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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 (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

●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 ( Belgium) : Brussels, 12 October 2023 – Daikin is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Europe, the Middle East and Africa this week. Daikin Europe News Release 20231016

●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

●MHI (Japan) : Tokyo, April 5, 2022 - In June, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will launch a new series of large-capacity centrifugal chillers adopting the CFC-free(Note1) HFO-1234yf refrigerant having extremely low environmental impact: zero ozone depletion and a GWP(Note2) below 1. The series will have two models: the constant-speed JHT-Y and the inverter-equipped JHT-YI. Both new models feature capacities ranging from 300 to 5,400 refrigeration tons (RT)(Note3), with the maximum capacity representing a 400 RT increase over the “GART-ZE/ZEI” series launched in 2017. The JHT-Y and JHT-YI are the first centrifugal chillers with capacities up to 5,400 RT offered commercially in Japan to feature a low-GWP refrigerant. Together with the “ETI-Z” series of centrifugal chillers in the small-to-medium capacity range launched in 2015, MHI Thermal Systems will now offer a full lineup of low-GWP refrigerant models in variations spanning from 150 to 5,400 RT. MHI News Release 20220405

●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 (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

●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

●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

★Trane (USA) — Trane Technologies’ commercial HVAC business announced a price increase of up to 7.5 percent on select Trane unitary, applied, and controls equipment. The increase will be effective April 9, 2021. ACHR News 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

★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

■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

■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 (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 : Japan - Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has joined the IP Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19 and pledged not to seek any compensation nor assert any intellectual property rights, including patent, utility model,design and copyright, owned by Panasonic Corporation or Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co. Ltd. against any individual or other entity with respect to the activities whose sole purpose is to stop the spread of COVID-19 during the time of this crisis. Panasonic News Release 20200525

■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

★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

■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

■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 20190924

■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

■Ashrae (USA): ASHRAE claims its new net-zero energy-efficient headquarters in Atlanta will become a showcase for the latest HVAC&R equipment and technology.The two-storey structure, which includes a partial basement, sits on 11 acres and is 66,700ft². It will accommodate approximately 125 staff. The new headquarters is located at 180 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, Georgia, just 10 miles north of its current location. It will open in October 2020. Cooling Post 20190608

■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

■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

〇博世(Bosch): 7月23日,据德媒报道,德国巨头博世(Bosch)将以74欧元(80亿美元)的价格收购收购江森自控和日立旗下家用及轻型商用暖通空调业务。目前,双方博世集团股东和监事会已批准了这项收购,各方也已签署了有关收购的具有约束力的协议,收购预计将在一年内完成。据悉,作为这笔交易的一部分,博世集团同时计划全资收购江森自控-日立空调合资公司,其中包括日立40%的股权。博世集团董事会主席史蒂凡·哈通表示(Stefan Hartung)称这是“博世公司历史上规模最大的一次并购交易”,也是“持续落实博世2030战略的重要里程碑”。这笔交易将为博世带来更多发展机遇,在潜力巨大的暖通空调市场中获得全球领先地位,同时进一步增强博世在美国和亚洲的业务布局,促进各业务板块的均衡发展,并使整个公司更加强大。制冷网02040724


●中国家用空调:据产业在线向第一财经记者提供的数据,受库存高企、需求不足以及贸易摩擦的影响,2023年中国家用空调出口北美洲市场的数量在上年高基数的情况下同比下降25.4%,规模已经不足800万台。北美地区包括了美国、加拿大以及墨西哥等国。而同期,中国家用空调2023年整体出口量同比增长8.2%至6621.2万台。从出口量看,2023年,美国仍然是中国家用空调出口量最多的国家市场。但是,从出口额看,2023年,美国已不再是中国家用空调出口额最多的国家市场,日本跃升为中国家用空调出口额最多的国家市场,美国市场跌至第二位。2023年,中国向美国出口家用空调10.6亿美元,而中国向日本出口家用空调11.7亿美元。本文为第一财经首发原创, 产业在线20240407

●谷轮: 2024年3月28日,可持续环境优化解决方案的全球供应商谷轮宣布,正式推出高效可靠的谷轮50HP涡旋压缩机解决方案。该解决方案适用R-32、R-454B和R-410A制冷剂,可帮助客户打造制热性能优异的热泵。转载:谷轮 • 2024年3月28日 • 艾肯网

●丹佛斯/谷歌: 丹佛斯、谷歌两家公司宣布启动全新战略合作,携手推动领先的人工智能技术和数据中心能效解决方案的应用。在合作中,丹佛斯将利用谷歌云生成式人工智能技术优化客户体验、简化内部工作流程并提高整个组织的生产力,包括利用生成式人工智能技术收集和处理信息、实现知识库构建的自动化、生成产品描述,以及在电子商务场景中通过聊天机器人创建解决方案等。转载:丹佛斯 • 2024年1月24日 • 艾肯网

●加西贝拉: 墨西哥当地时间10月26日,加西贝拉压缩机有限公司建于墨西哥科阿韦拉州拉莫斯阿里斯佩市的冰箱压缩机工厂正式投产。这是中国冰箱压缩机行业第一家自主建设的海外工厂。西贝拉才正式进入北美市场,但增长迅猛。2011年,以R134a为冰箱制冷剂的美国市场进行了政策调整,美国环保署将R600a列入可接受的替代清单之中。为了给后来的R600a冰箱压缩机市场做铺垫,更早地接触、了解北美客户,2014年,专业生产R600a冰箱压缩机的加西贝拉,以供应R134a冰箱压缩机“试水”北美市场,并一举打开局面。依靠质量过硬的产品,加西贝拉迅速成为包括伊莱克斯、惠而浦、GEA等北美重要冰箱企业的战略供应商,市场占比也以每年翻番的速度迅速增长。2022年,加西贝拉在北美的市场占有率一路攀升至30%。北美市场也成为加西贝拉重要的市场之一. 2023年11月8日 《电器》杂志

●全球家用空调市场:随着厄尔尼诺现象带来的高温刺激、疫情后需求逐步修复以及全球经济逐渐复苏,全球家用空调零售市场呈现稳中有升的态势,整体规模自2020年后逐步回暖。GfK全球监测数据显示,2023年上半年,全球家用空调零售市场(不包含北美市场,下同)规模呈增长态势,零售量为3948万台,同比增长6.0%;零售额为209.7亿美元,同比增长7.8%。来源: GfK家电事业部 2023年9月14日

●美的:当地时间6月29日上午,广东省省长王伟中率代表团一行调研美的空调泰国工厂,美的集团董事长兼总裁方洪波,副总裁王金亮陪同。代表团一行也来到美的空调泰国工厂总装自动线,详细了解了库卡机器人和自动化设备在海外的使用情况。以工业4.0为标杆打造的工厂,占地20.8万平方米,总投资额超过10亿元人民币,2022年11月全面投产。美的空调泰国工厂汇聚了美的集团多年积累的最佳实践经验,如工业互联网、自动化、信息化、精益物流等,结合新一代数字技术,精心打造这座美的在海外最大的智能数字化工厂,也是结合美的集团最佳精益实践的绿色标杆工厂。 美的空调泰国工厂现有6条产线,主要生产分体、窗式、移动空调等产品,产品主要销往东盟、中东、北美等地区。工厂整体规划年产能400万台/套,其中2023年规划产出120万台/套,预计2025年全面建成后将成为泰国乃至东南亚地区最大的空调生产基地之一。目前,美的集团在泰国合共布局有四个海外生产基地,分别是位于大城的威灵电机工厂、巴吞他尼的冰箱、洗衣机生产工厂,暖武里的冰箱、微波炉、生活电器工厂以及春武里的空调工厂。泰国市场增长速度快,市场需求大,是美的全球突破战略的重点发力区域。当前位置: 制冷网 20230703

●TICA Event | SMARDT团队到访天加,5年相伴,感恩有你!近日,天加品牌矩阵核心成员SMARDT全球团队到访天加,对天加环境和天加能源基地进行了深度的参观与了解。6月6日,在天加举办的“天加-SMARDT 五年相伴 感恩有你”主题晚宴上,天加董事长蒋立先生、SMARDT 全球CEO ASHRAF ABDALLA先生及核心团队与天加团队核心管理层,欢聚一堂,一起回首过去,展望未来。转载:天加 • 2023年6月15日 • 艾肯网

●谷轮(Copeland): 2023年5月31日,黑石集团(纽约证券交易所股票代码:BX)和艾默生(纽约证券交易所股票代码:EMR)宣布已完成对艾默生环境优化技术140亿美元业务交易中的多数股权交易。本次交易的完成标志着谷轮作为暖通空调制冷行业领导者,在推动下一代环境优化技术发展的道路上迎来了又一座重要里程碑。 新的独立公司将以“谷轮(Copeland)”命名,传承品牌的百年历史、享誉全球的品牌声誉及在暖通空调制冷领域的影响力。作为一家专注于服务全球暖通空调制冷市场的独立公司,谷轮拥有全球领先的产品组合,为住宅、商业和工业客户提供压缩机、控制器、恒温器、阀件、软件和监测解决方案等产品。2022财年,谷轮的净销售额达到50亿美元。制冷网20230602

●丹佛斯: 丹佛斯见证了美国市场对冷却技术需求的巨大增长,并宣布在墨西哥阿波达卡建造新的压缩机和传感器制造工厂。新扩建将生产中型和大型涡旋压缩机、HVAC/R压力传感器,以及用于住宅和商业空调和制冷的A2L泄漏检测传感器。该设施预计将于2024年底准备就绪,初始产能为100,000台压缩机组、160万个压力传感器和100万个A2L泄漏检测传感器。制冷网 20230218

●Arceilk・惠而浦:路透社2023年1月17日消息,美国家电制造商惠而浦正在将欧洲的业务并入竞争对手土耳其Arcelik公司,以降低在欧洲市场的风险敞口。惠而浦表示,已同意将中东和非洲的业务出售给土耳其Arcelik公司。Arcelik称,将以现金的形式支付给惠而浦2000万欧元,以达成这次合作。新公司将包括Arcelik的欧洲子公司,业务涉及大家电、小家电和消费电子产品。“惠而浦将持有25%的股份,Arcelik将持有75%的股份。”惠而浦美国总部的有关负责人表示。Arcelik表示,该交易预计在2023年下半年完成,尚需获得监管部门的批准。来源: 《电器》20230128

●富士通CEO周三表示,该公司计划迅速出售其在空调制造子公司富士通通用有限公司(Fujitsu General Ltd.)的全部42%股份,价值约1400亿日元(约11亿美元),以帮助精简业务,而不考虑部分剥离。富士通在全盛时期曾生产从计算机到芯片、手机和家用电器等各种产品,但现在已剥离了大部分消费产品,专注于面向企业的通信和信息技术系统。制冷网20230111

●BSRIA : 刚刚发布了世界压缩机研究的报告,该研究分析了全球用于空调 (AC)、热泵 (HP) 和制冷 (REF) 应用的压缩机的销售情况。该研究由五个独立的区域报告组成:美洲、欧洲、中东和非洲、印度、中国和亚洲其他地区。 由于Covid-19的爆发,销售额在2020年经历了显着下降,但全球压缩机市场在2021年强劲复苏,预计2022年为5.021亿台(增长 3%),而由于通货膨胀,价值得到支撑, 486亿美元(增长15%)。这包括空调压缩机(2.073亿台)、热泵(540万台)和制冷(2.894亿台)。这种强劲的反弹已经使市场高于大流行前的水平。它特别是由空调应用中的旋转压缩机推动的。BSRIA20221103

●日本大型空调企业富士通将军(FUJITSU GENERAL)10月26日召开财报说明会,会上,该公司社长斋藤悦郎透露,将讨论在日本国内重启空调生产业务。如果在日本国内重新恢复生产,这将是该公司自2001年关闭位于浜松市的制造工厂以来首次。 Source: Zhhileng.com 20221027

★松下: 9月21日,松下.万宝(广州)压缩机有限公司在番禺基地举行了新一代E-涡旋压缩机首次出货仪式,仪式虽然简短,但场面隆重,气氛热烈。松下新一代E-涡旋压缩机首批出货,助力家用空调高端布局. 新一代E涡旋压缩机正是中日双方联合研发团队在不断攻坚克难中取得的又一新成果。来源:产业在线20220922

●东芝/美的: 9 月 5 日,东芝开利株式会社(以下简称 " 东芝 ")转让广东美芝制冷设备有限公司(以下简称 " 美芝制冷 ")40% 股权,美的集团股份有限公司(以下简称 " 美的集团 ")接盘。 据了解,美芝制冷成立于 1995 年 9 月 26 日,注册资本 4.6 亿元。股权变更前,美芝制冷的大股东为美的集团,持股 60%;东芝持股 40%。股权变更后,其由美的集团 100% 持股。制冷网20220907

●中国家电“三巨头”: 2022上半年合计净赚逾300亿元: 家电网-HEA.CN报道:根据中国家用电器行业三大头部企业美的集团股份有限公司(下称美的集团)、海尔智家股份有限公司(下称海尔智家)和珠海格力电器股份有限公司(下称格力电器)发布的财报,这三家家电企业上半年合计实现净利润逾300亿元(人民币,下同)。来源:中国新闻网20220902

●松下: 2022年6月,松下压缩机(大连)有限公司全新开发的卧式变频大排量压缩机(T-SWY110H00A)成功通过终端客户的测试评审,顺利投入市场,实现批量销售,开启了轨交领域大排量压缩机销售的新篇章。2022-07-08 来源:松下压缩机PAPCDL

●2022中国制冷展将延期至2022年8月1-3日举办=尊敬的各位展商、广大行业同仁: 今年3月,受新冠肺炎疫情影响,中国制冷展组委会决定延期举办2022中国制冷展。目前,整体疫情形势趋于平稳,在全行业的热情期盼下,经中国制冷展组委会研究决定,原定于2022年4月11-13日在重庆国际博览中心举办的第三十三届“中国制冷展”将延期至8月1-3日举办,地点仍为重庆国际博览中心。请广大展商和行业同仁知悉,提前做好参展、参观准备。中国制冷展 2022/5/25

●LG中央空调:早在2016年,LG中央空调多台3600RT大容量双级压缩离心式冷水机组服务近亿元的土耳其卡赞碱矿加工厂项目,这是当时国内单台冷量最大的离心机订单,曾备受行业瞩目。时隔6年,出于对LG中央空调先进可靠的技术、机组的稳定运行以及全球化的售前售后服务的高度认可,这个由化工行业巨头土耳其Park Holding公司开发的扩建项目再度选择LG中央空调,为其提供行业最高标准的非标定制的冷水机组。2022年4月,LG中央空调精心定制的2台3600RT非标定制离心机组,已顺利出厂。LG, 艾肯网 20220419

●大金(中国):4月15日,大金(中国)投资有限公司武汉分公司发布“关于大金空调产品价格调整的通知”,受到国际局势、全球疫情的综合影响,2021年以来原材料价格持续大幅上涨,设备制造的成本不断攀升,对企业生产和经营带来巨大的压力。大金武汉分公司经研究决定,自2022年5月16日起,上调大金各系列产品价格。原创 :艾肯网20220419

●广交会:第 131 届中国进出口商品交易会(广交会)将于 4 月 15-24 日在网上举 办,展期 10 天。本届广交会以联通国内国际双循环为主题,展览内容包括 线上展示平台、供采对接服务、跨境电商专区三部分,在官网设立展商展 品、全球供采对接、新品发布、展商连线、虚拟展馆、新闻与活动、大会 服务等栏目,按照 16 大类商品设置 50 个展区,境内外参展企业 2.5 万多家, 并继续设立“乡村振兴”专区,供所有脱贫地区参展企业集中展示。来源:国际商报20220414

●三菱重工:日本三菱重工热力系统公司将推出一系列全新大容量离心式冷水机组,采用低 GWP 制冷剂 R1234yf,支持300 到 5400冷吨的制冷量。来源:制冷网20220415

●三菱重工海尔三期项目主要是生产线的扩建,占地30亩,计划总投资5.2亿元,项目计划于2022年3月开工,2023年5月建成投产。项目建成后,三菱重工海尔每年将新增产值10亿元,能较好的支撑和保障三菱重工海尔2023年及以后全球市场的订单需求。原创 • 2022年3月29日 • 艾肯网

●家用空调制冷剂:回顾2021,家用空调冷媒行业在疫情中稳步前进,在政策和市场需求的推动下行业转型加速。据产业在线数据显示,2021年,制冷剂R32产量较上年大增22%,而R410A和ODS用途R22的产量则面临5%-10%的缩减。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20220321



●家用空调: 2022年2月家用空调行业排产约为1033万台,较去年同期生产实绩增长18.5%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL20220128

●海信:海信中央空调作为生态空气场景的创造者,勇担新国品社会职责,以科技创新、匠心品质,为故宫博物院金银器馆的文物匠人,打造健康、舒适的工作环境,助力文物传承。金银器馆占地面积大,室内空间为挑空结构,为了保障室内均匀舒适的温度,海信中央空调根据空间需求,合理布局出风口位置,让气流分布均匀,冬天制暖舒适、夏天制冷柔和。为馆内的文物工作者与参观者提供冬暖夏凉的舒适体验。海信中央空调采用了精准温湿调节系统,能精准控温湿,确保在潮湿季节,金银器馆内依旧保持干爽状态,为故宫文物提供适宜的存放环境。转载:海信 、艾肯网20220115

●松下压缩机(大连): 网站中文版改版完成,已于近日正式上线。新网站上线之际,自2022年1月6日起,松下压缩机(大连)有限公司将正式启用网站新域名:cdl.panasonic.cn测试期间使用的域名www.papcdl.com将作为备用域名继续保留。原有域名papcdl.panasonic.cn、www.sanyocomp.com 和 www.sanyocomp.cn 已不再使用。来源:松下大连压缩机20220114

●志高:1月13日,志高空调四会制造基地投产庆典暨二期项目启动仪式成功举办,新基地生产制造的首批空调也于当日正式下线。据悉,志高四会制造基地,地处广东省肇庆四会市,这里既是发展潜力巨大的粤港澳大湾区新兴之城、活力之市,同时也是承接大湾区核心城市产业外溢、先进制造业发展的集中承载地。四会基地一期总面积为150亩,主要用于家用空调及中央空调设备的智能研发制造等,生产年产能为200万套,预计年产值将达30亿元人民币。四会基地以精益设计制造理念贯彻建造始终,通过优化生产线、设备与仓储物流;采用国际先进制造工艺,实现生产效益的大幅提升。来源:产业在线 20220113

●压缩机: 产业在线监测数据显示:12月旋转压缩机行业生产1983.3万台,同比减少8.56%,环比增长0.78%持平;销售1968.3万台,同比下降7.11%,环比增加3.65%。本月的产销率为99.24%。库存量为735.15万台,同比增加3.1%,环比增加2.08%。财年1-12月累计产量为23824.8万台,同比增长13.23%;销量为23857.1万台,同比增长12.77%。 冷年8-12月累计产量为9114.8万台,同比减少2.05%;销量为8895万台,同比减少1.07%。 2021年,美芝、凌达和海立三家生产行业占比73.74%(2020年为73.36%),三家销售行业占比73.90%(2020年为73.56%)。来源:产业在线20220113 

●多联机:产业在线监测数据显示,2021年11月中央空调市场同比增长率继续收窄,不过依然处于小幅扩张态势,相比家用市场的低迷,在总体产业链市场表现颇为亮眼。细分产品表现来看,离心机及多联机增幅居前,在中央空调行业中的市场份额再度提升,其中,多联机内销市场完成销售额54亿元,同比增长7.1%。面对后市,在原材料价格居高不下、宏观经济承压下行等不利因素影响下,2022年的低开局面或将难以避免。挑战之下,相信各企业坚定自身品牌定位、以产品创新与渠道拓展为着力点的基本思路不会改变,随着地产政策放松预期的持续加大,多联机市场将会在风浪当中展现出百亿市场的韧性与积淀。来源:产业在线 20220113

●美的: 1月6日,美的楼宇科技在鹏城深圳举行以“云楼智宇 TRUE见未来”为主题的TRUE大会上,美的新品多联机MDV8重磅发布!来源:产业在线 20220107

●三菱重工海尔: 2021年12月 9日上午十点,万众瞩目中,三菱重工海尔中央空调迎来了其发展历程中的里程碑事件——第100万台机器正式下线. 转载:三菱重工海尔 • 2021年12月10日 • 艾肯网



●海尔集团:2021年11月5日,是中国家电工业历史上一个最值得记录的日子。这一天,海尔集团召开第八届职工代表大会。会议上,海尔创始人张瑞敏主动提请:不再参与新一届董事提名。本次会议选举产生了新一届管理委员会和董事局。新一届董事局邀请张瑞敏担任新一届董事局名誉主席,选举周云杰为新一届董事局主席,聘任周云杰为首席执行官、梁海山为总裁。来源: 《电器》杂志 20211105

●美的: 美的集团发布2021年中报业绩,营业收入1748亿元,同比增长25.1%;归母净利润150亿元,同比增长7.8%。从具体业务来看,暖通空调、消费电器,机器人、自动化系统及其他制造业板块的营收分别为764亿元、650亿元、127亿元;同比分别增长 19.3%、22.5%、33.3%。此外,2021年上半年美的全网销售规模达520亿,同比增长超20%,线上与线下市场进一步加速融合,这离不开美的与京东家电等合作伙伴长期的密切合作。来源:电器杂志 20210903



●格力:格力风管机C3全系列产品,采用 R32 环保冷媒,R32 与 R410A 相比在环保方面有着更为突出的优势。且更节能,全直流变频一级风管机系列最高能效达 4.4。对于安装和维修都要注意制冷系统的安全性。来源:中国制冷网20210707

★美的:鞑靼斯坦共和国投资发展署署长塔丽娅·米努琳娜在圣彼得堡国际经济论坛期间接受媒体采访时表示,中国美的集团在鞑靼斯坦共和国的工厂将于2023年前全面投入运营。米努琳娜称:“美的以11亿卢布(约合1502万美元)的投资进入俄罗斯市场。2023年,他们在鞑靼斯坦的项目将全面启动,这是一个位于经济特区的2.4万平方米的工厂,每年将生产20万台冰箱和12.5万台冰柜。”  据了解,目前,鞑靼斯坦共和国共有有16家中国企业创立的公司,海尔集团在2016年就在此设立冰箱厂,2019年开始投产运营洗衣机产品。有关美的集团在鞑靼斯坦共和国建厂的消息早在2020年11月就有相关报道,此次俄罗斯卫星通讯社的报道更为具体。来源:中国制冷网 20210607

●开利:2021年6月3日,开利宣布完成对广东积微集团及其子公司的控股权收购,包括广东志高暖通设备有限公司。此次收购帮助开利实现在多联机及轻商市场的快速增长,该市场至2025年预计将达到近200亿美元。来源:开利 艾肯网20210604

★博世 : 2021年5月20日,博世热力技术中国全新总部基地开幕典礼暨《中国城镇分户式采暖4.0时代的系统白皮书(2021)》发布仪式在上海嘉定隆重举行。来源: 电器杂志 20210521

★美的威灵 : 2021年5月18日,美的威灵汽车部件产品公司正式官宣其驱动系统、热管理系统和辅助/自动驾驶系统的三大产品线全线投产,并正式发布了电机驱动、热管理系统和辅助/自动驾驶系统等三大产品线的5款汽车零部件产品:驱动电机、电子水泵、电子油泵、电动压缩机和EPS电机。至此,美的已实现了核心部件的自主研发并量产。据美的机电事业群总裁伏拥军介绍,威灵在10年前进入EPS转向电机的研发;在5年前,开始了汽车电动空调压缩机研发;在3年前的5月18日,正式成立了美的威灵汽车部件产品公司。其遵循“上市一代、储备一代、研究一代”的开发理念,以6000多项专利推进3大系统5类产品不断进阶、拓展、延伸出多条系统化、多元化、精细化的技术路线。这些技术成果可以说是美的威灵汽车部件用科技赋能新能源车行业的底气。来源:电器杂志20210520

■中国版REACH限制物质:  2021年6月1月,“中国版REACH限制物质”——GB/T 39498-2020《消费品中重点化学物质使用控制指南》将正式实施。 据悉,《消费品中重点化学物质使用控制指南》中列举控制的多项有害物质,例如铅、镉、汞、六价铬、多溴联苯、多溴二苯醚、邻苯二甲酸酯、多环芳烃(PAH)、有机锡化合物、镍释放量、短链氯化石蜡(SCCP)、全氟辛烷磺酸及其衍生物、全氟辛酸及其盐和碳链长度≥8的全氟羧酸化合物等,均涉及针对电子电气产品的管控。该标准适用于消费品,包括产品的组件、零部件、配件、包装和使用说明。来源:电器杂志 dianqizazhi.com 20210518 

●大金工业欲加速在泰国及其周边各国培养氟化学品销售的新业务支柱。在东南亚担任化学品业务销售和市场营销职能的泰国公司——“Daikin Chemical Southeast Asia”以汽车相关用途的氟化学品以及空调用制冷剂为主开展活动。但汽车领域受到新型冠状病毒疫情影响,制冷剂也受市况动向影响销量极易变化。  除了这些业务之外,该公司瞄准有望增长的包装材料等领域进行市场开拓,培育可扎根于东南亚地区的新业务。众多当地企业承担着供应链职能,大金将加强对这些当地供应商的接触。来源: 中国制冷网 20210518

●压缩机:2021年3月,涡旋压缩机行业总产量为25.91万台,同比增长12.16%,环比上月增长71.02%;总销量为25.40万台,同比增长11.84%,环比上月增长67.41%;内销量为18.45万台,同比增长11.14%,环比上月增长57.02%;出口量为6.95万台,同比增长13.72%,环比上月增长103.08%。2021年1-3月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为68.14万台,同比增长24.66%;累计销量为67.27万台,同比增长26.44%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL,中国制冷网 20210518


●松下: 4月7日至9日,第三十二届 “中国制冷展”将在上海新国际博览中心举办。松下将亮相W4馆W4F15展台,以“品质生活·净相伴”为主题,“6恒气候站”为重点,携手展出新风・空调相关产品,打造全屋优质空气、净水居家理念。开展首日,松下将举办“2021 Panasonic事业战略发布会”,解析松下核心战略和独有的空间价值提案。来源: 电器杂志20210401

●海信 : 3月10日,海信空调泰国首条产线首台空调成功下线,标志着海信空调开拓海外市场迈出坚实的一步,进一步加速海信集团国际化进程。在空调领域,海信技术积累深厚,于1997年推出中国第一台变频空调,并于 2008年推出国内第一款新风产品。据介绍,该产线具备生产窗机、移动空调、除湿机和分体外机的能力,应用了多项国内成熟自动化技术,设备节拍快,效率高,推动海信空调总产能再创新高,标志着海信空调开拓海外市场迈出坚实的一步,助力海信集团国际化进程再进一步。2020年,海信海外收入548亿元,同比增长18.6%。中国制冷网20210315


★海信:3月1日晚间,海信家电发布公告称,拟以每股256日元的价格认购日本三电控股株式会社定向增发的8362万股普通股股份,总认购价约为214.09亿日元(折合人民币13.02亿元)。此次交易完成后,海信家电将持有三电控股约75%的表决权,成为三电控股的控股股东。三电控股成立于1943年,是东京证券交易所一部上市公司,2019财年实现销售收入2048.8亿日元。 来源: 证券日报之声,电器杂志 20210303

■美的:2021年3月1日,美的机电事业群完成对泰国日立压缩机工厂的业务交割(2020年12月24日已完成收购Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc.所持有的100%股份),工厂正式更名为GMCC and Welling Appliance Component (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (以下简称GAT),这标志着美的机电事业群首个海外基地正式投产。按计划全部投产达效后,GAT规划年产能可达800万台。美的机电事业新闻中心20210302

■天加: 2月28日,天加全球首台VTX磁悬浮冷水机组下线仪式在南京隆重举行。天加公司-新闻中心 (ticachina.com) 20210228

●铜价:铜价跃升至63480元/吨,近九年的最高位!铝达到2018年以来的最高水平,镍达到2014年以来的最高水平。2月19日,铜价迎来七连涨,暴涨至63480元/吨,铜价飙升至9年最高点!而去年2月19日铜价仅为46060元/吨,上涨了近30%。来源:中国制冷网 20210223

★美的:2月1日下午消息,天眼查App显示,1月26日,美垦半导体技术有限公司成立,法定代表人为殷必彤,注册资本2亿人民币,经营范围包括集成电路芯片及产品制造,集成电路芯片及产品销售,电力电子元器件制造,电力电子元器件销售,半导体分立器件制造,半导体分立器件销售,变压器、整流器和电感器制造,集成电路制造等。天眼查App显示,该公司由美的集团股份有限公司和佛山市美的空调工业投资有限公司共同控股,持股比例为95%、5%。来源: 新浪科技20210203


★家用空调2020收官数据:据产业在线监测数据显示,2020年家用空调全年生产14490万台,同比下降5.2%,总销量14146万台,同比下降6.1%。其中内销总量8028万台,同比下降12.9%,出口6118万台,同比增长4.7%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL, 中国制冷网 20210125


★2020年全球智慧家庭发明专利公布: 2021年1月21日,incoPat创新指数研究中心与IPRdaily中文网联合发布2020年全球智慧家庭发明专利排行榜(TOP100)。据悉,该榜单针对利用了人工智能、云计算、无线通信等底层技术,并具有智能识别、分析、控制和信息收集功能的家居设备和家用电器的全球专利申请进行统计,截取2020年公开的发明专利申请量(同申请号合并)。榜单显示,排名前5席的企业中国上榜3家,分别是海尔智家、格力集团和美的集团。从专利数量看,拥有千件级别专利申请量的申请人共有5家。分别是海尔智家2034件、格力集团1864件、Samsung集团1456件、LG集团1225件、美的集团1148件。总体上看,此次上榜企业类型多元,家电领域优势明显。榜单前5名企业的智慧家庭发明专利总计7727件,占该榜单智慧家庭发明专利总数约52%。来源:财新网、电器杂志20210125

★格兰仕:国内首家!格兰仕GZ2020空气消毒机对新冠病毒灭活率高达99.99%: 根据广东省微生物分析检测中心检测数据显示:格兰仕GZ2020空气消毒机在30m³的实验空间内,1小时可以杀灭空气中99.99%以上的甲型流感病毒(H1N1)、99.91%的脊髓灰质炎病毒;99.92%的白色念珠菌、99.91%肺炎克雷伯氏菌;99.93%的黑曲霉素、99.91%的大肠杆菌等多种病毒、细菌、真菌。上海复旦大学复达科技中心最新检测数据显示:在特定实验环境及条件下,该设备5分钟可以对新型冠状病毒(SARS-CoV-2)灭活率高达99.98%,30分钟灭活率高达99.99%。 格兰仕GZ2020空气消毒机在以“健康呼吸”为目标的基础上,不断进行技术迭代和研发创新,持续为用户提供更高效的室内空气质量解决方案,让人们“自由呼吸,自在生活”。来源:电器杂志 20210115

●富士通将军中央空调(无锡)有限公司:2021年1月5日,正值新年到来之际,也迎来了富士通将军中央空调(无锡)有限公司成立15周年的重要时刻。从2006年在中国设立进行VRF的制造、销售以及售后服务的富士通将军中央空调(无锡)有限公司,已经走过15个征程。富士通将军中央空调(无锡)有限公司是株式会社富士通将军在中国投资的100%全资子公司,负责国内的中央空调产品销售、技术支持、售后服务,同时也是富士通将军在中国的全球生产基地。“2020年与2008年刚开始在新工厂生产时相比,生产、销售扩大到了6.5倍。 原创 : 艾肯网 20210105

■美的:2020年12月24日,美的集团收购 Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc.所持有泰国日立压缩机(Hitachi Compressor(Thailand)Ltd.,以下简称HCTL)的100%股份。此后,HCTL将正式纳入美的集团机电事业群统一管理。来源:新浪科技 20201225

●格力:冬天到来后,大家更加注意呼吸健康了。出门戴口罩,回家勤洗手。在家里,如果有能换新风和安全杀菌的空调,就更加能够安心自由呼吸了。 格力·臻新风空调就是一款能够制冷/热、换新风和安全杀菌的健康空调。 对健康空调来说,杀菌技术与效果非常重要。我们都知道,UVC杀菌灯的杀菌能力很强,效果也很好,而这也成为不少杀菌家电产品的重要技术基础。 臻新风空调就采用了“双杀菌”系统,其中之一便是 UVC安全杀菌系统。它通过内置的UVC-LED杀菌灯,对流经空调蒸发器的空气进行照射消杀,破坏病毒、细菌的生物结构,从而杀灭病菌。 空调开启之后,空气会不间断地进行循环,空气中的细菌和病毒也会被持久消杀,室内空气质量也就更加健康了。专业检测报告显示,格力·臻新风的白色葡萄球菌除菌率达99%以上,甲型H1N1病毒、肠道病毒EV71杀灭率98%以上。来源: 电器杂志 20201202

■天加: 南京天加环境科技有限公司董事长蒋立先生,荣获全省抗击新冠肺炎疫情先进个人表彰。蒋立董事长表示,“这份荣誉不应该给我,应该颁给整个天加公司,颁给天加全体同仁,尤其是销售团队和售后服务团队,是他们在抗疫一线代表天加默默奉献着一切!他们才是抗疫中最可爱的人!”业内人士表示,天加在海内外抗疫期间做出的一系列贡献,充分展现了中国制造良好的企业形象。哪怕是联合国颁发抗疫先进,天加也是受之无愧!来源: 天加环境科技有限公司 20201201

●大金(中国):11月18日,大金在中国的第一家工厂“大金上海生产基地”迎来第25个创立纪念日,作为大金在中国事业的发源地,经过25年的发展,大金上海生产基地已经成为以VRV 多联机系统为核心产品的先进制造基地,大金制造基地中国母工厂,也是目前大金极具实力的VRV 空调系统生产基地之一。 大金(中国)新闻中心20201119

●GB/T 18801-2015《空气净化器》:《电器》记者了解到,2020年9月22~23日,标准修订工作组召开了第五次讨论会,目前已就多数修改内容已经达成一致,还有一些参数存在异议需进一步复测。该标准有望在明年3月完成修订,进入报批阶段。该标准修订发布后,将淘汰大批落后产品。来源: 《电器》杂志 20201116

▲美的: 美的集团将在俄鞑靼斯坦共和国建厂生产制冷产品,总投资额为10亿卢布(1309万美元),工厂将在2021年投产。计划在2023年前达到年产35万台制冷产品的生产能力,其中冰箱超过20万台,冷冻箱12.5万台。来源:中国制冷网 20201114

●家用空调:据产业在线统计,9月家用空调总产量为1035.4万台,同比增长4.7%;总销量为1019.5万台,同比增长5.0%。 9月内销出货量665.6万台,同比微幅下滑0.2%;出口354.0万台,同比增长16.5%。 来源: 中国家电网, 产业在线 20201104


★米家: 10月21日,专为治理室内VOC而来的米家空气净化器X在小米商城、小米京东、天猫开启预售,售价1999元。为了更好的治理常见家庭中的VOC污染,米家空气净化器全新引入了VOC监测,能够更全面有效的应对看不见的空气污染。来源:电器杂志20201021

■美的:9月25日,OPPO与美的正式签约达成战略合作。OPPO终端与美的智能产品将实现全面互融,美的智能产品都将可能会接入到OPPO生态里。9月25日,OPPO与美的正式签约达成战略合作。OPPO终端与美的智能产品将实现全面互融,美的智能产品都将可能会接入到OPPO生态里。截止目前,用户在OPPO智能家居APP中使用美的设备的累计次数已超过1000万次,OPPO与美的联合活动覆盖用户总数也已达到1.2亿。来源:界面新闻, 家电网-HEA.CN202000925

■开利:开利中国6000冷吨冷水机组测试台在上海宝山工业园内正式落成并投入使用。该测试台是目前中国规模最大的同类测试台之一,能为客户测试最高达6000冷吨的冷水机组。上海市宝山区政府、上海宝山工业园、上海市电力局、上海市北供电局的领导及嘉宾应邀出席落成庆典,共同见证开利中国又一具有里程碑意义的重大项目。该冷水机组测试台可提供50HZ和60HZ的高压电源测试,测试范围为2000-6000冷吨,充分满足不同行业和地区的客户需求。此外,该测试台目前已通过AHRI及GMPI两项行业认证,能为商用及工业暖通空调解决方案和广泛的产品应用提供强有力的支持。来源:中国制冷网 20200923

■空调压缩机:产业在线统计数据显示,2020年7月国内轻型商用空调压缩机销售179.2万台,同比增长2.8%。其中轻商涡旋压缩机国内销售21.7万台,同比下滑14.2%;轻商旋转压缩机国内销售157.5万台,同比增长5.6%。来源: 中国制冷网, 产业在线ChinaIOL 20200915

◎海尔:9月11日,位于北京市朝阳区的海尔智家北京001号店盛大启幕。现场,海尔发布了全球首个场景品牌"三翼鸟"。这意味着,海尔不仅打造了世界第一家电品牌,又率先从家电品牌制造商转型为场景方案服务商,开辟了物联网时代场景品牌的新赛道。来源:电器杂志 20200911

■东芝:2020年9月8日,东芝空调与东芝冰箱战略合作沟通会议圆满结束,双方敲定关于未来的深度战略合作计划,东芝双强将携手打造前装市场的新布局。会议伊始,东芝空调杨燚华总经理对东芝冰箱团队的到访表示欢迎,沟通会在友好、热烈的气氛中展开。双方就合作模式开展深入探讨,杨总对东芝冰箱的宅配模式*深度认可,希望可以开展更深层次的合作。转载:东芝 2020-9-10来源: 艾肯家电网 20200910

■海信:9月9日,全球知名的第三方专业检测认证机构DEKRA德凯在2020安全智慧城市展览会举办全球首张Smart Home认证证书颁证仪式。海信健康家X8新风空调荣获智能空调K182标准001号证书,海信也成为全球首家通过该认证的空调品牌。来源: 中国家电网20200910



■艾默生: 2020年8月22日,在河北赵县永通桥公园,《电器》记者看到了一排排整齐的空气源热泵机组。就在去年冬天,这组能源站为许多赵县人民送上“温暖”。在赵县,这样的能源站还有46个。据介绍,这些能源站的背后是目前国内最大的空气源热泵集中供暖项目——由纽恩泰与艾默生共同参与的河北赵县“煤改电”采暖改造项目。此次项目整体采用了1200台纽恩泰空气源热泵产品,艾默生作为其重要战略合作伙伴,为机组提供了共计4800台谷轮™涡旋ZW286热泵专用压缩机。来源:电器杂志20200904

●三菱重工:对三菱重工海尔来说,是里程碑式的一天,首座由外商投资建设的科技高塔 “三菱重工研发高塔”在青岛三菱重工海尔正式落成。 来源:艾肯空调制冷网20200828

▲惠而浦:8月23日,惠而浦(中国)股份有限公司(600983.SH)发布公告确认,公司在8月21日收到广东格兰仕家用电器制造有限公司书面告知函,正在筹划部分要约收购事项,本次要约收购不以终止公司的上市地位为目的,可能导致上市公司控制权发生变更。公告显示,惠而浦股票自8月24日早盘起停牌,停牌不超过两个交易日,最晚于8月26日起复牌。2来源: 21世纪经济报道 20200824

■2020年7月转子压缩机行业生产2043.2万台,同比增长21.6%,环比下滑0.58%;销售1986.5万台,同比增长22.99%,环比减少3.73%。相比上月,转子压缩机7月产销稍有下滑,但仍创历史同期新高。 2020冷年,转子压缩机累计产量为20017.5万台,同比下滑2.91%;销量为20028.8万台,同比下滑3.33%。至此。 产业在线数据ChinaIOL 20200819

■长虹:2020年上半年,长虹海外业务收入同比增长13%,电视机、冰洗、空调三大产品线销售全线上扬。在长虹集团董事长赵勇的号召下,一支600人的工人队伍在短短3天里集结完毕,乘坐专列分赴广东中山等地,驰援当时“缺工”的出口基地。“这600人都是从四川各单位抽调出来的。我们的总部在四川绵阳,当地大部分员工是本地员工,而且都是在长虹工作多年的老员工,稳定性非常好,劳动技能也很熟练。 在空调产品线上,长虹推出的具有杀菌功能的产品,收获了不少海外消费者的欢迎和海外客户的认可,这也助力长虹空调海外业务实现同比增长10%的好成绩。有备而来,长虹在海外市场顺利拿下了2020年上半场的胜利。这其中又以欧洲市场、美国市场和亚太市场的表现更佳。与此同时,长虹在印度尼西亚、日本、韩国等亚太市场也取得了明显增长。来源:《电器》杂志20200810

■海尔:各个智能家居产品之间往往是“各自为政”,并不能实现相互协作,这也大大弱化了智能家居产品的便捷性。为此,海尔AI音箱Play应运而生,布局语音技术,作为“智慧家庭贴心助理”,承担起智慧家庭交互入口的重任。来源:电器杂志 20200806

■松下:2020年7月28日,中国松下正式发布《中国松下可持续发展报告2020》(以下简称” 报告”)。2020年是全面建成小康社会和“十三五”规划收官之年,作为扎根中国42年的外资企业,中国松下始终秉承“通过事业为人们生活的改善和社会的发展作贡献”的理念,以可持续发展报告与社会公众真诚沟通,展现积极履行社会责任、推动可持续发展的行动和成果。这也是中国松下连续发布的第8份中国本土企业社会责任报告。来源: 电器杂志 2020729

■美的・华为: 2020年7月24日,美的与华为共同宣布升级战略合作伙伴关系。双方以“5G、AI、云”技术发展和消费者全场景体验升级为契机,展开智能家居产品芯片/软件/平台、5G+工业互联网、混合云、企业AI等多个场景的深度合作,构建体验创新、智能联动和安全可靠的产品和解决方案,共创数智美好未来。来源:电器杂志 20200727

■海信:7月22日晚,海信空调夏季全球发布会暨战略伙伴云峰会在青岛举行。发布会上,海信新风空调X系产品集体亮相。中怡康数据显示:今年上半年,整个行业新风空调市场增长率为410%,而海信新风空调市场增长率更是达到943%。在刚刚过去的第28、29周,海信新风空调的市场占有率已接近35%,其中X8柜机在行业万元新风柜机中长期稳居TOP2,均处于行业领先的地位。在海外市场,海信空调上半年增长显著,创下多座“里程碑”,日本市场同比增长631%、南非市场同比增长74%、墨西哥销量同比增长62%。来源:电器杂志 20200723

