Conference, Senthil Gunasekaran and Pradip Krishnadevarajan from ActVantage presented 2 sessions aimed at helping distributors build stronger relationships with customers. Today they sat down to follow up on those sessions and tell HARDI members how to act on what they learned at #HARDIAC. Tell us a little bit about yourselves and how you got into this line of work.


Emerson Releases New Cooper-Atkins Multi-Function Thermometer

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has released the new Cooper-Atkins 20200 Multi-Function Thermometer (MFT). The MFT can transmit temperatures wirelessly to a compatible mobile device via Bluetooth® Low Energy, reducing power consumption.


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

For ASERCOM, 2019 was again a very busy year. The challenges facing our industry demanded a great deal of guidance from our association. Our goal is to lead the AC&R industry to a fair and transparent market, to increase energy efficiency, and to create a better understanding of and adherence to safety standards as well as regulations. Considering this, we are very proud to have reached several milestones in the past year.


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

It’s an absolute privilege, as AREA president, to send you and your families my best wishes for a 2020 that offers great and fascinating challenges. In 2019, we were extremely enthusiastic about the reorganization of AREA’s working structure, in accordance with our Vision 2025, which outlines the strategic imperatives for a successful European AC&R and heat pump contracting sector. This reorganization matches the four pillars of our vision and reflects the increased demand for cooling in our daily life, not just in Europe but looking at international developments: refrigerants, sustainable cooling, technological developments, and attracting, retaining, and upskilling personnel.

2.4 INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

After clocking the fastest growth among the major economies in the world during the last three years, the Indian economy slowed down during January–September 2019. The World Bank has lowered its growth forecast for India during 2019 to 6%.

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

ASHRAE’s theme for this year is ‘Building for people and performance: Achieving operational excellence’. It focuses on ensuring operational performance for the people who live, work, and interact in the buildings we create. It is a message that touches on the core of ASHRAE’s vision of a healthy and sustainable built environment for all.

CAREL: New organisational structure

With the objective of improving customer service, CAREL has set up a new organisational unit, called After-Sales & Service, headed by Riccardo Bianchi, Group Head of After-Sales & Service. The Customer Solution Team and the After-Sales & Service Sales & Marketing Team both come under this new structure

Cover Story

Another Global Manufacturing Pole – Made in India

The development history of the air conditioner market in the past 40 years is actually the story of the great transfer of the manufacturing industry. The first one was Made in Japan, then Japanese manufacturers moved their factories to Southeast Asia, and then shifted to China. However, in the past two years, people have begun to focus on India. Could India become another global production base after China?

Heat Waves Come Early and Brazil’s AC Market Growth Rate Exceeds 20%

While the northern hemisphere is cold and windy, South America, the scorching land, is living up to its name. In Brazil, which has entered an early summer, although the weather is still relatively cool in southern cities such as Sao Paulo, the weather in the North has begun to heat up, and the weather in the Midwest is very hot. It is said that the heat wave will last until February next year.

Interview

Rechi Sets up Transformation for Its Next Leap

Rechi Precision is a Taiwan-based world-renowned rotary compressor specialist, with products exported all over the world and product quality widely recognized in the industry. The company celebrated its 30th anniversary this September and launched new production line. On this occasion, JARN visited Rechi and interviewed Liu Jinxi, vice chairman of the Board, who talked about the reasons underlying Rechi’s success, its ongoing reform, and its global network designed to address a new situation.

New Energy Focuses on Heat Pumps to Generate Future Big Prospects

China’s air-to-water (ATW) heat pump industry has been embracing strong growth. New Energy Technology Development, a leading Chinese heat pump manufacturer, has attracted a lot of attention within the industry. In this context, JARN interviewed Zhao Misheng, chairman of New Energy, at its headquarters in Zengcheng, Guangzhou.

Market

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

In 2019, the international specialized exhibition Climate World, one of the most prominent industry events that APIC organizes in collaboration with Euroexpo, was held for the 15th time. Over the course of four days, the exhibition brought together 250 companies from 24 countries and was visited by almost 23,000 people of whom more than a half were in upper management.

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

On behalf of AHRI’s more than 320 member manufacturers of heating, cooling, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment, I offer my warm wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2020. We are proud of the relationship we have with JARN and all of its readers, and we hope for many, many more years of productive collaboration.

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

During 2020, AFEC will continue representing the HVAC industry through its participation in forums and meetings to convey the views of manufacturers and will also promote the standardization.

Product

Global Cooling Prize Reaches Final Stage

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, along with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) of the United States and Mission Innovation of Europe, announced eight finalists of the Global Cooling Prize (GCP) on November 15 in New Delhi. The GCP is an international innovation competition to incentivize the development of a residential cooling solution that has one-fifth climate impact as compared to the typical residential air conditioners sold in the Indian market today.

Thermax Bags Low Carbon Hero Award in Turkey

India-based Thermax Absorption Cooling and Heating business was conferred with the Low Carbon Hero Award 2019 for an installation at Elazig City Hospital in Turkey.

India Cold Chain Show 2019

Reed Manch Exhibitions organized India Cold Chain Show 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from December 4 to 6. It was inaugurated by Rameswar Teli, union minister of State for Food Processing Industries.

Photo Report

Europe Opening up Heat Pump Era Report on the European Heat Pump Summit 2019 Foyer Expo

Foyer Expo was held during the European Heat Pump Summit 2019, and was sponsored by 10 manufacturers and associations including Alfa Laval, Bitzer, CAREL, Eurovent, Honeywell, Rütgers, and Saginomiya. At the Foyer Expo, heat pump products and technologies were showcased by a total of 22 exhibitors, such as compressor and other components manufacturers, heat pump system manufacturers, certification organizations, and industrial organizations from Europe, Japan, and China.

Shift to Low-GWP Refrigerants Stood out at Interclima

Interclima is the biggest trade fair for comfort and energy efficiency in France. The 2019 edition took place on November 5 to 8. Crowds flocked to this flagship event held every two years. Interclima is held in conjunction with Idéobain for bathroom technology and Batimat serving the building industry.

Refcold India Showcases Future Trends in Refrigeration and Cold Chain

India is among the world’s largest producers of horticultural, fishery, dairy, pharmaceutical, and several other perishable products. In the past, due to the lack of cold chain infrastructure and indifferent policies, the country had not been in a position to translate these resources into higher gross domestic product (GDP) growth. The refrigeration and cold chain industry was fragmented and had grown in a skewed manner.

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