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2008.11.24

Panasonic Seeks Capital Alliance with Sanyo

Birth of Japan’s Largest Electronics Manufacturer Panasonic Corporation(Panasonic) (President: Fumio Ohtsubo) and Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Sanyo) (President: Seiichiro Sano) held a joint press con...

2008.11.06

Roaring Raw Material Prices Force AC Makers to Find New Stra

Accompanying the roaring price of crude oil from the beginning of this year, prices of raw materials, especially those used in the air conditioning industry such as steel, copper, and plastics, experi...

2008.09.26

Ingersoll Rand Opens Its Trane China New Plant

     On July 23, 2008, Ingersoll Rand Company held the opening ceremony of its Taicang new plant of Trane in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China. This is the first time for Trane to expose to the public as Ingersoll Rand’s family member after the completion of the acquisition on June 5, 2008. Mr. Herbert L. Henkel, Chairman, President and CEO of Ingersoll Rand, and many other Inge...

2008.09.02

Carrier and Midea to Form J.V. in China

    Carrier, a unit of United Technologies, and Guangdong Midea Electric Appliances, a unit of the Midea Group, have signed an agreement to form an air-conditioning manufacturing joint ...

2008.07.17

RAC Sales in Southern Europe Decline

      Despite Europe’s sound economic fundamentals, the strong headwinds, which include persistent uncertainties about the  duration and the ultimate cost of the world credit turmoil, surging commodity prices, a weakening U.S. economy, a downturn in business indexes originating from the subprime loan issue in the US and an increasing rate of unemployment, have begun t...

2008.06.30

CR 2008 – A Shining Star in the HVAC&R World

The 19th International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air- conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (China Refrigeration 2008) has come to an end, but the excitement was brought by the diversity of exhibitors and display of cutting- edge technologies never ends. The exhibition was co-organized by the Beijing Sub-council of the China Council for the Promot...

2008.06.26

HFO-1234yf, New Dawn of Refrigerant Alternatives

R&D for selection of refrigerant alternatives has been a hot issue for the air-conditioning industry for quite a few years. Both the HVAC&R industry and the automobile industry have been searching for the best solutions. According to Directive  2006/40/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 17, 2006 relating to emissions from air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles...

2008.04.28

HVAC&R JAPAN Shows the High-Tech Flag

   The 35th HVAC&R JAPAN 2008 Expo, the largest heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning exhibition in Japan, was held from February 12 to 15 at the Tokyo Big Sight.A total of 152 companies /groups including international exhibitors exhibited their latest technologies, products and services, thus giving visitors many opportunities for first-hand contact and deepening ...

2008.02.28

Carrier Wins 70% of HVAC Contracts for 2008 Olympics

The 2008 Beijing Olympics is the most important international sporting event in 2008. Carrier Corporation’s products and solutions were once again recognized from the Beijing Olympic projects. Carrier...

2007.07.18

AC Sales Rise with Global Temperatures

After four consecutive years of strong economic growth, the growth of the global economy remains solid in 2007, approaching some 5%. This represents certainly a very significant expansion of the global economy and probably the longest sustained period of growth since the Second World War. In that respect, while the U.S. economy has slowed down in large part because of the continued weaker housing ...

2007.06.14

China, Hot Battle in the Cool Industry

A heat wave hit North China at the beginning of June and the daily maximum temperature in Beijing, China’s capital, stayed above 36oC for more than a week. Although almost all the chain stores are air-conditioned, they still felt the effects of this heat wave, but in a good way. They faced an onslaught of customers who had rushed there for air conditioners (See page 32: RACs Become a Hit in the Go...

 
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