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VRF, Air conditioners, Compressors HVAC&R products and HEMS


〇Ebara (Japan): Ebara) and Ebara Refrigeration Equipment & Systems, along with Tokuyama Corporation, have agreed to conduct a joint pilot test to validate a new hydrogen utilization model using the hydrogen-powered absorption chiller-heater (Model RHDH) developed by the EBARA Group, and have signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. Ebara News Release 20240722

〇Hitachi (Japan): Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc. (“Hitachi GLS”), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) have reached an agreement with Johnson Controls International plc ( “JCI”), and Germany-based Robert Bosch GmbH (“Bosch”), regarding the transfer of shares in Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Holding (UK) Ltd (“JCH”) and entered into share purchase agreements. JCH is an air conditioning joint venture established with JCI. To enhance its competitiveness in the global air conditioning industry, which is undergoing consolidation, Hitachi, and Hitachi GLS, together with JCI, identified Bosch as the best partner to enable further growth of the global air conditioning business due to its footprint in Europe and its track record in heating business, and have decided to sell all shares in JCH to Bosch. Hitachi News Release 20240723

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier is Developing Next-Generation Heat Pump Rooftop Units Through DOE Accelerator. Carrier is partnering with the Department of Energy to develop next-generation heat pump technologies that result in higher efficiency light commercial rooftops units with reduced life cycle costs for end users including school, retail and office space customers. The Better Buildings Commercial Heat Pump Accelerator is aimed at addressing the climate crisis by accelerating energy innovation – pushing cutting-edge, more sustainable electrification technologies from lab to market faster, with the added benefit of lowering energy costs. According to the Department of Energy, heat pump packaged rooftop units (RTUs) are estimated to reduce GHG emissions and energy costs by up to 50% compared with conventional natural gas-burning models. The Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator will work with commercial building owners, operators and manufacturers to accelerate the development and adoption of heat pump packaged RTUs across climates within the United States. Carrier News Release 20240612

●Carrier (North America): Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is expanding its environmentally sustainable, carbon dioxide (CO2) mechanical systems into North America. With customers in more than 35 countries across the EMEA and APAC regions and a proven track record of delivering more than 20,000 refrigeration systems in Europe, the business is leveraging its extensive industry experience and know-how to support customers across the new geography. Carrier News Release 20240502

●Panasonic (Japan): Panasonic today announced that its Electric Works Company will launch a new pure hydrogen fuel cell generator that generates power through a chemical reaction between high-purity hydrogen and oxygen in the air in Oct. 2024 in Europe, Australia, and China. In October 2021, Panasonic launched a 5 kW type pure hydrogen fuel cell generator PH1 (single-phase three-wire type). The company will now launch a new product PH3 (DC type) for overseas markets to fully scale up its hydrogen business outside Japan. Panasonic Global News Release 20240430

●Carrier (England) : Carrier is set to make a significant impact at this year’s InstallerSHOW, emphasizing its commitment to the “Road to Net Zero” with new technologies and product showcases for residential and light commercial customers. “At Carrier, we recognize the urgent need to decarbonize heat and are positioning our powerhouse of brands, Carrier, Toshiba, Riello and Vokera, as essential partners in aiding this transition,” said David Dunn, Sales Director for Northern Europe, Carrier RLC EMEA. Carrier News Release 20240430

●Carrier (Italy) : Beretta is launching its range of MYNUTE EVO XTM wall-hung condensing boilers for residential properties, featuring several advances in terms of energy efficiency, reliability and performance. Carrier News Release 20240411

●ASHRAE(USA): ASHRAE is accepting entries for the 2024 Lower-GWP Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Innovation Award. The contest, organized by ASHRAE and the United Nations Environment Program's OzonAction, aims to encourage the implementation of projects, in developing countries, that are shown to minimize global warming through refrigeration and air-conditioning management. ACHR News 20240411

●MHI: MHI Thermal Systems has started mass production of the "KXZ3 Series" of building-use multi-split air-conditioners for its worldwide markets. The newly added lineup, which adopts the R32 refrigerant, is available in three models: 22.4, 28.0 and 33.5kW. By combining individual units, a maximum 100.05kW can be achieved to accommodate a wide range of overseas needs. The new series will be launched in the European market this summer, to be followed by successive launches in Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. MHI News Release 20240409

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : TOKYO, April 3, 2024 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiaries Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A. and Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. wholly acquired AIRCALO, an air-conditioning company in France, on April 2. Going forward, Mitsubishi Electric expects to leverage AIRCALO's broad product line and strong customization capabilities to expand and upgrade its hydronic HVAC systems* business in the diversifying European market, including by meeting strong demand for made-to-order products and environmental awareness. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20240403

●MHI (Japan) : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) will launch two new models, the 10HP "HCCV1001C" and 20HP "HCCV2001MC" to its "C-puzzle" series of commercial-use refrigeration condensing units that use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2). Both new models, which will go on sale in the Japanese market this summer, accommodate MHI Thermal Systems' proprietary new "M-DIOMAC" system (Note1). The new units respond to the needs to make engineering and installation simpler and easier. Source: MHI News Release 20240125

●Carrier (Japan): Toshiba Carrier to be Renamed as Carrier Japan Corporation =Toshiba Carrier Corporation (TCC) announced that the name of the company will change from Toshiba Carrier Corporation to Carrier Japan Corporation, effective May 1, 2024. Its two wholly-owned subsidiaries in Japan will be also renamed. Also in May, TCC will relocate its main office from Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, to Shinagawa Ku, Tokyo. TCCJ News Release 20240122

●Fujitsu General : Fujitsu General at AHR Expo 2024, One of the Largest HVACR Trade Shows in the World. Ready to roll out use of R-32 refrigerant for a more carbon-neutral society= Fujitsu General will be showcasing its AIRSTAGE brand of air conditioners for international markets at AHR Expo 2024 in Chicago during January 22-24, 2024. AHR Expo is one of the world's largest trade shows dedicated to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR). Viewing North America as one of our key markets, we are working to expand our lineup of large VRFs and other products, strengthening ties with local partners. At this year's show, we will introduce R-32 refrigerant in the North American market, along with heat pump air conditioners and control equipment. Fujitsu General News Release 20240119

●Trane (USA): Trane Technologies has expanded its commercial manufacturing operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, opening a third facility to build air-cooled chillers for the fast-growing data-center and high-tech markets. The demand for these products is forecast to grow by approximately 20% by 2027, a press release from Trane said. The recent addition of a third plant to produce Ascend air-cooled chillers essentially doubles Trane's air-cooled chiller manufacturing capability in Grand Rapids and nearly quadruples the site’s total manufacturing footprint. ACHR News 20240117

●Carrier (USA): Carrier has announced the availability of a lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant in the AquaForce® 30HX water-cooled screw chiller. The AquaForce 30HX will now come with refrigerant R-513A, which was chosen for its environmentally balanced impact, high energy efficiency, wide availability and ease of use. The 30HX high-efficiency screw chiller comes in water-cooled and condenserless versions. It offers a quiet, low-vibration design that is compact enough to fit through a standard door, making them great replacement units. Carrier is shifting to lower GWP refrigerants across its chiller offerings, with R-513A, R-515B and R-1234ze(E) in medium-pressure centrifugal and screw chillers; R-1233zd(E) in low-pressure centrifugal chillers; and R-32 in scroll chillers. The chiller is manufactured at Carrier’s commercial HVAC factory in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information on Carrier’s AquaForce 30HX, visit carrier.com/30HX. Carrier News Release 20240116

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation entered into a definitive agreement today to sell its global commercial refrigeration business to its decades-long joint venture partner Haier for an enterprise value of $775 million, including approximately $200 million of net pension liabilities. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2024 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of certain regulatory approvals, and works council consultation processes. Carrier News Release 20231213

●Panasonic : Panasonic Corporation today announced that its Heating & Ventilation A/C Company has recently started the operation of a new building, constructed at Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning R&D Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia. This new building is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including the Company's first multi-purpose laboratory for simultaneously testing water heaters and air conditioning equipment, designed to shorten the lead time for developing air conditioning equipment for the global market, mainly in ASEAN and Europe, and allowing it to accelerate development that meets local needs. 1. The Company has installed state-of-the-art facilities, such as its first multi-purpose laboratory for simultaneously testing water heaters and air conditioning equipment, to shorten the lead time for developing such equipment. 2. Installing facilities that enable a wide range of experimentation for commercial air conditioners and enhancing local development capabilities. In addition to the broadening of the lineup of multi air conditioners for buildings, the Company will also enhance the incorporation of inverters into air conditioners for offices and stores, as well as develop a variety of indoor units, including duct-type, cassette-type, and wall-mounted units. For the European market, Panasonic will also develop fan coil units, which are indoor units for commercial hydronic air conditioners. 3. Accelerating the development of Air-to-Water heat pumps equipped with natural refrigerants for the European market. In May 2023, Panasonic launched the A2W, which adopts R290 natural refrigerant for the European market. Panasonic Global News Release 20231208

●Danfoss (USA): Danfoss Turbocor, manufacturer of the world’s first oil-free, magnetic-bearing compressor for the HVAC industry, is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a wholly owned Danfoss company. The company was founded in 1994 and later became a joint venture with Danfoss. Its Turbocor compressors have delivered efficiency with low-GWP-refrigerant compatibility, helping to reduce emissions, a press release from the company said. ACHR News 20231110

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan): Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has developed an aluminum vertical flat tube (VFT) design that improves heat exchanger performance by up to an unprecedented* about 40% in heat-pump** air conditioners used for heating and cooling . The new VFT heat exchanger combines small-diameter flat tubes, arranged vertically and very compactly, and a high-performance refrigerant distributor with a double-tube structure that evenly distributes refrigerant. Compared to conventional aluminum horizontal flat tube (HFT) heat exchangers, Mitsubishi Electric's new VFT heat exchanger also reduces refrigerant charge thanks to about up to 20% smaller internal volume compared to HFT designs. In addition, Mitsubishi Electric used proprietary analysis technology to develop a new fin design that significantly improves drainage, eliminating the problem of melted frost water freezing on the fins and reducing air contact with the heat exchanger, which reduces performance. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20231102

●Daikin (Global): On October 10, 2023, Daikin announced it has pledged to significantly increase supply of inverter heat pump products, which are already widely used globally, to help California meet its goal of deploying six million heat pumps across the state by the end of the decade. This pledge also includes a commitment to take measures to support all income segments, including the transition of low-income households to inverter heat pump technology. Daikin Global News Release 20231019

●MHI (Australia) : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning Australia, Ltd.(MHIAA) has been named APAC Business Headlines Magazine's "Company of the Year 2023" award, which highlights various initiatives and technologies in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market for industry leaders and professionals. This is the first time that MHIAA has been selected for this award, which recognizes a series of initiatives related to residential and commercial air conditioning solutions in the Australian and New Zealand markets. MHI News Release 20231019

●Daikin (Global) : Daikin Industries, Ltd. has released its English edition of Sustainability Report 2023. Because it summarizes ESG information, the report includes the basic approach of the Daikin Group for contributing to the realization of a sustainable society through its business along with its fiscal 2022 results and plans for its future. Daikin Global News Release 20230915

●Panasonic (Global): Panasonic Group announced its Sustainability Data Book 2023 on August 31. This fact sheet provides an overview of the key progress of our efforts to solve environmental issues in an easy-to-understand infographic-format. For more detailed information, please refer to the full Sustainability Data Book 2023. Panasonic global News Release 20230914

●Fujitsu General (USA): Fujitsu General's wall-mounted controller for air conditioners marketed in North America was selected as a finalist in IDEA 2023. This is the first time the company has been selected as a finalist for this award. The controller has also won the Good Design Award 2022 in Japan. As the focus of product value shifts from the consumption of tangible goods to intangible goods, Fujitsu General aims to provide customers with experiences such as comfort and excitement that can be obtained through using our products and services. Therefore, today, the company takes the lead in promoting initiatives that place value on different experiences, from the development to the promotion of our products and services. We are honored to have received this award as a recognition of our efforts and will continue to work hard to provide new experiences for our customers. Fujitsu General News Release 20230825

●Carrier (USA): Carrier is expanding its line of WeatherExpert® packaged rooftop units with the new high outdoor air system, a light commercial rooftop unit capable of conditioning up to 100% outdoor air. The WeatherExpert high outdoor air system can operate with up to 100% outdoor air for ventilation or make-up air or building ventilation. WeatherExpert high outdoor air systems can pair with space air conditioning and heating systems, such as Carrier VRF, water source heat pumps or rooftop units, to provide a complete HVAC solution for schools, hotels or office buildings. Carrier News Release 20230816

●Daikin : The company has decided to acquire land in Tsukubamirai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, to establish a new production base for air conditioners. In locating the new factory in the Kanto region*, the company looks to optimize domestic supply of air conditioning products in Japan as it aims for further expansion. Daikin News Release 29230802

●Daikin (USA): Daikin Industries, Ltd. has recently relocated its Washington, D.C. office and opened the Daikin Sustainability & Innovation Center with the aim of further promoting environmental technologies and accelerating open innovation. Located near the White House, the Daikin Sustainability & Innovation Center demonstrates Daikin’s commitment to high-efficiency and sustainability-focused HVAC systems equipped with energy-saving technologies such as inverters and heat pumps, and our transition to the low-global-warming-potential refrigerant R32. The exhibition shows the corporate direction to strengthen communication and create open innovation with various stakeholders, including governments, industry groups, other HVAC manufacturers, startups, environmental NGOs, and academic institutions. As a global leading HVAC company, Daikin will take the initiative to work with various stakeholders to promote environmental technologies and contribute to the realization of carbon neutrality in the United States. Daikin Global News Release 20230622

●Copeland (USA): Emerson’s HVACR Division, Renamed Copeland, Now a Separate Firm
Deal with private equity company Blackstone values the business at $14 billion. ST. LOUIS — Blackstone Inc., an investment firm managing more than $990 billion in assets, on May 31 completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Emerson’s climate technologies division in a transaction that valued the business at approximately $14 billion. The new standalone business, with a product line that includes compressors, controls, thermostats, valves, software, and monitoring equipment for the residential, commercial, and industrial HVACR markets, will be named Copeland, a nod to that brand’s 100-year legacy. Emerson Climate Technologies, now Copeland, had net sales of $5 billion in the 2022 fiscal year. ACHR News 20230602

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Coherent Corp. (NYSE: COHR), a global leader in materials, networking, and lasers, today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on a program to scale manufacturing of SiC power electronics on a 200 mm technology platform. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20230526

●Panasonic (Global) : Konosuke Matsushita founded Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works, the company that would become Panasonic Corporation, with a team of three in a modest two-story house in 1918. Delivering high-quality products at a competitive price, by the end of that year, Matsushita’s workforce will grow to 20 people. More than a century later, Panasonic Group has grown and evolved into an international group with a global workforce numbering 233,391 people as of March 2023, of which 63% are outside Japan. Panasonic Global News 20230526

●LG (USA): LG Electronics USA has opened its newest U.S. HVAC Training Academy. Located in the company’s LEED Platinum® North American headquarters campus in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. The new facility features an array of the latest LG air conditioning and heating technologies, including the most recent generation of LG's variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. ACHR News 20230526

●MHI (Japan) : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems has undertaken a complete revamp of the 3HP outdoor unit of its “HyperInverter” series of packaged air-conditioners for commercial and office applications. The newly enhanced model features more compact size, enabling greater flexibility in installation, and significantly lighter weight than the earlier model. The new unit will go on sale in the domestic market in June. MHI News Release 20230525

●Panasonic (Europe): Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions is pleased to welcome the All in One units, available in T-CAP and High Performance, of its latest Aquarea K Generation heat pumps to market. Panasonic AC Europe 20230522

●Daikin (Europe) : The new Hydrocube Series by Daikin featuring R-410A is being updated to still provide customers with a very valuable solution while ensuring full compliancy with regulations and adding new standard features. Daikin Applied Europe News Release 20230522

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier to acquire Viessmann Climate Solutions for €12 billion in cash and stock issued directly to Viessmann Group with a long-term ownership commitment. Carrier News Release 20230425

●Carrier (Singapore): Carrier Transicold’s Global Container Refrigeration factory in Singapore, a key manufacturing site for Carrier’s refrigerated container systems globally, is embracing Industry 5.0, which refers to people working alongside robots and smart machines to deliver more customized, sustainable and resilient operations. Carrier News Release 20230424

●Daikin (Global): Daikin has recently started construction of the new factory in Poland. This new factory will start production of heat pumps in July 2024 and the total investment would be 300 million euros (equivalent to 42.3 billion yen at the exchange rate of 1 euro=141 yen) as already announced*1. The new factory will create 1,000 jobs by 2025 and 3,000 jobs by 2030. Daikin Global News Release 20230407

●Daikin : Daikin will relocate its Tokyo Branch Office to Tokyo Midtown Yaesu and begin operations at the new office on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The new office will provide an optimal office layout and IT infrastructure environment for different purposes, including an area suitable for concentrated work and an area to activate open discussions, in order to improve the productivity and quality of work of each and every employee. In addition, a new "Co-Creation" area will be established as a place to invite many stakeholders and promote collaborative creation activities inside and outside the company, both domestically and internationally. Daikin News Release 20230405

●Daikin: Daikin Group was invited as one of the leading manufacturers of heat pump heating equipment to participate in the Roundtable on the Manufacture and Promotion of Heat Pump Heating Equipment held at the White House (Washington, D.C., USA) on Tuesday, April 4. Daikin News Release 20230406

●MHI (Japan): MHI Thermal Systems to Launch 22 Models of Residential-use Room Air Conditioners for the Japanese Market in 2023 (Domestic sales only)= Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. will launch 22 new models of residential-use air conditioners for the Japanese market for 2023. The new models in three series will be successively released starting April 1. Further, all series contribute to environmental conservation with the use of filter holders made from a synthetic resin containing recycled tea leaves, an upcycling of tea leaves using the Tea Leaves Recycling System developed by Japanese beverage company ITO EN, Ltd. MHI News Release 20230323

●Daikin (Global): The Daikin Group has recently joined the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development) which conducts discussions, research, and advocacy on sustainability issues such as climate change, destruction of nature, and increasing inequality. The WBCSD is an international economic organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, established in 1995. With the goal of sustainable development, it provides a platform for member companies where they discuss, conduct research and compile opinions for advocacy while cooperating with governments, NGOs, and international organizations. Daikin Global News Release 20230320

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it ranked fourth globally and first among Japanese companies in terms of international patent applications filed in 2022 according to the Switzerland-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). A high level of both ranking and the number of patent applications reflect Mitsubishi Electric's strategy to actively promote international patent applicants along with the globalization of its business. In 2022, the company has ranked within the top five global companies in international patent applications by company for nine consecutive years since 2014, and first among all Japanese companies for eight consecutive years. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20230306

●Carrier (USA): Carrier has announced the availability of the lower global warming potential (GWP) 515B refrigerant in its award-winning AquaEdge® 19MV oil-free water-cooled chiller. “The AquaEdge 19MV is leading the industry in reliability, performance and best-in-segment efficiency for sustainable building applications in its category,” said Director, Global Product Management, Water-cooled Chillers, Carrier Commercial HVAC. “The AquaEdge 19MV can take full advantage of cold condenser water, chilled water reset and other energy-saving practices to further improve building performance.” Carrier News Release 20230216

●Toshiba Carrier (Japan): Toshiba Carrier Corporation (TCC) announced that its Toshiba NEXT AIR V5 Series, new models of its residential ducted AC systems, will be released in April in Japan. The new models fully comply with the amendments to Japan’s Act on Rational Use and Appropriate Management of Fluorocarbons, the country’s new environmental standards. They can be retrofitted to the systems of the V1 series launched in 1997, which would not require large-scale replacement work with the use of the existing pipes and ducts. Carrier & Toshiba Carrier News Release 20230207

●Daikin (Europe): Daikin Europe N.V., a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd., has recently joined forces and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a collaborative partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), which consists of 10 wards and cities located in the northwest region of England. In signing the MOU, the two parties agreed to cooperate in the promotion of decarbonization, investment, and job creation. Daikin is planning to propose various demonstration themes that utilize its unique environmental technologies. These themes include replacing existing gas boilers in approximately 1,000 homes with heat pump heating systems, introducing commercial heating and cooling systems that use the low-GWP refrigerant R32 to public buildings, connecting those systems to sophisticated controllers and the cloud to provide optimal control for energy savings through remote monitoring. Additionally, Daikin, in cooperation with schools and re-employment centers in the GMCA, will provide training programs for developing HVAC technicians and establish an official qualification system with the aim of creating jobs and revitalizing the economy. The company is also considering the introduction of wearable devices for workers that utilize AI and will work to improve the efficiency of on-site operations and service quality. Daikin Global News Release 20230207

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation today announced plans to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to limit global warming to 1.5⁰ C. These new goals, including a net zero target, will build on Carrier's previous, ambitious 2030 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals, and further support decarbonization efforts. "As we continue to distinguish ourselves as a climate systems and solutions leader, we are doubling down on our own commitments for the benefit of our customers, shareowners and the planet," said David Gitlin, Chairman & CEO, Carrier. "Sustainability and ESG leadership remain at our core, and we continue to walk the talk and invest to drive decarbonization." Carrier News Release 20230206

●Carrier (France): Carrier’s year-long roadshow in France for the Vector® eCool – the first engineless, all electric and fully autonomous refrigerated trailer system – demonstrated the benefits of transport electric refrigeration. In 2022, more than 30 customers in the French transport industry tested the refrigeration unit, helping them reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 75% during the trials, based on liters of fuel saved*. Carrier News Release 20230201

Mitsubishi Electric (Japan): Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it will invest some 26.7 billion yen (about U.S.$ 222.5 million), in its subsidiary company Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. to establish a factory for the production of room air conditioners and compressors in India. Local production, targeted to start in October 2025, is expected to help the company meet growing demand in the Indian market. Initial annual capacity will total 300,000 room air conditioner outdoor units and, beginning in December 2025, 650,000 compressors. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20230112

●MHI (Japan): MHI Thermal Systems has added the new ZTL Series to its lineup of household room air conditioners for overseas markets, and the mass production of small capacity models (1.5kW~5.0kW) for the European and Turkish markets has begun. The mass production of the large capacity models (6.3kW~7.1kW) and the units for the Australian and the New Zealand’s markets is to follow. MHI Thermal Systems is aiming to build on its rich product lineup, including existing models, to further enhance its brand image and expand its market share. The ZTL Series comprises a lineup of seven types to accommodate a range of connecting capacities, from small capacity 1.5kW types to large capacity 7.1kW models. For the models planned to be sold in Europe and Turkey when used in combination with the dedicated Smart M-Air app can be controlled and monitored with a smartphone or tablet. The app also offers other convenient features such as allowing users to check their electricity consumption, and an alarm which will notify users if they leave their home without turning off the air conditioner. Furthermore, the remote control has been newly developed for the ZTL series which has many features such as updated buttons, improved useability, as well as a backlight function that illuminates the display when a button is pressed, which provides ease of use in dark rooms. From the new remote the temperature can be set in intervals of half a degree Celsius compared to the current remote which uses full degrees. The new remote control allows the user to have precise control over the room temperature according to their preference. The indoor unit of the ZTL Series is the same as the luxury (ZSX Series) and standard (ZS Series) models popular in overseas markets, featuring a rounded, stylish Italian design from the design firm Tensa based in Milano, Italy. These are units that will complement many types of home interiors. MHI News Release 20230110

●Trane (USA): Trane Technologies’ commercial heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) business announced a price increase ranging from 4-7.5% on select Trane applied and controls equipment, as well as certain unitary products, with some items subject to additional increases. The increase is effective January 14, 2023. ACHR News 20230109

●Fujitsu General ( Europe) : The Fujitsu General Group has concluded an agreement to increase its equity stake in FG South East Europe SA (hereinafter "FGSEE"), a company split off from one of the Group's European distributors, FG Europe SA (hereinafter "F.G. Europe"). This investment takes the Group's stake in FGSEE to 51%, making the company a consolidated subsidiary of the Fujitsu General Group. Fujitsu General News Release 20221227

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that its new SLIMDIP-Z power semiconductor module, featuring an extra-high 30A rated current for use in inverter systems of home appliances, will be released in February 2023. The compact module will enable the SLIMDIPTM series to meet a wider range of power and size needs for inverter units, specifically by simplifying and downsizing systems for multifunctional and sophisticated products such as air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. The demand is growing for power semiconductors capable of efficiently converting electric power to help realize a low-carbon world. In 1997, Mitsubishi Electric commercialized its first DIPIPMTM as a high-performance intelligent power module with a transfer-mold structure incorporating a switching device and a control IC to drive and protect the switching element. Since then, DIPIPMs have been widely adapted for use in large appliances and inverters for industrial motors, contributing to the downsizing and energy-efficiency of inverter boards. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20221213

●Panasonic (Japan): Panasonic hosted the Kid Witness News (KWN) Global Summit 2022 online on Saturday, December 3, 2022. A total of 53 students from 20 schools in six countries, as well as teachers and other related staff members, participated in the Summit. Panasonic Global News Release 20221206

●Carrier (Germany) :Carrier Transicold has relocated its service, assembly and repair base in Brandenburg from Grünheide to Wildau. Carrier Transicold customers now have access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert BluEdge services at the larger, newly built service center with convenient access to the A10 motorway. The city of Wildau is located southeast of Berlin in the Dahme-Spreewald district of Brandenburg, Germany. Carrier News Release 20221205

●Daikin (Japan): Daikin Industries, Ltd. has recently decided to establish a new factory for residential air conditioners in the Republic of Indonesia at the Greenland International Industrial Center (GIIC), which is located near the capital of Jakarta. The new production base is being built in response to the rapidly growing demand in the Indonesian air conditioner market. Operations are planned to start in December 2024. The country is one of the largest air conditioning markets in Asia with forecasts for economic growth and rise in the middle-income class spurring predictions for further expansion in the air conditioner market, mainly for residential use. Small-sized models account for the largest share of the market due to their suitability to the local electric power situation and unique housing styles in Indonesia. Consequently, Indonesia represents a promising market for products that can demonstrate high energy-saving performance, such as inverter-type air conditioners, and meet the needs of the market. Daikin Global News Release 20221118

●Carrier (USA): Carrier, which manufactures HVAC products under the Carrier brand name, announced a price increase of up to 8% on North American commercial applied products, effective Dec. 5, 2022. ACHR News 20221114

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan): Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today it will launch "Automating the World" as the global slogan for its Factory Automation Systems business. Commercial use of the slogan will begin worldwide on November 8. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20221107

●Trane (USA) : Trane Technologies has surpassed U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements for the Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump (CCHP) Challenge for high-efficiency heating in freezing temperatures. After outperforming in laboratory tests in extremely cold temperatures, the Trane® high-efficiency, cold climate heat pump will begin field trials this month. Trane News Release 20221103

●Mitsubishi Electric Trane (USA): Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC (METUS) announced it was the recipient of an Honorable Mention Award in the 2022 CEE Integrated Home Competition in the Connected Heating and Cooling Equipment category for the Deluxe Wall-mounted System with H2i plus and kumo touch wireless controller. ACHR News 20221103

●Carrier (USA) — Carrier is ready for phase two of the Department of Energy’s Cold Climate Heat Pump Challenge, which is field testing its prototype heat pump in a harsh climate. This milestone comes on the heels of the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides Americans access to $370 billion for clean energy investments in the form of tax credits, incentives, and rebates to improve energy efficiency. The DOE’s challenge aims to accelerate commercialization of heat pumps that meet comfort needs in cold climate regions of North America — thereby expanding energy-efficient and incentive-eligible heating and cooling options for consumers. Carrier News Release 20221102

●Danfoss (Denmark) : Danfoss today announced the intent to acquire compressor manufacturer BOCK GmbH, headquartered in Frickenhausen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, from NORD Holding GmbH. With over 50 years of history and assets under management of € 2.5 billion, NORD Holding is one of the leading private equity asset management companies in Germany. Developing compressors for the natural refrigerant CO2 since 1993, BOCK is a global technology leader in the field of environmentally friendly, economical compressors. With the acquisition, Danfoss adds the world's largest portfolio of semi-hermetic compressors for natural refrigerants such as CO2 (R744), hydrocarbons, and other low-GWP refrigerants to its already strong portfolio of oil-free centrifugal compressors, inverter-scroll, reciprocating and screw compressors, and condensing units. Danfoss News Release 20221010

●MHI : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP) – have jointly delivered two large-capacity centrifugal chillers for a large-scale district cooling system in Singapore’s Marina Bay as part of plans to expand the system. The two chillers, offerings in the “GART series”, have a collective cooling capacity of 8,400 refrigeration tons (RT). And will bring the total number of centrifugal chillers provided by MHI Group to the Marina Bay area to 18. The GART-400PLS.SCF model centrifugal chillers each have a cooling capacity of 4,200 RT, the largest capacity of all units delivered to the Marina Bay district cooling system to date. The new units can accommodate the HFO-1234ze(E) refrigerant, which is recognized for its extremely low environmental impact: a global warming potential (GWP) below 1. In addition, the GART-400PLS.SCF chillers have a near 6% higher rated coefficient of performance (COP) and approximately 10% higher integrated part load value (IPLV) than earlier models, enabled by the adoption of a tandem operating configuration resulting in reduced energy consumption. Carbon emissions can also be cut by 9%. MHI News Release 20221004

●Panasonic (Japan): On September 20, 2022, Panasonic Holding Corporation (the “Company”) published its “Annual Report 2022”, which is now available for viewing on its IR website. The Company positions its Annual Report as an integrated report covering management strategies for medium- to long-term growth, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) systems and initiatives. It also includes operating results, financial position, and various other information. While investors are its main target readers, the Annual Reports are targeted at a wider variety of stakeholders. Source: Panasonic Global News Release 20220922

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation Chairman & CEO David Gitlin will speak at the 10th Annual Morgan Stanley Laguna Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 at 3:50 p.m. ET. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20220906

●Panasonic (Japan): On August 31, 2022, Panasonic Holdings Corporation updated the Sustainability section of its corporate website and released its Sustainability Data Book 2022. The Group promotes fair and honest business activities and continues to publicly disclose information to society explaining its efforts based on the fundamental belief that a company is a public entity of society. Through its Basic Business Philosophy, the Panasonic Group aims to maintain and expand its contributions to solving global environmental problems and supporting the physical and spiritual health and well-being of people through the open and honest actions of each employee. Panasonic believes that this is the true essence of sustainability in management. Panasonic Global News Release 20220905

●Daikin (Japan) : Daikin Industries, Ltd. announces the publication of its Integrated Report 2022. Since the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, Daikin has begun publishing an integrated report with the aim of sharing with its shareholders and investors the company initiatives being implemented to improve corporate value of the Daikin Group for the medium to long term. This report narrates the company strengths, business model, unique corporate culture, and DNA that have served as the foundation supporting Daikin’s growth and development. It also details how Daikin intends to create new value in the medium and long term while continuing to spur future growth and development. The specific contributions that Daikin has set forth for realization of a sustainable society are presented from both a financial and non-financial perspective along with company efforts to achieve both resolution of environmental and social issues and growth and development of its business. Daikin Global News Release 20220902

●Panasonic (Japan): Panasonic Corporation today announced that it would invest about 20 billion yen (approx. 145 million euros) in its Czech Plant by the Fiscal Year ending in March 2026 to strengthen the production of air-to-water heat pumps (A2W), which have been experiencing growing demand in Europe. Panasonic started the production of A2W indoor units at its plant in Plzen, Czech Republic (Panasonic AVC Networks Czech [PAVCCZ]) in 2018. Since then, it has been quickly responding to the European market needs while saving further emissions by local production for local markets in Europe. The investment will enable PAVCCZ to start the production of outdoor units in the next fiscal year, in addition to indoor units already being manufactured. The company aims to increase its annual production capacity to 500,000 units by the Fiscal Year ending in March 2026. Panasonic Global News Release 20220902

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier's EcoHome Program will help match consumers with Inflation Reduction Act-eligible, energy-efficient HVAC solutions. Against the backdrop of the ambitious new Inflation Reduction Act, which provides Americans with access to $370 billion for clean energy investments in the form of tax credits, incentives and rebates to improve energy efficiency, Carrier has launched its new Carrier EcoHome Program. Designed to help homeowners, home builders and HVAC contractors best utilize the long-term tax credits available, the program also helps consumers further maximize savings while improving sustainability. Carrier News Release 20220824

●Carrier (China) : Carrier Transicold launched its energy-efficient Supra A refrigeration unit at the recent 14th annual Global Cold Chain Summit, organized by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance in China. More than 1,000 industry experts attended the summit to discuss success cases and industry trends. Carrier Transicold served as vice chair of the CFLP Cold Chain Committee. During the summit, Carrier Transicold released the new diesel drive unit Supra A unit, which features a new APX control system with advanced microchip technology. Carrier News Release 20220824

●Carrier (USA): To ensure that building owners, facility managers and environment, health and safety (EHS) professionals understand the health of their indoor spaces, Carrier is offering the Abound™ Healthy Air Starter Package. The limited-time offering provides a simple, quick, and cost-effective way to monitor, visualize and react to the unseen components of indoor air quality (IAQ), helping support occupant wellness. This special offering is pre-packaged to be installed in a half a day and provides real-time monitoring of up to three different spaces, approximately 30,000 square feet. The Abound Healthy Air Starter Package is ideal for gaining actionable insights about the air quality in lobbies, small conference rooms, entrance areas and open offices in any type of building, and it can also be easily scaled to building portfolios of any size. Carrier News Release 20220824

●MHI (Japan): Tokyo, August 18, 2022 –MHI Thermal Systems has been voted the “Best Rated Brand” in Australia’s “2021/2022 Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards,” for its split system air conditioners in the Retail Awards category. This is the second time, and the second year in a row, that MHI Thermal Systems has received this award from Finder, Australia’s leading consumer product comparison site. The award is presented to MHI Thermal Systems’ local subsidiary, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA). MHI News Release 20220818

●Toshiba (Japan) : (Update) Notice Regarding Transfer of Shares of Toshiba’s Consolidated Subsidiaries in the Air-Conditioner Business. Toshiba News Release 20220801

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation has completed its acquisition of substantially all of Toshiba Corporation's ownership stake in Toshiba Carrier Corporation (TCC). A longstanding joint venture between Carrier and Toshiba, TCC is a global provider of residential and light commercial HVAC solutions, including VRF and heat pump products. Carrier News Release 20220731

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2022 and increased its full-year earnings outlook. "Our strong results in the second quarter and first half of 2022 underscore the strength of Carrier's balanced business model, and I want to thank the Carrier team for another solid quarter despite the challenging supply chain environment," said Carrier Chairman & CEO David Gitlin. "We continue to gain traction on digitally-enabled life-cycle solutions as we delivered double-digit aftermarket growth in the quarter and further expanded customer adoption of our Abound and Lynx digital platforms. We now expect to be price/cost positive for the full year and will continue to invest in differentiated technology to address key secular trends such as sustainability and healthy indoor environments. We are also excited for the opportunities that our combined Carrier and Toshiba Carrier Corporation portfolio and enhanced market position present in the fast-growing Variable Refrigerant Flow, international light commercial and heat pump markets." Carrier News Release 20220728

●Carrier (USA): Where were we 120 years ago? Before we had bubble gum, short-wave radios, Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, or airplanes, Willis Carrier came up with one cool invention: modern air conditioning. Originally developed to solve humidity problems plaguing a printing press in Brooklyn, New York, Carrier’s innovation has gone on to enable entire industries, power new possibilities and impact lives in all corners of the world. With 120 years to be proud of, we’re looking ahead to the next 120, as the innovation that changed everything is still changing the world. Carrier News Release 20220714

★European Heat Pump in 2021 : Heat pump sales grew by 34% in Europe – an all-time high, figures published today by the European Heat Pump Association reveal. 2.18 million heat pump units were sold in 21 countries – nearly 560,000 more than in 2020. This brings the total number of installed heat pumps in the EU to 16.98 million, covering around 14% of the heating market. In Europe last year, all national heat pump markets experienced substantial growth, although some have far higher sales than in others. The strongest relative gains for heating heat pumps were achieved in Poland (an increase of 87%), Ireland (+69%), Italy (+63%), Slovakia (+42%) Norway, France (each +36%) and Germany (+28%). The five biggest European heat pump markets in terms of units sold (heat pumps and hot water units) in 2021 were France (537,000 units sold, +36%), Italy (382,000, +64%), Germany (177,000, +26%), Spain (148,000, +16%), and Sweden (135,000, +19%). Press Release of EHPA ( European Heat Pump Association ) 20220712

●Daikin (Europe) : Daikin Industries, Ltd. has recently decided to invest 300 million euros (equivalent to 37.5 billion yen at the exchange rate of 1 euro = 125 yen) to establish a new factory for heat pump units at the Ksawerów Industrial Park in Lodz Province, Poland. The new production base will start operations in July 2024 to meet the rapidly increasing demand for heat pumps in Europe. Daikin News Release 20220708

●Daikin : Daikin Industries, Ltd. has added 120 new patents to its “Pledge of Non-Assertion of Patents Relating to the Manufacture and Sale of HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) Equipment Using the Single Component Refrigerant HFC-32 (R32).” Thirty of these patents relate to the manufacture and sale of VRF in Europe and are jointly held by Daikin Industries, Ltd. and its wholly owned subsidiary Daikin Europe N.V. A total of 419 patents can be used without the need for prior permission or written contract from Daikin. With this expansion, Daikin aims to facilitate further adoption of the HFC-32 refrigerant which has a lower impact to global warming than conventional refrigerants. Daikin News Release 20220701

●Daikin (USA): Daikin Comfort Technologies North America Inc. will build a 761,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Mexico that will be fully operational in 2024, the company announced today. The estimated $230 million investment is in response to increasing demand for Daikin products in North America and Latin America, which include the Daikin, Goodman, and Amana brands. ACHR News 20220628

●Panasonic(Japan): Panasonic Corporation today announced that global shipments of nanoe™*1devices in the fiscal year ending March 2022 surpassed 10 million. Panasonic News Release 20220609

●Carrier (France) : Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is expanding its range of QuietCO2OL™ MC compact indoor refrigeration units, which use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2), to strengthen its sustainable product offerings in the convenience store sector. With more than 20 new models featuring semi-hermetic compressors, the QuietCO2OL MC range offers greater capacities that can benefit larger convenience stores, while providing a compact footprint, flexible design and quiet operation. Maximum cooling capacities of up to 93 kW for medium temperature and 17 kW for low temperature applications are now available to order – increasing capacity by 86% and 70%, respectively. Vibration control and soundproofing have been optimized through a series of product enhancements, resulting in a running noise similar to an air-conditioning system or refrigerator. Carrier News Release 20220609

●MHI : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. will include wireless LAN connectivity as a standard feature on its ZSX Series and ZS Series of residential-use room air conditioners for the European market. Mass production to begin in June. The company also plans to add wireless connectivity to its ZR series for the European market with mass production to start soon after. By offering an extensive product lineup, including existing models, MHI Thermal Systems aims to provide consumers in the residential market greater control in managing their energy usage and energy costs. MHI News Release 20220609

