Smardt expands chiller sales in China

Smardt-EK-signing

Smardt and Euroklimat sign their strategic alliance contract at Chongqing, earlier this month. From left: Lee Phong Ker, EK CEO; Ho Nyuk Choy, EK chairman; Roger Richmond-Sith, Smardt CEO and Sam Ringwaldt, Smardt GM, East Asia.

CHINA: Smardt, the global oil-free centrifugal chiller manufacturer, has formed a partnership with the Chinese arm of Italian manufacturer Euroklimat (EK) to expand sales of its products in China.

Euroklimat is said to be the largest European brand in China with 29 branches across the country. EK’s sales network includes over a thousand dealers and a nationwide technical support and service facility which operates 24 hours a day. EK’s Guangdong campus includes some 70,000m² of manufacturing space with an array of certified test facilities.

EK CEO Lee Phong Ker said today: “In the past seven years, EK has built a comprehensive HVAC product range and a strong market presence in China which provides an ideal platform for this world-leading range of oil-free magnetic bearing chillers.”

Smart was founded in Montreal, Canada, in 2005 to focus on the Turbocor oil-free centrifugal compressor technology. In 2005 the company joined forces with Australian heat exchanger company PowerPax to form the Smardt Chiller Group. In 2011, Smardt was joined by another oil-free technology pioneer OPK Klimatechnik of Stuttgart, Germany.

Smardt now operates factories in Germany, Australia, Canada, USA, China and Brazil, with regional service centres are located in Melbourne and Singapore.

Smardt CEO Roger Richmond-Smith noted: “The challenge of the world’s largest chiller market offers an enormous growth curve as we harness our well-proven magnetic bearing chiller technology to deliver very big energy efficiencies. The built environment uses some 40% of China’s total energy consumption for heating and cooling, and Smardt-EK is set to make a big reduction in this.”


Latest news from the world of air conditioning and refrigeration

UK News

1st December, 2016

steve-gowing-home

Stonegrove appoints Gowing

UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.

1st December, 2016

javac-award-climate-center

Javac achieves Climate Center double

UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.

28th November, 2016

kevin-munson-home

Ruskin renamed Swegon Air Management

UK: Ruskin Air Management has been renamed Swegon Air Management following its acquisition by the Swedish manufacturer Swegon.

25th November, 2016

swep-tentlingen

SWEP to close Swiss plant

SWEDEN: Heat exchanger manufacturer SWEP is to close its manufacturing plant in Tentlingen, Switzerland, moving production to factories in Slovakia and Sweden.

World News

5th December, 2016

43761248_s

Bitzer opens subsidiary in Iran

IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.

4th December, 2016

137284

Honeywell faces action over leak

USA: Seven local residents are reported to be suing Honeywell after a chemical leak at its Geismar, Louisiana, plant in August.

3rd December, 2016

daikin-czech-rep

Daikin Plzen plant is BES 6001 certified

BELGIUM: Daikin Europe’s factory in the Czech Republic has joined the group’s factory in Ostend by becoming certified to the BRE’s responsible sourcing standard.

3rd December, 2016

young-buskirk-chairmans-awards

AHRI rises to chairman’s challenge

USA: Parker Hannifin and Daikin were the big winners in a unique competition designed to raise the level of awareness of the HVACR industry both in school and government.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
Leave A Comment