■飞利浦:飞利浦CEO曾在此前表示,飞利浦希望未来专注于医疗技术业务,家电业务与集团战略已经不再匹配,因而考虑将其家电部门出售。近日,据知情人士透露,飞利浦正就出售家电部门事项与海尔、美的等企业进行接洽,以确定它们是否有收购意向,报道称,该笔作价达到40亿美元,交易预计将于Q4开始,但正式的交易程序将提前进行。除了中国家电商外,飞利浦同时也向土耳其家电商Arcelik AS和Vestel发出询问,以了解其收购兴趣。此外,韩国三星以及LG也被认为是可能接受的买家之一。据了解,飞利浦出售的家电业务包括咖啡机、吸尘器、空气净化器等。来源:家电网20200723

■压缩机:2020年5月国内轻型商用空调压缩机销售163.1万台,同比下滑13.1%。其中轻商涡旋压缩机国内销售19.6万台,同比下滑15.8%;轻商旋转压缩机国内销售143.5万台,同比下滑12.7%。从本月产品细分制冷量情况来看,3HP轻商空调压缩机销售116.6万台,同比下滑13.4%;3-7HP轻商空调压缩机销售38.4万台,同比下滑11.2%;其中3-7HP轻商涡旋压缩机销售11.4万台,同比下滑15.1%;3-7HP轻商旋转压缩机销售27.0万台,同比下滑9.48%;本月7HP及以上轻商空调压缩机国内销售8.0万台,同比下滑16.7%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200710

★索尼:7月2日,据媒体报道,当地时间7月1日,日本索尼开始销售名为Reon Pocket的可穿戴空调,成功实现了人们“把空调带走”这个愿望。索尼公司表示,Reon Pocket可以将体感温度降低13摄氏度,或升高8摄氏度。用户只需将设备放置在特制汗衫脖子后面的插槽中,通过手机App对其进行温度调控,就可达到冬暖夏凉的效果。并且充满电只需两小时,充一次电后可待机超过24小时,持续使用90分钟。来源: 快科技、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200707

■松下:7月2日,松下在网络平台举行了《关护无界 身心如悦 松下便携式除菌喷雾发布会》。在大众对于清洁需求不断提高之际,松下发布全新便携式除菌喷雾“小魔棒”--一款集成最新工业设计和清洁技术成果的随身随时除菌利器,不断为中国消费者提供更多生活新体验、新可能。99%1高效除菌、温和不刺激 清洁黑科技将安全感进行到底、松下除菌喷雾产品专家在发布会上对便携式除菌喷雾进行详细解读。来源:电器杂志20200703

■涡旋压缩机:2020年5月,涡旋压缩机行业总产量为22.37万台,同比下滑23.21%,环比上月下滑1.89%;总销量为23.18万台,同比下滑21.20%,环比上月增长0.98%;内销量为19.55万台,同比下滑15.84%,环比上月增长11.08%;出口量为3.63万台,同比下滑41.33%,环比上月下滑32.24%。2020年1-5月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为99.83万台,同比下滑27.90%;累计销量为99.33万台,同比下滑28.52%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200702

■海尔:近日从海尔中央空调获悉,其在磁悬浮中央空调领域又有新的突破,即将再上市一款新产品——低温磁悬浮中央空调。据海尔中央空调有关负责人介绍,海尔这款低温磁悬浮中央空调主要用于工业场所,比如乳制品工艺冷却、啤酒工艺冷却、食用菌菇类工艺冷却等,亦可用于冰蓄冷或水蓄冷系统。该超冷冻水出水最低温度可达-6℃,冷却水最低进水温度可低至8℃,适应全年制冷工况。过去的十几年里,海尔中央空调在磁悬浮离心机的应用方面持续突破,从2006年的80RT,到2011年的900RT,再到2015年行业最大的2200RT,真正做到了世界领先,到了2017年,海尔中央空调推出全球最大冷量4200冷吨(RT)磁悬浮离心机组,技术研发又一次创下世界纪录。根据相关数据统计,2019年中国境内磁悬浮离心式冷水机组总体市场中,海尔磁悬浮中央空调产品份额占比超过50%,稳居国内市场第一。产业在线ChinaIOL 作者:海尔 20200629






■大金:随着新冠肺炎疫情的发展,消费者对具有新风、抗菌、除菌、净化、消毒等一种或多种功能的空调产品愈发关注。为规范和有效地评价各类技术对空调产品的除菌、除病毒等卫生健康功能的效果,实现健康空调的评价标准化,日前中国消费品质量安全促进会牵头组织了由钟南山院士、陈学东院士主导的《消费类电器产品卫生健康技术要求》系列标准的制订工作。来源:中国家电网、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200608

■压缩机:4月涡旋压缩机行业总产量为22.80万台,同比下滑14.70%,环比上月下滑1.30%;总销量为22.95万台,同比下滑15.86%,环比上月增长1.05%;内销量为17.60万台,同比下滑19.45%,环比上月增长6.02%;出口量为5.35万台,同比下滑1.44%,环比上月下滑12.44%。2020年1-4月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为77.46万台,同比下滑29.15%;累计销量为76.15万台,同比下滑30.48%。 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200604


■海尔:自4月起,日本疫情进入爆发期,当地家电量贩店客流量至少下滑20%,行业整体下行10%以上。其中,海尔冷柜逆增 139%,立式冷冻柜超行业增速尤为明显。以疫情下用户需求为出发点,海尔日本扩充立式产品阵容,创新行业最大容量280L立式冷冻柜新品,升级用户储鲜体验同时,打造极具差异化、市场竞争力的爆款产品! 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200522

■比泽尔:比泽尔在做好防控疫情的同时,制定快速交货方案,积极助力中国大巴出口沙特,超过2000台客车均采用比泽尔运输用制冷压缩机。来源:比泽尔、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200522

■松下:近日从松下空调获悉,成都松下全屋健康馆开业,这是松下在中国西南地区首家住空间旗舰店。松下全屋健康馆又叫松下住空间,专注于营造健康舒适的全屋环境,在这里,用户可以体验到松下家用、中央空调、新风、厨卫电器、美容个护、电工插座、指纹锁等一站式的健康产品和专业服务。 来源:松下、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200518

■压缩机:4月转子压缩机行业生产1797.6万台,同比下滑14.74%,环比下滑4.43%;销售1878.7万台,同比下滑15.56%,环比增长0.77%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200513

■海尔:将推出一款新品——AI红外音箱。据称可实现对美的、格力等在内的6500+主流品牌的家电的语音控制。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200511


■丹佛斯:应全球加速低GWP制冷剂转换的趋势,综合考量安全性、环保特性、性价比以及能效,丹佛斯目前推出了全系列的针对R32制冷剂优化的系统解决方案。 丹佛斯制冷部表示:“在全球范围内,空调OEM厂商逐步淘汰R410A。丹佛斯在现有的多制冷剂R410A / R452B / R454B产品组合的基础上增加新的R32系列产品,我们致力于为我们的客户提供最广泛的选择。“来源:丹佛斯、来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200507

■2020中国制冷展:调整至2020年8月19日至21日在重庆国际博览中心举办。来源:互联网、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200429

〇Midea(泰国):据曼谷邮报4月7日报道,美的集团于4月27日举行了其新工厂的奠基仪式。除巴西,智利,阿根廷,埃及,印度和越南的工厂外,Laem Chabang的工厂将成为美的在中国以外的第七家空调工厂。HF2020428

■天加(TICA):4月20日下午,应马来西亚卫生部邀请,天加马来西亚工厂厂长助理、中国医学装备协会洁净工程空调通风委员会副主委吴志国和马来西亚卫生部工程局、装备局、应急救灾局等多个部门负责人,通过线上视频形式,就天加在中国新冠肺炎期间的抗疫医院专业空调系统建设经验进行分享交流。来源: 天加环境科技有限公司20200424

■Nidec: 据外媒最新消息,Nidec对Secop又有相关交易,将要购买Secop的Delta密封式制冷压缩机生产线。该生产线主要用于家用制冷设备。2019年Nidec为完成对Embraco的收购,将压缩机业务Secop出售给由Orlando管理的私募股权基金 ESSVP IV。 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200420

■东芝: 4月16日,据央视财经报道,受新冠肺炎疫情持续蔓延的影响,日本东芝公司宣布,除了与电力、铁路以及电梯等基础设施相关的维修业务照常进行外,位于东京的总部和日本各地工厂的所有员工,原则上从本月20日开始到5月6日为止将临时停工,一共涉及大约76000人。来源:中华液晶网, 产业在线ChinaIOL 20200420

■松下:松下压缩机早在2015年就开始深耕这一细分市场,通过对专业知名制造商的频繁拜访,与多家客户持续的互动和交流,在专业展会中的多次亮相,松下卧式涡旋压缩机已在欧洲市场获得了知名度和关注度,并在2019年末通过了两家知名厂商长达两年的测试匹配,喜获首批欧洲电动巴士项目订单。来源:冰山集团、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200420

■开利和奥的斯:4月3日,开利(Carrier)公司和奥的斯(Otis)公司已完成从联合技术公司United Technologies进行拆分,加入标准普尔500指数(S&P 500)独立上市,在纽约证券交易所正式上市交易,股票代码分别为CARR和OTIS。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 2020413

■汉钟精机:据汉钟精机4月9日发布晚间公告称,为进一步推动再生能源产品的发展,公司拟对全资子公司汉钟精机(香港)有限公司增资3000万元,并与其在浙江省平湖市新埭镇设立子公司浙江柯茂节能环保工程设备有限公司(暂定名,以下简称“浙江柯茂”)。浙江柯茂投资总额为1.6亿万元,注册资本1亿元,其中汉钟精机认缴出资额7000万元。 来源:金融界、产业在线ChinaIOL 2020413

■TCL: 2019年,TCL电子全球电视机销售量达3200万台,同比增长11.9%;电视机出货量市占率达13%,稳居全球前二。其中,TCL品牌电视机销售量较去年同期增长16.5%至2064万台,市场份额全球第三。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 2020413

■海信:中怡康第14周(3月30日-4月5日)监测数据显示,在整个新风空调市场,海信空调占比达到31.1%,相当于三成以上市场份额由海信包揽。 “开机3分钟 满屋是新风”的看家本领,海信新风空调赢得了市场的充分认可。来源:中国家电网、产业在线ChinaIOL2020410

■广交会: 4月7日,国务院常务会议。针对全球疫情严峻形势,会议决定,第127届广交会于6月中下旬在网上举办。来源:21世纪经济报道、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200409

■格力:格力电器旗下全资持股公司石家庄格力电器小家电有限公司3月19日发生经营变更,新增消毒器械。该公司成立于2011年,经营范围包括电饭煲、电风扇、干衣机、电热水器的生产、批发、零售等。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200331

■海尔:海尔中央空调3月26日举办了2020年物联生态战略线上发布会,采用直播方式,由海尔联合中国标准化研究院等13家企业单位共同起草的《磁悬浮水冷式冷水(热泵)机组技术要求》也同时发布。目前,这是中国首个磁悬浮空调标准。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200331

■丹佛斯:我们分享了丹佛斯Turbocor天磁®磁悬浮压缩机的历史、结构优势及核心的运行原理。目前丹佛斯Turbocor 已经推出了4个系列的高效可靠无油磁悬浮压缩机。经过多年的发展,到2019年年底,已有超过80000台丹佛斯Turbocor磁悬浮压缩机在世界各地稳定高效地运行。目前,磁悬浮压缩机的核心市场分别是北美市场、欧洲市场与亚太市场。丹佛斯已在热交换器、阀门和控制器等产品系列中提供经过验证的无油方案,帮助OEM与用户应对最具挑战的节能及稳定性要求。来源:丹佛斯、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200330

■GMCC: 顺德、芜湖、合肥三地生产基地维持了热火朝天的生产图景,依靠“高效砝码”积极布局产品结构,以满足合作伙伴的不同产品需求。 经过不断完善以产供销一体化数字工厂为基础的生产系统,GMCC至今具备年产空调压缩机9000万台、冰箱压缩机3800万台的能力,将保持高质量、高效率、短交期的优势,为下游整机创造更多惊喜方案。来源:美芝, 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200327

■海信:以“全空间 智慧好空气”为主题的2020海信NEW M2系列暨集控系统3.0新品推介会,即将在3月30日正式举行!来源:海信中央空调、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200327

■惠而浦:3月17日举办2020新品线上发布会,发布了两款空调新品,新产品在苏宁易购及苏宁全国门店、天猫等渠道预约发售。并宣布在行业内率先全面布局新能效产品线,在未来1个月内推出10个系列20款新品空调,能效标准均超新国标1级。 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200323

■麦克维尔:新一代模块式水源冷水(热泵)机组WGZ-B5系列新增60RT产品隆重上市,亮点是单位冷量价格更有优势,安装量更少,减少占地,节省安装成本。模块内3-4台压缩机可互为备用,可实现最多16台模块组合数量,冷量选型不浪费。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200323

■海尔:3月16日,1000套海尔56度C除菌空调出厂发往意大利各大医院及疫情比较严重的区域。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200323

■CES(国际消费电子展)主办方3月9日发布公告称,因新冠肺炎疫情影响,原定于2020年6月10到12日在中国上海举办的CES Asia(亚洲消费电子展)将延期举办。对于已签订参展合同的参展商,官方将全额退还已缴纳的展位费用。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200316

■三星电子上周一宣布在越南建设研发中心,投资2.2亿美元,但因新冠肺炎疫情以及越南对韩国的旅行限制,原定在上周六举行的动工仪式取消。三星越南研发中心预计在2022年末建设完成,届时将能够雇佣约2200到3000名员工。产业在线ChinaIOL 20200309

■2019年国内家电市场零售额规模: 中国家用电器研究院和全国家用电器工业信息中心日前联合发布《2019年中国家电行业年度报告》指出,2019年,国内家电市场零售额规模为8032亿元。其中,线上市场零售额规模为3108亿元,份额占比达到38.7%;线下渠道依然占据家电市场主力。 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 2020024

■东芝:东芝集团决定向相关慈善机构捐赠100万元人民币注,支援中国抗击此次疫情。此外,东芝集团还在日本紧急筹措口罩10000枚,经由中国驻日本大使馆转交国内。来源:东芝、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200221

■汉钟精机: 2020年02月12日(正月十九)上午9时58分,在震慑九天的礼炮声中,“汉钟精机台中厂第三期新建工程开工动土典礼”顺利进行。来源:汉钟精机、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200214

■开利:开利母公司联合技术通过中国妇女发展基金会和中国友好和平发展基金会捐赠人民币300万元,以支持中国抗击新型冠状病毒感染的肺炎疫情防控工作。来源:开利空调、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200210

■大金:2020年1月26日,大金(中国)投资有限公司紧急联系中国红十字基金会并捐赠100万元资金,支持武汉地区抗击新型冠状病毒感染的肺炎疫情。来源:大金, 产业在线ChinaIOL 20200204

■海尔:1月29日,海尔集团宣布启动第四轮捐助,此次通过青岛市红十字会再捐赠1000万元现金和价值50万美元来自全球各地海尔人捐赠的医疗防疫物资。来源:海尔、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200204

★天加/CLK :天加携手韩国CLK集团联合推出的天加高水温变频空气源热泵热水机将在2020年3月15日-17日,第10届中国热泵展上,与大家见面(天加展位号:T126-1)。来源:天加 ChinaIOL 20200121

■海立:1月12日,绵阳海立第1000万台空调压缩机下线。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200116

■海信日立: 2020年1月12日,上海市首家“精工精心”中央空调服务中心举行开业剪彩仪式,标志着上海市首家以空调服务为主营业务的店铺正式运营,该服务中心的营业也为上海中央空调市场注入了新的活力。精工精心服务品牌的推出,不仅是海信日立公司服务的展示窗口,更是对海信、日立、约克VRF三品牌服务进行更好地融合。来源:海信日立、产业在线ChinaIOL 20200114

■TCL: TCL 集团股份有限公司发布公告称,拟将名称变更为“TCL 科技集团股份有限公司”,英文名称相应变更为“TCL Technology Group Corporation”。 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200113

■创维: 创维旗下品牌酷开宣布正式进入空调行业,推出“随风感”系列产品。据介绍,酷开空调定位于年轻时尚智能家电,将以一级能效产品为核心。2020年,酷开空调将借助天猫进货宝平台,发展新零售,实现从生产供应链到消费供应链的全面升级。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200106

■MUJI無印良品:中国第6家旗舰店12月27日在青岛开业。MUJI全球首次发布的大家电成为当天最大亮点。其中与年轻家电Leader联名定制的冰箱受到关注,全新上市的Leader×MUJI定制冰箱具备336L大容量,满足日常所需。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20200106

■美国惠而浦: 据英媒报道,由于使用中存在着火的可能性,惠而浦公司宣布召回已销售的51.9万台洗衣机。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL20191230


■英格索兰:日前宣布了其温控系统业务所成立的新公司名称、经营战略和行政领导团队。该公司将被命名为“Trane Technologies股份有限公司”,这不仅提升了特灵(Trane®)品牌的市场领军地位,也进一步彰显了公司的技术创新能力。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191224

■松下:松下近日宣布了一项在2025年前将在中国的冷藏及制冷系统的冷链业务销售额翻番的计划。据悉,目前松下在中国的冷链业务销售额为310亿日元,计划到2025年翻倍,到2030年达到1000亿日元销售额。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191223

■东芝: 2019年12月19日,东芝大清快系列家用机新品上市启动会上海站在上海御龙宴会大厅举行。艾肯空调制冷网 20191220

■海尔:位于日本熊谷的山东(海尔)海外离岸创新创业基地于12月7日正式揭牌。作为首批山东离岸创新创业基地,山东(海尔)海外离岸创新创业基地依托海尔亚洲研发中心设立。截止目前,海尔已在全球建成十大研发中心。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191216

■麦克维尔:12月13日,“深圳麦克维尔空调有限公司研发中心大楼项目落成仪式”在麦克维尔深圳工厂厂区隆重举行。来源:麦克维尔、产业在线ChinaIOL 20191216

■东贝:2019年度印度惠而浦有限公司供应商大会于12月4日在印度新德里隆重举行,集团公司总裁朱总应邀参加。在此次会议中,我司获得了“卓越供应商”的荣誉,此次获得这项荣誉的压缩机供应商有且仅有东贝。来源:东贝、产业在线ChinaIOL 20191211

■松下:在浙江嘉兴投资设立了一家独资的厨电公司——松下厨电科技(嘉兴)有限公司,也将是松下全球厨电生产基地。据悉,这是松下时隔16年再次在中国建设家电工厂。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191209

■GE:GE Appliances公司日前表示,计划在未来的洗衣机型号中引入UltraFresh系统,据称该技术能够保持滚筒洗衣机内部清洁和无异味。预计所有UltraFresh洗衣机将在2020年春季发货,某些型号最早将于本月上市。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191209


■压缩机:2019年10月,涡旋压缩机行业总产量为24.10万台,同比增长5.84%,环比上月下滑22.76%;总销量为23.58万台,同比增长4.59%,环比上月下滑23.50%;内销量为19.95万台,同比增长3.91%,环比上月下滑23.85%;出口量为3.63万台,同比增长8.53%,环比上月下滑21.47%。2019年1-10月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为284.53万台,同比下滑11.50%;累计销量为284.11万台,同比下滑11.62%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191203

■开利:开利,全球领先的创新暖通空调(HVAC)、制冷、消防、安全和楼宇自动化技术供应商,宣布开利中国与加拿大最大的连锁咖啡品牌Tim Hortons(在中国称为“Tims咖啡馆”)签署战略合作协议,提供一体化的暖通空调解决方案,服务其在中国现有的连锁咖啡馆以及未来新增的门店。Tims计划未来10年在中国开出超过1500家门店。该协议包括创新的多联机(VRF)技术(该技术根据需求改变制冷剂流量,以提供卓越的舒适性和节能性)以及定制服务包,以确保中国的Tims咖啡馆实现暖通空调的最佳运行。转载:开利 2019年12月5日• 艾肯空调制冷网

■松下:日本老牌电子公司松下将退出半导体行业,将把目前亏损的半导体业务出售给中国新唐科技公司。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191202

■海尔:近日,印度第一台商用空调在海尔浦那工业园成功组装下线,这标志着海尔商用空调在印度当地化生产的正式落地。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191202

■艾默生:11月19日,上海冷冻空调行业协会到访艾默生苏州中心。 从1999年在苏州建起第一条生产线至今,艾默生不断将产品的研发、生产、服务和售后根植于本土,并加大投入提升产能,升级现代化管理手段,以满足中国市场的各方面需求。2018年6月,艾默生苏州工厂压缩机总产量突破2,000万台。 如今,工厂年产能达每年300万台。来源:艾默生、产业在线ChinaIOL 20191129

■格力: 11月19日,格力电器(长沙)大型中央空调项目投产暨首台设备下线仪式、格力电器(长沙)冰箱洗衣机生产基地开工仪式在长沙格力产业园隆重举行,为格力空调专业化和生活电器多元化两大战略布局并驾齐驱再添新助力。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191125

■华为/LG: 据韩媒报道,华为将与LG展开合作,选用LG显示器面板打造60寸OLED智能电视。华为OLED除基本电视功能外,还支持视频通话、人工智能(AI)等功能,使用者能通过电视的AI识别动作、声音来操作其他连动的IT终端,发挥智能家居的作用。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191125

■松下: 11月21日,松下宣布将退出液晶面板业务,其旗下的松下液晶显示器(PLD)将于2021年终止生产。松下解释称,退出液晶板块业务后将继续致力于B2B业务,设备上会持续在车载和工业领域发力,主要研究CASE、通信和智能化等。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191125

■大众:大众集团发布公告称,未来五年内(2020-2024)将在混合动力、电气化和数字化领域投入600亿欧元,其中330亿欧元将用于电气化领域支出。到2029年,推出至多75款电动汽车和60款混合动力汽车,预计电动汽车销量将增加至2600万辆。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191125

■天加:近日,天加将出手并购意大利ORC供应商Exergy的消息得到证实,并购的价格为1600万欧元(约合1760万美元)。这也成为2019年天加并购SMARDT之后第二件跨国并购案例。2月22日,天加并购SMARDT全球战略发布会暨中央渠道峰会”在江苏南京举办。此举成为轰动中央空调产业的大事件,是天加国际化战略的重要一步。来源:天加、产业在线ChinaIOL 20191122

■海立:11月13日至15日,2019年第十七届上海国际车用空调及冷藏技术展览会(CIAAR)在上海光大会展中心隆重开幕,海立携车载多领域全系列明星产品参展。本次展会向观众展示了海立最新产品和最前沿技术,充分诠释了海立专注车载压缩机技术发展的实力。来源:海立、产业在线ChinaIOL 20191122

■2019年空调市场:奥维云网(AVC)预测,2019年家用空调市场销售量为5593万台,销售额1913亿元,2020年市场也不会有太大的变化,市场销售量为5598万台,销售额为1911亿元,从推测数据上看,2019年底和2020年空调市场会继续深化价格战,后续变化,我们拭目以待。2019年整个行业预估库存是4800万套。来源:慧聪网 家电观察、产业在线ChinaIOL 20191120

■长虹:第二届中国国际进口博览会期间,长虹与LG、富士电机、东芝等8家供应商签署为期5年的战略合作协议,同时,签约年度采购金额超过5亿美元,占全年进口原材料元器件50%以上。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191118

■天加:11月7日,第58届(2019年秋季)全国制药机械博览会暨2019(秋季)中国国际制药机械博览会在重庆国际博览中心闭幕。天加携SMARDT磁悬浮机组、数码直膨机组、净韵组合式空气处理机组、四管制模块机以及药品阴凉库机组耀眼展会。本届博览会展览面积超过18万平方米,9800个展位,1320家参展商参展。来自欧洲、美国、日本、韩国等近30个国家和地区的460家国际企业前来参展,参展人数达8万人次。来源: 天加环境科技有限公司 20191115

■松下: 11月12日,2019第十四届上海国际轨道交通展(Rail+Metro China 2019)在上海新国际博览中心拉开序幕,展会为期三天(12-14),以“智+轨道”为主题,有来自中国、德国、法国、奥地利、新加坡、荷兰、俄罗斯、以色列、意大利、美国、加拿大、日本、韩国、中国香港、中国台湾等15个国家和地区的180多家知名企业参展。展会期间,作为轨道交通空调核心零部件的供应商,松下压缩机(大连)有限公司携轨道交通空调专用压缩机亮相上海新国际博览中心,包含卧式、立式压缩机两大系列。来源:松下压缩机PAPCDL, 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL20191115


■小米: 11月4日透露,近期将在日本设立子公司,为进入日本市场做准备。时间尚未确定,预计会在2020年左右,最初预计通过网络等自主销售。日本主要通过通信运营商销售智能手机,小米表示希望与通信运营商合作,但没有公布具体的企业名称。产业在线ChinaIOL20191111


■涡旋压缩机:行业总产量为31.20万台,同比增长8.03%,环比上月增长1.73%;总销量为30.83万台,同比增长3.41%,环比上月增长0.37%;内销量为26.20万台,同比下滑2.96%,环比上月下滑0.46%;出口量为4.63万台,同比增长64.62%,环比上月增长5.34%。2019年1-9月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为260.43万台,同比下滑12.82%;累计销量为260.53万台,同比下滑12.85%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191107

■GMCC:据产业在线数据显示,2019冷年转子压缩机行业销售同比增 -1.7%,而变频转子压缩机市场销量同比增7.4%,产品份额增至46.2%。GMCC创建于1995年,是专业化研发、生产、销售冷冻冷藏、环境空气调节用压缩机的精密制造企业,其产品已从空调领域逐步扩展应用到冰箱、热泵采暖、热水器等广泛领域,但目前为止空调压缩机仍是其生产规模最大的产品。在2019冷年下游空调市场需求低迷的情况下,GMCC仍实现销售空压7250万台,同比增4%,占整个市场份额约35%,其中变频产品销售规模占其总规模约44%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191106

■广交会:11月4日,第126届广交会在广州圆满落幕,广交会新闻发言人、中国对外贸易中心副主任徐兵分析了本届广交会运行情况显示的中国外贸未来发展态势。预测2019年增速仅为1.2%,比2018年的3%低了1.8个百分点。在此形势下,本届广交会境外采购商到会和出口成交同比分别下降2%和1.9%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191105

■轻商压缩机:2019年9月国内轻型商用空调压缩机销售170.4万台,同比增长8.9%。其中轻商涡旋压缩机国内销售26.2万台,同比下滑3.0%;轻商旋转压缩机国内销售144.2万台,同比增长11.4%。 从本月产品细分制冷量情况来看,3HP轻商空调压缩机销售115.7万台,同比增长9.1%;3-7HP轻商空调压缩机销售43.7万台,同比增长13.1%;其中3-7HP轻商涡旋压缩机销售15.0万台,同比下滑0.3%;3-7HP轻商旋转压缩机销售28.7万台,同比增长21.6%;本月7HP及以上轻商空调压缩机国内销售11.1万台,同比下滑6.4%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191104

■压缩机:2019年9月,涡旋压缩机行业总产量为31.20万台,同比增长8.03%,环比上月增长1.73%;总销量为30.83万台,同比增长3.41%,环比上月增长0.37%;内销量为26.20万台,同比下滑2.96%,环比上月下滑0.46%;出口量为4.63万台,同比增长64.62%,环比上月增长5.34%。2019年1-9月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为260.43万台,同比下滑12.82%;累计销量为260.53万台,同比下滑12.85%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191101

■天加:中国首个燃气热泵空调(GHP)实验室落成仪式10月21日在南京天加基地举行。实验室由天加环境、洋马株式会社、合肥通用机电产品检测院三方共建,由焓差性能实验室、热值检测分析系统和尾气排放检测系统组成。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191028

■三花:三花智能控制部件产业园动工仪式10月19日在浙江新昌大明市工业园内举行。商用制冷事业本部是近几年三花旗下新设立的业务单元之一,主要聚焦商用空调、冷冻冷藏设备自控元器件的研发、生产与销售。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191028

■长虹:长虹华意(中国)商用研发中心揭牌仪式于2019年10月21日在嘉兴加西贝拉公司技术研发中心隆重举行。来源:加西贝拉压缩机有限公司,产业在线ChinaIOL 20191024

■海尔:今年中国洗衣机海外出口的产品单价普遍下降。产业在线发布的2019年1-8月出口数据显示,行业平均单价同比下降了3%。但海尔洗衣机是一个例外,在欧洲市场,海尔“大筒径”系列洗衣机最高卖出了2099欧元,相当于当地月均收入的二分之一。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 21091021

■美的:美的中央空调近日重磅推出了“商用空间”和“家庭住宅”两大综合解决方案,并在离心机、商用及家用多联机等领域发布了众多新品。其中,美的耗时数年自主研发的司南系列磁悬浮变频离心式冷水机组,再次打破外资品牌的技术垄断,成为重点新品。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 21091021

■LG电子:日前发布业绩预告称Q3营业利润同比增长4.3%,环比增长近20%,为历史同期第二高记录。销售额为15699万亿韩元,同比增长1.8%,环比增长0.4%,刷新公司记录。业绩中,智能手机业务部门亏损减少,生活家电和电视机业务持续向好。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 21091021

■美的:2019新品发布会于10月11日在北京雁栖湖国际会议中心召开,全新MDV7全直流变频智能云多联机组作为本次发布的商用空间综合解决方案中的重要新品受到了广泛关注。来源:美的、产业在线ChinaIOL 21091018

■高端空调畅销款TOP5:最新中怡康数据显示,今年以来,1.5万+高端空调单型号销量、销额排名前五的产品依次是卡萨帝、美的和三菱电机,其中,卡萨帝、美的各占两席,三菱电机入围一款。来源:中国家电网、产业在线ChinaIOL 21091017

■压缩机:2019年8月国内轻型商用空调压缩机销售173.5万台,同比增长1.1%。其中轻商涡旋压缩机国内销售26.3万台,同比增长3.3%;轻商旋转压缩机国内销售147.2万台,同比增长0.7%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20191014

■海尔:权威机构数据显示,海尔冰箱零售量已连续11年位居全球第一。今年3月,海尔第3个1亿台冰箱在俄罗斯工厂下线。来源:经济日报、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190929


■美国家用中央空调和热泵产品性能标准:自2023年起,所有在美国销售的家用中央空调和空气源热泵系统将满足新的最低能效标准。针对上述设备的新能效标准已经于2015年正式实施,并且首次对在美国北部和南部地区销售的不同中央空调产品设定了不同的标准。对于在美国南部地区销售的空调产品,新标准继续设定了不同的制冷能效水平,同时提高了空气源热泵的供热能效。来源:中国制冷网,产业在线ChinaIOL 20190920




■IFA2019 :德国国际消费电子展于9月6日在柏林开幕,汇集了时下最领先的技术和高精尖的产品。在展会现场,海尔、海信、美的、TCL、格兰仕、创维、长虹、康佳等中国家电品牌闪耀亮相,5G技术和智能家居等领域的革新是展示焦点。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190909

■美的集团:在2019世界人工智能大会期间,美的集团旗下高端品牌COLMO展示了AI科技家电解决方案。据透露,整个美的集团的IOT(智能物联网)有四五百人,目标是在今后三到五年之内,能够真正让家电产品实现自动化、智能化。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190909



■GMCC:然而GMCC美芝在8月30日公布了一个更为惊人的信息,从无到有,GMCC用二十四年的时间达成了5亿台空调压缩机下线的成就。1995年创办,1999年重组,GMCC在空调行业萌芽发展的第一阶段积蓄力量。在2000年—2013年空调行业的高速发展成熟阶段,GMCC爆发出惊人的力量。GMCC用第一个8年,达到了第1000万台;用了第二个8年,达到了第1亿台;用了第三个8年,完成了第5亿台。来源:功夫财经、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190904

■惠而浦:惠而浦表示,2019半年报净利润同比下滑120.73%,主要是因为品牌切换导致三洋品牌洗衣机销售下滑较快造成的。品牌切换是指这一品牌使用权即将到期,到期日后过渡期为6个月,即至2020年4月22日以前,依然可以对外销售SANYO品牌产品。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190902



■格力: 8月17日,格力电器与中国联通在珠海签署5G智慧工厂暨全业务战略合作协议。此次签约是双方继2009年以来的第三次战略合作签约,推动了双方合作从传统通信领域向共同推进5G信息技术应用发展落地转型。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190826

■海尔:近日,海尔磁悬浮中央空调作为全行业首家,也是唯一一家首批通过国家节能中心专家组评审的企业,成功入驻国家节能中心节能技术宣传推广基地。为认真履行节能技术的推广职能,作为我国第一个掌握磁悬浮离心机技术的品牌,海尔在2006年成功推出了我国第一台磁悬浮中央空调,揭开了中国磁悬浮中央空调的发展序幕。 目前,海尔磁悬浮中央空调已成功覆盖全球五大洲,在澳大利亚、泰国等地区成为中国自主品牌NO.1,在全球树立了600多个样板工程。来源:海尔、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190820

■据日经中文网报道,家用空调2018年全球销量比2017年增加3.3%,达到1亿6099万台。欧洲等地维持创纪录的酷热,推动了销售增长。中国企业包揽前4位,其中奥克斯集团从上年的第5位跃居第4位。松下从上年的第4位降至第5位。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190819

■格力: 在不断探索的市场中,格力发现工业市场的专业度高,尤其在设备节能方面有极大的空间,于是着手布局了工业细分市场领域,氧化直冷解决方案就是格力铝工业的新旅程。来源:互联网, 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190819

■奥克斯集团:家用空调2018年全球销量比2017年增加3.3%,达到1亿6099万台。在面向亚洲的低价产品方面势头强劲的奥克斯集团从上年的第5位跃居第4位。受此影响,松下在份额扩大的情况下,从上年的第4位降至第5位。 前3家企业的阵容没有改变。珠海格力电器份额下降1.2个百分点,以20.6%保住首位宝座。第2位的美的集团下降0.1个百分点,降至14.7%,而第3位的海尔集团增长0.4个百分点,增至10.8%。奥克斯集团,份额增加1.3个百分点,达到5.9%。去年8月,奥克斯在日本神户市建立了首个海外研究基地。目前正在开发节能和低噪声等的高功能产品。来源:观察者网,产业在线ChinaIOL 20190816

■TCL:近日,TCL向韩国知识产权局(KIPO)提交了要求注册“TCL QLED”商标的申请。据BusinessKorea报道,中国领先的电视制造商TCL似乎正考虑进入韩国市场。据了解,KIPO于6月26日披露了TCL的申请,以便人们可以对该商标提出投诉。除非对该申请提出上诉,否则TCL将能够不久在韩国以TCL QLED商标出售其电视。产业在线ChinaIOL 20190816

■长虹美菱: 8月15日晚间,长虹美菱发布2019年半年报,财报显示,2019年上半年实现营业收入 91.33 亿元, 同比下降1.49%;归属于母公司净利润 5433.40 万元,同比增加7.20%。其中,冰箱、厨卫业务同比增长,空调、洗衣机业务下滑明显。来源:新京报、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190816

■压缩机: 2019年6月,涡旋压缩机行业总产量为30.35万台,同比下滑8.67%,环比上月增长4.19%;总销量为30.65万台,同比下滑8.83%,环比上月增长4.21%;内销量为25.65万台,同比下滑11.40%,环比上月增长10.42%;出口量为5.00万台,同比增长7.09%,环比上月下滑19.13%。2019年1-6月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为168.81万台,同比下滑17.03%;累计销量为169.60万台,同比下滑16.19%。源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190806

■格力:据悉,格力空调洛阳基地项目建设进展迅速,预计今年10月即可实现阶段性投产。相比于格力此前空调生产基地最短18个月的建设周期,届时洛阳基地将是格力全球13个空调生产基地中建设速度最快的项目。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190805

■海尔:海尔将正式入驻M渠道在意大利的118家门店。此前,海尔的“自家兄弟”Candy以及旗下高端品牌Hoover已入驻了该渠道。M渠道是意大利也是欧洲第一大消费电子零售渠道,在欧洲拥有850多个连锁店。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190805

■松下: 昨天,日本松下发布了截至6月底的2019财年第一季度财报。称由于受到中国市场销售量减少等影响,销售额比去年同期减少5.9%至1.8911万亿日元,纯利润比去年同期减少13.2%至497亿日元。来源:家电消费网, 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190802

■压缩机:2019年6月,涡旋压缩机行业总产量为30.35万台,同比下滑8.67%,环比上月增长4.19%;总销量为30.65万台,同比下滑8.83%,环比上月增长4.21%;内销量为25.65万台,同比下滑11.40%,环比上月增长10.42%;出口量为5.00万台,同比增长7.09%,环比上月下滑19.13%。2019年1-6月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为168.81万台,同比下滑17.03%;累计销量为169.60万台,同比下滑16.19%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190801

■美国UL:美国UL7月22日在常州市武进国家高新区举办新能源汽车大电池实验室奠基仪式,项目一期拟于2020年年初投运。该实验室的测试产品将覆盖动力电池电芯、组件、电池包、电池系统等整个汽车动力电池产业链。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190729

■空调市场:据奥维云网(AVC)推总数据显示,今年上半年,国内家用空调零售额1137亿元,同比下降1.4%;零售量3370万台,同比微增1.5%。另一家调研公司产业在线的数据则显示,今年6月家用空调产销量双双下滑,空调行业生产总量1433万台,同比下降10.8%,总销售量1518万台,同比下降5.1%。 据奥维云网统计数据,在今年上半年的空调线下市场中,市场份额排名前三的分别是格力、美的和海尔,占比分别是36.4%、28.2%、10.4%。从这个份额可以看出,格力、美的要高出其他对手一截,且两者的市场份额差距并不远。来源:南方日报、来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190729

■GMCC:坚持自主研发的GMCC已经形成成熟可靠、范围广泛的高能效制冷技术路线,包括但不只有双缸变频技术、变频变容技术、吸气绝热压缩技术、独立压缩技术等。截至2019年5月,GMCC在空调压缩机方面的授权专利数已达2022项,其中发明专利达503项,实用新型专利1519项。来源:GMCC压缩机、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190715

■压缩机:2019年6月转子压缩机销售1865.8万台,同比下滑8.19%,环比下滑14.3%。2019冷年8-6月累计销量为19104.3万台,同比下滑0.59%,2017、2018连续两个冷年的高增长期即将结束。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190715

■美的:2019《财富》中国500强排行榜7月10日公布,美的集团凭借2618亿元的营业收入,位列总榜第36名,连续5年蝉联同行业第一。 在4月公布的美的集团2018年年报中,美的集团实现营业总收入2618亿元,增长8.23%,净利润增长16.33%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190715

■个人电脑销量:研究机构Gartner公布全球第二季个人电脑销量上升1.5%至6300万台,主要是受惠微软推出Window 10操作系统带动电脑换机需求增长。市场占有率方面,联想集团以25%排首位,惠普22.2%排第二,第三位戴尔16.9%,苹果占有率5.9%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190715


◎大金:推出Air Mirror新品。来源:大金、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190715

■天加:7月5日,天加董事长蒋立,执行副总裁任伟健、常务副总裁郝然一行访问了韩国最大的燃气公司—SAMCHULLY(三千里)。SAMCHULLY ES(三千里能源)社长BYONG-IL KANG先生与总经理Chang-Woo Hong先生热情接待了天加领导一行。来源: 天加环境科技有限公司 20190712

■压缩机:2019年6月转子压缩机行业生产1833.2万台,同比下滑9.07%,环比下滑14.02%;销售1865.8万台,同比下滑8.19%,环比下滑14.3%。产业在线ChinaIOL 20190712

■中国家电龙头:海尔、TCL等中国家电企业的身影日益活跃。TCL去年已经跃升为全球及北美彩电销量第二名,今年上半年的某些月份,TCL在北美的彩电销量甚至一度超过了三星。目前,TCL实业控股在全球拥有22个制造基地(越南、波兰、墨西哥、埃及、巴西等)、28个研发机构、10座联合实验室,在80多个国家和地区设有销售机构,业务遍及全球160多个国家和地区。 2018年青岛海尔(现更名为海尔智家)实现收入1833.17亿元;海外市场收入占比42%,其中欧洲市场增长25%、南亚市场增长25%、日本市场增长10%、北美市场美元收入增长13%。来源:第一财经时报、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190710

■TCL:巴西当地时间7月1日,TCL在巴西圣保罗发布了多款新品,包括TCL X10S电视、T-SMART系列空调、TCL C9+手机等,标志着这家有着20年出海经历的公司开始在南美市场加速布局。巴西传奇后卫卡福也抵达现场为TCL站台。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■海信:海信集团在2019智能视听大会上透露,将在7月发布自主研发的全球首台叠屏电视。海信叠屏电视将采用上下两块面板的叠屏新型显示方案将液晶电视色彩、对比度等画质性能实现指数级提升,有望成为8k之后最值得期待的高画质电视技术。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■欧洲:据欧联通讯社7月1日报道,欧洲上周连续6天遭热浪侵袭,且近年来酷暑天气日益常态。欧洲安装空调的家庭至今还不到5%,因高温天气增加,国际能源署(IEA)最新预测指出,欧洲空调设备需求量将在未来20年内至少增加一倍以上。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■中国空调:全球经济彭博新能源(BNEF)的研究显示,2018年全球住宅和商业空调用电量达1932太瓦时(1太瓦时等于1万亿瓦时),中国和美国占到了其中的54%。其中中国去年的空调用电量占全球34%,位居第一,超过美国的20%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■日本:日本经济产业省7月1日宣布,日本将限制对韩国出口3种半导体及OLED材料。自7月4日起,包括“氟聚酰亚胺”、“光刻胶”和“高纯度氟化氢”3种材料将限制向韩国出口。这三种都是制作电视、智能手机部件的材料。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■尼得科:尼得科7月2日宣布,公司于2019年7月2日(巴西时间为2019年7月1日)完成了对惠而浦压缩机业务“恩布拉科”的收购。本次收购是按照2018年4月24日尼得科新闻稿中宣布的收购计划进行的。经此次收购,恩布拉科成为尼得科的子公司。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■风管送风式空调机组:2019年4月4日,国家市场监督管理总局、国家标准化管理委员会联合发布了2019年第4号中华人民共和国国家标准公告,公告批准了《机动车昼间行驶灯配光性能》等21项国家标准,其中《风管送风式空调机组能效限定值及能效等级》(GB 37479-2019)位列国家标准第9项。公告显示该项国家强制标准2020年5月1日起实施,且归口单位为全国能源基础与管理标准化技术委员会,主管部门为国家标准化管理委员会。来源:国家标准管理委员会、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■单元式空调新能效标准:4月4日,GB 19576-2019《单元式空气调节机能效限定值及能效等级》(以下简称新标准)发布,标志着单元机能效水平再上新台阶。据了解,该标准将于2020年5月1日起正式实施。据了解,GB 19576-2019是在GB 19576-2004的基础上,进行修订的。来源:电器微刊、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■海立/扬子空调战略合作: 2019年6月27日,上海海立(集团)股份有限公司董事长董鑑华先生,上海华东建筑机械厂有限公司董事长戴宏杰先生分别率团造访扬子空调。公司董事长曾晓程先生、总裁牛斌先生对两位公司董事长率团来访表示热烈的欢迎,并在扬子空调生态产业园区召开了上海海立、上海华建和扬子空调战略合作恳谈会。 三方战略合作始于2018年初,一年来合作成效显著。此次恳谈会为未来战略合作升级确定了新的发展方向。来源:扬子, 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190710