●Carrier (France) : A major Carrier Transicold customer in the UK has shared the results of a multi-year refrigerant performance evaluation on its range of truck and trailer refrigeration systems, demonstrating that a combination of R-452A refrigerant and Carrier’s all-electric E-Drive™ technology delivered close to a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from its units. Carrier News Release 20220607

●Rooftop Unit (USA) : Manufacturers Work Toward 2023 DOE Efficiency Standards. In 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces, including rooftop units (RTUs). The standards were split into two phases. The first phase was in January 2018, and the minimum efficiencies were increased by 13%. The second phase, coming up in January 2023, will require these commercial systems to achieve an additional 15% efficiency. ACHR News 20220606

●Fujitsu General : (Aust.) Pty Ltd. , the Australian sales subsidiary of the Fujitsu General Group, has been selected as the “WINNER” of the "TRUSTED BRANDS AUSTRALIA 2022" awards (hereinafter "TRUSTED BRANDS") in the Air Conditioner Category, making it their fifth consecutive win. The Fujitsu General Group promotes sustainable management and works to provide high-quality products and services that are in tune with customers to "contribute to society," one of the priority sustainable management themes of the Group. The Group takes this award and the five-year winning streak to be the result of years of trust the Group has built with its customers in Australia through honest and sincere service. The Group will continue to strive to earn the trust of its customers by providing safe, high-quality products and services. Fujitsu General News Release 20220603

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it will invest 1.44 billion Turkish lira (113 million USD) in a new plant at Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Manufacturing Turkey Joint Stock Company (MACT), the company's air-conditioner production base in Turkey. The expansion will expand MACT's annual capacity for air-to-water (ATW) heat pumps* to 300,000 units, up by 100,000 units from current capacity, and room air conditioners to 1,100,000 units, up by 300,000 units. Production will begin in February 2024. Mitsubishi Electric is growing its global Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) business under an expansion strategy through 2025 that is focused especially on the European heating-system market. Conventional boiler-type heaters that rely on fossil fuel are rapidly being replaced with ATW heat pumps in line with Europe's decarbonization policies, which is driving the rapid growth of the ATW market in Turkey and across Europe. Meanwhile, ongoing climate change is stimulating increased demand for room air conditioners, which are increasingly being viewed by local consumers as commodities rather than luxuries. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20220527

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier, which manufactures HVAC products under the Carrier, Bryant, Payne, and International Comfort Products brand names, announced a price increase of up to 12% on North American light commercial, commercial applied products and controls, effective July 11, 2022. ACHR News 20220526

●Daikin (EU) : Today Daikin Europe N.V. announced that it has invested 13 million euro to start the production of VRV systems at its Turkish factory. Production of the VRVs, which are mainly aimed at the Turkish and Middle Eastern markets, started in May 2022. The decision is based on Daikin’s strategy to manufacture close to the market, which shortens supply lead times and enables the company to respond to demand in a flexible manner. Daikin EU News Release 20220525

●DOE (USA): Big changes are coming to the HVAC industry, as of January 1, 2023, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) minimum energy efficiency requirements go into effect for all newly manufactured residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps. On the commercial side, this will mark the second efficiency increase in HVAC equipment in the last five years, while on the residential side, there will be separate efficiency standards and installation requirements for central air conditioners sold in the northern and southern parts of the U.S. ACHR News 20220523

●Carrier (USA): Carrier is proud to support Habitat for Humanity’s Home is the Key campaign as the signature Healthy Homes partner in 2022. The annual campaign shines a light on the critical need for safe and affordable housing in the United States. With the average American spending 90% of their time indoors, a healthier future starts with healthier buildings. To help Habitat address the barriers to healthy and safe housing that millions of people and their families face, Carrier committed an initial $250,000 donation to the campaign, raising awareness and fundraising through the months of April and May. Hundreds of U.S. Carrier employees volunteered their time to construct homes, panels or fences, either onsite or at Carrier facilities in cities across the nation: Atlanta, Charlotte and Greensboro (North Carolina), Indianapolis (Indiana), Palm Beach Gardens (Florida) and Syracuse (New York). Key dedication ceremonies also took place in Los Angeles, Nashville (Tennessee), Palm Beach Gardens and Minneapolis-Saint Paul (Minnesota) to celebrate Habitat families moving into their new homes. Carrier News Release 20220520

●Carrier (USA): Four Atlanta-area engineering students were recently recognized as 2022-2023 Carrier Scholars, becoming the latest recipients of valuable scholarships, internships and potential future employment at Carrier. Carrier News Release 20220518

●Carrier (England) : High performance Carrier AquaForce® Vision 30KAV air-cooled chillers delivering 2.4MW of cooling have been selected to provide outstanding comfort and energy efficiency for Manchester Goods Yard, a new landmark building in the heart of Manchester's St. John’s regeneration area. The chillers are equipped with variable-speed screw compressors and dual variable-speed pumps, plus Carrier's proprietary GreenspeedTM intelligence control system for enhanced energy efficiency. Carrier News Release 20220517

●Daikin : Daikin recently invested in Wlab Ltd., a startup company based in London, United Kingdom. Wlab Ltd. also known as Sensio Air, is a company that provides sensors to detect and identify airborne allergens by type, monitoring them in real-time using AI and IoT technologies, along with software applications for users. Daikin has been collaborating with Wlab since 2018 to create air conditioning business solutions that can realize safety and reliability in indoor air quality and air environments. Daikin News Release 20220511

●MHI (Japan) : Tokyo, May 11, 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group company, has newly established a branch office in western Canada to conduct business relating to decarbonization. Located in Calgary in the province of Alberta, the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Calgary Branch Office will enhance the company’s presence in the region by performing timely operations to introduce its carbon capture technologies, a field in which MHIENG holds a top global market share. Establishment of the new branch office is part of MHI Group’s energy transition program integrating its comprehensive expertise in carbon capture. MHI News Release 20220511

●Carrier (USA) : On the evening of May 22, 1922, 300 people were invited by Willis Haviland Carrier to a sheet metal shop in Newark, New Jersey, for a free meal and a boxing match followed by the unveiling of the first centrifugal chiller technology. Today, Carrier celebrates the 100th anniversary of the invention of the centrifugal chilling machine that in many ways made the modern world possible. Carrier News Release 20220510

●Daikin Applied (USA) : — Daikin Applied announced a price increase of up to 12% on commercial heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment. The increase applies to all new orders received after May 25, 2022. ACHR News 20220510

●Carrier/Automated Logic (USA) : Automated Logic has released new BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) solutions for the WebCTRL® building automation system, making it easy to implement the latest BACnet security model on new and existing WebCTRL systems. BACnet/SC secures building automation and control networks from possible threats using standards widely accepted by the IT community. Carrier News Release 20220509

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation Chairman & CEO David Gitlin will speak at the 2022 Goldman Sachs Industrials and Materials Conference on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20220504

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier is pleased to announce that Carrier Transicold’s Vector® eCool™, the first fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer system, was named a finalist in the Transportation category of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards. In addition, Abound, Carrier’s smart building platform, part of its Healthy Buildings Program, earned an honorable mention in the Workplace category. Carrier News Release 20220503

■Daikin (Japan): Daikin Industries, Ltd. has recently concluded a share purchase agreement with Duplomatic MS S.p.A, an Italian hydraulic equipment manufacturer. The acquisition price is 220 million euros (27.5 billion yen at an exchange rate of 1 euro = 125 yen). Acquisition is scheduled for completion in June 2022 when Daikin is expected to obtain all shares from Alcedo Sgr S.p.A., an Italian private equity firm, and the management of Duplomatic, after concluding all necessary procedures for acquisition. Daikin News Release 20220428

●Carrier (Spain) : The Fuentes Group, a Spanish leading company dedicated to logistics at a European level, has taken delivery of three new all-electric trucks mounted with engineless Carrier Transicold Syberia multi-temperature (MT) units. The environmentally-responsible technology is designed to support decarbonization and deliver a more sustainable future. The new Carrier Transicold Syberia 11 Twincool MT systems, mounted to three 100% electric Volvo trucks, join a large temperature-controlled fleet for the Fuentes Group of more than 1,000 vehicles, of which 80% is Carrier-cooled. The new assets represent the first time the Fuentes Group has specified either an electric truck or Carrier’s engineless technology. Carrier News Release 20220426

●Carrier (India): To help channel partners, customers and consulting engineers make more objective and informed decisions about HVAC products and solutions, Carrier India has opened a new Carrier Expert Center at its Gurugram, Haryana campus. The Expert Center provides visitors with an unmatched experience to determine how Carrier’s commercial, variable refrigerant flow (VRF), applied equipment and aftermarket HVAC solutions can align with their business objectives. Carrier News Release 20220426

●Carrier (USA): In recognition of outstanding performance, Automated Logic Corporation named Radius Systems as Field Office of the Year and Automated Logic Georgia earned Project of the Year for solutions installed at Atlanta’s Emory Musculoskeletal Institute during its annual distribution meeting. Automated Logic is delivering a full suite of innovative and healthy building technologies including the WebCTRL® building automation system, HVAC controls, integrated fire detection, access and video management and digital services with the MyWay™ mobile App and Abound by Carrier. The solution optimizes indoor environments to support better patient outcomes, occupant experiences and operational efficiencies. Carrier News Release 20220425

●Fujitsu General (USA): After a two-year hiatus, Fujitsu General America Inc. held its fourth National Distributor Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference, which took place the week of April 11, was held at the JW Marriot San Antonio. Roughly 265 representatives and wholesalers attended. “Challenge of Change” was the theme of the event, and fitting, considering much of the conversation at the event covered the changes that Fujitsu is making to ensure quality, availability, and support in a post-COVID market, ripe with raw material, manpower, and shipping challenges. ACHR News 20220421

●Carrier (France): Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is announcing a new program to provide in-depth product, service and technology strategy sessions at its intelligence center in Mainz, Germany for European retail customers. Specific agendas will be shaped with each customer to optimize their time and address their needs. Carrier News Release 20220418

●Indoor Air Quality (USA) : NADCA, the HVAC inspection, cleaning, and restoration association, announced the publication of “Biological Air Quality Considerations for Non-Healthcare, as Built Environments,” a scientific paper developed in partnership with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC). The paper, funded by the GBAC, addresses several strategies for improving indoor air quality in facilities and built environments such as schools, restaurants, convention centers, and gyms. ACHR News 20220414

●MHI (Japan): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company, is launching new television commercials promoting its domestic lineups of air conditioners. As with its previous ads, the new ads will be broadcast in two versions, one for the “BEAVER” lineup of residential-use air conditioners and the other for the company’s commercial-use air conditioners. Both commercials feature popular actress Keiko Kitagawa. MHI News Release 20220414

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan): Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has developed a new airflow-control technology that both visualizes and analyzes airflow from air-conditioning systems and temperature distribution for optimized room-wide comfort. The technology predicts airflows and temperatures, which vary according to the room shape and air-conditioning system layout, to determine how to minimize uneven temperatures and discomfort due to excessively strong airflow. As such, the technology contributes both to occupant satisfaction and to building asset value. Mitsubishi Electric also expects to use its new solution to advise building owners and designers on how to enhance indoor layouts for increased comfort. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20220414

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier has added new TruVu™ zone HVAC controllers to the i-Vu® building automation system. Designed for pressure independent variable air volume (VAV) and pressure dependent variable volume and temperature (VVT) applications, these controllers feature built-in control programs that are engineered for efficiency, energy savings and optimum equipment performance. They also feature dual IP ports for high-speed BACnet/IP communication. Available in three versions, VAV Zone, VVT Zone and VVT Bypass, the new TruVu controllers provide zone-level temperature, humidity and air quality control. They include an integrated actuator and can be field mounted on Carrier VAV and VVT air terminals. Carrier News Release 20220412

●Fujitsu General (Japan): Fujitsu General has been selected as a component stock of the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, an index for Japanese companies that are proactively addressing the issues of Environmental Social Governance (ESG). The index is calculated by FTSE Russell of the UK and rates companies in each industry that perform relatively well in their ESG responses. Fujitsu General News Release 20220407

●Mitsubishi electric (Japan): Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it formally agreed on March 23 to wholly acquire Sweden-based Motum AB, which operates an elevator and automatic door business mainly in Sweden. Through the acquisition, Mitsubishi Electric aims to strengthen its capabilities to service and modernize elevators and escalators in Sweden and other countries not limited to Europe. Mitsubishi Electric News 20220407

●Samsung (India): Samsung India Launches India’s First AI enabled New DVM S2 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) ACs with Smarter and Faster Cooling. Samsung DVM S2 is equipped with advanced AI capabilities that recognize the installation environment, supply optimized cooling & heating, and real time monitoring of refrigerant leakage. Samsung’s new DVM S2 line-up will be available in various capacities ranging from 8 HP to 34 HP in heat pump and cooling only models that are ideal for apartments, residential complex, office spaces and commercial buildings. News Release Samsung India 20220406

●Carrier (Australia) : As Carrier continues to gain momentum with its all-electric transport refrigeration offerings worldwide, its Vector eCool™ units are now available and on the roads of Australia. Carrier News Release 20220406

●Carrier (Italy) : Today, Carrier is announcing a planned $16 million investment to build a Research & Development Center of Excellence for heating, air conditioning and domestic water systems in Villasanta (MI), Italy. The new facility will focus on the development of new innovations to expand Carrier’s sustainable and intelligent solutions, primarily heat pumps, hydrogen boilers and IoT-enabled systems for the residential and light commercial segments in Europe. Alongside the expansion of the heat pump offering, Carrier will continue to invest in the development of hydrogen-ready boilers, sustainable solutions that are using a blend of natural gas with up to 20% hydrogen, with the goal of reaching 100% of hydrogen by the end of 2024. Carrier News Release 20220404

●Carrier (Germany): Carrier Transicold will again be meeting customers face-to-face at Fruit Logistica 2022, taking place at Messe Berlin, Germany, from April 5-7. Customers can visit booth D-13 in Hall 26 to learn more about the benefits of EverFRESH®, the only active Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology that can inject carbon dioxide (CO2) on demand throughout a shipping container’s voyage. Carrier News Release 20220404

●Trane (USA): Trane Technologies’ Residential HVAC and Supply business announced a price increase of up to 9% on select residential and light commercial heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Some items may be subject to an additional increase. The increase applies to Trane, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, RunTru by Trane, and Ameristar by American Standard equipment that ship on or after May 1, 2022. ACHR News 20220402

●Konica Minolta (Japan) : Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the company has jointly developed an ozone generator with Tamura TECO Co., Ltd. (Tamura TECO), a leading company of ozone-related products that are effective for disinfecting viruses, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and contribute to creating a clean and safe living environment. This is the first joint development between the companies. Mass production has started at DMC*1-MIKAWA, a smart factory in Japan (Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture). Konica Minolta News Release 20220331

●Dyson: Jake Dyson unveiled the Dyson Zone™, Dyson’s first step into wearable technology. The Dyson Zone™ is a set of noise cancelling, high fidelity over-ear headphones which simultaneously deliver immersive sound to the ears, and purified airflow to the nose and mouth. The result of over a decade of air quality research and development, the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones simultaneously tackle the urban issues of air quality and noise pollution. Dyson News Release 20220330

●Carrier (USA) : EcoEnergy Insights, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled solutions and services, announced that its CORTIX™ platform won for pattern recognition at the 2022 Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards organized by the Business Intelligence Group. Carrier News Release 20220323

●Carrier/LenelS2 (USA) : LenelS2 today announced plans to debut new and soon-to-be launched intelligent buildings products and services at the annual International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) taking place next week in Las Vegas. LenelS2. LenelS2 will display its latest products and services at ISC West. Carrier News Release 20220317

●Daikin (USA): — Goodman Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Daikin, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CCOM Group, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries for $2.71 per share of common stock and convertible preferred stock, the companies jointly announced. Goodman Distribution, Inc. will change its name to Daikin Comfort Technologies Distribution, Inc. on April 1. ACHR News 20220318

●Carrier (Germany) : Carrier Transicold’s service, assembly and repair base in Leipzig, Germany, has moved to larger location in the northwest part of the city. Carrier News Release 20220317

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : TOKYO, March 16, 2022 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that accurately forecasts demand for repair parts. Leveraging the company's Maisart®* AI, the technology is expected to help avoid over/under-supply of parts needed to service appliances and other equipment and thereby strengthen inventory management and parts availability as well as improve service quality. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20220316

●Carrier (France) : Carrier has introduced the AquaForce® Vision 30KAV with PUREtec™ refrigerant, a new line of high-performance, compact process cooling chillers with ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R-1234ze. The new chiller line is optimized for industrial processing such as food manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics, metal industries and applications requiring ultra-reliable cooling up to -12degC. Carrier News Release 20220314

★Samsung : Samsung today announced an investment of INR 1,588 crore in India to set up a new compressor manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai. The new facility, spread over 22 acres, will have a capacity to produce 8 million compressor units a year, which will be expanded in the future. Compressors produced at the plant will be used in refrigerators that Samsung manufactures in India and also be exported. On Tuesday, the Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Tamil Nadu for the new plant, expanding and strengthening the component ecosystem in the state. Samsung News Release 20220315

●Mitsubishi Electric : TOKYO, March 15, 2022 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), headquartered in Virginia, U.S., an alliance that promotes corporate social responsibility in global supply chains. The RBA is a nonprofit comprised of electronics, retail, auto and toy companies committed to supporting the rights and well-being of workers and communities worldwide affected by global supply chains. As a member of the RBA, Mitsubishi Electric fully supports the vision and goals of the RBA. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20220315

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : TOKYO — Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it will donate €1 million (Euros) to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine. ACHR News 20220311

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation Chairman & CEO David Gitlin will speak at the J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. ET. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20220310

●MHI (Japan) : Tokyo, March 10, 2022 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Corporation (MHI-AC&R), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has newly developed a large-capacity brine refrigeration system adopting a nitrogen (N2) refrigerant having both zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)(Note1) and zero global warming potential (GWP)(Note2) . The new system can accommodate even cryotemperature needs, placing it at the pinnacle of industry offerings(Note3). The Company has just delivered a unit of the new system to The Honjo Chemical Corporation ( Osaka), a manufacturer of organic chemicals and other products, and further sales in the domestic market will be pursued going forward. MHI News Release 20220310

●Friedrich (USA) : The Friedrich display at the recent AHR Expo in Las Vegas highlighted the ways in which the 139-year-old company is addressing current HVAC concerns such as IAQ, energy efficiency, and decarbonization. The new Friedrich FreshAire PTAC was named the 2021 Commercial Comfort Product of the Year in the IAQ and ventilation category by Engineered Systems. With an eye toward improved IAQ, the school system in New York City recently purchased 300,000 Friedrich window air conditioning units for its classrooms. The company said it has the only window a/c units capable of accommodating MERV 13 air filters. ACHR News 20220228

●Carrier (UK): More than 180 Carrier AquaSnap® 61AF air-to-water heat pumps are being deployed in 60 schools in Southwark Diocese and Barnet in London, and Dudley in the West Midlands, reducing carbon emissions and cutting energy bills. The multi-million-pound project is funded under the UK's Public Sector Decarbonization Scheme (PSDS) to decarbonize heating in schools and other public buildings. Carrier News Release 20220305

●Carrier (China) : In February 2022, the National Speed Skating Oval (NSSO), also called the "ice ribbon," held its inaugural international competition in Beijing with athletes setting 10 new records and a world record in speed skating. Qingdao Haier Carrier Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd. (Haier Carrier) introduced the trans-critical carbon dioxide (CO2) ice making system for the NSSO. nTo create higher-quality ice, the NSSO utilized carbon dioxide (CO2 ) as a natural refrigerant for its ice-making technology, a historic first for the indoor ice venue. Speed skating requires extremely flat ice surfaces. The smaller the difference in temperature between ice and the surface, the flatter the ice. The new technology can control ice temperature variances within 0.5 degrees. Carrier News Release 20220303

●Carrier (USA): ConMet eMobility and Carrier Transicold, pioneers in zero-emission transport refrigeration technology, and Sysco Corp., the global leader in foodservice distribution, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to supply Sysco with new zero-emission* refrigeration systems as part of a commercial evaluation program. Carrier News Release 20220301

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation has created Carrier Ventures, a new global venture capital group focused on investments to accelerate the development of sustainable innovations and disruptive technologies enabling the future of building and cold chain management. Carrier Ventures aims to engage in deep collaboration and strategic partnerships with its portfolio companies, starting with its inaugural investments in AddVolt and OhmConnect – high-growth organizations committed to reducing global emissions from refrigerated transport and homes. Carrier News Release 20220217

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation Chairman & Chief Executive Officer David Gitlin and Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Patrick Goris will speak at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at 9:10 a.m. ET. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20220216

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation today announced it is collaborating with Marriott International to explore the development of new technologies to improve areas including in-room environment and hotel construction. Carrier will join forces with the Marriott Design Lab to develop advances such as optimized building systems for modular construction and IoT-connected hotels for an improved guest experience. Carrier will establish a dedicated collaboration team to innovate based on a multi-year agreement that demonstrates a shared commitment to sustainable building practices and improving the guest experience. Carrier News Release 20220216

●Ciat (England) : National supermarket chain ASDA is installing high-efficiency CIAT VECTIOS packaged rooftop cooling units as part of a rolling program of equipment replacement across its UK estate. The units, supplied by CIAT distributor Cool Designs Ltd, offer excellent energy efficiency, exceeding the latest EU Ecodesign requirements for seasonal efficiency (SEER > 3.53 and SCOP >3.20), and delivering up to 37% energy savings compared with EU Tier 1 efficiency requirements. Carrier News Release 20220215

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation today reported strong financial results for the fourth quarter capping a full year 2021 that exceeded expectations. The Company projects solid organic growth and adjusted operating margin expansion in 2022 and is well-positioned with a strong balance sheet with significant capital to deploy towards continued value creation. Full-Year 2021 Results= Carrier's 2021 sales of $20.6 billion increased 18% compared to the prior year and 15% organically, reflecting strong demand across the businesses – primarily HVAC and Transport Refrigeration – and the results of execution on strategic initiatives. GAAP operating profit of $2.6 billion decreased 14% and adjusted operating profit increased 26% to $2.8 billion. Carrier News Release 20220208

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : The company announced today the coming launch of a half-bridge driver high-voltage (600V) integrated circuit (HVIC) equipped with a built-in bootstrap diode (BSD) function that can help to reduce the number of parts required in inverter systems. The new HVIC, which is designed for circuits that drive power semiconductors in low-capacity inverter systems, will also help to lower the power consumption of white goods, electric bikes and other electrical products. Sales will begin on April 1. HVICs that drive power semiconductors in inverter systems are in increasing demand for use in motor-control systems that help to save energy and improve the performance of consumer products and industrial equipment. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20220209

●Toshiba (Japan) : Toshiba is set to sell Toshiba Carrier, a 60% owned air-conditioning subsidiary to its U.S. counterpart, Carrier Global Corporation, for around 100 billion yen ($869 million), Nikkei has learned. The two companies have reached an agreement and are proceeding with final adjustments. The move comes as Toshiba aims to eliminate non-core business and looks to focus on more profitable businesses. Nikkei Asia 20220204

●Samsung and Honeywell Collaborate to Provide Advanced Control Solutions: Samsung HVAC America announced at the 2022 AHR Expo that it is working with Honeywell to provide advanced control solutions. The control solutions are expected to launch later this year and will be powered by the Niagara Framework® with an emphasis on design, advanced monitoring points and service capabilities, including a Niagara driver to communicate directly to Samsung heating and cooling equipment using the Honeywell CIPer Model 50 controller. ACHR News 20220202

●Trane (USA) : Trane has been named America’s Most Trusted HVAC Systems brand by Lifestory Research for the eighth year in a row since 2015. The 2022 ranking stems from Lifestory Research’s America’s Most Trusted Study, which surveyed 12,864 people in the United States on their opinions of HVAC brands. In addition to earning the top ranking in the study, Trane received the highest Net Trust Quotient score (118.8) among shoppers. ACHR News 20220119

●Carrier (USA): - Carrier Global Corporation will release its fourth quarter 2021 earnings on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET. The webcast and presentation will be available at ir.carrier.com. To listen to the earnings call by phone, dial (877) 742-9091 and an operator will place you on hold until the conference begins. Please allow 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to connect to the teleconference. A recording will be archived later on the site and will be available for replay by phone from 12:00 p.m. ET Feb. 8, 2022 until 12:00 p.m. ET Feb. 15, 2022. For a replay, dial (855) 859-2056. At the prompt for a conference ID number, enter 7588824. Carrier News Release 20220118

★Rheem (USA/Europe): Rheem announced the acquisition of DEJONG from Nordian Capital. Founded in 1859 and based in Gorredijk, the Netherlands, DEJONG produces hot water tanks for multiple applications including solar, heat pump, and boiler configurations. ACHR News 20220118

●Carrier (USA): Six Carrier brands to exhibit together with digital technologies that transform indoor environments= Carrier will showcase the latest products and services from across its global HVAC product portfolio, including building automation, digital solutions and its Healthy Buildings Program at AHR Expo® in Las Vegas from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. The Carrier pavilion neighborhood is located at the Central Hall’s first entrance and starts at booth C1310 and extends to C1110, C1113 and C1117, covering approximately 8,000 square feet. Attendees may visit with Carrier HVAC Commercial Systems and Residential Systems, Automated Logic Corporation, Carlyle Compressor, Fenwal Controls, Fireye and Riello to view complete cooling and heating solutions, products, technologies, controls and services that make the world safer, more sustainable and more comfortable. Carrier News Release 20220113

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has developed a prototype of the world's smallest antenna for high-precision satellite-based positioning in four frequency bands used by the world's main satellite-positioning systems and positioning-augmentation services. The highly compact antenna, which is expected to be installed in diverse vehicles and even drones, will accelerate high-precision satellite-based positioning for autonomous driving and many other applications. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20220117

●Mitsubishi Electric(Japan) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) and Global Brain Corporation announced today their immediate launch of the ME Innovation Fund, a corporate venture capital (CVC) fund that will invest in and partner with startups across the world. The fund will operate with a commitment to invest five billion yen in capital over the next ten years. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20220113

●Carrier (England) : Preston-based James Hall & Co. has taken delivery of three new rigid trucks, each specified with the company’s first Carrier Transicold Syberia MT (multi-temperature) engineless units – a move designed to improve the sustainability of the commercial vehicles working across its wholesale contract with international food retail chain, SPAR. Aligned with Carrier’s 2030 ESG goals to reduce customers’ carbon footprint by more than 1 gigaton, these engineless units will reduce emissions of the James Hall & Co. fleet. Carrier News Release 20220112

●Carrier (England): Temperature-controlled distribution company, Samworth Brothers Supply Chain , has become the latest UK business to add the Carrier Transicold Vector® eCool™ unit into its fleet, taking delivery of six of the world’s first fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer system already operating on roads in 10 European countries. Carrier News Release 20220112

●Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic Corporation announced today that its Industry Company has commercialized a low-loss and high vibration-resistant surface mounted automotive power inductor [1] (PCC-M15A0MF series). This 15.6 mm square inductor meets the market needs for larger working currents and smaller ECU (Electronic Control Unit) board sizes, which are called for with the increasing performance of automotive device functions. The product will be mass-produced starting in January 2022. Panasonic News Release 20220112

●Johnson Controls (USA): - Johnson Controls today announced that it has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Together, Johnson Controls and AAFA will strive to improve health outcomes for families managing asthma and allergies by raising awareness of the connection between indoor air quality and health. Johnson Control News Release 20220111

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier announced today that it will make all Totaline universal aftermarket parts and supplies available to International Comfort Products (ICP) distributors, effective immediately. This recognized brand of aftermarket parts and supplies allows distributors to easily order the parts and supplies they need, as well as access resources to help market and sell them to dealers. Carrier News Release 20220105

●Carrier (UK): Carrier AquaForce® 61XWHZE high-temperature heat pumps operating on ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) Hydro-Fluoro-Olefins (HFO) 1234ze refrigerant have been chosen for E.ON's ground-breaking district heating and cooling scheme in the City of London. Carrier News Release 20220105

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation today announced its state-of-the-art global headquarters, the Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, has become the first commercial building in Florida to earn the highest designation in the areas of health and well-being, as well as energy and environmental performance. The building was recently awarded the prestigious WELL Platinum Certification from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and in 2019, it was recognized as the first commercial building in the state to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. Carrier's Center for Intelligent Buildings is now just one of just six commercial buildings in the country with both WELL and LEED Platinum designations. Carrier News Release 20211215

●MHI (Japan): Tokyo, December 15, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) has received two awards in the Split System Air Conditioners (Note) category from Product Review, Australia’s foremost consumer product review site. The two “2022 Product Review Awards,” which were received through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), were presented for the Bronte® and Avanti® series of residential split system air conditioners for the Australian market, following a detailed analysis of consumer reviews. Both series were highly rated, leading to their award-winning one-two finish in this category for the second year in a row. MHI News Release 20211215

●Carrier (France) : Carrier® has collaborated with Barrisol®, the world-leader in HVAC ceiling solutions, to develop a range of integrated air conditioning solutions that deliver outstanding comfort, enhanced indoor air quality (IAQ), and low-operational costs. The new advanced ceiling solutions provide a high-quality, stable indoor environment, and the highest levels of aesthetic design and are ideal for any application where precise control of temperature and very low air velocities are required. The initiative is part of Carrier's Healthy Buildings Program, which provides customers access to proven technologies that contribute to safer and more productive buildings. Carrier News Release 20211209

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per outstanding share of Carrier common stock, which represents a 25% increase over the prior quarterly dividend. The dividend will be payable on February 10, 2022 to shareowners of record at the close of business on December 23, 2021. Carrier News Release 20211208

★Carrier (China): For the 14th year, Carrier China was honored with the Jinyin award at the 2021 International Big Data and Customer Contact Center Summit and China Best Customer Contact Center Awards Ceremony. The Carrier China HVAC Customer Care Center received the Jinyin award for its outstanding performance in customer relationship management. The Jinyin award is sponsored by 51Callcenter and co-sponsored by the Zhangjiagang Government to recognize leaders in customer care and contact centers. Carrier News Release 20211207

●Carrier (England): Scottish haulier GSM Transport has taken delivery of two new refrigerated trailers, each specified with a Carrier Transicold Vector® 1550 unit. Designed to distribute milk across the UK for one of the company’s dairy customers, the new assets join a 24-strong refrigerated trailer fleet that has been Carrier-cooled for more than 20 years. The two new mono-temperature Vector 1550 units are mounted to 13.6-metre Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers and are new additions to GSM Transport’s fleet, which features both Carrier Transicold Vector 1550 and Vector 1950 MT (multi-temperature) units. Carrier News Release 20211207

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier recently earned recognition for two products that will be on display at the 2022 AHR Expo in Las Vegas on January 31 through February 2. The first is the Infinity® 24 heat pump with Greenspeed® Intelligence, which earned the 2022 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the Heating category. In addition, the Carrier Aero® 39M with electronically commutated motor (ECM) direct drive plenum fans was recognized as a finalist in the Ventilation category. Carrier News Release 20211203

●Rinnai (USA): Tankless water heater manufacturer Rinnai America Corp. recently launched a turnkey hot water solution for its commercial customers and includes both repair and replacement services. The program taps into Rinnai’s network of service providers to dispatch help to any small business dealing with a water heater issue. The program covers all water heaters, not just Rinnai units. ACHR News 20211204

●Danfoss (USA) : Danfoss and Florida State University have announced a multi-year collaboration in which Danfoss will fund scholarships and provide research opportunities for faculty and students at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the joint engineering institution for Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU). The 5-year agreement, which was officially signed on November 12, 2021, establishes the Danfoss FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Fund with a $750,000 commitment from Danfoss. ACHR News 20211202

●Carrier (USA): Carrier today unveiled its innovative new AquaEdge® 19MV oil-free water-cooled centrifugal chiller designed to deliver reliable performance, incredible efficiency, easy installation and a wide operating range. With capacity from 300 to 700 tons (1,055kW – 2,461kW), the AquaEdge 19MV combines best-in-segment efficiency for design and the ability to operate at severe conditions due to unexpected building operation or extreme weather. Carrier News Release 20211201

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation is now a part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), a global community of Partners who leverage AWS to build solutions and services for customers. Carrier's work with AWS is an integral part of its ongoing digital transformation and as an AWS Partner, Carrier can reach more customers with its innovative, digital-forward solutions. Carrier News Release 20211201

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation is pleased to announce its participation in the International Society of Automation Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA). Carrier’s leadership role demonstrates its unwavering commitment to proactively securing its offerings and enabling the best outcomes for customers. As a founding member, Carrier will help establish priorities, develop industry standards and advocate for increased cybersecurity awareness. Carrier News Release 20211201

●Carrier (USA): One of New England’s largest independently owned supermarket chains, Big Y, is improving its fleet logistics with new trailers equipped with Carrier Transicold X4™ 7300 refrigeration units and the eSolutions™ platform for remote monitoring and control. Big Y has initiated replacement of two thirds of its 70 refrigerated trailers through Ryder System Inc. (NYSE: R), with Carrier Transicold of Southern New England (CTSNE) providing the refrigeration units and telematics support. Carrier News Release 20211130

●Exhibition (China): ISH China & CIHE — China’s leading international trade fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems will take place from May 9-11, 2022 at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. The 2022 edition will focus on three primary themes: Energy, Water, and Life — which are in line with China’s national development strategies. Covering trend setting HVAC, plumbing, smart heating, and home comfort technologies and products in the Chinese and wider Asian markets, the fair is expected to welcome over 1,300 exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations across eight halls spanning a total of 106,800 sqm. ACHR News 20211124

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation Chairman & CEO David Gitlin and Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Patrick Goris will speak at the Credit Suisse Virtual Global Industrials Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. ET. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20211123

●Carrier(USA): Carrier is focused on making communities more resilient, healthy and equitable for generations to come. As part of a three year, $3 million dollar commitment to The Nature Conservancy, Carrier employees recently took part in two volunteer events to help conserve our natural habitats. In central Indiana, volunteers participated in a weed wrangle, removing invasive plants from the Bitternut Woods Preserve. In southeast Florida, Carrier volunteers participated in a beach clean-up to help restore the habitat at Blowing Rocks Preserve. The Nature Conservancy is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where people and nature can thrive by conserving the lands and waters on which life depends. Carrier Related News 20211122

●Carrier (Singapore) : With an order of 900 PrimeLINE® units from Carrier Transicold, Korea Marine Transport Containers (KMTC) is expanding its refrigerated cargo fleet and replacing older units. The PrimeLINE unit is a container refrigeration unit designed for world-class performance with leading energy efficiency, capacity and overall lifecycle cost. KMTC selected Carrier for its superior performance, backed by a dedicated customer service team. The PrimeLINE unit, which has been the industry sales leader for over 13 years. Carrier News Release 20211122

●Trane (USA) : Trane Technologies’ Commercial and Residential HVAC businesses announced Nov. 15 a price increase of up to 12% on select applied and unitary heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment for Trane®, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning®, Trane®/Mitsubishi Electric, RunTru®, and Ameristar® equipment. Some items may be subject to an additional increase. The price increase for residential products will take effect on products that ship on or after January 1, 2022. The price increase for commercial products will be effective January 15, 2022.  ACHR News 20211117

●Carrier (France): Carrier Transicold today announced that hundreds of Vector® eCool™ units are now operating on roads in 10 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), with many more nations on the horizon. The Vector eCool was launched in October 2020 becoming the world’s first fully autonomous, engine-free electric trailer refrigeration unit, an exciting milestone in the company’s continued commitment to delivering efficient and sustainable refrigerated transport solutions. Carrier News Release 20211115

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation is delivering a full suite of innovative building technologies at Emory Healthcare’s new cutting-edge Musculoskeletal Institute (MSKI) in Atlanta, Georgia. Carrier and Emory are collaborating to implement advanced solutions from Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program – including HVAC, building automation, fire detection, access and video management and digital services – at this state-of-the-art facility. Carrier News Release20211110

●Carrier (USA): Carrier today introduced its new air monitor, a simple, cost-effective way to monitor the quality of indoor air in almost any room of a house, apartment or office space, and the most recent addition to Carrier’s growing suite of Healthy Homes solutions. As people are more focused on the health of their indoor environments than ever before, it is imperative that they take steps to improve their living and working spaces, including the air they breathe. With a Carrier air monitor, they are one step closer to being more informed about their indoor air quality and determining solutions for creating a healthier environment. Carrier News release 20211102

●Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic Corporation today announced it has verified the inhibitory effect of hydroxyl radicals contained in water on novel coronavirus variants, namely Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta, in collaboration with the Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center. During the latest verification test, the virus titers of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and its four variants (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta) were compared in a 45-liter test space with and without exposure to hydroxyl radicals contained in water. As a result, the test confirmed an inhibitory effect of more than 99% on all five types of viruses after two hours of exposure. Note that the verification results are based on the test in a closed test environment and not in a space actually in use. Panasonic News Release 20211101

●Carrier (USA): Carrier, which manufactures products under the Carrier, Bryant, Payne and International Comfort Products brand names, announces on Oct. 26 a price increase effective January 10, 2022 of up to 12% on North American commercial products, up to 10% on residential products, and an average of 4% on HVAC parts and supplies. Select items will be subject to an additional increase. ACHR News 20211101

★MHI (Japan) : Tokyo, October 27, 2021-Two MHI Group companies have reached an agreement with Stanley Robotics, a French venture-backed company, on joint development of Japan’s first business in advanced autonomous handling robots enabling automated valet parking service and automated transportation of finished vehicles. Stanley Robotics is a startup offering the world’s first automated valet parking systems employing autonomous handling robots, with systems already in operation at airports in France and the UK. MHI News Release 20211027

●Carrier (USA) : Cherokee County School District Improves Indoor Air Quality with Carrier’s Abound IoT Platform. ESSER funding is available to adopt technologies that help improve the air quality and environmental conditions in their buildings. To provide confidence in the indoor air environment and to help protect the wellbeing of students, schoolteachers and staff returning to K-12 classrooms, Metro Atlanta’s Cherokee County School District (CCSD) became an early adopter of Abound, Carrier’s smart building platform. Abound surfaces data from indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors and displays a live rating on a dashboard located in the lobby of some CCSD buildings so that staff have visibility into the health of the space. Carrier News Release 20211026

●Toshiba Carrier (UK) : Toshiba Air Conditioning has agreed to be the official big screen sponsor for the Sale Sharks rugby team for the 2021-2022 season. Sale Sharks is one of the leading professional Rugby Union clubs in Europe, finishing third in last season’s Gallagher Premiership and reaching the semi-final of Europe’s Heineken Cup. As a club sponsor, the Toshiba logo will be displayed across the AJ Bell Stadium giant display screen located in Salford, Greater Manchester, during home matches. Carrier News Release 20211026

●Carrier (USA): The Supra® S10 diesel-powered truck refrigeration unit is the new performance leader from Carrier Transicold, with greater refrigeration and freezing capacity for larger trucks while also offering improved efficiency and fuel economy. This fifth model in the Supra line will be available through Carrier Transicold’s North America dealer network in early 2022 and completes a multi-year initiative transforming the single-temperature models with exclusive next-generation technologies. Carrier News Release 20211020

