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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.

Support for people and communities affected by the July 2018 Japan floods

  • Aug. 30, 2018
  • Other
  • Japan
August 30, 2018
Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Co., Ltd.
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Tokyo, Japan – We would like to offer our deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones in the Japan floods of July 2018. Our thoughts are also with those who suffered other injuries and loss.

Johnson Controls and Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning will donate 2 million yen – 1 million yen each – through the Central Community Chest of Japan to support those affected by the floods. Central Community Chest of Japan is a partner of United Way Worldwide (UWW), an international non-profit organization operating in over 40 countries and regions. Johnson Controls is known as one of a largest contributor to UWW in Wisconsin State, United States.

In addition to that, both companies will raise a charity donation by employees and their labor unions.

We most sincerely hope the affected regions will be able to rebuild and recover as rapidly as possible.

Employees volunteer to help keep Watarase Reservoir for the birds

  • May. 16, 2018
  • Other
  • Japan

 

May 16, 2018 – Visitors to the expansive Watarase Reservoir, two hours north of Tokyo, can expect to find extensive birdlife and fish – those are, after all, what helped earn it registration under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in 2012.

What visitors probably wouldn’t expect to find are teams of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning and Hitachi Reftechno employees picking up litter. But that was the spectacle on April 21, when more than 100 employees, family and friends from the nearby Tochigi factory participated in a reservoir cleanup operation as part of their regular “Blue Sky Involve” program.

Under clear spring skies, participants were provided with gloves and trash bags before setting to work picking up garbage from their allotted section on the northern side of the 3,300 ha reservoir, which straddles the borders of Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaraki and Saitama prefectures.

Employees volunteer to help keep Watarase Reservoir for the birds

Pleasingly, participants reported that there was less trash than expected, although they still managed to find dozens of empty cans, plastic bottles and even an old televisions. By the end of the day, a significant volume had been collected.

The clean up operation has been held annually since 2001 and is supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. This year more than 5,000 people participated in total, with the group from Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning and Hitachi Reftechno being the largest.

Blue Sky Involve is a part of the sustainability activities of Johnson Controls, the majority shareholder in Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning. It encourages company employees to volunteer with local non-profit organizations in support of the arts, education, environment.

After a morning of litter-collecting, participants had a relaxing picnic with boxed lunches, giving them the opportunity to get to know each other and enjoy the natural environment they had helped preserve.

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  • May. 02, 2018

“Frost Wash” inventors lauded by JEMA for contributions to the electronic manufacturing industry

  • Apr. 17, 2018
  • Other
  • Japan

April 23, 2018 – “Frost Wash,” the groundbreaking technology that makes it possible to clean the inside of residential air conditioners, has been popular with consumers in Japan since it was released in late 2017. Now its inventors have received industry accolades, too.

In a ceremony held at Tokyo’s Keidanren Kaikan on April 12, the Japan Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (JEMA) bestowed “Excellence Awards” on Hiroyuki Hashimoto and Fumitaka Nishioka, two Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning engineers based in the company’s Tochigi factory who led development of the innovative technology.

“Frost Wash” addresses an issue that had long stumped the air conditioning industry – how to effectively and efficiently clean the inside of residential air conditioning units. While many consumers will be familiar with the process of cleaning the filters inside air conditioners, cleaning inside the machine itself has usually required professional assistance.

“Frost Wash” technology helps out by automating the process entirely. Launched in Japan in October 2017 in the “Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun” Premium X Series of air conditioners, it involves the automatic freezing and then rapid thawing of the air conditioner’s heat exchanger. Dust and grease, which if left to build up can cause of unpleasant odors, are effortlessly drained away as the unit thaws.

Hashimoto and Nishioka were delighted to receive their awards.

“I am truly delighted that we have received recognition from outside the company for the results that have been achieved through the skills, ideas, and cooperation of everyone involved,” Hashimoto said. “I hope to continue developing industry-leading technology that can contribute to the growth of the industry.”

Nishioka highlighted the team-nature of the development work. “Thanks to the efforts and cooperation of everybody involved, we were able to receive this award for the development of the ‘Frost Wash’ system used in the ‘Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun’ air conditioners,” he said. “I attended the award ceremony as a representative of the team, and I feel truly honored. I will try and do everything I can in the future to solve new issues in air conditioning technology.”

The annual JEMA awards, which are now in their 67th year, are presented to regular members of JEMA who contributed to the progress and development of the electronic manufacturing industry. They are intended to contribute to the development of the industry by encouraging improvements in technology and motivating members to achieve higher efficiency.

