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Daikin’s Global Strategy: Acquisitions, Product Localization

Two years ago, JARN interviewed the head of Daikin Industries’ Global Operations Division. Since that interview, Daikin has accelerated its global development and created an alliance with Chinese air ...


Interview with Carlo Grossi, New Eurovent President

During the last general assembly of the European Committee of Air Handling, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers (Eurovent), Mr. Grossi, Climaveneta CEO, took office as Eurovent’...


HFO-1234yf Production Pioneers New Refrigerant Era

Honeywell and DuPont have agreed to jointly construct a commercial plant in China to produce the low-GWP refrigerant HFO-1234yf. JARN interviewed David Diggs, global business director for Honeywell Fl...


SCI Focusing on BLDC Inverter Scroll Compressors

This year Siam Compressor Industry Co., Ltd. (SCI), a Thai manufacturer of commercial rotary and scroll compressors, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its founding. JARN interviewed Susumu Kawag...


Samsung: On the Wings of the Digital Age — Interview with M

During the Mostra Convegno Expo held from March 23 to 27 in Milan, Italy, JARN was invited to meet Moon Kangho, senior vice president, Digital Air solutions Division of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. M...


LG’s Leadership in HVAC and Energy Solutions

At the media conference on January 5, 2010, in Seoul, LG Electronics Air Conditioning Company announced that the company aims an aggressive new sales target of US$10 billion by 2013 and growth by expa...


Toshiba EMEA, Well Positioned in Europe

At a press conference on February 8 in Paris, France, Toshiba Carrier announced the launch of its new VRF system for world markets as well as other new products. JARN met with Christian Blanc, general...


Panasonic Compressor Focuses on Adding Value to Boost Bottom

Amid the continuing economic downturn, how is Panasonic ensuring the profitability of its compressor business? JARN interviewed Shuichi Yamamoto, director of the Air Conditioning Devices Business Unit...


Toshiba Carrier: Estia Heats Up European ATW Market

Toshiba Carrier entered the European market in July 2009 with the ‘Estia’ series of air-to-water (ATW) heat pump systems. JARN spoke with staff from Toshiba Carrier’s Sales Department, Global Sales Di...


Panasonic Global Business Spreads Its Wings — Sanyo Acquisit

On December 10, 2009, Panasonic announced it had completed the process to take over Sanyo, a move that will give Panasonic the second highest sales among general appliance manufacturers in Japan. JARN...


Fujitsu General Sets Up a Prominent Landmark in China

As Japanese air conditioner manufacturers increasingly enter the Chinese VRF market, Fujitsu General received a major order for the World Trade Center Changzhou. JARN interviewed Etsuro Saito, corpora...