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation has acquired Cavius, an innovative Danish residential alarm company that provides a complete range of smoke, heat, flood and carbon monoxide alarms. Cavius is a pioneer in the advancement of alarms, including the invention of the world's smallest photoelectric smoke alarm, which is distinguished by its award-winning European-approved micro-design. Cavius will strengthen Carrier Fire & Security's residential fire safety solutions in Europe, which includes leading Kidde products. Carrier News Release 20211019

●Panasonic (Europe) : Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions is pleased to introduce its Aquarea Designer, the online tool to help heating and cooling designers, architects, design offices, installers, and distributors alike. The newly developed air-to-water design tool is optimized to help professionals easily identify the most appropriate Aquarea air-to-water heat pump for a particular application, to calculate the savings compared to other heat sources and to calculate CO2 emissions very quickly. Panasonic UK News Release 20211012

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation will release its third quarter 2021 earnings on Thursday, Oct. 28 and host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET. The webcast and presentation will be available at ir.carrier.com. To listen to the earnings call by phone, dial (877) 742-9091 and an operator will place you on hold until the conference begins. Please allow 15 minutes before the scheduled start time to connect to the teleconference. A recording will be archived later on the site and will be available for replay by phone from 11:30 a.m. ETOct. 28, 2021 until 11:30 a.m. ETNov. 4, 2021. For a replay, dial (855) 859-2056. At the prompt for a conference ID number, enter 5858999. Carrier News Release 20211007

●Carrier (China): Carrier is expanding its Healthy Homes effort in China with the launch of its innovative Kidde MOON series of smart home devices. The new product line, which includes smoke detectors and gas, temperature, relative humidity, water leak and motion detectors, marks the company's entrance into China's growing residential, consumer smart home products segment. Together, the MOON devices offer an enhanced holistic home health experience and convenient monitoring, through connectivity to a mobile application. Carrier News Release 20211004

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation today announced it has completed the acquisition of BrokerBay Inc. Carrier News Release 20211004

▲Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : In light of the investigation into improper quality control practices and implementation of reform roadmap. (First Report) disclosed today, Mr. Masaki Sakuyama has submitted his resignation because he considers that he should step aside and the Chairman of the Board should be selected from among Outside Directors in order to further strengthen the function of supervising management in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of the Board of Directors. The Company accepted his resignation. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20211101

●Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed a pure hydrogen fuel cell generator, which generates power through chemical reaction with high-purity hydrogen and oxygen in the air. The generator will be launched on October 1, 2021 for commercial use in Japan. Panasonic News Release 20211001

●Carrier (Singapore): Cosco Shipping Lines recently enhanced its refrigerated cargo fleet with next-generation EverFRESH® active controlled-atmosphere (CA) systems from Carrier Transicold. The high-performing systems enable perishable shipments to travel farther, while retaining commodity quality. Carrier News Release 20210927

●Panasonic : Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation today announced that Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Life Solutions Vietnam Co. Ltd. have completed a new factory in Binh Duong Province in Vietnam, and will start the production and shipment of ceiling fans and ventilating fans from October 13. This is the first factory in the Panasonic Group to handle this product category in Vietnam. Located on a site of 49,995 square meters just north of Ho Chi Minh City, the new two-story factory has a gross floor area of 24,066 square meters. This factory will start with production of ceiling fans for the Vietnamese market this year and add ventilating fans for the domestic and overseas markets, such as Asia, the Middle East and Africa, in the next fiscal year ending March 2023 (FY 2023). As a main production hub for indoor air quality related devices in Southeast Asia, the factory will increase Panasonic’s production volume of these devices in the region to approximately 1.5 times in FY 2026 compared with FY 2021. In FY 2024, a research and development department focused on indoor air quality solutions will be established on the site to develop products tailored to each country's lifestyles and needs, thereby allowing the site to operate as a factory that integrates development, manufacturing, and sales. This year, the Panasonic Group marked its half-century anniversary of business in Vietnam since the Vietnam National Company, which manufactured and sold radios and TVs, was established in 1971. In the IAQ field, the Group has been conducting activities to raise awareness of the importance of ventilation through local seminars and exhibitions on ventilation since the late 1990s. The Group is also contributing to the improvement of indoor air quality in Vietnam by promoting a culture that values ventilation. With the establishment of the new factory, Panasonic will provide healthy and comfortable indoor environments for people by supplying high quality and energy efficient indoor air quality related devices and solutions in Vietnam, Asia, and other global markets. Panasonic News Release 20210927

●Panasonic (Japan) : - Polaris Co., Ltd., which operates day service long-term care facilities nationwide specializing in self-independence support, and Panasonic Corporation announced a new short-stay self-independence support service using IoT/AI technologies to improve the wellbeing of seniors who require long-term care. Panasonic News Release 20210923

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier recently launched a new Toshiba Carrier touchscreen controller in North America for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, capable of connecting up to 128 indoor units to one easy-to-use interface. This new touchscreen controller allows building managers to access their entire VRF system from one central location, eliminating the need to monitor units individually. Carrier News Release 20210922

●Daikin : The company has released its English edition of Sustainability Report 2021, which is currently available on the company website. The report summarizes the basic approach of the Daikin Group for contributing to the realization of a sustainable society through its business along with fiscal 2020 results and future plans. Daikin News Release 20210921

●Panasonic ( Japan) : – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Blue Yonder, the leading end-to-end, digital fulfillment platform provider. Panasonic has now purchased the remaining 80% of shares of Blue Yonder, adding to the 20% which Panasonic acquired in July 2020. The investment values Blue Yonder at USD8.5 billion. Panasonic News Release 20210917

●Carrier (China) : Carrier Transicold today participated in the 13th annual Global Cold Chain Summit organized by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and the Global Cold Chain Alliance. Carrier News Release 20210917

▲Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that certain aspects of the scope of the ISO 9001 certification as well as overall IRIS certifications for the company’s Nagasaki Works have been withdrawn by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited, effective September 16. This follows a special assessment conducted in the wake of the temporary suspension of the said certifications effective July 21 (announced July 29) in connection with the certain quality-related conduct for railcar HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems) at the works, as announced on June 30. Mitsubishi Electric will make every effort to promptly reacquire certification in the areas affected. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210917

●Johnson Controls (USA): Johnson Controls, today announces it has joined the Digital Twin Consortium (DTC), an organization dedicated to continued development of digital twin technology. Johnson Controls News Release 20210914

●MHI (Japan) : For the fourth consecutive year, residential air conditioners manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) have been cited as the “Best Brand of Air Conditioners” by Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group CHOICE®, the Australian Consumers Association; and for the third straight year, the lineup has been certified as the No.1 brand in customer satisfaction by Canstar Blue Pty. Ltd., an organization that conducts consumer surveys in Australia and the greater Oceania region. The air conditioners are marketed by MHI Thermal Systems’ local subsidiary, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA). MHI News Release 20210910

●Carrier (UK) : A leading art gallery is the first end user in the UK to install Carrier chillers operating on the lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R-515B. Principal contractor SPIE UK specified two high-efficiency Carrier AquaForce® 30XW-VZE variable-speed screw chillers on the new refrigerant to align with the gallery's strict environmental protection policy. Carrier worked closely with SPIE to ensure the solution met the customer's requirements on carbon emissions and that the project was delivered within the tight timescale. While traditional mainstream refrigerants have GWP ratings often measured in the thousands, the GWP of R-515B is less than 300. In addition, R-515B is both non-flammable and non-toxic, and has been given the highest safety rating of A1. Carrier News Release 20210909

●Carrier (USA): For the first time on a global scale, new research has found that healthy buildings with enhanced ventilation can improve the cognitive function and health of occupants, suggesting that ventilation and filtration are preeminent healthy building strategies. The study, COGfx Study 3: Global Buildings, was led by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as part of the renowned COGfx Study series, which examines the impact of indoor air quality on how people think and feel. This latest study supports the prior studies' lab and U.S. findings and further supports that indoor air quality is not only good for people's health and safety, it's good for the bottom line – through increased productivity, fewer sick days and better cognitive function. Carrier News Release 20210909

●Emerson (USA)– Today Emerson announced the new Rosemount™ XE10 Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS), which is designed to help industrial plants meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations and evolving sustainability demands. With its built-in performance analytics and automated validation capabilities, the new system ensures accurate emissions monitoring and reporting to help plant operators reduce the risk of non-compliance shutdowns and penalties. Emerson News Release 20210909

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier today announced it has completed the acquisition of the remainder of Guangdong Giwee Group (Giwee Group) and its subsidiaries, including Guangdong Chigo Heating & Ventilation Equipment Co., Ltd. The Giwee Group is a China-based manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products, offering a portfolio of high-quality products such as variable refrigerant flow, modular chiller and light commercial air conditioning solutions. Carrier News Release 20210907

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Dave Gitlin and Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Patrick Goris will speak at the 2021 Morgan Stanley Virtual Laguna Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20210907

●Panasonic (UK) : Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions introduces the Adaptive Ducted F3 range for its VRF systems, designed for retail, hotel and office applications. The range features a new vertical mounting option and a choice of rear or bottom air inlet, increasing fitting possibilities. This, and a choice of 12 capacities, from 1.5 kW – 16 kW, provides very flexible options for installers. The Adaptive Ducted Units come in a compact design for the ultimate space-saving solution, with a height of just 250mm and ranges in weight from 26kg to 42kg, making it well adapted for projects requiring a more discreet fit. It also features two integrated R32 refrigerant leak detectors for security. Panasonic News Release 20210907

●Daikin Applied (USA) : — Daikin Applied has announced a price increase of up to 8% on select commercial HVAC equipment and up to 20% on select service parts. The increase will take effect on equipment that ships after Jan. 1, 2022. The price increase applies to new equipment and parts orders received after Sept. 9, 2021. ACHR News 20210903

●MHI (Japan): Tokyo, September 3, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. through its Australian subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA), has for the first time been selected as the Top Brand of Heat Pumps in the Heat Pumps / Air Conditioners category by Consumer NZ, a long-standing product satisfaction review organization in New Zealand that recommends the top brands on the market. MHI News Release 20210903

●Carrier (USA) : New offering combines the quiet operation, small footprint and enhanced efficiency of ductless and the high performance of traditional units. Carrier recently launched a new line of hybrid solutions, which connects the 38MARB ductless single-zone outdoor unit to a Carrier residential indoor unit via 24-volt (24V) interface technology. These solutions offer homeowners versatility while also providing excellent energy efficiency. In addition, Carrier’s ductless hybrid combinations can achieve a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) up to 19 and a Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) up to 12.5 (based on unit size and type). Carrier News Release 20210825

●Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) has donated heating and cooling systems to the Children’s Grief Center and Grief Resource Center of New Mexico. ACHR News 20210819

●Carrier (USA): As part of a strategy for improving indoor air quality in the home, the return air purifier should be considered essential. Today’s tightly constructed, energy-efficient homes have one disadvantage – it can be difficult for airborne pollutants to escape. In order to address this, Carrier recently launched the Infinity® return air purifier, its latest indoor air quality solution designed to help create a healthier home. Installed and mounted in the return air duct, the air purifier offers proven, third-party tested effectiveness in inactivating 99% of select airborne viruses and germs, including coronavirus1 trapped by the MERV 15 filter. Carrier News Release 20210817

●Carrier (England) : Washington-based distribution company, Hawthorns Logistics, has taken delivery of its first ever Carrier Transicold Vector® HE 19 units, adding 10 multi-temperature and 10 single-temperature versions to its refrigerated trailer fleet, which is now 100% Carrier-cooled. The new assets will stay in service for five years, primarily delivering fruit, vegetables and various chilled and frozen products to major supermarkets across the UK. Mostly operating on routes between central Scotland and London, they will be on the road seven days a week, 364 days a year, clocking up around 100,000 miles. Carrier News Release 20210817

●Panasonic ( Japan) : Panasonic Corporation today announced that Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. (PES) and Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd. built the First Shunde Branch Plant, a new factory for IAQ devices such as energy recovery ventilator systems*2 and air purifiers, in the Shunde District of the City of Foshan, Guangdong Province, China, and began operation and shipment today. This is the second factory in China for this product category. It plans to produce 120,000 energy recovery ventilator systems this fiscal year and aims to produce 200,000 units in FY2023. Over the past several years, with a growing worldwide interest in air quality including air ventilation and sterilization, the demand for ventilation fans, energy recovery ventilator systems, air purifiers, and other relevant products is rising. Although PES has been manufacturing these IAQ-related products at its Shunde Plant in China, it began the construction of the new factory in July 2020 to meet strong demand. Panasonic News Release 20210811

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Transicold truck and trailer customers have a new edge for receiving best-in-class service for their transport refrigeration equipment: the BluEdge™ service platform, which is now fully available from Carrier Transicold’s dealer network across the United States and Canada. Carrier News Release 20210810

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan): Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today, together with its U.S. subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI), that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS). SGS is a leading global provider of distributed energy resources (DER) management software for power distribution utilities and DER operators. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210810

●Carrier/Ciat (England) : A 1.9MW heating system powered by highly efficient CIAT ground-source heat pumps is providing low-cost, low-carbon renewable heating for Coletta & Tyson, one of Europe’s largest independent nurseries. Coletta & Tyson are a major grower of garden bedding plants with nurseries covering 400 acres in East Yorkshire. The company commissioned Ebtech Energy Systems, a leading specialist in large water-source heat pump projects, to investigate options to replace an existing oil-fired boiler used for heating its main growing site near Beverley, Hull. Carrier/Ciat News Release 20210806

●Carrier (USA) : As thousands of school districts across North America prepare for students to return, Carrier Global Corporation is providing solutions and services to schools that will help support building and occupant health, cognitive performance and energy efficiency. In the first half of 2021, school districts across North America have purchased Carrier Healthy Buildings solutions, including more than 18,000 Carrier OptiClean™ Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machines. This is part of Carrier's more than $500M active pipeline in its Healthy Buildings Program and the multibillion-dollar opportunity the company sees in the K-12 segment over the next few years. Carrier News Release 20210804

★Danfoss has officially finalized its US$3.3 billion (approximately €3 billion) acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business following confirmation of all necessary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. The move will see the Danfoss Group grow in size by a third and establish itself as a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics. Danfoss News Release 20210802

●Daikin (Japan): Daikin Industries, Ltd. has recently invested in OCSiAl S.A., a Luxembourg startup company, by underwriting a capital increase through a third-party allocation of shares. OCSiAl is the world’s largest manufacturer of single wall carbon nanotubes and a unicorn company whose valuation is circa 2 billion USD. Since 2018, Daikin Chemicals division has been collaborating with OCSiAl to develop applications in the fluorochemical business for lithium-ion battery materials as well as composite materials. Daikin News Release 20210727

●Rheem/Friedrich (USA) : Rheem has announced its intent to acquire Friedrich Air Conditioning. ACHR News 20210722

●Carrier (USA) : Aero® 39M air handler, AquaForce® 30XV variable-speed air-cooled screw chiller and WeatherExpert® variable-speed rooftop unit are recognized as category finalists. Carrier is honored to have three heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units in three different subcategories selected as finalists in the 17th annual Product of the Year Awards conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer® magazine. Companies submitted their new and improved products introduced in North America between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, to be judged for this distinguished award. Carrier News Release 20210721

■Fujitsu General (Japan) : KR Series of ceiling-type commercial air conditioners for overseas markets was awarded “Best Product of the Year” in the Sanitary & Air Conditioning category of the Plus X Award 2021, given to outstanding products. This was the Fujitsu General’s first Plus X Award in the 18 years since the award was launched. Fujitsu General News Release 20210708

●Carrier (Singapore): Great White Fleet has acquired 850 new containers refrigerated by Carrier Transicold’s energy-efficient PrimeLINE® units to support banana and pineapple export operations from Central America. Carrier News Release 20210706

★Samsung (Korea): Samsung Electronics announced the global launch of its new DVM S2 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) outdoor air conditioning unit that works with indoor units to provide exclusive WindFree™ Cooling everywhere without the discomfort of direct cold airflow when indoors. “DVM S2’s efficient yet powerful performance exhibits how Samsung’s exclusive WindFree™ Cooling technology continues to advance,” said Young June Choi, Head of Air Solution Biz Group of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics. “This AI-controlled system is Samsung’s most advanced climate control solution yet, set to bring WindFree™ comfort to apartment blocks, small to midsize office buildings, and commercial buildings everywhere.” DVM S2’s new design is more aerodynamic and allows quieter operation, compared to previous generations. It has a more robust frame and reinforced structure with an upgraded exterior cabinet for reliability. The cooling operating range and external static pressure have been extended for flexibility in design, along with an upgrade on the emergency operation mode. Moreover, DVM S2 also features an on-device inverter check for better maintenance. Advanced technology for refrigerant sub-cooling control and installation condition analysis allowed for a smaller liquid pipe, which provides a 28% reduction in the amount of additional refrigerants used during installation compared to its predecessor. Samsung News Release 20210705

●Mitsubishi Electric( Japan) : TOKYO, June 30, 2021 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that an internal
investigation conducted by the company revealed on June 14 that inspections of certain HVAC for railcars manufactured at its Nagasaki Works were different from the inspections represented in specification documents provided by customers, or that it had not actually conduct inspections or had used improper statements in its inspection reports. Through further investigation, the company also discovered on June 28 that for certain air compressor units for railcars it had previously shipped, inspections differing from those represented in specification documents had been conducted or that inspections had not actually been conducted. – Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210705

●Mitsubishi Electric :TOKYO, July 2, 2021 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that, in response to the discovery (disclosed June 30, 2021) of improper testing of HVAC for railcars and other products for railcars manufactured at the company’s Nagasaki Works, it has established an emergency response division led by the company president to investigate the facts surrounding the improper conduct, elucidate the causes and formulate measures for preventing any recurrence, as well as implement reforms in the company’s quality culture. - Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210705

●Trane (USA): —Trane Technologies commercial HVAC business announced a price increase of up to 7% on select Trane unitary, applied, and controls equipment in North America. The increase will be effective August 7, 2021. ACHR News 20210702

●MHI(Japan): Tokyo, July 2, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. will release two new models of central control consoles that allow air conditioning units and Q-ton commercial-use CO2 heat pump water heaters to be controlled through a single console. The SC-SL4-AE2 (multilingual, without charge calculation function) and SC-SL4-BE2 (multilingual, with charge calculation function) controllers will be launched in the European market from July through MHI Thermal Systems’ European subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioning Europe, Ltd. (MHIAE), and will be subsequently launched in other markets. The capability for centralized control of multiple units and energy-savings management in buildings overall will further expand sales channels for MHI’s air conditioners and commercial-use water heaters in overseas markets. MHI News Release 20210702

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : TOKYO, June 28, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it will soon begin operating the 5G OPEN INNOVATION Lab™ to collaborate with customers and partner companies on research and test demonstrations of "local 5G" private mobile communication systems. The 132-square-meter facility, based in the company's Information Technology R&D Center in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, will open on June 30. Mitsubishi Electric was recently licensed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to operate local 5G mobile communication systems designed for private use by municipalities and companies in designated areas to meet specific needs. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210628

●Carrier (England) : Welsh food wholesaler, Harlech Foodservice, has taken delivery of four new rigid trucks, each mounted with a Carrier Transicold Supra® 850 MT (multi-temperature) Silent unit. Carrier News Release 20210625

●Carrier (England) : Carrier Rental Systems, the leading temperature control specialist in the UK and Ireland, has invested in a fleet of very low temperature (VLT) cooling equipment for use in the chemical, power generation, pharmaceuticals, and food production and distribution industries. The VLT fleet includes chillers, dry coolers and low temperature air handling units (AHUs) able to provide cooling down to minus 45degC, using a high performance refrigeration system based on R-449A refrigerant linked to a secondary glycol circuit. The refrigerant’s Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1282 is 67% lower than that of outgoing high GWP refrigerants R-404A and R-507, and is up to 12% more energy efficient – ensuring reduced environmental impact and lower running costs. Carrier News Release 20210623

●Carrier (USA) : An ongoing study by the University of Colorado Boulder demonstrated that Carrier air purifiers are able to sustain significantly reduced levels of airborne particles – between 42 - 67% lower on average – in occupied K-12 classrooms with older, outdated HVAC equipment. According to the EPA, exposure to airborne particles, also known as particulate matter (PM), can have a negative effect on health, particularly to the lungs and heart. These findings are especially notable for school districts with aging infrastructure that are aiming to improve classroom air quality without replacing or modifying existing systems. The results are based on independent testing at a public school located in Denver, Colorado. Carrier News Release 20210617

●Lennox (USA) : Lennox International announced the industry-leading Ultimate Indoor Air Quality system as part of its Building Better Air initiative. With the ability to remove 99% of the virus that causes COVID-191 from the air2, Lennox has developed a rooftop unit that can help commercial businesses improve the health of their building. Using a factory-installed combination of MERV 16 filters and UVC Germicidal lamp, the Ultimate IAQ system has been third-party tested to show a 95% single pass efficiency rate3 with a 70% virus reduction rate after five minutes4 and 99% reduction after 30 minutes4. Lennox International News Release 20210609

●Emerson (USA) : Emerson is celebrating this year as the 100th anniversary of its Copeland™ brand. It’s a milestone that Emerson will recognize over the next 12 months as the company continues to innovate advanced Copeland products to solve critical industry challenges. Reinforcing its commitment to continue Copeland innovation and intense focus on solving critical customer problems, Emerson completed a multimillion-dollar expansion of its Copeland engineering facility in Sidney, Ohio. This investment created 110,000 square feet of new engineering lab space for product research, development and testing of the next generation of compressors, electronics and other critical technologies for the global heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. Emerson News Release 20210607

●Daikin (USA) : Daikin announced the launch of Daikin One Cloud Services, which is a cloud-based tool that allows Daikin Comfort Pro contractors to configure, monitor, diagnose, and adjust the performance of Daikin systems remotely, potentially eliminating the need to send a truck and technician to a home. ACHR News 20210609

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation today announced that Beth Wozniak, Chief Executive Officer and Director of nVent Electric plc, has been appointed to Carrier's Board of Directors. Prior to leading nVent, Wozniak was Senior Vice President & President of Pentair's electrical business. Pentair spun its electrical business to form nVent in April 2018. Before joining Pentair, Wozniak held key leadership and P&L roles during her 25-year tenure at Honeywell, including overseeing critical technologies for HVAC systems. In her various roles she has developed deep experience in sensing, automation, controls and electrification, and in applying digital and technology solutions to buildings. Carrier News Release 20210609

■Daikin (Japan): Daikin Industries, Ltd. has recently formulated its strategic management plan "FUSION 25," which extends from fiscal year 2021 to fiscal year 2025. In terms of the quantitative targets, Daikin has set a sales target of 3.1 trillion yen and an operating profit margin of 10.5% in fiscal year 2023, the third year of "FUSION 25," as a mid-term implementation plan and will make upfront investments that exceed 800 billion yen for further business expansion. Targets for the final year of fiscal year 2025 are sales of 3.6 trillion yen and operating profit of 430 billion yen (for an operating profit margin of 12%). Daikin will expand development of its air conditioning business in each region. In the air conditioning business for North America, the largest market in the world, the company will promote market adoption of inverters, heat pumps, and low GWP refrigerants to meet the stricter environmental policies, such as for environmental and energy efficiency regulations, that are expected to set in the future. Aiming for the No. 1 position in the North American market in fiscal year 2025, it intends to expand energy-saving equipment in the residential and light commercial businesses and implement a full-scale expansion of the solutions business. Daikin News Release 20210607

■Carrier (USA) : June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier today announced that it has completed the acquisition of a controlling stake of Guangdong Giwee Group (Giwee Group) and its subsidiaries, including Guangdong Chigo Heating & Ventilation Equipment Co., Ltd. The acquisition will expand Carrier's access to the rapidly growing variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and light commercial market, which is expected to reach approximately $20B by 2025. Carrier News Release 20210603

★Daikin (USA) : Daikin Applied today introduced the Daikin Air Purifier, a line of portable room air purifiers designed to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) while helping reduce the risk of airborne infections and pollutants. The air purifiers help remove a host of contaminants — dust, pollen, mold, bacteria and germs — and are built to supplement ventilation and filtration in classrooms, healthcare clinics, restaurants, churches, office buildings and similar facilities. Daikin Applied News Release 20210602

●JCI (USA) : May 27, 2021 Johnson Controls announced that R-454B will serve as the primary low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant in the company's ducted residential and commercial unitary products as well as air-cooled scroll chillers in North America and specific international markets where codes are in alignment. This transition away from the use of high-GWP refrigerants, such as R-410A, reinforces the company's commitment to addressing climate change and lowering customers' emissions for a healthier, more sustainable planet. JCI News Release 20210527

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : TOKYO, May 27, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it will invest 167 million Turkish lira (approx. 18 million USD) to increase production capacity at Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Manufacturing Turkey (MACT), the company's air-conditioner production base in Turkey. Combined annual production of newly introduced air-to-water (ATW) heat pumps and annual production of room air conditioners will total one million units eventually, compared to sole production of 500,000 room air conditioners currently. New production of ATW units will begin in August 2022 and expanded output of room air conditioners will start this October.  Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210527

●Emerson (USA) : The company announced the introduction of its Copeland commercial HVACR variable frequency drives (VFDs). They are specifically engineered to save energy in a variety of demanding commercial and industrial refrigeration applications. Adding a VFD to control the speed of a compressor, evaporator or condenser fan in applications such as a refrigeration rack or chiller can enhance overall system reliability and provide significant energy reductions, delivering quick return on investment (ROI) for users in this space. Emerson News Release 20210525

●Daikin (Japan): The company today announces its donation of 200 oxygen concentrators to India where the lack of medical oxygen due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections has become a critical issue. Daikin News Release 20210526

●Panasonic (Japan): Panasonic Corporation today announced its plan to demonstrate an “RE100 solution” that supplies 100% of the electricity consumed in business activities from renewable sources by using an in-house power generation system combining pure hydrogen fuel cell generators and photovoltaic generators. This is the world's first attempt to create an “RE100 factory” through the full-scale use of hydrogen. Panasonic News Release 20210524

●Carrier (China) : Carrier China hosted a ceremony with government representatives from the Baoshan District Commerce Committee and Industrial Park, industry associations and media today to mark the opening of the first Carrier Air Conditioning museum located in the North Asia region. The Carrier Air Conditioning Museum explores the history and development of HVAC solutions as well as Carrier’s importance throughout the industry’s transformation. Carrier News 20210520

●UL (USA): Northbrook, Illinois – May 17, 2021 – UL today announced the acquisition of solar analytics company Clear Sky Analytics’ proprietary software platform and related assets. Clear Sky Analytics co-founders Ajay Saproo and John Corson will also join UL. The proprietary software platform analyzes solar asset performance and provides prescriptive insights. This acquisition expands UL’s solar offerings and the overall depth of its solar and wind renewables expertise which includes advisory services across project life cycle and supply chain, from due diligence to project development, certification, testing and inspection, asset management and reporting. UL News Release 20210517

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier has launched a Revit®1 configurator to customize commercial air conditioning system drawings. Carrier is pleased to offer the configurator to provide HVAC professionals the ability to uniquely configure their Carrier HVAC unit Revit drawings based on key project criteria, such as cooling capacity, size, factory-installed options and voltage. The configurator is publicly available for Carrier outdoor packaged products, including electric, gas and heat pump systems, as well as Carrier light commercial split system units. The public availability of the tool allows for uniquely fast and easy configuration on-the-go, and Carrier representatives are available to provide assistance at any point in the process. Carrier News Release 20210518

★Johnson Controls (Ireland) : CORK, Ireland, May 18, 2021 Johnson Controls today announced that it has been named to the inaugural FT Climate Leaders in Europe list. Europe's Climate Leaders 2021 is a list of companies across Europe that have shown the highest reduction of their emission intensity, i.e., core greenhouse gas emissions in relation to revenues, between 2014 and 2019. Johnson Controls was one of only 300 companies selected from 4000 across Europe. Johnson Controls News Release 20210518

●Carrier (France) : By again selecting Carrier Transicold’s Iceland 8 engineless refrigeration unit, Delanchy Group, a transport and logistics specialist for temperature-controlled fresh products, adds another all-electric delivery vehicle to its fleet. The company aims to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, thus contributing to a better quality of life in city centers. Carrier News Release 20210517

●Nidec (USA) – Nidec announces a step forward in its brand cooperation in the United States extending the line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions for the Aftermarket segment. The existing HVACR Aftermarket U.S. MOTORS structure will now include the Embraco solutions in the United States in order to deliver a broader portfolio capable of meeting customer needs through products with high standards of quality, performance and high efficiency. In 2019, Nidec Corporation acquired Embraco from Whirlpool Corporation, adding the business unit to the Nidec Global Appliance division. In the beginning of 2020, the HVACR business unit, responsible for the U.S MOTORS brand for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning applications and already a part of the Nidec Corporation, also joined the same division aiming to leverage synergies among the strong brands and resources. The Nidec Global Appliance division has a production capacity of 70 million units of motors and compressors per year. It has a sales presence in more than 80 countries. More than 50 laboratories are dedicated to research and development. For more information about Embraco aftermarket products sold through U.S. MOTORS in the United States, visit usmotors.com. ACIM Nidec Com. News Release 20210517

■MHI (Japan): Tokyo, May 13, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems has redesigned all 17 models in its KXZ Series of building-use inverter multi-split air conditioners for its worldwide markets. Sales commenced in Europe and Australia in April 2021, with phase two of sales scheduled for a successive launch across Asia and Latin America. A combination of up to three outdoor units with 10 to 20 horsepower (HP) delivers up to 60HP in outputs. For export specifications, this relates to 10 to 60HP. MHI News Release 20210513

★Emerson (USA) : DAYTON, Ohio (May 12, 2021) – Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global software and technology leader, is donating a unique, sustainable refrigeration architecture developed at its Helix Innovation Center in Dayton, Ohio, to the city’s Gem City Market – a collaborative grocery store to provide fresh food amid a local food desert. The Gem City Market, which opens today, is a Dayton Foundation cooperative market initiative to help address food insecurity in downtown Dayton, which has been designated a “food desert” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. Food deserts are defined as regions with a 20% or greater poverty rate and where a third or more of the residents live more than one mile from retail outlets selling healthy and affordable food. Emerson News Release 20210512

★Emerson (USA) : T. LOUIS, May 11, 2021 – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced it will host an E360 Webinar on Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT) titled, “Preparing for the Safe Use of A2L Refrigerants in Commercial Refrigeration.” It will be co-hosted by Dr. Rajan Rajendran, Emerson’s vice president, systems innovation center and sustainability. The webinar, aimed at retailers and equipment manufacturers, will be a roundtable discussion featuring European retailer, ASDA. With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expected to publish a series of rules for the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as well as sector-based controls, flammable refrigerants that are classified as A2L (mildly flammable) and A3 (highly flammable) will need updated safety standards for equipment and field applications. This E360 Webinar will explore the safe use of A2L refrigerants in commercial refrigeration and the transition to low- global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants. Recent Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) webinars have focused on educating the equipment manufacturers and users of commercial refrigeration equipment about the availability of A2L and A3 refrigerant safety standards. This webinar, sponsored by Emerson, is a part of that series, and will address the safe use of A2L refrigerants in commercial refrigeration and the proper application of A2L refrigerants in grocery stores, specifically. Emerson News Release 20210511

●Johnson Controls : Johnson Controls International plc today announced it has completed the acquisition of Silent-Aire. Silent-Aire, headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of mission critical custom air handlers and modular data centers for hyperscale cloud and colocation providers. Silent-Aire's portfolio of data center solutions allow for rapid deployment of critical infrastructure in flexible configurations, with a focus on quality, scalability, and speed-to-market. News Source : Johnson Controls News Release Issued: May 12, 2021

★MHI : Tokyo, May 12, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has confirmed that the air purification technology it has developed is effective for removal and inactivation of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This technology suppresses pollen and other allergens collected in the filter utilizing the power of enzymes and urea. MHI Thermal Systems had previously verified that a liquid enzyme-urea formulation had the capability to remove and inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (announced in February this year) and has now completed effectiveness verification with a test air filter. MHI News Release 20210512

■Carrier (USA) : May 5, 2021 Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that LU-VE Group (LUVE.MI) has joined the Carrier Alliance program by execution of a strategic long-term agreement. As part of this agreement, LU-VE Group will supply engineered components including heat exchangers, glass doors and aftermarket solutions across Carrier's Commercial HVAC and Refrigeration portfolios. Carrier and LU-VE Group have collaborated for many years in Carrier's Refrigeration and HVAC segments and will continue to expand their relationship with a focus on enhancing heat exchanger technology and reducing the environmental impact of components. More recently, Carrier and LU-VE have been working together to deploy new refrigerant solutions with lower environmental impact and higher efficiency for heat exchangers. Carrier News Release 20210505

■Johnson Controls (USA) : MILWAUKEE — (May 3, 2021) — Johnson Controls today announced a partnership with its joint venture company, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, to offer wide-scale distribution of its industry recognized line-up of Hitachi horizontal scroll compressors in North America. This offering aligns the innovative Hitachi scroll compressors with the strength of PENN®, an industry leading brand from Johnson Controls backed by more than a century of commercial refrigeration expertise. As a result, the ZS and DS series horizontal scroll compressors are now available to North American-based refrigeration equipment manufacturers through Johnson Controls sales representative. Johnson Controls News Release 20210503

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier has announced the availability of evaporative pre-cooling technology on Carrier’s AquaForce® 30XV product line. This technology harnesses the power of evaporation to lower ambient air temperatures entering Carrier’s 30XV chiller – helping to reduce chiller power consumption, increase reliability and extend the life of the chiller. Carrier News Release 20210504

●Carrier ( Singapore) : Gaining new operational advantages and efficiencies for its refrigerated shipping operations, Atlantic Container Line (ACL) is acquiring 150 new containers equipped with Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® refrigeration units featuring the Lynx™ Fleet digital solution. Carrier News 20210504

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2021 and updated its full year outlook. "Carrier delivered strong first quarter results as all three segments contributed to our 21% year-over-year sales growth. We exceeded our expectations through continued strength in North American residential HVAC and improving order trends across the rest of the portfolio. I'm also pleased with the strong margin expansion and free cash flow performance in the quarter. We remain focused on executing our strategic growth initiatives and advancing on our Carrier 700 cost containment actions," said Carrier Chairman & CEO Dave Gitlin. "We continue to lead the industry through innovation. I am especially excited about the launch of Abound, a cloud-native platform designed to give people confidence in the health and safety of their indoor spaces. We also look forward to closing on our acquisition of Guangdong Giwee Group and its subsidiaries, which will expand Carrier's offerings in the attractive and growing variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and light commercial markets. Overall, we are encouraged by our strong start to the year, order trends and market outlooks, and the momentum across our Healthy Building and Cold Chain offerings, which provide us with confidence to update our full-year expectations." Carrier News Release 20210429

●Carrier (USA): Carrier is teaming up with Atrium Health to provide valuable real-time tracking and monitoring insights into COVID-19 vaccine conditions as part of mass vaccination events taking place across North Carolina, including at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Through its Sensitech business, Carrier is supporting several sites administering hundreds of vaccine doses per day. Carrier News Release 20210427

●MHI (Japan) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has been named the overall top brand choice in a market survey of household-use air conditioners released by “CHOICE,” a monthly magazine published by Hong Kong’s Consumer Council, the local judicial authority whose overarching aim is to protect the interests of local consumers. The air conditioner subject to the survey – MHI Thermal Systems’ model “SRK35ZSXH-S” – was given high marks in all four survey categories, thereby securing certification as the brand offering the highest quality in Hong Kong’s residential-use air conditioner market. MHI News Release 20210428

●Carrier (USA) April 26, 2021 – Carrier Global Corporation today launched Abound by Carrier, a new cloud-native platform, as part of its growing investment in digital solutions designed to give people confidence in the health and safety of their indoor environments. Abound is an open technology platform that aggregates data from different systems and sensors and provides building owners, operators, and occupants transparency into relevant and contextual insights about air quality, thermal comfort, and other performance data. Carrier News Release 20210426

★Panasonic (Japan) : Osaka – April 23, 2021 – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has agreed to acquire Blue Yonder, the leading end-to-end, digital fulfillment platform provider. Panasonic will purchase the remaining 80% of shares (forUSD5.6 billion) of Blue Yonder, adding to the 20% which Panasonic acquired in July 2020. Including repayment of outstanding debt the additional investment totals USD7.1 billion, valuing Blue Yonder at USD8.5 billion. An agreement to purchase the remaining shares of Blue Yonder was reached today between Panasonic and the existing shareholders New Mountain Capital and funds managed by Blackstone. Panasonic News Release 20210423

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation today announced the company has achieved 2020 sustainability goals including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 19%, water consumption by 44% and hazardous waste generation by 23%, all compared to a 2015 baseline. The company also increased its recycling rate to 94%. These achievements provided the benchmark for Carrier's first set of Environmental, Social & Governance goals since becoming an independent company last year. Carrier News Release 20210422

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier continues to invest in digital technologies to better serve commercial HVAC customers around the globe and to help provide healthier, safer and more efficient buildings. In support of that, Carrier’s Commercial Service business is launching a new tiered service offering to complement its existing BluEdge service platform: BluEdge™ Digital. The new digital offering, which can stand alone or be added to existing BluEdge service agreements, connects customers’ equipment to Carrier’s cloud-based IoT platform, providing them with advanced analytics and actionable insights to visualize, advise and optimize machine health and life cycle outcomes. Carrier News Release 20210421

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) TOKYO, April 21, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Elevator India Private Limited (IMEC) has secured a major order to supply elevators to the Commerzone Madhapur and Altimus luxury complexes owned by K RAHEJA CORP, a leading developer in India. The order consists of 72 elevators including 37 high-speed models. The elevators incorporate Mitsubishi Electric's Destination Oriented Allocation System (DOAS) to meet COVID-19 needs for touchless operation and provide safe, reliable vertical transportation that will be backed by service contracts for the company's Global Maintenance Integrated System. Mitsubishi electric News Release 20210421

■Carrier ( USA/China) : Carrier today announced that it has signed agreements to acquire Guangdong Giwee Group (Giwee Group) and its subsidiaries, including Guangdong Chigo Heating & Ventilation Equipment Co., Ltd. Giwee Group's proven strength in the VRF and light commercial market in China will expand Carrier's access to this growing, global market. The global market for VRF and light commercial HVAC equipment is expected to reach approximately $20B by 2025, growing at one of the highest rates in the HVAC segment. The acquisition will support Carrier's growth strategy of strengthening and growing our core, increasing product extensions and geographic coverage and growing services and digital to create recurring sales opportunities. The Giwee Group is a China-based manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products, offering a portfolio of high-quality products such as variable refrigerant flow, modular chiller and light commercial air conditioners. Carrier expects to close its acquisition of a controlling stake of Giwee Group in the second quarter of 2021 (with the remainder expected to close in the third quarter of 2021), subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. Carrier News Release 20210419

