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2009.07.10

Shanghai Provides Subsidies for Energy-saving ACs

From July 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010, customers who buy certain types of air conditioners with energy efficiency level I or II certification will receive financial subsidies as high as RMB 1,000 (about US$ 147) each from the Shanghai government.According to an officer from the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission, the Shanghai government will give financial subsidies of RMB 150 (about US$ 22) a...

2009.08.08

Hisense & Whirlpool: Powerful Production Base of White Goods

On July 15, Hisense and Whirlpool declared that the first phase project of their joint venture was officially completed, and is now producing large capacity refrigerators and washing machines.   Located in the Changxing Economic Development Zone, Hisense and Whirlpool (Zhejiang) Electrical Appliances (Hisense & Whirlpool) was founded on April 28, 2008. It is reported that the total invest...

2009.07.31

High Efficiency ACs for Hot Sales Season

With the ar rival of the 2009 sales season and the implementation of more energy-saving policies, almost all air conditioning manufacturers have launched a series of promotions for inverter air condit...

2009.07.16

Committee on HCFCs Replacement Technologies Established

During May 18 to 19, the Foreign Economic Office of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China held a conference in Beijing announcing the foundation of the Committee on HCFCs replacement techn...

2009.07.08

Sales of Residential Heat Pump Hot Water Heaters to the Chin

Full-fledged Entry to the Residential Hot Water Heating Business in China Daikin (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd., has developed a "residential heat pump hot water heater" for the Chinese market and intends a full-fledged entry into the residential hot water heater market. Sales in China are scheduled to begin from August 1, 2009.   China has...

2009.06.01

Price Caps of Home Appliances to the Countryside Scheme Rais

The Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Finance as well as 9 other ministries issued the Regulation on the Operation of Home Appliances to the Countryside Scheme. According to the regulation, price caps of some of the products were raised; for instance, the upper price for air conditioners was raised from RMB 2,500 (about US$ 367) to RMB 4,000 (about US$ 587).Industry insiders believe that wi...

2009.06.01

Shuangliang : Direct Fired Heat Pump

Recently, Shuangliang has successfully developed a direct fired absorption heat pump. The new product is a breakthrough in the utilization of waste heat and can provide space heating and hot water by utilizing the waste heat of the wastewater produced in oil extraction. Currently, the XRIYQ II-50/40-(65/85) direct fired heat pump system has been applied in projects in the North China oilfield. Dri...

2009.06.01

Highly Put into Production in Nanchang

Shanghai Hitachi Electrical Appliances has recently begun production at its new Nanchang air conditioner compressor production base three months after the planned start date. Shanghai Hitachi Electrical Appliances is a subsidiary of Shanghai Highly.“By the end of 2009, Shanghai Highly will have a production scale of 14,000,000 units per year,” declared the chairman of Shanghai Highly Group. The Gr...

2009.06.01

Refrigerant Price Drops in 2008

Most R22 manufacturers were running under production capacity in the second half of 2008. “Eighty to 90% of production lines were in operation in some companies, while it was just 50% to 60% in others,” industry insiders revealed. With R22 supply exceeding demand, there was a sharp decrease in price. From May to June 2008, R22 was sold at the price of RMB 15,000 (about US$ 2,299) per ton. However,...

2009.06.01

Haier Group to Buy 20% Stake in Fisher & Paykel Appliances

May 29, 2009, Haier Group, the fourth largest home appliance manufacturer in the world and parent of both Haier Electronics Group and Qingdao Haier announced that it would buy a 20% stake in Auckland-based Fisher & Paykel Appliances (F&P Appliances), according to industry sources. The Chinese company will pay between NZ $80 and 82 million (US $49-51 million) for the stake. According to the...

2009.07.01

Gree’s Products Showcased in Pyongyang

From May 11 to 14, 2009, the 12th Pyongyang Spring International Commodities Trade Fair was held in Pyongyang, North Korea. This fair is the biggest of North Korea’s international trade conventions. C...

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