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Hitachi: Still Shining After All These Years

Hitachi is enjoying the fruits of its long efforts to put down roots in emerging countries, particularly Brazil, India, and China. Aiming higher, the company has set targets of a 50% increase in sales...


Gree: Created in China

Two years have passed since we interviewed Dong Mingzhu, president of Gree. Gree’s sales revenue in 2010 reached RMB 60.8 billion (about US$ 9.4 billion), representing 42.6% growth on a year-on-year b...


Sanden Focuses on Natural Refrigerant Systems

Sanden, a global manufacturer of automotive systems such as car air conditioners and their compressors and heat exchangers, is also well known as a leading manufacturer of retail systems, including ve...


JCI Creates Solutions for York Large-Tonnage Chillers

Johnson Controls (JCI) has delivered a group of large-capacity York chillers to the Middle East for a massive chiller plant project. JARN met with JCI’s Anwar A. Hassan, vice president of Large Tonnag...


LG Goes Beyond the HVAC Arena

During the AHR Expo held in Las Vegas, Nevada (the U.S.) from January 31 to February 2, JARN reporters visited the LG’s impressive booth and interviewed Teddy Hwang, executive vice president of the Ov...


Advocating Phase-down over Phase-out

–AHRI Makes HFC Proposal Stephen R. Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), gave a keynote address at an international symposium on new refriger...


Carrier Focuses on Sustainability Solutions

Carrier Corporation is striving to minimize the impact of HVAC&R on the environment. JARN visited John Mandyck, vice president of Sustainability & Environmental Strategies at the company’s education c...


Interview with Chairman of Chillventa Advisory Board

At the end of April this year, the Chillventa trade fair advisory board met as part of the International Press Meeting in Kulmbach, Germany. Heinrich Reu?, CEO of Bock K?ltemaschinen was unanimously e...


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...

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