Nobuyuki Tao Profile image

  • Oct. 18, 2018

India VP and GM named “Most Promising Leader of the Year” by WBR Corp

  • Apr. 09, 2018
  • Other
  • India and Asia

April 9, 2018 – Gurmeet Singh, Vice President and General Manager of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India Limited, has been recognized as the “Most Promising Leader of the Year” in the Commercial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration category by World Business Review Corporation (WBR Corp.).

At an award ceremony held in Mumbai on February 28, 2018, Singh’s long-term contributions to the Indian heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry were recognized, in particular his extensive work with various government bodies informing effective policies and helping to develop the entire local air conditioning industry.

WBR Corp. is one of the top brand management consulting and researching firms in Asia, and has been doing events in India and at an international level for more than a decade. This year’s “Most Enterprising Brands & Leaders of Asia 2018″ awards attracted more than 1,500 entries, which were evaluated and shortlisted in different categories.

After accepting his award, Singh stated, “It is a great honor to be recognized at such a big forum, where brands and leaders of international stature are involved. I dedicate this award to my journey with Hitachi. Backed by innovation, technology, and industry-leading expertise, we are all set to take the Hitachi brand to new heights.”

Singh has more than 25 years of experience in the HVAC industry and has been associated with the Hitachi brand for more than 15 years. He is the President of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association, and an Executive Committee member of the Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association (CEAMA). He is also no stranger to accolades, having been given the “Man of Appliances” award by CEAMA last year for his outstanding contributions to the appliances industry.

India VP and GM named “Most Promising Leader of the Year” by WBR Corp

Hitachi Room Air Conditioner “Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun” New E Series / W Series/ G Series Products to Include “Frost Wash” Technology

More New Models to Launch with Popular New Automated Heat Exchanger Cleaning Technology
  • Feb. 27, 2018
  • Residential Air Conditioning
  • Japan
February 27, 2018
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Co., Ltd.

 

[Products for Japanese market only]
Only for reference. This press release is for Japan market only.

 

 
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning (CEO: Franz Cerwinka), from early March, is starting the launch of a total of 22 new products in the “Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun” New E Series / W Series/ G Series (hereafter E Series / W Series / G Series) equipped with the “Frost Wash” technology designed to automatically clean the heat exchanger periodically through the year by washing away* the attached dust and grease that may be one cause of noxious odors. The process is accomplished by automatically freezing and then rapidly thawing the heat exchanger, one of the components inside the air conditioning unit.

The “Frost Wash” technology automatically and regularly (*1) cleans the heat exchanger, a component which is difficult to clean by hand, throughout the year to ensure the inside of the air conditioner remains in a sanitary condition. This innovative new technology operates year-round to remove dirt that could not be removed using the previous heat exchanger coating method which harnessed the water created during the cooling or dehumidifier cycle (*2).

The technology was first incorporated into residential air conditioners for the domestic Japanese market with the launch of the “Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun” Premium X Series in October 2017.

The “Stainless Clean” system, Hitachi’s proprietary system which harnesses stainless steel to achieve disinfectant action (*3) has been incorporated into the E Series and W Series models. This system will also be incorporated into the G Series product lineup.

In addition to this, all three series will feature the “Frost Wash” capability, which further expands the cleaning ability inside the air conditioner.

The E Series and W Series models will for the first time include “Frost Wash Standard”, and the G Series models will be equipped with “Frost Wash Light”. “Frost Wash Standard” includes the automatic cleaning function that makes use of the “Kurashi Camera” while “Frost Wash Light” focuses on the basic functions of regular automatic washing and manual washing. In each of the respective series, a range of functions are available for selection according to the customers’ needs (Fig.1 Features comparison of the E Series / W Series / G Series).

The Kurashi Camera included in the E Series and W Series detects the number of occupants in the room and their position, and only operates the automatic cleaning procedure when the room is unoccupied.

*Not all dirt can be removed.

Series (reference) X Series E Series W Series G Series
Frost Wash Frost Wash ‘Premium’ Frost Wash ‘Standard’ Frost Wash ‘Standard’ Frost Wash ‘Light’
Washing procedure modified according to room conditions
Ions released after drying
Automatically washes when room is unoccupied
Time of wash can be set using timer
Option for manual wash
Stainless Clean system
Stainless steel reservoir
Kurashi Camera (*4) Automatic Frost Wash functionality depends on the type of Kurashi Camera installed Kurashi Camera AI Kurashi Camera F Kurashi Camera Kurashi Sensor (Daylight sensor)

Fig.1 Features comparison of the E Series / W Series / G Series

 

(*1) This function may not operate in certain environments.
(*2) Comparison with our company’s previous W series model (2016 model)
(*3) The unit does not disinfect the air emitted from the unit. 
●Organization conducting tests: Boken Quality Evaluation Institute ●Test method: Based on JIS Z 2801 quantitative test (film adhesion method)  ●Test scope: Disinfection of bacteria found on and collected from various components including air flow duct, flaps, fans, and heat exchanger. Amount of bacteria eliminated assessed after 24 hours.
(*4) Kurashi Camera: This device detects the position of people, their degree of movement, distances within the room, and sunlight. The Kurashi Camera F can also detect the position of people’s feet.
AI is an abbreviation of Artificial Intelligence. The camera identifies people in the room, and uses AI to predict the occupant’s likely perception of room temperature based on the amount of time they have already spent in the room. Kurashi Camera AI is equipped with this functionality.

