Indian AC Market Meets the COVID-19 Challenge

Reported by Rakesh Kumar, managing editor, ISHRAE Journal The Indian room air conditioner (RAC) industry, with a market size estimated last year at 5.5 million units, starts preparing for its peak ...


Panasonic India Introduces Connected ACs

Panasonic India announced in Hyderabad on February 20 the launch of its new range of connected air conditioners. “We are expecting aggressive growth. Catering to the growing preference for connected air conditioners, with this launch, we aim to take our market share to 10%, with 25 to 30% growth in the air conditioner segment in fiscal year (FY) 2020–2021,” said Gaurav Sah, busin...


Danfoss India Outlines Its Vision

Danfoss India organized a round table conference on February 28 to share its performance and outline its vision. It was addressed by Ravichandran Purushothaman, president; Anuraaga Chandra, head, cool...



Reported by Rakesh Kumar, managing editor, ISHRAE Journal Economic Scenario India’s GDP growth for the financial year from April 2019 to March 2020 is estimated at 6.1%, against 7.3% in the ...


COVID-19 Grounds RAC Industry

The room air conditioner (RAC) industry in India has taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 70% of RAC sales in India take place between February and June, which is the summer season. Manufacturers ramp up their production from the month of January and build up inventories to cater to the peak summer demand. Sales during February were normal; some manufacturers reported up to 13% sales...


India Under Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India is under a lockdown, just like several other nations reeling under the impact of COVID-19. A 21-day lockdown began all over India on March 25, while a few essential services were exempted. The list of exempt essential services includes cold storage facilities. The cold chain industry is gearing to prepare itself for the formidable challenge that will present itself once a vaccine for COVI...


Dry All Introduces Filter Drier with Leak Detection Technolo

Dry All, a prominent Indian manufacturer of filter driers and a wide range of line products for air conditioning and refrigeration, has introduced the world’s first filter drier with leak detection technology, to pinpoint the location of refrigerant leaks quickly in HVAC&R systems. The technology involves Tracer Wafer (TW) from Spectroline, the United States – small tablets impr...


Johnson Controls Launches Trion Air Quality Products

Johnson Controls India introduced a wide range during ACREX 2020 in February, under its Trion brand of air quality products. Trion brand electrostatic precipitator filter for air handling units (AH...


Blue Star Launches ‘Premium-Yet-Affordable’ ACs

In a press conference on the eve of the summer of 2020, Blue Star launched its new range of residential air conditioners for customers who desire premium, high-quality air conditioners at economical p...


Voltas Invests INR 650 M to Set up New Manufacturing Unit in

Voltas, a leading manufacturer in the Indian heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) market, has set up a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat with an investment of INR 650 million (US$ 8.8 million). The Tata Group company has announced that the new manufacturing unit, which includes research and development (R&D) and testing facilities, will help it meet the growth aspirations of t...


Haier: Online Technical Training in India in April

2020/5/9 Dear Partners:   In 2020, for some reasons, we have to work at home, but this also cannot stop our enthusiasm to learn. In April, India held a special training--Online training at hom...

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