Baxi-OrionSPAIN: The heating and plumbing firm Baxi is planning to launch a range of air conditioners in Spain.

The residential range of Orion mono and multi splits are said to incorporate DC Inverter technology to offer an energy rating A ++ / A + and low noise level of only 20dB.

Originally a UK company, Baxi is now owned by Netherlands-based BDR Thermea, a group formed by the merger of Baxi and De Dietrich Remeha in 2009.

Baxi Heating has Spanish factories in Barcelona and Madrid but the company has so far stayed tight-lipped on the origin of these units or whether it has plans to introduce the new units elsewhere.