■Hitachi Room Air Conditioner website

http://kadenfan.hitachi.co.jp/ra/

■Product Lineup

Room Air Conditioner “Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun” E Series

Type Cooling capacity Power supply Manufacturer’s recommended retail price Scheduled launch date
RAS-E22H 2.2 kW Single phase 100V No recommended retail price End of April
RAS-E25H 2.5 kW
RAS-E28H 2.8 kW
RAS-E36H 3.6 kW
RAS-E40H2 4.0 kW Single phase 200V
RAS-EL56H2 5.6 kW
RAS-EL63H2 6.3 kW
RAS-EL71H2 7.1 kW

 

Room Air Conditioner “Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun” W Series

Type Cooling capacity Power supply Manufacturer’s recommended retail price Scheduled launch date
RAS-W22H 2.2 kW Single phase 100V No recommended retail price Early March
RAS-W25H 2.5 kW
RAS-W28H 2.8 kW
RAS-W36H 3.6 kW
RAS-W40H2 4.0 kW Single phase 200V
RAS-W56H2 5.6 kW
RAS-WL63H2 6.3 kW Early May
RAS-WL71H2 7.1 kW

 

Room Air Conditioner “Stainless Clean Shirokuma-kun” G Series

Type Cooling capacity Power supply Manufacturer’s recommended retail price Scheduled launch date
RAS-G22H 2.2 kW Single phase 100V No recommended retail price Late March
RAS-G25H 2.5 kW
RAS-G28H 2.8 kW
RAS-G36H 3.6 kW
RAS-G40H2 4.0 kW Single phase 200V
RAS-G56H2 5.6 kW

 

Renewal Models of “FLEXMULTI-R” Have Been Developed

— Improvement of energy-saving performance and reduction of installation area —
  • Feb. 20, 2018
  • Commercial Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Japan
February 20, 2018
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Co., Ltd.

 

[Products for Japanese market only]
Only for reference. This press release is for Japan market only.

RAS-AP400SGR_01
“FLEXMULTI-R” multi-split air conditioning system for buildings (RAS-AP400SGR)

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Co., Ltd. (CEO: Franz Cerwinka) has developed “renewal models(*1) of ‘FLEXMULTI-R’ multi-split air conditioning system for buildings” that can reuse existing pipes, SGR series and SSR series, and will start their production in June 2018.

The renewal models improved APF2015 (Annual Performance Factor)(*2) and reduced installation area compared to past models. Like the past models, pipe cleaning work of existing pipes is unnecessary(*3) due to internal renewal filter that removes water and oxide inside existing pipes, and process of replacing work is shortened.

 
(*1) Dedicated outdoor unit for reusing existing pipes upon replacing only outdoor unit and indoor unit when renewing from existing systems
(*2) APF is based on JIS B 8616:2015
(*3) Refrigerant recovery operation using existing unit needs to be possible

■Background of development

There have been many needs for the renewal model which can reuse existing pipes, as an option that enables air conditioner replacing work period to be shortened and cost to be reduced since past models, in addition, energy-saving performance and installation flexibility are also being desired. In order to respond to the customers’ demands, new products that improve energy-saving performance and reduce installation area were developed.

■Features of new products

The developed “renewal ‘FLEXMULTI-R’” has 2 series: highly efficient SGR series and compact SSR series.

The 2 series are successors to conventional DGR series and DSR series, but they were developed based on “FLEXMULTI-R heating-cooling changeover” SG series and SS series released in 2016. Diversifying demands of customers are answered by proposing SGR series to customers who desire higher efficiency and SSR series to customers who desire smaller unit.

1.Improvement of energy-saving performance

SGR series type 400(*4), a representative model of the new products, adopted 2-fan structure which was also adopted in the SG series, that improves efficiency during low load operation , and Σ-shape heat exchanger which brings out effect of the 2-fan structure to the fullest extent. Due to adoption of long bell mouth with multistage expansion structure, fan input is drastically reduced by not only controlling leak but also dispersing wind into small whirls and making the flow smooth.

By mounting a new compressor which newly adopts gas injection cycle(*5), energy-saving performance is improved for the new products. Due to such technologies, SGR series type 400 achieved APF2015 (Annual Performance Factor) of 6.1(*6) which is top class in the industry.