●Carrier (USA) : SeaCube Containers LLC and Carrier Transicold today announced a strategic refrigerated asset management systems platform engagement. As a result, SeaCube will be the first intermodal equipment leasing company to incorporate Carrier’s Lynx™ Fleet solution into its fleet with an initial deployment of 2,000 PrimeLINE™ refrigerated container units. Carrier News Release 20210419

▲Carrier (France) : Carrier Transicold hosted a special online event today showcasing the company’s forward-thinking electrification and sustainability strategy, including the launch of its new connected cold chain solution, Lynx™ Fleet. Participants in The Cool Experience event learned details of the company’s commitment to developing a healthy, safe and sustainable cold chain, which will help contribute to the European Union’s target of reducing CO2 emissions within the transport industry by up to 30% by 2030. Carrier News Release 20210415

●Daikin (USA) : Daikin Applied announced a price increase of up to 6% on HVAC equipment. The increase, effective April 26, applies to all commercial heating and cooling products, including parts and supplies. ACHR News 20210415

●Carrier (France) : Carrier Commercial Refrigeration’s PowerCO2OL™ system for high capacity refrigeration has won the gold Innovation of the Year award at the ATMO Natural Refrigerants Virtual Trade Show (VTS). Carrier News Release 20210407

●Carrier (England) : Fish and chip shop supplier Henry Colbeck has taken delivery of three new 26-tonne MAN rigid trucks, each mounted with a Carrier Transicold Supra® 750 unit. Now a fourth-generation family business, Henry Colbeck was founded in 1893 and is the oldest fish and chip shop supplier in the UK. Carrier News Release 20200406

●Panasonic (China): - Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has realized its first Zero CO2 factory in China at Panasonic Energy (Wuxi) Co. Ltd. (PECW) adding to its list of facilities that emit virtually no carbon dioxide. Panasonic News Release 20210406

●Carrier (USA) : Indianapolis = Carrier is proud to support Habitat for Humanity International’s Home is the Key campaign, aimed at unlocking more families’ futures with homeownership – a fundamental steppingstone to better health, more financial freedom and security. The company has begun its fundraising effort with an initial $250,000 donation to the campaign and will continue to raise awareness throughout the month of April by engaging its distributor and dealer network and employees through advertising, social media, and digital outreach efforts. Carrier News Release 20210401

●MHI (Japan) : Tokyo, April 1, 2021 – Effective today, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has changed the name of its London-based European subsidiary from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, Ltd. to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA, Ltd. (MHI-EMEA). The change reflects the entity’s expanded role as MHI’s regional headquarters for the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. MHI News Release 20210401

●Panasonic (Japan): - Panasonic Corporation announced that Yuki Kusumi has formally assumed the office as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective today. Mr. Kusumi has also been appointed President and Representative Director, an appointment that will be confirmed at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the Board of Directors’ Meeting scheduled for June 24, 2021.
Panasonic News Release 20210401

●Carrier (USA): March 31, 2021 – LenelS2 today announced the release of its Elements™ system, a cloud-based, purpose-built access control and video management system delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. The Elements system is designed to be easily installed and simple to use with a mobile-first, intuitive user interface. Information is available at any time and accessible from anywhere on any device. By leveraging the power of the cloud, businesses benefit from automated updates, reduced on-site maintenance, predictable monthly billing and minimized training requirements. Carrier News Release 20210331

●Trane (USA) : DAVIDSON, N.C. — Trane Technologies’ Residential HVAC & Supply business announced a price increase of up to 6% on select HVAC equipment. The increase, effective as early as April 1, 2021, applies to Trane, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, RunTru by Trane, and Ameristar by American Standard equipment. ACHR News 20210331

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier has launched the new Carrier Home app, which provides homeowners with an improved experience managing their Infinity® System. This replacement for the MyInfinity app, which is available now in the Apple® App Store® and Google Play® store, provides an enhanced homeowner experience, improved functionality and increased connectivity performance between the mobile device and home comfort system. Carrier News Release 20210323

●Carrier (France): Carrier Commercial Refrigeration won orders in different countries in Europe to supply warehouse refrigeration systems for critical COVID-19 vaccine cold storage. While details of the projects are not being disclosed, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is providing the critical temperature control components for a safe, effective cold chain thanks to its turnkey capability. Carrier News Release 20210323

●Carrier (Singapore): Carrier Transicold has expanded its portfolio of PowerLINE® generator sets for refrigerated containers with new Series 55 models designed for compliance with European Union Stage V standards for diesel engines, offering greater sustainability. Carrier News Release 20210322

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : March 22, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MET) has secured a major order from "One Bangkok." The order from One Bangkok consists of 250 elevators, including 12 double-deck elevators, the first of its kind in Thailand, and 28 escalators, totaled 278 units. It is the largest order received since Mitsubishi Electric started the elevator business in Thailand in 1977, and was highly evaluated for its long experience in the elevator market in Thailand and the high quality of its products and services. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210322

■Hunter (USA) : Nashville, Tenn. — All three of Hunter Industrial Fans’ HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fan lines have been certified by the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA): the Titan, Eco, and XP. ACHR News 20210320

■Carrier (USA): NDIANAPOLIS - Mar. 18, 2021 Manteca Unified School District plans to use OptiClean air scrubbers in every classroom to provide improved indoor air quality across its facilities. To prepare for its facilities fully reopening to students and staff, northern California’s Manteca Unified School District has installed 1,500 Carrier OptiClean™ Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machines to purify the air in classrooms across its 30 schools. The OptiClean units will help to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) for the district, as its more than 27,000 students, teachers and staff return to campuses. Carrier News Release 20210318

▲Panasonic (Japan) - Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has transferred all shares of Panasonic Lighting Americas Inc. (PLTA), its wholly owned consolidated subsidiary focusing on the lighting device and lighting control system business in North America, to global investment firm Atar Capital, LLC (Atar). Panasonic News Release 20210318

■Carrier (USA): Carrier Commercial Service secured a three-year service agreement with Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Under the BluEdge™ Elite service agreement, Carrier will maintain more than 100 heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) assets totaling 2,500 tons of cooling, as well as the hospital’s Carrier i-Vu® Building Automation System.  Carrier News Release 20210318

★Panasonic ( Japan) - Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will accelerate new businesses in Thailand for the new normal era, starting in the new fiscal year that begins on April 1, 2021. The new strategy undertaken by Panasonic’s Life Solutions Company focuses on three key initiatives: expanding the product line of housing equipment; strengthening the air quality business; and entering into the modular construction housing business with a local partner. Panasonic News Release 20210316

●Carrier (USA): March 16, 2021 - Carrier today announced that it has signed an agreement with Watsco to form a joint venture to acquire Temperature Equipment Corporation (TEC), the largest Carrier distributor in the Midwest. Watsco will own 80% of the venture with Carrier owning the remaining 20%. The venture will operate as an independent business with a focused strategy to grow the companies' collective market leadership in the TEC Midwest territories. Carrier News Release 20210316

●Carrier (France): Carrier Transicold will accelerate and advance its electrification capabilities through a new strategic partnership with Portuguese technology company AddVolt open_in_new. The agreement enables Carrier to broadly utilize AddVolt’s proven, engine-agnostic technology to develop innovative sustainable transport refrigeration solutions for customers in Europe. Further, the system is telematics-enabled and compatible with Carrier’s new Lynx™ digital platform, which allows customers to use data to make faster decisions to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of their supply chains. Carrier News Release 20210316

●Panasonic (Japan) - Panasonic Corporation has begun licensing the HD-PLC™ 4 IP core required for the design of semiconductors with technologies and functions that comply with the IEEE 1901–2020 international standard. This IP core is the fourth generation of the HD-PLC series. Although conventionally HD-PLC have used power lines for transmission, this new series enables transmission through existing metal wires, such as control lines and coaxial cables as well as power lines, expanding its range of applications. This new HD-PLC technology also enables higher speeds, greater distance, and less wiring for wired communications. By using this IP core, semiconductor and peripheral equipment manufacturers will be able to flexibly meet to a range of IoT service requirements and manufacture products that respond to these needs. Panasonic News Release 20210316

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan ) : March 15, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has become a partner in the WIPO GREEN technology platform operated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), through which Mitsubishi Electric will leverage its green technologies to drive open innovation and contribute to global efforts to achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210315

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation is pleased to announce that Emerson has joined the Carrier Alliance program. As part of the program, Emerson will continue to provide leading-edge software and technologies from its air conditioning and cold chain businesses, such as compressors, valves, and sensors, to a range of products throughout the Carrier portfolio. Carrier News Release 20210311

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier has launched a new website specifically designed to reach small-business owners looking for indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions to improve the air in their spaces, such as offices, showrooms and meeting rooms. The website makes the award-winning OptiCleanTM Air Scrubber and associated accessories available for direct purchase. Carrier News Release 20210310

■Panasonic (UK): Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions has announced its latest Etherea range, now integrating the nanoe™X Generator Mark 2. Launching in March – the new range is the smart solution to keep your home clean, comfortable, and welcoming. Panasonic’s Etherea is renowned for being highly efficient, meeting any home’s needs. Panasonic Europe UK 20210309

●Carrier (England): After a successful trial of two seed vehicles, Petit Forestier has supplied 123 new rigid trucks into a major logistics customer, all featuring Carrier Transicold SYBERIA MT (multi-temperature) systems. The largest UK order to-date for Carrier Transicold’s powerful engineless truck refrigeration technology, the new vehicles will help to improve sustainability across the customer’s fleet. Carrier News Release 20210310

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) TOKYO, March 10, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that its Mitsubishi Electric Diode InfraRed (MelDIR) sensor lineup will introduce on July 1 a new thermal sensor featuring a wide field of view (FoV) and high 80x60 pixel resolution for applications including security, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), people counting, smart buildings and thermal scanners. The new MelDIR sensor accurately distinguishes between humans and other heat sources and enables the identification of specific human behavior, such as walking, running or raising hands. Mitsubishi Electric News 20210310

■Nidec/Embraco : March 2021 – This March 10th, Nidec Global Appliance celebrates the anniversary of one of its brands: Embraco, a name globally known as a reference in refrigeration technology for the home appliances and commercial cold chain since 1971. Now, Embraco celebrates its anniversary launching the “Refresh the Future” campaign, with a video that reinforces the brand’s positioning while underlining the brand main attributes: pioneering, innovation, deep expertise and cutting edge technology. Nidec/Embraco News Release 20210308

●Emerson (USA): Emerson announced the introduction of its Copeland™ variable speed reciprocating hermetic compressors for commercial refrigeration applications. Copeland variable speed reciprocating hermetic compressor, available in ranges from 1/8 to 7/8 horsepower, which features a brushless permanent magnet motor, versus a standard induction motor. Emerson News Release 20210303

■Carrier (USA): Carrier recently launched a new Performance™ Series high wall ductless system including the 40MAHB indoor unit and 38MARB outdoor unit, and the multi-poise 40MBAA air handler. As the latest, fully communicative additions in Carrier’s evolving ductless line of heating and cooling offerings, the products provide versatility and energy efficiency, as well as single and multi-zone capabilities. The indoor high wall 40MAHB unit provides seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings up to 28.1 and heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) ratings up to 13.0 and is available in sizes 9k through 36k. The 40MBAA boasts SEER ratings up to 20.0 and HSPF ratings up to 10.0, and is available in sizes 24k, 36k and 48k. Carrier News Release 20210303

●Carrier (Singapore): Robotic kiosks that provide automated and contactless dispensing of groceries for consumers are being sustainably refrigerated by Carrier Transicold NaturaLINE® units, the world’s first and only container refrigeration systems to use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (R-744). Carrier News Release 20210302

●Mitsubishi Electric (Japan): TOKYO, March 3, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it ranked first among Japanese firms and third globally in terms of international patent applications filed in 2020 according to an announcement by the Switzerland-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on March 2. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210303

▲Panasonic (Japan) : Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation today announced to begin offering rental services using VIXELL™, the world's first Vacuum Insulated cooling box that uses contactless power supply technology to enable the user to determine insulation performance. To start with, Panasonic will collaborate with the Suzuken Group and launch a fulfilment service in Japan. VIXELL™ is ideally suited to the temperature controlled transportation of pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and the fulfilment service will include rentals, a reception service, precooling, delivery, and more. Applications will be accepted from March 2 with a view to rolling out the service from April 2021. Panasonic News Release 20210302

■GMCC&Welling (Thailand) : On March 1, 2021, GMCC&Welling completed the business handover of Hitachi Compressor (Thailand) Ltd. (On December 24, 2020, GMCC&Welling completed the acquisition of 100% shares in Hitachi Global Life Solution, Inc), and the factory was officially renamed as GMCC&Welling Appliance Component (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as GAT). It marks the commencement of operation of the first overseas base of GMCC&Welling. When all the production is achieved as planned, the planned annual production capacity of GAT can reach 8 million pieces of reciprocating compressors. GMCC Welling News Release 20210302

●Sanden Holdings Co., Ltd. as of today, signed a share underwriting agreement with Hisense Home Appliances Group Co., Ltd. at the board of directors meeting held today. The company has resolved to issue new shares through a third-party allotment to a special purpose company to be established. The total amount of new shares issued to the special purpose company to be allotted is approximately 21.4 billion yen. Sanden News Release 20210301

●Carrier (USA): This Engineers Week, we celebrated our 4,000 Carrier engineers located around the globe who are committed to creating solutions that matter for people and our planet. The official theme of this year’s Engineers Week – “Imagining Tomorrow” – resonates with Carrier’s commitment to innovate for a sustainable world. On Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, we highlighted Brittany Wilkins, a Process Engineering Manager for Carrier’s HVAC business. In addition to being an accomplished engineer, she is a published author. Her book Letters to My Sisters in Engineering is a testimony for the next generation of Black female engineers and shares lessons and advice to enlighten young women on how to succeed in STEM. Carrier News Release 20210226

● Carrier (USA): Black History Month may be coming to a close, but recognizing and acknowledging the contributions of Black people lives on. This year, the Carrier Black Alliance (CBA), an employee resource group dedicated to attracting, retaining, inspiring and reinforcing the value of Black employees at Carrier, organized a full month of activities. Black History Month kicked off with a live, virtual fireside chat featuring Carrier President & CEO Dave Gitlin and CBA steering committee members as panelists. Carrier News Release 20210226

●JCI: Feb. 24, 2021 -- Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World's Most Ethical Companies®. This is the 14th time Johnson Controls has been recognized for its ethical business practices and the quality of its global compliance program. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers' mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. SOURCE: Johnson Controls International 20210224

●Carrier (UK): Carrier Transicold has entered into a special collaboration with Scottish original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Gray & Adams to develop a demonstrator program for the new Carrier Transicold Vector® eCool™ system, showcasing the abilities of the innovative electric technology and its sustainable advantages. The UK’s first Vector eCool – the industry’s only fully autonomous, all-electric refrigerated trailer system – has been fitted to a new 13.6-metre demonstrator trailer that is now on the road and showcasing the cutting-edge technology to Carrier Transicold customers. Carrier News Release 20210223

■Carrier/Toshiba (UK) : 22 Feb. 2021 – Students and staff at Barnet and Southgate College are benefitting from an outstanding indoor environment following installation of Toshiba’s award-winning heat recovery air conditioning system by Bry-Kol Building Services. The high-efficiency Toshiba air conditioning solution chosen comprises Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRM-e) Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems linked to Toshiba VN-M heat recovery ventilation units, along with SmartTouch controllers. Indoor units include mostly four-way ceiling suspended cassettes, plus high wall units and concealed ducted systems. Carrier News Release 20210222

●Carrier (USA) : Feb. 22, 2021 — To help prepare the hospitality industry for the eventual return of business and leisure travelers, Carrier Global Corporation will consult on the development of the next versions of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) Safe Stay Guidelines, with expanded guidance on air quality, ventilation and contactless solutions for both the hotel industry and its guests. Carrier News Release 20210222

●Carrier (Europe): Carrier marks a new milestone in Europe with the launch of XCT7, the latest generation of Carrier Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology. The XCT7 systems provide unmatched advantages for customers including improved reliability, enhanced system performance, high efficiency, a large operating range, easy installation and incredible flexibility. The systems can be customized to meet the specific demands of most projects. Up to four outdoor units can be combined to reach 104 horsepower with up to 64 indoor units per outdoor system. Carrier News Release 20210216

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Alfa Laval has joined the Carrier Alliance program by execution of a strategic long-term agreement. As part of this agreement, Alfa Laval will supply engineered heat exchangers across Carrier's Commercial HVAC and Refrigeration portfolios globally. Carrier News Release 20210212

★MHI (Japan): Tokyo, February 10, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) Group, has confirmed its latest technology has the ability to remove and inactivate the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) by enzyme-urea formulation processing technology or irradiation by UV-C LED (ultraviolet-C light-emitting diode). Holding the potential to remove and inactivate airborne viruses with a unique air filer trapping innovation. The results show the ability to control the novel coronavirus by air purification – marking a significant step towards MHI Thermal Systems tackling the worldwide pandemic with its expert technology. Tests also confirm efficacy in removing and inactivating traces of the coronavirus through commissioned research from the Satoshi Omura Memorial Institute of Kitasato University, led by Professor Kazauhiko Katayama. MHI Thermal Systems will continue the commissioned research to validate the effectiveness of its latest developments further, before launching to its worldwide markets. MHI News Release 20210210

■Carrier (US): Carrier Global Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer Dave Gitlin and Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Patrick Goris will speak at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 at 12:50 p.m. EST. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20210209

●Carrier (USA) Carrier Global Corporation today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020, and announced its 2021 outlook. "I'm proud of the Carrier team's performance in 2020. We overachieved on our key operational and financial goals, supported our customers and exited the year with strong momentum. I want to thank our 56,000 employees for their tireless efforts in a challenging year. Carrier's 2020 sales of $17.5 billion were down 6% compared to the prior year. Carrier News 20210209

■Carrier (USA) : With launch, Carrier introduces its new room air purifier with a high-efficiency filter that captures over 99% of airborne particles 0.3 micron size in diameter. Carrier’s North America Residential HVAC team has launched its first-ever e-commerce website, CarrierAtHome.com, where consumers can purchase Carrier’s newest addition to its lineup of home indoor air quality products and learn more about the importance of indoor air quality in their living spaces. The intuitive, easy-to-navigate site features two sizes of Carrier’s new room air purifier that helps improve home indoor air quality with a high-efficiency filter that captures over 99% of airborne contaminants down to 0.3 microns in diameter including dust, dander and pollen. The purifiers feature a 3-in-1 filter that helps filter particulate matter and odors in spaces up to 550 square feet. Carrier News Release 20210205

●Carrier (USA) : The Board of Directors of Carrier Global Corporation has elected David Gitlin as its Chairman, effective immediately upon his election at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareowners on April 19, 2021. Gitlin will serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding John V. Faraci who has served as Executive Chairman since the company separated from United Technologies (since renamed Raytheon Technologies) in April 2020 and who will continue to serve on the Board upon his election at the Annual Meeting. Carrier News Release 20210205

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier has released i-Vu® Pro v8 software for the i-Vu® building automation system. This latest update features new commissioning and visualization tools to help building owners and operators gain more insights on how their heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are operating. In addition, the software now supports the latest industry-standards for building automation, providing enhanced interoperability, usability and security. Carrier News Release 20210202

●Carrier (China): Carrier China has signed a contract worth $17 million (RMB 100 million) with China Eastern Airlines Investment Co., Ltd. (CES Investment) to provide XCT7 variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems for commercial offices and residential projects throughout China. CES Investment is a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines Group Co., Ltd., with real estate development, asset operation and capital construction project management at the core of its business. The contract is one of the largest single VRF contracts that Carrier has ever signed, representing a new milestone for Carrier China's Light Commercial business. Carrier News Release 20210201

●Carrier (USA) : In its first year as a fully independent, publicly traded company, Carrier has achieved a perfect score of 100 points on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, which measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. The score also earns Carrier a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” designation. As a global company with over 55,000 employees, Carrier is committed to ensuring its business practices promote inclusion and diversity in the workforce. Carrier News Release 20210129

●Goodman (USA): Texas, January 27, 2021 – With demand for smart homeautomation growing exponentially, Google and Goodman Manufacturing Company, L.P. (Goodman) have collaborated to launch the Nest thermostat E+ Goodman program designed for Goodman’s extensive independent dealer network across the United States. The new offering from one of North America’s largest smart home thermostat brands marks the first time Google has offered a co-branded product and experience with a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturer. Goodman News Release 20210127

●Panasonic: Osaka, Japan - On January 20, 2021, Panasonic Corporation published the second part of its "Annual Report 2020" to complete the first part published in September 2020. This year's Annual Report is published in a series of two parts to provide up-to-date information. Panasonic News Release 20210129

●Carrier/Noresco (USA) : Meridiam-led consortium and its partner NORESCO (together known as “Bulldog Infrastructure Group”) have been selected as the developer for a 33-year public-private partnership (P3) contract to modernize and maintain Fresno State’s central utility infrastructure system. The contract — valued at about $170 million — will address the campus hot- and chilled-water generation and distribution piping network providing more than 25,000 students, faculty and staff with energy-efficient and reliable heating and cooling. In addition to the construction of a new central utility plant, the project includes photovoltaic solar panels that will be built over existing campus parking lots to generate clean energy and energy conservation measures within buildings to reduce campus energy usage and carbon footprint. Carrier News Release 20210127

●Carrier/ EcoEnergy (USA) : EcoEnergy Insights, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled services, is proud to announce it was awarded a Customer Value Leadership award by Frost & Sullivan. The award is for excellence in delivering value to customers in the AI-driven building technologies industry. Frost & Sullivan recognized the innovation-driven solutions and customer-centric approach of EcoEnergy Insights. Carrier News Release 20210128

★Panasonic (Japan): Panasonic Corporation has developed VIXELL™, a vacuum-insulated box that can store items in a -70ºC environment for up to 18 days*1 using refrigerants such as dry ice. The transport of vaccines and other medical supplies requires strict temperature control. Up until now, conventional insulated boxes have been manufactured by joining vacuum-insulated panels (VIPs) together, but a drawback of this structure has been that cool air leaks through the gaps where the panels join. Panasonic News Release 20210127

★Carrier/LenelS2 (USA): Jan. 27, 2020 – LenelS2 today announced a new line of BlueDiamondTM mobile-ready readers. The new multi-technology readers are cost-effective, designed to provide simultaneous support for a wide range of physical credentials and can be seamlessly upgraded to support BlueDiamond mobile credentials. The BlueDiamond platform is part of the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program, designed to help protect people and assets, and to help optimize building health and efficiency. Carrier News Release 20210126

●Carrier (Singapore): Carrier Transicold’s TripLINK™ platform for refrigerated container monitoring has been enhanced with capabilities to integrate with vessel-based wireless networks for improved shipboard cargo visibility and operations efficiency. With TripLINK, refrigeration unit performance monitoring can be enhanced through live analytics, a beta feature for providing refrigeration unit health assessments in real time. TripLINK will continue to be enhanced with Carrier’s Lynx digital platform. Carrier News Release 20210127

●Carrier (USA): Following new research from Syracuse University showing the effectiveness of building systems to mitigate airborne transmission of pathogens in buildings, Carrier Global Corporation and Syracuse University have co-developed an assessment tool that can evaluate buildings for airborne pathogen transmission risk and provide custom strategies to help ensure healthier and safer environments for building occupants. Carrier News Release 20210125

■Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Sanhua has joined the Carrier Alliance program and signed a strategic long-term agreement with Carrier. As part of this agreement, Sanhua will supply engineered components including valves, heat exchangers and drives across Carrier's HVAC and Refrigeration portfolios. Carrier and Sanhua have collaborated for many years in Carrier's Refrigeration and HVAC segments, with a focus on enhancing technology and reducing the environmental impact of components used in HVAC equipment. Most recently, Sanhua has been developing state-of-the-art thermal expansion valves and micro-channel heat exchangers for Carrier products. Carrier News Release 20210121

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Koura Fluorochemicals, a leading refrigerant manufacturer and supplier, has joined the Carrier Alliance program. Koura, through its operating company, signed a strategic long-term supplier agreement with Carrier. With this long-term agreement, Koura will transition from a regional refrigerant supplier to a supplier across Carrier's HVAC and Refrigeration portfolios in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Carrier News Release 20210119

★Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic Corporation today announced, in collaboration with Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), the leading everyday superapp in Southeast Asia, to further raise GrabCar Premium standards by providing cleaner and more comfortable travelling experience for GrabCar Premium passengers using nanoe™ X. The initiative will see 5,500 GrabCar Premium vehicles in five cities across four countries (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam), and Jakarta (Indonesia)) be equipped with nanoe™ X generators, which will be available from the middle of January 2021. Panasonic News Release 20210114

●Carrier (USA) : January 11, 2021 — As part of its ongoing commitment to customer security, Automated Logic is implementing ASHRAE’s latest BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) protocol in its product line. BACnet/SC secures building automation and control networks from possible threats using standards widely accepted by the IT community. Automated Logic’s first BACnet/SC compatible products are being tested on select customer sites now. Carrier News Release 20210111

●Carrier (USA) : Jan 11, 2021 – EcoEnergy Insights is excited to announce that it has been named the “Overall IoT Company of the Year” by IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. Carrier News Release 20210111

●Carrier / LenelS2 (USA): LenelS2 today announced a strategic agreement with Bosch Building Technologies to resell Bosch IP cameras in North America and Europe. As a result of the agreement, end users will have access to the complete Bosch IP camera portfolio through LenelS2’s Value-Added Resellers (VARs). Carrier News Release 20210107

■Carrier (UK) : Convenience food producer, Greencore, has praised Carrier Transicold, Petit Forestier and Clayton Power for its collective approach in developing a battery-powered solution to a unique problem experienced when delivering to the Isle of Wight. When crossing to the island by ferry, Greencore’s 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinters are required to turn off their engines – meaning the vehicles’ direct-drive Carrier Transicold Xarios 350 units stop operating. Ordinarily, this poses no problem as the insulated van body – built by Solomon Commercials – can maintain the required set point for the length of the crossing. However, in rough or foggy conditions the ferry may remain at sea for hours waiting for a clear weather window, putting chilled loads at risk. Working closely with Petit Forestier – which supplies Greencore’s van fleet on contract hire – Carrier Transicold brought in the services of Clayton Power, which developed an autonomous battery system capable of powering the unit for an extended period of time if the van engine is switched off. Carrier News Release 20210106

●Carrier (USA) : Jan. 6, 2021 — New research from the University of Colorado Boulder found that classrooms in K-12 schools may have variability in ventilation and air changes per hour (the air in a defined space that is replaced each hour), with 60% of the classrooms studied below the recommended ventilation levels. The study, which was sponsored by Carrier Global Corporation, supports the case for indoor air quality improvement in classrooms to further protect the health of those inside. A recent study from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health recommends four to six air changes per hour, with greater than six air changes per hour being ideal. Carrier News Release 20210106

●MHI (Japan) : Tokyo, January 5, 2021 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) President and CEO Seiji Izumisawa today delivered a New Year’s address to employees. The following is a summary of his remarks. Mindset for taking action=“Own your work.” Take the initiative with an awareness of yourself as a professional. “Step out of your comfort zone.” Doing things as you’ve always done them will not produce innovation. Challenge yourself to try new things, including expanding cooperation outside the company, and spark innovation. “Speed.” Implement the PDCA cycle with a sense of urgency. This is something that I and the entire management team will be taking the lead in addressing. MHI News Release 20210105

●Mitsubishi Electric : TOKYO, January 5, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that on the occasion of its 100th anniversary this February 1, it has revised its corporate philosophy system to update the Group's reason for existence as well as the core values and attitude that all employees are asked to embrace and cherish in serving customers and society as a whole. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20210105

■Hitachi (Japan) Tokyo, December 24, 2020 – Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc. has concluded an agreement to transfer all outstanding shares of Hitachi Compressor (Thailand), Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary in Thailand that manufactures compressors for refrigerators to Midea Electric Trading (Singapore) Co. a subsidiary of China’s Midea Group. Hitachi News Release 20201224

●Carrier (UK): Students and staff at the new campus of Liverpool Music Academy (LMA) will benefit from outstanding comfort conditions thanks to an R-32-based air conditioning solution from Toshiba. The project is the first of its kind in the UK, transforming retail space into world-class education facilities. The 50,000sq ft new facility, built in a £15m conversion of upper floors in Liverpool’s Metquarter retail centre, includes recording studios, rehearsal rooms, classrooms, and dance and performance spaces. Carrier News Release 20201222

▲Carrier (USA): LenelS2 today announced the integration of its OnGuard® and NetBox™ access control systems with Seek Thermal’s Seek Scan thermal imaging system. The new integration allows businesses to identify individuals with elevated skin temperature through a contactless solution and allow or deny entry based on this reading. The integrated solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor environments. Carrier News Release 20201221

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Danfoss has joined the Carrier Alliance program and signed a strategic long-term agreement with Carrier. As part of this agreement, Danfoss will supply multiple components including compressors, valves, heat exchangers and drives across Carrier's HVAC and Refrigeration portfolios. The agreement also specifies that Danfoss will supply Carrier-branded replacement compressors. Carrier and Danfoss have collaborated for many years in Carrier's Refrigeration and HVAC segments, with a focus on enhancing technology and reducing the environmental impact of the components used in HVAC equipment. Most recently, Danfoss began supplying advanced technologies for Carrier's AquaSnap® scroll chiller and heat pump portfolio in Europe using R32 refrigerant. These chillers and heat pumps with R-32 reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions by up to 77% compared to the previous range using R-410A refrigerant. Carrier News Release 20201218

■Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Granges Americas, Inc. has joined the Carrier Alliance program and signed a strategic long-term agreement with Carrier. Through this agreement, Granges will continue to supply aluminum foil products for use in Carrier's HVAC and Refrigeration products across North America. Granges has been a Carrier supplier for more than 10 years, delivering high-performance aluminum foil products that are essential in Carrier cooling and heating and refrigeration products. Carrier News Release 20201218

●Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation's BluEdge service platform continues to expand its reach with 1,000 signed service agreements in just six months and expanded geographic reach. The global, best-in-class service program that was originally launched in North America and Asia, is now available to Commercial HVAC customers in the Middle East and Europe. Through a deep understanding of customer needs and investments in cutting edge digital tools, BluEdge can help customers achieve enhanced equipment efficiency and performance – key components of Carrier's Healthy Buildings Program and Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain Program. Carrier News Release 20201217

★Panasonic (Japan): Tunnel ventilation systems are essential to the infrastructure of tunnels, which serve to connect people around Japan. Panasonic's solution is driven by a complex network of jet fans, electrostatic precipitators that clean the air, large exhaust fans, ventilation towers and silencers. Together these components ventilate vehicle emissions, limit noise, and ensure a safe exit in case of fire. When driving through tunnels, you've probably seen what looks like a jet engine hanging from the ceiling. These are in fact jet fans, which help direct air flow to an extensive exhaust network. Sensors monitor conditions in tunnels and help save energy while cleaning the air for release. Silencers are used because the exhaust fans are incredibly loud. Panasonic News Release 20201216

■Carrier (Singapore) : To help meet increased demand for local food distribution in Singapore due to COVID-19, Carrier Transicold donated a 20-foot food storage container refrigerated by the company’s NaturaLINE® unit to Willing Hearts, a charity that prepares and distributes meals to those in need. The NaturaLINE unit, which is the world’s only natural refrigerant-based container refrigeration system, is built at Carrier Transicold’s world-class manufacturing facility in Singapore. Staffed primarily by volunteers, Willing Hearts prepares, cooks and distributes about 9,000 meals each day to more than 40 locations nation-wide. This donation supports Carrier’s Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain Program, which aims to preserve and protect the supply of food and reduce food spoilage globally. Carrier News Release 20201216

●Carrier (USA): As a leader in providing environmentally sustainable transport refrigeration solutions, Carrier Transicold has begun offering North America’s refrigerated haulers the new-generation refrigerant R-452A as an option for new and existing equipment. Starting in the first quarter of 2021, purchasers can specify R-452A on all Carrier Transicold trailer and diesel truck equipment orders. Carrier units with R-452A refrigerant have performance comparable to Carrier units with R-404A, the traditional transport refrigerant, in terms of refrigerant capacity, pulldown, fuel efficiency and reliability. Carrier News Release 20201215

■Carrier (England) : The most northerly haulage company on the UK mainland is celebrating its centenary with the delivery of a new Gray & Adams trailer mounted with Carrier Transicold’s flagship Vector HE 19 MT (multi-temperature) refrigeration unit. Carrier News Release 20201214

■Carrier (USA) : A&M Cold Storage recently responded to Carrier’s call to support global COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts by making immediately available 90 Carrier Pods™ monitored by Sensitech® for deployment to help address the anticipated increase in demand for refrigerated storage capacity. Carrier and Sensitech are part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions. Carrier News Release 20201214

■Carrier (UK): 14 Dec. 2020 – Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre has completed the first phase of a major refurbishment project, which includes installation of a high specification Toshiba air conditioning system. Modern Project Services (NW) Ltd installed the high efficiency Toshiba Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRMe) Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system on the upper three floors of the building, while remaining floors continued to operate as normal. Carrier News Release 20201214

●Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Wabash Plastics has joined the Carrier Alliance program and signed a strategic long-term agreement with Carrier. Wabash will supply a wide array of injection molded components and assemblies for use across Carrier's Residential HVAC portfolio. Carrie News Release 20201210

●Carrier (USA) : SeaCube Containers LLC recently acquired 200 Carrier Pods™ monitored by Sensitech® to help address the anticipated increase in demand for refrigerated storage capacity and cargo visibility in support of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The systems offer reliable deep-frozen container refrigeration performance with telematics, data analytics and cargo monitoring capabilities. Carrier News Release 20201208

■Carrier (USA): Fla., Dec. 4, 2020 -- Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Nidec Motors has joined the Carrier Alliance program and signed a strategic long-term agreement with Carrier. The agreement specifies that Nidec Motors will supply Carrier-branded OEM and replacement motors across Carrier's HVAC and Refrigeration portfolios in North America, Europe and Asia. Carrier News Release 20201204

■Carrier (USA) Fla., Dec. 4, 2020 -- Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Sensata Technologies has joined the Carrier Alliance program and signed a strategic long-term agreement with Carrier. Sensata will supply a range of sensors and controls across Carrier's HVAC and Refrigeration portfolios. Sensata sensors and controls are IoT-enabled and offer enhanced digital insights and connectivity, helping to improve overall system performance. Carrier News Release 20201204

●Carrier (UK) : Carrier’s pioneering AquaEdge® 19DV water-cooled centrifugal chiller has been crowned Commercial HVAC Product of the Year – ACR and Air Purification, in the prestigious H&V News Awards 2020. Carrier News Release 20201203

★Panasonic (Global ) : Shoppers have been demanding a solution to keep them safe and their food safe, when collecting their online purchases. Panasonic has been providing leading industry solutions for decades and continues today by offering a Contactless Delivery Solution - the all-in-one refrigerated and heated smart lockers. Online shopping (food delivery, curbside pickup and click and collect) have seen a large increase, due to the global pandemic. Now, more than and ever, consumers are seeking for a safe and convenient way to shop for medicine, meals and groceries (including perishable products and freshly made meals) in the practice of social distancing. Besides, retailers are also struggling to adjust to the increased demands resulting in many consumers having to wait in long lines for in-store pickup. Panasonic News Release 20201203

■MHI (Japan) Tokyo, December 1, 2020 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Corporation (MHI-AC&R), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed a large-capacity 80 horsepower (HP) model to add to its series of "C-puzzle" fluorocarbon-free commercial refrigeration condensing units that use R744, a natural refrigerant of carbon dioxide (CO2). The new model responds to increasing demand for larger-capacity refrigeration system that use natural refrigerants, especially for food refrigeration applications such as cold storage facilities. MHI News Release 20201201

●Carrier (USA) Fla., Nov. 30, 2020 - Carrier Global Corporation announced the company's first set of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals since becoming an independent company in April. Building on the company's vision to create solutions that matter for people and our planet, Carrier is targeting carbon neutrality across its operations by 2030. Carrier News Release 20201130

■MHI (Japan) Tokyo, November 27, 2020 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) is launching a line of single fan and multiple room outdoor unit air conditioners for buildings that use R32 refrigerant. Launched specifically for the European market, the systems will sell through MHI subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning Europe, Ltd. (MHIAE). Available from December 2020, the product lineup will include six models with capacity up to 4, 5, and 5.5 horsepower, each available in either the single-phase alternating current (AC) common in ordinary homes, or the three-phase AC used in factories and other facilities that consume a lot of electricity. MHI News Release 20201127

●Carrier (USA): President & Chief Executive Officer Dave Gitlin and Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Patrick Goris will participate in a fireside chat at the Credit Suisse 8th Annual Virtual Industrials Conference on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 1:50 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20201123

●Carrier (USA) : Bryant has announced that it will sponsor Tony Kanaan during his four-race INDYCAR® SERIES campaign next year, as the veteran driver makes his return to Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan and teammate Jimmie Johnson will be sharing driving duties for the No. 48 entry, with Kanaan competing on the oval tracks and Johnson driving the road and street course races during the 2021 season. Bryant will serve as a Major Associate Sponsor for Kanaan’s No. 48 entry during his four-race campaign, including the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500® Mile Race. Carrier News Release 20201123

●Carrier (China) : Carrier Air-conditioning Sales & Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Carrier China) was selected by Guangzhou Respiratory Center to provide advanced heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions to help protect the health and safety of patients and medical staff. Carrier China will provide solutions available through Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program to help improve indoor air quality in the center. Carrier China will also install high-efficiency chillers and heat pumps to complement the Healthy Buildings solutions. Carrier News Release 20201120

●Panasonic: Leading technology company Panasonic, energy company Equinor and industrial group Hydro have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership to explore possibilities for establishing a sustainable and cost-competitive European battery business. Panasonic News Release 20201118

●Panasonic (Japan ) : Osaka, - As part of its efforts to promote carbon neutrality, Panasonic Corporation has turned its flagship corporate showroom, the Panasonic Center Tokyo (PC Tokyo), carbon neutral. The facility in Tokyo’s Ariake area is the first non-manufacturing site for the company to achieve zero-carbon status. Panasonic News Release 20201117

●Carrier (USA) : Ga., November 16, 2020 - Buildings generate a lot of data, and with the right people and tools, this data can be used to help predict and prevent equipment failures, improve occupant comfort and reduce operating costs. The new IntelliSuite™ Analytics Solution from Automated Logic helps make this all possible with a comprehensive set of applications, services and expert support to help optimize equipment and systems across your facilities. Carrier News Release 20201116

●Carrier (UK) : BRIDGWATER, UK, 11 Nov. 2020 – Guests staying at the new 144-bed IBIS Hotel in Bridgwater will have outstanding indoor comfort thanks to a high efficiency heat recovery-based air conditioning system by Toshiba and CIAT. The five-storey development includes Keepers Bar and a restaurant, plus high quality meeting facilities, air conditioned throughout with Toshiba’s award-winning Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRM-e) VRF system. Nine roof-top mounted Toshiba outdoor VRF condensing units supply the company’s super-quiet concealed indoor fan coil units (FCUs). An air-to-water CIAT Ereba Access heat pump is used to pre-heat hot water up to 45 degrees C, before being boosted to operating temperature by a high efficiency gas boiler. Carrier News Release 20201111