■多联机:2019年5月多联机行业销售额为51.41亿元,同比下滑1.55%。其中,多联机内销额为47.86亿元,同比下滑1.96%,多联机出口额为3.55亿元,同比增长4.32%。产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■中央空调行业:2019年5月中央空调销售同比下滑了2.26%,整体市场增减不一。其中内销市场同比下滑3.10%,出口同比增长4.58%。产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■中央空调出口:2019年5月中央空调出口金额达到11.20亿元,与去年同期相较同比增长4.58%。产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■荏原: 近日,荏原再传捷报:荏原冷热系统(中国)有限公司与连云港石化有限公司签订近2000万元商业合同。 本次荏原中标的12台余热专用溴化锂机组为一阶段72/91万吨/年EO/EG装置提供冷量服务,可产生近9000×10⁴kcal/h的制冷量。来源:荏原, 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190709

■空调行业:根据奥维云网(AVC)全渠道推总数据显示,2019年5月份空调线下市场零售量规模为418.9万套,同比下降12.5%,零售额规模为153亿元,同比下降12.8%。来源:钉科技、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190709

■压缩机: 2019年5月国内轻型商用空调压缩机销售187.5万台,同比增长0.7%。其中轻商涡旋压缩机国内销售23.2万台,同比下滑5.0%;轻商旋转压缩机国内销售164.3万台,同比增长1.6%。从本月产品细分制冷量情况来看,3HP轻商空调压缩机销售134.6万台,同比下滑1.1%;3-7HP轻商空调压缩机销售43.3万台,同比增长7.1%;其中3-7HP轻商涡旋压缩机销售13.5万台,同比下滑8.3%;3-7HP轻商旋转压缩机销售29.8万台,同比增长16.0%;本月7HP及以上轻商空调压缩机国内销售9.6万台,同比增长0.6%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190708

■压缩机:2019年5月,涡旋压缩机行业总产量为29.13万台,同比下滑0.68%,环比上月增长8.98%;总销量为29.41万台,同比下滑1.71%,环比上月增长7.80%;内销量为23.23万台,同比下滑4.99%,环比上月增长6.32%;出口量为6.18万台,同比增长12.95%,环比上月增长13.76%。2019年1-5月涡旋压缩机行业累计产量为138.46万台,同比下滑18.66%;累计销量为138.95万台,同比下滑17.66%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190701

■荏原:近日,荏原继续发挥“余热利用”领域领先优势,凭借其成熟的产品、深厚的技术底蕴和区域能源经验,为北京大兴新机场2号热源中心提供三工况离心机组顺利交付。荏原冷热系统(中国)有限公司为新机场2号热源中心提供6台离心式冷水(热泵)机组,机组单台制冷量为6.1MW,供热量为7.1MW,满足热泵、蓄冰、空调三种工况运行,均采用10KV高压变频节能技术。目前,大兴机场已完成国内航空公司飞机效验,各项建设进展顺利,即将在9月份正式通航,为建国七十周年献礼。荏原设备也已经进入全面调试阶段。 此前,荏原离心机凭借其精湛的技术和和良好的业界口碑,已斩获了包括浦东国际机场、浦东商务中心、西虹桥商务区、星港国际中心、苏河洲际中心、宁波中心、北京华贸中心等大型地标性建筑项目的专业认可。来源:荏原, 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190627

■松下:近日,松下压缩机(大连)有限公司在2018年度大连市科学技术奖励评审中,电动汽车空调用制冷压缩机项目喜获“大连市科技发明二等奖”。来源:冰山集团、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190627

■海尔:2006年,海尔中央空调率先试水磁悬浮技术,实现了产品运转从有摩擦到无摩擦、从有油到无油的突破,成功推出国内首台磁悬浮中央空调,一举打破了国外品牌在市场上和技术上的垄断。 其中,在2019年,海尔全球首发E+物联网新冷媒磁悬浮空调新品。相比传统磁悬浮空调,该产品改用新型R1234ze环保冷媒替代R134a制冷剂,不仅不破坏臭氧层,而且不可燃,能够极大地降低温室效应。海尔磁悬浮中央空调在全球树立了600多个样板工程,覆盖全球五大洲。权威数据显示,2018年全球TOP5磁悬浮中央空调品牌中,仅有海尔一家中国品牌,且海尔以13.5%市场份额稳居首位,成为全球磁悬浮离心机组销售量最大的企业。来源:互联网 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190626

■苏宁:苏宁易购6月23日公告称,公司全资子公司苏宁国际拟出资48亿元收购家乐福中国80%股份。本次交易完成后,苏宁易购将成为家乐福中国控股股东,家乐福集团持股比例降至20%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190624

■东芝:2019年6月21日,东芝空调西安旗舰展示中心盛大开业,这是东芝在全国范围内开设的第17家空调旗舰展示中心,也是全国第二家覆盖空调、地暖、新风、热水的全新“冷暖风水”一站式旗舰展示中心 。来源:东芝 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190624

■家电厂商转型向服务: 面对行业增速放缓以及渠道变局,6月20日下午,各大家电制造商、区域连锁商齐聚重庆,在中国(重庆)2019家电渠道商TOP峰会上,共议如何通过服务,提升附加值。 今年,宏观经济增速放缓,电商渠道加快向线下渗透,传统的家电制造企业、线下零售店都面临转型的压力。围绕用户需求,做好服务成为共同的选择。来源:第一财经日报,产业在线ChinaIOL. 20190621

■多联机:2019年4月多联机销售额47.9亿元,同比增长1.07%,相较上月增速大幅放缓。其中,多联机内销额44.5亿元,同比增长0.6%;多联机出口规模增速持续加快,完成销售额3.4亿元,同比增长7.6%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190620

■三星:三星宣布推出The Wall Luxury电视,将于2019年7月开始在全球上市。这是三星基于MicroLED的可扩展电视技术的最新版本,能从最小的的73英寸和1080p分辨率开始,借助MicroLED技术可以一直扩展到292英寸和8K分辨率。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190617

■压缩机:5月转子压缩机行业生产2132.1万台,同比增长8.39%,环比增长1.13%;销售2177.1万台,同比增长8.14%,环比减少2.14%。财年1-5月累计产量为9645.7万台,同比增长2.63%;销量为10172万台,同比增长5.36%。 冷年8-5月累计产量为17104.2万台,同比下滑1.3%;销量为17238.5万台,同比增长0.31%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190613

■海信: 海信近日成功实现了5G信号下8K超高清视频的在线播放。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190610

■长虹:电子科技大学与长虹共建新能源材料与器件联合实验室6月4日揭牌,双方将以实验室为载体,促进双方在新能源材料与器件领域的科学研究,推动新能源材料技术创新研发及产业化。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190610

■LG: LG近日正式在韩国开放了全球首款8K OLED电视的预定。LG为88Z9配备了88英寸的OLED面板,拥有8K超高清分辨率,像素数量是4K UHD的四倍。零售价为5000万韩元,6月预定特惠价格为4000万韩元(约23.36万元人民币)。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190610

■东贝:东贝电股公司申报的压缩机产品历时10个月6月3日最终认定符合印度标准IS 10617:2018,通过了BIS安全认证。该认证通过后,东贝生产的相关产品能够以符合印度标准及法规的状态顺利在印度地区销售。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190610

■特灵和世图兹达:特灵和世图兹(美国)近日针对美国和加拿大市场签署 “战略OEM供应销售协议”。 新协议旨在加强和扩大两家公司在北美的市场地位,其中世图兹(美国)公司作为原始设备制造商为特灵制造一系列产品,特灵销售各种世图兹品牌产品。 来源:asercom、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190606

■轻商压缩机: 产业在线统计数据显示,2019年4月国内轻型商用空调压缩机销售187.3万台,同比下滑0.9%。其中轻商涡旋压缩机国内销售21.9万台,同比下滑16.0%;轻商旋转压缩机国内销售165.4万台,同比增长1.5%。 从本月产品细分制冷量情况来看,3HP轻商空调压缩机销售136.1万台,同比下滑1.3%;3-7HP轻商空调压缩机销售41.7万台,同比增长2.4%;其中3-7HP轻商涡旋压缩机销售12.2万台,同比下滑20.3%;3-7HP轻商旋转压缩机销售29.5万台,同比增长16.1%;本月7HP及以上轻商空调压缩机国内销售9.4万台,同比下滑9.1%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190606

■家电企业:据中国家用电器协会最新数据,2018年家电行业主营业务收入为1.49万亿,同比增长9.9%;利润为1225.5亿元,同比增长2.5%。其中,美的、格力、海尔三大头部企业继续领跑行业。美的去年营收2618.2亿元,格力2000.24亿元,海尔也在缩短与它们的距离,去年营收达1833.17亿元。其中,格力空调营收规模达1556.82亿元,占比达78.58%,同比增长26.15%;美的空调业务收入1093.9亿元,同比增长14.73%,在美的营收中的占比从39.62%提升至42.13%。来源:人民网 、产业在线ChinaIOL 20190604

■艾默生: 5月29日,全球领先的技术和工程企业艾默生宣布,位于苏州工厂的艾默生Sensi Hydro™心海悦地暖空调一体机产线正式建成并投产,同时发布全新升级的Sensi Hydro™12HP心海悦地暖空调一体机产品。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190531

■大金:大金公司日前表示,公司正在利用人工智能技术开发一种GWP值小于10的新型制冷剂产品,预计在2023年正式推出。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190527

■白电三巨头:海尔、美的、格力白电三大巨头去年业绩整体仍保持强势增长。从营收规模来看,合并后的美的集团以2596.64亿元的规模位居第一位,格力电器以1981.23亿元的营收规模位列第二位,而青岛海尔则以1833.20亿元紧随其后。从三家公司的财报销售额数据来看,格力增幅最高达到33%,海尔居中为12.17%,美的增幅则为8.2%;在利润增长方面,格力增幅居前为16.97%,美的为17.05%,海尔相对增幅较小为7.71%。来源:证券日报 ChinaIOL 20190515

■压缩机:产业在线数据显示,4月转子压缩机行业生产2108.3万台,同比增长5.43%,环比下滑1.08%;销售2224.8万台,同比增长7.28%,环比下滑2.32%。本月的产销率为105.53%,库存量为469.1万台,同比减少22.86%,环比下滑19.9%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190514

■关税:2019年5月9日,美国政府宣布,自2019年5月10日起,对从中国进口的2000亿美元清单商品加征的关税税率由10%提高到25%。美方上述措施导致中美经贸摩擦升级,违背中美双方关于通过磋商解决贸易分歧的共识,损害双方利益,不符合国际社会的普遍期待。 根据《中华人民共和国对外贸易法》《中华人民共和国进出口关税条例》等法律法规和国际法基本原则,国务院关税税则委员会决定,自2019年6月1日0时起,对原产于美国的部分进口商品提高加征关税税率。来源:财政部网站 ChinaIOL 20190514

■美的/小天鹅: 美的集团公告称,自5月8日起小天鹅开始停牌,直至收购请求权申报期结束并履行相关信息披露义务后复牌。小天鹅不再作为独立上市主体,而将成为美的集团的一部分,企业主体也将被注销。 “小天鹅”这一品牌仍将得到保留。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190513

■新飞:河南新飞投资有限公司名下的全部“新飞”商标将转让并完全归属新飞电器,“新飞”系列商标将由新飞电器统一管理。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190513

■轻商压缩机:2019年3月国内轻型商用空调压缩机销售203.9万台,同比增长8.4%。其中轻商涡旋压缩机国内销售25.9万台,同比下滑15.3%;轻商旋转压缩机国内销售178.0万台,同比增长13.0%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190510

■三菱重工: 5月3日上午,2019上海浪琴环球马术冠军赛优雅开赛。作为国际马术联合会旗下最高五星级别的马术障碍赛事,今年的上海站比赛依旧吸引了大批马术爱好者的目光。来自全球各地的参赛骑手、热心观众和100匹欧洲温血纯种冠军赛马齐聚上海中华艺术宫,共同见证人马合一的优雅瞬间和巅峰之跃。来源:三菱重工 ChinaIOL 20190506

■汉钟精机:由上海交通大学主办,上海汉钟精机股份有限公司协办, 国家重点研发计划“低品位余能回收技术及热泵装备研发与示范”项目交流会于2019年4月29日顺利举办。来源:汉钟精机 ChinaIOL 20190507

■格力:4月28日晚间,格力电器发布的2018年年报显示,净利润为262.02亿元,同比增长16.97%,营收为1981.2亿元,同比增长33.61%,拟10派15元。 在整体营收中,空调业务营收占比为78.58%,仍然占据了大头。不过,格力电器将在2019年继续加大多元化转型。来源:北京商报 ChinaIOL 20190429

■日本电产集团(尼得科):4月22日,日本电产集团(尼得科)宣布把尼得科旗下思科普压缩机业务出售给德国特别情况基金ESSVP IV。这笔交易是出于该公司为了得到欧洲委员会对于尼得科收购惠而浦旗下制冷压缩机业务恩布拉科的批准而向欧洲委员会做出的承诺。 来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190429

■海立:4月26日,南昌海立大规格空调压缩机制智能制造项目举行建成投产仪式。该项目总投资人民币6.2亿元,项目内容包括实施转移新建大规格旋转式压缩机生产线,产品升级和智能制造技术改造,以满足轻商、热泵采暖等领域大规格旋转式压缩机市场需求。产业在线ChinaIOL 20190428

■海尔:在4月15日举行的第125届中国进出口商品交易会上了解到,除了印度市场,海尔净界自清洁空调首批出口国还包括泰国、巴基斯坦、意大利和俄罗斯等,已经陆续在当地上市。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190422

■美的:美的集团4月19日发布2018年度财报显示,公司营业总收入2618.20亿元,同比增长8.23%;净利润216.50亿,增长16.33%;实现归属于母公司的净利润202.31亿元,同比增长17.05%。这也是美的集团成立50周年的财报。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190422

■四川长虹:四川长虹4月18日发布2018年财报显示,报告期内公司实现营业收入833.85亿元,同比增长6.68%;其中归属于上市公司股东的净利润3.23亿元,同比下滑8.56%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190422

■小米: 4月17日下午,小米公司CFO周受资代表小米参加了TCL实业控股的揭幕仪式。周受资表示,我们通过投资TCL,在联合研发、供应链等方面达成重要战略合作。这对小米继续做大做强大家电业务有巨大帮助。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190422

■日本2018年白电销售额: 日本电机工业协会4月22日发布的数据显示,2018财年(截至2019年3月)日本国内白色家电销售额比上一财年增长4.3%至24689亿日元,连续4个财年增长,创下1996财年以来的新高。去年夏天日本高温酷暑天气带动空调热销,这是2018财年白色家电销售增长的主要原因。来源:新华社 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190424

■艾默生: 2019年4月16日,艾默生宣布,在江苏苏州正式启用新扩建的研发与整体方案中心,以进一步加强创新实力,并为中国和亚太、中东地区的空调、供暖及制冷领域的客户提供技术支持。新中心投资1.15亿元人民币建成,是艾默生在业务本土化和发展战略上的一座新里程碑。来源:艾默生 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190418

■美的:4月9日,美的中央空调发布“美的SR,舒适新家”全新一代家用中央空调,该产品多项核心指标均达到行业领先水平,从极速暖风、强劲制热、温湿双控、舒适风感、高温强冷、便利控制等多个核心功能击破用户痛点。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190415

■艾默生: 2019年4月16日,艾默生宣布,在江苏苏州正式启用新扩建的研发与整体方案中心,以进一步加强创新实力,并为中国和亚太、中东地区的空调、供暖及制冷领域的客户提供技术支持。新中心投资1.15亿元人民币建成,是艾默生在业务本土化和发展战略上的一座新里程碑。来源:艾默生 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190418

■美的:4月9日,美的中央空调发布“美的SR,舒适新家”全新一代家用中央空调,该产品多项核心指标均达到行业领先水平,从极速暖风、强劲制热、温湿双控、舒适风感、高温强冷、便利控制等多个核心功能击破用户痛点。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190415

■海尔:4月9日,中国家用电器研究院、中国信通院、海尔、中国移动和华为共5家单位在第30届中国制冷展期间宣布共同成立“物联网5G应用联合实验室”,据了解,在空调行业中,这是目前世界第一家致力于5G应用的实验室。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190415

■开利:开利商用冷冻日前隆重宣布第10,000台二氧化碳(CO₂)机组正式交付欧洲客户,这是欧洲首家获得此项成就的生产商。2004年,首台开利CO₂系统安装于瑞士的一家超市。随着CO₂OLtec系列的推出,CO₂机组在之后几年持续获得关注。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190415

■增值税: 3月21日财政部消息,财政部、国家税务总局、海关总署等三部门发布《关于深化增值税改革有关政策的公告》。公告明确,增值税一般纳税人发生增值税应税销售行为或者进口货物,原适用16%税率的,税率调整为13%;原适用10%税率的,税率调整为9%。 纳税人购进农产品,原适用10%扣除率的,扣除率调整为9%。纳税人购进用于生产或者委托加工13%税率货物的农产品,按照10%的扣除率计算进项税额。 原适用16%税率且出口退税率为16%的出口货物劳务,出口退税率调整为13%;原适用10%税率且出口退税率为10%的出口货物、跨境应税行为,出口退税率调整为9%。来源:人民网 ChinIOL 20190409

■海信: 家电日前发布2018年业绩报告显示,营业收入360.20亿元,同比增长7.56%,归属于母公司股东的净利润13.77亿元,同比下滑31.75%;扣除非经常性损益后的净利润同比增长12.36%。产业在线ChinaIOL 20190408

■TCL: TCL空调在2018年销售跨过1000万套门槛,站稳行业前五强,成为TCL白电业务突破的排头兵。目前空调市场当中的智能空调简单增加一个WiFi,或者增加很多图像识别的传感器,成本高、难普及不说,消费体验也不是很好。而这正成为TCL空调智能战略消弭空调智能化痛点和堵点的出发点。长远来看,全球空调行业特别是中国空调市场仍然还有很大的发展空间,TCL空调全新的智能战略匹配全新的产品定位,也将迎来新的增长周期。来源:中国电子报 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190408

■海尔:继2017年11月,浦那海尔工业园的海尔空调制造基地建成投产,智能变频自清洁空调实现当地化制造后仅一年时间。2019年3月29日,位于印度北方邦大诺伊达地区的海尔北部工业园奠基,这是海尔在印度投建的第二个工业园。其中,空调制造基地是海尔空调在印度投建的第2个制造基地,这也将成为海尔空调最大的海外制造基地。大诺伊达工业园一期项目将在2020年投产运营,其中,海尔空调制造基地产能将达到100万台,全部生产海尔品牌的空调产品,以此夯实海尔空调自主品牌NO.1的行业地位。海尔空调是唯一能看到的中国品牌。2018年,在印度空调行业下滑10%的情况下,海尔空调在变频、智能自清洁等高端品类助推下实现近30%逆势增长;2019年开年以来,海尔空调仍以近20%的增幅实现行业逆势增长。来源:海尔 产业在线ChinaIOL 20190404

■汉钟精:2019年3月25日,PT. ILTHABI MANDIRI TEHNIK、上海汉钟精机股份有限公司在印度尼西亚(印尼)首都雅加达共同签署了在雅加达设立合资公司的协议书,合资方将利用各自优势共同开拓印尼市场,为市场提供优质可靠的产品。来源:汉钟精机 ChinaIOL 20190403

■海尔:印度当地时间3月29日,位于印度北方邦大诺伊达地区的海尔北部工业园奠基,这是海尔在印度投建的第二个工业园。新工业园包含了冰箱、洗衣机、空调等制造基地。其中,该空调制造基地是海尔空调在印度投建的第2个制造基地,将成为海尔空调最大的海外制造基地,生产产品将覆盖净界自清洁、D系列智能变频自清洁等高端空调产品。其中,海尔空调制造基地产能将达到100万台,全部生产海尔品牌的空调产品,夯实海尔空调自主品牌NO.1的行业地位。来源:搜狐IT ChinaIOL 20190402

■飞利浦:经过两年多对中国市场的调研和对消费者需求的解读,2019年3月12日,飞利浦空调中国市场启动暨优质空气战略发布会在南京国际青年会议酒店成功举办,标志着飞利浦空调以及新风产品正式登陆国内市场。艾肯空调制冷网 20190326

■三菱重工海尔: 3月19日,高达百米的多联机高落差塔楼在三菱重工海尔(青岛)空调机有限公司新工厂奠基,这是三菱重工全球最大的中央空调研发基地。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190325

■江森日立:2019年1月31日,由中国制冷学会科技评估工作委员会组织在广州召开了江森自控日立万宝压缩机(广州)有限公司(以下简称:JCH-GC)“DD98PHDG大容量直流变频涡旋压缩机开发”项目成果评估会。针对多联机空调系统(VRF)对压缩机的大容量、JCH-GC采用Ф160mm壳体开发出的工作容积为98cm3大容量直流变频涡旋压缩机,其转速范围为600~7800rpm,压缩机输出功率达到22HP,填补了国内VRF用大规格直流变频涡旋压缩机的空白。来源:JCH-GC ChinaIOL 20190320

■松下空调:2019年的空调市场,虽然有着超高的市场集中度,前三名的龙头品牌已经占据了70%以上的空调市场。松下空调2018年总销售量达106%,相比2017年增长了6%。“我们在中国市场占比不高,只有1%~1.5%左右,但这也意味着还有很大成长空间。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190319

■海立:3月15日海立电器在上海举办2019热泵新品发布会,并正式发布了16HP大规格采暖压缩机&整机配套电控、驱动方案,及5HP高性价比商用热水新一代产品。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190319
■格力: 3月11日,中国(洛阳)自主创新智能制造产业基地暨格力洗衣机、晶弘冰箱生产基地项目开工仪式在洛阳市高新区举行。该生产基地总投资约50亿元,主要生产格力洗衣机、晶弘冰箱及配套产品,项目全面建成投产后年产值逾100亿元。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190318

■海尔开利冷冻系统:3月8日,海尔开利冷冻系统项目在青岛国际经济合作区(中德生态园)投产。该项目总投资3000万美元,主要生产销售超市陈列柜(1000余种规格)、压缩机组及压缩冷凝机组(涡旋、活塞、螺杆)和换热器(冷凝器和冷风机)等设备。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190318

■小米:最新的消息显示,小米很有可能在印度市场销售白色家电。来源:蓝科技网 ChinaIOL 20190306

■涡旋压缩机:2019年1月,涡旋压缩机行业总产量为32.90万台,同比下滑22.68%,环比上月增长7.31%;总销量为32.71万台,同比下滑21.26%,环比上月增长6.38%;内销量为27.67万台,同比下滑22.92%,环比上月增长3.05%;出口量为5.04万台,同比下滑10.69%,环比上月增长29.24%。来源:产业在线ChinaIOL 20190305

■2019年印度制冷展(Acrex India):于2月28日正式在印度孟买拉开大幕,本次展会为期3天,至3月2日结束。据悉,本届展会的展示重点是建筑自动化控制和室内空气质量建设。25个国家的代表团及观众参与了本届制冷展,共有来自全球的500多家参展商参展,预计有5万名观众参观。来源:互联网产业在线ChinaIOL 220190306

〇荏原: 荏原および荏原冷熱システムとトクヤマは、荏原グループが開発した水素を燃料とする水素焚吸収冷温水機(以下:RHDH型)を用いた新たな水素利活用モデルの検証のため、共同実証試験の実施について合意し覚書を締結した。荏原ニュースリリース20240722

〇日立:日立グローバルライフソリューションズ株式会社(以下、日立 GLS)は、Johnson Controls International plc(ジョンソン・コントロールズ・インタナショナル/以下、JCI) との共同出資で設立した空調事業合弁会社「Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Holding (UK) Ltd (ジョンソンコントロールズ日立空調/以下、JCH)」の株式譲渡について、JCI およびドイツ連邦共和国の Robert Bosch GmbH(以下、ボッシュ)と 7 月 23 日に合意し、株式譲渡契約等を締結しました。再編が進む空調業界において、グローバル市場での競争力向上を図るため、日立および日立GLSは、JCIとともに、JCHの全保有株式をボッシュに売却することを決定しました。ボッシュが持つ欧州でのフットプリントや暖房機器での実績を踏まえ、グローバル空調事業のさらなる成長を実現できるベストパートナーであると判断しました。日立ニュースリリース20240723


◆パナソニック: 国際的なデザイン賞であるRed Dot Award - Product Design 2024(2024年度レッドドット・デザイン賞 プロダクトデザイン)において、最高位の賞であるBest of the Best(ベスト・オブ・ザ・ベスト)1件を含む計11件を受賞しました。パナソニックニュースリリース20240718

〇パナソニック: スーパーショーケース「REシリーズ」のラインアップを拡充し、2024年9月より、業界初となる「VIG省エネ扉搭載冷凍リーチインショーケース」2機種の販売を開始します。今回の新製品は、真空断熱ガラス(VIG)ともう一枚のガラスを複層化した独自構造のガラス扉を搭載しています。従来製品の冷凍リーチインショーケースと比較し、保冷効率が向上したほか、ガラス表面の結露防止のためのヒーター通電を抑制することで、約33%の省エネを実現しました。パナソニックニュースリリース20240719





●パナソニック: 新たに「エコ・ハイブリッド」方式を採用し、消費電力約1/3を実現した衣類乾燥除湿機「F-YEX120B」を2024年5月30日より発売します。本製品は、コンプレッサー方式と空冷除湿方式を組み合わせた新「エコ・ハイブリッド」方式を採用しました。結露の仕組みで空気中の湿気を2度除湿し、冷却器を通った冷たい空気も有効活用することで消費電力約1/3を実現しました。部屋干し衣類を除菌、部屋干し臭を抑制するナノイーX(48兆)も搭載しています。パナソニックニュースリリース20240410

●パナソニック:2024年4月10日からパナソニック検査済み再生品(保証付)「Panasonic Factory Refresh」の陣容を10カテゴリーに拡大し、公式ショッピングサイト「Panasonic Store Plus」にて販売並びに定額利用サービスを行います。「Panasonic Factory Refresh」は、パナソニックグループ製造事業部監修のもと、当社の厳格な出荷基準を満たした高品質なリファービッシュ品です。パナソニックニュースリリース20240410


●三菱電機:100%子会社である空調機器製造・販売会社Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A.(三菱電機ハイドロニクス&アイティークーリングシステムズ)と同じく100%子会社である Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.(三菱電機ヨーロッパ)を通じて、フランスの水空調事業会社であるAIRCALOの全株式を4月2日に取得しました。同社広報20240403

●パナソニック: 麻布大学との共同研究において、ナノイーで抑制した花粉では、アレルギー反応が抑えられることを、細胞レベルで明らかにしました。なお、細胞レベルでの効果実証は、今回が初めての試みとなります。花粉症は2019年時点で日本人の約42.5%が罹患していると言われており、若年層での発症も増加しています。増加の一途をたどる花粉症ですが、有効な治療法は限られているのが現状です。そのため、花粉が体内に侵入する前の段階で、花粉に含まれるアレルゲンを抑制することも花粉症対策として有効になります。パナソニックニュースリリース20240214

●ハイアール ジャパン : 日本国内における家庭用セパレートエアコン市場に参入し、清潔&省エネと快適性にこだわった、ひととくらしにやさしいルームエアコン「huu」(CS シリーズ)を、4 月 1 日(月)より、全国の家電量販店、ホームセンター、GMS、WEB 通販などで順次発売いたします。同社広報20240214

●三菱電機: 店舗・事務所用パッケージエアコン「スリムZRシリーズ」、「スリムERシリーズ」、「ズバ暖スリムDHシリーズ」、「ズバ暖スリムHシリーズ」の新製品を2024年5月より順次発売します。空調機の性能改善と当社製換気・送風機器との連携運転による省エネ性能向上でカーボンニュートラル実現に貢献します。三菱電機ニュースリリース20240125

●三菱重工:女優の北川 景子さんを起用したテレビ・コマーシャル(TV-CM)を刷新し、1月26日から一部地域を除く全国で放送します。家庭用ルームエアコンの「かしこいエアコン」篇と業務用エアコンの「気がきく空調」篇の2種類を制作し、製品の特長である快適、省エネ、清潔について、美しい北川さんが心を込めてお伝えします。MHIニュースリリース20240124

●三菱電機: ビル用マルチエアコンの新製品として、業界最高クラスの伝熱性能を実現した新型熱交換器「鉛直アルミ扁平管熱交換器(VFT熱交換器)」を搭載し、新形状ファンや新デザインの筐体の採用で省エネ性が向上したビル用マルチエアコン室外ユニット「グランマルチ」シリーズ全15機種を2024年9月に発売します。P224形(8馬力相当)では業界最高クラスの室外ユニット冷暖平均定格COP 4.55を達成するなど省エネ性の向上に加え、全機種にR32冷媒を新採用するなど、カーボンニュートラルの実現に貢献します。三菱電機ニュースリリース20240124

●東芝キヤリア:2024年5月1日付で社名を「日本キヤリア株式会社(ニッポンキヤリア)」に変更いたします。これにあわせて同年5月に本社を川崎市から品川区に移転する予定です。また、新生「日本キヤリア株式会社」として、2024年1月末より開催されるHVAC&R JAPAN 2024展をはじめとする各種プロモーション活動を通じ、従来通りのブランド(「TOSHIBA」および「TOSHIBA Carrier」)および製品戦略を打ち出してまいります。同社広報20240122

ダイキン:米国子会社各社は、1月22日(月)~24日(水)に米シカゴで開催される「The 2024 AHR Expo」に出展し、空調業界の持続可能な未来への移行をリードする取り組みを紹介します。当社グループは「The 2024 AHR Expo」において、低温暖化冷媒、インバータ、ヒートポンプなど、より快適かつ効率的で、地球にやさしい空気環境を創造するコア技術を中心とした、脱炭素化への“Simple(シンプルで)、 Powerful(力強く)、 Sustainable(持続可能)”なアプローチを紹介します。ダイキンニュースリリース20240122

●富士通ゼネラル: 米国・シカゴで開催される世界最大級の空調冷熱に関する展示会「AHR Expo 2024」(開催期間:現地時間1月22日~24日)に海外向け空調機ブランド「AIRSTAGE」製品を出展します。当社は、北米を最重点市場の1つと位置づけ、大型VRFなど製品ラインアップの拡充やパートナー企業との連携強化に取り組んでいます。今回の展示では北米市場に新たに導入されるR32冷媒をはじめ、ヒートポンプエアコンや制御機器等を紹介します。富士通ゼネラルニュースリリース20240119

●ダイキン: 環境性と省エネ性に優れた低温暖化冷媒HFC-32(以下「R32」)の採用や基本性能の向上など、空調機に求められる7つの観点を強化することで、業界トップレベルの省エネ性を実現し、環境負荷低減や業務負荷軽減にも貢献するビル用マルチエアコン『VRV 7』シリーズを2024年11月より順次発売します。当社はこのたび、日本国内市場で販売するビル用マルチエアコンの冷媒を、従来のHFC-410AからR32に切り替えます。本商品はR32への冷媒転換を機に、空調機に求められる省エネ性、環境性、快適性、安心設計、省施工、機器間連携、空気質見える化の7つの観点で強化し、社会課題の解決に貢献します。ダイキンニュースリリース20240118

●富士通ゼネラル: ハイブリッド気流で快適性を高めたプレミアムエアコン「ノクリア」Xシリーズと、空間に心地よく調和するデザインのハイスペックエアコン「ノクリア」Zシリーズの新モデルを、国内向けに1月27日(土)より順次発売します。新モデルはニーズの高い清潔機能について、「機能の多くを使いこなせていない」「いつどれくらいの頻度で使用すればよいかわからない」といったお客さまの声を受け、忙しい毎日の中で手間なく効率的に利用できるようにアップデートしました。富士通ゼネラルニュースリリース20240118

●パナソニック:マレーシアのパナソニックAPエアコンR&Dマレーシア株式会社に建設した新棟をこのほど稼働させました。この新棟では、当社初の「温水・空調同時マルチ実験室」など最新鋭の設備を導入し、ASEANや欧州を中心としたグローバル向けに、空調機器の開発リードタイムを短縮、現地ニーズに合わせた開発を加速させます。1. 当社初の「温水・空調同時マルチ実験室」など最新鋭の設備を導入し、開発リードタイムを短縮。2. 業務用空調の多様な実験が可能な設備を導入、現地開発機能を強化。ビル用マルチエアコンのラインアップを拡大するとともに、オフィス・店舗用エアコンのインバーター化や、ダクト形、カセット形、壁掛け形など多様な室内機開発を強化します。また、欧州向けには業務用水循環型空調機の室内機であるファンコイルユニットもあわせて開発します。3. 欧州向け自然冷媒搭載ヒートポンプ式給湯暖房機(Air to Water)の開発を加速。当社は2023年5月に、自然冷媒R290を採用したA2Wを欧州向けに発売しました。実使用環境での検証が可能なR290対応の実験室を設け、イタリア・ミラノに新設したR&Dセンターと連携しながら開発を加速していきます。パナソニックニュースリリース20231208


●ダイキン: 子会社であるダイキンエアコンディショニングインド社(Daikin Air-conditioning India Pvt. Ltd.、は、インド南部のアーンドラ・プラデーシュ州スリシティに空調機の生産拠点を新設し、このたび、開所式を開催しました。スリシティ工場は、インド北部ラジャスターン州ニムラナに立地する二つの既存工場に加え、当社にとってインドで三つ目の主要工場となります。スリシティ工場では、家庭用エアコンと、空調機の基幹部品である圧縮機を生産します。当社は戦略経営計画FUSION25の中で「インドの一大拠点化」を重点テーマの一つに掲げています。今回新設したスリシティ工場を含め、インドの生産拠点から、アジア周辺国や中東、アフリカ等、外気温が高く気候条件が近い地域に製品を輸出していく計画です。ダイキンニュースリリース20231201

●三菱電機: 冷暖房用ヒートポンプ※1式空調機向けに、業界最高クラスの伝熱性能を実現した鉛直アルミ扁平管熱交換器(VFT熱交換器)を開発しました。今回、当社が開発した鉛直アルミ扁平管熱交換器は、鉛直上向きに延びるアルミ扁平管(VFT)と、二重管構造の高性能冷媒分配器を採用することで、より細径のアルミ扁平管を高密度に多数実装しながら冷媒を均等に行き渡らせることが可能となりました。これにより、従来の水平アルミ扁平管熱交換器と比較して、伝熱性能が最大で約40%向上し、さらに熱交換器の内容積を最大で約20%削減することで、熱交換器内部の冷媒量の削減も実現しました。三菱電機ニュースリリース20231102

●ダイキン: 10月10日、米カリフォルニア州が掲げる「2030年までに州全体で600万台のヒートポンプ機器を導入する」という目標の達成を支援するために、既に世界で広く使用されているインバータを搭載したヒートポンプ機器の供給を大幅に増やすことを表明しました。このコミットメントには、カリフォルニア州の低所得世帯におけるインバータヒートポンプ機器への移行など、あらゆる所得層に対する支援策も含まれています。ダイキンニュースリリース20231019

●MHI:Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning Australia, Ltd.(MHIAA)は、アジア太平洋(APAC)市場のさまざまな取り組みやテクノロジーを業界のリーダーや専門家向けに紹介するAPAC Business Headlines誌の「カンパニー・オブ・ザ・イヤー2023」を受賞しました。豪州・ニュージーランド市場における住宅用・業務用空調ソリューションに関する一連の取り組みが評価されたもので、MHIAAが同賞に選定されるのは今回が初めてとなります。MHIニュースリリース20231019

ダイキン:欧州子会社であるダイキンヨーロッパ社は、創業50周年に伴い、現地時間10月12日にDe Bijloke (デ・ベイローク) ミュージックセンター (同国ゲント市) にて記念式典を開催しました。1973年にオステンドで空調機の生産を開始したのがダイキンヨーロッパ社の始まりです。それから欧州、中東、アフリカと事業を拡大し、ダイキンヨーロッパ社は現在、EMEA129か国に事業展開、52の販売会社、そして13,700人以上の従業員を擁するまでに成長しました。現地のニーズに素早く対応するため、アラブ首長国連邦、ベルギー、チェコ、オーストリア、ドイツ、イタリア、サウジアラビア、スペインを含む12か所の研究開発センターと14か所の工場を有しています。近年は、ゲント市にあるヒートポンプ暖房技術の研究開発センターに1億4千万ユーロ、ポーランドにおいて、住宅用ヒートポンプ暖房を生産する工場建設に3億ユーロを投じ、欧州における環境技術開発と生産を強化しています。ダイキンニュースリリース20231016

●パナソニック: 同社、デリシャスノーツ、Fujisawa SSTマネジメントは公園を活用した食の地域インフラ構築のための実証実験を2023年10月16日から12月25日まで実施いたします。具体的には、Fujisawa SSTの公園内に冷凍食品無人販売機を新たに設置し、太陽光パネルで発電した電力も有効活用し、地場食品業者の冷凍食品等を販売します。災害時には遠隔から無料提供に切り替えることで、非常食提供拠点として役立てます。地場食材に加えて、全国の名店食材も販売し、地元に居ながら全国名店の食を味わう機会を提供しつつ、地場食材と全国名店とのコラボレーションの機会や全国展開の機会を提供します。パナソニックニュースリリース20231016

●富士通ゼネラル: 極寒でも素早く快適な空間を提供する暖房強化型(寒冷地仕様)エアコン「ゴク暖ノクリア」ZNシリーズ(以下、ZNシリーズ)を国内向けに10月5日(木)より順次発売します。暖房能力No.1かつ高い省エネ性を誇り、様々な運転方法によって使用シーンに応じた快適な暖かさを実現します。

●アイリスオーヤマ: 水や鍋を使わず手軽にサラダチキンやローストビーフなどを低温調理できるポーチ型の「低温調理器 ポケットシェフ」を2023年9月29日より全国の家電量販店、ホームセンター、インターネットサイトを中心に順次発売します。今回発売する「低温調理器 ポケットシェフ」は、耐熱袋に食材を密閉して本体にセットし、温度と時間を設定するだけで、初めての方でも手軽に低温調理できます。また、水や鍋を使用しないため、準備や片付けの時間を短縮でき、キッチンだけでなくリビングなど場所を選ばず調理できます。本体は約24㎝四方、厚さも1㎝とコンパクトで、限られたキッチンスペースにも収納できます。アイリスオーヤマニュースリリース20230922


●三菱電機:「統合報告書2023」を、当社オフィシャルウェブサイトにて本日公開しました。本報告書では、多様化する社会課題の解決に貢献する「循環型 デジタル・エンジニアリング企業」への変革を目指す当社グループの戦略や、サステナビリティに関する各種取り組みの進捗等を説明しています。三菱電機ニュースリリース20230920

●ダイキン: 消費電力量を効率よく安定して削減する「節電自動」運転を新たに搭載したルームエアコン『うるさらX(エックス)』を11月1日より発売します。大型クラス(23~26畳程度用)の室外機には、新開発の圧縮機と熱交換器を搭載し、省エネ性を向上します。ダイキンニュースリリース20230920

●ダイキン: 花粉を捕集するスピードを2倍にするなど、空気清浄能力を大幅に向上させるとともに、インテリアに調和するデザインの『加湿ストリーマ空気清浄機(MCK904A)』を2023年11月8日より発売します。当社は業界で初めて、より薄型で強力な空気清浄機用の「フラットDCモーター」を独自開発しました。PM2.5などの粒子の大きさを高感度センサーで判別し、大きさに合わせて気流を自動的に制御する風向自動を併用した「おまかせ運転」や、用途に合わせて選べる「パワフル花粉」「浮遊飛沫」モードも新たに搭載しています。ダイキンニュースリリース20230920


●パナソニック: 『スズキとパナソニックが電動アシスト自転車の駆動ユニットを活用した新しいモビリティの共同開発に合意』をプレスリリースいたしました。パナソニックニュースリリース20230915

●アイリスオーヤマ: 大河原工場(宮城県)の敷地内に鮮度保持剤の一種であるアルコール蒸散剤の新工場「IFP鮮度保持剤第1工場」を、2023年9月14日に竣工しました。鮮度保持剤の一種であるアルコール蒸散剤は、アルコールを包装内部に拡散することで、カビを抑制するもので、焼き菓子など食品の鮮度保持に活用されています。アイリスオーヤマニュースリリース20230914

●パナソニック: 2023年8月31日、サステナビリティ経営の重要性に鑑みて、パナソニックグループの社会・環境への取り組み姿勢や活動を報告する「サステナビリティ データブック 2023」を公開しました。本記事では、その概要をわかりやすくインフォグラフィクスで解説します。パナソニックニュースリリース20230914


●ダイキン:このたび『統合報告書2023』を発行しました。本報告書では、ダイキンの強みやビジネスモデル、独自の企業文化やDNAが、これまでの成長・発展を支えていることや、今後の中長期にわたる価値創造につながるというストーリーを示しています。2023年版では、本年5月に発表した戦略経営計画「FUSION25」後半3ヵ年計画で掲げる。英語版は9月下旬の発行を予定しています。 同社広報20230901

●パナソニック: 最低気温が-10℃を下回る寒冷地向けの、ヒートポンプ給湯機「エコキュート」を2023年11月1日に発売します。6月に発売した一般地向け製品と同様に、業界で初めて、エコキュート専用アプリを使って日射量予報から太陽光発電の出力を予測し、自動で沸き上げる「スマートソーラーチャージ」を搭載しました。さらに、普及モデルのスタンダードクラスでも2025年度を目標年度とする省エネ基準、寒冷地年間給湯保温効率(JIS)2.9を達成し、補助金の対象となる省エネ性能を実現しました。パナソニックニュースリリース20230825

●ダイキン: 空調機の新たな生産拠点を設立するため、茨城県つくばみらい市の土地を取得することを決定しました。関東に新工場を設けることで、国内の空調機需要に対する供給の最適化を図り、さらなる拡大をめざします。ダイキンニュースリリース20230802