2.Installation area reduced by approximately 44% (SGR series type 400)

With the SGR series, capacity per single unit was enlarged. This created single outdoor unit(*7) and reduced the number of combined units of the outdoor unit. Not only can installation area be reduced but also installation process can be shortened. The SGR series type 400 which adopted large-capacity compressor reduced installation area by approximately 44% compared to past DGR series type 400(*8).

The SSR series is even more compact than the SGR series. This enables installation in even smaller space.

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  • (*4) New FLEXMULTI-R renewal SGR series type 400 outdoor unit type RAS-AP400SGR
  • (*5) Electricity consumption is reduced by restoring motive power of compressor with capacity improved by gas injection
  • (*6) As of February 14, 2018. Combination with “4-way Ceiling Cassette” in a multi-split air conditioning system for buildings
  • (*7) With new FLEXMULTI-R renewal SGR series type 400-500. Outdoor unit type RAS-AP400SGR, RAS-AP450SGR, RAS-AP500SGR
  • (*8) Current FLEXMULTI-R renewal DGR series type 400 outdoor unit type RAS-AP400DGR3

■Type name and start of production

The lineup of the current DGR series consists of type 140-1000 for a total of 17 models(*9). 3 models, type 1060, 1120 and 1180, are added to the SGR series for a total of 20 models(*10), and said series responds to various needs for air conditioning load.

  Type name
(equivalent horsepower / number of models)
Start of production
FLEXMULTI-R
Heating-cooling changeover renewal SGR series
Type 140-1180 (5-42 equivalent horsepower / 20 models) June 2018 (scheduled)
FLEXMULTI-R
Heating-cooling changeover renewal SSR series
Type 224-1180 (8-42 equivalent horsepower / 18 models)

  
(*9)  Current “FLEXMULTI-R renewal” DGR series outdoor unit type RAS-AP140DGR3~RAS-AP1000DGR3
(*10) New “FLEXMULTI-R renewal” SGR series outdoor unit type RAS-AP140SGR~RAS-AP1180SGR

■Specifications of new products

1.Specifications of “‘FLEXMULTI-R’ renewal SGR series”

Type name 
(equivalent horsepower)
Type of outdoor unit Cooling capacity 
<kW>
Heating capacity 
<kW>
External dimensions of outdoor unit 
<mm>
Width Length Height
Type 140 (5) RAS-AP140SGR 14.0 16.0 950 765 1,675
Type 160 (6) RAS-AP160SGR 16.0 18.0
Type 224 (8)) RAS-AP224SGR 22.4 25.0
Type 280 (10) RAS-AP280SGR 28.0 31.5 1,210
Type 335 (12) RAS-AP335SGR 33.5 37.5
Type 400 (14) RAS-AP400SGR 40.0 45.0
Type 450 (16) RAS-AP450SGR 45.0 50.0 1,600
Type 500 (18) RAS-AP500SGR 50.0 56.0

Note) Indicates single unit

  

2.Specifications of “‘FLEXMULTI-R’ renewal SSR series”

Model name
(equivalent horsepower)
Model of outdoor unit Cooling capacity
<kW>
Heating capacity
<kW>
External dimensions of outdoor unit
<mm>
Width Length Height
Type 224 (8) RAS-AP224SSR 22.4 25.0 950 765 1,675
Type 280 (10) RAS-AP280SSR 28.0 31.5
Type 335 (12) RAS-AP335SSR 33.5 37.5
Type 400 (14) RAS-AP400SSR 40.0 45.0 1,210
Type 450 (16) RAS-AP450SSR 45.0 50.0
Type 500 (18) RAS-AP500SSR 50.0 56.0
Type 560 (20) RAS-AP560SSR 56.0 63.0 1,600
Type 615 (22) RAS-AP615SSR 61.5 69.0
Type 670 (24) RAS-AP670SSR 67.0 77.5

Note) Indicates single unit

Support for People and Communities Affected by the Recent Earthquake in Eastern Taiwan

  • Feb. 15, 2018
  • Other
  • India and Asia
Press Release
February 15, 2018
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning

 
 We at Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning would like to offer our deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones in the earthquake that struck Hualien County Eastern Taiwan on February 6. Our thoughts are also with those who suffered other injury and loss.

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Taiwan Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning (Headquarters: Minato Ward, Tokyo, CEO Franz Cerwinka), on February 9, 2018 made a donation of 2 million Taiwanese dollars (approximately ¥7.2 million) to the authorities of Hualien County to help provide relief for those affected by the earthquake and to fund efforts towards reconstruction.

It is our heartfelt wish that the region will be able to rebuild and recover as rapidly as possible.