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BRAZIL: Air conditioning manufacturer Gree has a service team on standby at the Rio Olympic Games after equipping a number of Olympic venues with its products.

Awarded special supplier status, the Chinese manufacturer has provided air conditioning for a number of buildings and venues including the main stadiums, hotels, Olympic Village, media village and airport.

This is the latest in a string of high profile sporting events where Gree has been a supplier of air conditioning. These include the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi, the World Cup in South Africa, Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, Asian Games in Guangzhou, Universiade in Shenzhen, FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the Ice Hockey World Championships.

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To support the installation, Gree Brazil has set up a special service team of technicians, dedicated to ensuring all the equipment runs smoothly and efficiently throughout.

Gree was among the first Chinese companies to set up in Brazil when it established a factory in the Manaus Free Trade Zone in 2001. It is now one of the top three air conditioning manufacturers in Brazil with an annual capacity of over 300,000 units and annual sales of $200m.

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