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Electrification Is Necessary in Order to Achieve an Energy T

The first Electrification Europe Summit was held in Paris on October 16 and 17, 2019, and focused on usage electrification as an essential means of achieving a carbon-neutral planet. In order to reduc...


Europe Opening up Heat Pump Era

– Report on the European Heat Pump Summit 2019 According to the Kigali Amendment, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction schedule needs to be addressed urgently. As a great solution to ...


Rechi Adds a 2-million-unit Rotary Compressor Production Lin

Rechi, a leading compressor manufacturer in Taiwan, held a ceremony for its 30th anniversary and the launching of its new compressor production line at Guanyin Industrial Park in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on S...


Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Opens Global Devel

In recent years, Japanese air conditioning manufacturers have achieved high profits. Utilizing their profits, they are further raising investments in research and development (R&D) facilities to g...


Chinese AC Manufacturers Accelerate Factory Construction in

Recently, two well-known Chinese air conditioner manufacturers announced that they have built new production bases in Southeast Asia to speed up their development in overseas markets. TCL, a large ...


Sizzling Heat Wave Has Little Impact on Global AC Demand

— Review of the Global RAC Market in the First Half of 2019 As in previous years, JARN recently interviewed major air conditioner manufacturers and related associations around the world. Base...


France Struck by Heat Wave and RAC Sales Surge in Europe

In recent years, Europe has been frequently experiencing scorching days in summer. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Europe has been suffering from consecutive scorching hot days since the...


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 indu...


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 ...


Brazilian Split-type RAC Market Registers 28% Growth in Q1 2

The summer of 2019 in Brazil was one of the hottest in recent years. In addition, a slight recovery in economic activity has emerged this year compared with last year. These factors positively impacte...


HARFKO 2019 Celebrates Its 30-year History with Great Succes

HARFKO 2019, the Heating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Fluid Exhibition in Korea, was held from March 12 to 15 at KINTEX, with the theme of ‘The Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution! ...

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