●富士通ゼネラル:2023 年7月 11 日開催の取締役会において、当社の 100%連結子会社であり、空調機用ファンモータの製造を行う FGA(Thailand) Co., Ltd.が、当社の持分法適用関連会社である TCFG Compressor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.(以下、TCFG)の株式を追加取得し、完全子会社化することを決議しましたので、お知らせいたします。TCFG は、東芝キヤリア株式会社と FGA(Thailand) Co., Ltd.の合弁会社であり、空調機用コンプレッサーの製造・販売を行っております。今般、当社グループにおける空調機事業の基盤強化の一環として、東芝キヤリア株式会社の保有する TCFG の発行済株式 51%を FGA(Thailand) Co., Ltd.が取得することに基本合意いたしました。TCFG の完全子会社化により、空調機用基幹部品であるコンプレッサーの内製化拡大に加え、開発・製造部門が一体となって温室効果の低い新冷媒への対応を進めるなど環境負荷低減に寄与する製品開発を推進してまいります。 富士通ゼネラルニュースリリース20230711



●デンソー/大成建設 : カーボンニュートラル社会の実現に向けCO2回収システムを用いた共同技術検証を開始した。デンソーニュースリリース20230613

●パナソニック: 空質空調社は、事業拠点である草津工場に空調・給湯・暖房事業の研究開発の中心となる新棟を建設し、このほど稼働を開始しました。草津新棟では、カーボンニュートラル実現に向けて、ZEH対応や自然冷媒など、環境に配慮した技術開発を強化するための研究設備を導入します。また、建物に当社製の空調・換気・照明などの省エネ製品を採用し、ZEB Readyの認証を取得しました。パナソニックニュースリリース20230602

●三菱電機と東京大学大学院: 「三菱電機-東京大学・未来デザイン会議」を設立しました。デジタル技術の急速な進展、地政学リスク、気候変動、シェアリング/サーキュラーエコノミーといった新しい経済モデルの登場などにより、現代社会は将来を見通しにくい VUCA(Volatility/変動性、Uncertainty/不確実性、Complexity/複雑性、Ambiguity/曖昧性)の時代を迎えています。このような時代に、三菱電機はサステナビリティの実現を経営の根幹に据え、「カーボンニュートラル」「サーキュラーエコノミ―」「安心・安全」「インクルージョン」「ウェルビーイング」の5つの課題領域で、事業を通じた社会課題解決を推進しています。三菱電機ニュースリリース20230526


●パナソニック: 業界初、同社独自の特殊多重構造により、スポット空調の先端に取り付けるだけで、使用者の体感温度を最大2.9℃下げることができる暑熱対策用空調ノズル「ジェットノズル」を2023年5月29日に発売します。パナソニックニュースリリース20230525

●富士通ゼネラル:国内向けルームエアコン「ノクリア」において、女優の石田ゆり子さんと注目の若手俳優の山時聡真さんを起用した新TVCM『ノクリア 母の告白』篇を、2023年5月26日(金)より全国で放映開始します。同社広報20230525

●リンナイ/岩谷産業: このたび北九州水素タウンにて国内初となる水素100%燃焼給湯器の実証実験に着手します。水素のパイプライン供給を受ける水素集合住宅に水素燃焼給湯器を新たに設置し、実使用環境下での評価を行います。水素燃焼給湯器のお湯は、台所と洗面台での給湯やお風呂のシャワーなど、実生活のなかで利用し、実使用環境下での給湯器の性能評価や長期運転による信頼性評価を行います。リンナイニュースリリース20230424

●ダイキン : ポーランド共和国ウッチ県での建設を発表していたヒートポンプ暖房機の新工場の建設を開始しました。稼働時期は2024年7月、投資総額は3億ユーロ(1ユーロ141円換算で423億円)で、当初の計画通りです。新工場での雇用数は、2025年までに1000人、2030年までに3000人を計画しています。ドイツ、ベルギー、チェコに次ぐ欧州の新たな生産拠点として、ポーランドに新工場を設立することにより、2025年には生産能力を4倍(2021年度比)に拡大し、急成長するヒートポンプ暖房市場において、製品を安定供給できる生産体制を確立します。欧州のヒートポンプ暖房機市場は、過去10年間で年平均10%以上の成長が続き、2021年の市場販売台数は100万台に達しました。2050年までにEU域内の温室効果ガス排出量ゼロをめざす欧州グリーンディール政策により、ヒートポンプ暖房機の普及がさらに加速しており、2025年には少なくとも年間350万台が販売される市場へと拡大が見込まれています。ダイキンニュースリリース20230407

●パナソニック: 業界初、エコキュート専用アプリで日射量予報から太陽光発電の出力を予測し、自動で沸き上げる「スマートソーラーチャージ」機能を搭載するとともに、シャワー流量を「高圧タイプ」と比較して約1.4倍にした、「ウルトラ高圧」でシャワー使用時の快適性を向上させた、家庭用自然冷媒(CO2)ヒートポンプ給湯機「エコキュート」の新モデルを2023年6月26日に発売します。パナソニックニュースリリース2023030406

●ダイキン : ホワイトハウス(米国・ワシントンD.C.)で4月4日(火)に開催された「ヒートポンプ暖房機の製造・普及に関する円卓会議に、ヒートポンプ暖房機の主要メーカーの1社として招待されました。 本円卓会議では、ヒートポンプ暖房の普及を促進し、全米で拡大する業務用・住宅用のヒートポンプ需要に対応するために、民間・公共の両部門による投資連携について議論されました。ダイキンニュースリリース20230406

●ダイキン: 東京支社を東京ミッドタウン八重洲へ移転し、2023年5月10日(水)より新オフィスで業務を開始します。新たなオフィスでは、集中作業に適したエリア、オープンディスカッションを活性化するエリアなど、目的に応じた最適なオフィスレイアウト・ITインフラ環境を整備し、従業員一人ひとりの生産性や働きの質の向上を図ります。また、多くのステークホルダーを呼び込み、国内外・社内外の協創活動を推進する場所である「Co-Creation」エリアを新設します。ダイキンニュースリリース20230405

●三菱電機:、国際大会等で活躍が期待されているフェンシングの選手を4月1日付で採用します。これは、公益財団法人日本オリンピック委員会(JOC)が行っているトップアスリート就職支援制度「アスナビ」を活用したもので、当社在籍のトップアスリートは今回の2名を加えて計5名となります。 当社は今後も、トップアスリートが安心・安定した生活基盤の中で競技活動に打ち込めるよう、仕事と競技の両立を支援するとともに、多様な人財が能力を最大限発揮し、新たな価値を創出することで、活力とゆとりあるサステナブルな未来の実現に貢献していきます。三菱電機ニュースリリース20230327

●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、家庭用ルームエアコン「ビーバーエアコン」の2023年モデル3シリーズ計22機種を4月1日から順次発売します。快適性、清潔性と高APF(Annual Performance Factor:通年エネルギー消費効率)を備え省エネ性に優れた同社最高級モデルのSシリーズ9機種、フィルター自動清掃機能を搭載した高機能モデルのRシリーズ6機種および標準モデルのTシリーズ7機種のラインアップにより、多様なライフスタイルに対応した心地良い生活空間を提供します。同社広報20230323

●ダイキン:気候変動や自然破壊、不平等の拡大といったサステナビリティの課題に対して、議論・調査・提言活動を行う、「WBCSD:持続可能な開発のための世界経済人会議(World Business Council for Sustainable Development)」に加盟しました。ダイキンニュースリリース20230320


パナソニック: 大阪公立大学 大学院獣医学研究科 安木真世准教授との共同研究において、ナノイー(帯電微粒子水)の曝露による新型コロナウイルスの不活化は、ウイルスの構造崩壊が一因であることを初めて明らかにしました。ナノイー(帯電微粒子水)による新型コロナウイルスの不活化メカニズムに焦点を当て、ナノイー(帯電微粒子水)の曝露有無によるウイルスの構成成分ごとの影響や、細胞へのウイルスの結合量を測定しました。その結果、ウイルスを構築する脂質二重膜やタンパク質、ゲノムRNAと多段階で作用する様子が確認されました。さらに、ナノイー(帯電微粒子水)を曝露したウイルスは細胞への結合能力が失われることで感染が抑制されることが示唆され、ナノイー(帯電微粒子水)による新型コロナウイルスの不活化メカニズムの一部が明らかになりました。なお、今回の検証は密閉された試験空間での結果であり、実使用空間における効果を検証したものではありません。パナソニックは、今後もナノイー(帯電微粒子水)技術の可能性を追求するとともに、安心安全な空間の提供を通じて、社会に貢献していきます。パナソニックニュースリリース20230222

●三菱電機 : 店舗・事務所用パッケージエアコン「スリムZRシリーズ」、「スリムERシリーズ」、「ズバ暖スリムシリーズ」の新製品を2023年5月に発売します。冷房運転停止後に送風運転を実施することで、カビの生育原因となる湿度を低下させる内部クリーン運転機能などを新たに搭載し、室内空気の清潔性の向上に貢献します。また、当社独自の空調機器サポートツール「MELflo(メルフロー)」と「AirCoNet(エアコネット)」に新機能を追加し、据付やメンテナンスのサポートを強化します。当社は今回、室内空気の清潔性向上を目的に、冷房運転停止後に送風運転を実施することでカビの生育原因となる湿度を低下させる内部クリーン運転機能の搭載と、当社独自の汚れ付着抑制技術「ハイブリッドナノコーティング」を熱交換器に新たに採用した室内ユニットを発売します。また、遠隔地から機器運用やメンテナンス業務の効率化を支援するサービス「AirCoNet」に空調機器の保全サポート機能を追加し、定期的な機器メンテナンスを支援します。フロン法点検支援・機器管理ツール「MELflo」では、据付技術向上をサポートする動画を閲覧できるようにし、建設事業やメンテナンス事業における課題の解決に貢献します。三菱電機ニュースリリース20230221


アイリスオーヤマ: スリムな本体が特長の前開き式冷凍庫の新たなラインアップとして、高い収納性と省エネを実現する「ファン式冷凍庫195L」を、2023年2月10日より全国のホームセンター、インターネットサイトを中心に順次、発売を開始します。 冷凍食品をまとめ買いする家庭が増えています。また、冷凍保存が必要な食料品を選択するケースも増えており、自宅に冷凍庫を追加する「セカンド冷凍庫」の需要が拡大しています。当社においても、本体幅が約35.6cmとスリムで、狭いスペースにも設置できる「スリム冷凍庫80L」を中心に、2022年の冷凍庫製品群の売上が前年比約150%と好調に推移しています。今回発売する「ファン式冷凍庫195L」は、本体幅約47.5cmとスリム設計でありながら、縦10段の収納スペースと2段のドアポケットを搭載しており、様々なサイズの食品や保冷剤などを整理して無駄なく収納できます。アイリスオーヤマニュースリリース20230207


●日立ジョンソンコントロールズ空調:業界トップクラスの省エネ性能を達成した店舗・オフィス用パッケージエアコン「省エネの達人プレミアム」(高効率機)および高効率機同様に機能を強化した「省エネの達人」(標準機)の新製品を、2023年4月3日より出荷いたします。 高効率機「省エネの達人プレミアム」40~280型で新規圧縮機を採用。新規圧縮機では改良を重ねた圧縮機構と高効率DCインバーターモーターの搭載で低速回転域の効率を向上し、熱交換器の冷媒流路や冷凍サイクル制御の適正化が通年エネルギー消費効率(APF)向上に貢献。その他、省エネはもちろん快適性に寄与する多彩な機能を搭載しています。日立ジョンソンコントロールズニュースリリース20230202

●三菱電機:インドにおける空調冷熱システム事業の拡大に向け、インドの販売拠点であるMitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.(MEI)に約267億円を投資し、ルームエアコンと空調機器用圧縮機の工場を建設します。三菱電機ニュースリリース20230112

●パナソニック: 「2022年度省エネ大賞」において、省エネルギーセンター会長賞を受賞しました。省エネ大賞の受賞は2年連続で、家庭用ルームエアコンでは、今年度唯一の受賞となりました。パナソニックニュースリリース20230110

●三菱重工: 海外市場向けに展開する家庭用ルームエアコンのラインアップに新モデル「ZTLシリーズ」を追加し、小容量タイプ(1.5kW~5.0kW)の量産を開始しました。欧州・トルコ向け小容量タイプは今春にかけて販売開始予定で、大容量タイプ(6.3kW~7.1kW)についても順次量産を予定しています。また、豪州・ニュージーランド向けについても順次市場展開していく予定です。1.5kWから7.1kWまで7タイプの冷暖房能力を有するZTLシリーズでは、新開発のリモコンを採用しています。表面ボタンの配置を見直したことによる操作性の改善や、ボタンを押すと液晶表示部が光るバックライト機能を搭載したことによる暗い部屋での視認性・操作性向上が特長です。また、これまで室内温度設定が1℃刻みであったのに対し0.5℃刻みでの設定を可能とし、好みに応じた細やかな室温コントロールを実現しました。さらに、欧州・トルコ向けには無線LANを内蔵したことで、専用アプリ「Smart M-Air」によるスマートフォンやタブレット端末からの操作、監視が可能です。アプリを通じた電力消費量の確認や、エアコンをつけたまま外出したことを通知するアラームなどの便利な機能も有しています。ZTLシリーズの室内機は、海外市場で好評を博している高級機モデル(ZSXシリーズ)や標準機モデル(ZSシリーズ)と同様、イタリア・ミラノに本社を置くデザイン会社TENSA社による丸みを帯びたスタイリッシュなイタリアンデザインを採用。多様な住宅インテリアとの調和を図っています。三菱重工ニュースリリース20230110

●富士通ゼネラル:欧州の販売代理店のひとつであるFG Europe SAから分社したFG South East Europe SAに出資し、すでに取得済みの株式と合わせて同社発行済み株式の51%を取得して連結子会社とすることに合意しました。F.G.ヨーロッパ社は当社と1988年以来の取引実績があり、欧州への進出における重要な役割を担ってきました。FGSEE社は、ギリシャを中心にブルガリア等のバルカン諸国の一部、トルコなどの市場で当社エアコンの販売およびアフターサービスなどを展開する代理店です。FGSEE社はイギリス・イタリアに次ぐ当社の欧州第三の直販拠点となります。富士通ゼネラルニュースリリース20221227

●富士通ゼネラル: 当社およびGroupe Atlanticは共同出資で、ヒートポンプ式温水暖房システムATW(Air to Water)の欧州内での製造に向けた合弁会社FGAHPを設立し、脱炭素社会の実現に向けATWの売上拡大に取り組んでいきます。FGAHPの出資比率は当社が51%、SIC(ボイラー等の給湯・暖房関連機器の生産を行うGAの100%子会社)が49%です。2022年12月にフランス、ビリー・ベルクロウ(SIC内)に設立いたしました。当社はATWの事業拡大に取り組んでおり、2025年度には欧州全体で約50万台の販売を見込んでいます。この販売台数拡大にFGAHP設立が寄与します。富士通ゼネラルニュースリリース20221227

●三菱電機:一般財団法人 機械振興協会が主催する「第57回(令和4年度)機械振興賞」において、「霜取りに冷媒の凝縮潜熱を活用した寒冷地向けノンストップ暖房技術」が、「機械振興協会会長賞」を受賞しましたのでお知らせします。三菱電機ニュースリリース20221223

●パナソニック:業務用空調機で主流の冷暖房能力20馬力タイプで初めて、ガスヒートポンプエアコン(以下、GHP)と電気式ヒートポンプエアコン(以下、EHP)を組み合わせた「一体型ハイブリッド空調 スマートマルチ(以下、スマートマルチ)」を2023年4月に発売します。当社は、これまで業界に先駆けて30・35・40馬力でGHPとEHPを組み合わせたスマートマルチにおいて「セパレート型」を提供してきました。この度、業務用空調機で主流の冷暖房能力20馬力タイプでは初めて、一つの筐体内にガスエンジンと電気モーターを搭載した「一体型」をラインナップに加えます。本製品は、空調負荷に応じてガスと電気の運転比率を最適制御でき、業界トップクラスの省エネルギー性能APFp2.46を達成しました。また、ガスと電気のいずれかの供給遮断や、GHPとEHPのいずれかが故障しても、一方の空調で運転継続が可能で、BCP(事業継続計画)対応に役立ちます。さらに、空調負荷に応じたGHPとEHPの運転比率の制御だけでなく、再生可能エネルギー等のエネルギー供給量や電気料金などに応じた運転制御も搭載、多様な制御方式により幅広いニーズに対応します。施工性においては、配管や配線の省施工化だけでなく、GHPと同じ製品寸法のコンパクト設計により、既設のリニューアルも容易な省スペース性を実現しました。 パナソニックニュースリリース20221216

●シャープ: 業界で唯一CO2(二酸化炭素)センサーを搭載し、適切な換気タイミングを知らせ、なお換気に合わせて自動で省エネ・快適な環境を実現するプラズマクラスターエアコン<Xシリーズ>9機種を発売します。シャープニュースリリース20221214

●ダイキン: インドネシア共和国の首都ジャカルタ近郊にあるGIIC工業団地内に空調機の新工場を設立することを決定しました。今後、急速に拡大するインドネシア市場の需要に対応する生産拠点として、2024年12月より稼働を開始する予定です。インドネシアの空調市場はアジア最大級であり、今後の経済成長にともなう中間所得層の増加から、住宅用を中心にさらに拡大することが予想されます。市場ではインドネシアの電力事情や固有の住宅様式に合った小型機が多くを占めています。そのため、現地特有のニーズに対応した、インバータ付きエアコンのような省エネ性能が高い製品が求められていく有望な市場です。エネルギー効率が高く環境に配慮した冷媒R32を採用した住宅用エアコンを現地生産し普及させていくことで、インドネシア政府が掲げるカーボンニュートラルの達成に側面から貢献してまいります。当社は、1970年から52年間にわたりインドネシアで事業を行っています。この間、現地のイモラ社との協業により、インドネシア全土で販売・サービス網を構築し、空調市場を創造してきました。新工場は、インドネシア国内向けだけでなく、将来的にはASEAN地域の輸出拠点としての役割を担う計画です。ダイキンニュースリリース20221118


●三菱電機 : ルームエアコン「霧ヶ峰」の新製品として、非接触で高精度に人の脈波を計測・解析し感情を推定する世界初のバイタルセンサー「エモコアイ」と従来の赤外線センサー「ムーブアイmirA.I.+(ミライプラス)」を組み合わせ、気持ちに合わせて空気を整える世界初の空調「エモコテック」を実現した「Zシリーズ」12機種を2023年2月に発売します。三菱電機ニュースリリース20221101

●富士通ゼネラル: 業界No.1の暖房能力により極寒でも素早く快適な空間を提供する、暖房強化型(寒冷地仕様)エアコン「ゴク暖ノクリア ZNシリーズ」(以下、ZNシリーズ)を国内向けに11月12日(土)より順次発売します。ZNシリーズは、暖かさに徹底的にこだわりました。業界No.1の暖房能力(注1)と高い省エネ性(注3)はもとより、除霜運転中に室温低下する事態を抑える「バイパス暖房(注4)」の新搭載や、足元をしっかり暖める最高約60℃(注5)の高温風など、様々な運転方法によって使用シーンに応じた快適な暖かさを実現します。なお、ZNシリーズは2027年度を目標年度とする新しい省エネ基準(寒冷地仕様)を、全機種達成しています。富士通ゼネラルニュースリリース20221020

●ダイキン:サントリーホールディングス株式会社とダイキン工業株式会社は、2025年日本国際博覧会(大阪・関西万博)未来社会ショーケース事業「ウォータープラザ 水上ショー(仮称)」 を共同で実施します。大阪を創業の地とする二社がともに大阪・関西万博のテーマ「いのち輝く未来社会のデザイン」に深く共感したことから、このたび二社で協力し、大阪・関西万博を盛り上げていくことになりました。ダイキンニュースリリース20221019

●アズビル: 国内バルブ市場におけるパイオニア的存在として、多彩な製品ラインアップで各分野のお客さまのニーズに応えるアズビルでは、グローバル市場における製品競争力の強化を念頭に、国際標準にのっとった試験が行える流量試験設備を新たに設置。より広範囲で詳細な製品特性データを実測し開示できる体制を整えるなど、市場の要求を満たすことで、製品のさらなるグローバル市場での競争力強化を目指しています。アズビル ニュースリリース20221016

●パナソニック : ナノイーXが、トヨタの、「スポーツ ユーティリティ クルーザー PONAM-31 Z Gradeに搭載されました。ナノイーXのクルーザーでの採用は、今回が初めてです。PONAM-31は、「スピード」「乗り心地」「居住性」の全てにこだわり抜いた、海の歓びを届けるクルーザーです。例えば、自動車で培った技術を応用した「除湿機能付きマリンエアコン」は、プレジャーボートの常識を超えた高い除湿(曇り取り)機能の搭載により窓ガラスの曇りを抑え、快適で安全なクルージングを提供しています。Panasonic ニュースリリース20221013

●ダイキン: 除湿量、加湿量、換気量を向上し、年間を通じた快適性をさらに高めたルームエアコン『うるさらX(エックス)』を11月1日より発売します。本商品では、圧縮機の回転数やファンの制御を見直すことで、以前から採用している当社独自の除湿制御「さらら除湿(リニアハイブリッド方式)」による除湿量を、約20%向上させました。室内の湿度を、よりすばやく抑えて快適な環境をつくります。「さらら除湿(リニアハイブリッド方式)」は気温と湿度に応じて柔軟に冷媒流量を調整することで、効率的に除湿を行います。夏場や梅雨時期だけでなく、比較的気温が低い春や秋の湿気が気になる日など、年間を通じて活用できます。ダイキンニュースリリース20221012

●富士通ゼネラル:体験価値を高める取り組みで栄誉ある3つの賞を受賞. 「2022年度グッドデザイン賞」, 「レッド・ドット・デザイン賞2022」, 「ジャパンマニュアルアワード2022」当社の製品とプロモーション動画が、それぞれ「2022年度グッドデザイン賞」および「レッド・ドット・デザイン賞2022」を受賞しました。 同社広報20221007

●ダイキン: 空気清浄機やエアコンなどの5製品が、「2022年度グッドデザイン賞」を受賞しました。このうち、欧州市場向けルームエアコン『Daikin EMURA3』は、当社として3度目の「グッドデザイン・ベスト100」に選出されました。同社広報20221006

●ダイキン: このたび大阪公立大学発スタートアップ企業である株式会社SIRCの第三者割当増資を引き受け、同社に出資しました。SIRCは、電流・電力・角度・周波数変換等をリアルタイムに非接触で計測できる超小型センサ「SIRC デバイス」を用い、様々な用途における IoT センサソリューションの実現をめざすスタートアップです。5mm角の「SIRC デバイス」は、従来のセンサでは取り付けられなかった場所に後付け設置が可能で、通信システムと組み合わせることで、機器のIoT化を簡単に実現するものです。2021年より当社淀川製作所(大阪府摂津市)の化学プラントにおいてSIRCデバイスを導入し、取得データを活用した設備の保守点検作業の効率化や、蓄積データの利活用によるDXを推進してきました。当社は戦略経営計画「FUSION25」において、経営基盤強化テーマとして「変革を支えるデジタル化の推進」を掲げています。化学事業部においては、スタートアップをはじめとするパートナーとの協創により、製造プロセスにおける保守点検作業のDX、インフラ異常検知の高度化を進めています。また、開発・生産工程におけるCO2排出量の可視化を通じて、カーボンニュートラルに向けた取り組みの加速をめざしています。同社広報20221006

●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズと三菱重工のアジア地域拠点であるシンガポールのMitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.(MHI-AP)は、シンガポールのマリーナベイエリアにある大型地域冷房プラント向けに大容量ターボ冷凍機「GARTシリーズ」2台(総冷房能力8,400冷凍トン)を納入しました。当社グループが同エリア向けに納入したターボ冷凍機は計18台となります。今回納入したターボ冷凍機「GART-400PLS.SCF」の冷房能力は1台あたり4,200冷凍トンで、同プラントで採用されたターボ冷凍機としては最大の能力を有しています。地球温暖化係数(GWP)が1未満と環境負荷の極めて低い冷媒「HFO-1234ze(E)」を使用でき、かつエネルギー消費量を抑えるため2台を直結して連動する方法を採用していることから、従来機と比較して定格COPが約6%、期間成績係数(IPLV)が約10%向上しており、CO2排出量も9%削減できます。同社広報20221004

●パナソニック:2022年9月20日に「アニュアルレポート(統合報告書) 2022」をIR(投資家情報)ウェブサイトにて公開しました。当社は、アニュアルレポートを、中長期の経営戦略や、ESG(環境・社会・ガバナンス)の体制・取り組み、対象年度の業績・財務状況などを盛り込んだ統合報告書と位置づけ、投資家の皆様はもとより、幅広いステークホルダーの皆様に向けて発行しています。同社広報20220922

●パナソニック:欧州で需要が拡大しているA2W(Air to Water:ヒートポンプ式温水暖房機)の生産体制強化に向け、チェコ工場に対して2025年度までに約200億円の投資を行います。当社では2018年から、チェコ共和国・ピルゼン市にある工場(パナソニックAVCネットワークスチェコ:略称PAVCCZ)でA2Wの室内機生産をスタートし、欧州市場に密着した迅速な対応、地産地消を進めてきました。今回の投資により、PAVCCZでは現在の室内機生産に加えて、来年度には室外機の生産も開始し、2025年度には年産50万台規模の体制にまで引き上げることを目指します。同社広報20220902


●ダイキン: 2022 年 8 月 30 日開催の取締役会において、以下の通り、空調機器を生産・販売する孫会社を設立することを決議しましたので、お知らせいたします。記 1.孫会社設立の目的 中長期的に安定した市場拡大が期待できる中国において、空調機器の生産・販売機能を強化するため、新たに孫会社を設立する。2.設立する孫会社の概要(予定)(1) 名 称 大金空調(恵州)有限公司 (2) 所在地 中華人民共和国 広東省 恵州市博羅県泰美工業園区 (3) 代表者の役職・氏名 未定 (4) 事業内容 空調機器の生産・販売 (5) 資本金 1,750 百万元(315 億円*) *1 元=18.0 円で換算 (6) 設 立 年 月 日 2022 年 10 月 (7) 大株主及び持株比率 大金(中国)投資有限公司 100%2.ダイキンニュースリリース20220830


●パナソニック: 除菌・脱臭機能をさらに強化した高性能な次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」3機種を発売し、お客様の使用環境やニーズに合わせた製品ラインアップを拡充します。また、除菌や脱臭のニーズがある施設や一般ユーザーに向けたサブスクやリースなどの販売施策を強化するとともに、次亜塩素酸の効果や安全性を検証する「IAQ検証センター」を活用した研究開発を加速し、安心で快適な室内空気環境を追求。これらの取り組みにより、ジアイーノの事業をさらに拡大します。パナソニックニュースリリース20220824

●ダイキン: 京都大学とともに、研究シーズの社会実装を推進するための「新たな産学連携エコシステムの形成」の取り組みを本格的に始動します。その具体的な取り組みとして、2022年4月に立ち上げた公募制の社会実装・起業活動支援プログラム「ダイキンGAPファンドプログラム」の第1回採択課題が決定しました。また、第2回公募を8月23日より開始しました。 ダイキンと京都大学は、2013年に「組織対応型包括連携協定」を締結し、空間(空気、環境)とエネルギー分野における10年後、20年後を見据えたテーマの創出、イノベーションの実現に向け文理の枠を超えた協業・交流を行い、信頼関係を深めてきました。2021年4月には、本連携協定における共同研究開発テーマを5つの協創プログラムを軸に再構築※しています。そのプログラムの1つに「京都大学発ベンチャーとの提携・連携」を掲げ、ベンチャー企業との協業を推進するとともに、技術シーズの芽を育て、いち早く事業化に取り組むことをめざしています。同社広報20220823

●パナソニックHD: 「Low-Carbon Patent Pledgeに参画し、LCPPウェブサイトに掲載する特許を無償開放いたします。LCPPは、低炭素技術の社会実装の加速と社会全体での共同イノベーション促進を目的に2021年4月22日「地球の日」に発足された枠組みです。2022年1月に長期環境ビジョン「Panasonic GREEN IMPACT」を発表したパナソニックHDは、LCPPの取り組み趣旨に共感し、LCPPに参画して一部の低炭素技術に関する特許について無償開放することを決定しました。LCPPへの参画は日本企業で初めてとなります(2022年8月23日現在)。今回パナソニックHDがLCPPに掲載した特許は、当社が過去にバイオマスで使われる植物と同程度のエネルギー変換効率を実現した人工光合成技術に関するものです。当該特許についてLCPPを介して無償開放することで、開発途上である人工光合成技術の実用化への開発が促進され、地球環境の改善につながることを期待しております。今後もパナソニックHDは、環境貢献に資する技術の知的財産権に関して、当社での事業化並びに他社との共創による事業化を進めることに活用するなど、様々な形でこうした技術の社会実装を促進し、社会に貢献してまいります。同社広報20220823

●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズは、豪州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd.(MHIAA)を通じ、市場の優れた製品ブランドを投票によって選ぶ豪州の製品レビューサイト「ファインダー(Finder)」の「2021/22 Finder Customer Satisfaction Awards」において、「Retail Awards」のスプリットシステムエアコン最優秀ブランドに選出されました。同賞の受賞は2年連続2度目となります。同社広報20220818


●ダイキン:エアコン実機の分解体験や座学を通じて「エアコンが空気を冷やす仕組み」や「エアコン使用時の節電の工夫」を学ぶファミリー向け特別イベント「めざせ!空気博士 エアコン分解」を開催しています。本イベントは、小学生のお子さまを持つご家族を対象に、夏休み期間中の土曜、日曜、祝日に当社ショールーム「フーハ東京」「フーハ大阪」で実施しています。ダイキンニュースリリース20220728




●ダイキン: 「HFC-32(R32)単体冷媒を用いた空調機の製造や販売にまつわる特許の権利不行使の誓約」の対象に、新たに120件の特許を加えました。このうち30件は欧州で製造・販売されるビル用マルチエアコン(VRF)に関わる特許で、ダイキン工業が100%子会社であるダイキンヨーロッパ社と共同取得したものです。今回追加分を含めた計419件の対象特許は、当社の事前許可や契約も必要なく、無償で使用できます。これにより、従来使用されてきた冷媒よりも地球温暖化への影響が小さいHFC-32のさらなる普及を図ります。ダイキン20220701

●パナソニック: 同社が製造・販売するナノイーデバイスの2021年度グローバル出荷台数が、1000万台を突破した。現在ナノイー、ナノイーXデバイスは、家電製品や空調機器など当社製品に留まらず、国内の鉄道(11社)、国内外の自動車(8社98車種)、学校や病院、ホテル、オフィス、商業施設など世界中の施設・公共空間で採用され、ますます広がりを見せている。パナソニックニュースリリース20220609

●三菱電機: 深紫外線の連続照射で風呂の湯水を除菌する新機能「キラリユキープPLUS」を搭載、さらに、断水時に貯湯ユニットからの取水性を向上した「パカっとハンドル」を採用した三菱エコキュートの新製品4シリーズ70機種を9月1日に発売します。三菱電機ニュースリリース20220609

●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、海外市場向けに展開する家庭用ルームエアコンの高級機モデル(ZSXシリーズ)と標準機モデル(ZSシリーズ)に無線LAN機能を標準搭載し、6月から欧州向けに量産を開始します。同じく欧州市場向け大容量モデル(ZRシリーズ)も無線LAN機能を標準搭載して順次量産を進める予定で、既存機種を含めた豊富な商品ラインアップで一層のブランドイメージ向上とシェア拡大を目指します。三菱重工ニュースリリース 20220608

富士通ゼネラル: TRUSTED BRANDS AUSTRALIA 2022のエアコンカテゴリーにおいて、Fujitsu General(Aust.)Pty Ltd.(以下FG(Aust.))が、最優秀となる「WINNER」に5年連続選出されました。FG(Aust.)は本年4月に、近年増加している天井裏スペースが狭い集合住宅への設置ニーズに応え、高さを240mmに抑えたダクト形エアコンを発売しました。本製品はR32冷媒を使用することで、従来より環境負荷を低減しています。さらに、オセアニア地域で販売している当社製エアコンに対応した無線通信システム「anywAiR」に、ダクト形エアコン向けのタッチパネル式コントローラーを追加しました。これにより、ゾーンコントロール(部屋ごとの運転)や、スケジュール設定などを簡単に行うことができ、お客様の使用方法での節電を提案していきます。富士通ゼネラルニュースリリース20220603

●三菱電機 : トルコの空調機生産拠点Mitsubishi Electric Turkey Klima Sistemleri Üretim Anonim Şirketiにおいて、ヒートポンプ式暖房・給湯機 Air To Waterとルームエアコンの事業拡大に向け、約130億円を投資して新工場を建設し、生産体制を強化します。三菱電機ニュースリリース20220527

●パナソニック: 非住宅空間における空気質の課題解決に特化した、空質空調ソリューションの実験施設「AIR HUB TOKYO(エアハブトーキョー)」を6月1日、東京・日本橋に開設します。この施設には、空質7要素(温度、湿度、清浄度、気流、除菌、脱臭、香り)を最適に制御した最新のコンセプトモデルを設置し、お客様の体験を通じ、デザイン起点でのソリューション開発を推進していきます。パナソニック ニュースリリース20220525

●ダイキン: 英国・ロンドンのスタートアップ企業であるWlab, Ltd.(ダブリューラボ、以下Wlab社)に出資しました。Sensio Airのブランド名でも知られるWlab社は、AI・IoTを活用してリアルタイムで室内環境中のアレル物質をモニタリングし、種類別に検知・特定ができるセンサーや、ユーザー向けアプリケーションを提供する企業です。当社は、安全・安心な空気・空間を実現する空調ソリューション事業の創出に向け、2018年よりWlab社と協業しています。今後、Wlab社の技術を用いることで、24時間、経時的な空気中のアレル物質のモニタリングを実現し、ダイキン空調製品を通じたさらなる空気価値の提供に繋げたいと考えています。ダイキンニュースリリース20220511

●三菱電機: 家電統合アプリケーション「MyMU(マイエムユー)」の新バージョンとして、利用者が複数の機器の操作を設定することで、利用者の生活シーンにあわせた機器の一括操作や、予定にあわせて機器の操作をスケジューリングすることができる新機能を追加した「MyMU Ver3.0」を6月27日に公開します。 「MyMU」に登録可能な当社IoT対応機器を、現在の7カテゴリーから12カテゴリーに拡充します。中でも、新たに「環境センサー」を登録可能にしたことで、室内空間の環境に応じた効率的な換気と快適性維持を実現します。三菱電機ニュースリリース202205010

●日建設計: 日建設計、日建設計総合研究所、東邦ガス、住友商事マ、アラヤは、AIで既存の地域冷暖房における課題を解決する「AI地域冷暖房(通称 AIちれい)」を開発しました。2022年5月から、名古屋栄三丁目北地域冷暖房において「AIちれい」の実証実験を行います。2050年のカーボンニュートラル、脱炭素社会の実現に向け、CO2削減効果が見込める地域冷暖房は熱エネルギー分野で着目されています。日建設計ニュースリリース20220509

●ダイキン: 「加湿ストリーマ空気清浄機」「欧州市場向けルームエアコン」が、このたび世界的に権威のあるデザイン賞「レッド・ドット・デザイン賞 2022」と「iFデザイン賞 2022」を受賞しました。また、「中国市場向け住宅用マルチシステムエアコン室内機」も「iF デザイン賞 2022」を受賞しました。なお、「加湿ストリーマ空気清浄機」は今回の「レッド・ドット・デザイン賞 2022」「iFデザイン賞 2022」に加え、「2021年度 グッドデザイン賞と合わせて、三つの著名なデザイン賞を受賞しています。同社広報20220427

●日本電産/象印マホービン:両社が共同開発した二重反転プロペラファンが搭載された空気清浄機「PU-AA50」が一般社団法人省エネルギーセンター主催の 2021 年度省エネ大賞[製品・ビジネス部門]において省エネルギーセンター会長賞を受賞しました。日本電産ニュースリリース20220418


●三菱重工:家庭用ルームエアコン「ビーバーエアコン」と業務用エアコンのテレビ・コマーシャル(TV-CM)をこれまで同様、女優の北川 景子さんを起用した。同社広報20220414


●三菱電機: 主にスウェーデンにおいて昇降機事業を展開するMotum(モートム)社(本社:スウェーデン・ストックホルム市)の全株式を取得する株式譲渡契約を3月23日に締結しましたのでお知らせします。三菱電機ニュースリリース20220407



●パナソニック:2022年4月1日、次亜塩素酸技術研究の技術情報と、次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」のブランド情報の2つのWebサイトを公開いたしました。パナソニックニュースリリース20220401

●パナソニック: 新「ナノイーX」を搭載したことで、部屋干し臭の脱臭スピード従来比4倍を実現し、部屋干し臭の原因菌を除菌しながら、一年中すばやく衣類乾燥できるハイブリッド方式の衣類乾燥除湿機 F-YHVX200 他2機種を5月11日より発売します。同社広報20220324

●パナソニック: 洗濯物の真下に設置して省スペースで衣類乾燥ができ、「ナノイーX」で部屋干し臭を脱臭し原因となる菌を除菌するデシカント方式の衣類乾燥除湿機 F-YZVXJ60を5月11日より発売します。同社広報20220324

●三菱電機: 換気扇・住宅用ロスナイ(以下、換気機器)の対応部材の新製品として、「スマートスイッチ」3機種と「環境センサー(換気扇用)」1機種を6月27日に発売します。IoT技術を活用した換気機器の自動運転や機器連携制御により、室内空間の環境に応じた効率的な換気と快適性の維持に貢献します。同社広報20220322

■ 日本電機工業会(JEMA): 【概況】 民生用電気機器の 2022 年2月度の国内出荷金額は、1,885 億円、前年同月比(以下前年比と略記)98.3%と9ヵ月連続のマイナスとなった。製品別の国内出荷金額を見ると、ルームエアコンは 481 億円、前年比 93.8%と9ヵ月連続のマイナス、電気洗濯機は 322 億円、同 99.3%と2ヵ月ぶりのマイナスとなった。一方、電気冷蔵庫は 369 億円、同 110.1%と4ヵ月連続のプラスとなった。日本電機工業会 (JEMA)20220322


●三菱電機: 同社AI技術「Maisart®(マイサート)」を用いて補修用部品などの需要を高精度に予測する技術を開発しました。本技術を当社の家庭用電化製品・住宅設備における補修用部品の生産計画立案業務に適用することで、在庫過剰・不足を防ぎ、在庫管理の最適化や部品供給の円滑化を実現し、保守サービスの品質向上に貢献します。同社広報20220316


●三菱電機:グローバルサプライチェーンにおいて社会的責任を推進する企業同盟であるResponsible Business Alliance(本部:米国バージニア州、以下RBA)に加盟しました。RBAはエレクトロニクス、小売、自動車、玩具などの企業で構成される、グローバルサプライチェーンにおける労働者やコミュニティの権利と福利の支援を目的とした非営利団体で、当社はRBA加盟企業として、RBAのビジョンとミッションを全面的に支持します。同社広報20220315

★パナソニック: 2022年3月にトンネル換気システム「ジェットファン」生産累計2,000台を達成しました。当社は、1968年に富山県と石川県の県境に位置する倶利伽羅(くりから)トンネルに「ジェットファン」を初めて納入して以来、半世紀以上にわたって道路トンネルの換気事業に取り組んでいます。同社広報20220314

●アイリスオーヤマ:アイリスグループのIRIS OHYAMA FRANCE SASは、ウクライナ危機により避難を余儀なくされている方々を支援するため、 フランス企業運動(Mouvement des Entreprises de France, 略:MEDEF)を通じて、ポーランド共和国内のウクライナ難民キャンプに約10万枚のマスクを寄贈しました。同社広報20220311

●ダイキン: このたび、米国子会社であるGoodman社(Goodman Global Group, Inc.、本社:米テキサス州ウォーラー市)の社名を、2022年4月1日付で「Daikin Comfort Technologies North America, Inc.」に変更することを決定しました。なお、今回の社名・組織変更後もGoodmanの他、Amana、Quietflex等の製品ブランドは存続します。同社広報20220311

●三菱重工:三菱重工冷熱は、オゾン層破壊係数(ODP:Ozone Depletion Potential)、地球温暖化係数(GWP:Global Warming Potential)ともにゼロの窒素(N2)冷媒を採用し、業界トップクラスの極低温領域まで対応可能な大容量型ブライン冷凍機を新たに開発しました。MHI ニュースリリース20220310

●パナソニック : 2002年3月に家庭用自然冷媒(CO2)ヒートポンプ給湯機「エコキュート」を生産開始し、累計出荷台数がこのほど200万台を達成しました。当社は、2002年エコキュート第1号機「HE-37R1AS」を奈良県大和郡山市で生産開始しました。需要拡大によるさらなる事業成長に向け、2006年に滋賀県草津市に生産拠点を移管し、増産体制を整えてきました。2020年6月末累計出荷台数が業界全体で700万台を突破する中、国が目標として掲げている2030年度エコキュート導入普及見通し1,590万台を踏まえ、当社はこれからも、お客様に寄り添いながら新たな技術開発に挑み、快適で豊かなくらしと脱炭素社会の実現に貢献していきます。パナソニックニュースリリース20220302

●パナソニック:一般財団法人日本繊維製品品質技術センターと共同で、約6畳(24 m3)の試験空間に設置した付着新型コロナウイルスに対する「帯電微粒子水(ナノイー)」技術の抑制効果を検証しました。なお、生活空間に近い広さの試験空間で、付着新型コロナウイルスへの抑制効果を検証したのは、世界で初めてです。パナソニックニュースリリース20220301



●シャープ:インドネシア共和国ジャカルタの生産販売会社P.T. Sharp Electronics Indonesiaのあるカラワン県カラワン工業団地に、エアコン新工場を建設します。新工場は、インドネシアをはじめASEAN諸国向けの生産・輸出拠点として、2023年4月の稼働開始を予定しています。同社広報20220224

●三菱電機: 2021 年 10 月 18 日付にて開示しました「ビルシステム事業の再編に伴う当社連結子会社との会社分割(簡易吸収分割)に関するお知らせ」の内容について、2021 年 11 月 11 日に承継会社である三菱電機ビルテクノサービス株式会社の名称を開示しましたが、その他未定としていた吸収分割契約締結日、所在地、代表者の役職・氏名が決定しました。 同社広報20220217






