Case Study

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning brings Hitachi compressor technology to China Refrigeration 2019

Full range of Hitachi compressor products on display
  • Apr. 03, 2019
  • Commercial Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • China

April. 3, 2019
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning

 

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning (Headquartered: Minato Ward, Tokyo; Chief Executive Officer: Franz Cerwinka) today announced that its family company Johnson Controls–Hitachi Wanbao Compressor (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. will exhibit the full range of innovative Hitachi scroll compressor products at China Refrigeration 2019 (Booth E1C55), April 9-11, 2019 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai.

Hitachi scroll compressor products and technologies deliver high efficiency, energy saving performance and exceptional reliability. They have been adapted to a variety of applications, including residential and commercial air conditioning, heat pumps for space and water heating, refrigerated trucks, refrigerated display showcases and ultra-low temperature medical and precision machine processing as well as transport air-conditioning for railway cars and electric vehicles. China Refrigeration 2019 represents the first time that the full range of Hitachi scroll compressor products will be exhibited together.

Key products and technology to be displayed at China Refrigeration 2019 include:

DD98 – Award-winning large capacity high speed VRF (R410A 22 Hp) compressor with advanced gas injection to reduce system applied costs
China Refrigeration 2019 will witness the market debut of the largest capacity Hitachi compressor for VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) at 22 horsepower. Featuring advanced gas injection technology to increase compressor capacity and widen the operating range, this single larger capacity compressor will help system manufacturers dramatically simplify system architecture and reduce system applied costs by replacing 2-compressor configurations in larger VRF systems.
The DD98’s innovations were recognized in its being named an “Innovation Product” by the China Refrigeration Exhibition Organizing Committee in the lead up to China Refrigeration 2019.

CA80 – Energy efficient and space-saving VRF heat pump with advanced gas injection
This new heat pump, designed for use in VRF systems, achieves high energy efficiency by combining our advanced gas injection technology with our re-designed scroll compressor to perform at higher pressure ratios, delivering 65°C water in low ambient conditions. It is also smaller size and lighter than traditional fixed speed models.

Hitachi inverters for VRF systems help manufacturers shorten time to market
Also on display will be a range of high performance Hitachi DC inverters that are optimized for use with Hitachi scroll compressors in VRF applications. With the option of using Hitachi inverters, VRF system manufacturers will be able to shorten their development cycle and launch energy efficient VRF products faster, without needing to source or develop inverters themselves.
Other exhibits at China Refrigeration 2019 will include a line of low-height horizontal scroll compressors, both fixed speed and inverter driven, for use with interim refrigerants (R448A/R449A) and low GWP (R-290) solutions. These are particularly suited for use in refrigeration display cases. The transportation market will be serviced with specialist applications including G601 (AC inverter horizontal) for railway applications and the DA80B (DC inverter with advanced gas injection & IP67 rating) for electric bus applications.

“I can’t think of a better venue than the China Refrigeration 2019 to show case our portfolio of Hitachi scroll compressors,” said Tom Parrish, Vice President and General Manager of the Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Compressor Business Unit. “As a leader in VRF compressor technology, we continue our tradition of excellence with many new-to-market products on display. For commercial air conditioning we are launching our large-capacity VRF model along with a line of scroll compressors compatible with R32 refrigerant. We will also show a new line of VRF heat pumps, natural refrigerant solutions for food retailers, and Hitachi inverter solutions designed exclusively for our line of scroll compressors. Our lineup has never been stronger.”

During the event, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning will present a technical seminar on “Benefits of using VRF technology with Advanced Gas Injection in Low Ambient Heat Pump applications.” The seminar will be presented by JiaXiang Yang of Johnson Controls–Hitachi Wanbao Compressor (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. and will be held at 14:00-16:00 of April 9 on E4-M27.

 

About Johnson Controls–Hitachi Wanbao Compressor (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Johnson Controls–Hitachi Wanbao Compressor (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. is a Sino-foreign joint venture enterprise. Established on Sep. 17, 2003. With 17.8 million USD as its registered capital, its main shareholders are Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Services (Hong Kong) Limited, Guangzhou Wanbao Group Co., Ltd, and Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Taiwan Co., Ltd. Located in Pearl Industrial Park, Conghua District, Guangzhou City, it covers an area of 72,000 square meters and has about 1,100 employees. It develops and manufactures scroll compressors for air conditioners (including refrigeration devices that do not employ Freon application technologies) as well as relevant components.


About Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is a global air conditioning manufacturer, established in October 2015 as a joint venture of Johnson Controls International plc and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. (now Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc.). Our 15,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions for residential and commercial buildings throughout the world. We exceed customer expectations with the most diverse range of HVAC products in the world – from ductless solutions to chillers to HVAC room air conditioning systems, fueled by our industry-leading technology and innovation. For more information, visit www.jci-hitachi.com.


Commercial Inquiries:
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Wanbao Compressor (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
No.1086, Cheng`ao Ave, Conghua, Guangzhou 510935, China
TEL:  +86-20-8786-5102
FAX: +86-20-8786-1358

 

Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Air-Conditioning Systems breaks ground on third factory

New factory will greatly expand production capacity of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s joint venture with Hisense
  • Sep. 26, 2018
  • Other
  • China
September 26, 2018
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning

 

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning (Headquartered: Minato Ward, Tokyo; Chief Executive Officer: Franz Cerwinka), a leading global supplier of air conditioning solutions, today announced that Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Air-Conditioning Systems, its joint venture with Hisense, has broken ground on its third factory in the Chinese city of Qingdao.

The new factory, which is scheduled to commence operations in November 2019, will include state-of-the-art production lines for Hitachi, York and Hisense-brand commercial air conditioning systems for use in buildings in the China market and around the world. It will have a potential capacity of 2 million units per year.

The new factory will cover 150,000 square meters of land within the same complex as the company’s existing two plants. It will feature advanced automation, including automatic guided vehicle (AGV) auto-feeding of raw materials, auto-stacking of indoor and outdoor units and RGV auto-storage.

The new building will also house a research and development center complete with “customer experience” lab capable of recreating diverse temperature, humidity, sunshine, rain, snow and wind conditions for product testing.

Construction of the new factory is now underway. After commencing operations in November 2019, it is scheduled to be fully operational by Jan. 1, 2020.

The increased production made possible by the new factory will enable Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Air-Conditioning Systems to deliver significantly increased output to serve Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s rapidly expanding markets around the world.

Franz Cerwinka, Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, commented: “Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Air-Conditioning Systems is a crucial part of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s global strategy for growth. With the establishment of this new factory, we and our partners Hisense are demonstrating our deep commitment to the company and our strong belief in its potential to continue to excel.”

 

Franz Cerwinka, Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, speaks at a ground-breaking
ceremony for Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Air-Conditioning Systems’ new factory on Sept. 21, 2018.

 

The ground-breaking ceremony for Qingdao Hisense Hitachi Air-Conditioning Systems’ new factory, Sept. 21, 2018.

 

About Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is a global air conditioning manufacturer, established in October 2015 as a joint venture of Johnson Controls International plc and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. Our 16,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions for residential and commercial buildings throughout the world. We exceed customer expectations with the most diverse range of HVAC products in the world – from ductless solutions to chillers to HVAC room air conditioning systems, fueled by our industry-leading technology and innovation. For more information, visit tiestest.com/_stg.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Announces Scholarship Program to Support Women’s Education in Asia

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has donated US$50,000 to establish a scholarship program at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Sep. 25, 2018
  • Other
  • India and Asia

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh – September 25, 2018 – Asian University for Women (“AUW”) and Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning, Inc. announced today that Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has donated US$50,000 to support full scholarships for students of Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. AUW is a leading international, independent university for women in South Asia that is committed to making world-class liberal arts and sciences education accessible to women who aim to become leaders in their communities. Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is a leading provider of air conditioning solutions headquartered in Japan.

The Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Scholarship will be granted to highly-motivated young Asian women who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership ability as they develop their skills, expertise, and professional networks to solve the most pressing issues of the day with innovative and bold solutions. The scholarships will cover their tuition, room and board, healthcare, textbooks, school supplies, and all other educational expenses.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning and its family of companies carry out a wide range of social responsibility activities, guided by our five values of Integrity First, Purpose Led, Customer Driven, Future Focused and One Team. We are committed to doing well by doing good and holding ourselves accountable to make the world a better place through the solutions we provide, our engagement in society, the way we do business, and our commitment to protect people and the environment.

“Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is very excited to have the opportunity to support the Asian University for Women. We sympathize deeply with school’s philosophy, spirit and aspiration to promote women’s empowerment and status improvement. Being ‘future focused’ is one of our core values, and we see this as a unique opportunity to support the next generation of female leaders and businesspeople in Asia,” says Franz Cerwinka, Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning.