★Murata: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. commissioned Nara Medical University to research the effectiveness of ozone gas generated by Murata’s Ionissimo ionizer module and ozonizer module in inactivating the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The ozone gas generated by the products was proven to be effective in inactivating the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This confirmation of the Ionizer Module’s effectiveness was conducted using an airtight testing chamber; its effectiveness in an actual usage environment, outside the testing chamber, has not yet been tested. Murata News Release 20201110

■Carrier (USA): Accommodating significant fleet growth and modernization, one of North America’s leading refrigerated trucking companies, KLLM Transport Services, is adding 1,400 new Utility trailers refrigerated by Carrier Transicold units equipped with the eSolutions™ telematics platform and TRU-Mount solar charging systems. Carrier News Release 20201110

●Carrier (USA): INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 10, 2020 – IERNA’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. of Lutz, Florida and Trotter Air Services, LLC of Plano, Texas were named the 2020 Charles Bryant Award winners. The Charles Bryant Award, named for the company’s founder, recognizes loyal Bryant Factory Authorized Dealers (FAD) that epitomize the characteristics

▲Mitsubishi Electric:The company announced today that Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd. (SMEC), a joint venture company operating in China, produced its one millionth unit, including both elevators and escalators, this month, 34 years after starting production at the company's Min Hung Plant in 1987. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20201110

■Carrier (USA) : SALEM, Ore., Nov. 9, 2020 ­– Supra, a leading global provider of mobile credentialing and entry management systems for automotive and real estate sectors, today announced that its TRAC-Box key management solution has been selected by Oregon-based Guaranty RV Super Centers to help secure and track keys while keeping pace with a growing demand for recreational vehicle (RV) travel. Carrier News Release 20201109

■Carrier: Bute-based haulier, John Mackirdy Limited, has taken delivery of a new Carrier Transicold Vector® HE 19 MT (multi-temperature) refrigeration unit, mounted to the company’s first ever double-deck trailer. The new asset is designed to increase fleet efficiency and improve sustainability across the business. Carrier News Release 2021109

■Emerson: Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has launched a new line of Copeland scroll compressors for commercial comfort applications designed for the refrigerant R32. The new compressor range will help manufacturers meet requirements from the Ecodesign directive and the F-Gas phasedown. We expect R32 to become the most used low GWP refrigerant to replace R410A in air conditioning and commercial heating in Europe, thanks to its wide availability, performances, favorable cost and low charge. The new line is manufactured in Europe for Europe, with a shortened supply chain and a centralized European distribution center strategy to better service our customers. Emerson News Release 20201109

●Lennox (USA): Texas — Lennox Industries is increasing prices 4-6% on residential and commercial equipment, accessories, and parts, effective January 18, 2021. ACHR News 20201109

■Carrier (China): Carrier Transicold Shanghai was selected as the transport refrigeration unit provider for the first city-wide school meal distribution program in Wuxi, China. The program supports thousands of children at more than 650 educational facilities by providing fresh, healthy meals. Carrier Transicold Shanghai has delivered 370 Citimax™ refrigeration units, which are specifically designed for the transport of fresh or frozen goods in small-to-medium sized delivery vehicles and help maintain cold chain integrity by ensuring temperature-sensitive cargo is delivered in ideal condition. Each vehicle is equipped with four temperature sensors to ensure the safe transport of food, which aligns with Carrier’s Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain Program. Carrier News Release 20201106

■Toshiba Carrier (UK) : Boston United Football Club’s new Jakemans Community Stadium west stand has been equipped with a high efficiency premier air conditioning system by Toshiba. The Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRM-e) variable refrigerant flow (VRF) solution, installed by Formost Air Conditioning Ltd, will provide outstanding indoor comfort for fans and visitors as part of the brand new ground and stadium development. Carrier News Release 20201104

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced today the coming launch of a new series of silicon-carbide metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), the N-series of 1200V SiC-MOSFETs in a TO-247-4 package, which achieves 30% less switching loss compared to the existing TO-247-3 package products. The new series will help to reduce the power consumption and physical size of power-supply systems requiring high-voltage conversion, such as electric vehicle (EV) on-board chargers and photovoltaic power systems. Sample shipments will start this November. Mitsubishi Electric News 20201105

■Trane (USA) : DAVIDSON, N.C. — Trane Technologies’ Residential HVAC & Supply business announced a price increase of up to 8% on select HVAC equipment. The increase, effective January 1, 2021, applies to Trane, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, RunTru by Trane and Ameristar equipment, and all parts and supply brands. ACHR News 20201102

■Carrier (USA): Carrier has redesigned its residential website in order to enhance homeowner interaction points with the brand through new features that improve the online experience. The new website is an important step in Carrier’s digital transformation as its residential business reinvents its holistic digital footprint. During this transformation, Carrier plans to make several upgrades and additions to its digital offerings including a complete revamp of consumer apps to offer a premium user experience to homeowners, as well as significant upgrades to channel technologies to help Carrier dealers and distributors more easily do business. Carrier News Release 20201102

■Carrier (USA): New College of Florida, the public liberal arts honors college based in Sarasota, Florida, selected Carrier to help evaluate the health of its buildings this summer during the global pandemic to help ensure a safe reopening in the fall. Carrier and NORESCO, part of Carrier, conducted both an indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation assessment through the company’s Healthy Buildings Program, a suite of advanced solutions and services to help deliver healthier, safer and more productive indoor environments. Carrier News Release 20201102

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020. Carrier's third quarter sales of $5 billion were up 4% compared to the prior year, including 3% organic sales growth. The growth was largely driven by record demand in North America residential HVAC, which was up 46% compared to the prior year, and an improved economic climate. Most businesses saw sequential improvement from the second to the third quarter. GAAP operating profit in the quarter of $1.08 billion was up 72% and adjusted operating profit of $867 million was up 6%. Carrier News Release 20201029

■Carrier (Europe) : Carrier Transicold today announced the launch of two new refrigeration units for light and medium-duty commercial vehicles in Germany and Austria. Expanding upon the existing Xarios range, which includes direct-drive refrigeration units with cooling capacities ranging from 1,500 to 5,500 W, the Xarios 8 unit marks the new top-of-the-range model, with up to 8,000 W of cooling power. With a new design and numerous improvements, Carrier Transicold increased efficiency and cooling capacity for the Xarios while significantly improving sustainability and maintenance costs. Carrier News Release 20201028

■Carrier (USA): According to a new online survey of 2,000 adults in the US. conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Carrier Global Corporation, 54% of those surveyed are more concerned about having a healthy home since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioned as part of Carrier's Healthy Homes Program, the survey evaluated mindsets toward safety, security, ventilation and other factors that help to create a healthy home environment. According to the survey, levels of concern vary among generations. Of those surveyed, 60% in Generation X (ages 40-55) and 59% of Millennials (ages 24-39) say they are more concerned about having a healthy home (with good air quality and fire protection) since the start of the pandemic compared to 52% of Gen Z (ages 18-23) and 48% of Baby Boomers (ages 56-74). Carrier News Release 20201028

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier has announced the availability of an innovative waterside economizer option for its award-winning AquaForce® 30XV air-cooled variable-speed screw chiller. The addition of a waterside economizer, or “free cooling,” allows the owner to take advantage of lower outdoor air temperatures to cool their building or process, thus saving a significant amount of energy. Carrier News Release 20201027

■Carrier (USA): New Carrier Pods™ monitored by Sensitech® combine leading refrigeration technology and cargo monitoring capabilities to help address the unique challenges of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Customers can expand their cold storage capacity along with added cargo visibility to help ensure the life of vaccines. Carrier Pods monitored by Sensitech are available in configurations that comply with Good Distribution Practice guidelines for pharmaceutical products and address stringent regulatory temperature verification requirements for vaccines. The Sensitech solutions can monitor a wide range of temperatures, including dry ice conditions. Carrier News Release 20201027

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier Transicold’s eSolutions™ telematics platform for remote monitoring of refrigerated trucks and trailers has been improved with features for greater functionality, including a new web-based dashboard that provides critical fleet information for better decision making. The eSolutions platform helps refrigerated transporters operate more efficiently by improving visibility of their cold chain assets and intelligently providing a centralized data stream about transport refrigeration units (TRUs) and cargo. Carrier News Release 20201022

■Carrier (USA) : Savanna, a vertically-integrated real estate investment manager, owner/operator and developer, has, through an affiliate, awarded Carrier a heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) modernization project for the One Court Square building in Long Island City, a property managed by Cushman & Wakefield. Carrier will install two 1,100 ton AquaEdge® 19XR-E Water-Cooled Centrifugal Chillers, variable frequency drives on eight pumps and a new Carrier i-Vu® Building Automation System in the 50-floor building. The solution is estimated to save up to 20% in energy costs per year and deliver improved air quality, comfort and environmental control for occupants. Carrier News Release 20201022

■MHI : MHI Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has completed construction of a new development and testing facility for commercial-use air conditioning & refrigeration systems at its Biwajima Works (Kiyosu City, Aichi Prefecture), the core research and development facility among centers throughout the world. The completion ceremony was held today. The establishment of this new facility, together with its existing development and testing center, will accelerate development and commercialization of commercial-use air conditioning & refrigeration systems in global markets. MHI Thermal Systems is also expanding its development and testing facilities such as in Thailand, enhancing its development capabilities worldwide. MHI News Release 20201022

●Panasonic ( Malaysia) : Year after year, air pollution caused by haze, smog, and exhaust gas continues to worsen in Malaysia. In order to avoid polluted air, people go about their lives keeping the windows closed. In light of the challenging situation Panasonic has introduced the Quality Air for Life (QAFL) Solution, which creates a comfortable environment with clean air even while the windows remain shut. We breathe in 18 kg of air each day. This is 60% of the substances we consume daily, far more than food or water. Given this, air is quite important in order to lead a healthy life. If the room is not well ventilated, dust and smells from cooking, etc. will accumulate, and the humidity trapped within will become a hotbed for mold and bacteria. Panasonic Global News Release 20201021

■Panasonic (China) :The development team in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, where Panasonic's manufacturing site is located, wanted to develop a product that could prevent illnesses, that could help resolve this social issue. Taking advantage of China's unique environment, where 5G communication infrastructure is being implemented and young and old, women and men alike effortlessly use IoT, and with the help of a start-up in the medical industry, the team developed a toilet that lets people monitor their health simply by sitting on the toilet. The data can also be displayed on the bathroom mirror named "Magic Mirror." This is the story about how this product came to life. Panasonic Global News Release 20201020

●MHI (Japan) : October 20, 2020 – For the second consecutive year, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been awarded a Silver rating for overall sustainability from EcoVadis, the independent French platform that regularly assesses corporate supply chains. MHI News Release 20201020

▲Mitsubishi Electric ( Japan) : TOKYO, October 19, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that the company's new EcoAdviser data-analysis and diagnostic software (MES3-EAP1-AI) for increased energy savings at manufacturing facilities will be released on October 26. The innovative new software uses Mitsubishi Electric's Maisart®-branded artificial-intelligence (AI) technology for highly effective energy-saving functions, such as identifying energy losses, diagnosing potential energy-loss factors and quantifying the expected effects of energy-saving measures. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20201019

■AHR Expo 2021 (USA): After exhausting all possibilities to tentatively reschedule the Show for March 2021, we regret to announce today the forced cancellation of the 2021 AHR Expo in Chicago. Instead, we'll shift our focus to 2022 and prepare for an in-person event in Las Vegas, NV. We are incredibly disappointed that we won't be able to welcome you in Chicago for a 2021 Show experience. We will keep in touch in the year ahead and are excited about coming back together in 2022 in Las Vegas. Source:AHR Expo Show Management 20201016

■GEA Group (Germany): GEA increase the maximum top speeds for several of its reciprocating and screw compressors. The reciprocating compressor models GEA Grasso V 700, V 1100, V 1400, and V 1800, formerly at maximum speed of 1,200 rpm, can now be operated with NH3 up to 1,500 rpm. For GEA Grasso LT screw compressor types R, S, and T the allowable speed for NH3 will increase from previous maximum 3,600 rpm to 4,500 rpm. GEA News Release 20201014

■GEA Group (Germany): GEA has launched an innovation that combines the successful GEA Blu chillers and GEA Red heat pumps in a single product. The new GEA Blu-Red Fusion is a combination of a GEA BluAstrum or GEA BluGenium chiller (low stage) with a GEA RedAstrum or GEA RedGenium heat pump (high stage). It is particularly suited for combined cooling/refrigeration and heating demands at low heat source temperature levels and high temperature lifts between heat source and heat sink. GEA News Release 20201014

■Panasonic (Europe) : October 12, 2020 – The physical Chillventa exhibition was due to take place in October 2020, however the impact of the current global situation has led to the show becoming virtual this year, taking place online 13–15 October. As in past shows, Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions is still presenting its new product innovations as usual. Panasonic EU/GB News Release 20201013

■GEA(Germany) : Seven model sizes with 25 capacity stages: With the new LG range (LG = Low GWP), which has been specially designed for use with low-GWP HFO refrigerants, the refrigeration and air-conditioning specialist GEA Bock will in future offer a semi-hermetic compressor portfolio with suitable compressor technology for all synthetic refrigerants. This includes both the common HFC fluids and the new HFO low-GWP fluids with a GWP value of less than 150. The global market launch will take place in October 2020. GEA News Release 20201007

■Carrier (USA) : Testing by the University of Colorado Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering found that the Carrier Infinity air purifier with Captures & Kills technology inactivates 99% of coronavirus trapped on the filter. Other third-party testing has concluded that this technology also inactivates 99% of select viruses and bacteria trapped on the filter, such as a common cold virus surrogate, Streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza. Carrier News Release 20201006

■Daikin : Daikin Industries, Ltd. has released its English edition of Sustainability Report 2020, which is currently available on the company website. The report summarizes the basic approach of the Daikin Group for contributing to the realization of a sustainable society through its business along with fiscal 2019 results and future plans. Daikin Global 20201005

■Toshiba/Ciat (UK) : Staff and visitors to the Swindon headquarters of WHSmith, one of the UK’s leading retail groups, will benefit from installation of a top-of-the-range Toshiba variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning and CIAT ventilation system. The new air conditioning system includes a combination of Toshiba’s premium three-pipe, Super Heat Recovery Multi Enhanced (SHRM-e) VRF units and CLIMACIAT Airaccess 70 air handling unit, installed by contractor Woodward & Co. Carrier News Release 20201002

●Panasonic (Japan) : Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced today that as of the end of September 2020, it became the first Japanese company to ship a cumulative total of 200 billion dry batteries worldwide after achieving the 100 billion milestone in 2001 since the start of in-house production of dry cells in 1931. Panasonic News Release 20201005

●Carrier (USA) : Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK), a leading global real estate services firm, has signed a contract with Carrier for a major heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) modernization project that will help deliver better reliability, comfort and improved indoor air quality (IAQ) to a Cushman & Wakefield client’s greater Denver-area office campus. The project will include air-cooled liquid chillers, rooftop units, split systems, hot water boilers, lighting and building controls, and air purification systems to enhance overall IAQ throughout the office campus, with service support provided by Carrier’s BluEdge service platform. Carrier News Release 20201001

■Carrier (USA) : The need for safe and sustainable cold chain technologies to preserve and protect the supply of food, medicine and vaccines around the world has never been greater. In support of this critical need, Carrier today launched the Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain Program – designed to help customers meet rapidly evolving supply chain demands and make their cold chain activities more effective. Carrier is in a position to address current and emerging cold chain challenges with an installed base of 1.2 million transport refrigeration units, more than 50,000 commercial refrigeration installations and comprehensive cargo monitoring capabilities including real-time solutions, theft prevention, thermal mapping solutions and logistics optimization. Carrier News Release 20200930

●Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced today that it surpassed an historic milestone with the production of its 500,000th elevator/escalator unit in Japan in September. The company has been developing and producing elevators and escalators for 85 years, since launching integrated production at its Kobe Works in Hyogo Prefecture in 1935. Since establishing its Inazawa Works as a dedicated elevator and escalator plant in Aichi Prefecture in 1964, Mitsubishi Electric has been a world-leading supplier of elevators and escalators with business in more than 90 countries. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20201001

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced today that construction of its SUSTIE net zero-energy building (ZEB) test facility located on the premises of the company's Information Technology R&D Center in Kamakura, Japan, will be completed on October 14. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20201001

●Carrier/Riello :Employee Recognized with Community Impact Award=Riello is pleased to announce that Pierantonio Rizzardo, Riello plant manager in Volpago del Montello, was awarded the prestigious Community Impact award from Riello’s parent company Carrier. Rizzardo was recognized for his ingenuity and speed leading an initiative to convert an entire Riello production line to an assembly line for hospital beds during the COVID-19 crisis. In just 24 hours, Rizzardo and his team converted a production line typically used to assemble boilers to an assembly line for hospital beds for Favero Health Projects, a company based in the Veneto region that designs and manufactures hospital beds for intensive care. With this project, Riello has made a tangible contribution to the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Carrier News Release 20200929

■Toshiba Carrier (UK) : 28 Sept. 2020 – High-efficiency Toshiba variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning – supported by some 5km of electrical cabling – has been installed as part of a fast-track project for the new NHS Nightingale Hospital at Exeter. Carrier News Release 20200928

●Mitsubishi Electric: The company announced today that it will present a variety of technologies for realizing a more sustainable world and adapting to the new normal at CEATEC 2020 ONLINE from October 20 to 23. The exhibition, comprising primarily video content, will present selected technologies from the electronics manufacturer in four basic areas: life, industry, infrastructure and mobility. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200929

■Carrier (Taiwan) : Carrier Taiwan Co., LTD has again been selected to provide Carrier AquaEdge®19XR water-cooled centrifugal chillers to a global iconic semiconductor manufacturer. The high-efficiency chillers will be installed in a second new factory in Tainan Science Park, Taiwan, and build on the successful installation of AquaEdge 19XR chillers in the manufacturer’s campus earlier this year. Carrier News Release 20200923

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier is pleased to announce that its WeatherExpert® line of rooftop units now includes the variable-speed 48JC gas/electric and 50JC electric/electric models designed to vary cooling capacity down to 25% and up to 105% of normal capacity. The units boast impressive SEER ratings up to 20.0 and feature innovative EcoBlue™ Technology. Carrier News Release 20200923

■Carrier ( China): Today, Yi-Leng Carrier Air Conditioning Equipment Co., Ltd. (Carrier China) officially unveiled its 6000RT capacity water-cooled chiller performance testing lab at its new manufacturing location in Baoshan Industrial Park, Shanghai. The testing lab is now one of the largest of its kind in China and will test Carrier chillers with up to 6000RT capacity for customers. Carrier News Release 2020922

■AHR Expo 2021 (USA) : The originally planned Show dates of January 25-27, 2021 are postponed. AHR Expo, ASHRAE and AHRI continue to explore the feasibility of hosting the event March 15-17, 2021, however, no final decisions have been made. A final decision regarding the in-person hosting of the 2021 AHR Expo will be announced on or before October 15, 2020. Source: AHR Expo 20200923

●Carrier (USA): Automated Logic, a leading provider of building automation systems, and Nlyte Software, a leading provider of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software, announce the availability of an Integrated Data Center Management (IDCM) solution for data centers. The integration between the Automated Logic WebCTRL® building automation system and Nlyte’s DCIM software can help data center clients unlock additional energy savings, reduce costs and improve uptime in their data centers. Carrier News Release 20200922

■JCI (Ireland) : Johnson Controls today announces the official opening of its S$50 million OpenBlue Innovation Center to create a future-ready built environment for Singapore and the region. The new facility, located within the School of Design and Environment (SDE), at the National University of Singapore (NUS), will be a living laboratory for a new breed of customizable, contact-free applications built on Johnson Controls unifying digital technology suite, OpenBlue. It will allow the company to further build on unique technologies and innovations from similar state-of-the-art sites it currently operates in: • Cork (Ireland) • Milwaukee and Birmingham (USA) • Wuxi (China) • Pune (India) • San José (Costa Rica)
These centers are all designed to accelerate the reinvention of urban living, with significant investments targeted at digital innovation. Source: Johnson Controls International News Release 20200917

▲Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : The company announced today that it will establish the Philippine FA Center in Manila on the premises of its local subsidiary, MELCO Factory Automation Philippines Inc. The new facility, which is scheduled to start operating on October 1, will strengthen servicing of Mitsubishi Electric factory automation (FA) products in the Philippines and thereby facilitate expansion of the company's local business in FA systems. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200917

■MHI : Tokyo, September 14, 2020 - For a second consecutive year, air conditioners manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) have been recognized as the No.1 brand in customer satisfaction in Australia according to a consumer survey conducted by Canstar Blue. MHI News Release 20200914

★Panasonic (Japan) Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced today the launch of Conductive Ventures II, with a commitment of $150 million, a 50% increase from the first fund. Headquartered in California, the new fund will invest in expansion stage enterprise software and hardware technology companies in the areas including artificial intelligence, financial technology, digital health, future of work, commerce, autonomous vehicle technologies, advanced manufacturing, among others. Panasonic has invested in Silicon Valley start-ups with cutting-edge technologies for over 20 years since 1998. Panasonic News Release 20200915

■Toshiba ( UK) : 11 Sept. 2020 – easyHotel, the international value hotel chain, is equipping guest rooms with Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd’s (TCUK) pioneering new mini-touchscreen air conditioning controller. Linked to high-efficiency Toshiba Super Heat Recovery Multi Enhanced (SHRM-e) three-pipe variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning, the mini-touchscreen enables hotel guests to quickly and easily adjust the temperature and ventilation speed to create ideal comfort conditions in their rooms. Carrier News Release 20200811

●Carrier:The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Carrier and its subsidiary EMSI are the first organizations in China to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. Properties in multiple cities including offices and a factory add to the list of over 500 leading facilities across the world taking proactive measures focused on prevention and preparedness, resilience and recovery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carrier News Release 20200910

■Carrier : LONDON, UK, 9 Sept. 2020 – London’s celebrated Farmiloe Building, often used for film and fashion shoots due to its exemplary Victorian architecture, has been equipped with a state-of-the-art Carrier air conditioning system as part of a major refurbishment and extension. The project involved back-to-brick renovation of the original 150-year-old building, restoration of the iconic Victorian façade and creation of a new-build modern extension. Comfort cooling for the 60,000-square-foot site uses a combination of high efficiency Carrier Idrofan 42NZE four-pipe fan coil units (FCUs), exposed thermal mass, and cast in air ducts supplying passively heated and cooled air to each fan coil unit. This combination helped enable the building to achieve a Building Research Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of Excellent. Carrier News Release 20200909

◎Highly : Leading automotive supplier Marelli Corporation K.K. (“MARELLI”) and Highly International (Hong Kong) Limited. (“Highly”) have today announced the signing of their agreement to establish a new joint venture, Highly Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Highly Marelli” or “JV”). This joint venture creates a leading cabin comfort business, focused on developing world-class solutions for customers and suppliers specifically in electrification of compressors and heating, ventilation & air conditioning (“HVAC”) and electric driven compressor (“EDC”) systems. The sales revenue of the business unit in 2019 was c. JPY90 billion (US$857 million). Marelli News Release 20200907

■Carrier (England) : Hunt’s Foodservice has taken delivery of 31 new vans and trucks fitted with Carrier Transicold refrigeration equipment, in a move designed to increase the versatility of its fleet by improving cold chain integrity on multi-drop delivery routes. Carrier News Release 20200909

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Gitlin and Chief Financial Officer Tim McLevish will participate in a fireside chat at the Morgan Stanley Virtual Laguna Conference on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The event will be broadcast live at ir.carrier.com. A webcast replay will be available on the website following the event. Carrier News Release 20200903

■Hussmann (Panasonic) : Hussmann Corp., a Panasonic company, launched a multi-destination roadshow, traveling to more than 40 locations throughout the U.S. to showcase new and future-proof food retailing solutions. The Hussmann Shop the Future mobile experience offers retailers an interactive demonstration on innovative solutions for today and tomorrow all within a custom 53-foot-long, 700-square-foot trailer. ACHR News 20200901

▲Panasonic (Japan): Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has completed the previously announced transfer of its semiconductor business to Nuvoton Technology Corporation, a Taiwan-based semiconductor company under the umbrella of Winbond Electronics Corporation group, following the receipt of regulatory approvals. Panasonic News Release 20200901

●MHI (Japan) : The MHPS Marathon Team managed by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) will be transferred to the Sports Promotion Center within the MHI Global Group Headquarters Corporate Communication Department, and from today (September 1) will make a new start as the “MHI Marathon Team.” MHI News Release 20200901

■Carrier (USA) : -- Carrier Global Corporation and Cushman & Wakefield have agreed to collaborate to introduce Carrier's premier healthy building solutions for Cushman & Wakefield's clients through Carrier's Healthy Buildings Program. The collaboration is under a memorandum of understanding whose terms are non-binding and are subject to negotiation of mutually acceptable technical and commercial terms and conditions. Carrier News Release 20200831

★AHR Expo ( Rescheduling ) : The 2021 Show in Chicago to March 15-17= As of today, the 2021 AHR Expo is scheduled to take place January 25-27 at McCormick Place in Chicago. In an effort to explore all options, we recently conducted a survey among exhibitors, as well as our co-sponsoring groups, regarding the possibility of rescheduling the in-person event for March 15-17, 2021. No final decisions have been made. Source: AHR Expo Update as of 20200827

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier today announced that California’s Alvord Unified School District will install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean™ 1,500 cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machines to purify the air in classrooms across its 23 schools. To help ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and staff as they return to campuses in Riverside County, California, the school district worked with Climatec, LLC, a building solutions consultant, to select OptiClean as the preferred solution to enhance indoor air quality (IAQ) and help ensure a healthy indoor environment for its nearly 20,000 students and staff. Carrier News 20200825

■Carrier (USA) : Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Global Corporation is proud to announce that Samsung Electronics has joined the Carrier Alliance program and signed a strategic long-term agreement with Carrier. Samsung will supply compressors and inverter technologies for use across Carrier's Residential HVAC portfolio. The agreement also specifies that Samsung will supply Carrier-branded replacement compressors, a benefit for Carrier contractors ordering aftermarket parts. Carrier News Release 20200824

▲Whirlpool:Aug.24 – US home appliance giant Whirlpool’s China-listed unit has in hand a tender offer from the Chinese home appliance maker Galanz for a partial acquisition, Whirlpool said yesterday. Source: Yicai Global 20200824

■Smardt ( Canada) : Smardt Chiller Group announced an expansion of its worldwide leadership team. Vince Canino, Smardt chief operating officer since 2014, became president and CEO. Roger Richmond-Smith, Smardt founder and before that, Turbocor founder, retired as CEO but remains chairman of the board of directors, with project responsibilities for Europe, new product development, and strategic marketing. Smardt and TICA formed a global joint venture in 2018, with TICA owning a majority of stock. ACHR News 20200819

■Carrier (USA) : In the six weeks since Carrier launched its BluEdge service platform, the program is gaining momentum with key wins in all three of its business segments. Carrier's HVAC business has signed more than 200 service agreements since the launch of BluEdge and introduced a specialized first-year service offering on qualifying commercial equipment purchases in the U.S. and Canada. Refrigeration has signed service contracts covering more than 900 units for truck, trailer and intermodal refrigerated transportation applications in North America. Carrier News Release 20200813

■Emerson (USA) : (August 13, 2020) – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced today that Robert T. Sharp, executive president of its Commercial & Residential Solutions business, is leaving the organization as he pursues new opportunities. A new Commercial & Residential Solutions leader will be announced in the coming weeks. Emerson News Release 20200813

■Mitsubishi/Trane (USA): SUWANEE, Ga. – August 4, 2020 – Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) is pleased to announce a lineup of redesigned PFKY wall-mounted indoor units in capacities from 4,000 to 18,000 BTU/H. Newly designed for small spaces, PKFY wall-mounted indoor units deliver optimized comfort and efficiency in light commercial and commercial applications. The units operate efficiently and are whisper-quiet. At low speed, the operating sound level for models PKFY-P04NLMU-E, PKFY-P06NLMU-E, and PKFY-P08NLMU-E is just 22 dB(A). The PKFY-08NLMU-E model offers the greatest sound level reduction of 12 d(B)A at low speed over its predecessor. Mitsubishi electric Trane HVAC US News Release 20200804

■Carrier (USA) : ServiceTitan, the world’s leading all-in-one software and operating system for residential and commercial service and replacement contractors, has announced a new collaboration with Carrie. ServiceTitan has been designated the preferred field service contractor software vendor for the Carrier and Bryant HVAC brands in the U.S. The agreement will provide residential contractors for Carrier and Bryant access to automated solutions that streamline workflows and apply big data to help improve sales opportunities, increase profits and accelerate business growth. The relationship leverages the companies’ shared legacy of excellence and innovation to help contractors grow their businesses. Carrier News Release 2020806

■MHI (Japan) : On July 22, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) was awarded 3-star Eruboshi ("L-Star," for Labor Star) certification, the highest grade, by the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare for its superior contribution to the empowerment of female employees in line with the national Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. MHI News Release 20200806

■Fujitsu General : Fujitsu General Limited announced that it will start marketing in North America on August 25 the first HVAC system jointly developed with its U.S. partner, Rheem. Fujitsu General News Release 20200805

■Carrier (England) : Carrier Transicold is introducing three new transport refrigeration units into the UK and Ireland, delivering significant operational and environmental benefits for truck, trailer and light commercial vehicle fleets. Carrier News 20200803

■Carrier (USA) : USA: Refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturer Carrier has reported second quarter sales of $4bn, down 20% compared to last year and down 19% organically. GAAP operating profit in the quarter of $442m was down 45%, and adjusted operating profit of $476m was down 42%. While the decline was largely driven by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Carrier saw demand improve as the second quarter progressed and economic activity resumed. Cooling Post 20200730

■Mitsubishi Electric: 1st quarter of 2020 (3 months from April 2020 to June 2020) <Consolidated> Net sales of ¥858.1 billion (82% year-on-year) and operating income of ¥20.2 billion (37 year-on-year) Profit before tax 27.1 billion yen (45% year-on-year) Net income attributable to owners of parent 17.8 billion yen (42% year-on-year) Home Appliances: Net sales ¥237.3 billion , operating income was 13.5 billion. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200730

■Carrier(USA): Carrier is pleased to announce that its innovative EcoBlue™ Technology is now available in its Weather Series packaged rooftop heat pump units. These products join the popular gas and electric heating products already available with EcoBlue Technology, completing a full line of EcoBlue products for customers to choose from. Carrier News Release 20200730

■Carrier (Singapore): Carrier Transicold’s TripLINK™ data management platform for 24/7 remote monitoring and control of refrigerated containers has been enhanced with additional features providing greater functionality, more actionable intelligence and customizable fleet control addressing a shipping line’s unique needs. The TripLINK platform comprises hardware and software modules that enable customers to remotely track container refrigeration equipment location, performance and health, as well as cargo status, through an interactive digital dashboard, accessible via an internet-connected PC, smartphone or tablet. Carrier News Release 20200729

■Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation, released its first Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report. The report details Carrier's ESG performance in 2019 against 2020 goals and sets a baseline for performance moving forward. Carrier News Report 20200727

■Carrier (China): Carrier China was recently selected to provide solutions and services to the Sanya International Sports Industrial Park, including providing hundreds of XCT7 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems as well as after-sales services for the athlete service apartments in the park. This contract further showcases Carrier's commitment to promote sustainable development in China, taking into account energy conservation, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and environmental comfort. Carrier News Release 20200727

■Carrier (England): Perth-based fruit and vegetable producer Stewarts of Tayside has taken delivery of 10 new refrigerated trailers, each specified with a Carrier Transicold Vector® 1550 unit. They join a 30-strong trailer fleet that has been 100% Carrier-cooled since 2004. Carrier News Release 20200724

■AHRI (USA): The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has opened an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to further the interests of its members and certification program participants by enhancing relationships with manufacturers and governmental and non-governmental organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. AHRI News Release 20200722

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : July 22, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that the company has developed what it believes to be the world's first technology capable of highly natural and intuitive interaction with humans based on a scene-aware capability to translate multimodal sensing information into natural language. The novel technology, Scene-Aware Interaction, incorporates Mitsubishi Electric's proprietary Maisart®* compact AI technology to analyze multimodal sensing information for highly natural and intuitive interaction with humans through context-dependent generation of natural language. Mitsubishi Electric News 20200722

■Carrier (USA): Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many people are spending more time at home than ever before. As part of its Healthy Buildings Program, Carrier today launched Healthy Homes - a suite of targeted solutions for homes that can help improve the overall health of homes and, in turn, help keep their inhabitants healthy. Carrier products including air conditioners, air purifiers, and humidifiers serve dual purposes. They make homes more comfortable and make the air inside fresher and cleaner. Carrier News Release 20200715

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier Global Corporation introduced Carrier Alliance - a new program designed to optimize the company's supply chain by strengthening and lengthening strategic relationships with suppliers. The Alliance is expected to provide certainty, security and growth opportunities for Carrier and its key suppliers as both work to exceed customer expectations. The Carrier Alliance program directly supports Carrier's previously announced Carrier 600 program, which targets $600 million in cost savings over three years to fund strategic initiatives such as strengthening and growing Carrier's core businesses, expanding into targeted product and geographical adjacencies, and enhancing Carrier's services and digital solutions. Carrier, working with its business advisor, Deloitte Consulting, will assess and implement supply chain improvement opportunities including material cost productivity, supply base optimization, alternative sources and new supplier partnerships. Carrier News Release 20200714

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan ): TOKYO, July 16, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that Mitsubishi Electric Group companies will donate a total of 10 million yen (approximately US$ 92,300) to aid victims of the torrential rain and flooding that affected parts of Southern and Central Japan in July 2020. The donation will be made through the Central Community Chest of Japan. Mitsubishi Electric News 20200716

■Carrier : As schools make plans and take precautions for reopening in the fall, Carrier today announced the launch of its OptiCleanTM 1500-cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machine, ideal for helping to maintain clean and healthy indoor air quality in classrooms, cafeterias, libraries, gymnasiums, restrooms and more. The new unit joins the existing OptiClean 500-cfm unit, which was launched in April to help create infectious isolation rooms in hospitals treating COVID-19 patients and is now used in hospitals and dental offices and is ideally suited for individual classroom use. The new model draws air from inside larger spaces, removes many contaminants and discharges cleaner, filtered air. Carrier News Release 2020710

〇Samsung (USA) : Six Samsung refrigerator models sold in the U.S. have been awarded the 2020 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year the Award recognized six Samsung refrigerator models that met three strict performance criteria: (1) super-efficient compressors; (2) low greenhouse gas blowing agents for their insulation; and (3) low greenhouse gas refrigerants. The digital inverter compressor serves as the ‘engine’ for Samsung’s main refrigerator line-up, and is the component responsible for determining how much energy the refrigerator consumes. Currently, nearly all of Samsung’s refrigerator solutions incorporate digital inverter compressors. Samsung News Release 20200707

■Panasonic ( Europe) : Germany, Berlin - On July 1, 2020, Panasonic announced the start of its innovative, CO2-saving energy solution for the smart city project, Future Living® Berlin. The installation in Berlin combines both green and sustainable, and digital and connected living. It is realized through the installation of smart energy solutions including Panasonic's highly efficient air to water heat pumps, photovoltaic (PV) panels and storage batteries integrated into an intelligent and efficient energy management system. Panasonic News Release 20200702

■Carrier (USA): Fla., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), today introduced the BluEdge™ service platform - a new and differentiated service offering. Central to the BluEdge service platform is a tiered-service model that provides customers with a range of dynamic options to meet the needs of their business. These new tiers of service include: Core. Customers benefit from as-needed expert service to ensure peak equipment performance and longevity. Enhance. Customers can customize on-demand and value-added services, such as multi-year service agreements, preventive maintenance and remote monitoring.Elite. Customers who want complete peace of mind can choose this comprehensive solution that expertly optimizes performance, helps maximize uptime and minimizes cost. Carrier News Release 20200630

■Carrier (USA): Fla., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ranging from indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments to the plug-and-play OptiCleanTM air scrubber, these solutions can help ensure improved IAQ, help protect public health and provide added peace of mind while quickly and effectively working with a facility's existing heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Carrier's experts can also develop and implement corporate-wide IAQ engineering standards. These solutions, as well as others available through the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program, are supported by the company's HVAC experts. Learn more at Corporate. Carrier News Release 20200629

■Carrier/Sensitech Inc.: Today, Sensitech builds on its legacy with the announcement of a new state-of-the-art, end-to-end, real-time and in-transit visibility solution – the SensiWatchTM platform. The SensiWatch platform, which leverages innovative data collection instruments and advanced data management tools, will ensure a single end-to-end view into customers’ supply chains. Since the company’s inception 30 years ago, delivering data-driven decision-making capabilities to customers has been a critical component of Sensitech’s solutions. Sensitech is a world leader in supply chain visibility. Carrier News Release 20200622

■Carrier/Bryant (USA) : INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2020 – Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems and Fischer Homes have announced a multi-year agreement to feature Bryant heating and cooling equipment in every new home built by the Erlanger, Kentucky-based company. As part of the agreement, Bryant equipment will be installed in more than 2,000 homes each year, in markets including Atlanta, Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville. Carrier News Release 20200617

■Daikin ( Japan )  : Daikin Industries, Ltd. and WASSHA Inc. have recently established a new company, Baridi Baridi Inc., to conduct an air conditioner subscription business. The joint venture between Daikin Industries and WASSHA capitalizes on Daikin’s air conditioners, which are known for their excellent durability, high efficiency, and low environmental impact, and on the company’s capabilities for building service networks. These strengths complement WASSHA’s expertise in payment collection technology using mobile money and business development in East Africa. The collaboration between Daikin Industries and WASSHA, a venture company associated with the University of Tokyo, was realized under the initiatives taken for “Social Implementation of New Value through Collaboration with Venture companies,” a theme of the industry-academia co-creation agreement concluded with the University of Tokyo in December 2018. Daikin News Release 20200616

■Honeywell/SAP (USA/Germany): Honeywell Forge and the SAP® Cloud for Real Estate solution will provide corporate real estate owners and building operators with aggregated financial and operational intelligence for their portfolios. Honeywell Press Release 20200611

■MHI (Japan) : Tokyo, June 10, 2020 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group (MHI), is ramping up marketing of air conditioners specifically created for the Taiwanese market, where Japanese brands enjoy a high market share. In June, the company will introduce a 4.1kW wall-mounted unit for residential-use, followed in July by a 4-way ceiling cassette unit for commercial-use, equipped with an automatic lifting panel, the company's first introduction of this feature for the overseas market. MHI News Release 20200610