★ダイキン:当社独自のストリーマ技術により新型コロナウイルス(SARS-CoV-2)の変異株であるオミクロン株が自然減衰と比べて99.9%以上不活化することを、大阪大学微生物病研究所 感染機構研究部門 ウイルス感染制御分野の塩田達雄教授および佐々木正大助教と共同で実証しました。試験結果=ストリーマ照射を2時間行ったオミクロン株は自然減衰と比べて99.93%不活化され、4時間のストリーマ照射では99.97%不活化されたことが確認できた。ダイキンニュースリリース20220203




●パナソニック:東急不動産およびパナソニックは、分譲マンション向けの冷凍・冷蔵宅配ボックスを開発し、東急不動産が大阪市中央区で分譲を行う「ブランズタワー谷町四丁目」、「ブランズタワー大阪本町」で採用いたします。国内の分譲マンションにおける冷凍機能のついた宅配ボックスの採用は、日本初の取り組みとなります。冷凍・冷蔵宅配ロッカーを採用することで、入居者様の利便性の向上と再配達削減に伴う二酸化炭素(CO2)排出量の削減に寄与したいと考えます。パナソニックニュースリリース 20220121

●東芝キヤリア:主に、大・中規模の店舗・オフィス、病院やホテル向けに、空気中に浮遊するさまざまな微粒子を抑制・除去する空調ダクト接続式の「UVC除菌ユニット」を、2022年5月9日より順次発売します。本商品は、東芝ライテック株式会社(取締役社長:平岡敏行、所在地:神奈川県横須賀市)の紫外線(UV)技術を活用しており、浮遊ウイルスを15分で99%除菌可能です。新商品は、ダクト式空調機の吸込み側へ、UVC除菌ユニットを接続する方式で、吸込口から入ってくる汚れた空気に対して、UVCモジュールから強力なUV-Cを照射し、リアルタイムで浮遊ウイルス・細菌等を除菌します。また、UV-Cで除菌しきれなかった汚れ等は、内蔵されたSEK抗菌高性能フィルター(比色法65%)で捕獲し、制菌加工の品質と安全性を保障する「SEKマーク赤(特定用途)」取得の素材が採用されたフィルターによる表面制菌能力に加え、UV-C照射によるフィルター表面の除菌効果により、フィルターの菌汚染を抑制します。東芝キヤリア ニュースリリース 20220120


●パナソニック: くらし事業本部 くらしアプライアンス社は、先進の家電やこだわりの空間などを通じて上質で豊かなくらしを提供する賃貸住宅向けサブスクリプションサービス「noiful(ノイフル)」を開始します。この度、新たに開始する「noiful」は、機能性とデザイン性を両立した先進家電と、家電の使い方サポートや、もしもの時の修理交換、入退去時の家電クリーニングなどをパッケージで提供するサブスクリプションサービスです。同社広報20220119

●ダイキン: 富士フイルムとダイキンは、空調機の新たな静音化技術を実用化しました。本技術は、富士フイルムが、“風は通し、音は通さない”というコンセプトで開発した通風防音材による静音化技術です。ダイキンが、本技術の実用化に向けて、加湿・換気機能付きエアコンに通風防音材を実装した結果、加湿・換気量を確保しながら運転時の送風音を20%以上低減することができました。今後、空調機の稼働台数がグローバルに増加する中で、その普及拡大と地球環境保護の両立の重要性はますます高まっていきます。省資源化に向けて空調機の要素部品を小型化しつつも性能を向上させるためには圧縮機や送風機の回転数を上げる必要がありますが、これは運転音の増大に繋がり、また欧州をはじめ各国で空調機の運転音に対する規制がより強化される動きもあります。このような中、富士フイルムとダイキンで取り組む静音化技術は、空調機器全般への応用範囲が広く、部品の小型化への新たな可能性を秘めています。引き続き、両社は空調機の更なる性能向上に向けた技術開発を進めていきます。同社広報20220118

●東芝キヤリア:国立大学法人静岡大学と東芝キヤリアは、大学施設のネーミングライツ(施設命名権)取得に関する「ネーミングライツ事業契約書」を締結しました。静岡大学は、自己収入の拡大を図り、大学の教育及び研究に資することを目的に、ネーミングライツ制度を令和3年10月に導入しました。このたび、「総合研究棟2階 24教室」(浜松キャンパス)のネーミングライツ公募に東芝キヤリアが応募し、選定委員会による審査を経て、ネーミングライツ・パートナーに選ばれました。令和4年1月から令和6年12月まで、同施設の名称は「TC Room24」となります。なお、静岡大学のネーミングライツ契約は、本契約が初となります。 東芝キヤリアは、本契約を機に同施設をサポートし、静岡大学との連携を強化します。同社広報20220111


●アイリスオーヤマ: 1台で最大70畳の空間に対応する「大型空気清浄機」3機種を2022年1月14日より発売します。今回発売する「大型空気清浄機」3機種は、0.3㎛の粒子を99.97%以上除去するHEPAフィルター、脱臭フィルターを搭載した本体両面にある双方向フィルターから吸気を行うことで、最大70畳という広範囲な空気清浄ができるため、公共施設や福祉施設、オフィスや飲食店など、多様な場所で使用できます。同社広報20220113

●アイリスグループ: 2021年度決算(12月)は、売上高8,100億円、経常利益6.4%、アイリスオーヤマ株式会社は、売上高2,494億円、経常利益11.4%の見込みです。今年は、アイリスグループ売上高9,800億円(前年120%)、アイリスオーヤマ単体売上高3,000億円(前年120%)の達成を目指します。同社広報20220113

★三菱電機:冷熱システム製作所(和歌山県和歌山市)が 2013 年 3 月から 2014 年 4 月の期間に製造した国内向け業務用空調室内機 368 台の昇降機構部品交換を行います。 2 方向天井カセット形のオプション品である自動昇降パネルにおいて、昇降部分のサービスパネルを保持している金属ワイヤーの一部に圧着加工不良があり、サービスパネルが宙づりとなった直近の事象(2021 年 8 月)を調査・分析した結果、経年変化により同事象が発生する可能性があると判断したためです。 同社広報20220117

●ダイキン:当社独自のストリーマ技術により新型コロナウイルス(SARS-CoV-2)の変異株であるアルファ株、ベータ株、ガンマ株が99.9%以上、デルタ株が99.8%不活化することを、大阪大学微生物病研究所 感染機構研究部門 ウイルス感染制御分野の塩田達雄教授および佐々木正大助教と共同で実証しました。当社は2004年よりストリーマ技術の効果検証として、ウイルスでは鳥インフルエンザウイルス(A型H5N1)やRSウイルス、マウスノロウイルス、細菌では大腸菌や緑膿菌、アレル物質ではスギ花粉やカビ・ダニのフンや死骸など60種類以上を公的機関にて実証してきました。2020年7月には新型コロナウイルスの従来株に対して99.9%以上不活化することも実証しています。今回新たに、ストリーマを4時間照射することで、新型コロナウイルスの変異株であるアルファ株、ベータ株、ガンマ株が99.9%以上、デルタ株が99.8%不活化することが確認できました。ダイキンニュースリリース20220113

●三菱電機:同社と独立系ベンチャ-キャピタルであるグローバル・ブレインは、このたび、運用総額 50 億円のコーポレートベンチャーキャピタル(CVC)ファンド「ME イノベーションファンド」を設立しました。三菱電機とグローバル・ブレインは、本ファンドを通じて、革新的な技術やビジネスモデルを有する国内外の有望なスタートアップ企業の成長支援を行うと共に、三菱電機とのオープンイノベーションも加速させることで、事業モデルの変革や新規事業の創出を目指します。同社広報20220113

★パナソニック: 大阪市内における住まいのショウルームの拠点を移転し、2022年3月5日(土)、京橋・OBPエリアに「パナソニック ショウルーム 大阪」をグランドオープンします(住所:大阪府大阪市中央区城見1-3-7 松下MPビル2階・3階)。新ショウルームは2階層・1,553平方メートルのスペースを有し、住宅設備・建材をはじめとする最新の当社製品を多数展示。パナソニックニュースリリース20220113

●パナソニック: 次亜塩素酸技術による高い除菌・脱臭力に、遠心破砕技術による加湿機能を加えた「天井埋込形ジアイーノ」を2022年4月1日より発売します。「ジアイーノ」で使われている次亜塩素酸技術には30年以上の歴史があります。1987年から三洋電機が培ってきた技術に、パナソニックのフィルター技術などを応用し、除菌や脱臭に特化した「ジアイーノ」を2013年に発売。以来約8年の年月を経て、2021年8月に出荷累計30万台を突破しました。医療、教育、介護現場などで広く採用され、除菌・脱臭力でお客様から高い評価を得ています。昨今、人が多く集まる空間では、これまで以上に除菌対策への配慮が求められています。また介護施設などでは、除菌だけでなく、ニオイの除去も課題となっています。さらに、空気質への関心が高まり、適切な換気や加湿の重要性も見直されています。パナソニックニュースリリース20220112

★パナソニック: 空質関連機器の製造開発拠点である愛知県春日井市に次亜塩素酸の効果を検証する「IAQ検証センター」を設立し、2022年4月より順次稼働します。投資金額は約14億円です。 センター内には、業界初の温湿度と気体状次亜塩素酸濃度制御ができる「Biosafety Level(バイオセーフティレベル)2試験室」や10~132 m2(6~80畳)まで可変の「実空間除菌試験室」、「空質空調検証室」など複数の設備を備えています。これにより今までは実現できなかった実使用空間での効果や浮遊菌への効果など、より高度な検証を行えるようになり、次亜塩素酸が持つ可能性をさらに広げていきます。また、外部の研究機関などと連携する検証施設としても活用していきます。パナソニックニュースリリース20220112

●ダイキン:2022年頭の方針は変化の中でさらなる挑戦と実行により、先手を打ち、変革を進める重要な年だと考えています。2025年を目標年度とする戦略経営計画FUSION25で掲げた2023年度の目標を1年前倒しし、さらに上回る目標に挑戦する年です。今後の環境変化も見据えつつ、実績の前倒しと同時進行で将来に向けた事業構造改革にどれだけ挑戦できるかが勝負です。特に強調したいことが3つあります。(骨子)1)先手必勝の実行力で、さらなる挑戦に取り組もう 2)世の中の変化を先取りし、変革を推進しよう3)ニューノーマルの時代にふさわしい、柔軟な人事施策により、多様な人材が自らの力を最大限に発揮できる環境づくりを目指す。一人ひとりが変革の担い手として強く意識し、行動してほしい。同社広報20220105

●富士通ゼネラル: 国内向けルームエアコン「ノクリア」XシリーズとZシリーズの新モデルを2022年1月より順次発売します。住環境への関心の高まりを受けて暖房や清潔機能を拡充するとともにAI・IoTの操作性を向上し、お客様に快適な室内環境を提供します。富士通ゼネラルニュースリリース20211217

●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、豪州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd.(MHIAA)を通じ、豪州最大手の消費者レビューサイト「Product Review」のスプリットシステムエアコン部門における「2022 Product Review Awards」を2件受賞しました。消費者レビューを詳細に分析した結果、三菱重工サーマルシステムズの豪州向け家庭用スプリットシステムエアコン「Bronte®」シリーズおよび「Avanti®」シリーズが、それぞれ豪州市場で高い評価を得たものです。同部門での受賞は昨年に続いて2年連続です。三菱重工ニュースリリース20211215

●三菱電機: 12月9日にDX・スマートシティをテーマとした展示場「XCenter(クロスセンター)」を本社に開設します。DX・スマートシティを推進する企業や国・地方自治体などの官公庁関係者を対象に、当社の技術・製品を体感いただくことにより、スマートシティ実現を目指した共創を推進します。三菱電機ニュースリリース20211209

●ダイキン: 国際環境非営利団体であるCDPから、気候変動対策および開示に優れた企業として、最高評価の「Aリスト」に選定されました。CDPは、環境問題に高い関心を持つ世界の機関投資家等の要請に基づき、企業や自治体に対して、気候変動、水資源保護、森林保全等の環境問題への取り組みの促進と情報開示を求める活動を行う非営利団体です。今年度は、約12,000社の評価が行われ、世界で200社、うち日本で55社がAリストに選定されました。ダイキンニュースリリース20211208

●ダイキン: YouTubeダイキン公式チャンネルにて、「上手なエアコン暖房の方法」の動画を公開しました。寒くなりエアコン暖房の本格シーズンが到来する中、寒さ対策として快適にご使用いただくためのポイントを解説します。エアコンの世帯普及率は90%を超え、冬場には部屋全体を暖める暖房器具として多くの家庭で活躍しています。空気中の熱を使って暖房するエアコンは、多くの暖房器具と比べて安全性やエネルギー効率に優れる一方で、室内が乾燥しやすい特徴があります。今回公開する「上手なエアコン暖房の方法」では、部屋が乾燥する際の空気のメカニズムを解説するとともに、乾燥対策に有効な方法のひとつとして「加湿空気清浄機」の活用方法を紹介します。ダイキンニュースリリース20211206

★ダイキン:東京大学未来ビジョン研究センターとダイキンは産学協創協定のもと、「理想の空気を持続するサーキュラーエコノミービジネスモデル連携研究ユニット」(IFI-CEM連携研究ユニット)を設立しました。連携研究ユニットの設立を記念して、2021年12月10日(金)に、遠隔会議システム(ZOOMウェビナー)を利用した設立記念シンポジウムを開催します。今回の設立記念シンポジウムでは、ユニットの設立趣旨や活動目標を紹介し、サーキュラーエコノミーに関する研究動向についての講演を頂き、協創パートナーを募るとともに、広く知見を集め、世界を牽引する新たなビジネスモデルを構築するムーブメントの契機としたいと考えています。ダイキン広報20211125 ●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、中部電力株式会社と共同開発した循環加温ヒートポンプ「Q-ton Circulation(キュートン サーキュレーション)」で、環境省主催の「令和3年度気候変動アクション環境大臣表彰」を受賞しました。同社広報20211125 ●ダイキン: 『ダイキンエコキュート』の2022年モデル(W型)を2021年12月1日に発売します。スマートフォンアプリとの連携で利便性を向上させたほか、業界最高の給湯圧力でシャワーや洗い物を快適にします。本商品はスマートフォンアプリ『Daikin Smart APP』との連携で、帰宅途中など外出先や、家の中の離れた場所から浴槽の湯はりや追いだきができるほか、給湯量を時間・日・月毎にグラフで確認できる機能が追加され、節水や節電行動をサポートしてくれます。同社広報20211118 ●パナソニック: 空間の混雑度、温度、湿度、CO2濃度などを定量的に計測し、データとして見える化する「空間見える化ソリューション」を2021年12月より受注開始します。今回発売する「空間見える化ソリューション」は、空間内に人・環境センサを最適配置することで、空間の混雑度、温度、湿度、CO2濃度などを計測し、データとして提供するサービスです。データをLTE回線でクラウドに自動収集することで、管理者は、多拠点の情報を遠隔で管理することも可能。同社広報20211118 ●家用空调:据产业在线数据,2021年10月家用空调生产1015万台,同比增长8.2%,销售909万台,同比增长4.73%。其中内销536万台,同比增长1.29%,出口372万台,同比增长10.13%,10月家用空调内销趋势向好,出口放量增长。来源:制冷网、首创证券研报20211123 ●三菱電機:情報技術総合研究所(神奈川県鎌倉市)に2020年に竣工したZEB(net Zero Energy Building)関連技術実証棟「SUSTIE®(サスティエ)」を1年間運用した結果、創エネルギー量が消費エネルギー量を上回り、『ZEB』を達成しましたので、お知らせします。新たに開発した事前計画型のZEB運用技術により、竣工直後の運用開始から最適運転を行うことで年間の一次エネルギー消費量の収支が基準値比で115%削減となりました。同社広報20211115

●三菱重工: サッカーJ1リーグ・浦和レッズとタイアップした加湿器「roomist(ルーミスト)」の限定モデル300台を発売します。本体価格は17,800円(税抜16,182円)で、11月12日から浦和レッズ公式オンラインショップ順次販売します。同社広報20211111



★ダイキン: 同社とフェアリーデバイセズは、両社が取り組む空調の現場に適した『Connected Worker Solution®(コネクテッドワーカーソリューション、以下「CWS」)』の開発・改善や空調の現場業務への実装に関わる技術領域において、グローバルな知財ポートフォリオの構築・拡充の取り組みを開始します。フェアリーデバイセズはこれまで、働く人のコネクテッドワーカー化を通じた現場業務のデジタルトランスフォーメーションを実現するため、スマートウェアラブルデバイス『THINKLET®(シンクレット)』及びそのプラットフォームを開発し、改良を進めてきました。また、ダイキン工業は、世界のエアコン台数が2050年までに現在の約3倍に増加すると言われる中、空調機の設置やメンテナンスなどの現場業務における工事品質の向上や人手不足への対応にグローバル規模で取り組んできました。2019年11月に連携を開始した両社は、フェアリーデバイセズが持つ『THINKLET®』とダイキン工業が開発した現場作業支援アプリケーションを組み合わせて空調現場に適した『CWS』を開発し、空調業界における現場DXを積極的に進めています。現在では、日本及び世界13ヵ国において空調メンテナンス業務の効率化や、海外エンジニアへの技能伝承、現場データ蓄積による業務高度化などの様々な効果を創出しています。同社広報20211027

●富士通ゼネラル:ウェアラブル冷却・加熱装置「Cómodo gear i2(コモドギア アイツー)」と、国内向け家庭用エアコン「nocria®(ノクリア)」Z シリーズが、公益財団法人日本デザイン振興会の主催する「2021 年度グッドデザイン賞」を受賞しました。同社広報20211020





●三菱電機 :ルームエアコン「霧ヶ峰」の新商品として、「FZシリーズ」と「Zシリーズ」計18機種を11月1日から順次発売します。換気の重要性が高まる中、効果的な換気を実現する機能に加え、在宅時間の増加に伴う長時間使用でも清潔性・快適性・省エネを高める機能を新たに搭載し、新しい生活様式において清潔で快適に過ごせる室内環境づくりに貢献します。同社広報20211013

●富士通ゼネラル:ノクリア史上最強の暖房能力を実現する暖房強化(寒冷地向け)エアコン「ゴク暖 ノクリア」ZNシリーズを11月6日(土)より国内向けに発売します。同社広報20211006




●パナソニック :ベトナムのビンズオン省に新工場を建設し、10月13日から、天井扇、換気扇の生産および出荷を開始します。ベトナムにおけるこの商品分野の工場は、パナソニックグループとして初めてとなります。新工場は、ホーチミン市中心部より北方に位置し、敷地面積49,995 m2で、延べ床面積24,066 m2の2階建てです。生産は、ベトナム市場向けの天井扇から開始し、来年度には、ベトナム及びアジア、中東阿等へも輸出する換気扇へと拡大。東南アジアにおける室内空気質関連機器の主力生産拠点として展開することで、同地域における25年度の生産台数は、20年度の約1.5倍へと拡大します。また、23年度には、各国の生活様式とニーズに合った商品開発を行う室内空気質ソリューションの研究開発部門(R&D)を設置し、開製販一体型の工場を目指します。パナソニックグループでは、1971年にラジオ・TVを製造販売するベトナムナショナルが設立され、今年で半世紀を迎えます。室内空気質関連機器においては、1990年代後半から現地での換気セミナーや展示会など換気の大切さを啓発する活動を続けてきました。ベトナム国内における換気文化の浸透を図ることで、ベトナムの室内空気質向上に貢献しています。当社は新工場設立により、高品質でエネルギー効率に優れた室内空気質に関連する機器やソリューションをベトナム、アジア、グローバルに供給することで、人々に健康で快適な室内環境を提供していきます。同社広報20210927


●パナソニック:本日(米国時間 9 月 16 日)、世界トップクラスのサプライチェーン・ソフトウェアの専門企業である Blue Yonder(ブルーヨンダー)の 80%分の株式追加取得を完了し、2020 年 7 月取得済の 20%分の株式と合わせて全株式を取得、同社の買収を完了しました。同社広報20210917

▲三菱電機:長崎製作所が製造する鉄道車両用空調装置等の不適切検査(2021 年 6 月 30 日公表)の判明を受け、認証機関である Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited(ロイド レジスター クオリティ アシュアランス リミテッド)から、長崎製作所の ISO9001 認証および IRIS 認証を 7 月 21 日付で一時停止する旨、通知を受領しました。(2021 年7 月 29 日公表)その後、同社の特別審査を受けた結果、同社から長崎製作所の ISO9001 認証の適用範囲の一部および IRIS 認証を 9 月 16 日付で取り消す旨、通知を本日受領しましたので、お知らせします。 同社広報20210917

●三菱重工:中部電力株式会社と共同開発した循環加温ヒートポンプ「Q-ton Circulation(キュートン サーキュレーション)」で、日刊工業新聞社主催の「第24回オゾン層保護・地球温暖化防止大賞」の「優秀賞」を受賞しました。同社広報20210916

★シャープ/川崎重工 : 既存の鉄道車両へ簡単に設置でき、高濃度イオン空間を形成するプラズマクラスターイオン発生機を共同で開発しました。今回、共同開発した鉄道車両用プラズマクラスターイオン発生機は、標準的な全長20mの車両に6台以上搭載することで、空気浄化に有効な「プラズマクラスター7000」のイオン空間を実現。12台搭載すれば、より高濃度のイオン空間「プラズマクラスター25000」を創出できます。吊り手の上部に設置できるため、大掛かりな設置工事が不要で、既存車両にもスムーズに導入することが可能です。なお、本製品は国内の鉄道事業者よりすでに受注しており、実車両への搭載に向けて最終調整を行っているところです。同社広報20210916


●三菱重工:豪州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd.(MHIAA)を通じ、豪州最大の消費者団体であるCHOICE®(Australian Consumers Association:豪州消費者協会)から2021年市場向けルームエアコンの最優秀ブランド認定を、豪州などオセアニア地域で消費者動向調査サービスを展開するキャンスター・ブルー社(Canstar Blue、Canstar Blue Pty. Ltd.)から2021年顧客総合満足度1位のブランド認定をそれぞれ獲得しました。同社広報20210910




●三菱重工:豪州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd.(MHIAA)を通じ、市場の優れた商品ブランドを選定するニュージーランドの老舗製品レビューサイト「consumer.」におけるヒートポンプエアコン部門の最高評価ブランド(The Top Brand of Heat Pumps)に初めて選出されました。同社広報20210903



●パナソニック: 冷媒圧縮を個別のコンプレッサーにより2段階で行うブースター方式の「CO2冷媒採用ノンフロン冷凍機」80馬力モデルを新たに開発し、8月18日より受注を開始します。本製品に採用したCO2冷媒は、GWPが1で、環境負荷が小さく、温暖化抑制に貢献します。また、インバーター制御のコンプレッサーを搭載し、省エネを同時に実現。さらに汎用通信プロトコル(Modbus)に対応していますので、外部モニタリングコントローラーと通信接続することで、お客様のニーズに合った機器運転状態の監視管理が可能です。当社は、業界に先駆けて冷媒のノンフロン化に取り組み、現在までにCO2冷媒採用ノンフロン冷凍機を累計14,000台発売してきました。2030年別置型冷凍機に占めるノンフロン冷凍機の出荷台数比率100%を目標に掲げ、商品ラインナップを拡充し、地球温暖化防止への貢献を目指します。同社広報20210818

●パナソニック:2013年に業務用 次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」第1号を発売して以来、約8年の年月を経て、このほど、出荷累計10万台を突破しました。海外では2019年に中国、2020年に香港で業務用ジアイーノを発売し、日本で培った技術でグローバルな室内空気質向上にも取り組んでいます。同社広報20210818

●パナソニック エコシステムズ株式会社とパナソニック エコシステムズ広東有限公司は、中国の広東省佛山市順徳区に、換気を行う熱交換気システム、空気清浄機などIAQ(室内空気質)機器の新工場「順徳第一分工場」を建設し、本日、稼働、出荷を開始しました。中国におけるこの商品分野の工場としては2カ所目となり、熱交換気システムを今年度12万台生産し、2023年度には20万台を目指します。「順徳第一分工場」は、現有の「順徳工場」に近接し、敷地面積51,874 m2で、延べ床面積43,304 m2の3階建て。本工場における生産は、熱交換気システムや送風機器から開始し、2022年度に創新システム(加湿・除湿機能とエアコンを連動させた新しい空質・空調システム)、2023年度には水浄化システムへと拡大する計画です。生産した機器は、中国国内だけではなく、アジア、中東、北米、日本へも輸出し、グローバル生産拠点として展開していきます。同社広報20210811

●三菱電機:同社と米国子会社Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.は、再生可能エネルギーの普及に貢献する分散電源制御システムの技術確立と製品力強化のため、英国Smarter Grid Solutions Limitedの全株式を取得する株式譲渡契約書を8月6日に締結しましたのでお知らせします。エネルギーの流れや状態を見える化し、制御することで新たな価値を見出すデジタルエナジー事業の拡大を図るとともに、カーボンニュートラルの実現と電力の安定供給に貢献していきます。同社広報20210810


●パナソニック:除菌・脱臭効果のある次亜塩素酸により、お部屋にただようニオイをすばやく脱臭することでニオイが布製品に染みつくことを抑制し、新たに加湿機能を搭載した次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」2機種を9月21日より発売します。2013年から発売している業務用「ジアイーノ」は、次亜塩素酸による除菌・脱臭力で、病院や介護施設、ペットショップなどさまざまな施設で活用されています。その業務用で培った技術を基に2017年から発売している家庭用「ジアイーノ」は、ペットや子供のいる家庭などで多く使われ、累計販売台数20万台を突破しました。購入者の満足度も高く、約91%が今後も使用し続けたいと回答しています。同社広報20210805

●パナソニック:「ナノイー」比100倍の量のOHラジカルを生成する新「ナノイー X」を新搭載し、花粉を99%抑制する時間が当社従来品比1/4になった加湿空気清浄機 F-VXU90を9月21日より発売します。本製品は、「ナノイー」デバイスの放電部を改良し、花粉など様々な有害物質に作用するOHラジカル量が「ナノイー」比で100倍の毎秒48兆個生成される新「ナノイー X」を新搭載しました。これにより、花粉を99%抑制する時間が当社従来品比1/4なり、すばやく効果を発揮します。好評の「3Dフロー花粉撃退気流」とあわせた当社独自の花粉撃退テクノロジーで、花粉を徹底除去します。同社広報20210802

●ダイキン:このたびルクセンブルクのスタートアップ企業であるOCSiAl S.A.(以下オクシアル社)の第三者割当増資を引き受け、出資しました。オクシアル社は世界最大の単層カーボンナノチューブの生産メーカーで、企業価値約20億米ドルのユニコーン企業です。当社化学事業部は、フッ素化学事業におけるリチウムイオン電池材料の用途開発や複合材料の素材開発で、オクシアル社との協業を2018年より進めてきました。同社広報20210727



●前川製作所: IoT/ICT技術による予兆診断が可能な、センシングシステム搭載小型チラーユニット『スマートチラー』を7月より販売開始いたします。『スマートチラー』は、冷凍機と機器の運転状況や消耗品の劣化を遠隔で監視して変調を検知する予兆診断ソフトを連動させることで、現場の設備管理担当者の負荷低減と設備の安定運転を実現します。同社広報20210707

●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、欧州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioning Europe, Ltd.(MHIAE)を通じ、1台で空調機と業務用CO2ヒートポンプ給湯機「Q-ton(キュートン)」の制御を可能としたビル用空調機向けセンターコンソールの新モデル「SC-SL4-AE2(多言語版、課金機能なし)」および「SC-SL4-BE2(多言語版、課金機能あり)」を、欧州市場向けに7月から発売した後、他市場へも順次展開してゆく。 複数機器の集中制御とビル全体の省エネ管理を可能とすることで、海外における空調機および業務用給湯機のさらなる販路拡大につなげます。 今回の新モデルでは、従来機「SC-SL4」にQ-tonの接続機能を追加したことにより、ビル管理者による空調機と給湯機の一元的な集中制御を可能としました。タッチパネル式のセンターコンソール1台につき最大128台までの空調機を制御できる従来の機能に加え、専用インターフェースを併用することで最大16台までのQ-tonを同時に集中制御できます。また、インターネット接続によるPC、タブレットを使った空調機やQ-tonの制御・管理も可能。同社広報20210702

●三菱電機 : 総務省から第5世代移動通信システムのローカル5G免許を取得し、情報技術総合研究所(神奈川県鎌倉市)構内に顧客やパートナー企業と共同研究や実証実験を行う「5G OPEN INNOVATION LabTM(5Gオープンイノベーションラボ)」を6月30日に開設します。同社広報20210628


●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、日本国内向けビル用マルチエアコン「ハイパーマルチ(Hyper Multi)」シリーズ「LX5」6機種をモデルチェンジし、新たに「LX5A」として8月より販売を開始します。今回の新モデルは、合計接続容量範囲を従来の130%から最大200%に拡大、接続可能な室内ユニット数も7台~14台増えて最大69台までとなり、空調設計する上で従来シリーズ以上の柔軟な対応を可能とします。10馬力、12馬力、14馬力、16馬力、18馬力、20馬力の室外ユニット2台または3台を計20通りに組み合わせ、最大54馬力までの空調容量に適用できます。同社広報20210624

■東芝キヤリア:海外子会社である東芝キヤリア中国社は、中国浙江省の杭州市銭塘新区に建設した新社屋への移転が完了し、6月18日に開所式を開催いたしました。 新社屋は、敷地面積約53,300平方メートル、延床面積約72,000平方メートルで、ビル用マルチエアコン(VRF)他空調製品の最新製造設備と最先端の試験室、高層ビルでの信頼性を実証する115mの高落差試験タワーを備えています。また、製造ラインは部品の自動搬送によるセル生産の導入により、高い生産効率と品質を実現します。中国のVRF市場は、2016年から2020年までの5年間に亘り年平均14%を超える成長を続けており、今後も長期的な需要拡大が見込まれています。東芝キヤリア中国社は、新社屋において競争力の高いVRFを中心に開発・製造を進め、中国を始めグローバル市場に供給していきます。同社広報20210621


●富士通ゼネラル:オーストラリア販売子会社Fujitsu General(Aust.)Pty Ltd.が、「TRUSTED BRANDS AUSTRALIA 2021」のエアコンカテゴリーにおいて、最優秀となる 「WINNER」に選出されました。昨年に続き4年連続、4度目の受賞となります。同社広報20210531

■三菱電機:トルコの空調機生産拠点Mitsubishi Electric Turkey Klima Sistemleri Üretim Anonim Şirketi(三菱電機エア・コンディショニング・システムズ・マニュファクチャリング・トルコ、以下、MACT)において、欧州およびトルコで需要増加が見込まれるヒートポンプ式暖房・給湯機Air To Water(エア・トゥ・ウォーター)とルームエアコンの事業拡大に向け、約20億円を投資し、生産体制を強化します。同社広報20210527

●JEMA:民生用電気機器の 2021 年4月度の国内出荷金額は、2,044 億円、前年同月比(以下前年比と略記)118.8%と7ヵ月連続のプラスとなった。製品別の国内出荷金額を見ると、ルームエアコンは 617 億円、前年比 131.6%、電気洗濯機は 310 億円、同 105.6%となり、いずれも7ヵ月連続のプラス、電気冷蔵庫も 369 億円、同 116.9%となり、2ヵ月ぶりのプラスとなった。まん延防止等重点措置および3度目の緊急事態宣言による、テレワーク・巣ごもり需要の継続的な追い風を受け、引き続き高水準を維持した。消費者の健康清潔意識の高まりから、空気清浄機は4月単月として過去最高の出荷金額となった。Source: JEMA News Release 20210525



●ダイキン: ビルや商業施設、病院などの業務用空調機の導入や運用、保守、更新において、顧客ごとに異なるニーズに応じた快適性向上やエネルギー消費量削減、管理工数削減を実現するクラウド型空調コントロールサービス『DK-CONNECT(ディーケーコネクト)』を2021年6月1日より発売します。同社広報20210519

★パナソニック: 会員として参画する「神戸・関西圏水素利活用協議会」は、2020年度の取り組みについてまとめたレポート『神戸・関西圏水素利活用協議会 協議会レポート-将来ビジョン整理と需給の定量化-』を作成しました。20210517

★富士通ゼネラルは、身に着けることで体を効率的に冷却および加熱するウェアラブル装置(注2)の新モデル「Cómodo gear i2(コモドギア アイツー)」の提供を、6月上旬より順次開始します。専用のECサイトは準備が整い次第、当社HPにてご案内します。同社広報20210517



★シャープ:国立大学法人 東京医科歯科大学と連携し、当社の「遠隔応対ソリューション」を活用した入院患者と家族、医療従事者間のコミュニケーション改善効果を検証する実証実験を、本年5月19日より開始します。同社広報20210507




★パナソニック:パナソニック産機システムズ株式会社は、2021年4月27日より、スーパーマーケットやドラッグストア、量販店、アパレルなどの流通小売業界に向けて、XI'AN SUPERHII NETWORK TECHNOLOGY製「セルフレジ機能付きスマートショッピングカート」の受注販売を開始します。今回発売する製品は、バーコードリーダー機能付きのタブレット端末が装備された、セルフ決済ができる買い物用カートです。来店客が購入する商品のバーコードをスキャンすることにより金額が自動集計され、自身のスマートフォンまたは店舗のセルフレジで決済。スムーズな買い物体験と非対面会計を実現します。同社広報20210427

●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、豪州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd.(MHIAA)を通じ、市場の優れた製品ブランドを投票によって選定する豪州の製品レビューサイト「ファインダー(Finder)」におけるスプリットシステムエアコン(ルームエアコン)の最高評価ブランドに選出されました。MHIAAはこれまで、同国最大の消費者団体であるCHOICE®(豪州消費者協会)のルームエアコン最優秀ブランド表彰を3年連続で、同国およびニュージーランドで消費者動向調査サービスを展開するキャンスター・ブルー社(Canstar Blue Pty.Ltd.)による顧客総合満足度1位のブランド表彰を2年連続で受賞しております。同社広報20210427




■パナソニックは気象情報と連携した自動沸き上げを可能にした薄型の「エコキュート」6品番を2021年6月20日に発売します。今回発売する薄型エコキュートは、貯湯ユニットの奥行が44 cmで、狭い敷地でも隣接する障害物との距離が約60 cmあれば設置することが可能です。本製品は専用スマートフォンアプリによる遠隔操作に加え、レジリエンス機能の強化や太陽光発電システムでの沸き上げ機能を搭載。業界初の機能である「エマージェンシー沸き上げ」では、大雨、大雪、暴風などの災害警報・注意報が発令されている間、タンク内が常にお湯で満水になるよう、自動でお湯の沸き上げを続けます。同社広報20210419


■三菱重工グループ:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、九州大学基幹教育院の岡本 剛准教授らの研究グループと店舗・ビル用エアコン「AirFlex(エアフレックス)」の快適性に関する共同研究を行い、冷房の風向設定により快適性が異なることを脳科学的に証明しました。同社広報20210415

●ダイキン:夏本番前に試運転をお勧めする「スイッチオン!キャンペーン」を今年も実施します。このキャンペーンは、毎年、本格的にエアコンを使い始める 7 月頃に修理のお問い合わせや買い替えのご依頼が集中し、修理対応や設置工事にお待ちいただく場合があることから、5 月~6 月前半に試運転をしていただくことをご提案するものです。不具合を早期に発見して対処することで、お客様に安心で快適な夏を送っていただくために取り組んでおり、2016 年にスタートし今年で6回目となります。同社広報20210415



●パナソニック:パナソニック エナジー無錫有限会社(所在地:中国江蘇省無錫市)において、中国で当社初となるCO2ゼロ工場を実現しました。同社広報20210405

●ダイキン : 2021年4月1日に入社式を行いました。十河CEOは、同社がめざす方向や新入社員に期待することを話しました。「当社を取り巻く経営環境は、かつてないスピードと振れ幅で変化しています。デジタル技術の急速な発展や、「モノ」から「コト」への顧客ニーズのシフト、SDGsやESGなど環境・社会貢献への重要性の高まりなどです。さらに、新型コロナウイルス感染拡大の影響を受け、換気をはじめとする空気・空間の安心安全に対する関心が高まり、テレワークなど勤労観や生活様式に対する価値観などの新たな変化も顕在化してきました。これらの変化は、我々にとって自らを変革する絶好のチャンスです。イノベーションを起こすには「千里の道も一歩から」。最初の一歩は小さくとも、夢や信念を持ち続け、自らの行動で示すことで周りの心に火を付け、いずれ大きな変革を巻き起こしてください。当社は出る杭を認め、前向きな失敗はとがめない社風を誇りにしています。会社を信じ、思い切って新しいことに取り組んでください。」 同社広報20210401

●富士通ゼネラル: 3月31日、紫外線照射装置メーカー「エアロシールド株式会社」の発行済株式90%を取得し、子会社化しました。エアロシールド社は「世界の空気をうつくしく」をミッションに掲げ、有人空間で常時空気環境対策ができる、UV-C(紫外線C波)を利用した紫外線照射装置「AERO SHIELDⓇ」を開発・販売しています。また、医療や介護といった公共施設や食品工場等への納入実績があり、高い評価を得ています。さらに、実空間での浮遊菌検査や、コールセンター・公共交通機関などでの実証実験から得る空気環境のデータを保有し、製品販売にとどまらない"本質的な空気環境対策"に力を入れ取り組んでいます。世界的に空気質の向上に関心が高まる中、富士通ゼネラルの国内外に広がる販路を活かした「AERO SHIELD」の売上拡大や、エアコンと組み合わせた提案力強化、両社の技術や知見を活かした共同開発などのシナジーを追求し、清潔・安全な室内環境を提供していきます。同社広報20210331

●ダイキン: 2021年4月1日より希望すれば70歳まで働き続けることができるよう再雇用制度を拡充します。このたび改正される高年齢者雇用安定法では、70歳までの雇用は努力義務ですが、当社では将来の義務化に先駆けて70歳までの就業機会を確保します。当社では今後もグローバルでの事業拡大に伴い、挑戦するべきテーマが多く、熟・壮・青が一体となって課題に立ち向かっていくことが不可欠です。これからも引き続き、年齢や性別、国籍に関係なく一人ひとりが最大限に能力を発揮できる人事制度を拡充し、ダイバーシティ・マネジメントをより一層推進していきます。同社広報20210330


★三菱電機 : 外部の空気抵抗に影響されにくく大風量の送風が可能な有圧換気扇の厨房用新製品として、業界で初めて80℃までの吸込温度を実現した「オールステンレス厨房用」4機種を6月30日に発売します。耐熱性の向上により、厨房内の熱源の真上などに設置でき、効率的な排熱と換気が可能です。また、錆びにくいオールステンレスにより、衛生環境の向上に貢献します。同社広報20210324

★シャープ : 少ない消費電力でパワフルに除湿するコンプレッサー方式と、気温の低い冬場でも安定した除湿能力を発揮するデシカント方式を組み合わせた「ハイブリッド方式」を採用したプラズマクラスター衣類乾燥除湿機<CV-NH140>を発売します。本機は、室温に応じてコンプレッサー方式とデシカント方式を自動制御することで、じめじめした梅雨の時期や洗濯物が乾きにくい冬場など、年間を通じて効率的に衣類を乾燥させることができます。さらに、さまざまな部屋干しのパターンに対応できる広角ワイドルーバーにより、最短約64分ですばやく乾燥させることが可能です。加えて、高濃度「プラズマクラスター25000」を搭載し、従来機比約1.5倍の消臭スピードを実現。スーツやコートなど、洗濯ができない衣類のケアにもご活用いただけます。同社広報20210322

●三菱重工:三菱重工冷熱株式会社は、ヒートポンプを利用した洗浄用温水供給設備について、一般社団法人日本冷凍空調設備工業連合会が主催する「第38回優良省エネルギー設備顕彰」の改修設備部門における「優秀賞」を受賞しました。受賞内容は、株式会社ニチレイフーズ船橋工場でこれまでLPG(液化石油ガス)焚き温水ボイラーだった洗浄用温水の製造熱源を、GWP低いR454C冷媒を用いたQ-ton Circulationに置き換えたことについてのものです。結果として、原油換算で年間12.8kLの省エネルギー効果(削減率46.5%)と、年間38.7tのCO2削減効果(削減率61.4%)を達成した。同社広報20210323

★シャープ: 少ない消費電力でパワフルに除湿するコンプレッサー方式と、気温の低い冬場でも安定した除湿能力を発揮するデシカント方式を組み合わせた「ハイブリッド方式」を採用したプラズマクラスター衣類乾燥除湿機<CV-NH140>を発売します。さまざまな部屋干しのパターンに対応できる広角ワイドルーバーにより、最短約64分ですばやく乾燥させることが可能です。加えて、高濃度「プラズマクラスター25000」を搭載し、従来機比約1.5倍の消臭スピードを実現。スーツやコートなど、洗濯ができない衣類のケアにもご活用いただけます。同社広報20210322

■東芝キヤリア : 店舗・オフィス用エアコンでは業界初となる本格電気集塵方式の「プラズマ空清」を標準搭載した天井吊形エアコンと、高効率タイプ「ウルトラパワーエコ」シリーズに新たにラインアップした小容量クラスP40~P63形を、2021年6月1日に発売する。当社は施工時間が短く導入しやすい天井吊形エアコンに独自の空気清浄技術を採用した「プラズマ空清」を標準搭載し、冷暖房をしながらきれいで良質な空気をお届けします。また、高効率タイプ「ウルトラパワーエコ」シリーズの小容量クラスP40~P63形は、環境性と省エネ性に優れた低温暖化冷媒HFC-32(GWP:675)を採用し、筐体のコンパクト化を進めP40~P50形で業界最小容積を実現するとともに、P56形のAPFは、業界トップの省エネ性を実現した。同社広報 20210322




●三菱重工: 三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、建築業界で普及が進むBIM(ビム:Building Information Modeling)に対応した3次元CADデータに関して、米国のソフトウェア開発企業であるAutodesk社の「Revit(レヴィット)」で制作したビル用マルチエアコンを対象とするデータを新たに公開します。昨年9月の「CADWe'll Tfas(キャドウィル ティーファス)」による3D-CADデータ公開に続くもので、今回の追加により、BIMを活用した設備の“見える化”や、作業ごとに分断されていた情報を統合することによる生産性の向上などに一層貢献していく。 同社広報20210318

◆ 三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、家庭用ルームエアコンの2021年モデル4シリーズ計23機種を4月1日から順次発売します。高APFで省エネ性に優れた最高級モデルのSシリーズ6機種、寒冷地ハイスペックモデルのSKシリーズ4機種、加湿器連動運転機能を搭載した高機能モデルのRシリーズ6機種および標準モデルのTシリーズ7機種のラインアップにより、多様なライフスタイルに対応した快適な生活空間を提供する。 同社広報20210317



