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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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