■Fujitsu General : Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Ltd. [FG (Aust.)], an Australian sales subsidiary of Fujitsu General Limited, was voted by Australians as the most trusted air conditioner brand in the 2020 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands survey for the third consecutive year. Fujitsu General News Release 20200610

■Daikin (Japan) : On June 1, Daikin Industries, Ltd. added new content entitled “Expert Ventilation Methods for Offices and Stores” on its company website that summarizes useful information in English on ventilation of offices and stores in Japan. Daikin 20200601

■Mitsubishi Electric ( Japan ) : The company released its Corporate Strategy. Mitsubishi Electric News 20200601

■Carrier (Singapore) : Japanese shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) recently added 3,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® units to its refrigerated container fleet, via Florens container leasing, to address growing perishable cargo demand. Carrier News Release 20200527

■Mitsubishi Electric: TOKYO, May 28, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today its new ClariSense integrated Internet of Things (IoT) technology, which will be used for accelerated development of IoT systems construction within the company and its group companies. Sharing ClariSense among Mitsubishi Electric group companies is expected to help accelerate development of IoT systems and new added-value products and services. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200528

■Panasonic (Global): AiSEG2 connects equipment throughout the house and fulfills users' wishes regarding smart home solutions. It incorporates a number of practical services, offering time-saving features and convenience through the remote control of air conditioners and lighting, the notification of deliveries in the delivery locker, etc., and ensuring safety by monitoring door and window opening/closing activities and checking if children have come home. Panasoic News 20200521

■Carrier (Ireland) : 21 May 2020 – Toshiba has joined forces with BL Refrigeration and Air Conditioning to present a programme of online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses for building services consultants and engineers. The first virtual CPD module on the basics of VRF air conditioning was presented earlier this month to an audience of consultants participating online from across Belfast. More than 30 people attended, representing six leading building services consulting firms. Carrier News Release 20200521

■Panasonic (Japan ) : Osaka -- Panasonic will shut down a large appliance factory outside Bangkok as early as this fall and consolidate production to a larger facility in Vietnam for greater efficiency, Nikkei has learned. The Thai plant will stop producing washing machines in September and refrigerators in October. The building itself will be closed by March 2021, and a neighboring research and development centered will be shuttered as well. Nikkei Asia 20200521

■Panasonic (Panasonic) : Osaka and Scottsdale, Ariz. – May 20, 2020 – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it is making an equity investment in Blue Yonder — the leading end-to-end supply chain software provider. The investment via a secondary sale of shares values Blue Yonder at an enterprise value of $5.5 billion. It builds upon a strong strategic relationship between the two companies, including a joint venture in Japan announced in April 2019. Panasonic will have a 20% minority ownership stake and one seat on the Board of Directors of Blue Yonder. Panasonic News Release 20200520

■Emerson (USA): The company announced it will invest more than $100 million in Boulder to significantly expand its manufacturing space and launch a new innovation center focused on research, new product development and industry training for its advanced flow measurement products. Emerson News Release 20200520

■Carrier: Carrier Transicold has launched its innovative Vector™ 8611MT multi-temperature trailer refrigeration unit. Designed for trailers split lengthwise with a center dividing wall, the unit creates two refrigerated compartments without requiring a remote evaporator. Carrier News Release 20200519

■Carrier (USA) : The company recently launched two new flagship products, both with Greenspeed® Intelligence – the Carrier® Infinity® 26 air conditioner and the Carrier® Infinity® 24 heat pump, which offers both heating and cooling capabilities. Available just in time for cooling season, the Infinity 26 and Infinity 24 offer numerous innovations, including enhanced energy efficiency and segment-leading quiet operation. Carrier News Release 20200519

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that on May 21 it will launch its MELFA ASSISTA series of robots that work collaboratively with humans based on safety features such as collision detection and strict compliance with the international safety and robotic standards ISO 10218-1 and ISO/TS15066. The series also will introduce an intuitive engineering software, RT VisualBox, for quick, easy system deployment. Customers will use MELFA ASSISTA and RT VisualBox to realize more efficient production, reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) of robotic manufacturing systems, and meet new needs for adequate distancing of workers in manufacturing sites. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200520

■Fujitsu General : The company announced that, as part of its efforts to bolster its commercial air conditioner business outside Japan, in mid-May it will introduce in Europe 15 new models of multi split air conditioners in the AIRSTAGE J series for small-to-medium stores and offices, and five new models in the V series for larger buildings. FGL News Release 20200518

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : TOKYO, May 18, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has begun a demonstration test of a local 5G system, which Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has licensed for use in a limited area and operating with a different frequency band, 28.2GHz-28.3GHz, than those deployed by mobile operators. In the coming future, the company expects to deploy local 5G systems to deliver new services and businesses incorporating a wide range of Factory Automation (FA) and other products. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200518

■Carrier (China): Qingdao Haier Carrier Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd., won the bid for the transcritical carbon dioxide (CO2) ice making system for the National Speed Skating Oval, the “Ice Ribbon” in Beijing, China. Carrier News Release 20200512

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan): TOKYO, May 13, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it will support healthcare professionals in the fight against COVID-19 by donating approximately 100 million yen and providing medical institutions with essential items such as medical masks. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200513

★Panasonic (Global): Odor Elimination Technology Accumulated in the Background Was Waiting to Bloom= Nioff Deodorant Lubricant was developed exclusively for stoma bags and eliminates more than 99% of odors from bodily waste after one minute of use. Its high lubrication performance prevents the adhesion of waste to the pouch, which is usually replaced every few days, and keeps it clean. Helping ostomates keep a positive frame of mind by providing solutions, Nioff Deodorant Lubricant "connects people with a caring mind." Panasonic News Release 20200507

■Carrier (USA): Carrier Global Corporation has reported first quarter sales of $3.9bn, down 10% compared to last year. HVAC sales were down 9.6% to $1,959m. Refrigeration sales were $808m, down 16% on last year. Carrier News 20200507

■Carrier : Carrier Transicold is providing a Model 35X direct-drive refrigeration unit, through a national grant program with Feeding America, to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. The unit will be used to support the School Food Mobile program, which delivers nutritious food and milk to school-aged children who are not receiving meals at school due to coronavirus-related closures. Carrier News Release 20200504

■Carrier (USA) : The company is proud to add two new multi-purpose controllers (MPCs) to their TruVu™ family of flexible, scalable building controls for the i-Vu® building automation system. They are ideal for controlling complex central plants, air handlers, and rooftop units, supporting up to 44 physical I/O points on the baseboard and up to 180 additional I/O points using expansion modules. Carrier News 20200430

■Daikin: On April 30, Daikin Industries, Ltd. added new content entitled "Expert Ventilation Methods" on its company website to provide the public with useful information on home ventilation for Japanese residences in English. Daikin Press Release 2020430

■Danfoss: The company has unveiled what is believed to be the world’s smallest electronic expansion valve (EEV), a mini EEV for small A/C and CRAC units, allowing OEMs to drive greater system efficiency, reliability and quieter operations. Danfoss News Release 20200427

■2020 China Refrigeration Exhibition: Formally adjusted to August 19-21, 2020 at Chongqing International Expo Center held. HF2020429

■Carrier (USA) : This month, Carrier Transicold will commemorate 50 years. Today, there are more than 1 million Carrier Transicold refrigeration units installed. Carrier Transicold was created in 1970 when Carrier acquired Transicold Co. and combined it with its Special Products Division, which pioneered ocean-going container refrigeration in 1968. Carrier also had experience in truck refrigeration applications dating back to 1940. In its history, Carrier Transicold has sold more than 1.3 million front-wall container refrigeration units. Carrier Transicold also provides parts and related service support through a global network of dealers, service providers and parts depots. Carrier News Release 2020427

〇Midea (Thailand) : As reported by Bangkokpost on April 7th, Midea Group held the groundbreaking for its new factory's construction on April 27th. HF20200428

■Carrier (Hong Kong): Carrier Hong Kong Ltd (Carrier Hong Kong) was awarded a four-year chiller service agreement covering all 52 chillers in 17 buildings of Hong Kong International Airport. The service agreement, which covers Carrier and non-Carrier brand chillers, was awarded based on Carrier’s innovative service capabilities and cost competitiveness. Carrier Hong Kong is responsible for all of the maintenance, staffing, repairs, improvements and refurbishment required to keep all 52 chillers in the facility operational, and offers a connected service model with digital capabilities including remote monitoring and diagnostics. Carrier News Release 2020423

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier has selected R-32 refrigerant to replace R-410A refrigerant, a high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, in commercial chillers using scroll technology. R-32 was chosen for its lower environmental impact, high energy efficiency, wide availability and ease of use. In Europe, the refrigerant will be offered in some scroll chillers beginning in the first half of 2020. Introductions will follow in other regions and all will meet UN Montreal Protocol Kigali Amendment regulations taking effect in 2023. Carrier News Release 2020422

■Panasonic (Japan): The company announced initiatives to help reduce shortages of critical supplies in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The fight against COVID-19 is becoming a long-term struggle, and the resulting shortages of certain medical and other supplies are now critical. In response to this ordeal, Panasonic will join in mobilizing its resources to the maximum degree to provide a wide range of support; Principal support content (1) Provision of supplies suitable for medical repurposing, including medical-grade gloves and goggles, dust-proof garments, N95 masks, raincoats and ponchos and rubber gloves. (2) In-house mask production. (3) Provision of Ziaino air purifier/sterilizers for medical institutions* Panasonic will contribute its Ziaino high-performance air purification and sterilization equipment for medical institutions. These units, which utilize the sterilizing power of sodium hypochlorite, have been evaluated highly. *The company has not verified the effectiveness of Ziaino with respect to prevention and treatment of specific viruses and diseases such as COVID-19 as it is not a medical equipment. (4) Provision of clean rooms. (5) Provision of autonomous sterilization robot HOSPI-mist. Panasonic News Release 20200421

★Sony (Japan): The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Sony Corporation announced the launch of a collaborative program for innovation today. In February 2020, UNOPS and Sony have entered a collaboration agreement in the area of innovation. Theme: Advancing resilient infrastructure with technology in the face of climate change. As with audio and video files, data on climate and natural resources such as forests and oceans are "unstructured data" and have regional diversity. UNOPS and Sony established the above theme, as accurately analyzing and utilizing that data through sensing and AI technology, will contribute to the enrichment of ocean- and forest-based resources and help mitigate climate change. Sony News Release 20200421

■Carrier (USA): To help hospitals treating patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR) today launched the OptiClean™ portable negative air machine, which cleans and removes air potentially contaminated by the virus. Carrier News Release 20200416

■Daikin : Daikin Industries, Ltd. announces that it has recently underwritten approximately 2 million U.S. dollars for a capital increase through third-party allocation by Silicon Valley-based startup Locix, Inc. Locix employs spatial intelligence solutions that use a combination of indoor positioning technology, advanced AI, and Wi-Fi to acquire and analyze location, as well as spatial and visual data, to enable actionable insights. Daikin plans to accelerate its air conditioning solutions business and create new customer value by connecting air conditioning devices to networks and analyzing big data related to air conditioning. Daikin News Release 20200416

■Carrier (Singapore) : Taiwan-based shipping company Evergreen Line recently added 2,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® units to its refrigerated container fleet, citing industry-leading energy efficiency and reliability of the model. Carrier News Release 20200415

■MHI: Tokyo, April 15, 2020 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has launched full-scale operations at a newly established subsidiary in Jakarta, Indonesia. MHI News Release 20200415

■Carrier (USA) : Optimized to deliver more power faster, Carrier Transicold’s newest solar charging system for transport refrigeration unit (TRU) batteries features an innovative design that conveniently fits on top of the transport refrigeration unit TRU. Carrier News Release 20200408

■MHI (Japan): Tokyo, April 09, 2020 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, is launching a new series of commercial advertisements promoting the company’s domestic lineups of "BEAVER" residential-use air conditioners and commercial-use air conditioners. The new ads, featuring popular actress Keiko Kitagawa, were created to mark the 50th anniversary of the BEAVER brand in 1970. MHI News Release 20200409

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced that it has been ranked second globally and first among Japanese firms in terms of international patent applications filed in 2019, according to an announcement released by the Switzerland-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on April 8th. Mitsubishi Electric News 20200408

■Carrier: Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR) today debuted as an independent, publicly traded company after successfully completing its separation from United Technologies. A leading provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, and fire & security technologies, Carrier’s products and services are essential for modern life, particularly in today’s global environment. The company has an extensive global footprint with approximately 53,000 employees, offering solutions in more than 160 countries. Carrier News Release 20200403

■Mitsubishi Electric (Tokyo) : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that its European subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. acquired on April 1 all shares of AQS PRODUKTER AB, a comfort, process and IT cooling and heat pump distributor in Sweden, a market with promising prospects. Mitsubishi Electric News 20200402

■Nidec: The Company announced that the Company has signed a definitive agreement with Secop Austria GmbH on March 31, 2020, by which Nidec will acquire the Delta production line from Secop through the Company’s sub-subsidiary Nidec Global Appliance Italy S.r.l. and its Austrian company. As a result of the Transaction, Nidec will take over approximately 40 employees who were engaged in the Delta compressor business. Nidec will work further to strengthen its refrigerator compressor business. Nidec News Release 20200401

■Fujitsu General : Fujitsu General’s nocria SV Series home air conditioner for Japan and the ceiling type commercial air conditioner indoor unit for overseas received the Red Dot Design Award 2020, one of the world’s three major design awards. Fujitsu General News Release 20200330

■Mitsubishi Electric : TOKYO, March 26, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed a new technology for the efficient design of production floor layouts and material flows as well as the accurate estimation of productivity using Mitsubishi Electric's Maisart®* artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The combined technology enables comparison of highly accurate production line improvement plans and reduce the time it takes to roughly half the time normally required. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200326

■Mitsubishi Electric: TOKYO, March 25, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has developed a new technology to integrate power devices, passives, sensors and other embedded components in the same substrate, which the company deployed in a 100kW (continuous) bidirectional DC-DC converter to achieve what is believed to be the world's most power-dense power converter, rated at 136kW/L, or eight times more power dense than conventional converters. The new technology is expected to contribute to the downsizing of power electronics equipment. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200325

■UTC (USA) : A Message from Greg Hayes, Chairman & CEO, Cost reductions related to COVID-19. UTC News Release 20200324

■MHI : MHI Thermal Systems is launching an initiative to boost sales in Vietnam's air-conditioner market, a move responding to expanding demand fueled by the country's stable economic growth. To begin, in March the company will commence marketing of advanced models for inverter-type residential air conditioners, a segment in which demand growth is progressing on major scale. All models feature the environmentally harmonious R32 refrigerant. During the six years term from 2013 to 2018, Vietnam's residential air-conditioner market doubled in scale to more than 2 million units, and annual growth is projected to hold at a high rate between 8 and 10%. MHI News Release 20200319

■UTC (USA): We are actively monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 virus. The health and wellbeing of our employees, and their families, remains our top priority. We have aggressively instituted numerous precautionary health and safety measures for our workforce. This includes travel restrictions, self-quarantine procedures, employee social distancing, remote and flexible work schedules, enhanced paid leave, and continuous and comprehensive deep cleaning and disinfecting of our manufacturing facilities and offices. UTC News Release 20200318

■Mitsubishi Electric: The Corporation announced that it has developed a compact light-detection and ranging (LiDAR) solution incorporating a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) that achieves an extra-wide horizontal scanning angle to accurately detect the shapes and distances of objects ahead in autonomous driving systems. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200312

■MHI: Tokyo, March 5, 2020 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, will successively launch 23 new models of residential-use air conditioners for the Japanese market from April 2020. The 2020 lineup comprises six models of the top-of-the-line SY Series and four models of the SYK Series of high-spec models for cold regions, both with excellent energy efficiency and a high Annual Performance Factor (APF), as well as six models of the high-performance RY Series with a humidifier synchronized operation function, and seven models of the standard TY Series, providing comfortable living spaces for a wide range of lifestyles. All models will continue to utilize filter holders made from a synthetic resin containing recycled tea leaves, first introduced in 2018. MHI News Release 20200305

■UTC (USA): FARMINGTON, Conn., Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) ("UTC") today announced the reference yield and consideration for the previously announced cash tender offers (the "Offers") for (1) any and all of its outstanding 4.500% Notes due 2020, 1.900% Notes due 2020, 3.350% Notes due 2021, 1.950% Notes due 2021, 2.300% Notes due 2022, 3.100% Notes due 2022 and 2.800% Notes due 2024 (the "Any and All Notes") and (2) up to a total aggregate principal amount of $2,000,000,000 (the "Partial Offer Cap") of its outstanding 2.650% Notes due 2026 and 3.650% Notes due 2023 (the "Partial Offer Notes" and, together with the Any and All Notes, the "Notes"). UTC News Release 20200228

■Carrier (England): Dartmouth Crab Company has taken delivery of its first Carrier Transicold Vector®HE 19 refrigeration unit, citing the new flagship trailer system’s ultra-quiet operation as a major reason for placing the order. Carrier News Release 20200228

■METUS: February 25, 2020 – Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) has been awarded a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2019 Global Innovation Award for its SLZ-KF Four-way Ceiling Cassette model in the internal/external products category. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200225

■HVAC&R JAPAN 2020: The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association has announced the cancellation of HVAC&R JAPAN 2020, scheduled to be held on March 3-6, 2020 at Makuhari Messe. This decision was made due to the growing number of cases of the novel coronavirus in Japan and around the world. JRAIA 20200221

■Fujitsu General (USA) Texas — Fujitsu General America celebrates the launch of its Applications Center of Excellence. The Applications Center of Excellence (ACoE) will provide applications support to the entire Fujitsu sales channel. ACHR News 20200221

■Carrier (France) : Carrier Commercial Refrigeration (CCR) is pleased to announce an agreement with wholesale center operator, METRO AG, to provide natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2) systems to the majority of its European stores. METRO will begin remodeling stores in Europe over the next three years, under METRO’s F-gas Exit Program (FEP), which aims to convert over 760 Cash & Carry stores to natural refrigerant systems and reduce its CO2 footprint in half by 2030. Carrier News Release 20200218

■Carrier (USA) : Three new models have been added to Carrier Transicold’s next-generation Supra® series of diesel-powered truck refrigeration units, providing more powerful cooling choices for small to large box trucks. Carrier News Release 20200217

■Daikin (USA): ORLANDO, Fla. — Daikin Applied recently announced that it was transitioning many of its products to R-32. ACRH News 20200205

■Honeywell (USA) : Honeywell has revealed details of its new lower GWP refrigerant replacement for R134a in new medium temperature commercial refrigeration, chillers and heat pumps. Solstice N15, designated R515B by ASHRAE, is an A1 non-flammable refrigerant blend with a GWP of just 293 under AR4. A blend of R1234ze (91.1%) and R227ea (8.9%), R515B is said to have zero glide and low discharge temperatures with an efficiency to match R134a. It has already been approved for use by Danfoss in its new Turbocor TG490 compressor for air- and water-cooled chiller applications. Cooling Post 202020204

■ASHRAE (USA): In the fall of 2020, ASHRAE will release the Guide on Designing for Operational Excellence, which focuses on building design, operation, and maintenance of smart buildings. In January, we started the renovation of our new global headquarters building. The project is expected to be completed by late summer, and ASHRAE’s 125-member staff is slated to move in this October. Design criteria will meet or exceed requirements set forth in ASHRAE Standards 62, 90.1, and the new ASHRAE Advanced Energy Guideline for Office Buildings. ACHR News 20200204

■MHI (Japan):January 29, 2020 – Plug-in hybrid transport refrigeration units made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, have received the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Commissioner's Award (Transportation Field) in the Product & Business Model category of The Energy Conservation Center, Japan's (ECCJ) 2019 Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards. MHI News Release 20200129

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : January 28, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it has developed a compact knowledge representation and reasoning solution designed for deployment in embedded human-machine interfaces. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20200128

■Danfoss (USA): Danfoss has announced it will close its Arkadelphia, Arkansas, scroll compressor plant by the end of this year. Cooling Post 20200124

■UTC/Carrier (USA) :Carrier will broadcast its pre-spin Investor and Analyst Meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Carrier is currently a unit of United Technologies Corp. UTC News Release 20200121

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier, the company founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, is working with ecobee, the company behind the world’s first Wi-Fi smart thermostat, to offer co-branded versions of the ecobee3 lite Pro and ecobee SmartThermostat Pro with voice control. Available this spring, these thermostats will offer homeowners a new way to experience personalized comfort and enhanced energy savings at home. Carrier News 20200120

■Carrier (Europe) : Carrier Commercial Refrigeration will showcase its vision for a cool future at EuroShop 2020, the world’s largest trade fair for food retail investors. Carrier’s city park themed stand, located in Hall 16, will feature sustainable and innovation-driven technology for commercial and warehouse refrigeration applications. Carrier News 20200121

■Daikin (Europe): Daikin is set to launch its first European VRV air conditioning system running on the lower GWP refrigerant R32 at its VRV Summit in Copenhagen next month. An update on its mini-VRV IV S-Series introduced in 2015, the Cooling Post believes that this next generation VRV 5 S-series will be available in Europe from September. Cooling Post 20200122

■Daikin (Europe) : Daikin is looking to demonstrate the viability of a CO2 version of its established Conveni-Pack integrated supermarket refrigeration and comfort cooling and heating system. Cooling Post 20200121

■Toshiba (Japan) : January 21, 2020 - Toshiba Carrier Corporation announced the establishment of a new manufacturing subsidiary in Gniezno, a mid-western city of Poland. The heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) joint venture between Toshiba Corporation and Carrier Corporation will invest approximately 3.0 billion Japanese yen in this subsidiary to enhance its business foundation and presence in Europe. The new manufacturing subsidiary is scheduled to start its operation before the end of 2020. Toshiba Carrier News Release 20200121

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced that it has set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030 and that these have been approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative1 (SBTi) as measures that will contribute towards "Maintaining global warming below 2°C relative to pre-industrial temperatures", a key aim of the "Paris Agreement." At Scope 1 & 2= Mitsubishi Electric commits to reduce total scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 18% by 2030, compared to the base year of 2016. At Scope 3= Mitsubishi Electric commits to reduce total scope 3 GHG emissions by 15% by 2030, compared to the base year of 2018. Mitsubishi Electric News 20200117

■JCI: The YORK brand of Johnson Controls (JCI) is launching a new line of commercial rooftop units that is designed to exceed the Department of Energy (DOE) energy efficiency standards, which will take effect January 1, 2023. The YORK® Sun™ Select 27.5- to 50-ton rooftop units exceed DOE’s 2023 energy efficiency standards by up to 22 percent, while surpassing current DOE 2018 levels by up to 39 percent. ACHR News 20200115

■Friedrich (USA): The company has donated heating and cooling solutions to San Antonio Zoo, to help provide essential relief for visitors, staff, and the animals. ACHR News 20200109

■Carrier (Singapore) : Helping to keep pace with shipping lines’ growing demand for leased refrigerated containers, SeaCube Containers LLC recently expanded its inventory with 5,000 new 40-foot high-cube containers refrigerated by Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® systems. SeaCube’s newest acquisitions include 4,000 containers equipped with PrimeLINE refrigeration units and 1,000 PrimeLINE ONE™ refrigerated containers. Carrier News Release 20200108

■UTC: United Technologies Fourth Quarter Earnings Advisory=United Technologies Corp. will issue its fourth quarter 2019 earnings press release on Tuesday, January 28, prior to the stock market opening. A conference call will take place at 8:00 a.m. ET. UTC News Release 20200106

■India: The Indian government has imposed a default temperature setting of 24ºC on room air conditioners with effect from January 1. The new rule covers all brands and types of star-labelled room air conditioners – multi-stage capacity air conditioners, unitary air conditioners and split air conditioners – rated from one star to five star, based on their relative energy efficiencies up to a rated cooling capacity of 10,465W. Cooling Post 20200106

■MHI :President and CEO delivered an address to employees, commencing the New Year. In Japan, 2020 is also known as the year of "Kanoene", which is said to be a good year for maintaining past successes while building up reserves to face new challenges. To borrow a phrase from Japan's celebrated national rugby team, the MHI Group is "One Team." The key mindsets for our group are "Think big, start small", "Quick action", "First-person mindset", and "Teamwork" – making the most of our synergies as One MHI. 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of Mitsubishi. I would like to think of 2020 as a "second founding," where we go back to basics and work to produce new ideas and new solutions with every passing day. MHI News Release 20200106

■Singapore: Minimum energy efficiency requirements for industrial water-cooled chilled water systems are being introduced by Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) from 1 December 2020. Cooling Post 20191229

■MHI (Japan): Tokyo, December 25, 2019 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) is to commence marketing of the "MSV2" series of air-cooled heat pump chillers offering outstanding efficiency and robust capacity to curb global warming. The new models realize the industry's highest levels of coefficient of performance (COP) ratings, a measure of energy consumption efficiency, through the adoption of a newly developed "e-3D" scroll compressor in combination with other proprietary technologies. The new units also adopt the R32 refrigerant featuring a low global warming potential (GWP). Adoption of the MSV2 chillers for air cooling/heating in office buildings or for water chilling/heating in factories enables significant energy savings. Plans call for market launch of four models in summer 2020, in a range from 40 to a new 70 horsepower (HP). MHI News Release 20191225

★Nidec : Nidec Mobility announces that the company is collaborating with University of Waterloo in Canada on the development of technology for improving the performance of in-vehicle radar sensors for detection of unattended children or animals. Nidec News Release 20191224

■Mitsubishi Electric: The company announced the coming launch of its SLIMDIPTM-W, a new high-performance intelligent power module (IPM) that will enable washing machines, air conditioners and various small-capacity motor drives to achieve reduced motor noise and consume less power. Sales of the SLIMDIP-W will begin on January 15, 2020. Mitsubishi Electric News 20191224

■Blueair: The company launched its CLEAN AIR FOR CHILDREN programme in Japan with the donation of 100 air purifiers to nursery schools in Tokyo. Swedish Blueair is donating 100 units of its award-winning Classic air purifiers recommended for people with asthma and allergies to the Shibuya government. The air purifiers will be placed in 20 nursery schools in Shibuya improving access to clean air for thousands of children aged 0-5 years. Shibuya is one of the busiest areas of Tokyo and as a result, one of the most polluted. Blueair News Release 20191219

■Johnson Controls (USA) : Johnson Controls broke ground on an expansion of its air-handling unit manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The facility, which manufactures both YORK and Miller-Picking brand systems, is increasing its footprint in response to the growing demand for custom air-handling units. Johnson Controls News Release 20191218

■Carrier : Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, has received some ‘cool’ assistance from Carrier Transicold in the form of three transport refrigeration units. A Supra® 950MT multi-temperature truck refrigeration unit and two Model 35X direct-drive units for delivery vans were provided through a grant from Carrier Transicold and its parent company United Technologies Corp. that supports food banks in the Feeding America network. Carrier News Release 20191219

■Carrier: Carrier today announced that it received its fifth major award for the Carrier® AquaEdge® 19DV water-cooled centrifugal chiller in just over a year. Most recently, Carrier received accolades for the 19DV in Dubai as the 2019 Innovative Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year in the Chillers category at the Climate Control Awards hosted by CPI Industry. Carrier News Release 20191219

■MHI: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd. (MHIAA) is pleased to announce that they have once again been recognized as the Best Brand of Air Conditioners by leading consumer advocacy group CHOICE®. The Best Brand of Air-Conditioners recognition is based on test reviews of over 140 split system air conditioners and the results of the annual reliability and satisfaction survey completed by 7,738 CHOICE® members. MHI News Release 20191216

■Mitsubishi Electric: The company announced today that it will exhibit cutting-edge automotive technologies and products for the our envisioned future MaaS (mobility as a service) society at CES 2020 show for consumer technologies in Las Vegas, U.S.A. from January 7 to 10. The Mitsubishi Electric exhibition, organized around the theme "The next step in mobility," will be located at booth No.7529 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20191217

■LG (USA): Texas — Tarrant County College (TCC) and LG Air Conditioning Technologies officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil a new Variable Refrigerant Technology (VRF) lab to educate HVAC contracting students on the benefits of this innovative and growing technology. Students will use the lab to learn about duct-free mini splits and large-scale VRF systems that can provide energy efficiency in residential and commercial environments. The HVACR Department at TCC South will begin offering VRF and DFS courses starting in January 2020. ACHR News 20191213

■United Technologies (USA) :FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) ("UTC") today announced the appointments of an executive chairman and members of the board of directors for Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. John Faraci, currently a member of the UTC Board of Directors, will serve as executive chairman of Carrier. UTC News Release 20191211

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced that its lineup of gallium-nitride high-electron-mobility transistors (GaN-HEMTs) for satellite-communication (SATCOM) earth stations will be expanded with the addition of new Ku-band (12-18GHz) 70W and 100W GaN-HEMTs suitable for multi-carrier applications. Mitsubishi Electric will begin shipping samples of both models on January 15. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20191212

■Panasonic (Japan) : - Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed tempered vacuum insulated glass and another vacuum insulated glass with transparent pillars that it has successfully put into practical use for the first time in the industry. In 2017, Panasonic entered the vacuum insulated glass business by applying its plasma display panel development and manufacturing technology. Since then, Panasonic has been manufacturing vacuum insulated glass having the industry's top-class heat insulation performance for glass with a total thickness of 6 mm and has introduced the glass in automatic glass door systems for refrigerators used in convenience stores and supermarkets manufactured by Hussmann Corporation, the U.S. refrigerator and freezer showcase manufacturer wholly-owned by Panasonic. Panasonic News 20191211

■Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (USA): — Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) has opened a new office and training center in New York City to train technicians on how to best install and maintain Mitsubishi Electric systems for optimal performance. This is the 11th METUS training office in the U.S. and aims to educate one to two classes of approximately 10 students per week. The center plans to host 400-500 students in 2020. ACHR News 20191211

■Ingersoll Rand (USA): SWORDS, Ireland — Ingersoll-Rand plc introduced its pure-play climate company, announcing the new company name, strategy, and executive leadership team. The climate company will be named Trane Technologies plc. Trane Technologies is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “TT.” Through its brands, Trane and Thermo King, and portfolio of climate-focused innovations, Trane Technologies will create solutions for buildings, homes, and transportation. ACHR News 20191211

■Panasonic (Japan) : Japan - On December 10, 2019, Panasonic Corporation published the second part of its "Annual Report 2019" to complete the first part published on September 20. This year's Annual Report is published in a series of two parts to provide up-to-date information. Panasonic News Release 20191210

■MHI (Japan) : Tokyo, December 11, 2019 − Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems) has developed a large-capacity 40 horsepower (HP) model, the "HCCV4001M," to add to its series of "C-puzzle" fluorocarbon-free commercial refrigeration condensing units that use R744, a natural refrigerant of carbon dioxide (CO2). The new model responds to increasing demand for large-capacity condensing units that use CO2 refrigerants in food refrigeration applications in the wake of the introduction of Japan's Revised Fluorocarbons Emission Reduction Act. The new HCCV4001M is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in summer 2020. MHI News Release 20191211

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : December 9, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that the Shanghai High People's Court in China has ruled in its favor in the lawsuits alleging infringement of Mitsubishi Electric’s Jet Towel® hand dryer patent and design rights. Mitsubishi Electric became the world’s first company to develop and market a new type of hand dryer that blows jets of air on both sides of the hand, pushing the water off rather than evaporating it, when it introduced its Jet Towel model in 1993. Mitsubishi Electric News 20191209

■Panasonic (Japan) - Panasonic Corporation is collaborating with KOSÉ Corporation to conduct a joint verification test using Snow Beauty Mirror, a system under development by Panasonic, with the aim of offering personalized proposals at Maison KOSÉ, a store which is due to open on December 17. Through this initiative, Panasonic will help make new personalized proposals that meet the diverse needs of its customers. Panasonic News Release 20191206

■Goodman (USA) : Texas — Continuing cost pressures have made it necessary for Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P. to raise prices up to 6 percent on its indoor comfort products, effective February 1, 2020, the company has announced. ACHR News 20191205

■Amana (USA) Texas — Amana brand Heating & Air Conditioning has announced a price increase up to 6 percent, effective February 1, 2020, made necessary due to continuing cost pressures. ACHR News 20191205

■Fujitsu General: The company will start releasing our KE Designer Series air conditioners for Europe (ASYG07/09/12/14KETA) from mid-December. These are air conditioners based on the concept of “elegant feeling beauty from any angle.” Fujitsu General News Release 20191205

■Ciat (UK): The tallest residential building in Western Europe, currently under construction in London’s Canary Wharf, will be heated and cooled by bespoke Ciat air conditioning. The 75-storey, 239m Landmark Pinnacle, developed by Chalegrove Properties, comprises more than 800 premium residential apartments with spectacular views of London and beyond. The custom Ciat system includes 1,776 Major Line fan coil units, being installed by Haydon Mechanical and Electrical Ltd. Manufactured at Ciat’s global centre of excellence at Culoz, France, the units are equipped with bespoke controls and connection sets specified by Haydon. Cooling Post 20191203

■Refrigerants (Japan) : Honeywell’s lower GWP refrigerant Solstice N40 (R448A) is said to have been employed for the first time in a refrigerated distribution centre in Japan. Supermarket group Maruai Corporation has adopted Honeywell’s alternative to R404A and R22 for its new 8,250m2 logistics centre in Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture. Cooling Post 20191127

■Panasonic (Japan):- On November 7, 2019, Panasonic's efforts to transform consumer behavior and contribute to the achievement of SDGs by promoting sustainable seafood in its corporate cafeterias won the Initiative Award Champion at the inaugural "Japan Sustainable Seafood Award" during the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Symposium 2019. Panasonic News Release 20191126

■Panasonic (Japan) : -- Panasonic Corporation announced that starting today the company will begin offering an application programming interface (API) for its facial recognition technology to the market in Japan. Panasonic News Release 20191125

■Daikin : The company has begun a demonstration in the United Republic of Tanzania for a new business model with WASSHA Inc.,a company using IoT technology to develop an electrical power service business in the non-electrified areas of Africa. In the demonstration, Daikin will take advantage of WASSHA’s business know-how, unique human talent, and sales network in Tanzania to introduce high-efficiency air conditioners to small stores and ordinary homes in Tanzania through a subscription method and verify business feasibility. Daikin News Release 20191125

■BSRIA (UK): Based on figures to date, BSRIA, the UK-based market consultancy, predicts the global air conditioning market will achieve a 4% growth this year, reaching US$115.8bn. Cooling Post 20191124

■Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic company Announces End of Production of Liquid Crystal Display Panels. Panasonic News Release 20191121

■Refrigerant R466A (USA) : Honeywell’s Solstice N41 (R466A), the lower GWP alternative refrigerant to R410A in stationary air conditioning, has finally received its A1, non-flammable, non-toxic designation from ASHRAE. Cooling Post 20191121

■Daikin ( Japan) : Daikin Industries is to collaborate with Japanese digital technology company Fairy Devices to develop the use of remote work support solutions. The collaboration will combine Fairy Devices’ expertise in digital technology, such as voice recognition, edge AI, and data analysis, with Daikin’s on-site problem-solving knowledge from its worldwide air conditioning service operations. The companies will jointly introduce Thinklet, described as the world’s first smart wearable device with multi-microphone and voice edge AI technology. Cooling Post 20191121

■LG (UK) : LG Electronics has launched the Multi V S, a compact 4, 5 and 6hp VRF operating on lower GWP refrigerant R32. While allowing connection to up to 13 indoor units, the volume of LG’s Multi V S has been reduced by approximately 40% and the weight by approximately 23%. The Multi V S only requires 4.3kg of R32 compared to the previously required 5.6kg. Cooling Post 20191120

■Ashrae (USA) : ASHRAE has listed over 100 technical sessions in its recently published programme for its 2020 Winter Conference in February. The 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference, being held from February 1-5 at the Hilton Orlando, coincides with the AHR Expo at the Orange County Convention Centre. The programme also includes three refrigeration and refrigerants track sessions at the AHR Expo on Monday, February 3. These sessions offer AHR Expo attendees updates on pertinent topics and are free to attend. Further information here. Cooling Post 20191119

■Chemours (USA) : Refrigerant manufacturer Chemours has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan against Japanese chemical manufacturer AGC over the HFO refrigerant R1234yf. The lawsuit alleges infringement of Chemours’ patents covering HFO1234yf product compositions and usage in automotive air conditioning and stationary refrigeration applications in Japan. Cooling Post 20191120

★Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic Corporation has built the hydrogen station "H2 Kusatsu Farm" on the Kusatsu site of the Appliances Company located in Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture in order to verify the practicality of using hydrogen, which is attracting high interest as a next-generation energy source. The company started operation of fuel cell forklifts within the site with hydrogen supplied from the station. Panasonic News Release 20191118

■Daikin (India) : Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd., and Daikin Industries, Ltd. are pleased to be selected as a finalist of The Global Cooling Prizei (GCP) together with Nikken Sekkei Ltdii. This announcement was made today in New Delhi, India. For this initiative, Daikin and Nikken Sekkei teamed up to propose a new concept for room air conditioning. This new concept employs a technology which can achieve comfort and energy savings – and at the same time – ensure consistent room temperature and humidity by adequately controlling multiple indoor units in one room. Another new concept is that it utilizes the vaporization heat of water to further increase the energy efficiency of the equipment. The proposed equipment uses HFO-1234ze(E) refrigerant. Daikin News Release 20191115

■Lennox (USA) : Texas — Lennox Industries Inc. has announced a 3-6 percent price increase on all unitary residential and commercial heating and cooling products effective January 1, 2020. ACHR News 20191115

■Carrier : Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems President David Appel discussed the sustainable cold chain and how it can cut food loss and waste, during a roundtable session in front of nearly 200 member nations at the 31st Meeting of the Parties of the Montréal Protocol on Nov. 7. Appel, on behalf of Carrier, provided the industry perspective on how refrigeration is a critical partner in reducing food loss. Carrier News Release 20191112

■Panasonic (Japan ): Panasonic Corporation announced that it has developed a new battery management technology that measures a battery's electrochemical impedance[1], which is an effective method of evaluating the residual value of lithium-ion batteries in devices. This technology is expected to be applied to various devices that use lithium-ion battery modules with many battery cells stacked in series and to future vehicles. Panasonic has developed this technology in collaboration with Professor Masahiro Fukui of Ritsumeikan University. Panasonic developed a new battery monitoring IC (BMIC) test chip, measurement algorithm, and software, while Ritsumeikan University evaluated the performance using actual batteries. Panasonic News Release 20191114

■Hoshizaki (Japan): Commercial refrigeration equipment company Hoshizaki is seeking to acquire a majority shareholding in Turkish kitchen equipment company Öztiryakiler. Hoshizaki will acquire 28.6% of Öztiryakiler’s shares through capital injection and acquire shares amounting to 51% from existing shareholders over the next three years. Öztiryakiler has a 140,000 m² factory and 1,300 employees. It operates in more than 100 countries on five continents and has a 10,000m² factory in Russia. Cooling Post 20191112