“Asian University for Women is delighted to have the commitment of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning to increase access to higher education for highly talented young women in Asia. Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning recognizes the untapped potential of women to become business leaders and social innovators who will engage all strata of society and promote the positive and sustainable development of the region. By investing in students of the Asian University for Women, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has become a model of local capacity building and regional collaboration,” says Professor Nirmala Rao, Vice Chancellor of AUW.

About Asian University for Women
Founded in 2008 and located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Asian University for Women is the first of its kind: a regional institution dedicated to women’s education and leadership development – international in outlook, but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia. Students from 15 countries attend AUW. This University exists solely to support a rising network of women leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers from across the region. It seeks out women who have significant academic potential and demonstrate courage and a sense of outrage at injustice and are empathic to the woes of other people. A majority of AUW’s students are first in their family to enter university; 98% of AUW’s students are on full or near-full scholarship funded by private donors from around the world. A majority of AUW graduates find employment in the private sector in their home countries while about 25% go on to pursue graduate studies. AUW graduates or former students have been admitted to Stanford, Oxford, Columbia, Brandeis, Surrey and a host of other leading universities in the world. For more information, please visit www.asian-university.org.

About Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning, Inc
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is a global air conditioning manufacturer, established in October 2015 as a joint venture of Johnson Controls Inc. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. Our 16,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions for residential and commercial buildings throughout the world. We exceed customer expectations with the most diverse range of HVAC products in the world – from ductless solutions to chillers to HVAC room air conditioning systems, fueled by our industry-leading technology and innovation. Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s wide range of social responsibility activities reflect the diversity of communities that we serve – ranging from building schools and toilet blocks in India and supporting orphanages in Thailand to providing disaster relief in our home country of Japan. For more information, visit tiestest.com/_stg.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning establishes sales company in Vietnam

Accelerates efforts to bolster Southeast Asian sales network
  • Sep. 17, 2018
  • Other
  • India and Asia
September 17, 2018
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning

 

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning (Headquartered: Minato Ward, Tokyo; Chief Executive Officer: Franz Cerwinka) today announced that it will establish a new joint venture, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Vietnam Limited Liability Company, with Thang Uy Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd. on October 1, 2018.

The new company will function as Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s sales company in Vietnam, providing a wide variety of air conditioning solutions ranging from residential and commercial air-conditioners through to large-tonnage chillers and other related services.

In recent years, Southeast Asia has been undergoing dramatic economic growth, with concurrent increases in both personal consumption and capital investment. These trends have resulted in a rapidly expanding market for air conditioners.

As one of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning’s growth strategies for expanding business in the Southeast Asian region, the group is working to strengthen sales networks in various Southeast Asian nations. Growth in the Vietnamese market is particularly prominent so the decision was taken to establish the new company as an important anchor point for business.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Group Chief Executive Officer Franz Cerwinka said, “We are very excited to be taking this new step in Vietnam, one of the most dynamic markets in Southeast Asia and the world. The establishment of this new company represents our strong commitment to the country of Vietnam, the region and its people.”

The new company will be led by General Director Nguyen Quang Hien, who commented, “Hitachi brand air conditioners are respected around the world for their reliability and cutting-edge technology. This new company will enable us to effectively deliver air conditioning solutions that serve the particular needs of consumers and business operators in this rapidly growing market.”

The joint venture will have approximately 80 employees, almost all of whom will be hired locally in Vietnam. A service network covering 64 provinces and product training center for training technical staff will also be established.

The company will aim to achieve double-digit market share in Vietnam within five years and will contribute to the provision of improved air conditioning environments through the supply of high-quality air conditioning solutions under the Hitachi brand.

 

New Company Outline

English name Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Vietnam Limited Liability Company
Head office Ho Chi Minh City
Address Level 6, Royal Center, 235 Nguyen Van Cu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
General Director Nguyen Quang Hien
Date of establishment October 1, 2018
Start of operations October 1, 2018
No. employees Approx. 80
Business details Sales of various air conditioning equipment, related services

 

About Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning is a global air conditioning manufacturer, established in October 2015 as a joint venture of Johnson Controls Inc. and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. Our 16,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions for residential and commercial buildings throughout the world. We exceed customer expectations with the most diverse range of HVAC products in the world – from ductless solutions to chillers to HVAC room air conditioning systems, fueled by our industry-leading technology and innovation. For more information, visit tiestest.com/_stg.