●パナソニック:ツインルーバーを搭載し洗濯物を詰めて干しても一年中スピーディーにしっかり乾かせるハイブリッド方式の衣類乾燥除湿機 F-YHUX120を4月20日より発売します。本製品は詰めて干してもしっかり衣類乾燥できるように、大容量タイプ(F-YHUX200)で採用のツインルーバーを搭載しました。左右独立したルーバーが異なるスピードでスイングすることで、洗濯物を揺らして広げながら風を送り込みスピーディーに乾かします。また、季節に適した衣類乾燥が行えるように、「梅雨」モードと「冬」モードを搭載しました。「梅雨」モードでは衣類への湿気戻りを防ぎ、「冬」モードは部屋の湿度に配慮して運転するなどかしこく衣類乾燥します。同社広報20210315

■東芝:東芝ライフスタイル株式会社は、ルームエアコン「大清快」の新製品として、当社独自注1の無風感技術を、冷房時に加え、空気清浄、暖房、除湿運転時にも採用した、「DTシリーズ」6機種と、「Rシリーズ」5機種を4月上旬から発売します。空気中のPM0.1~PM2.5レベルの微粒子まで集じんする空気清浄機能「プラズマ空清」と、吹き出す風の質を変化させて風を感じにくい「無風感」で、1年を通じて清潔で快適な室内環境を実現します。東芝ライフスタイル株式会社 ニュースリリース 20210310




★旭化成: ダイキンが本年4月26日に発売する空気清浄機「UVストリーマ空気清浄機」に、グループ会社であるCrystal IS, Inc.の高出力殺菌用深紫外線LED(以下:「UVC LED」)「Klaran™」が搭載されることをお知らせします。同社広報20210301




●サンデンホールディングス:本日開催の取締役会において、Hisenseグループに属する海信家電集団股份有限公司(Hisense Home Appliances Group Co., Ltd.)との間で株式引受契約を締結し、同社が設立予定の特別目的会社に対して、第三者割当により新株式を発行することを決議しました。割当予定先である特別目的会社への新株式の発行総額は約214億円です。同社広報20210301

●ダイキン:従来から搭載する「ストリーマ技術」に加えて、深紫外線を照射する「UVC LED」と「抗菌HEPAフィルター」を搭載し、ウイルスや菌の抑制性能を高めた『UVストリーマ空気清浄機』を2021年4月26日より発売します。ウイルスや菌の抑制効果が高い波長265nmの深紫外線を照射する、旭化成グループのCrystal IS社(クリスタルアイエス社、米国)の『Klaran(クララン)』を業界で初めて空気清浄機に採用します。同社広報20210301



★パナソニック:株式会社ジェイアール東日本都市開発とパナソニック産機システムズ株式会社は、2021年2月22日(月)から3月12日(金)まで、キャッシュレス決済機能付きショーケースを用いた無人販売の新サービス「EKIPICK SHOWCASE(エキピックショーケース)」の実証実験を実施します。コロナ時代は、買い物時間の短縮や非対面販売・受け取りニーズへの対応に加え、店舗のオペレーション軽減やフードロス削減が求められます。同社トピックス20210222

■三菱電機 : 店舗・事務所用パッケージエアコンの新製品として、エアコン内部の清潔性と室内空気の清浄性を向上させる「4方向天井カセット形<ファインパワーカセット>」を5月中旬に発売します。また、新しい生活様式の実践でこまめな換気が求められる中、負荷の高まるエアコンの異常やその兆候をメールなどで通知し、空調機を安心して使用いいただくための機器運用や保守業務を効率化する新サービス「AirCoNet(エアコネット)」を5月下旬に提供開始します。同社広報20210216

■三菱電機 : ビル用マルチエアコンの新製品として、エアコン内部の清潔性と室内空気の清浄性を向上させる室内ユニット「天井カセット形4方向吹出し<ファインパワーカセット>」と、小型化により製品の運搬や設置作業を省力化する室外ユニット「Fitマルチシリーズ」を6月下旬に発売します。室外ユニット「Fitマルチシリーズ」は容積を最大約59%、質量を36kg削減※1し、狭小なスペースなどへの設置の自由度向上に貢献します。同社広報20210216



●三菱電機:マレーシアの販売会社であるMitsubishi Electric Sales Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.内に、「マレーシアFA センター」を開設し、FA製品のサービス業務を3月1日に開始します。これにより、マレーシアにおけるFA製品のサービス体制を強化し、マレーシアでのFAシステム事業の拡大を図ります。同社広報20210215

★三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、酵素・尿素製剤処理、またはUV-C LED(紫外線発光ダイオード)照射により、新型コロナウイルス(SARS-CoV-2)を除去・不活性化できることを確認しました。空間に漂うウイルスの除去とエアフィルターに捕捉したウイルスの不活性化は、空間の浄化を通じたウイルス感染制御実現の可能性を示す新しい技術であり、現在から “アフターコロナ”時代にも有用です。この技術のウイルス除去・不活性化効果は、北里大学 大村智記念研究所の片山 和彦教授らとの共同研究で実証されました。同社広報20210210

★パナソニック:2021年3月12日(金)~25日(木)、NewStore by TOKYU HANDS(東京都中央区銀座5-2-1 東急プラザ銀座7 階)にて、近年取り組んでいるプロジェクトから生まれたプロトタイプを一堂に会して展示する「DIG UP! あなたと考えるプロトタイプ展」を開催いたします。FUTURE LIFE FACTORYでは、今の「新しい生活様式」の先にあるこれからの豊かさを見出すため、いまこそ、人間本来の力を取り戻し、より人間らしい生き方を見出したいという考えのもと、2020 年度のテーマを『DIG UP(発掘)』と掲げ、社会課題を起点とする4つのプロジェクトを始動しました。同社広報20210210


■三菱電機株式会社: 高機能熱交換型換気設備の新製品として、CO2センサーを搭載した「学校用ロスナイ®天吊露出形」2機種を4月20日に発売します。室内空気質の評価に用いられるCO2濃度を検知して、換気風量を自動で切り替えることで効果的な換気を実現し、教室内の空気質の改善に貢献します。同社広報20210209


★パナソニック: 2021年3月期第3四半期(2020年4~12月)連結業績を発表した。売上高は前年同期比15.3%減の4兆8732億円、営業利益は5.8%減の2268億円、税引前利益は7.6%減の2200億円、当期純利益は26.9%減の1301億円と、減収減益の結果となった。セグメント別業績では、アプライアンスの売上高が前年同期比8%減の1兆8911億円、営業利益は20%増の991億円となった。ルームエアコンを含む空調冷熱ソリューションズの第3四半期の売上高は前年同期比2%増の1020億円。白物家電などのホームアプライアンスの売上高は前年同期比8%増の2630億円。テレビなどのスマートライフネットワークは7%減の1589億円となった。同社広報20210202

●パナソニック:は、一般財団法人 省エネルギーセンターが主催する「2020年度(令和2年度) 省エネ大賞」において、最高賞である経済産業大臣賞1件をはじめ、資源エネルギー庁長官賞2件、省エネルギーセンター会長賞2件の合計5件を受賞しました。同社広報20210128

■富士通ゼネラル: 連結業績(2020年4月1日~2020年12月31日)= 売上高は1,795億5千6百万円(前年同期比0.6%減)、営業利益は95億6千4百万円(同79.1%増)、経常利益は101億5千7百万円(同70.4%増)、純利益は70億5千5百万円(同137.4%増)。同社広報20210127

●パナソニック:スマートフォンのGPS機能による位置情報と連携した省エネ運転モードを業界で初めて採用した「AIエコナビ」搭載のIoT対応冷蔵庫 NR-F657WPX 他1機種を2月25日から発売する。同社広報20210127


★日本電機工業会(JEMA)2020 年(暦年)国内出荷実績: 2020 年計(1月-12 月)は、2兆 5,363 億円、前年比 101.0%となり5年連続のプラスとなった。新型コロナウイルス感染症拡大防止による在宅時間の増加に伴い、巣ごもり需要に代表される調理家電製品や健康清潔意識の高まりから空気清浄機が大幅増となった。空気清浄機は、年間で初めて 800 億円を超え、過去最高の出荷金額となった。また、特別定額給付金による後押しもあり、ルームエアコン等の大型製品も堅調に推移し、民生用電気機器全体では 1997 年以降最も高い出荷金額となった。日本電機工業会 20210125

■パナソニック:パナソニック産機システムズは、飲食店や流通小売業、空港や交通機関などに向けて、「冷蔵スマートショーケース インナーボックスタイプ」の受注販売を2021年1月26日より開始します。同社広報20210126

■三菱重工:三菱重工冷熱株式会社は、全空気式床ふく射冷暖房システム『ユカリラ』を中心とした省エネ活動提案で、一般財団法人省エネルギーセンターが主催し経済産業省が後援する2020年度省エネ大賞の製品・ビジネスモデル部門における「省エネルギーセンター会長賞」を受賞しました。 今回の活動の中心となったユカリラによる全空気式床ふく射冷暖房システムは、パッケージエアコンによる冷温風を床下に送り込むことにより、輻射パネルを通じて効率的に輻射熱を発生させられるため、特別な熱源機が不要で、風が直接当たることによる寒暖の不快感(ドラフト感)のない均一な温度環境をつくり出せます。従来型の対流空調方式に比べ、消費電力で暖房時は48%、冷房時でも34%、それぞれ省エネを実現できます。このシステムを中心とした企画・提案から設計・導入施工・検証を経て次の製品提案にわたる一連の活動などが今回評価されました。同社広報20210120

★鹿島建設:鹿島は、ダイキンと共同で、分散ファンによる最適風量制御空調システム「OCTPUS(オクトパス)」(商標登録出願中)を開発しました。本システムは、大規模なオフィスビルなどで採用されるセントラル空調方式において、空調ゾーン毎にファン付風量制御装置(FPU)を設置、空調機(AHU)と連携させることで空調風量制御を最適化し、省エネルギーを実現します。この度、本システムを、みなとみらい21中央地区58街区で当社らが開発を進めるオフィスビル「(仮称)横濱ゲートタワープロジェクト」に初導入しました。鹿島建設ニュースリリース 20210116

★パナソニック:東南アジアで配車や宅配、決済などさまざまなサービスを統合したSuperApp(スーパーアプリ)を運営するGrab Holdings Inc.と共同で、ワンランク上のサービスを求めてGrabCar Premiumを利用されるお客様および乗員に、「ナノイー X」を用いた清潔で快適な移動空間を提供します。クアラルンプール(マレーシア)、シンガポール、ホーチミン・ハノイ(ベトナム)、ジャカルタ(インドネシア)の4カ国5都市で稼働しているGrabCar Premium車両5,500台にナノイー X発生機を搭載し、2021年1月より提供を開始します。同社広報20210114

●ダイキン:コロナ禍において“新しい生活様式”として換気が求められており、空気が冷たく、乾燥しがちな冬は、夏以上に上手な換気の方法を知っておくことが重要です。冬に窓開け換気をすると、屋外の冷たい空気が入りエアコンの電気代や部屋の温度と湿度の低下が気になるという方も多いと思います。そこで、全国的に冬の寒さが本格化するなか「冬に窓開け換気をする場合、エアコンの運転はどうしたらいいの?」をテーマに、マンションの広めのリビングを使った実生活空間で、2つの調査をしました。1つ目に、窓開け換気に合わせてエアコンの電源を小まめにオン・オフした場合とつけっぱなしにした場合ではどちらの消費電力量が少ないのか、2つ目に、窓開け換気時の加湿の有無が、室内の湿度にどれほどの影響を与えるのかについて*調査し結果をまとめました。今回の調査では、換気をするたびにエアコンの電源をオフにするよりも、つけっぱなしにした方が電気代は1日で約14.5円低く、室温は快適に維持することができました。さらに加湿をすることで、湿度は目安とされている40%以上を概ね保つことができました。コロナ禍の冬は、”換気+エアコンつけっぱなし+加湿” が正解といえそうです。※本調査は、1つの住宅を使用し、天気や気温などの条件が近い複数の日に実施したものです。そのため、厳密な同条件での比較ではありません。調査結果はあくまで今回の条件に基づくものであり、住宅やエアコン、気候によって結果は変わります。同社広報20210114



■日立:日立グローバルライフソリューションズは、このたび、タイ王国における100%子会社で、冷蔵庫向けコンプレッサーの製造を担う日立コンプレッサータイランド(Hitachi Compressor (Thailand), Ltd.、以下HCTL)の発行済み全株式を、中国の美的集団股份有限公司(以下Midea Group)の子会社で家電販売商社の美的新加坡贸易公司(Midea Electric Trading (Singapore) Co. Pte, Ltd.)に譲渡する契約を締結した。同社広報20201224

▲因幡電機産業:空調用被覆銅管の販売価格の20%程度の値上げを発表した。主原材料の銅地金価格が高騰し、大幅なコストアップを企業努力によって吸収することが困難になったためで、2021年2月22日出荷分からコイル・直管の全製品を対象に価格改定を行う。値上げは2019年10月以来のこと。日刊産業新聞、YAHOO News 20201224



■ダイキン:普及型ZEB、プロダクト アズ ア サービスなど4案件が、一般財団法人 省エネルギーセンターが主催する2020年度省エネ大賞に選ばれました。同社広報20201221

■三菱電機:一般財団法人省エネルギーセンターが主催する2020年度省エネ大賞<製品・ビジネスモデル部門>において、「家庭用エコキュート Pシリーズ」が資源エネルギー庁長官賞を、「全熱交換形換気機器『業務用ロスナイ®』」と「衣類乾燥除湿機『ズバ乾®』」が省エネルギーセンター会長賞を受賞しましたのでお知らせします。同社広報20201221



●パナソニック:2021年1月11日から14日(米国東海岸時間)まで、オンラインで開催される世界最大のテクノロジーショー「CES International 2021」に出展します。また、世界から最新技術や商品が集まるCESの開催期間に連動して、パナソニックが国内で取り組む新規事業を紹介する独自のオンラインイベント「CES 2021 Panasonic in Tokyo」を開催します。同社広報20201218

●パナソニック:次亜塩素酸の力でより確実な除菌・ウイルス対策ができる業務用 次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」の新しいプロモーションとして、「Air Yell(エアエール)」プロジェクトを始動します。同社広報20201217

★三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、ルームエアコン(ビーバーエアコン)のバイオクリアフィルター技術を活用した一般用(非医療用)使い捨てマスク「ビーバーマスク」の販売を2020年12月から開始します。ビーバーエアコンに採用している空気清浄フィルター「バイオクリアフィルター」の酵素利用技術を応用した濾材を不織布に挟み込み、目の細かい"4層"のフィルター構造とすることで、ウイルス飛沫や細菌、花粉などといったアレル物質を捕集します。このフィルター構造によりBFE(Bacterial Filtration Efficiency:細菌飛沫濾過効率)、PFE(Particle Filtration Efficiency:微粒子濾過効率)において各物質の捕集効率99%を実現しています。ウイルス飛沫や細菌、花粉を捕集する一般的なマスクの機能に加え、捕集した"ウイルスやアレル物質がマスク内で増殖・再飛散することを抑制させる機能"も持たせています(バイオクリアフィルター単体で99%のウイルス不活化を確認。同社広報20201217


■東芝キヤリア: 2020年12月1日にモジュールチラーの累計生産台数5万台を達成しました。当社津山事業所(岡山県津山市)において2004年3月に生産を開始しました。以降、16年以上にわたりモジュールチラーの開発・製造・販売に取り組み、工場、ビル、商業施設、データセンターなど幅広い用途において採用されています。その後、2006年10月には、大形熱源機として業界で初めて高効率な冷媒R410Aを採用した「スーパーフレックスモジュールチラー(SFMC)」を製品化、2010年10月には大容量インバータツインロータリー圧縮機の開発により、業界トップの冷却定格COP16.3を実現する「ユニバーサルスマートX(USX)」を製品化しました。また、2017年3月には、さらなる高効率・高機能化を実現した「ユニバーサルスマートX EDGE」の販売を開始しました。さらに、今年10月からは、「ユニバーサルスマートX EDGE」に、低環境負荷冷媒R32を採用し、新開発・世界最大容量DCインバータツインロータリー圧縮機を搭載することにより業界トップクラスの省エネ性能を実現した「ユニバーサルスマートX EDGE32」の販売を開始しています。同社広報20201210

★戸田建設:新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大を防止する活動として、またWithコロナの世の中を見据え、「クリーン環境事業」を立ち上げます。この事業は、コロナ禍におけるこれまでの活動体験と豊富な病院建設のノウハウを基に、新型コロナの「感染対策設備」を、従来の方式よりも「確実に」「早く」「安全に」「低価格で」提供することで、新型コロナウイルスからあらゆる人を守る「安心安全な空間」を実現することを目的とします。この第一弾として、ゲナノ社(フィンランド)のナノエアプロテクター「GENANO TECHNOLOGY」を国内展開する。同社広報20201201

●パナソニック:新たな顧客体験価値を提供する公式ショッピングサイト「Panasonic Store Plus(パナソニックストア プラス)」を、2020年12月7日にオープンします。「Panasonic Store Plus」では、家電商品の販売の他、新たなサービスとして、「使ってみたいが使いこなせるか分からない」「購入したが使いこなせない」「効果があるのかまず試してみたい」といった声に対応した、サブスクリプション型の定額利用サービスを開始します。同社広報20201201


■三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、欧州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioning Europe, Ltd.(MHIAE)を通じ、R32冷媒を用いたビル用1ファンマルチ室外機を欧州市場向けに2020年12月から順次販売します。今回開発した6機種は、主に一般家庭で利用される電源である単相交流と、多くの電気を使う工場などで利用される電源である三相交流で、それぞれ4、5、5.5馬力の3機種をラインアップしました。同社広報20201127

■三菱電機:空気中に浮遊するウイルスや菌を抑制する独自の「ヘルスエアー®機能」を搭載した循環ファンを、東京地下鉄株式会社銀座線車両に試験搭載し、東京メトロと共同で11月26日から実環境での検証を行いますのでお知らせいたします。 今回、車内空間のさらなる快適性の向上に向けて、東京メトロと検討を行い、ウイルス・菌を抑制する効果が認められている当社の「ヘルスエアー®機能」搭載 循環ファンを東京メトロ銀座線へ試験搭載し、共同で実環境での検証を行うことになりました。 同社広報20201126

★パナソニック:換気をはじめ、「調湿」「除菌」「気流」などの高い技術力により、IAQ(Indoor Air Quality:室内空気質)事業をグローバルに拡大します。空質4要素(温度・湿度・清浄度・気流)と感性3要素(除菌・脱臭・香り)をコントロールして、人が生活するさまざまな室内空間に価値を提供します。まずは新開発の「調湿ユニット」と空調を組み合わせた新しい空質システムを中国住宅市場向けに2021年4月より発売、今後、次亜塩素酸生成ユニットを組み込むなどさらに機能を拡充させ、住宅および非住宅市場向けに日本を含むグローバル市場での展開をめざします。この度、当社独自の「遠心破砕加湿技術」によって加湿量を細かく制御できる新たな「調湿ユニット」を開発しました。この「調湿ユニット」を従来の空調に組み込んだ新しい空質システムを、中国の住宅市場に向けて、2021年4月より販売を開始します。調湿ユニット・熱交換気システム・空調との組み合わせで、健康に配慮した省エネの室内空間を実現します。今後日本国内においても、オフィスや店舗などの非住宅市場向けに展開を予定しており、この調湿ユニットに、調湿との親和性が高い次亜塩素酸の技術を融合させて、日本を含むグローバルでの展開を目指します。同社広報20201126

■シャープ:「プラズマクラスターNEXT」と業界初の除湿制御機能「氷結ドライ」を搭載し、365日安心で快適な空間を実現するプラズマクラスターエアコン<Xシリーズ>9機種を発売します。新たな生活様式への移行により在宅時間が増加し、室内の空気ケアに対するニーズがより高まる中、本シリーズは、イオン濃度を50,000個/cm3以上まで高めた当社独自の空気浄化技術「プラズマクラスターNEXT」により、冷暖房シーズンだけでなく年間を通じて高い空気浄化力を発揮し、清潔な室内環境を実現します。また、近年夏場の平均気温が上昇傾向にある中、本格的な暑さを迎える前にエアコンの除湿運転を使用するご家庭が増加していることから、室温が比較的低いときでもパワフルに除湿を行う除湿制御機能「氷結ドライ」を新たに開発。熱交換器の温度を氷点下まで下げることで、除湿量を従来機比約2倍まで高めるとともに、風量を抑え快適な室温を保つことができるようになりました。さらに、AIoTクラウドサービス「COCORO AIR」では、ペットも飼い主も安心・快適に過ごすための「ペットモード」も新搭載しました。同社広報20201125

●パナソニック:パナソニックとノルウェー企業のエクイノル(Equinor)、ハイドロ(Hyd ro)は、欧州電池市場における持続可能でコスト競争力のある事業展開の実現可能性を評価するための戦略的なパートナーシップに関する覚書(MoU)に署名した。3社は、2021年夏に向けて、欧州のリチウムイオン電池市場を合同で調査し、ノルウェーにおける環境に優しい電池事業のビジネスモデルを成熟させます。3社は、パナソニックの先端技術を活用する考えで、欧州市場で電気自動車向けやその他用途の 市場を対象に調査を行う予定です。また、サプライチェーンのパートナーや電池のバリューチェーンに関して、総合的に分析も行う予定です。同社広報20201118


■パナソニック:業務用空調機器を遠隔管理・集中コントロールできるクラウドサービス「AC Smart Cloud」を、12月1日から提供開始します。クラウドアダプター(品番:CZ-10FUSC1)と接続した空調機器の運転状況を遠隔で一括管理できるほか、エネルギーの見える化、メンテナンス時期の通知、異常が発生した際のメール発信、省エネ制御など、さまざまなサポート機能を提供する。 同社広報20201116

●パナソニック:本日の取締役会において、2022 年4 月(予定) に持株会社制へ移行することを決定いた。 不透明な状況が続く中、より中長期的な視点でグループの経営を深化させ、成長をより確かなものにしていくために、本日、当社グループは持株会社制への移行を決議した。 同社広報20201113



★パナソニック:パナソニックi-PROアイプロセンシングソリューションズ株式会社は、高精度なナンバー認識システム「NumberCATCH IIナンバーキャッチ ツー」を12月より発売し、パナソニック システムソリューションズ ジャパン株式会社を通じて販売します。図柄やアルファベット文字が含まれる車両ナンバーの認識にも対応した高い精度を持つとともに、赤外線投光器と組み合わせることで照度ゼロルクスの環境でも車両ナンバーをデータ化する特長を備えています。同社広報20201111

▲三菱電機:1987年から中国で昇降機事業を展開している上海三菱電梯有限公司(Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd. 以下、SMEC社)の昇降機累計出荷台数が2020年11月に100万台を達成しましたのでお知らせします。これは1987年に閔行(ミンハン)工場で第一号機の生産を開始して以来、34年での達成となります。同社広報20201110

■東芝:東芝キヤリア株式会社が世界で初めて開発、量産を行った業務用および家庭用インバータエアコン(スプリットタイプ)が、世界最大の電気・電子関係の学会であるIEEEから「IEEEマイルストーン」に認定されました。1983年に制定されて以来、全世界で約209件のマイルストーンが認定されています。今回、空調業界における初の認定となります。 当社は、1980年に業務用、1981年に家庭用のインバータエアコンを世界で初めて開発、量産化しました。今回IEEEより贈呈される記念の銘板の贈呈式は2021年3月に開催を予定しています。同社広報20201104

●パナソニックとBlue Yonderジャパンは、パナソニックの社内分社であるコネクティッドソリューションズ社のモバイルソリューションズ事業部(MSBD)において、Blue Yonder(ブルーヨンダー)のサプライチェーン計画系ソフトウェアを2020年10月より一部モジュールから順次稼働開始し、同年12月に全面的に本格稼働することを発表する。Blue Yonderの提供するサプライチェーン計画系のソフトウェア「S&OP(Sales&Operations Planning:販売・業務計画)」を導入し、従来の地域別の計画管理ツールや属人的なオペレーション中心の生産から、グローバルでのサプライチェーン計画の高度化を実現する。同社広報20201110

★麻布大学:獣医学部獣医学科 田原口智士教授が大気圧プラズマと触媒の融合技術により、空気中の新型コロナウイルス(SARS-CoV-2)を不活化する作用を検証するための実証実験を開始した。ウイルスの不活化を検証することにより、この技術の実用化として新型コロナウイルスの不活化機能を搭載した空気清浄機を開発する民間企業へ協力する方針。同大学広報20201027


●ダイキン:当四半期決、定性的情報、経営成績に関する説明、当第2四半期連結累計期間(2020年4月1日~9月30日)売上高は1兆2,292億円(前年同期比9.2%減)、営業利益は1,316億円(同21.8%減)、経常利益は1,318億円(同22.5%減)、親会社株主に帰属する四半期純利益は846億8百万円(前年同期比28.6%減)。セグメントごとの経営成績を示すと、次のとおり空調・冷凍機事業:売上高、前年同期比8.3%減の1兆1,316億円、営業利益同18.4%減の1,244億円。 同社広報20201105

●三菱電機:パワー半導体の新製品として「SiC-MOSFET 1200V-Nシリーズ TO-247-4パッケージ」6品種のサンプル提供を11月に開始します。TO-247-4パッケージの採用により、従来品と比べてスイッチング損失を約30%低減し、高電圧での電力変換を要する車載充電器や太陽光発電機などのさまざまな電源システムの低消費電力化・小型化に貢献します。同社広報20201105

■ダイキン: 2021年度の空気清浄機の世界販売を20年度見込みに比べ3割近く多い100万台以上に増やす計画。外部企業への生産委託に加え、マレーシアでは12月から年間20万台に引き上げる。来年から滋賀県でも生産する。外部メーカーへの委託も継続し、年間100万台を販売できる体制を整える。日経20201104 

■ダイキン: 5製品が、「2020年度グッドデザイン賞」(主催:公益財団法人日本デザイン振興会)を受賞した。同社広報20201030

■森トラスト:米国において 20 年以上にわたり空気環境の質を高める事業を展開してきたPureピ ュ アSolutionsソリ ューショ ンズLLCと、包括的なプロセスで室内環境を清浄化しクリアな状態を維持する「Pureピ ュ アwellnessウェルネスroomル ー ム」の日本独占販売店契約を締結しましたのでお知らせいたします。この度、当社が独占販売権を取得した本プログラムは、室内環境を徹底的にクリーニングする工程と、その状態を維持する工程を合わせた「7-step process」を施すことで、室内の浮遊粒子と付着粒子を捕集し除去するプログラムです。同社広報20201029


■東芝キヤリア:店舗・オフィス用エアコンの大容量クラスP224、P280形として高効率タイプの「ウルトラパワーエコ」、標準タイプの「スーパーパワーエコゴールド」の新シリーズ(2能力タイプ・全12機種)を、本年12月21日より発売する。 本商品は、店舗・オフィス用エアコンの大容量クラスにおいて、環境性と省エネ性に優れた低温暖化冷媒HFC-32を採用しました。また、新ローラー材料を採用したコンプレッサ―を搭載することにより信頼性を向上、PMVの最適化マッチングにより、運転時のエネルギー消費を抑え、P224・P280形でAPF※2が従来機と比べて最大で7%向上し業界トップを実現しました。同社広報20201027

■マクセル:公立大学法人奈良県立医科大学(微生物感染症学講座 矢野寿一教授、中野竜一准教授)との共同研究(以下、本研究)により、マクセル製オゾン除菌消臭器「オゾネオエアロ(MXAP-AE270)」(以下、本機器)で生成された低濃度のオゾンにおいて、新型コロナウイルス(SARS-CoV-2)に対する不活化効果を確認しました。本研究は、本機器の製品実機を使用し、日本産業衛生学会が定めるオゾン許容濃度以下の0.05ppmの空間オゾン濃度において、新型コロナウイルスを不活化する効果を確認したものです。なお、本研究における試験および効果の確認は、バイオセーフティレベル3(BSL3)の実験施設内において適切な病原体封じ込め措置のもとに実施したものであり、本機器の実使用環境における効果を示すものではありません。同社広報20201027

■パナソニック:パナソニック産機システムズは、10月30日より、業界で初めて「ナノイー X」を搭載したスーパーショーケースの受注発売を開始します。昨今の衛生に対する関心の高まりを受け、ショーケースをより衛生的に使用いただくために、パナソニック独自の「ナノイー X」を搭載した。「ナノイー」には除菌等に効果のあるOHラジカルが豊富に含まれており、冷気とともに「ナノイー X」を庫内に循環させ、陳列スペースを除菌し、清潔に保ちます。さらに、冷気によってダクト内もきれいなエアーが循環する。同社広報20201028




■日機装:同社が開発した、深紫外線 LED による除菌技術を活用した、「新・エアロテック-UV」が三菱地所ホーム株式会社から発売されます。同社広報20201020


■富士通ゼネラル:本年10月より川崎本社ICC 内Advanced Engineering Labにおいて、KOA株式会社、九州計測器株式会社と共同で、空間におけるエアコンの気流の可視化および3次元の多彩な分析の実現を目的に、実証実験を開始しました。実証実験では、KOAの気流計測システムと、九州計測器の3次元温湿度可視化システムを連携させることで、1,000カ所以上の気流や温湿度を同時に可視化します。なお当社は、AE Labにおいてエアコンの開発・評価で両システムを活用し、計測システムの製品化に向け2社に対しデータなどを提供します。同社広報20201019


■新晃工業:2020 年 9 月 7 日に空気調和・衛生工学会より発表されました『新型コロナウイルス感染症対策としての空調設備を中心とした設備の運用について(改訂二版)』において、紫外線照射(UVGI)の有効性が専門家より認められました。 本製品は、空気調和機内に超⾼出⼒の紫外線照射が可能な UVC ランプを搭載し、空気中の細菌・ウイルスを分解・除去することで、浄化された空気を室内に供給します。外気導入と併せて室内空気を循環させるセントラル空調システムにおいて、空気の清浄度は、換気量だけではなく、循環量(循環回数)も大きく影響します。ウイルス感染リスクを低減するためには、室内全体に循環する空気への対策が必要であり、フィルタによるウイルスの“捕集”に加え、空調機内で紫外線を照射することでウイルスを“不活性化”するなど、根本原因を取り除くことが有効です。同社広報20201014



●ダイダン:新型コロナウイルス感染症の拡大に伴い引き合いが増加している『空気清浄・陰圧化ユニット(INFシリーズ)』に短納期でコンパクトな新機種『INF-301』を開発し、ラインナップに加えました。 感染症患者に対応する病室等では、病室内の陰圧化、換気回数の確保、高性能フィルターによる空気清浄化などが重要になります。『空気清浄・陰圧化ユニット(INFシリーズ)』は、これらの空気清浄化、陰圧化、換気回数確保の機能を一台で有するユニット。同社広報20201001

★シャープ:クラウドHEMSサービス「COCORO ENERGY」と連携する機器を拡充する。 今回新たに、コロナおよび日立、三菱電機のエコキュートと「AI予測制御」機能の連携を開始します。2019年7月より連携を開始したダイキン製と合わせて、業界最多となる4社のエコキュートとの「AI予測制御」機能の連携が可能になりました。 また、LIXILの電気錠、三和シヤッターの電動窓シャッター、富士通ゼネラルのエアコンが新たに加わりました。スマートフォンなどから、ドアの施錠やシャッターの開閉、エアコンのON/OFFなどの遠隔操作が可能。同社広報20201002

■ダイキン:コロナ禍で急速に関心が高まっている「ワーケーション」や「屋外空間」をテーマに、学生を対象にしたハッカソンイベント『A!R HACK』を、2020年9月26日、27日の2日間、ダイキン工業の技術開発拠点「テクノロジー・イノベーションセンター(大阪府摂津市)」にて開催した。同社広報20201002

■日立ジョンソンコントロールズ空調:業務用空調機室内ユニット「てんかせ4方向」用デザインパネル「Silent-Iconic」と日立ルームエアコン「白くまくん」Wシリーズが、公益財団法人日本デザイン協会が主催する2020年度グッドデザイン賞を受賞した。 同社広報20201001

■三菱重工:冷蔵・冷凍倉庫向けCO2/NH3自然冷媒冷却システム「C-LTSシリーズ」のラインアップに小型・軽量化した新型モデルを追加し、2020年秋から販売を開始する。 既存8機種のうち冷蔵・冷凍倉庫などで使われる小型機3機種を大幅に小型・軽量化し、デザイン性や機能性も高めた製品となっています。同社広報20201001


●三菱電機: 2020年10月20日から23日までオンラインにて開催される「CEATEC 2020 ONLINE」に、「三菱電機グループが目指す持続可能な社会の実現に向けて~Society 5.0の実現、SDGsの達成へ寄与する最新技術~」をテーマに出展します。総合電機メーカーとしての技術シナジーを活かしたニューノーマル社会に適したソリューションを、「ライフ」・「インダストリー」・「インフラ」・「モビリティ」の4つの領域に分けて、映像を中心としたコンテンツで紹介する。同社広報20200929

■三菱重工:三菱重工冷熱株式会社は、直膨式エアハンドリングユニットの新モデルとなる「ダイレクトX Comfort(型式TUC-FLXC)」を2020年10月から市場投入します。オールシーズン対応可能な調湿機能付きユニットとして、暖房時の加湿はもちろん、冷房時の除湿では再熱除湿方式を採用し、廃熱を有効利用した省エネ運転を実現しました。オフィスビルや店舗、病院、福祉・養護老人施設および学校などの幅広いニーズに応えていきます。同社広報20200928

■三菱電機:令和2年度 全国発明表彰において、エアコンの冷媒液化防止の技術が「日本経済団体連合会会長賞」を、モーター巻線工法の技術と放電加工機のデザインが「発明賞」をそれぞれ受賞した。<日本経済団体連合会会長賞>「誘導加熱を利用したエアコンの冷媒液化防止技術の発明」*圧縮機モーターを誘導加熱し、圧縮機内部の冷媒の液化防止をすることで、エアコン内の圧縮機の故障を予防する技術を発明、*加熱用ヒーターが不要になり、加熱に必要な電力を大幅に削減し、省資源化・省エネルギー化に貢献。同社広報20200924

■三菱重工:建築業界で普及が進むBIM(ビム:Building Information Modeling)に対応して、3次元CADデータを9月29日から順次公開する。3D-CADデータを使用することでビル内の空調設備を"見える化"し、企画・設計・施工・維持管理ごとに分断されていた情報をつなぎ合わせて建築・設計者など、作業者の効率を向上させることが狙いです。3D-CADデータは、情報処理サービスやCAD開発・販売を手掛ける株式会社ダイテック(本社:東京都中央区)の設備CAD ソフト「CADWe'll Tfas」を用いて制作しました。ダイテックおよび三菱重工サーマルシステムズのホームページ上で、ビル用マルチエアコンの一部41機種を先行して公開する予定。同社広報20200923

■パナソニック:世界初活用されていなかった熱エネルギーを冷房へも有効活用する「新・エネチャージシステム」搭載のルームエアコン「エオリア」Xシリーズを11月下旬より発売します。エオリアは、「健康で快適な空気と暮らそう」というコンセプトのもと、当社独自の高濃度の「ナノイー X」を搭載し、お部屋の空気やエアコン内部の清潔性にこだわって開発を進めてきました。今回世界で初めて冷房へも有効活用しました。従来の冷房運転中は、設定温度になると運転が止まり、温度湿度が不安定になることがありましたが、「新・エネチャージシステム」による「快湿制御」で、設定温度をキープしながら除湿もし続けるサラッとした快適な冷房と、無駄な電力を使わないことで10%の省エネを実現しました。また、室外機コンプレッサーの回転数を上げた「快速制御」で冷房の立ち上げスピード15%アップに成功しました。猛暑の厳しい環境下でも、お部屋を一気に素早く涼しくしながら、安定運転時にはエネチャージを活かして、より快適・省エネな「極上冷房」を提供します。さらに、今回加湿空気清浄機との連携が可能となりました。各々で無線LAN接続をし、「エオリア アプリ」で「うるおい暖房」を選択すると、エアコン暖房に合わせて、加湿空気清浄機も運転します。一緒に使うことでエアコン暖房中も乾燥を防ぐことができ、高濃度の「ナノイー X」がエアコン・加湿空気清浄機からダブルで発生することで、花粉の抑制や脱臭スピードもアップします。 同社広報20200924

■パナソニック:「3Dフロー花粉撃退気流」と高濃度になった「ナノイー X」を新搭載し、花粉やハウスダストを効率よく集じんしてスピーディーに抑制する加湿空気清浄機 F-VXT90を11月2日より発売します。 本製品は、開口部と2枚のルーバー形状を見直すことで「3Dフロー花粉撃退気流」を実現し、気流が効率よく部屋全体を循環するため、花粉の集じん量が当社従来品より約1.5倍に増えました。また、新搭載した高濃度の「ナノイー X」で花粉を99%以上抑制するまでの時間が、従来の「ナノイー X」の2分の1に短縮されました。さらに「ミルエア」アプリが進化し、ユーザーが気になる空気の汚れの種類や度合いにあわせて運転モードが設定でき、理想の空気環境をつくる「わたし流運転」が可能になりました。同社広報20200924

■パナソニック:当社の空質商品として初めてIoT連携を可能としたルームエアコン「エオリア」と加湿空気清浄機の新製品を発売します。昨今空気への関心が今まで以上に高まる中、新たにエアコンと加湿空気清浄機を連携することで、更なる「健康で快適な空気」を提供します。 今回、エアコンと加湿空気清浄機がIoT連携することにより「うるおい暖房」を実現しました。エアコンの「エオリア アプリ」から「うるおい暖房」を選択すると、暖房時に対応の加湿空気清浄機が連動して加湿運転を開始し、お客様の困りごとであるエアコン暖房時の乾燥対策につながります。エアコンのリモコンで「暖房」を作動させた場合にも、自動で加湿空気清浄機が運転し部屋を加湿します。また、2台を同じ室内で使うことで、従来の「ナノイー X」の2倍のOHラジカルを発生する高濃度の「ナノイー X」がエアコンと加湿空気清浄機の双方から発生し、商品単独で使用するときよりも花粉やニオイをすばやく抑制することができます。さらに、部屋の上部はエアコンで、下部は加湿空気清浄機で花粉やハウスダストなどを集じんすることにより、単体で使うときよりも集じん能力を向上することができます。ルームエアコン「エオリア」Xシリーズは11月21日、加湿空気清浄機 F-VXT90は11月2日発売予定です。同社広報20200924

▲三菱電機:フィリピンのFA製品販売会社であるMELCO Factory Automation Philippines Inc.(メルコ・ファクトリーオートメーション・フィリピン)内に、「フィリピンFA センター」を開設し、FA製品のサービス業務を10月1日に開始します。これにより、フィリピンにおけるFA製品のサービス体制を強化し、フィリピンでのFAシステム事業の拡大を図る。同社広報2020917

●三菱重工:統合レポート「MHI REPORT 2020」を発行した。本レポートでは、当社グループが社会から必要とされる企業であり続けるためのビジョンを示している。同社広報2020917


●パナソニック:2種類の保鮮フィルターを新搭載した「Wシャキシャキ野菜室」を真ん中にレイアウトし、少量の野菜でも新鮮に保存し、出し入れしやすく使いやすい、大容量冷蔵庫NR-F516MEX 他1機種を10月30日より発売する。当社独自の技術「ナノイーX」を冷蔵室に搭載し、冷蔵室内を脱臭・除菌する。 同社広報20200916

★シャープ:COCORO MEMBERS会員様400万人突破記念として人気家電などが抽選で108名様に当たる。同社広報20200915

◆ 三菱重工:豪州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd.(MHIAA)を通じて、豪州およびニュージーランドで消費者動向調査サービスを展開するキャンスター・ブルー社(Canstar Blue、Canstar Blue Pty. Ltd.)から2年連続で顧客総合満足度1位のブランドとして表彰されました。同社広報20200914


◎富士通ゼネラル:健康経営の取組みが、「日本の人事部」が主催する「HRアワード2020」企業人事部門に入賞しました。HRアワードは、人事・人材開発・労務管理領域の活性化を目的に、イノベーターや業界をけん引するリーダー、企業を表彰する制度であり、人事分野で権威の高い賞です。 同社広報20200911

■コロナ:リンナイ、北海道エア・ウォーター株式会社と共同で業界初の寒冷地(北海道・北東北)向けハイブリッド冷暖房・給湯システムを開発します。今回開発する寒冷地向けハイブリッド冷暖房・給湯システムは、給湯はもちろん、全居室への暖房と、2~3室の冷房に1システムで対応できます。ヒートポンプユニットとガス給湯暖房用熱源機を持つ本システムは、時間帯や外気温等に応じて最も効率が高くなる様、運転を行います。冷暖房運転が可能なヒートポンプユニットを採用することで、夏の暑い時期のために別途エアコンを設置する必要が無く、ヒートポンプユニットも1つで済むため設置の制約も少なく済みます。 当社はヒートポンプユニットと冷暖房用端末(ファンコンベクタ)の開発と供給を担当し、2021年4月からリンナイ株式会社と北海道エア・ウォーター株式会社が販売を行います。同社広報20200910

◎マレリ/Highly(上海海立): 大手自動車関連サプライヤーのマレリ株式会社 (マレリ ) とHighly International (Hong Kong) Limited (Highly) は新たな合弁会社Highly Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd. (Highly MarelliまたはJV) の設立に関する契約書に調印したことをお知らせいたします。この合弁会社は、コンプレッサーとHVAC ( 暖房・換気・空調 ) の電動化、およびEDC ( 電動コンプレッサー ) システムに特化した、お客様とお取引先向けの世界クラスのソリューション開発に焦点を当て、業界をリードするキャビンコンフォート事業を展開します。この事業部の2019年売上高は、約900億円(8億5,700万ドル)になります。 この合弁会社の設立は、マレリが2019年にJohnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning (JCH) からShanghai Highly New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (HNET)の株式を取得したことに続く取り組みです。HNETは、乗用車および商用車向けEDCの成長メーカーであり、HighlyとJCHとの間で設立された合弁会社です。JCHからの株式取得によりHNETへの出資を発表した際には、HVAC事業を含め、Highlyとの間でさらなる合弁会社による提携を進める意向を表明していました。同社広報20200907


■三菱重工:グループの三菱重工冷熱株式会社(社長:菊地 剛彦、本社:東京都港区)は、加湿器「roomist(ルーミスト)」の2020年モデルであるスチームファン蒸発式4機種を9月9日から順次発売する。 同社広報20200909