■Johnson Controls (USA): Johnson Controls is to acquire active magnetic bearing technology company Synchrony, part of Siemens Gas and Power. The acquisition will enable Johnson Controls to improve the performance of its centrifugal chiller products, which rely on magnetic bearings to boost energy efficiency, improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs, among other benefits. Johnson Controls partnered with Synchrony in 2016 to develop the York YZ magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller. Launched in early 2018, the YZ is optimised for use with HFO refrigerant R1233zd(E). Cooling Post 20191108

■Haier Carrier(China): Qingdao Haier Carrier Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd. (Haier Carrier) will unveil a variety of innovative retail solutions, including frost-free technology and energy efficient modulating ejector technology at CHINASHOP 2019 in Qingdao, China this week. With its broad range of products, Haier Carrier serves as a one-stop shop for commercial cold chain solutions for businesses operating in China's retail industry. Several refrigerated cabinets highlighted at the trade show carry multiple patents and new displays, helping maximize efficiency in small spaces. Carrier News 20191107

■Refrigerants (Italy) : A number of highly innovative projects, including one using little-known flammable refrigerant HFC161 in domestic air conditioners, have won awards in the ASHRAE/UNEP low GWP project awards. Cooling Post 20191107

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced today that it has been awarded the top-rank Gold Rating in corporate social responsibility (CSR) 2019 by EcoVadis, the France-based global CSR assessment agency. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20191106

■Carrier (Dubai) : Carrier was awarded two Green Building Product of the Year awards at the prestigious 2019 MENA Green Building Awards recently held in Dubai. The Carrier AquaEdge® 19DV water-cooled centrifugal chiller won in the category of Energy Management, and the AiroVision™ 39HQ air handling unit (AHU) won in the category of Indoor Air Quality. Carrier News Release 20191106

■Carrier (Germany) : Carrier Transicold has developed the next-generation EverFRESH® system, which makes premium performance more affordable than ever for fleets and container leasing companies. The new EverFRESH system will be available in early 2020 for Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® refrigeration systems equipped with the Micro-Link® 5 controller option. Carrier News Release 20191106

■Carrier (Germany): Carrier Transicold has added to its growing suite of digital solutions to boost container refrigeration operations with the introduction of the TripLINK™ digital tool, which remotely connects customers with vital shipment information and intelligence to improve visibility and efficiency of both reefer and the cargo. The system securely monitors and analyzes refrigeration machinery and cargo health globally 24 hours a day. Carrier News Release 20191105

■Carrier (England) : Shaftesbury-based BV Dairy has taken delivery of two new Carrier Transicold Supra® 850 units and, in a first for the company, has specified each with the ECO-DRIVE™ power module. This module enables the units to either run on their own diesel engines or via electric power derived from the truck engine’s power take-off; a hybrid configuration aimed at improving the sustainability of its fleet. Carrier News Release 20191105

★Toshiba : Toshiba Corporation and Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (TDSL) today announced ifLink Open Community, dedicated to promoting and advancing the co-creation of innovative, user-first services built on a shared, simple to use IoT platform. ifLink Open Community will establish its organization in fiscal year 2019 and start promotion activities in fiscal year 2020. While the new community is yet to launch, nine companies, all leaders in their field, have already expressed their support for the community’s guiding concepts: Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., Cresco Ltd., Denso Corporation, Global Mobility Service Inc., KDDI Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, SoftBank Corp., Soracom, Inc. and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. Toshiba News Release 20191105

■Fujitsu General (USA): Calif. — Fujitsu General America recently held its third annual national distributor conference in Palm Springs. The conference was held at the La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. Roughly 250 reps and wholesalers attended, a 25 percent increase from 2018. ACHR News 20191104

■Daikin (Japan) : Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has set aside US$100m for investments in startup companies worldwide over the next five years. In addition, Daikin says it will establish a Technology and Innovation Centre corporate venture capital (CVC) office to promote collaboration with startup companies. Daikin is already working in collaboration with local startup companies worldwide, including Silicon Valley in the United States and Shenzhen in China. In Japan, the company’s activities include an industry-academia co-creation agreement concluded with the University of Tokyo. Cooling Post 20191103

■UTC (USA, Conn. Farmington) : A webcast of Otis CEO Judy Marks and Carrier CEO David Gitlin speaking at Baird's Global Industrial Conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. ET (8:30 a.m. CT) and 11:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. CT), respectively, on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The presentations will be broadcast live on the Internet at www.utc.com and will be archived on the website afterward. UTC News Release 20191028

■Carrier ( Germany) : In response to the increasing demand for convenience food sales, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is introducing two modern and flexible refrigerated chiller islands for grocery stores, convenience stores and hypermarkets in Europe: the Areor® total transparency unit and the EasyCubeTM chiller island. Both belong to Carrier’s next generation cabinet solutions that maximize merchandizing opportunities with improved energy efficiency, compared to previous models. Carrier News Release 20191031

■Kao /( Panasonic ) : Kao launches Fine Fiber Technology to create a layered, ultra-thin skin care product for the cosmetic industry. Kao Corporation has developed a small, high-performance diffuser which embodies Fine Fiber Technology to create a layered, ultra-thin skin care product for the first time. Kao News Release 20191101

★Sanden:Sanden Holdings announced that the company would start collaboration research and development with Nidec Corporation. One of the challenges for electric cars is to solve short cursing distance. In particular, the use of air conditioners and other electronic components has a significant impact on the cruising distance. To address this issue, the company will combine its air-conditioning expertise with Nidec's traction motor and inverter expertise to accelerate the development and commercialization of an integrated thermal management system for air-conditioning and drive systems for future electric vehicles. Sanden News Release 20191030

★Nidec: Nidec Corporation announced today that the Company completed the acquisition of OMRON Automotive Electronics Co. Ltd. on October 31, 2019 (Japan time), in accordance with a stock purchase agreement entered into by the Company and OMRON on April 16, 2019 (Japan time). Nidec News Release 20191031

■Danfoss: Danfoss has entered into a collaboration with Microsoft to bring domain expertise in Refrigeration and HVAC to the cloud. Through this collaboration customers will benefit from long-standing industry knowledge on a new platform powered by Microsoft Azure. The new cloud services will enable major savings, operational efficiency and can further increase sales effectiveness for Refrigeration and HVAC system owners and professionals. Danfoss News Release 20191030

■Tecumseh (India): Tecumseh has officially opened its Global Technology Centre in India. The centre’s location near Delhi is said to have been selected to strengthen Tecumseh’s partnerships and collaboration with other global OEM brands who have design and manufacturing facilities in the region. The centre also complements the company’s network of engineering labs in the US, France and Brazil. Cooling Post 20191025

■Panasonic: Panasonic Corporation has issued a press release entitled "Panasonic and Welcome Air-Tech's SAIVER to Develop New Connected Air Handling and VRF Solution". Panasonic News 20191025

■Fujitsu General (USA): Calif. — Many of Fujitsu General America’s Halcyon mini-split system products now qualify for Energy Star Most Efficient certification. With the addition of the IntesisHome App and Wi-Fi module, developed through collaboration between Fujitsu General and Intesis Software, 36 Halcyon systems qualify. The IntesisHome Cloud application is compatible with all Halcyon models. ACHR News 20191022

■Roof Top Unit (USA) : In 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces that were negotiated with HVACR organizations and manufacturers as well as utilities and environmental groups. These new standards were to be implemented in two phases. The first phase took effect on January 1, 2018, and increased the minimum efficiency of commercial rooftop units (RTUs) by about 13 percent. The second phase will take place on January 1, 2023, and require an additional 15 percent increase in efficiency. RTUs represent a huge market in the U.S., cooling about half of the total commercial floor in applications that include schools, restaurants, big-box stores, and small office buildings. Knowing that the two efficiency increases would come in relatively quick succession, RTU manufacturers were very proactive, and many already offer products that meet the 2023 standard. ACHR News 20191021

■Carrier ( England) Oct. 15, 2019 Riverside Truck Rental – a member company of NRG Fleet Services – has entered into the refrigerated truck segment, specifying Carrier Transicold equipment for all 18 vehicles comprising its new rental fleet. The new refrigerated fleet is made up of three 7.5-tonne and three 13-tonne Isuzu rigid chassis fitted with Carrier Transicold Xarios® 600 units and mounted to Gray & Adams bodies, alongside six 18-tonne DAF LFs and six 26-tonne IVECO Stralis rigids, all featuring Carrier Transicold Supra® 1150 MT (multi-temperature) systems and Paneltex refrigerated bodies. Carrier News Release 20191015

■Hoshizaki America Inc: The manufacturer announced the opening of a new sales and distribution facility, 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ohio, in Lewis Center. The brand-new facility at 875 Corduroy Road, spans 25,000 square feet and serves as the primary distribution center for Hoshizaki America in the North Central region. ACHR News 20191015

■Panasonic (Japan) Osaka – October 15, 2019 – IBM Japan, Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation's subsidiary, Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Panasonic"), announced that the companies have agreed to collaborate to develop and market a new high-value-added system to optimize the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of customers' semiconductor manufacturing processes and to realize high-quality manufacturing. Panasonic News Release 20191015

■Daikin (Germany): Daikin is making changes to its heating activities in Germany with its Rotex heating products being branded Daikin from January 1. In addition, the sales, marketing and service activities of Daikin Airconditioning Germany GmbH and Rotex Heating Systems GmbH will be integrated from April 1 2020. Cooling Post 20191015

■GEA (Germany) : GEA is exploring a possible sale of its GEA Bock refrigeration compressor business. The move is said to be part of GEA’s desire to focus on its strategic core markets – the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. As a result, the GEA Bock business, which is part of its Refrigeration Technologies division, will no longer be treated as a core business of the GEA Group. Cooling Post 20191015

■Panasonic (Japan): Society is increasingly seeking to build a safer, more comfortable automotive society through advancing automated driving and reducing traffic accidents. To achieve this goal, Panasonic has developed a driverless automated valet parking system and an AR-HUD (Augmented Reality Head-Up Display). The driverless automated valet parking system achieves fully automated driving (SAE Level 4) in limited areas*, while the AR-HUD offers safe, comfortable navigation so that the user can concentrate on driving. These technologies will be installed in Toyota Motor Corporation's concept car, LQ. Panasonic News Release 20191009

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan ): The company announced today its newly developed KOTSUMON® system uses the company's Maisart®* artificial-intelligence (AI) technologies to extract video data for the automatic identification and analysis of specific types of human motions, such as those of workers on production lines. The system simply requires a normal video to automatically measure work efficiency and detect omitted or mistaken motions, which manufacturers are expected to use to upgrade their line operations for improved productivity. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20191009

■Carrier (UK) : Precious books and manuscripts dating back nearly 1,000 years will be protected in controlled environmental conditions courtesy of high efficiency Carrier AquaSnap® chillers and heat pumps in a new world-class library at Lambeth Palace, home of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The new building, currently under construction within the grounds of Lambeth Palace on the South Bank of the River Thames, will house the priceless collection comprising over 4,600 manuscripts and 200,000 printed books stretching back to the 9th Century. They document over 1,000 years of ecclesiastical and cultural life of the Church of England and Great Britain, including the Gutenberg Bible with English illumination, which is believed to be the first printed book to arrive to England, as well as Elizabeth I’s own prayer book. Carrier News Release 20191008

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan): The company unveiled its EMIRAI S concept car equipped with cutting-edge technologies, such as an innovative human-machine interface and biological-sensing technologies, which are expected to contribute to safe and secure transportation as well as enhanced passenger communication in the upcoming mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) society. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20191008

■MHI :MHI Thermal Systems, a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has decided to establish a manufacturing center for automotive air conditioners in the industrial park managed by the city of Changshu in Jiangsu Province, China. This will be the company's second automotive air-conditioning manufacturing production facility in China, and will have manufacturing capacity of 500,000 units annually. MHI News Release 20191009

■Danfoss (USA) : Danfoss has achieved a hat-trick of wins in this year’s AHR Expo Innovation Awards 2020 with success for its compressor, heat exchanger and controls technologies. A new high efficiency micro channel heat exchanger has been named as Cooling category winner, the Turbocor TG490 compressor as the Green Building winner and Danfoss’ CO2 Adaptive Liquid Management Solution as the top Refrigeration product. Cooling Post 20191011

▲China: TOKYO -- Japanese companies are bracing themselves for a prolonged U.S.-China trade war, which they expect to last more than a decade, and a fourth of them think that they should reduce their footprint in China. These are the findings of a Nikkei survey that asked 1,000 executives involved with business in China. About 36% say Hong Kong will be less attractive as a business hub. Nikkei Asia Review 20191005

■Friedrich (USA): Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. earned the industry’s top “Supplier of the Year” award for 2019 from AD HVAC.ACHR News 20191004

■Panasonic: The company announced that two of its products were selected for the Good Design Best 100 at the Good Design Award 2019 held by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion on October 2, 2019. The products were the CS-Z35UFEAW/409CY2 series Floor Console Air Conditioner and the Technics SL-1200MK7 Direct Drive Turntable System. Panasonic News Release 20191004

■JC-Hitachi (India): Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning today announced the opening of a new Global Development Center in Kadi, Gujarat State, India. The result of a US$22.5 million investment, the state-of-the-art facility will drive the company’s world class innovation capabilities with a strong focus on developing residential air conditioners and commercial packaged air conditioners for India as well as the Southeast Asia, Middle East and European markets. JC Hitachi News Release 201901004

■Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning : JC-Hitachi Air Conditioning announced plans to invest $US135 million towards the relocation and expansion of its factory in Wuhu, Anhui Province, China. With the support of the Administrative Committee of the Wuhu Economic & Technological Development Area, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning will invest $US135 million in the construction of a brand new manufacturing facility capable of producing residential air conditioners and also commercial air conditioning products and components. The investment will commence in 2020 and continue for three to four years. The new factory is scheduled to be completed in May 2021 with production commencing January 2022. JC Hitachi Press Release 20191001

■Refrigerant guidelines ( Belgium) : ASERCOM, the European refrigeration and air conditioning components manufacturers group, has produced new guidelines for safe handling of components for flammable refrigerants. The 20-page document is designed to provide engineers, manufacturers and installers of systems that are operated in non-ATEX zones with handling recommendations on both A3 and A2L refrigerants. Cooling Post 20191001

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company will exhibit a range of cutting-edge technologies and products for the our envisioned future MaaS (mobility as a service) society at Tokyo Motor Show 2019, which will take place at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex from October 24 to November 4. Mitsubishi Electric will exhibit a futuristic concept model namely "EMIRAI S," which the "S" represents "Shared," "Service" and "Safety". Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20191001

■Panasonic (Singapore) : Panasonic Corporation won Red Dot Awards in the Design Concept category of the Red Dot Design Award 2019, held at Bayfront, Singapore on September 25, 2019. "GIFT LOOK" received nomination for the highest award, "Luminary". In addition, "Soyo gu" received the grand prize, "Best of the Best Awards". Panasonic News Release 20191001

■Daikin (USA): WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 26, 2019 – Daikin companies in North America (Goodman Global Group, Inc.; Daikin North America LLC; Daikin Applied Americas Inc.; Daikin America, Inc.; and Daikin U.S. Corporation) announced they are developing ducted and ductless residential, light-commercial, and applied products utilizing R-32 refrigerant. By selecting R-32 for various ducted and ductless residential, light-commercial, and applied products, Daikin is extending its leadership position in North America. The company was the first to introduce R-32 residential air conditioners and heat pumps globally and has, since 2012, sold more than 21 million R-32 residential units worldwide. Daikin Press Release 20190926

■Carrier (France) : BURGER KING®, the second-largest fast food hamburger chain in the world, has chosen Green & Cool® natural refrigerant CO2Y® systems as its preferred condensing units for its restaurants in Spain. Green & Cool is a part of Carrier. The project marks the first time BURGER KING® restaurants in Spain are utilizing CO2 for their refrigeration. The Green & Cool CO2Y system is quiet and environmentally sustainable with a CO2 transcritical condensing unit within a compact design. It is an ideal fit for providing high refrigeration output in small formats and even in a high ambient country. Carrier News Release 20190926

■Mitsubishi Electric: TOKYO, September 26, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) and its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Building Techno-Service Co., Ltd. announced today that they would launch the M’s BRIDGETM global remote-maintenance service for the continuous monitoring, inspection and data analysis of elevators via an IoT platform on October 1. The service initially will launch in Hong Kong and Singapore and then expand to other Asian regions, Europe and the Americas, targeting launches in 15 countries by the fiscal year ending in 2022. By providing the service on a global basis, Mitsubishi Electric expects to contribute to the safety, peace of mind and convenience of customers. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190926

■Carrier (USA) : The new Carrier Transicold Vector® 1550 domestic intermodal refrigeration system features a thin profile enabling greater capacity utilization within a standard 53-foot North American intermodal container. As a result, up to 7% more cargo can be carried for greater shipping efficiency over rail and highway. Carrier News Release 20190924

■Panasonic (Europe) : The company has officially launched its new ECOi-W heat pump chiller series, the result of its collaboration with Swedish ventilation company Systemair . The ECOi-W is available in a range of sizes, offering heating and cooling capacities from 20kW to 210kW. Panasonic promises high energy-efficiencies with the new range, boasting average SEERs of 3.85 and SCOPs of 3.32. It also interfaces with BMS and VRF systems and is designed and optimised for easy service and maintenance. Cooling Post 2019092

■MHI (Japan): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems (MHI) has received environmental awards for both its ETI-Z chiller using low GWP refrigerant R1233zd(E) and its C-puzzle CO2 condensing unit. The awards were presented at the 22nd Ozone Layer Protection/Global Warming Prevention Grand Prize, an event organised annually by the Japanese Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun newspaper. Cooling Post 20190922

■Carrier Transicold : Brings controller visibility and accessibility to mobile devices using DataLINE Connect™ app, improving cargo visibility and worker productivity. Shipping line personnel can now monitor and access container refrigeration unit operations from a smartphone or tablet, thanks to Carrier Transicold’s new Micro-Link® 5 controller, the industry’s first container refrigeration unit controller with wireless connection capability for improved visibility, diagnostics, convenience and productivity. Carrier News Release 20190919

■Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has built one of Japan’s largest anechoic chambersin Yokohama City, Kanagawa Pref. to evaluate the communication performance of a whole vehicle through omni-direction while autonomous and connected cars are expected to rapidly become equipped with 5G equipment. Panasonic News 20190919

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier announced the appointment of Timothy McLevish as chief financial officer, effective October 1. McLevish will help lead Carrier into its future as it prepares to become a public company after completing its separation from United Technologies Corp., expected in the first half of 2020. As a member of Carrier’s executive leadership team, McLevish will report to Dave Gitlin, Carrier’s president and CEO. ACHR News 20190913

■Mitsubishi Electric (UK) : Mitsubishi Electric has launched the first VRF air conditioning system to make use of the lower GWP, “mildly flammable” refrigerant R32. These new units, however, in sizes from 22kW to 34kW, cover the lower end of the VRF market, such as small commercial offices and retail establishments. Cooling Post 20190912

■METUS: — Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US joined the Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the schools’ new campus on Tuesday, August 27. The groundbreaking ceremony marked a significant step in METUS’ years-long partnership with the organization. METUS has also committed to donating much of the HVAC equipment that will go into the schools’ new facilities and has begun coordinating the installation. ACHR News 20190911

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced that it will showcase its vision of Japan's Society 5.0 by means of hands-on exhibits and demonstrations at CEATEC 2019, from October 15 to 18. Underpinned by Mitsubishi Electric's Maisart brand of AI technology solutions, the company's vision incorporates the creation of value aimed at addressing social issues through the use of technology in the categories of "Life", "Industry", "Infrastructure" and "Mobility". Mitsubishi Electric News 20190911

■Carrier Transicold : Lineage Logistics is taking its first step into engineless refrigerated transport within the UK, with the receipt of two new Carrier Transicold ICELAND units in a move to reduce its carbon footprint and lower fleet emissions. Both ICELAND units are mounted to new 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Actros rigid trucks and will be monitored by Lineage to measure the positive impact that Carrier Transicold’s engineless technology will have on its fleet in London, where both vehicles will be in operation. If successful, Lineage plans to fit the technology to additional trucks in its fleet. Carrier News 20190910

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced its coming launch of a low-cost half-bridge driver high-voltage (600V) integrated circuit (HVIC) that achieves low pricing and high noise resistance by emphasizing basic functions. The new HVIC, designed for circuits that drive power semiconductors in low capacity inverter systems, is expected to lower the power consumption of white goods, electric bikes and industrial equipment. Sales will begin on October 18, 2019. HVICs that drive power semiconductors in inverter systems are in increasing demand for use in motor control systems that help to save energy and improve the performance of consumer products and industrial equipment. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190910

■Daikin (Europe): Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has moved its Central Europe headquarters in Vienna. The new HQ is just 3.5km from the former office in Brunn am Gebirge which it has occupied since its formation in 1999. Daikin Central Europe manages the business activities in 15 countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania. Cooling Post 20190909

■MHI: The company will launch its 2019 lineup of eight "roomist" humidifiers for the Japanese market. The hybrid models are also the industry's only humidifiers for residential applications equipped with a function enabling sequential operation with an air-conditioner, and their capacity to prevent excessive room dryness during heating mode operation adds to their appeal. MHI News Release20190909

◎Carrier (USA) : Carrier will provide 21 high-efficiency home comfort systems for Nashville-area project. Carrier will once again participate in Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Each year, hundreds of volunteers and future homeowners help build a housing community alongside the former President and Mrs. Carter. To support the project, Carrier will donate an Infinity® 16 heat pump system to each Carter Work Project Home, which will provide energy-efficient cooling and heating. Carrier News Release 20190604

■Carrier (Europe) : Carrier Transicold Europe’s new “ Move Your Senses” campaign highlights how its transport refrigeration equipment and services can benefit each of the five senses – smell, hearing, sight, taste and touch, with the addition of ‘mind and consciousness’ as a sixth sense. The sense of smell is rejuvenated when fresh air surroundings Carrier Transicold’s ICELAND and SYBERIA units that remove the need for a separate diesel engine. Carrier News Release 20190902

■MHI : Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), celebrated the establishment of a joint venture (JV) with State Grid Energy Conservation Service Co., Ltd. (SGECS), a group affiliate of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China's largest power distribution and transmission company, to perform technical consulting services for energy conservation investment projects in China. The new JV, known as SGECS - MHIAS Energy Solution Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd., was established in Beijing through MHI's local subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (MHIAS). MHI News Release 20190905

■Trane (USA) : COLUMBIA, S.C. — Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, held a celebration marking significant expansion to its Columbia facility. “Trane is a world-class organization that needed a world-class workforce and a collaborative business environment, and they found it in South Carolina. We celebrate their expansion and continued success.” ACHR News 20190904

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced today that it has developed what is believed to be the world's first compact metal corrosion sensor small enough to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The new sensor utilizes metal corrosion monitoring technology developed by Mitsubishi Electric that detects the degree of corrosion of metal components caused by corrosive gases such as sulfur compounds in the atmosphere. Mitsubishi electric News 20190904

■Panasonic (India): Aug 29, 2019 - Samsonite and Panasonic have entered into a strategic partnership to create a new generation travel suitcase that intelligently interacts with the consumer. The collaboration aims to empower the smart travelers of today by bringing in technology solutions for hassle-free travel. As part of the partnership, Samsonite's new product EVOA Tech will also have the Panasonic's SeekitTM Bluetooth Tracker that will enable customers to tag and track their luggage for a seamless experience. Panasonic News Release 20190902

■Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : The company will introduce new RACs in Japan from November 1 which can detect airflows with high precision and make optimal adjustments according to the living space. Cooling Post 20190830

■Panasonic (Japan): Panasonic Corporation has joined RE100, The Climate Group's global initiative bringing together the world's most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. By 2050, Panasonic will switch the electricity used globally in its operations to 100% renewable energy, and aim for production that does not emit CO2. Panasonic News Release 20190830

■TCL : TCL, the second-largest Chinese manufacturer in the world in terms of TV shipments, has entered the Japanese market in earnest. There is a possibility that Chinese manufacturers will enter the market one after another, and the presence may increase. TCL established a Japanese corporation four years ago and entered the Japanese market with online shopping. TCL wants to raise its name recognition in Japan through TV sales. NHK News 20190829 (By Teller Report. Com)

■AUX (Thailand ): Aug. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AUX held "Belt and Road" Thailand Base Structure Completion Ceremony & AUX "Belt and Road" Strategic Partnership Conference in Rayong, Thailand. In active response to the national initiative, AUX implements its internationalization strategy, facilitate industry-wide transformation towards higher quality, and give global users access to more innovative high-end air conditioners. The project of Thai base totals 1.5 billion yuan with a planning annual output of 3 million unites of intelligent air conditioners. Market Insider. Com 20190824

■Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. proposes ways to improve "air and water quality" in nonresidential spaces such as offices, shops, hotels, schools, and hospitals. With this new initiative, Panasonic will amplify its efforts to offer solutions for nonresidential spaces that improve "air and water quality" and expand its business. Panasonic News Release 20190828

■Mitsubishi Electric: The company announced the coming launch of a new high-performance intelligent power module (IPM), the Super mini DIPIPMTM Ver.7, featuring reduced radiation noise and low power consumption for the inverter drive systems of air conditioners and other small-capacity motor drives. Sales of the Super mini DIPIPM Ver.7 will begin on October 29. Mitsubishi Electric News 20190827

◎Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) :The company says it will launch an air-cooled heat pump chiller, running on lower GWP refrigerant R32, in Japan early next year. The DT-RIII adopts the efficient aluminium flat tube heat exchanger technology used in its VRF products, which Mitsubishi says enables the new chiller to achieve cooling at outside temperatures up to 52°C. The reduced charge design of the new heat exchanger, combined with the adoption of R32, reduces the chiller’s refrigerant charge requirement by about 33% compared to Mitsubishi’s current DT-RII R410A version. The new DT-Rlll is said to achieve a cooling COP of 3.28 when the rated cooling capacity is 180kW, the outside air is 35℃, the cold water inlet is 14℃, and the cold water outlet is 7℃. Four models will be offered from 40hp to 70hp, with heating and cooling capacities from 118kW to 200kW. Cooling Post 20190823

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced that it will conduct a formal trial of its "dynamic sign", a new technology that allows the projection of animated images such as directions and alerts onto the floors of public facilities and other buildings. The trial will be conducted during the men's international wheelchair basketball competition "Mitsubishi Electric WORLD CHALLENGE CUP 2019". Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190826

■Nidec (USA) :ST. LOUIS — Blue Hawk has named Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) Vendor Partner of the Year. Blue Hawk had 118 vendor partners in the running this year for three Vendor Partner of the Year Awards, 46 which qualified in Nidec’s category. The awards were based on a number of criteria such as year-over-year sales growth, increases in customers, promotions, and overall commitment to the co-op. HVAC News 20190823

■MHI: The company will have an exhibit at the Japan-Africa Business Expo, an official side event during the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)(Note), to be held on 28th - 30th August, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, in Yokohama. The Business Expo aims to promote trade and investment, and MHI will exhibit technologies and products to support sustainable growth in Africa. MHI News Release 20190822

■Tecumseh (USA):Tecumseh says it is to launch a new range of unit coolers in a “product partnership” with Italian manufacturer Lu-Ve. The Tecumseh unit coolers, which have been designed by Lu-Ve, are said to pair with Tecumseh’s Argus condensing units, including newly released low-temperature condensing units. Cooling Post 20190817

■Panasonic (Japan) - Panasonic will install its "Green Aircon Flex," which emits a dry super fine mist (silky fine mist), within the last mile between the nearest train station to the stadiums that will organize 4 sporting competitions this summer in order to provide relief from the unrelenting heat. Panasonic News Release 20190809

■Carrier : Carrier has been making wishes come true for more than 25 years. Since 1992, the company and its employees have contributed nearly $100,000 in support of the Make-A-Wish Central New York chapter; including this year’s sponsorship in the Adopt-A-Wish program that will provide a child with a life-changing wish experience. For nearly three decades, Carrier has passionately supported Make-A-Wish’s mission of making life-changing wishes come true for children with critical illnesses. Carrier News Release 20190807

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced that its envisioned Net Zero Energy Building Test Facility has become Japan's first medium-scale (over 6,000 m2) office building under construction to receive a top-level BELS 5-star rating(☆☆☆☆☆) and Net Zero Energy Building (『 ZEB』) certification from the Building-Housing Energy-efficiency Labeling System, a third-party certification organization in Japan. Mitsubishi Electric expects the global ZEB market to expand to 40 trillion yen by 2030 and Japanese market to expand to 130 billion yen by 2020 and 630 billion yen by 2030. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190807

■Daikin (Japan) : Daikin has recorded new highs for sales and operating income in the first quarter of 2019, up 4% to JPY681.3bn ($6.41bn) compared to last year. The air conditioning division, its largest segment, saw sales rise 5% to JPY625.3bn ($5.9bn) in the first quarter to the end of June. Cooling Post 20190807

■Panasonic (UK) : Panasonic has introduced voice control with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to its air conditioning portfolio. Panasonic’s solutions that are compatible with the Comfort Cloud app, including all its domestic air conditioners and PACi systems, can now be voice-activated to provide simple and convenient control. Cooling Post 20190807

■Mitsubishi Electric: The company announced that it will launch the Mitsubishi Electric Diode InfraRed sensor (MelDIR), a thermal sensor for applications in the fields of security, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and smart buildings, on November 1. MelDIR accurately distinguishes between humans and other heat sources and enables the identification of specific human behavior, such as walking, running or raising hands. It delivers high-pixel, high-thermal-resolution images using thermal diode infrared sensor technology that Mitsubishi Electric developed for the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "DAICHI-2" (ALOS-2). Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190806

■Nippon Light Metal ( USA/Japan): Modine is to sell its 50% stake in its Nikkei Heat Exchanger joint venture company to its Japanese joint venture partner Nippon Light Metal Company. Nikkei Heat Exchanger Company manufactures and sells aluminium heat exchangers. The joint venture was established in 1987 to license heat exchanger products, giving Modine access to the Japanese market. Cooling Post 20190802

■Rivacold (USA/Italy): Rivacold, the Italian refrigeration and air conditioning component manufacturer, is to invest $5m in a US manufacturing facility in Buford, Georgia. The announcement follows the establishment of a new company Rivacold North America Inc last year with president Doug Schmidt at the helm. Schmidt had previously spent over nine years at Embraco, latterly as North American sales manager. Headquartered in Montecchio, Italy, Rivacold currently employs 1,200 worldwide. Their products are used in a variety of sectors including food retail, medical, vending machines, and the dairy industry. Cooling Post 20190802

■VRF (US) : VRF air conditioning shows further growth in the US market, as a new report estimates that total packaged AC sales rose by more than 14% in 2018 to reach $20.4bn. These latest figures are revealed in a new study – Room, packaged, unitary and furnaces air conditioning – by UK market research company BSRIA. The figure includes the combined sales for windows/through the wall units, PTAC, moveables, minisplits, VRF, roof tops, indoor packaged, US style ducted splits, evaporative coils (including those with blower), furnaces and close control units. Cooling Post 20190731

■Toshiba (UK) : Toshiba has introduced Seiya, a new range of high-wall split air conditioning systems running on lower GWP refrigerant R32. Seiya units have a “silent” function that is said to cut the sound level of the outdoor unit in half, while its “quiet” function reduces sound output from the indoor unit to 19dB(A). Seiya boasts an SEER of up to 6.3 and an SCOP of 4.0. It is available in seven sizes, spanning capacities from 1.5 to 6.5kW (cooling) 2.0 to 7.0kW (heating). Cooling Post 201900730

■Carrier (USA): Carrier has added a host of new capabilities to its Carrier® Chillers mobile app allowing consulting and facilities engineers to select chillers faster and easier. Using cloud technology, the app automatically updates and in just three steps users can obtain key technical data and product features for Carrier air-cooled and water-cooled chillers. Carrier news Release 20190724

■7-Eleven (USA) : Leading US convenience store operator 7-Eleven is to adopt Honeywell Solstice N40 (R448A) refrigerant as standard for remote condensers installed across the US and Canada. The announcement follows a similar decision by 7-Eleven in Japan last year. Solstice N40 is a lower GWP, nonflammable replacement for R404A. It has a GWP of 1387 – a considerable reduction on R404A’s 3922. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 68,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Cooling Post 20190724

■Panasonic (USA) : Panasonic announced a new collaboration with Trumbull Campbell Associates Inc. to distribute Panasonic VRF equipment to its commercial customers in Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. ACHR News 20190723

■Carel (Italy/China): Carel has officially opened its new 15,000m2 plant in the SND district of Suzhou, China. The new plant is three times bigger than the Carel Electronic Suzhou subsidiary, established in 2005 and located around 3km away. It has been built with the aim of strengthening production for the Chinese market and consolidating the Group’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region. A major part of the new factory is dedicated to R&D, the department employing around 50 personnel. Cooling Post 20190722

■A petition to ban open fridges and freezers in UK: “Retailers in the United Kingdom unnecessarily waste huge amounts of energy on open fridges and freezers,” the petition states. “Climate change threatens our planet. If all supermarkets had doors on their fridges and freezers it would save energy the equivalent of the entire residential population of Poland.” Cooling Post 20190721

■Danfoss: (USA: Washington) —The 33rd Danfoss EnVisioneering Symposium convened thought leaders from industry, advocacy, and policy in Washington, D.C., to examine paths on which state and local government might drive the deep building retrofits that are critical to a sustainable built environment. ACHR News 20190718

■Carrier ( England ) : Temperature-controlled distribution specialist, Iceotemp, has grown its fleet with the addition of its largest vehicle to date – an 18-tonne rigid mounted with a Carrier Transicold Supra® 850 multi-temperature (MT) unit. The new truck will boost fleet efficiency and sustainability, taking on work previously completed by smaller vehicles.The Supra 850 MT is fitted to a Gray & Adams rigid body on a Renault chassis and is a new addition to Iceotemp’s 21-strong refrigerated transport fleet. It will complete deliveries from the company’s Rooksbridge depot in Somerset to customers in the London area. Carrier News Release 20190717

■Nidec: For the first time in its history, Nidec Corporation has been included in “FTSE4Good Index Series” and “FTSE Blossom Japan Index,” both of which are representative stock price indexes for ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investment. Nidec News Release 20190717

■LG (UK): LG has widened the use of lower GWP refrigerant R32 with the introduction of a split version of its Therma V air-to-water heat pump. Designed specifically for the new and housing renovation markets, the Therma V R32 Split uses advanced compressor technology and smart control. The LG Therma V split has 100% capacity at temperatures as low as -7ºC. It boasts an SCOP of 4.65 in heating operation and an A+++ ErP rating, dependent on a return water temperature of 35ºC. Cooling Post 20190717

■Panasonic (UK): Panasonic has introduced the Big PACi series of air conditioners in 20kW and 25kW capacities using R32 refrigerant. The additions include a water heat exchanger option and a split-able duct indoor unit which can be divided into the heat exchanger and fan parts, allowing for easier installation within narrow spaces such as small retail shops. Cooling Post 20190713

■European F-gas regulations (UK): Environmental group the EIA has called on the UK to move ahead of the European F-gas regulations and bring forward sectoral bans for certain HFCs in new equipment. The EIA also calls for the ban on HFCs with GWP of 750 or more in new air conditioning units containing less than 3kg to be brought forward from the current proposed date of 2025 and extended to all HFCs to “avoid locking in climate-damaging equipment”. Cooling Post 20190712

■Emerson (Germany) : Emerson has begun serial production of larger versions of its Copeland EazyCool outdoor refrigeration units, extending cooling capacities from 17 to 36kW. The units are designed for a wide variety of refrigerants including R134a, R407A, R407F, R448A, R449A, R450A and R513A. Cooling Post 20190711

■Carrier (UK) : Carrier has introduced a new high efficiency water-to-water heat pump for harnessing energy from rivers, lakes and industrial process applications that can deliver high temperature water up to 65 degrees Celsius for sanitary use or radiator heating. Carrier News Release 20190710

■Carrier (USA) : Carrier Transicold’s gift of a Supra® 960 truck refrigeration unit to Three Square Food Bank in Southern Nevada is helping the hunger relief organization in its mission to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. The Supra 960 unit is Carrier Transicold’s highest-capacity single-temperature diesel-powered truck refrigeration unit and helps to ensure that perishable food stays fresher, longer. The grant is funded in part by Carrier and its parent company, United Technologies Corp., to aid food banks within the Feeding America network. Carrier News Release 20190708

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company announced today that it has developed what is believed to be the world's first diagnostic technology based on the company's proprietary Maisart®* artificial intelligence (AI) technology that uses machine learning to analyze sensor data and then generate a model of a production machine's transition between various operational states, thereby enabling the technology to detect machine abnormalities rapidly and accurately for improved productivity in factories and plants. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190708

■Electrolux (Sweden/Italy): Electrolux is to invest €130m in its refrigeration manufacturing facility in Susegana, Italy. The investment is part of the company’s manufacturing investment programme announced in 2017 and totalling around €760m over the next 4-5 years. Electrolux says the investment focuses on automation, digitalisation and improved innovation capabilities through new modularised product platforms. Scheduled to be completed in 2022, the investment includes two new assembly lines and resources for product and process development. Cooling Post 20190703

■Nidec: Nidec Corporation announced today that the Company completed the acquisition of the compressor business (“Embraco”) of Whirlpool Corporation (“Whirlpool”) on July 2, 2019 (July 1, 2019 local time in Brazil) following the European Commission’s approval granted on June 26, 2019. This acquisition was performed in line with the acquisition plan announced on April 24, 2018 in the Company’s press release titled “Nidec to Acquire Whirlpool Corporation’s Compressor Business.”As a result of this acquisition, Embraco and their subsidiaries became Nidec’s subsidiaries. The details of the acquired companies are as follows. In addition, certain customary post-closing filings and registrations related to the acquisition of two subsidiaries in China of Embraco are expected to be completed by September 30, 2019. Nidec News Release 20190702

■Lennox (Germany): A press release issued by Lennox Germany has announced the launch of an R32 version of its eComfort air-cooled chiller in the fourth quarter of this year. Lennox says the new chiller, using the lower GWP refrigerant, will be suitable for smaller applications from 170 to 400kW. Cooling Post 20190702

◎Daikin: Daikin Industries, Ltd. (“Daikin”) announced today its Pledge*1 describing the grant of free access to its pledged patents in relation to applicable HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) equipment using non-blended, single-component refrigerant HFC-32 (R-32). Providing this free access to these pledged patents without requiring a written contract with Daikin will further international adoption of HFC-32, which has a lower global warming impact than many refrigerants commonly used today. Daikin News Release 20190701

■Carrier (USA): Beginning this summer, Carrier is launching a national program with Clayton Home Building Group, one of the nation’s largest off-site and on-site home builders, to provide SmartComfort by Carrier furnaces for all off-site constructed Clayton Built® homes nationwide. The SmartComfort by Carrier brand products will be exclusive to Clayton in the off-site built housing industry and run on the same technology that is featured across Carrier’s portfolio of products. In 2018, Clayton delivered 47,570 homes to families across the nation. Carrier News Release 20190628