Regional Heating & Cooling | Shinjuku Subcenter Regional Heating

  • Sep. 12, 2018
  • Large-Scale HVAC System
  • Japan

Total 63,000 USRT large-tonnage chillers are operating. Parts of the system are 10,000USRT centrifugal chillers, which is one of the largest capacity centrifugal type in Japan.

 

Centrifugal chillers (Steam-driven)
・10,000USRT x 3
・4,000USRT x 1
・2,000USRT x 1

New topping system
・7,000USRT x 1
・Stem-driven centrifugal chiller 2,870USRT x 1
・Steam-driven double effect absorption chiller 2,065USRT x 2

Inverter-driven centrifugal chiller
・5,000USRT x 4

Steam-driven centrifugal chiller 10,000USRT

Inverter-driven centrifugal chiller 5,000USRT

Regional Heating & Cooling | Minato Mirai 21 Central Area

  • Sep. 12, 2018
  • Large-Scale HVAC System
  • Japan

We delivered our Double effect steam absorption chiller of 3,000USRT from 2010. These chillers are compact yet highly efficient.

 
Double effect steam absorption chiller 3,000USRT x 5

Double effect steam absorption chiller 3,000USRT

Regional Heating & Cooling | Saitama Shinsothin west area

  • Sep. 12, 2018
  • Large-Scale HVAC System
  • Japan

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The absorption chiller installed in this area can serve 5,000USRT per unit, which is a top-class capacity in Japan. It uses the energy from gas turbine and steam from boilers.

 
Double effect steam absorption chiller 5,000USRT x 2

Double effect steam absorption chiller 5,000USRT

Regional Heating & Cooling | Koraku 1, Tokyo

  • Sep. 12, 2018
  • Large-Scale HVAC System
  • Japan

Utilizing waste heat from sewage, our heat pump chillers are producing hot and cool water.
METI grants (2014-2016) were applied for the installation of 4 centrifugal chillers.

 
Heat recovery type centrifugal chiller 1,300USRT x 1
High Efficiency Inverter-controlled Centrifugal Chiller 1,000USRT x 1
Heat pump type centrifugal chiller 1,300USRT x 1
High Efficiency Inverter-controlled Centrifugal Chiller 1,000USRT x 1


Heat pump type centrifugal chiller 1,300USRT

【Applied grants】
Grants for Projects Promoting Expanded Use of Locally-Produced-Locally-Consumed Renewable Energy
(下水熱利用地域冷暖房施設再構築事業)

Regional Heating & Cooling | Sakae 4, Nagoya

  • Sep. 12, 2018
  • Large-Scale HVAC System
  • Japan

Heating tower turbo heat pump and heat-recovery type centrifugal chiller are producing hot water, centrifugal chiller is producing cool water.

 
Centrifugal chiller 1,000USRT x 1
Heat-recovery type centrifugal chiller 1,000USRT x 1
Heating tower turbo heat pump 600USRT x 1


Heating tower turbo heat pump 600USRT

Regional Heating & Cooling | Sakae 3, Nagoya

  • Sep. 12, 2018
  • Large-Scale HVAC System
  • Japan

Highly efficient double-effect steam absorption chillers are in operation, utilizing steam heat from steam boilers of city gas. 

 
Double-effect steam absorption chillers
1,800USRT x 1
1,500USRT x 1
800USRT x 1


Double-effect steam absorption chiller 1,800USRT

Airport | Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

  • Sep. 12, 2018
  • Large-Scale HVAC System
  • Japan

For domestic passenger terminal, new maintenance area and cargo area
 
  • Installed product: Steam-driven double effect absorption chiller 2,500USRT x 4
For international passenger terminal
  • Installed product: Hot water/steam GeneLink 1,000USRT x 1
    ※Utilizing gas-engine CGS waste heat

Hot water/steam GeneLink 1,000USRT (For international passenger terminal)      

Steam-driven double effect absorption chiller 2,500USRT (For domestic passenger terminal)

Office | Iidabashi Grand Bloom

  • Sep. 12, 2018
  • Large-Scale HVAC System
  • Japan

Heat recovery centrifugal chiller, inverter-driven centrifugal chiller and gas-driven absorption chiller are combined to achieve energy efficient cooling and heating, optimizing the cooling and heating operation according to the season and time range. 

 
  • Heat recovery centrifugal chiller 350USRT x 1
  • Inverter-driven centrifugal chiller 600USRT x 2
  • Gas-driven absorption chiller 500USRT x 1
  • Heat recovery centrifugal chiller 350USRT

  • Gas-driven absorption chiller 500USRT