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●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) : 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): 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 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 (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

●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

●Johnson Controls/Atos (Ireland/France) : Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Atos and Johnson Controls today announced a global partnership. Atos and Johnson Controls will help private and public sector customers accelerate their journey to Net Zero by providing a unique set of end-to-end advisory services, digital and other key decarbonization capabilities which aims to help clients formulate and sustainably achieve their Net Zero strategy by reducing their commercial, industrial and office building carbon emissions. Johnson Controls News Release 20210920

●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

●Carrier (China) : To support the increased need for pharmaceutical transportation and e-commerce demand, Carrier Transicold launched two new products in the Citimax™ unit line. The new Citimax 1000 and Citimax 1100 units were developed to support heavy-duty refrigerated trucks with high-roof cabs. As a result of continuous support of policy change and the growing demand for food and pharmaceutical cold chain, China's cold chain logistics is becoming an important part of the process of improving quality of life. Carrier News Release 20210917

●Carrier (USA): Sept. 16, 2021 -- Carrier Global Corporation has signed an agreement to acquire BrokerBay Inc., a pioneer in the development of an advanced, streamlined and user-friendly real estate management cloud ecosystem. The software's ability to reduce a brokerage's administrative workload, streamline the real estate scheduling and showing experience, as well as standardize electronic lockbox access, will strengthen Carrier's leading access solutions offering within its Fire & Security business. Carrier News Release 20210916

▲Mitsubishi Electric (Japan) : TOKYO, September 17, 2021 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) 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 ( Nagasaki Prefecture) 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

●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 (France) : The “FresH2” fuel cell project launched by Bosch moves to the road test phase, in France, with the STEF Group. The hydrogen fuel-cell powered refrigeration unit, Vector® HE 19, from Carrier Transicold will be installed on a semi-trailer from the specialized bodybuilder of refrigerated vehicles, Lamberet. The development of this innovative, zero-emission solution is financed by Bosch and carried out at the Bosch site in Rodez, France. FresH2*, the innovative fuel cell project initiated by Bosch and Carrier Transicold, in collaboration with bodybuilder Lamberet and the European specialist in temperature-controlled food transport STEF, has entered the road testing phase on September 6. Carrier News Release 20210914

●LG (S. Korea) : LG Electronics (LG) announced its goal to use almost 600,000 tons of recycled plastic by 2030 in a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain. The goal is a part of LG’s larger initiative to create a take-back ecosystem for electronic waste and increase the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials in its consumer electronics and home appliance products. ACHR News 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

●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 (USA) : Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 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

●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. MHIAA has also been recognized as the Best Air Conditioner Brand for three consecutive years since 2018 by CHOICE® (the Australian Consumers Association), Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group, as well as rated the Most Satisfied Customers of Air Conditioners in Australia for two consecutive years from 2019 by Canstar Blue Pty. Ltd., and the highest rated brand for 2020 by the Australian market survey site Finder. This latest award from Consumer NZ follows these achievements. MHI News Release 20210903

●Panasonic (Japan) : Panasonic Corporation today announced that through collaboration with Professor Emeritus Yoshio Higashiyama of Yamagata University, it has developed a new nanoe™*2 X device that generates 100 times more*1 Hydroxyl(OH) radicals than the conventional nanoe™*3 device. As a result, the latest nanoe™ X device delivers increased effectiveness in air purification and deodorization in indoor spaces. Since it developed the first nanoe™ device in 2003 designed to improve the air environment, Panasonic has continued to pursue nanoe™ technology over the years. In 2016, the technology evolved into a nanoe™ X device that produces 10 times*4 more OH radicals than nanoe™. Now, beyond consumer electronics such as air conditioners and air purifiers, the use of nanoe™ and nanoe™ X devices has been expanded to transportation including cars and trains, as well as public spaces such as hospitals and hotels. Through these efforts, Panasonic has been providing clean and comfortable spaces by improving air quality. Panasonic News Release 20210901

●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

●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

●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

●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

■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

■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

●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

■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

■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 : 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

■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

■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

■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 Re