Japanese RAC Market Growing to 10-million-unit Scale

According to data from the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA), Japan’s room air conditioner (RAC) shipments in 2019 reached 9.81 million units, up 1.7% from 9....


Panasonic to Release U Type GHP Xair III

In early April 2020, Panasonic Commercial Equipment Systems will start selling gas heat pump (GHP) air conditioners called U type GHP Xair III that feature improved annual operational efficiency. The ...


Mitsubishi Electric to Launch Slim ZR Series PACs

In mid-May 2020, Mitsubishi Electric will launch a new series of Slim ZR packaged air conditioners (PACs) for shops and offices. The Slim ZR series is available in 451 models with 10 types of indoor u...


AC Sales in China Drop by 37.1% in January

The epidemic of coronavirus infections in China has greatly impacted off-line sales of air conditioners, resulting in a large drop in total sales. According to All View Cloud (AVC) data, sales of air conditioners in January approached RMB 1.27 billion (US$ 182 million), decreasing by 37.1% year on year. China has implemented many quarantines for the epidemic, consumers are not allowed to go out...


Supermarket Trade Show 2020 Leaps Toward Automation

From February 12 to 14, the Supermarket Trade Show (SMTS) 2020 was held at Makuhari Messe. It attracted 2,331 exhibitors including various companies and groups. Occupying 3,599 booths, the current sho...


GCHV Officially Restarts Production on February 10

After complying with the Chinese government’s order to extend the period during which companies and facilities remained closed during the Chinese New Year due to the coronavirus outbreak and with a view to protecting its employees, Guangdong Chigo Heating and Ventilation Equipment (GCHV) decided to restart pro-duction on February 10, 2020. Before restarting production, in order to ensure the...


Danfoss China Aims to Develop More Female Leaders

Danfoss is now embarking on an ambitious plan to ensure that the number of female leaders increases significantly over the next five years. With a number of new initiatives, the goal is to grow the pr...


Haier Plans to Build a Refrigerator Plant in Romania

A local commercial media report from Ziarul Financiar in Romania on February 18, 2020 reported that Haier Group has announced an investment of over €50 million (US$ 7.2 million) to build a refrigerator plant in Ariceştii Rahtivani, Prahova County, Romania. Located at a commercial park, this plant covers an area of 54,000 m2, and, when complete, will offer 750 job opportunities with an annual ...


China RAC Exports Decrease by 4.8% in 2019

On February 17, the China Household Electric Appliance Research Institute (CHEARI) and National Household Electrical Appliances Industry Information Center jointly released the 2019 China household electrical appliances industry annual report, which claims that the household electrical appliances industry in China saw an export scale of RMB 303.4 billion (US$ 43.7 billion) in 2019, indicating 0.9%...


State Council Supports Cold Chain to Expand Agriproduct Purc

Recently, under the prevention and control policy to combat the new coronavirus infection in China, the production, transport, and sales of agricultural products in some local areas are encountering a...


Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Introduces Water-s

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is introducing the Hitachi water-source variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump and heat recovery systems. The new multi module systems offer capability of ...


Renovation Wave for Buildings in Europe

A climate-neutral building stock by 2050 is crucial to achieve carbon-neutrality in Europe. Therefore, the Renovation Wave for Buildings should accelerate the replacement of the tens of millions of old, inefficient heating and cooling systems installed in Europe’s buildings with new, highly efficient and renewable-based ones. These technologies exist. In heating: condensing boilers working w...

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