◎三菱電機:クラウド上に蓄積したビル設備データの利活用を可能にする独自のスマートシティ・ビルIoTプラットフォーム「Ville-feuilleTM(ヴィルフィーユ)」を開発し、これを活用した新たなビル運用支援サービスを10月1日から順次発売します。 ロボットの円滑なビル内縦横移動を支援する「ロボット移動支援」や、遠隔でのビルのエネルギー管理、ZEB運用を支援する「エネルギーマネジメント」など、新たな社会課題解決に向けたサービスの提供により、スマートシティ・スマートビルの実現に貢献する。同社広報20200909


■シャープ:同社は長崎大学感染症共同研究拠点 安田二朗教授(兼 熱帯医学研究所教授)、同研究拠点 南保明日香教授(日本ウイルス学会理事)、および島根大学医学部 吉山裕規教授(日本ウイルス学会理事)と共同でプラズマクラスター技術搭載ウイルス試験装置を作成し、感染症研究の世界的権威である長崎大学の協力の下、空気中に浮遊する「新型コロナウイルス」にプラズマクラスターイオンを約30秒照射することにより、感染価が90%以上減少することを世界で初めて実証した。 同社広報20200907

◎パナソニック:国内電機メーカーおよび、関西圏のオフィスで初めて「WELL認証(WELL v2)」の予備認証を取得しました。今後、審査員による現地審査を経て本認証の取得を目指します。 WELL認証は、デロス社(本社:米国)により開発され、公益企業IWBI(The International WELL Building Institute)により2014年に運営を開始した、空間のデザイン・構築・運用に「人間の心と身体の健康」という視点を加え、より良い住環境の創造を目指した空間の評価システムです。 同社広報20200907


■日立JC:凍結洗浄を進化させた日立独自の新たなクリーン機能など、自宅時間をより快適に過ごすための機能を搭載した日立ルームエアコン「白くまくん」プレミアムXシリーズ全11機種を、10月末より発売開始する。 新プレミアムXシリーズは、「凍結洗浄」によるクリーン機能をさらに進化させることで、これまでお手入れが難しかった排水トレーも自動掃除が可能になりました。排水トレーまで凍結洗浄するという日立独自の機能により、エアコン内部の空気の通り道だけでなく、水の通り道も一度にまとめて自動で掃除することができる。同社広報2020903

▲ダイキン:同社は国立循環器病研究センターと、株式会社クロスエフェクトと、ニプロ株式会社の4者による開発チームを結成し、新たに純国産の医療用高性能マスク(N95 相当)を共同開発することとなりました。年内にも先ずは小量での国内生産販売開始を目指す。同社広報20200902



■三菱電機:ルームエアコン「霧ヶ峰」の新商品として、「FZシリーズ」と「Zシリーズ」計18機種を10月30日から順次発売する。「新しい生活様式」の実践により、室内で過ごす時間が増える中、ユーザーが求める空気の清潔性と快適性、省エネ性を提供する。新商品の特長=独自の空気清浄機能と清潔技術で、室内空気とエアコン内部の清潔性を維持。帯電させた水の微粒子「ピュアミスト」が、室内の空気中に含まれる菌、ウイルス、カビ菌、花粉の活動を抑制し、空気清浄と脱臭により清潔な室内環境維持に貢献。 同社広報20200901

●パナソニック:パナソニックセンター大阪(大阪市北区大深町4番20号 グランフロント大阪 南館内)は「快適なホームオフィスで趣味も楽しめるサステナブル・ライフ」を2020年9月4日(金)にオープンする。パナソニックセンター大阪は、これからの少し先の未来を考え、自然や社会環境を意識し家族みんながストレスなく健康的に過ごせるサステナブルなライフスタイルをご提案する。 同社広報2020831

■日本冷凍空調工業会:2020年7月度の家庭用エアコン(ルームエアコン)と業務用エアコン(パッケージエアコン)の国内出荷実績は各々1,463,754台 (前年同期比119%)、79,152台(同76.2%)であった。 同工業会広報20200825

●三菱電機:三菱電機グループの2019年度の環境経営の取り組み成果を「環境報告2020」として、三菱電機オフィシャルウェブサイトで本日公開する。 同社広報20200826

★象印マホービン:「清浄能力」と「低騒音」を両立した大畳数タイプの空気清浄機(PU-AA50型)を、2020年10月1日より全国の量販店にて販売を開始する。同製品は、TV通販など通信販売ルートにて試験的に昨年末より先行販売してきましたが、電気量販店、総合量販店などを中心に一般ルートにて展開を始める。 同社広報20200824

●ダイキン:経済産業省と東京証券取引所が実施する「デジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)銘柄2020」に選定されました。「DX銘柄」は、データ、デジタル技術を活用して製品やサービス、ビジネスモデルを変革するとともに、業務や組織、プロセス等を抜本的に改革し、競争上の優位性を確立する「DX」に積極的な企業を選定・公表するものです。 同社広報20200825

●ダイキン:空気にまつわる課題や悩みごと、素朴な疑問を自ら調査する『ダイキン 空気のお悩み調査隊』の活動を2011年6月より継続しています。2020年の夏は住宅の換気と熱中症対策の両立が重要です。そこで、「夏場の日中にリビングの窓開け換気をする場合、エアコンの運転はどうしたらいいの?」をテーマに、マンションの広めのリビングを使った実生活空間で、2つの調査をしました。1つ目に、窓開け換気はエアコンの消費電力にどれほどの影響を与えるのか、2つ目に、定期的な窓開け換気に合わせてエアコンの電源を小まめにオン・オフした場合と、つけっぱなしにした場合ではどちらの消費電力が低いのか、を調査し結果をまとめました。同社広報20200824


●パナソニック:2020年8月末より、業界で初めて「屋外専用冷凍庫」の受注販売を開始する。 この度発売する「屋外専用冷凍庫」は屋外においても要冷凍品の荷受けや一次保管が可能となり、店舗の省力化を実現します。特に、盗難防止対策や遠隔による温度管理など無人での受け取りや非対面の状況でも納品・保管できる機能を備えており、配送業務の効率化にも大きく貢献します。同社広報20200824

●コロナ:省エネ給湯機 "エコキュート"(自然冷媒CO2家庭用ヒートポンプ給湯機、CHP-HXE37AY3ほか)が、「第14回 キッズデザイン賞」の「子どもたちを産み育てやすいデザイン部門」において、「キッズデザイン賞」を受賞した。キッズデザイン賞は、「子どもたちが安全に、そして安心して暮らす」「子どもたちが感性や創造性豊かに育つ」「子どもを産み育てやすい社会をつくる」という目的を満たす、製品・サービス・空間・活動・研究の中から優れた作品を選び、広く社会に発信していくことを目的に2007年に創設されました。 同社広報20200821

■COWAY CO., LTDは、空気清浄機「AIRMEGA(エアメガ)」シリーズの新商品として、 『AIRMEGA 150』を2020年8月27日(木)より日本国内にて発売する。韓国を始め世界40カ国で展開しており、2018年9月に日本へ本格参入した。2020年1月~6月には、国内にて前年同期比300%以上の売り上げを達成するなど、好調な販売台数を維持している。この度、自宅で過ごす時間が増加し、室内の空気環境へ注目が高まる中、新商品AIRMEGA 150』を発売いたします。2020年9月1日(火)からは、新宿マルイ本館1階の最新ガジェット体験型ストア「b8ta(ベータ)」で『AIRMEGA 150』を展示・販売する予定であり、本商品のデザインや機能を実際に体験いただける貴重な場となっています。同社広報20200819

■パナソニック : 上質で居心地の良い空間を追求した個人住宅向けホームエレベーターの新製品「1414ソフィーネH」を2020年9月1日に受注開始します。搭乗時に閉塞感を感じにくく、エレベーターの外からルーム内の様子を伺うことも可能です。さらに、脱臭効果に優れた天井埋込形ナノイー発生機「エアイー」を標準装備。併せて、エレベーターの利用者がよく触れる手すりや床、大型操作ボタンには抗菌処理を施しました。 同社広報20200819

■パナソニック:19日、広東省に空気清浄機などを生産する新工場を建設すると発表した。除菌脱臭機の現地生産も開始し、2021年に空気清浄機などを含む空調事業の売上高を2019年比で2倍をめざす。 投資額は約30億円で、2021年の稼働をめざす。日経20200819

■パナソニック:2021年モデル フル暖エアコン UXシリーズ 9月下旬発売予定。 パナソニックエアコン「エオリア」 2021年モデル UXシリーズ、暖房能力 No.1。-25℃~50℃の環境でもしっかりと冷暖房。 カビに強い、ハイブリッドエネチャージ搭載のプレミアムモデル。国内家庭用エアコン2.5・2.8kWクラスにおいて。暖房低温能力が、CS-UX251D2=7.6kW、CS-UX281D2=9.0kW。同社広報 20200818

■パナソニック:2021年モデル フル暖エアコン TXシリーズ 9月下旬発売予定。パナソニックエアコン「エオリア」 2021年モデル TXシリーズ、 よりカビに強く。暖気チャージ搭載、奥行きコンパクトモデル。寒さが厳しい冬でも足元からぽかぽか、室温も低下しにくい。【エアコン】カビに強い暖気チャージ搭載奥行きコンパクトモデル。同社広報20200818

■パナソニック:同社、東京大学、凸版印刷、日立製作所、ミライズテクノロジーズは、2020年8月17日に、「先端システム技術研究組合(略称ラース、RaaS)」を設立する。RaaSは、データ駆動型社会を支えるシステムに必要な専用チップのデザインプラットフォームを構築し、オープンアーキテクチャを展開することで、専用チップの開発効率を10倍高めます。さらに、3次元集積技術を研究開発し、最新の7 nm CMOSで製造したチップを同一パッケージ内に積層実装することで、エネルギー効率を10倍高めます。同社広報20200817

■富士通ゼネラル:開発プロセスの革新と新技術の実用化を促進するため「Advanced Engineering Lab」を川崎本社ICC内に新設し、8月より順次稼働を開始しています。投資総額は約5億円です。 空調機の開発プロセスで発生する様々な課題の抽出は、技術の複雑化に伴い困難になってきています。当社は最新の設備導入により技術課題の見える化を進め、初期段階における問題解決のスピードアップにつなげます。また、気流や騒音、振動などを可視化したデータとシミュレーションを活用し、試作・評価を効率化する。 同社広報20200806

■富士通ゼネラル:パロマのグループ会社であるRheem社との共同開発の第一弾として、両社の技術を融合したマルチポジションタイプの全館空調方式エアコンを開発し、北米向けに8月25日より発売する。 北米の家庭用空調機市場において、当社の主力製品である個別空調方式のエアコンの需要は過去5年間で年率約16%と高い伸長を続けています。また、同地域で主流の全館空調方式のエアコンの需要も年率約4%と堅調に推移しています。当社とリーム社は、戦略的パートナーシップに基づき2017年より相互OEM供給を開始し、双方の製品ラインアップを拡充・補完してきました。今回共同開発した機種は、当社が開発した室外機とリーム社が開発した室内機のハイブリッド製品です。当社製をベースとした室外機は、一般的な全館空調方式の室外機に比べてコンパクトながら最大能力4ton(13.6kW)まで対応し、静音性に優れ、リーム社製をベースとした室内機は、北米で主流のマルチポジションタイプで設置性に優れています。両社の技術を融合した省エネ性・静音性・快適性に優れた製品4機種を新たにラインアップに加え、北米市場でのさらなる販売拡大をめざす。同社広報20200805

●三菱重工業:2020年7月22日、「女性の職業生活に関する法律」(女性活躍推進法)に基づき、女性活躍推進に一定基準で優良な貢献をしている企業を厚生労働大臣が認定する「えるぼし」認定で、 "三つ星"を獲得した。同社広報20200806

■東芝キヤリア:ビル用マルチエアコン冷暖切替型ハイグレードクラスの新モデルとして「スーパーマルチuシリーズ高効率S仕様」(全22機種)を2020年10月に発売する。新モデルでは、ビル用マルチエアコン冷暖切替型ハイグレードクラスとしてトップクラスの省エネ性能を実現。更には外気温41℃まで定格冷房能力を維持すると共に近年多発する大型台風、震災等の自然災害を考慮して室外機筐体構造を強化する等、製品仕様のタフネス化を図りました。スーパーマルチuシリーズは、様々なお客様のご要望、社会ニーズにお応えする新コンセプトモデルとして順次シリーズ展開を図ってまいります。 同社広報20200805

★アイリスオーヤマ: 2020年12月期のグループ全体の売上高が前期比40%増の7千億円になる見通しだと発表した。日経20200804

★CJ第一製糖: 韓国最大手の食品メーカー、CJ第一製糖が日本の食品工場を買収し冷凍餃子などの国内販売を進めている。日経産業202000806





■富士通ゼネラル:業界トップクラスの高い暖房能力に加え、熱交換器加熱除菌などの機能も充実した寒冷地向けエアコン「ゴク暖ノクリア」ZNシリーズを8月31日より発売する。 低温暖房能力9.4kWと業界トップクラスの高い暖房能力を発揮し、外気温が低い時でも室内をしっかりと暖める。同社広報20200731

■三菱電機:2020 年度第 1 四半期(2020 年 4 月から 2020 年 6 月までの 3 ヵ月)<連結>売上高 8,581 億円 (前年同期比 82%)、営業利益 202 億円 (前年同期比 37%)純利益 271 億円 (前年同期比 45%)。家庭電器:同事業は国内外での空調機器の減少や円高の影響などにより、売上高は前年同期比 80%の 2,373 億円、営業利益は135 億円。同社広報20200730

■パナソニック:単相200 Vに対応した簡易設置が可能な極微細ミスト噴霧機「グリーンAC Flex」大容量タイプを2020年8月から発売する。今回、品名を「グリーンAC Flex」に改め、機器ボックスを単相200 V対応に強化した大容量タイプをラインアップに加えて展開を開始する。単相200 Vに対応することで、ノズルユニットを従来の5個から、最大15個まで接続できるようになり、スタジアムや道路など大規模な屋外空間においても効率的にクールスポットを形成することが可能になる。同社広報20200729


■ダイキン: WEBセミナー「コロナ禍における“熱中症対策”と“上手な換気の方法”」を7月21日に開催した。7月22日にダイキン工業公式YouTubeチャンネルにて、同セミナーの動画を一般公開した。同社広報20200722

■三菱電機:AI技術「MaisartⓇ(マイサート)」を用いて、世界で初めて、車載機器やロボットなどのさまざまな機器が複数のセンサーを用いて収集した情報(マルチモーダルセンシング情報)から周囲の状況を理解し、人と自然な言葉で円滑な意思疎通ができる「Scene-Aware Interaction(シーン・アウェア インタラクション)技術」を開発した。今回、本技術の適用に向けたアプリケーションの一つとして、人と車載機器が自然な言葉で対話する経路案内システムを構築した。同社広報20200722






★ソニー:インナーウェア装着型 ウェアラブルサーモデバイス「REON POCKET(レオンポケット)」の一般販売を7月1日より開始する。本商品は、本体を専用インナーウェアの首元にあるポケットに装着し、スマートフォンアプリで操作することで、本体接触部分の体表面を冷やしたり温めたりすることのできる新しいタイプのウェアラブルデバイスです。同社広報20200701

■ダイキン:コードレス脱臭機『LOOP STREAMER(ループストリーマ)』を6月30日10:00から、ポータブルエアコン『Carrime(キャリミー)』を7月3日10:00から自社ウェブサイト『DAIKIN LAUNCH X(ダイキン ローンチ エックス)』で発売する。空気に対する関心がこれまで以上に高まる中、「IAQ(Indoor Air Quality、室内空気質)」を改善する製品の開発に向けて、多くのユーザーの意見をもとにアイデアを磨いていく。同社広報2020630

■アイリスオーヤマ:取付工事不要で設置できる「ポータブルクーラー」を2020年7月7日より順次発売します。全国の家電量販店、ホームセンターなどを中心に発売し、初年度2万台の販売を目指します。 同製品はエアコン配管穴が無く設置が難しい場所や、一時的に部屋を涼しくしたいキッチンやガレージなど、これまでエアコンの設置が難しかった場所で使用できる。同社広報20200629






■オリオン機械: エアコンや精密空調機を使いながら、屋内の換気ができる外気処理空調機「フレッシュエコキューブ AECシリーズ」を8月20日に発売する。外の空気を取り込み、建物内の空気との温度差を埋めて、空気を循環させる。電源を使わずに空気を冷やしたり温めたりする熱交換器を採用することで、省エネ性能を高めた。価格は616万円から。年間100台の販売を目指す。日経20200618


■ダイキン: 2022年末、大阪・梅田地区に阪神電気鉄道などが建設中の「大阪梅田ツインタワーズ・サウス」に本社を移転予定。日経20200618


■ダイキン:同社とWASSHA 株式会社(ワッシャ・以下 WASSHA)は、エアコンのサブスクリプション事業を行う新会社「Baridi Baridi 株式会社(バリディバリディ)」を設立した。 ダイキン工業が持つ、耐久性に優れ、高効率で環境負荷が低いエアコンとサービス網の 構築力、WASSHA が持つ、モバイルマネーを経由した料金回収技術と東アフリカでビジネ スを展開するノウハウを活用し、ユーザーが日・週・月ごとに使用料をスマートフォンで支 払うことで、エアコンを使用したいときだけ使用できるサブスクリプションを事業化する。東大関連ベンチャーである WASSHA との協業は、ダイキン工業が 2018 年 12 月に東京大学と締結した産学協創協定のテーマである「ベンチャー企業との協業を通じ た新たな価値の社会実装」に取り組む中で実現したもの。同社広報20200616




■富士通ゼネラル: オーストラリア販売子会社Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Ltd.(が、「TRUSTED BRANDS AUSTRALIA 2020」(以下「TRUSTED BRAND」)のエアコンカテゴリーにおいて、最優秀となる「WINNER」に選出された。FG(Aust.)は昨年に続き3 年連続、3 度目の受賞となる。同社広報20200610


■ダイキン: 2021年度からタンザニアで、エアコンを1日あたり130円程度で使えるサービスを始める。スタートアップのワッシャ(東京・文京)が現地で展開する決済システムを使い、小売店や飲食店に導入を促す。製品の良さを伝えて最終的には購入につなげる。アフリカ市場では中韓メーカーの格安品が先行しており、ダイキンは低価格の新サービスでブランド浸透を急ぐ。日経20200605

■ダイキン:新たな外部協創の形として、ユニークな事業や技術を有するスタートアップ企業からテーマに基づくアイデアを公募し、短期間で同社との共同PoCの実行や出資検討へ繋げるイベント「Daikin Venture Summit」を開催する。 書類選考及び最終審査会のアイデア提案を経て、優れたアイデアに対しては、同社との共同PoCを検討するとともに、PoCに必要な費用(最大500万円)や検証場所(当社オフィスやコワーキングスペース「point 0 marunouchi」など)を提供する。さらに、特に優れたアイデアを提案したスタートアップ企業に対しては、同社 CVC室及び本イベントに賛同頂いているベンチャーキャピタルからの出資を検討する。 同社広報20200603


■三菱電機:経営戦略発表=世界経済の先行きは、同感染症が景気に著しい悪影響を及ぼすと考えられる。経済成長率は 前年度と比べて大幅に減速することが見込まれ、当社の業績にも大きな影響を 与えるものと想定している。雇用維持を基本としつつ、収束までの期間が長期化する場合にも、業績への影響が極小化できるよう対応しく。2020年度は、100周年を迎える節目の年です。新たな 価値観を我々自身の働き方にも取り入れていくとともに、グループ内外の力を結集し、変化する需要への対応や社会課題解決に全力で取り組んでいく。同社広報20200601


■ダイキン:東京大学発のスタートアップ企業、Nature Architects株式会社が実施した第三者割当増資を引き受け、1億5000万円を出資した。Nature Architectsは、工業製品を構成する硬い部品に振動を吸収できる弾力性を付与したり、製品の可動部をビスやヒンジといった部品に分けることなく一体で設計・製造したりするための独自の設計技術「Direct Functional Modeling(ダイレクトファンクショナルモデリング」を開発・提供する会社です。同社広報20200529

■三菱重工:中部電力株式会社と共同開発した循環加温ヒートポンプ「Q-ton Circulation(キュートン サーキュレーション)」で、公益社団法人 日本冷凍空調学会による第47回(2019年)の「技術賞」を受賞した。冷媒R454C(GWP146)を採用し、環境負荷を大幅に低減するとともに、業界初となる外気温度マイナス20℃の環境下でも75℃の温水を取り出せるようにしたことなどが、技術的に高く評価されたものです。同社広報20200528


■木村工機:新製品 冷温水式「大温度差ファンコイルユニット」を発売した。新開発「分流コイル」と2つの電動バルブを搭載し、優れた水量制御で年間を通じて大温度差Δt10Kを確保します。水量の適正化により、ポンプ・熱源の消費電力を抑え、配管を細径化できる。同社広報20200527

■三菱電機:付加価値の高い新たな製品やサービスの創出を目指し、当社の統合IoT「ClariSense(クラリセンス)」を構築し、当社および当社グループ内に展開します。 「ClariSense」は、総合電機メーカーとして当社が強みとするさまざまな機器に対する知見や当社AI技術「MaisartⓇ(マイサート)」、セキュリティーなどの技術資産を、IoTシステム統一設計ガイドラインやソリューションライブラリなどに統合、一元的に整備したもので、今後さらに拡充する。「ClariSense」を当社グループ内で共有・活用することで、迅速なIoTシステム・ソリューションの開発が可能となり、付加価値の高い新たな製品やサービスを創出してく。同社広報20200528

★シャープ:独自のAIoTプラットフォームを活用したサービスとして初めて、大阪ガス、ノーリツ、リンナイのガス給湯器、および大阪ガスの家庭用燃料電池エネファームといった他社機器との連携を5月28日から開始する。 これにより、シャープのスマートライフアプリ「COCORO HOME」で外出先のスマートフォンからお風呂を沸かしたり、帰宅時に複数の家電と給湯器をまとめて操作したりするなど、生活シーンに応じた便利な一括操作が可能になる。同社広報20200528

▲アクア(Haier Japan): 冷凍・チルド・冷蔵の3温度帯を自由に設定できる、スタイリッシュなファン式フリーザー『COOL CABINET』を 2020 年 6 月 3 日(水)に発売する。同社広報20200527

■富士通ゼネラル:身に着けることで体を効率的に冷却するウェアラブルエアコンCómodo gear(コモドギア)を、国内の企業を対象に6 月より順次提供開始する。主な提供先としては、警備業や建設業、工場、イベント会場といった炎天下や空調が届かない環境で作業が必要となる業種を想定している。同社広報20200527

■ダイキン:ルームエアコン『risora(リソラ)』の室内機正面パネルを好みの色や柄にカスタマイズできる有料オプションサービス『risora Custom Style(リソラ カスタム スタイル)』を2020年6月10日より新しいラインアップに刷新する。「RELAX」「NATURAL」「SUNNY」などカテゴリーに分け、推奨色25色を厳選した。同社広報20200526

■パナソニック:「知的財産に関する新型コロナウイルス感 染症対策支援宣言」の趣旨に賛同し、すべての個人および団体に対し、新型コロナウイル ス感染症のまん延終結を唯一の目的とした行為について、パナソニック株式会社またはパ ナソニックIPマネジメント株式会社が保有する特許権・実用新案権・意匠権・著作権の権利行使を、一定期間行なわないことを宣言した。同社広報2020525




■パナソニック: パナソニックは、エンドツーエンドのサプライチェーン・ソフトウェアの専門企業で ある Blue Yonder(ブルーヨンダー)に戦略的株式投資(20%)を行うことを決定した。Blue Yonder のソリューションは、世界の製造業の上位 100 社のうち 70 社、 世界の小売業者の上位 100 社のうち 73 社、および世界のサードパーティロジスティク ス企業(3PL)の上位 10 社のうち 8 社で使用されています。同社広報20200520

■三菱電機:自動車・電気電子部品・食品・医薬品・衛生用品等の業界向けに、衝突検知などの安全機能を備えた人と共に作業ができる協働ロボット「MELFA ASSISTA」と、本ロボットの導入・立ち上げを容易にするプログラム作成ツール「RT VisualBox」を5月21日に発売する。柔軟な対応と生産性向上、TCO(Total Cost of Ownership:総保有コスト)削減と共に、製造現場における作業者間の距離確保という新たな課題の解決にも貢献する。同社広報20200520


■富士通ゼネラル:欧州向けの中小規模店舗・ オフィス用マルチエアコンJ シリーズ15機種およびビル用マルチエアコンV シリーズ5機種を今月中旬より発売する。同社広報20200518

■クボタ:日々奮闘されている医療機関や自治体の皆様に対して、少しでも安心して働いていただける環境づくりにお役立ていただきたいとの思いから、同社が製造販売している業務用加湿空気清浄機 「ピュアウォッシャー」を50台寄贈する。同社広報20200518


■ダイキン:人の生体情報から解析した在室や就寝・起床の状況を離れた場所からスマートフォンで確認でき、状況に応じてエアコンを自動制御できるルームエアコン連動型見守りシステム『Daikin Support Life(ダイキンサポートライフ)』を2020年5月15日より発売する。『Daikin Support Life』は、離れて暮らす親に頻繁に会いづらく毎日電話するなどしていた家族の負担や、過度に干渉されることにストレスを感じる親などのニーズに応える新たなシステムです。同社広報20200515

■パナソニック:小規模建築物向けの小型エレベーターの新製品「VSシリーズ」を2020年6月1日に発売します。なお、本製品はパナソニック ホームエレベーター株式会社(以下:パナソニック ホームエレベーター)からパナソニック エレベーターへの社名変更後、初の新製品です。同社広報20200515

■ダイキン:オフィス・店舗における換気の情報をまとめたWEBコンテンツ「上手な換気の方法 ~オフィス・店舗編~」を5月14日に当社WEBサイト上で公開した。本コンテンツでは、 (1)小型店舗 <道路に面した戸建ての飲食店・ショップなど>、(2)小型~中型のオフィス <おおむね10階建て以下の小・中規模ビルに入っているオフィス>、(3)窓が開かない大型ビルの中にあるオフィスや店舗、の3つに分けて紹介しています。同社広報20200514

★パナソニック:食に関する新たな発見や楽しみを共創するWebコミュニティサービス「EATPICK」を5月12日から開設する。 自分が食べたものを記録したり、他人が公開したレシピを閲覧したりできる。食品メーカーなどが参加するEC(電子商取引)機能もある。将来的に100万人の会員を目指す。消費が主力の家電など「モノ」から「コト」に広がる中、新たなビジネス機会を探る狙い。同社広報20200512

■ダイキン:2020年3月期の連結業績(2019年4月1日~2020年3月31日)、売上高は2兆5,503億5百万円(前期比 2.8%増)となりました。営業利益は2,655億13百万円(前期 比3.9%減)、経常利益は2,690億25百万円(前期比2.9%減)、当期純利益は1,707億31百万円(前期比9.7%減)となりま した。セグメントごとの経営成績は次のとおりです。空調・冷凍機事業 空調・冷凍機事業セグメント合計の売上高は、前期比3.9%増の2兆3,091億16百万円、営業利益は、前期 比0.6%減の2,361億84百万円でした。同社広報20200512


■三菱電機: 2019 年度(2020 年 3 月期)の概況<連結>売上高 4 兆 4,625 億円 (前年度比 99%) 営業利益 2,596 億円 (前年度比 89%) 税引前当期純利益 2,819 億円 (前年度比 89%) 親会社株主に帰属する 当期純利益 2,218 億円 (前年度比 98%)。家庭電器=売上高 1 兆 902 億円 102% 営業利益782 億円。 北米市場ではダクトレス空調の需要が増加し、欧州市場ではヒートポンプ式温水暖房の需要が拡大した。また国内市場で は学校向けの業務用空調の需要増加などがありました。このような状況の中、同事業は国内・ 北米・欧州向け空調機器の増加により、売上高が前年度比 102%の 1 兆 902 億円となりまし た。営業利益は、売上高の増加や費用改善などにより、前年度比 187 億円増加の 782 億円となった。同社広報20200511

★IHI:グループ会社のIHIアグリテック(以下「IAT」)は,オゾンと高性能HEPAフィルタによる空気清浄機『オゾンエアクリアeZ-100』等のオゾン関連製品において,医療関係他に多くの販売実績がありますが,このほど,『eZ-100』等を用いて室内に陰圧下での隔離エリアを作ることが可能な簡易陰圧テントを開発し,販売を開始しました。 本製品と組み合わせて使用する『eZ-100』等のオゾンエアクリアは,2003年の発売以来,病院・クリニック,老健施設・幼稚園・保育園等に,約15,000台の販売実績があります。静電式HEPAフィルタを使用している為、最も捕集しにくい0.3μmの物質を99.97%以上捕捉することが可能。同社広報2020508

★ハイアール(Japan):-20℃~5℃まで 1℃単位で温度 調節が可能な変温室「セレクトゾーン」を搭載し、クラス最大 127Lの大容量冷凍室を実現する新商品、262L 冷凍冷蔵庫を、2020 年 5 月 15 日より全国の家電量販店、ホームセンター、GMS、WEB 通販などで順次発売する。同社広報20200511


■ダイキン:このたび男女500人を対象に「換気に対する実態調査」を実施しました。調査では、コロナ禍で換気に対する関心が高くなったという人は約8割にのぼり、自宅で換気ができているという人も7割を超えました。一方、自宅の24時間換気システムを使用していない、あるいは使用しているか分からない人や、「ほとんどのエアコンで換気ができない」ということを知らなかった人も半数以上いました。英語版 “Expert Ventilation Methods” を制作し、4月30日に公開した。同社広報20200430

■2020年中国冷凍展:正式調整後の開催予定・会場は2020年8月19日〜21日、重慶国際博覧センター。出典:ChinaIOL 20200429


★バルミューダ:オーディオ機器事業に参入すると発表した。音楽に合わせて内部のライトが光るワイヤレススピーカー「BALMUDA The Speaker」を6月中旬から販売する。まずは国内で販売し、今後は韓国や米国などへの展開も視野に入れる。日経20200422


■パナソニック:新型コロナウイルス感染の長期化とそれに 伴う医療物資等の不足は深刻な状況です。当社のリソース を最大限活用し、下記のとおり、医療物資等不足する物資の提供および生産支援をはじめとする様々な支援について、可能なものから速やかに進めてまいります。主な支援内容 (1)同社が事業活動等で備蓄している、医療用手袋、医療用ゴーグル、防塵服、N95 マス ク、ゴム手袋等、医療用に転用可能な物資を寄付する。 (2)マスクの自社生産。 (3)次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」の医療機関への提供。(4)クリーンルームの提供 (5)移動型除菌ソリューション HOSPI-mist の提供。同社広報2020420





■三菱電機: NAGASE グループのナガセケムテックス株式会社および長瀬産業株式会社と、三菱電機株式会社の 3 社は、三菱電機が保有する、空気の膜で粉じんやほこり、 汚れなどの付着を抑えるコーティング技術「スマートエアコーティング®」を活用した、新 しい防じんコーティング剤(塗料)の共同開発に合意した。三菱電機が基礎技術を提供し、 ナガセケムテックスが製品を開発・製造、長瀬産業がマーケティングおよび販売を行う。三菱電機は、自社のルームエアコンやダクト用換気扇などへ適用している。同社広報20200421






■ダイキン:シリコンバレーのスタートアップ企業であるLocix Inc.が実施した第三者割当増資を引き受け、約200万ドル(約2億1600万円)を出資した。Locixは、屋内における測位技術と高度なAI(人工知能)、Wi-Fi(無線LAN)を組み合わせて活用し、位置データや空間データ、画像データを取得・解析することにより、多様な空間における実用的なソリューションを提供している。本出資により、空調機の遠隔監視サービスにおいて、従来は手作業で設定・確認を行っていたエアコン室内機の位置情報をLocixの精度の高い位置測位技術LPS(Local Positioning System)で自動測定し、据付現場の工数削減をめざす。世界のスタートアップ企業を対象に2024年までの5年間で110億円の出資枠を設定しており、Locixへの出資は初めての海外企業への出資となる。同社広報20200416

■ダイキン:同社が出資する株式会社point0は、運営するコワーキングスペース「point 0 marunouchi」において、この度2020年3月に「WELL認証(WELL v2)」の予備認証を取得した。今回のWELL認証取得は出資しているオカムラ及びパナソニックとともに、3社の異なる得意分野、空調、ファニチャー、照明におけるノウハウ・技術・商品を駆使することで実現した。 同社広報20200415

■三菱重工:インドネシアの首都ジャカルタに現地法人のPT. MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES INDONESIA(尼国三菱重工業株式会社)を設立した。同社広報20200415



〇三菱重工: 1970年に登場して本年で50周年を迎えた家庭用ルームエアコン"ビーバーエアコン"と業務用エアコンを対象に、女優の北川景子さんを起用したCMを刷新し順次放送を開始する。家庭用エアコンのCMは、2001年以来約20年ぶりとなる。同社広報20200409


■三菱電機:スウェーデン王国において、欧州の現地法人であるMitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.(三菱電機ヨーロッパ、本社:オランダ)を通じ、同国の空調冷熱機器代理店である AQS PRODUKTER AB(本社:ヨーテボリ)の全株式を4月1日に取得しました。同社広報20200402

■日本電産:オーストリア現地法人を通じて、コンプレッサー製造・販売事業を営むセコップ・オーストリアと、2020 年 3 月 31 日、同社のデルタ型コンプレッサー製造業の事業譲受契約を締結しました。当社はデルタ型コンプレッサー事業に従事する約 40 名の従業員を引き受け、冷蔵庫用コンプレッサー事業をさらに強化する。同社広報20200401

★パナソニック:新ハイブリッド構成により洗濯物の真下にも設置できるコンパクト設計の衣類乾燥除湿機 F-YHTX90を5月下旬より発売する。当社のハイブリッド方式の衣類乾燥除湿機は年中効率よく衣類乾燥ができることが好評で、2005年に発売以来累計販売台数100万台を突破しました。また、「ナノイー X」搭載で部屋干し臭のもととなる菌を除菌し、部屋干し臭を抑制する。さらに、衣類乾燥をしていない時も、「ナノイー X」を活用して部屋や衣類、寝具をケアできるモードを搭載した。同社広報20200331

■富士通ゼネラル: 国内向け家庭用エアコン ノクリアSVシリーズ、海外向け業務用エアコン天井吊り下げタイプ室内機が、世界三大デザイン賞の一つである「レッドドット デザインアワード2020」を受賞した。同社広報20200330

★パナソニック:は、株式会社トクヤマの 100%子会社である株式会社エクセルシャノンに出資することが決定しました。パナソニックはエクセルシャノンの発行済株式の 49%を取得する。エクセルシャノンは、日本で初めて純国産樹脂サッシを製造販売した樹脂サッシ専業メーカーです。今後、パナソニックのハウジングシステム事業部が持つ建築資材の販路などを活用し樹脂サッシ市場の拡大を図る。同社広報20200325





■三菱重工:ベトナムにおける空調機市場の販売強化に着手します。安定的な経済成長を背景とした購買市場の拡大を受けたもので、3月にはベトナム市場でも最大級の需要増が見込めるインバーター機能を搭載したルームエアコンを投入。併せて、現地の有名ベトナム代表サッカー選手をCMキャラクターに起用するなど、三菱重工ブランドイメージ強化もはかる。冷媒には環境に配慮したR32を使用。 2013~2018年の6年間に空調市場規模が倍増して200万台を超え、今後も年率8~10%の成長が持続するとみられる。同社広報20200319

■三菱電機:同社は、設計事務所・建設業・設備業向けに、設備設計時の当社製空調・換気機器の選定作業の自動化により建築フローの生産性向上に貢献する「空調・換気機器設備設計支援アプリケーション」を4月から提供開始する。 同社広報20200316


■ダイキン:ダイキン工業江坂ビルにおいて、ビル改修物件として国内で初めて、CASBEEウェルネスオフィス評価認証のAランクを取得しまた、省エネルギーに対する取組みであるBELS評価認証「ZEB Ready」も併せて取得し、オフィス利用者の「健康・快適」とオフィスの「省エネ」の両立を実現した。同社広報20200312


■パナソニック : 将来の成長が見込めないとして事業から撤退することを決めた。パナソニックは1969年から主に飲料の自動販売機を生産していて、売り上げで国内3位以内に入るシェア。2015年からは業務用の冷蔵庫を手がける群馬県の工場に生産を移して効率化を進めてきた。自動販売機のビジネスは人口減少に加えて主要な商品である缶コーヒーがコンビニで販売されるコーヒーとの厳しい競争にさらされている。また、低価格で飲料を販売するスーパーやドラッグストアの攻勢にもさらされてきた。このためパナソニックは将来の成長が見込めないとして、ことし中に自動販売機の生産を停止し、事業から撤退することした。NHK News Web20200228



■パナソニック:ソーラー事業戦略に沿 って、バッファロー工場(米ニューヨーク州)における、太陽電池のセル、モジュールの 生産を停止することについて決定しました。当社は 2020 年 5 月末に生産を停止し、 同年 9 月末にバッファロー工場から撤退する予定です。 同社広報20200228

■HVAC&R JAPAN 2020:HVAC&R JAPAN 2020は、この度の国内外での新型コロナウイルスの感染が拡大する状況を鑑み、開催中止を正式に決定した。一般日本冷凍空調工業会 20200221

◎ダイキン:沖縄県南城市の琉球ゴルフ倶楽部で開催される恒例の日本女子プロゴルフツアーの開幕戦『ダイキンオーキッドレディスゴルフトーナメント』は、3月5日(木)から8日(日)の4日間とも無観客で競技を実施することになりました。大会事務局では、この度の新型コロナウィルス感染拡大を受けて、慎重に検討を重ねてまいりました。2020年は東京オリンピックを控えたシーズンでもあり、できる限りの対策を講じ開催を模索してきましたが、ギャラリー、選手、ボランティアのみなさまの安全確保の観点から、無観客で大会を開催することといたしました。 観戦を楽しみにされていたギャラリーのみなさまには、何卒ご理解を賜りますよう、お願い申し上げます。なお、テレビ放映については予定通りTBS系列地上波放送、BS、CSの各放送にてお送りいたします。同社広報20200219




■ダイキン:ポータブルエアコン『Carrime(キャリミー)』が、世界的に権威のあるデザイン賞「iFデザインアワード2020(iF DESIGN AWARD 2020)」を受賞した。同社広報20200213

■パナソニック:家庭内の様々な家電や住宅設備機器をインターネットにつなげて連携させる「HOME IoT」の中核機器「AiSEG2(アイセグ2)」のバージョンアップを行い、2020年3月24日に発売する。 「AiSEG2」につながる機器数を従来の26社34機器から、業界トップクラスの28社、業界NO.1の37機器に拡大した。同社広報20200213

■ダイキン:経営成績に関する説明 当第3四半期連結累計期間(2019年4月1日~12月31日)売上高は1兆9,513億74百万円(前年同期比4.1%増)、営業利益は2,191億21百万円(前年同期比2.5%増)、経常利益は2,240億36百万円(前年同期比 3.8%増)、純利益は1,480億24百万円(前年同期比1.2%減)となりました。①空調・冷凍機事業 空調・冷凍機事業セグメント合計の売上高は、前年同期比5.3%増の1兆7,766億25百万円、営業利益 は、前年同期比6.7%増の1,977億86百万円となりました。同社広報20200212


■パナソニック:超高効率ガスヒートポンプエアコンU形「GHP XAIR(エグゼア)Ⅲ」を開発し、2020年4月初旬から順次販売します。当社は、本製品により事務所ビル、商業施設、学校、病院、工場など幅広いお客様の事業活動を支援していきます。ガスヒートポンプエアコン(GHP)は今年で発売35周年を迎えます。同社広報20200204




■富士通ゼネラル:2019年4月1日から2019年12月31日までは、電子デバイスは減収と なりましたが、空調機および情報通信システムの売上が増加し、連結売上高は1,806億円(前年同期比 11.6%増)。営業利益は53億円(同42.4%増)、経常利益は59億円(同22.6%増)、純利益は29億円(同14.0%増)。 同社広報20200128



■ダイキン: 2017年に「空気で答えを出すプロジェクト」をスタートし、「空気の課題」を解決するさまざまな取り組みを行ってきた。首都圏在住の男女400人を対象に、「冬の睡眠時における空気の困りごとと寝室環境調査」を行った。同社広報20290127

■三菱電機:2020年4月1日付で、鉄道車両用機器などを製造・販売する当社子会社の東洋電機株式会社(英文名称:Toyo Electric Corporation)の社名を、三菱電機社会インフラ機器株式会社(英文名称:Mitsubishi Electric Public Utility Equipment Corporation)に変更する。同社広報20200127


■三菱電機:全熱交換形換気機器「ロスナイ」発売50周年記念モデルとして「DC(直流)ブラシレスモーター」搭載による業界最高の機外静圧により送風性能を高め、設計自由度と省エネ性を向上した「業務用ロスナイ 天井埋込形 標準タイプ」11機種を2020年7月に発売する。あわせて、業界で初めてのリニューアル専用機種「業務用ロスナイ 天井埋込形リニューアル専用タイプ」16機種も発売する。同社広報20200123


■三菱電機:2030年に向けた同社グループの温室効果ガス削減目標が、「パリ協定」における「地球の気温上昇を産業革命前の気温と比べて2℃未満に維持する」ための科学的な根拠に基づいた目標であると承認され、SBT(Science Based Targets)イニシアチブの認定を取得しましたのでお知らせします。スコープ1+2=2030年までに温室効果ガス排出量を2016年度基準で18%削減。スコープ3=2030年までに温室効果ガス排出量を2018年度基準で15%削減。同社広報20200117

■パナソニック:電解水技術で作る次亜塩素酸の力で高い除菌・脱臭効果を発揮する次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」水道直結タイプを2020年4月1日より発売する。水道直結型にすることで自動給水が可能となり、日常のメンテナンスが、毎日から1ヶ月に1度と大幅に削減できる。「ジアイーノ」で使われている次亜塩素酸技術には30年以上の歴史があります。1987年から三洋電機が培ってきた次亜塩素酸技術に、パナソニックのフィルター技術などを応用し、除菌や脱臭に特化した「業務用ジアイーノ」を2013年に発売。また、2019年11月に健康・養老に関心の高まっている中国でも「業務用ジアイーノ」を発売した。同社広報20200116