■Fujitsu/GIH (Italy) : An inverter-controlled air handling unit is the first product of the collaboration between Fujitsu General and Italian air conditioning manufacturer GI Holding. Designed in Europe, the air conditioning system pairs Fujitsu’s Airstage VRF heat pump condensing units as a heat source to the AHU made by GIH. Five models of air handling unit are available from 10hp-36hp, with cooling capacities from 25-96kW and heating capacities of 31.5kW-100kW. The AHU is the first product resulting from the collaboration signed by Fujitsu and GIH in 2017. Cooling Post 20190630

■Hoshizaki (USA) : Hoshizaki America Inc. started shipping sushi cases with the energy efficient and environmentally friendly refrigerant, R600a, earlier this month. The new hydrocarbon refrigerant models are designated with an “H” at the end of their model number. ACHR News 20190628

■Mitsubishi Electric : TOKYO, June 28, 2019 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has issued its Environmental Report 2019 documenting the results and achievements of environmental initiatives conducted by the Mitsubishi Electric in the fiscal year that ended in March 2019.Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190628

■UTC : UTC Releases 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report. This report provides a lens into the principles behind United Technologies Corporation’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices—and the progress we have made toward achieving our goals. UTC News Release 20190627

■Toshiba (UK): 26 June 2019 – Toshiba’s Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRM-e) variable refrigerant flow (VRF) air conditioning system can now be used to produce hot water up to 82 degrees Celsius by adding an innovative hot water module. The unit transforms Toshiba’s award-winning three-pipe VRF air conditioning system into a highly efficient hot water generator that is ideal for use in hotels, gyms, restaurants, shops and offices. With a wide operating range from minus 25 to 40 degrees Celsius, it can produce hot water year-round without impacting normal cooling and heating operation. The high temperature hot water module is available in 5HP configuration, which is capable of providing 14kW of heating to generate hot water up to 82 degrees Celsius. Up to two modules can be combined per SHRMe system. Toshiba-aircon.co UK News Release 20190627

■Carrier (UK) : A high performance Carrier air-to-water heat pump is delivering comfortable ambient conditions for children and staff at Yew Tree Nursery in Axbridge, Somerset. Carrier’s AquaSnap 61AF heat pump was selected to replace an oil-fired heating system that was proving unreliable and inefficient. The Carrier unit captures low-grade heat energy from the atmosphere and upgrades it to generate hot water for use in the nursery’s underfloor heating, radiators and domestic hot water supply. Carrier News Release 20190626

■Midea (USA/China): The company is looking to use Solstice N41 (R466A), Honeywell’s new non-flammable, lower GWP refrigerant, in all its VRF and chiller systems. Honeywell’s partnership with Midea Group, follows “promising” test results with the new refrigerant announced by fellow air conditioning manufacturer Toshiba Carrier in January. Solstice N41, designated R466A by ASHRAE, still uses R32 and R125, as in R410A, but includes a third component trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I). The inclusion of CF3I, a fire suppressant with a GWP of 0.4, gives the new refrigerant a GWP of around 733, and contributes to its non-flammability. While not a drop-in replacement, R466A is said to require minimal system design changes for OEMs seeking to adopt the new refrigerant. Cooling Post 20190626

■Carrier : Carrier recently invited its channel partners and Controls Expert contractors to participate in the Carrier Controls Expert Expo in Orlando, Florida. Carrier Controls Expert contractors are certified professionals who install, service and deliver Carrier’s i-Vu® building automation system. The Expo is part of the Carrier Controls Expert continuing education training program that launched in 2013 and currently has more than 600 certified contractors in over 20 countries. Carrier News Release 20190624

■Lu-Ve (Italy/USA): Lu-Ve is to build a new €5m plant for Zyklus, the US heat exchanger business it acquired last year. Established in 2008, Zyklus was acquired last July. It specialises in the production of exchangers for the commercial refrigeration, refrigerated transport and air conditioning sectors. Cooling Post 20190622

■UACJ : Notice Concerning Transfer of Shares of Our Subsidiary (UACJ Copper Tube Corporation). UACJ News Release 20190619

■Chemours (USA): Chemours has officially inaugurated its new $300m R1234yf refrigerant production facility near Corpus Christi in Ingleside, Texas. Chemours and its predecessor companies have been manufacturing refrigerants in the Coastal Bend since 1972. The site now employs approximately 250 employees and 100 contractors. Chemours estimates that the number of cars using R1234yf is expected to grow to 145 million by the end of 2020. Cooling Post 20190620

■Mitsubishi Electric: the company announced that it has established MELCO Elevator Lao Sole Co., Ltd. (MLAO) to accelerate its elevator and escalator business growth in the highly promising Mekong regional market. The new company will commence operations on July 1, 2019. The new company is expected to strengthen Mitsubishi Electric's sales of elevators and escalators as well as related provision of high-quality maintenance services. Annual sales in Laos are expected to rise to US$ 3.82 million by the fiscal year ending in March 2024, up 50% from the fiscal year that ended in March 2019. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190620

■Fujitsu General :(Austtralia): Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Ltd. has been selected a WINNER in the air conditioner category of TRUSTED BRANDS AUSTRALIA 2019. The award ceremony was held in Sydney on May 1st. This is the second consecutive year – and the second time – that FG (Aust.) has won this award. Fujitsu General Global News 20190610

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company unveiled its Environmental Sustainability Vision 2050 to clarify the company's stance on addressing long-term environmental issues and creating new value for a sustainable future toward 2050. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190613

■Mitsubishi Electric : The company unveiled its Environmental Sustainability Vision 2050 to clarify the company's stance on addressing long-term environmental issues and creating new value for a sustainable future toward 2050. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190613

■Fujitsu General: Fujitsu General together with Italian air conditioning manufacturer G.I. Holding S.p.A. has jointly developed an inverter-controlled Air Handling Unit with excellent energy savings. Sales of the air conditioning system, which can be used for spaces of various sizes large to small and consisting of various shapes, such as hotels and shopping malls, will begin in Europe in June under our brand. The air conditioning system being sold this time was jointly developed under the leadership of our European R&D Center and allows Fujitsu General’s VRF outdoor units to be connected as a heat source to the AHU made by GIH. Going forward Fujitsu General will promote alliances and cooperation with other companies to expand its commercial air conditioner lineup and improve its VRF and other inverter-controlled heat pump technology. Fujitsu General News Release 20190614

■Ingersoll Rand: Ingersoll Rand’s commercial HVAC business unit announced a price increase of up to 5 percent on select applied equipment and controls for Trane®. The increase will be effective July 13, 2019. ACHR News 20190613

■Carrier : Carrier has introduced an important upgrade to its AquaSnap 30RBMP-30RQMP chiller rangewith the addition of built-in connectivity for fixed refrigerant leak-monitoring and the addition of Carrier’s flagship Touch Pilot control system. Theupgrade adds significant new capabilities that make the chiller even easier forend users and maintenance contractors to operate and helps to reduce the costof ongoing maintenance by automating checks required under F-Gas regulations. Carrier News Release 20190612

■Panasonic: Panasonic has been operating the Panasonic Eco Technology Center (PETEC) in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture since Japan's Home Appliance Recycling Law went into effect in 2001. There, in just FY2018 alone, about 940,000 used electric appliances from 6 prefectures (Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Shiga and Wakayama) were brought and processed. Since PETEC began operations, they have processed over 14.5 million appliances. Panasonic News Release 20190611

■Rheem (USA): ATLANTA —Rheem acquired Intergas of Coevorden, the Netherlands, through its group entity, Paloma Rheem Global, Inc. With the acquisition of Intergas, Rheem will obtain a platform in the European heating and hot water market. ACHR News 20190611

■UTC (USA) : United Technologies Corp. announced the appointments of David L. Gitlin as president & chief executive officer of Carrier effective immediately. UTC News Release 20190603

■Toyota (Japan): NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor will partner with China's CATL, the world's largest automotive battery maker. The Japanese automaker will sign a memorandum of understanding on a "strategic partnership" with Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd., with the details to be hashed out going forward. As automakers rush to secure battery providers amid a global shift away from gasoline-powered vehicles, the deal with CATL will enable Toyota to diversify its supply in China -- the world's largest electric-vehicle market. Nikkei Asia 20190607

■Carrier (USA): INDIANAPOLIS - Jun. 5, 2019, Carrier’s full lineup of gas furnaces, gas/electric small package products (SPP) and SPP Hybrid Heat® systems have been redesigned to meet the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fan Energy Rating (FER) going into effect on July 3, 2019. Carrier’s products with new fan technology use less energy and achieve the goals of the new FER regulations, targeting a 46% watt reduction over a standard furnace with a permanent split capacitor (PSC) blower motor. Carrier News Release 20190605

■Carrier (Europe): MONTLUEL, France - Jun. 5, 2019, Carrier confirms its refrigerant strategy in Europe by choosing HFO refrigerants with low Global Warming Potential (GWP) for most of its commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) product applications. For screw chillers and heat pumps, Carrier chose HFO R-1234ze to replace HFC R-134a. Carrier chose HFO R-1233zd(E) as the preferred long-term refrigerant for centrifugal chillers. Carrier News Release 20190605

■Honeywell (USA): Following the announcement of R466A, an alternative for R410A, its now been revealed that Honeywell is working on a further non-flammable R410A replacement refrigerant with an even lower GWP. The latest gas under investigation, HDR147, is yet to be assessed by ASHRAE, but is said to have GWP of around 400, and may be a long-term replacement for R410A. Like R466A, it includes CF3I but the other components have not been revealed. Tests in a 3 ton R410A residential ducted split heat pump system are said to have indicated that both R466A and HDR147 can match the performance of R410A without significant system modification. Neither, however, are a retrofit option.
Significantly, both are also said to have shown more than 5% efficiency improvements at higher ambient temperatures compared to R410A. Cooling Post 20190606

■Carrier Transicold (Germany): Jun. 4, 2019 Transport Logistic, 4 – 7 June 2019, Messe München, Stand 409, Halle A6. Carrier Transicold will showcase its flagship next-generation temperature-controlled trailer system – the Vector® HE 19 (High Efficiency) – in Munich at Transport Logistic 2019. Its new, ultra-modern design delivers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 30%, creates a 10% savings in weight, reduces noise by 3 dB(A) and offers up to 15% savings on maintenance costs. Carrier News Release 20190603

■Mitsubishi Electric (TOKYO): June 3, 2019 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.'s Building Solutions website has received a Bronze award in the business-to-business category (BtoB) of the Effie Awards, an international awards program recognizing excellence in advertising.Mitsubishi Electric is the only winner of BtoB category this year, and this is believed to be the first time that a Japanese electronics manufacturer has captured Effie Awards in this category. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190603

■Daikin (Japan) : Daikin Industries is now offering its Japanese customers textured finishes on its Risora range of wall-mounted residential air conditioners. In a joint initiative with Nagoya-based interior materials manufacturer Sangetsu, Daikin can now reproduce the texture of wood grain, marble, leather, etc, on the front panel of Risora units. In addition to seven standard colours, Risora now includes 10 textures such as leather, stone grain, Japanese paper or wood grain. Cooling Post 20190601

■Trane (USA) : Trane and Stulz USA have signed what is described as “a strategic OEM supply sales agreement” for the United States and Canadian markets. The new agreement is designed to strengthen and expand both companies’ market positions in North America, with Stulz USA manufacturing a range of products for Trane as an OEM supplier, and Trane selling various Stulz-branded products. Cooling Post 20190603

■Beijer Ref ( UK):Beijer Ref has introduced a new cylinder tracking system across its UK and Ireland wholesale businesses, following recent changes to its reclaim and recovery cylinder services. FGASmanager, which became operational yesterday, is described as a complete software package capable of managing all customers’ F-gas requirements. It has been developed exclusively for the Beijer Ref UK and Ireland wholesalers Dean & Wood, HRP, RW Refrigeration Wholesale and DWG. Cooling Post 20190604

■Daikin : The company announces that a resolution was passed at the Board of Directors meeting held on May 30, 2019, to establish a new subsidiary in China for the manufacture and sales of fluorochemical products as stated below. Purpose of the establishment of the subsidiary; the subsidiary is being established to strengthen the manufacturing and sales functions for fluorochemical products in China in the semiconductor and battery materials market where demand is expected to substantially expand in the medium and long term. Daikin Global News Release 20190530

■MHI (Tokyo) : Tokyo, May 30, 2019 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will from mid-July successively launch four models of residential-use air conditioners specifically designed for cold regions. MHI News Release 20190530

■VRF (UAE): Eurovent Certita Certification has added high ambient temperature conditions to its certification programme for VRF air conditioning systems. Now, product that is tailormade for the Middle East market can be certified to display their performance in hot or very hot climatic environments. The amended VRF certification programme certifies according to ISO 15042 and accommodates units with an outdoor unit capacity up to 100kW at 50 or 60 Hz, with up to 8 indoor units (ducted horizontal, cassette, wall mounted, ceiling suspended). All units will be tested at T1 (35°C), T3 (46°C), and T4 (48°C), and will undergo an operability test at 52°C. Cooling Post 20190530

■JCI (USA) PHILADELPHIA — Johnson Controls held an opening celebration and ribbon cutting for its new Commercial HVAC Pathways Vocational Lab in the Energy Coordinating Agency’s (ECA) Knight Green Jobs Training Center in Philadelphia. The new lab is part of an ongoing partnership between Johnson Controls and the ECA, which is focused on providing training to participants including local Philadelphia youth, returning citizens, and unemployed/underemployed individuals who are looking to build a career in the new clean energy economy. ACHR News 20190529

■Hunter (USA) : NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hunter Industrial, a division of the Hunter Fan Company, is now partnering with its first Australia-based distributor, Fantech Group. The company, which distributes to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, will be the exclusive high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan partner to Hunter Industrial in those regions. ACHR News 20190527

◎MHI (Tokyo): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will from early June successively launch the Dangan Hyper Inverter Series of commercial and office-use air conditioners specifically designed for cold regions. These units provide exceptional heating performance even under low external temperature conditions, allowing for comfortable heating. MHI News Releae 20190527

■Eurovent/UL (UAE) : Eurovent Middle East has formed a working group with safety certification company Underwriter Laboratories (UL) in the fields of HVAC equipment safety and indoor air quality. Cooling Post 20190522

■Mitsubishi Trane (USA): City Multi and Nv series air conditioners are to be introduced into the US market under the joint venture agreement announced last year by Mitsubishi Electric and Ingersoll Rand. The new Trane/Mitsubishi Electric N-Generation City Multi VRF and Nv series ductless products are now available to order, and will ship from July. Cooling Post 20190522

■Carrier : Carrier continues to invest in training program to provide resources for dealers and to attract new technicians to the industry. To further its goal of providing cutting-edge training materials for dealers and distributors, Carrier will be working with Interplay Learning to create custom virtual reality (VR) training modules. Carrier News Release 20190520

■Panasonic: Japan - Panasonic Corporation opened its first comprehensive showroom for residential materials such as kitchens in Bangalore, India on May 17, 2019. To expedite its residential material business in the country, the company will also increase the number of franchise stores for kitchens this fiscal year that ends March 2020 (FY 2020), mainly in South India and West India. Panasonic News Release 20190520

■BSRIA (UK): Global sales of air conditioners rose to 141 million units last year, valuing the market at US$103bn, according to the most recent figures from BSRIA. The BSRIA report records a rise in the share of smart air conditioners, particularly in the commercial sector, as wireless technology becomes much easier to integrate. China, Japan and South Korea remain the market leaders on the VRF market due to the earlier adoption of the systems. Cooling Post 20190519

■Panasonic (TOKYO/OSAKA, Japan) - May 16, 2019 - All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Panasonic Corporation announced that they will work together to test the latest generation of personal mobility, self-driving electric wheelchairs, as part of a far-reaching plan to increase mobility and accessibility options at Tokyo Narita International Airport. Incorporating robotic elements, these wheelchairs will be capable to safely navigate through the airport independently, making them an ideal mobility solution for passengers connecting flights. Panasonic News Release 20190516

■Kulthorn (USA) : Sealed Unit Parts Co (SUPCO), the US supplier of spare parts, has become a national master distributor for Kulthorn aftermarket air conditioning and refrigeration compressors and condensing units. Compressors will be available for immediate shipment from US based locations. Cooling Post 20190516

■YORK: Johnson Controls announced that the YORK® YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller was presented a bronze award at the 2019 Edison Awards. The chiller was selected as a winner in the Environmentally Friendly Solutions sub-category of the Energy and Sustainability award category. ACHR News 20190514

■Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US : METUS has been awarded a National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 2018 Global Innovation Award for its MLZ One-Way Ceiling Cassette in the Best Energy Efficient Product category. METUS accepted the award during the 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS). ACHR News 20190510

■Mitsubishi Electric : TOKYO, May 7, 2019 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today the launch of three new Large DIPIPM+TM transfer-mold intelligent power modules featuring loading-converter circuits that realize simpler and more compact designs for use in air-conditioner and industrial inverters. Of special note, one of the new modules achieves a world's first high-density output of 100A/1200V in its transfer-mold package. Sales of the new DIPIPM+ series will begin on May 29. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190509

■Daikin (Japa) : Group sales for the year ended March 31 rose 8% to JPY2,481.1bn (US$ 22.57bn). Net profit rose 9% to JPY276.3bn ($2.51bn). Air conditioning sales grew 8% to JPY2,222.2bn ($20.2bn) with growth witnessed in all major regions, including Japan, the Americas, and Europe. Cooling Post 20190509

■Chemours/Carrier (USA) : Chemours says it is working with Carrier Transicold in Europe to adopt one of its long-term low GWP alternatives for transport refrigeration. Carrier Transicold Europe, located in Rueil-Malmaison, France, is planning to replace R452A in transport refrigeration in 2021. Although R452A has only been offered by Carrier as a lower GWP alternative to R404A since 2015, its GWP of 2140 means it was never going to be a viable long-term solution. Chemours Opteon XL range of refrigerants currently includes R454C (Opteon XL20) and R454A (Opteon XL40) as potential replacements for R404A. Both are “mildly flammable A2L refrigerants. With a GWP of 146, R454C is the lowest GWP Opteon replacement for R404A and R22 in new equipment designs. It is a blend of 78.5% of the HFO R1234yf and 21.5% R32. R454A is also made up of the same components, but with a higher proportion of R32. This is said to give it a greater overall performance and higher cooling capacity, but with a higher GWP of 238. Carrier Transicold has previously stated its commitment to CO2 as the optimum refrigerant alternative for R134a in its container refrigeration units. Cooling Post 20190507

■Danfoss Turbocor (Switzerland) : The Danfoss Turbocor oil-free air conditioning and refrigeration compressor has been named as one of the top 1000 solutions for protecting the environment by the Solar Impulse Foundation. Cooling Post 20190506

■R1234ze chillers (Germany) : Engie Refrigeration has supplied three 2.4MW water-cooled Quantum chillers operating on low GWP refrigerant R1234ze for a large French pharmaceutical and chemical corporation. This represents a record order for Engie’s largest Quantum chiller – each chiller employing eight oil-free Turbocor compressors. Cooling Post 20190506

■Bosch (UK) : Bosch has launched a new range of domestic and small commercial air conditioning splits and multisplits running on lower GWP refrigerant R32. A key feature of the new range is the introduction of refrigerant leakage detection. This is designed to ensure the safety of users and environment while protecting the compressor from being damaged by shutting down the unit and warning users in case of a leak. Cooling Post 20190503

■Carrier (England) : May. 3, 2019 Lancashire-based GBA Services, specialists in time-critical logistics, has taken delivery of six new 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, specified with lightweight and powerful Carrier Transicold Xarios® 350 refrigeration units. Carrier News Release 20190503

■Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS): The company held its annual Diamond Service Group (DSG) Conference at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta. The conference is an annual meeting of technical service support professionals who receive training and technical support for METUS commercial and residential heating and cooling systems. The DSG network comprises more than 290 technical service support professionals employed by distributors in North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. DSG members serve as the local customer contact for troubleshooting and offer support for all installed METUS systems. ACHR News 20190506

■LUVE: 30 April 2019 – LU-VE Spa (BIT: LUVE), announced today the completion of its previously disclosed agreement to purchase the air heat exchanger division of Alfa Laval. The agreement to acquire the company was announced on 12 December 2018. The acquisition of AL Air (headquartered in Alonte, Vicenza) includes the premises in Italy, Finland and India, with a commercial organization throughout the world, as well as recognized historical brand names such as Fincoil and Helpman. LUVE Group News Release 20190430

■JCI: Johnson Controls International plc today reported fiscal second quarter 2019. Sales of $5.8 billion increased 3% compared to the prior year. Excluding the impacts of M&A and foreign currency, sales grew 6% organically. JCI News Release 20190501

■Fujitsu General : Releases the AIRSTAGE® J-III L Series of Multi Air Conditioners for Shops and Offices in North America. Fujitsu General will release the AIRSTAGE® J-III L series of multi air conditioners for shops and offices from April to expand our air conditioner business in the North American market – one of the most important markets. Fujitsu General News Release 20190423

■Nidec : Nidec Corporation announced today that two Nidec subsidiaries, Nidec Europe B.V. and Nidec Americas Holding Corporation will sell Nidec’s entire compressor business, Secop, to ESSVP IV L.P., ESSVP IV (Structured) L.P., and Silenos GmbH & Co. KG (collectively “ESSVP IV”), advised by Orlando Management AG (“the Transaction”). This Transaction is made following Nidec’s commitment to the European Commission to sell certain of its compressor business lines to a suitable purchaser as condition for the European Commission’s approval of Nidec’s acquisition of Embraco from Whirlpool Corporation, which was obtained on April 12, 2019. Nidec News Release 20190422

■Panasonic : On April 20, 2019, Panasonic Corporation will open a new base in Ginza, Tokyo to promote the LUMIX camera brand with a showroom and a gallery called LUMIX GINZA TOKYO. Panasonic News Release 20190419

■Panasonic : Yokohama, Japan - April 2, 2019 - FamilyMart Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation announced the opening of a new FamilyMart location which will act as a demonstration project to realize the next generation of convenience stores utilizing IoT technologies. Panasonic News Release 20190418

■Carrier : Carrier is proud to introduce its new TruVu™ multi-purpose control (MPC) platform for monitoring and control of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. This powerful control platform consists of a TruVu™ MPC processor, featuring built-in BACnet routing and integration capabilities, along with expansion modules that can be added to support up to 180 total input/output (I/O) points for a variety of HVAC applications. Carrier News Release 20190417

■MHI: MHI Thermal Systems Develops Demonstration Unit of the World's First Small-Capacity Residential Air-Conditioner Adopting the Low-GWP R454C Refrigerant. Tokyo, April 18, 2019 - Premiering for the first time in the world, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), is adopting R454C, a refrigerant with an extremely low global warming potential (GWP), in a 1-horsepower (HP) class residential air-conditioner. The conventional shortcomings of the R454C,for example; inferior heat exchanger performance attributable to it being a mixed refrigerant have been overcome through the use of proprietary technology that optimize the heat exchanger's flow volume and other measures. The company has already developed a demonstration unit of the residential air-conditioner featuring R454C and preparations are underway towards mass production with an eye on an initial launch into the European market, where environmental regulations are particularly stringent. MHI News Release 20190418

■Beijer Ref (Sweden): Refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler reports a net sales increase of 32% to SEK3,434m (€328m) in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year. The operating profit for the quarter amounted to SEK244m (€23.3m), an increase of 42% compared with 2017. Cooling Post 20190416

■Danfoss (Denmark): The new Danfoss AK-PC 572 MiniPack controller is said to provide a complete pack solution for small store retailers looking to benefit from using CO2 as a refrigerant. The AK-PC 572 MiniPack is also said to make using CO2 much more approachable, even for those who have little-to-no experience with it. Cooling Post 20190416

■Beijer Ref (Australia) : Following its acquisition by Beijer Ref last year, refrigeration wholesaler Heatcraft Australia has been renamed Kirby to reflect its long heritage. The Kirby brand has been established in Australia since 1924. The company was acquired by Lennox International in 1999 and began trading with Lovelocks under the Heatcraft brand in 2004. Beijer Ref’s SEK450m purchase from Lennox International in April last year included operations in Australia, China and Singapore and a manufacturing unit in Wuxi, China, where heat exchangers and cooling units are produced. The deal also included 5% of the shares in Thai compressor manufacturer Kulthorn Kirby. One of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in Australia, Kirby has a distribution network of over 60 outlets. Over the coming 12 months, all Heatcraft store fronts will undergo a rebrand to Kirby. Beijer Ref says the new Kirby business will continue to operate alongside the Group’s Beijer Ref Australia operation as two independent businesses and Kirby will continue to distribute and promote its exclusive brands including Kirby refrigeration equipment, Lennox HVAC equipment, Gas2Go and smart@ccess alongside the other leading brands. Cooling Post 20190419

■Mitsubishi/Trane JV (USA) : Mark Kuntz has been named as CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Trane (METUS), the joint venture formed last year to sell ductless and VRF air conditioning systems in the US. Kuntz, who has worked for Mitsubishi Electric in the US for the last nine years. Prior to joining Mitsubishi, he spent two years with Lennox International. Cooling Post 20190416

■Compressor Market (USA) : The global refrigerant compressor market is expected to reach $21.8 billion by 2026, according to a new study by Reports and Data. Rising demand for air conditioning and refrigerators in developing countries is a significant factor in stimulating market demand. ACHR News 20190419

■LG (USA) : LG Electronics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the 2019 Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy-efficient home appliances and consumer electronics products. ACHR News 20190419

■Samsung (USA) : Samsung HVAC America announced its partnership with US Air Conditioning Distributors as a wholesale distributor of Samsung HVAC residential and commercial VRF systems in 50 locations. US Air Conditioning Distributors covers the Western U.S. and has distribution branch locations in California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Arizona. For more information, visit www.samsunghvac.com. ACHR News 20190417

■Blue Star (India) Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star Limited’s wholly owned subsidiary in Dubai, Blue Star International FZCO, through its subsidiary Blue Star Systems and Solutions LLC, announced the inauguration of its new office and its first state-of-the-art flagship showroom in Dubai. Blue Star is India's leading air conditioning, commercial refrigeration and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) contracting company with 75 years of experience. Blue Star News Release 20190415

■Rheem (USA) :The company announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the HVAC industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains. Rheem will contribute to the partnership’s savings of 215.4 million barrels of oil, $29.7 billion in fuel costs, and 103 million tons of air pollutants. This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in more than 14 million homes. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, Rheem demonstrates its commitment to environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

■Carrier (France): Carrier Commercial Refrigeration has celebrated a landmark achievement with the delivery of its 10,000th CO2 mechanical system to customers in Europe. The first Carrier CO2 system was installed in 2004 in a supermarket in Switzerland. Carrier offers a complete range of CO2 systems to accommodate a variety of applications from 1kW to 1.2MW in all climates. The movement toward natural refrigerants began with supermarkets installations and is expanding from small stores to sports venues, ice skating rinks and warehouses and beyond. Cooling Post 20190403

■Ciat (UK): Ciat has introduced a new range of split air conditioning systems using lower GWP refrigerant R32. The new R32 range includes residential and light commercial air conditioning units: high-wall splits, floor-mounted consoles, under-ceiling units, cassettes, ducted units, plus a range of multi-split outdoor condensing units. Cooling Post 20190328

■Refrigerant R449A (USA) : Korea’s largest hypermarket chain, E-mart, has selected Chemours lower GWP refrigerant Opteon XP40 (R449A) for use in its refrigeration systems. The adoption of lower GWP refrigerants is seen by the Korean retailer as a critical step to fulfil its commitment to sustainability. E-mart plans to have more than 200 stores operating with R449A by 2030. R449A has a GWP of 1282, significantly lower than the refrigerants it replaces – R404A, R407A, and R22 – in commercial refrigeration applications. Energy efficiency is said tp be improved by up to 12% when compared to R404A. Cooling Post 20190401

■Trox/Tiba(Germany/Egypt): Trox GmbH has signed a joint venture agreement with Egyptian air conditioning manufacturer and supplier Tiba El Manzalawi Group. The Tiba El Manzalawi Group, whose headquarters are in Cairo, is one of the largest enterprises in the HVAC industry in Egypt. Tiba manufactures and sells air conditioning components for both the residential and commercial sectors.Founded in 1980, it has strategic alliances with Thermal Appliance Company, SAIVER slr, and Lennox International. Cooling Post 20190329

■Chigo: On March 28, 2019, in Shandong China, Chigo HVAC has launched new products which underline its leadership in energy saving, this conference attracted nearly 100 representatives of engineering companies. New CMV VRF adopts new design that inspired by sports car with high market recognition, and this will also apply for the Mini VRF and light commercial products, capacity from 8HP~32HP, Max.128HP, up to 100 indoor units can be connected in one system. Main PCB use new chip and switching mode power supply, so transformer is no longer needed, and plan to cancel vibration eliminator to ensure reliability while reducing costs. The electronic control board is highly integrated, with nice appearance and high efficiency. Refrigerant cooling is designed before sub cooling on PHE, which eliminates the risk of condensation. Compared with CMV-X+, It greatly improves cooling performance in hot region because of the 4 way air return structure, various new functions are developed, such as refrigerant auto check and charge, password lock, GPRS location and data transfer, defrosting while operation, double backup of outdoor units and compressors and so on.

■Carrier (France): Carrier Transicold’s Supra® CNG PIEK certified and multi-temperature truck refrigeration unit has won the Innovation Award 2019 in the transport equipment category presented by SITL (Transport & Logistics Innovation Week). SITL 2019 was held March 26-28 at Parc des Expositions – Paris Porte de Versailles. This is the fourth innovation award for the Supra CNG unit since its launch in 2017, including the Sustainable Innovation Award from Stratégie Logistique and the Trailer Innovation Award 2019 at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show 2018.Carrier News Release 20190328

■Mitsubishi Electric (Tokyo): March 28, 2019 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Elevator India Private Limited (IMEC) will launch the NEXIEZ-LITE MRL elevator on April 1. The model will be added to the NEXIEZ-LITE series of elevators for midrise and low-rise residences, office buildings and hotels in India, the world's second-largest elevator market. Manufacturer IMEC aims to sell 1,000 units in 2021. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190328

■Bitzer (Germany): Bitzer has introduced training for bus air conditioning using its Roadstar compressors. The course to be held at Bitzer’s Schaufler Academy, the company’s international training centre in Rottenburg am Neckar, near Stuttgart, will include both theoretical and practical content. Bitzer Roadstar compressors have been successfully used in mobile air conditioning applications since 2011. Cooling Post 20190323

■Samsung (UK): Samsung has announced a progressive switch to new and lower GWP refrigerant R32 across its entire residential and light commercial air conditioning split system ranges. Cooling Post 20190320

■Carrier: In recognition of his contribution and service to the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, his customers and community, Sonny Roncancio has been selected as a member of the prestigious Carrier Dealer Hall of Fame. Carrier News Release 20190319

■Carrier : The Supra® S6 new-generation truck refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold combines improved performance, efficiency and reliability with a contemporary new design, making it a welcome addition to fleets that deliver food, pharmaceuticals, flowers and other refrigerated goods. Designed for small- to medium-sized trucks, the Supra S6 unit is the first in a new series of diesel-powered truck units being rolled out by Carrier Transicold. Carrier News Release 20190318

●MHI : Tokyo, March 12, 2019 – Starting in late March, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. will progressively launch 19 new models in its lineup of air-conditioners for residential use in the Japanese market. MHI News Release 20190312

■Yanmar (Germany) Yanmar announced that the Eschenfelder KKU Group has joined the Yanmar Group effective 1st April 2019. Yanmar Energy Systems Co. Ltd (YES) is a group company of Yanmar and a leading force in development, production and distribution of gas engine heat pumps, chiller and cogeneration solutions for the HVAC industry worldwide, while Eschenfelder KKU Group (KKU) specializes in the design, engineering, distribution and installation of resource-saving refrigeration, cooling and heating solutions for trade and industry. Yanmar News Release 20190311

■Midea (Spain) : Chinese air conditioning manufacturer Midea has developed a new split system which is said to combine fast cooling with even and “breezeless” air distribution. The BreezeleSS+ incorporates Midea’s TwinFlap twin deflector front air outlet with 7928 mini-holes for even cool air dispersion. In addition, the BreezeleSS+ is said to be the first split air conditioner with side air outlets. These S-shaped outlets are specially designed to work with the front outlet to further improve dispersion. The unit’s high-speed inverter compressor, said to be capable of reaching 65Hz within 6s, combined with fast fan speeds and wide 70mm air outlet can drop air outlet temperature to 23ºC within 40 seconds, Midea claims. Cooling Post 20190305

▲Mitsubishi Electric : TOKYO, March 5, 2019 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced its newly developed SwipeTalk Air™ user interface (UI), which is believed to be the world's first UI to use augmented reality (AR) technology to render spoken words instantly as three-dimensional text during live video recordings. Text positioning is implemented by simply swiping a finger over the tablet or smartphone screen. The company also announced its development of SwipeTalk Air app on iOS® that integrates the UI, video recording and other functions for extra-expressive videos that are expected to enliven social media. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190305

■Panasonic : Panasonic has realized its first zero CO2 emission factories at two sites in Japan and Belgium, which are expected to reduce CO2 emissions by a combined total of approximately 5,000 tons per year.Panasonic News Release 20190228

■Carrier : Building owners and operators can now help maximize occupant comfort and increase energy efficiency with Carrier’s new ComfortVu™ BACnet thermostats. These thermostats offer control of a building's heating and cooling equipment from inside a facility, or from any BACnet-based building management system (BMS), including Carrier’s powerful i-Vu® building automation system. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. The new wall-mounted BACnet thermostats are designed to work with commercial heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment, including rooftop units, heat pumps, fan coils, and unit heaters. Carrier News Release 20190226

■Mitsubishi Electric (Tokyo) : February 26, 2019 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it would commence operation of its "TAKUMI" Inazawa Installation Training Center for elevator and escalator installation training on April 1. The facility, which is named after the Japanese word for "great master," is located on the premises of the Inazawa Works, the company's mother factory for the manufacture of elevators and escalators, in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Mitusishi Electric News Release 20190226

■Panasonic (Europe): Systemair and Panasonic announced a strategic partnership aimed at developing joint integrated and sustainable solutions for both commercial and residential premises. In the first phase, Panasonic will introduce a new series of high-efficiency and eco-friendly heat pump chillers incorporating Systemair's innovative reversible cooling technology. Through the collaboration, the two companies will be able to create a new, powerful value offer that meets their customer requirements. News Release Panasonic and Systemair 20190227

■Daikin: In regards to its announcement on November 26, 2018, Daikin Industries, Ltd. announces that it has obtained all equity interest for AHT effective February 22, 2019 (local time), through its subsidiary Daikin Europe N.V. and has completed its acquisition. The acquisition price was 579 million euros. This acquisition will be reflected in the company’s consolidated financial settlement. In the company’s consolidated balance sheet from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, and the company’s consolidated statement of income from the second quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.Daikin News Release 20190225

■Trane (Belgium): Ingersoll Rand is expanding its Trane XStream product range and introducing new small capacity water-cooled chillers and water-to-water heat pumps. The new XStream RTWF products cover lower capacities between 340kW and 920kW and include models designed with low GWP refrigerants R513A and R1234ze. The use of the less than 1 GWP R1234ze refrigerant makes the XSTREAM RTWF unit capable of delivering heating capacity up to 80ºC. With the new additions to the portfolio, the XStream screw chillers and heat pumps offer capacities from 340kW to 3700kW, the largest capacity coverage available on the market. Cooling Post 201902020

■Toshiba (UK): Audio engineers at hi-fi specialist Sonority Design have installed an ultra-low noise R32-based Toshiba air conditioning system to ensure the best possible listening environment for its customers. The Brierley Hill-based audio company chose Toshiba’s bi-flow RAS console split system with its sound pressure range of just 31-46dB(A). Cooling Post 20190219

■Carrier (UK): The first UK installation of Carrier’s new ultra-low Global Warming Potential (GWP) AquaForce® 30XAV chiller operating on the company’s PUREtec® HFO R-1234ze refrigerant, has been completed at Gatwick Airport Ltd. The chiller uses refrigerant R-1234ze with a GWP rating of less than 1, has low sound output and high resilience due to its dual refrigeration circuit. Carrier’s Greenspeed® Intelligence system delivers high efficiency by precisely matching cooling output with the load using a fine-control inverter. Carrier News Release 20190220

■MHI: MHI Thermal Systems Establishes Centrifugal Chiller, Air-conditioner and Heat Pump Water Heater Construction and Engineering Company in China. Tokyo, February 20, 2019 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has established and launched operation of a joint venture (JV) with Nantong Hualong Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. (Nantong Hualong), a general contractor based in Jiangsu Province, to undertake installation and engineering services of centrifugal chillers, air-conditioners and heat pump water heaters throughout China. The JV was founded through Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (MHIAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of MHI Thermal Systems based in Shanghai. MHI News Release 20190220

■Daikin (Japan): Daikin is to introduce an air conditioning unit in Japan to provide “cool spots” for outdoor event venues and restaurants, bar and cafe terraces. The outdoor air conditioner was tested at five public locations last year to verify the effect and comfort of the prototype, and garner public reaction at a number of national exhibitions. Cooling Post 20190215

■Mitsubishi Electric : Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has developed a simulation technology for predicting energy consumption and comfort levels to operate net zero energy buildings (ZEBs). The new technology helps building energy managers easily and efficiently to determine in advance the ideal settings for balancing energy savings and comfort levels in ZEBs. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190213

■Daikin (UK): Daikin has overseen the completion of the first UK applications of its EWAT-B air-cooled scroll chillers running on lower GWP refrigerant R32.Cooling Post 20190210

■Chemours (USA): Production of the low GWP HFO refrigerant R1234yf has started at Chemours’ Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas. Cooling Post 20190212

■Mitsubishi Electric(Tokyo) : February 4, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today its consolidated financial results for the first 9 months and third quarter, ended December 31, 2018, of the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 (fiscal 2019). Net sales: 3,264.1 billion yen (2% increase from the same period last year) Operating income: 201.4 billion yen (15% decrease from the same period last year). The home appliances business saw an increase in sales of 3% from the same period of the previous fiscal year to 806.0 billion yen due to an increase in sales of air conditioners for Japan, Europe and North America. Operating income increased by 0.3 billion yen from the same period of the previous fiscal year to 50.7 billion yen due primarily to an increase in sales, despite rises in material prices and sales expenses. Mitsubishi Electric News Release 20190204

■AC (Japan): A hot summer provided a boost to Japanese residential air conditioner shipments in 2018, increasing by 9.4% year-on-year to JPY790.9bn ($7.2bn) in 2018. The number of units increased by 8.1% to 9.65 million, the third consecutive year of growth. Cooling Post 20190203

■Electrolux ( Sweden) : The Electrolux Group has announced the closure of its refrigeration production line at its factory in Santiago, Chile, with production being transferred to “other locations”. Electrolux says the increased global use of modular product platforms was a contributory factor in the decision and will allow it to improve efficiency and sharpen the local product offering. Last year, the company announced investments to modernise and expand its refrigeration products facility in Anderson, South Carolina. The expansion will be complete and production will begin this year. Cooling Post 20190203

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