Johnson Controls appoints Clark as VP and CCO

Johnson Controls appoints Clark as VP and CCO

IRELAND: Johnson Controls has named Microsoft channel chief Rodney Clark as vice president and chief commercial officer. Clark will replace chief commercial officer Brian Young, who retired at the end of last year. He will also take on a portion of the role being...
Mitsubishi invests $113m to boost production in Turkey

Mitsubishi invests $113m to boost production in Turkey

TURKEY: Mitsubishi Electric is to invest around US$113m in a further expansion of its air conditioning manufacturing facility in Turkey. The expansion of the facility in Manisa will expand annual capacity for air-to-water heat pumps to 300,000 units, up by...
Airedale begins chiller production at new US plant

Airedale begins chiller production at new US plant

USA: Airedale has commenced production of its OptiChill air-cooled data centre chillers at its new plant in Rockbridge, Virginia. The $7m investment in the plant, a former warehouse for US parent company Modine, is part of a global expansion strategy and in...
$7.5m investment in rooftop production

$7.5m investment in rooftop production

USA: Johnson Controls has completed a major $7.5m investment into new automation equipment at its commercial HVAC manufacturing plant in Norman, Oklahoma.  The new equipment will increase capacity, while improving product quality, safety, and assembly...
Daikin to launch lower capacity Altherma monoblocs

Daikin to launch lower capacity Altherma monoblocs

UK: Daikin is set to launch three lower capacity versions of the Altherma R32 monobloc heat pumps. The new models due to be launched this summer will be available in 4kW, 6kW and 8kW sizes in both heating only and reversible options. They supplement the existing four...
Daikin to explore AC and PV control

Daikin to explore AC and PV control

JAPAN: Daikin is partnering with Japanese utility company Kansai Electric Power Co to test an energy management system utilising an air conditioning control system and solar power generation. The tests at Daikin’s Sakai Seisakusho factory aim to promote the...