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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! ...


Changing the Game with Heat Pumps

— Review of ISH 2019 in Germany ISH, the world’s leading biennial trade fair focusing on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings, was held from March 11 to 15 at Mes...


Panasonic Aiming at Further Growth in Europe by Partnering w

Panasonic along with Systemair announced on February 26 a strategic partnership to develop integrated and sustainable heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) solutions f...


Ductless ACs Boom in Atlanta — Report on the 2019 AHR Expo

During an action-packed three days spanning January 14 to 16, the 2019 AHR Expo, the world’s largest heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) event, was held in Atl...


Next-generation Refrigerant Initiatives

—Report on Kobe Symposium 2018 The International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2018 (Kobe Symposium) was held at the Kobe International Conference Center and orga...


Daikin Acquires Austrian Refrigerating and Freezing Showcase

Daikin has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Austria-based AHT Group, a leading company in the commercial refrigeration market in Europe.   The transaction value is € 881 million...


Midea Ramps up Activities in Australia

In November 2018, Midea Commercial Air Conditioner (CAC) held two significant events in a row in Australia: the Midea CAC Global Strategic Partner Conference and the opening of the first Midea Smart H...


Refrigerant Diversification to Reduce Environmental Impacts

— Chillventa 2018 Report Chillventa was held successfully from October 16 to 18 in Nuremberg, Germany. This biennial international exhibition of refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, ...


Panasonic’s New Commercial AC Sales Company in China Launche

Panasonic established Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning Equipment (China) Co., Ltd. (PAPAECN) on June 6, 2018, with the objective of strengthening its commercial air conditioner business in the Ch...


AC Markets in Japan and Europe Heat Up as Temperatures Soar

Heat waves have turned up the temperature on room air conditioner (RAC) demand in Japan and Europe this summer. The summer RAC sales competition in 2018 has also seen the heat turned up with special d...

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