■トヨタ・パナソニック: 住宅事業を統合した新会社「プライムライフテクノロジーズ」が7日に発足した。トヨタホームとパナソニックホームズ、ミサワホームの住宅メーカー3社に加えて、パナソニック建設エンジニアリング(東京都品川区)と松村組(東京都千代田区)を傘下に置く。トヨタがけん引するモビリティー社会やパナソニックのIoT(モノのインターネット)家電・設備の知見を融合。街全体で、暮らしの新たな価値やサービスの創出を目指していく。日経20200108

■パナソニック: 7日、米で開催中の世界最大のデジタル技術見本市「CES」で、米国で「もう一度家電をやり直す時期が来た」と話し、サービスを紐(ひも)付けた新家電を展開する考えを示した。家庭内の機器をインターネットでつなぐプラットフォーム「ホームX」を推進。家電事業が米国売上高に占める割合は5%にも満たない。日経20200108


■ダイキン:社長 兼 CEO 年頭あいさつ(要旨)=2020年ダイキン工業グループ年頭方針。昨年の年頭方針では「3つの協創」を行動指針に掲げましたが、本年はこれを具体的なアクションプランまで落とし込み、徹底した実行と成果創出を求めます。1つ目は「顧客との協創」です。プロダクトアウトの発想を排し、「顧客の声を真に聴き取る」カスタマーインの行動が肝要です。2つ目は「外部との協創」です。自前の独自技術を絶えず磨き続けるとともに、その技術を外部技術と融合し、新たな技術・商品・サービス・ビジネスモデルを、他社に先駆けて事業化します。3つ目は「グループ内の協創」です。開発・調達・生産・販売・サービスなど各機能が一体となった有機的な事業運営に加え、本社とグローバル拠点間の連携強化が重要です。同社広報20200106

■三菱重工業:社長年頭挨拶(抜粋)=2020年はこれまでの成果を基盤に、引き続き経営課題の解決に取り組むとともに、成長に向けて踏み出していく年にしたい。当社グループのミッションは「社会の課題解決に、私たちの持つ技術、リソース、ネットワークを活用してソリューションを提案していく」こと。三菱重工グループはone teamです。「着眼大局着手小局」「スピード」「一人称」「チームワーク」が大事です。ONE MHIとしてシナジーを発揮していきましょう。2020年は三菱創業150周年です。2020年を第二の創業と捉えて、「日に新たに。日々に新たに。」という言葉の通り、新たな一歩を踏み出したいと思います。同社広報20200106





■ 三菱電機:一般財団法人省エネルギーセンターが主催する2019年度省エネ大賞<製品・ビジネスモデル部門>において、「新しい気流制御を搭載したエアコン『霧ヶ峰 FZシリーズ』」と「特殊環境用を含む高天井照明器具GTシリーズ」が省エネルギーセンター会長賞を受賞した。同社広報20191223


■三菱重工:豪州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd.(MHIAA)を通じて、同国最大の消費者団体であるCHOICE®(Australian Consumers Association:豪州消費者協会)から2年連続で表彰された。最優秀ブランドは、140台以上のルームエアコンを対象とした12ヵ月間におよぶ実績値の調査結果と、CHOICEの会員7,738人を対象に毎年実施される「信頼性と満足度」のアンケート調査に基づき認定されるもので、テスト期間中、競合他社に対し明らかな優位性を有する企業に贈られる賞です。同社広報20191220

■パナソニック:2019年12月16日(月)、「RELIFE STUDIO FUTAKO(以下、リライフスタジオ フタコ)」(東京都世田谷区玉川1丁目14番1号二子玉川ライズ S.C.テラスマーケット 二子玉川 蔦屋家電2階)は、2つの新たなライフスタイル提案をスタートする。ここでは、住宅設備や家電に関連書籍や雑貨、インテリアを掛け合わせたライフスタイルの体験やリフォームに加え、不動産などの相談にも対応している。同社広報20191216


■ダイキン:スタートアップ企業からの出資・インキュベーションを行う株式会社サムライインキュベートとともに、2019年12月10日~11日の2日間、ケニア共和国の首都ナイロビにて、アフリカ全土から集まったスタートアップ企業を参加対象としたアイデアソン「AirTech BootCamp Africa」を開催した。同社広報20191212

■パナソニック:パナソニック ホームズ株式会社は、大阪市における「特区民泊」(国家戦略特別区域外国人滞在施設経営事業)に取り組み、大阪市中央区日本橋において、同社として第1号の施工請負実例となる特区民泊『BON Condo Namba Nipponbashi』(ボンコンド)が竣工し、12月11日にオープンする。全室にパナソニック製の家電製品を設置しているほか、パナソニックビューティー(美容)家電やスピーカー付きダウンライト等を備えた客室も6室用意。パナソニックが提供する宿泊施設として、宿泊利用者が、泊まる(stay)・使う(use)・感じる(feel)過程を通し"cool Japanの空間"を体感いただける提案を行っている。同社広報20191211


■ダイキン:同社が開発を進めているポータブルエアコン『Carrime(キャリミー)』が、このたびクラウドファンディングサービス「Makuake」で募っていた支援目標を達成し、商品化が決定した。支援者からの声をもとに改良を重ね、2020年6月ごろに商品をお届けする予定です。『Carrime』は様々な場所に持ち運ぶことが可能なポータブルエアコンです。同社はオンラインプラットフォーム『DAIKIN LAUNCH X(ダイキン ローンチ エックス)』を11月1日に開設しました。『DAIKIN LAUNCH X』では、開発中のものを含む商品情報を公開し、ユーザーの評価や意見にもとづいて商品の発売の是非や仕様を決定し、Webを通じて直接販売を行っています。同社広報20191211


■三菱電機:中国の製造販売するハンドドライヤー(ジェットタオル)が、当社の保有する特許権および意 匠権を侵害するとして、中国において同権利の侵害訴訟を提起していましたが、当社が勝訴した。 なお、当社のハンド ドライヤーに関する著作権侵害訴訟は、当社が勝訴しております。同社広報20191209

■パナソニック:同社は株式会社コーセーと連携し、12月17日にオープンする「Maison KOSÉ(メゾンコーセー)」に、同社が開発している「Snow Beauty Mirror」を導入し、共同で実証実験を行います。本取り組みを通し、お客さまの多様なニーズに応える新しいパーソナライズ提案に貢献する。同社広報20191206


■ダイキン:ダイキン工業が業務用空調向けに設備施工者の不足や自然災害に対応する機器・サービスを拡充する。業務用空調の国内市場は成長が横ばいで、今では高い省エネルギー制御といった機器性能は当たり前になっている。そこでカギとなるのが周辺サービスの差別化と、省エネを前提とした機器の独自性。国内トップシェアのダイキンは“今そこにある課題”に手が届く製品戦略を展開し、さらなる市場深耕を図る。自然災害の増加で室外機の置かれる環境が過酷になっている。日本列島を襲う地震や台風に対し、「VRV X」では室外機を強靱(きょうじん)にした。フレーム構造を強化して震度7相当の振動や毎秒60メートルの風速に耐えられる。業務用空調の国内市場(年間販売台数)は室外機ベースで業務用マルチが約15万台、店舗・オフィス向けが約70万台。ダイキンは19年度にそれぞれ7万台、30万台の販売目標を掲げる。日刊工業20191296



■ダイキン:業務用マルチエアコン『VRV X』シリーズと、店舗・オフィスエアコン『スカイエア』の新機種を2020年4月1日より発売する。中~大規模ビルで使用される『VRV X』シリーズでは、相次ぐ猛暑や台風に耐えられるよう、室外機の性能と強度を高めた。空調負荷の計算、選定、資料作成を自動化するクラウド型空調設計支援アプリケーション『DK-BIM』や、『空調工事完成図書作成支援アプリ(仮称)』などの業務支援サービスを利用いただくことで、空調設備が完成するまでのあらゆる工程において、大幅な工数の削減を実現する。同社広報20191205




■パナソニック:半導体事業を、台湾に本社を置く半導体企業であるWinbond Electronics Corporation傘下のNuvoton Technology Corporationに譲渡すること、ならびに同社との間で株式資産譲渡契約を締結することを決定した。同社広報20191128


■ダイキン: ダイキン工業は東京などの都市開発に伴って需要が増える業務用空調について、現場作業の効率化を切り口に販売攻勢をかける。2021年にもIoT技術により、ビルに新しく設置した空調を遠隔地から試運転できる新サービスを導入する。ビル設計のデジタルデータを活用し、現場の作業ロスを防ぐ取り組みも進める。日刊工業20191127


■パナソニック:マレーシア向けアルカリイオン整水器・浄水器・交換用カートリッジ計18品番が、ムスリム(イスラム教徒)にとって安全・安心であることを約束するハラール認証を取得しました。日本国内で製造する家電製品が、マレーシア連邦政府総理府 イスラム開発庁(JAKIM)による認証を取得するのは初めてです。同社広報20191127




■三菱電機:同社と⽇本電気株式会社(以下、NEC)は、FA-IT統合ソリ ューションe-F@ctoryにおける第5世代移動通信⽅式(以下、5G)活⽤に向けた共同検 証を開始することに合意した。同社広報20191119

★パナソニック:次世代エネルギーとして関心が高まる水素の実用性を検証するため、滋賀県草津市にあるアプライアンス社草津拠点構内に水素ステーション「H2 Kusatsu Farm」を建設し、同ステーションから水素補給した燃料電池フォークリフトの構内運用を開始した。同社広報20191118

■ダイキン: R22冷媒を使用している空調機器の今後の利用・機器の買い替え・代替冷媒等について、ユーザー、販売・施工店などあらゆるお客様からの相談を受け付ける専用窓口を開設する。同社広報20191112

■ダイキン:ダイキンエアコンディショニングインド社とダイキン工業株式会社は、株式会社日建設計とともに、インドで開催されている世界冷房技術賞(The Global Cooling Prize:http://globalcoolingprize.org/)に応募し、本日、ファイナリストに選出されました。今回の提案は、一室に3台の室内機を設置し、適切な制御を実施することで快適性と省エネ性を同時に実現するものです。冷媒は、HFO-1234ze(E)を使用しています。同社広報2019115


★長岡技科大 (上村教授):放射冷却で人工的に製氷するシステムを実用化した。冷媒の流路が凍らせたい水の表面に接触しないことで、放射冷却状態を発生させて上部から徐々に凍らせる。天然氷のように、氷の結晶が単一の方向に向かっていて、かつ結晶が大きい氷ができる。サカタ製作所(新潟県長岡市)と連携して、来春にも業務用として氷の発売を目指す。上村教授は、2020年の製氷システム本体の発売を検討しており、パートナー企業も募っている。日刊工業20191107

■ダイキン: 当第2四半期連結累計期間(2019年4月1日~9月30日)の経営成績については、売上高は1兆3,542億円(前年同期比4.2%増)、営業利益は1,682億円(前年同期比4.8%増)、経常利益は1,700億円(前年同期比4.4 %増)、純利益は1,185億円(前年同期比5.1%増)。セグメントごとの経営成績では①空調・冷凍機事業 空調・冷凍機事業合計の売上高は、前年同期比5.3%増の1兆2,343億円、営業利益 は、前年同期比8.6%増の1,525億円。同社広報20191106


★東芝:東芝と東芝デジタルソリューションズは、中心メンバーとして、ユーザーファーストのIoTサービスのオープンな共創を目指す「ifLinkオープンコミュニティ」を2019年度中に設立し、2020年度から具体的な活動を開始することを目指す。これまでに、アルプスアルパイン、京セラ、クレスコ、Global Mobility Service、KDDI、ソフトバンク、ソラコム、デンソー、東京ガスが、本コミュニティのコンセプトに賛同を表明している。同社広報20191105

■サンデンRS: 冷蔵ショーケースなどの製造を手掛けるサンデン・リテールシステム(RS、群馬県伊勢崎市)は29日、伊勢崎市内に新工場を建設すると発表した。工場は2020年9月に着工し、22年9月の操業開始を予定。日経201911105


■三菱電機:欧州の中低層オフィスビル・集合住宅のエレベーターに求められる納期短縮・省スペース化・環境負荷低減を実現した「MOVE(ムーブ)」を11月1日に発売する。本機種の開発・製造は、オランダの同社子会社である三菱エレベーター・ヨーロッパ社(Mitsubishi Elevator Europe B.V.)が担当し、オランダ、イギリス、フランスなど欧州域内へ販売し、2025年度に年間1,500台の販売を目指す。同社広報20191101

■パナソニック:化粧品用ディフューザーが花王グループの高級化粧品ブランド「est」(花王)「SENSAI」(カネボウ化粧品)の新商品「バイオミメシス ヴェール(Biomimesis Veil)」に採用された。同社は“Panasonic Beauty"というカテゴリーで長年培った技術をベースに、花王と共同で開発を進めてきた。同社広報2019110







■富士通ゼネラル:2020年3月期 第2四半期決算短信[連結]。同社広報20191025




■パナソニック:日本アイ・ビー・エムとパナソニック スマートファクトリーソリューションズは、半導体製造工程のOEE(総合設備効率 Overall Equipment Effectiveness)最大化と高品質モノづくりを実現するための新規商品開発に関して協業に合意した。同社広報20191015




■三菱電機最新のセンシング技術とHMI技術を搭載したコンセプトキャビン「EMIRAI S(イーミライ エス)」を開発しました。将来のMaaS社会の実現に貢献する、安心・安全な移動と車内外との快適なコミュニケーションを提案する。同社広報20191008

〇ダイキン:「2020年度はRACでシャアNo1を目指す」、同社のRAC国内シェアは18%で、パナソニックに次ぐ2位。その差は1.5%~2%とみられる。2019年12月から販売する中位機種「うるさらmini」(子供部屋、寝室など小部屋向き)。就寝中にのどを痛めないようにするほか、子供がインフルエンザ予防効果など「うるさら」が持つ加湿機能が求められるとみている。 室外機から取り入れる外気に含まれた水分でで加湿する独自の「無給水加湿機能」をと搭載するRAC。1999年12月に発売し、累計販売台数は300万台を超えた。加湿を武器に他社と差別化できるとみている。日本冷凍空調工業会によると2018年度の家庭用RACの国内出荷台数は2017年度と比し8%増の981万台。ダイキンの2019年度予測は、昨年の猛暑の反動で、950万台程度。日経産業20191009



■ダイキン:除加湿ストリーマ空気清浄機『うるるとさらら空気清浄機』、店舗・オフィス用エアコン スカイエア『スタイリッシュフロー』、屋外用エアコン『アウタータワー』、台湾市場向け車載空気清浄機の4製品が2019年度「グッドデザイン賞」を受賞しました。同社広報20191003



■三菱電機: 2019年10月24日から11月4日まで東京ビッグサイトで開催される「第46回東京モーターショー2019」に「移動を、くらしのヨロコビに」をテーマに出展する。同社広報20191001

■富士通ゼネラル:空調機生産子会社FUJITSU GENERAL(THAILAND)CO.,LTD.(以下FGT)では、現工場(以下:第一工場)と同一工業団地内に新工場(以下:第二工場)を立ち上げ、10月2日より稼働します。これに伴い、生産品目を第一工場で室外機、第二工場で室内機に分担するとともに、両工場でライン等の増設とIoT化を推進し、FGT全体の生産能力を2022年度で年間340万台(室内機、室外機の合算)(2018年度比で約1.9倍)へと増強する予定です。なお、投資総額は、両工場合わせて、2021年度までの累計で約80億円を計画しています。同社広報20190930


〇パナソニック:「健康で快適な空気と暮らそう」というコンセプトのもと、進化した当社独自の「ナノイー X」と「エオリアAI」の搭載で、清潔性・快適性を向上させたルームエアコン「エオリア」Xシリーズを11月下旬より発売する。本製品は、当社史上最高濃度な「ナノイー X」を搭載。エアコン内部に高濃度の「ナノイー X」をたっぷり充満する「新・内部クリーン」機能により、付着した油分まで分解・低減。さらに油分を低減させることで、カビの栄養源となるホコリを減らし、内部のカビの発生を抑制※5する「カビに強いエアコン」を実現した。同社広報20190925

■三菱電機:同社と三菱電機ビルテクノサービスは、独自の IoT プラットフォームを 活用し、エレベーターの常時監視・点検、データ解析を行うグローバル遠隔保守サービス「M’s BRIDGE™(エムズブリッジ)」を 10 月 1日に海外において提供開始する。香港、シンガポール から提供開始し、2021 年度末までにその他アジア地区、欧州、米州などで15カ国に展開、その後 も順次拡大を目指します。当サービスを世界に広く提供し、エレベーター利用者の安全・安心、 利便性の向上に貢献する。同社広報20190926






■ダイキン:大阪大学と同社は、2019年10月より、「女性エンジニアリーダー育成プログラム」および「育休中キャリアアップ支援プログラム」の二つの教育プログラムを開始する。 本プログラムは、女性のキャリアやスキルアップに向けて大学と企業が共同で実施する教育プログラムの先駆けとなる事例です。同社広報20190919






■三菱電機: 2019年10月15日から18日まで開催される「CEATEC 2019」に、「三菱電機と拓くわたしたちの未来 ~ここから見えるSociety 5.0 for SDGs」をテーマに出展します。「Maisart®(マイサート)」をはじめとする最先端技術の活用により、「ライフ」・「インダストリー」・「インフラ」・「モビリティ」の4つの領域における社会課題解決に向けた価値創出を行うことで、Society 5.0(超スマート社会)の実現とSDGs達成に貢献する姿を、体験型展示やデモンストレーションにより紹介する。同社広報20190911







■アイリスオーヤマ:家電開発拠点「大阪R&Dセンター」のあるアイリス心斎橋ビル内に、訪日外国人旅行客をターゲットとした「アイリスプラザ アンテナショップ」をオープンした。大阪では中国や韓国を中心としたアジア圏からの訪日外国人旅行客が急増し、さらなるインバウンド需要が見込まれる。店内には家電製品を中心とした商品を展示し、実際に目で見て触れるだけでなく、国内外のネット通販サイトにて商品を購入することが可能。「2022年 アイリスグループ売上1兆円」の目標に向け、海外での売上拡大をさらに加速させていく。同社広報20190902



■パナソニック:ななめドラム洗濯乾燥機に搭載している「約40℃つけおきコース」を進化させ、おしゃれ着も黄ばみ除去ができるようになった、ななめドラム洗濯乾燥機NA-VX900AL他 4機種を11月1日に発売する。同社広報20190902



■TCL:中国の家電大手TCL集団は29日、日本のテレビ市場に本格参入すると発表した。9月20日から4K対応のインターネットにつながる「スマートテレビ」7機種を順次発売し、市場を開拓する。 TCLは昨年、全世界で約2800万台のテレビを出荷し、韓国サムスン電子に次いで世界2位だった。 2020年に2%、21年に3%の日本市場での占有率獲得を目指すという。共同通信20190829


■日立GLS:洗濯のたびに液体洗剤・柔軟剤の適量を自動で投入する「液体洗剤・柔軟剤自動投入」機能、洗い方や時間を自動で判断する「AIお洗濯」の搭載に加え、新たにスマートフォンと連携して洗濯をサポートする「洗濯コンシェルジュ」アプリに対応したコネクテッド家電のドラム式洗濯乾燥機「ヒートリサイクル 風アイロン ビッグドラム/以下、ビッグドラム」BD-SX110E、タテ型洗濯乾燥機「ビートウォッシュ」BW-DX120Eを9月21日から発売する。同社広報20190828



■三菱電機:白物家電や産業用モーターをインバーター駆動するパワー半導体モジュールの新シリーズとして、低ノイズと低電力損失の両立を実現した「超小型DIPIPMTM Ver.7」シリーズ(定格電流10A~30A、耐圧600V)を10月29日に発売する。同社広報20190827



■蘇寧:家電量販大手「蘇寧易購(Suning.com)」傘下の生鮮食品や総菜を主力としたコンビニ「蘇寧小店(Suning Xiaodian)」がこのほど、「利亜零售(コンビニエンス・リテール・アジア)」が広東省広州市で展開するコンビニ「サークルK(中国名:OK便利店)」60数店舗を買収した。今回の買収は蘇寧の日用消費財(FMCG)分野における新たな一手だ。出典:36Kr Japan,日経20190822


■富士電機: 富士電機は2023年度までに、インドネシアでコンビニエンスストアなどに置くショーケース生産に乗り出す。自動販売機を製造する現地子会社を活用し、東南アジア地域で需要の拡大するコンビニ商材の地産地消化を図る。現状は日本国内で全量製造している。日刊工業20190820





■パナソニック:JR東日本テクノロジーと共同で開発した微粒子イオン「ナノイーX」の発生装置が、京阪電気鉄道の座席指定特別車両 「プレミアムカー」(8000系特急車両の一部)に、8月中旬から順次搭載される。同プレミアムカーには、2017年8月の運行サービス開始時より 「ナノイー」発生装置が搭載されており、今回は、 より高性能な「ナノイーX」にグレードアップされるものです。「ナノイーX」は脱臭 や、菌・アレル物質の抑制などの多様な効果があることから、空気清浄機、エアコン、洗濯機、冷蔵庫などに搭載されている。同社広報20190809


■パナソニック:「ミルエア」アプリを使用しスマートフォンから部屋の空気の状態を確認することができる加湿空気清浄機 F-VXS90を9月20日より発売する。本製品は「ミルエア」アプリを使用することで、スマートフォンから現在の空気の状態や汚れ物質(ニオイ・PM2.5・ハウスダスト)の割合の変化を確認することができます。お手入れ時期の目安やお手入れ方法の確認もでき、適切なメンテナンスにより空気清浄機能が十分に発揮できるようにサポートします。さらに、給水が必要になったら通知でお知らせするため、より使いやすくした。同社広報20190806

■三菱電機:同社は、防犯機器や空調機器、人数カウントソリューション、スマートビルなどの幅広い分野において、人・物の識別や行動把握を高精度に実現するサーマルダイオード赤外線センサー「MelDIR(メルダー)」を11月1日に発売します。本製品は、当社が設計・製造を担当した陸域観測技術衛星2号「だいち2号」に搭載したサーマルダイオード赤外線センサー技術の活用により、高画素化・高温度分解能化を実現し、詳細な熱画像を取得できます。 同社広報20190806

■パナソニック:次亜塩素酸を生成するために必要な塩タブレットの自動投入機能の搭載と、適用畳数の拡大により使い勝手を向上させた次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」2機種を 9月20日より発売する。本製品は、塩タブレットの自動投入機能を搭載し、従来は3日に1回程度の頻度で行っていた塩タブレットの投入の手間を省くことができ、使い勝手が向上しました。また、広いリビング空間などでも使えるように風路設計を見直し、適用畳数を拡大した。同社広報20190801


■パナソニック:次亜塩素酸を生成するために必要な塩タブレットの自動投入機能の搭載と、適用畳数の拡大により使い勝手を向上させた次亜塩素酸 空間除菌脱臭機「ジアイーノ」2機種を 9月20日より発売する。本製品は、塩タブレットの自動投入機能を搭載し、従来は3日に1回程度の頻度で行っていた塩タブレットの投入の手間を省くことができ、使い勝手が向上しました。また、広いリビング空間などでも使えるように風路設計を見直し、適用畳数を拡大した。同社広報20190801

■富士通ゼネラル: 2019年4~6月期の連結売上高は6%増の623億円、営業利益は前年同期比7%増の25億円、純利益は33%減の19億円だった。猛暑が続く欧米向けにエアコンの販売が好調だった。主力のエアコンの販売は北米向けや日本国内も伸びた。日経20190724

◎ダイキン:『第25回 現代人の空気感調査』、東京生まれ・東京育ちの男女500人に聞いた「令和元年 東京の夏の空気感調査」。同社は、東京生まれ・東京育ちの男女500人を対象に、昭和・平成における東京の夏の空気感の変遷と令和の空気感について聞く「令和元年 東京の夏の空気感調査」を実施した。その結果、多くの人が現在の東京の夏の暑さは、「耐えられないくらいの暑さ」「命の危険を感じる暑さ」だと感じており、暑さの要因は気温の高さよりも、湿度(しつど)の高さにあると考えている人が多いということが分かりました。同社広報20190724

■三菱電機:帝人株式会社のグループ関連会社であるマーベリックパートナーズ株式会社と共同で、プラスチックに配合するだけで、砂塵やほこりなどの親水性汚れとすすや油煙などの疎水性汚れの両方の付着を抑制する新素材「デュアルバリアマテリアル」を世界で初めて開発した。 同社は、今秋発売予定のルームエアコンの新商品をはじめ、家電製品など幅広い製品に汚れ対策として順次適用し、掃除(お手入れ)の頻度を減らす。同社広報20190723


■三菱電機:寒冷地向けルームエアコン「ズバ暖霧ヶ峰」の新商品として、世界で初 めて霜取り中も吹出し温度を維持する「デュアルオンデフロスト回路」を搭載し、快適性が さらに向上した「FDシリーズ」「ZD シリーズ」計 10機種を 9月下旬から発売する。 当社調べ 室外機熱交換器を二分し、暖房と凝縮潜熱を用いた霜取りを同時に行う技術 デュアルオンデフロスト回路作動前の 5 分間平均で 43℃(MSZ-FD4020S、MSZ-ZD4020S)、同回路 作動中の平均で43℃(MSZ-FD4020S、MSZ-ZD4020S)の吹き出し温度を維持。同社広報20190717




■三菱電機株:同社AI技術「Maisart® (マイサート)」を用いて、製造設備などの機器のセンサーデータから機器の動作の移り変わりを表す「状態遷移モデル」を自動生成し、動作ごとに適切な異常検知条件を自動設定することで、高精度に異常を検知する機器診断技術を世界で初めて開発した。同社広報20190708

■パナソニック:同社は、オカムラ、ダイキン、東京海上、ライオン、MyCity、アサヒビール、TOA、TOTOと協創し、会員型コワーキングスペース『point 0 marunouchi(ポイントゼロ マルノウチ)』において、7月16日(火)より未来のオフィス空間づくりに向けた実証実験を開始する。各社の最新技術やデータ、ノウハウを活用し、オープンスペースや会議室、仮眠ブースなどにおいて、多様な働き方に合わせた空間コンテンツを導入する。同社広報20190708

■日本電産: 2018 年 4 月 24 日付「米国ワールプール社 コンプレッサ事業 エンブラコ(Embraco)の株式取得に関する譲渡契約締結のお知らせ」にて公表したワールプール社の保有するコンプレッサ事業 Embraco(以下、エンブラコ)の買収につき、2019 年 6月 26 日に欧州委員会より認可を取得したことに伴い、2019 年 7 月 2 日(ブラジル現地時間 7 月1 日)に、一部を除き、株式取得を完了した。なお、現時点で株式取得が完了していない中国の会社 2 社につきましては、2019 年度第 2 四半期末までに取得を完了する予定。同社広報20190702

■ダイキン: HFC-32(R32)単体冷媒を用いた空調機の製造や販売等に関する特許の権利不行使の誓約を宣言した。この誓約の対象となる特許について、書面による契約をすることなく無償で使用可能にすることで、従来使用されてきた冷媒よりも地球温暖化に対する影響が低いHFC-32の普及をさらに促進したいと考えている。同社広報20190701

■三菱電機:三菱電機グループの2018年度の環境経営の取り組み成果を「環境報告2019」として、三菱電機オフィシャルウェブサイトで本日公開する。 2018~2020年度の活動目標を定めた「第9次環境計画」では、「低炭素社会の実現」「循環型社会の形成」「自然共生社会の実現」などを重点推進項目として掲げています。同社広報20190628



■パナソニック:同社は、夏の屋外での暑熱対策として、既設構造物などに簡易に設置が可能な、極微細ミスト式冷却機「グリーンエアコンFlex」を2019年9月下旬から発売する。グリーンエアコンFlexは、独自開発した2流体ノズルから、粒径が約10μm以下の極微細なドライ型ミスト(シルキーファインミスト)を噴霧し、気化冷却により冷気を生成します。ミストの粒径が極めて小さく蒸発性が高いため、ミストが到達する領域(約1.5 m)を効率よく冷やします。また、近接した使用(約0.6 m)でも濡れ感がほとんどないため、直接身体に噴霧して、涼感を得ることが可能です。本製品は、ミストを噴射するノズルユニットと、制御部や駆動部が内蔵された機器ボックスで構成され、フレキシブルな樹脂製配管で施工が可能なため、既設構造物への後付け設置のほか、ベンチ、パーゴラ、公共モニュメントとの一体化設計等、柔軟な使い方ができる。同社広報20190625


■三菱電機:同社子会社Mitsubishi Elevator(Thailand)Co.,Ltd.(三菱エレベーター(タイ)、以下、MET社)の出資により、MELCO Elevator Lao Sole Co., Ltd.(メルコ・エレベーター・ラオス、以下、MLAO社)を設立し、2019年7月1日に営業開始する。高品質な保守サービスを提供することによって、2023年度にラオスでの昇降機事業の売上高を2018年度比で約1.5倍の4.2億円を目指す。同社広報20190620

■三菱電機:建設業界で導入が加速するBIM(Building Information Modeling)に対応するBIMメーカーオブジェクトとして、従来のエアコンなどの空調機器に加えて換気扇データを8月から順次公開する。また、建築・設備設計者向け各種ソフトウエアの開発・販売を行う株式会社イズミシステム設計(以下、イズミシステム設計)に当社換気扇データを提供し、同社の空調・換気機器選定ソフトウエアの対応機器拡充に対応する。同社広報20190617

■富士通ゼネラル:イタリアの空調機メーカー・G.I. Holding S.p.A.と共同で、省エネ性に優れたインバーター制御のエアハンドリングユニットを開発した。ホテルやショッピングモールなど大小さまざまな広さ、形状の空間で構成された施設に対応する空調システムとして、6月より当社ブランドにて欧州向けに販売を開始する。今回発売する空調システムは、当社欧州R&Dセンターが主体となって共同開発を行い、GIH製AHUに、当社製VRF室外機を熱源として接続することが可能となりました。同社広報20190614

■三菱電機: 2050年に向けた同社グループの環境課題への長期的な取り組み姿勢を定めた「環境ビジョン2050」を策定した。同社広報20190613

■ダイキン:今回、蒸し暑い梅雨入りを機に、温度と湿度(しつど)のハーモニーをテーマにしたWEB動画「だからハモらないと」を2019年6月13日(木)より、ダイキン特設WEBサイトにて公開した。「だからハモらないと」は、ツインボーカルユニット “ONDO & SHITSUDO” のデビュー曲として発表するものです。同社広報20190613




■キャノンMJ: キヤノンマーケティングジャパン(MJ)は、BoCo(東京都中央区)が開発したスポーツ用の骨伝導イヤホン「イヤーズオープン FIT BT―1=写真」を27日に発売する。日刊工業20190612


■三菱電機:兼松コミュニケーションズ株式会社は、三菱電機)が2016 年に世界で初めて開発した、話した言葉を指でなぞった軌跡に表示する「しゃべり描き®アプリ」を商用開発し、iOS®を搭載したスマートフォンやタブレット向けに 2019年6 月 11 日から提供開始します。 本アプリはお絵描き機能や日本語、英語、中国語など 10 言語に対応した多言語翻訳などのさまざまな機能を持ち、外国人や聴覚障がい者とのコミュニケーションの場や、教育・医療の現場、SNS(会員制交流サイト)での活用など、円滑で多様なコミュニケーションの実現に貢献する。同社広報20190611

■パナソニック:4K画質での映像出力対応、超広角レンズ搭載の4KインテグレーテッドカメラAW-UE4WGN/KGNを開発し2019年10月の発売を予定している。映像信号、制御信号、給電をLANケーブルもしくはUSBケーブル1本で可能にするシングルケーブルソリューションを実現した。なお本開発品は、2019年6月12日(水)から6月14日(金)まで米国・フロリダ州オーランドで開催されるオーディオ・ビジュアル総合展示会「InfoComm 2019」に参考出展する。同社広報20190611



■パナソニック:家庭内の様々な家電や住宅設備機器をインターネットにつなげて連携させる住宅向け「HOME IoT」の中核機器「AiSEG2(アイセグ2)」のバージョンアップを行い、2019年6月24日に発売する。今回のバージョンアップでは、住宅用の電気自動車普通充電設備と太陽光発電システムの連携を実現した。同社広報20190604

■三菱電機:国際的な広告賞である「Effie Awards(主催:Effie Worldwide, Inc.」において、当社が米国で展開する「ビルディングソリューションサイト」がBtoBカテゴリーで「銅賞」を受賞した。BtoBカテゴリーでの受賞は当社のみであり、また、日本の電機メーカーがBtoBカテゴリーで受賞するのは初めて。 同社広報20190603





■ダイキン(中国新会社):フッ素化学品を生産・販売する子会社を設立することを決議した。1)名称:大金新材料(常熟)有限公司 2)所在地 中華人民共和国 江蘇省 常熟 新材料産業園海康路28号 3)事業内容 フッ素化学品の生産・販売 4)資本金 10億元(160億円*) 5)設立年月日 2019年10月。同社広報 20190530

■ダイキン:同社と株式会社サンゲツは、ダイキン工業のルームエアコン『risora』の室内機正面パネルを好みの色に変更できる有料オプションサービス『risora custom style』の新たな選択肢として、木目、大理石、レザーなどの質感を再現できるサービスメニューを共同で企画した。ダイキン工業は、本サービスを2019年6月1日より開始する。本サービスは、インテリアとの調和を追求したダイキンのルームエアコン『risora』の正面パネルに、サンゲツの木目、大理石、レザーなど多彩な素材の質感を高度に再現した粘着剤付化粧フィルム『REATEC(リアテック)』を真空・圧空成形で接着する。同社広報20190529



■パナソニック: 20日、IoT(モノのインターネット)対応の家電や照明といった家庭機器を対象に、新たな共通ソフトウエアの開発を2019年度内に始める方針を明らかにした。すでにテレビなどネット接続家電を使っていれば、新しく同社のネット家電を購入した際、ログインするだけで、登録済みの情報が引き出される。さらに既存の家電が学習した最適な運転パターンも、別の家電ですぐに実現できる。例えば、IoT空調で学習した最適な運転パターンを、新たに購入したIoT照明にも反映できるようにする。2020年度にも商品化する。日刊工業20190521

■シャープ:クラウドと接続したAIoT家電が、お客様の好みや習慣を学習して、最適な運転やアドバイスをしてくれる生活サービス「COCORO+」を拡充しきた。各種「COCORO+」サービスを互いに連携させ、新スマートホームサービス「COCORO HOME」を開始する。セコム株式会社、KDDI株式会社、関西電力株式会社をはじめ、他社との連携を積極的に進めることにより、留守宅の子どもや離れて暮らす家族の見守り、食材の宅配、家事代行、家電メンテナンスなどの生活サービスを順次開始・拡充し、快適でココロつながるスマートライフを提案します。シャープ ニュース リリース 20190520


■パナソニック:パナソニック株式会社 ライフソリューションズ社は、中国太陽電池メーカーのGS-Solar(China) Company Ltd.と、太陽電池事業で協業することに合意した。同社広報20190509


●ダイキン: 2019年3月期の売上高は、8%増の2兆4800億円程度、連結営業利益は、前の期に比べ8%増の2750億円程度だったようだ。北米の空調事業は家庭用と業務用ともに好調で2ケタ増収だった。販売網の開拓が寄与したほか、省エネ性能の高いインバーター技術を搭載した製品を他社に先駆けて投入した。20年3月期も海外が伸び営業最高益となりそう。決算発表は5月9日に予定する。日経20190426

■パナソニック:高まるインバウンド需要の受け皿として民泊新法などの宿泊事業関連の法令が整備される中、2018年6月に東京・大阪の都市部土地オーナーを中心に宿泊事業のテストマーケティングを開始した。当初目標とした18年度受注棟数(10棟)を約9か月間で達成するなど、宿泊事業の需要性を確認したことで、当社は、2019年度に宿泊事業へ本格参入します。工業化住宅最高の9階建てまで建築可能な『Vieuno(ビューノ)』と宿泊事業の運営サポート体制を組み合わせて提案する、『Vieuno Stay(ビューノステイ)』により、2019年度受注目標棟数13棟(受注金額54億円)を目指す。同社広報20190425

■富士通ゼネラル:当連結会計年度(2018年4月1日から2019年3月31日)連結売上高は2,526億円(前期比3.7%減)、営業利益は145億円(同27.8%減)、経常利益は141億円(同23.9%減)、純利益は88億円(同30.8%減)となった。セグメントの業績は<空調機部門> 空調機部門では売上高は2,249億円(同4.3%減)、営業利益は108億2千万円 (同33.2%減)。〔海外向け〕 売上高は、1,655億8千2百万円(同7.9%減)となりました。 同社広報20190424


■富士通ゼネラル:北米向け店舗・オフィス用マルチエアコン「AIRSTAGE®」J-ⅢLシリーズを発売。10ton(35.2kW)クラスで業界最小(注1)のコンパクト室外機 。北米市場における空調機ビジネスを拡大させるため、店舗や事務所向けのマルチエアコン「AIRSTAGE®」J-ⅢLシリーズを4月より発売する。同社広報20190423

■パナソニック:高まるインバウンド需要の受け皿として民泊新法などの宿泊事業関連の法令が整備される中、2018年6月に東京・大阪の都市部土地オーナーを中心に宿泊事業のテストマーケティングを開始した。当初目標とした18年度受注棟数(10棟)を約9か月間で達成するなど、宿泊事業の需要性を確認したことで、当社は、2019年度に宿泊事業へ本格参入します。工業化住宅最高の9階建てまで建築可能な『Vieuno(ビューノ)』と宿泊事業の運営サポート体制を組み合わせて提案する、『Vieuno Stay(ビューノステイ)』により、2019年度受注目標棟数13棟(受注金額54億円)を目指す。同社広報20190425

■ダイキン:製造業向けの業務改革支援システム『SpaceFinder(スペースファインダー)』の新バージョン5.0を2019年5月20日に発売する。本バージョンでは、業務改革の達成状況を定量的に見える化し、業務課題を自動で抽出・分析する「PDCA支援機能 Melius(メリアス)」を追加した。同社広報20190424

■ダイキン:空間データの協創プラットフォーム『CRESNECT(クレスネクト)』のプロジェクトにおいて、会員型コワーキングスペース『point 0 marunouchi(ポイントゼロ マルノウチ)』を7月16日(火)より東京・丸の内に開設する。同社広報20190423

■日本電産:本日、当社の子会社であるNidec Europe B.V.及びNidec Americas Holding Corporationが保有するコンプレッサー事業(「セコップ」)を、Orlando Management AG(以下、「オーランド」)が投資助言するESSVP IV L.P.、ESSVP IV (Structured) L.P.及び Silenos GmbH & Co. KG(以下、総称して「ESSVP IV」)へ譲渡(以下、「本件取引」)することと致しましたので、お知らせ致します。当社は、当社によるワールプールのコンプレッサー事業エンブラコの買収に関する欧州委員会の条件付承認を2019年4月12日に取得しており、本件取引は、当社がコンプレッサー事業を適切な購入者に売却するという、当該承認の条件に基づいて行われるものです。同社広報20190422

■パナソニック:夏の屋外における暑熱対策として、屋外用ミスト式冷却機「グリーンエアコン」を発売し、4月19日より受注を開始する。グリーンエアコンは、独自開発した2流体ノズルから、粒径が約10 μmのぬれ感の少ない極微細なドライ型ミスト(シルキーファインミスト)を噴霧し、気化冷却により冷気を生成します。そのため、熱交換を行うヒートポンプ方式よりも排熱量が少なくなり、環境負荷が小さく、効率的に冷却が出来るため、屋外での使用に適している。同社広報20190419

●三菱重工:三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社は、地球温暖化係数GWPが極めて低いR454Cを、世界で初めて1馬力級の小型エアコンに採用する。混合冷媒ゆえに熱交換性能に劣るなどの同冷媒が抱える課題を、熱交換器最適流量化技術などの対策により克服し同冷媒を採用した家庭用エアコンの実証機を開発した。環境規制の厳しい欧州市場での先行発売を視野に、量産準備を進める。 R454C冷媒は、オゾン層破壊係数がゼロで、CO2の温暖化影響力を1とするGWPは146。中小型空調機器用冷媒として現在広く使われているR410A(GWP:2090)およびR32(同675)と比べるとそれぞれ約1/14、1/5となっている。本実証機の冷媒による温暖化影響は、従来機に比べ91.3%の削減となる。同社広報20190418


▲パナソニック:パナソニック ホームズ株式会社は、4月13日(土)より、『防災持続力を備える家』を、低層戸建住宅・多層階住宅・集合住宅に新しく展開し、全国の展示場で「災害時も、ずっと暮らせる安心を」をテーマにキャンペーン活動を実施する。同社広報20190411

■パナソニック:ライフソリューションズ社は、住まいのリノベーション需要の高まりに合わせ、パナソニック東京汐留ビルの1階に「TOKYO リノベーション ミュージアム」を2019年4月13日にオープンする。同社広報20190409


■ダイキン:2019年4月1日に入社式を行った。CEO訓辞(要旨)=企業を取り巻く環境は、経済の先行き不透明感や、IoT、AIなどの技術革新の広がりにより急激に変化し、多くの企業が事業モデルの変革を迫られている。自社の技術やノウハウにこだわらず、大学やベンチャーなど外部との協創を重ね、常に新たな知恵やアイディアを取り込みながら、価値創出や事業領域の拡大に取り組んでいく。皆さんに求めたいことは、3点あります―― 1つ目は、「Something New」、プロフェッショナルであれ。2つ目は、「仕事を通じてこんな未来をつくりたい」と思い描くこと。3つ目は「イノベーターたれ」ということ。同社広報20190401

■パナソニック:ファミリーマートと同社は、IoTを活用した次世代型コンビニエンスストアの実現に向けた実証実験店舗として、2019年4月に、ファミリーマート 佐江戸店(神奈川県横浜市)をオープン。さらに次世代型コンビニエンスストアのあり方について、両社が共同検討を進め、さまざまな実験的な取り組みや検証などを行う予定。同社広報20190402






■三菱電機:インドの中低層の住宅、オフィスビルやホテル向けエレベーター「NEXIEZ-LITE(ネクシーズ ライト)」の新機種として、機械室が不要なエレベーター「NEXIEZ-LITE MRL(エムアールエル)」を4月1日に発売開始する。世界第2位の昇降機新設需要があるインドにおいて、2021年度に「NEXIEZ-LITE MRL」の年間販売台数1,000台を目指す。同社広報20190328

■パナソニック:アプライアンス社は、機器とサービスが融合した新たなくらしの価値を様々な分野のビジネスパートナーと共創する拠点として、「& Panasonic (アンド パナソニック)」を4月1日(月)に東京・原宿に開設する。同社広報20190328



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