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Panasonic appoints Hawco as CO2 CU distributor

UK: Panasonic UK has appointed Surrey-based refrigeration and air conditioning supplier Hawco as a distributor for its CO2 condensing units.

Introduced last year, the Panasonic CO2 range has been developed for small to medium capacity applications in small supermarkets, convenience stores and garage forecourt retail operations. Suitable for both refrigerated and freezer cases, as well as walk-in freezers and cold rooms, they are also suited to provide refrigeration within the restaurant and hotel sectors.

Discussing the new deal, Hawco commercial director Martin Butler said: “We were conscious that from 2022 all new condensing units used for refrigeration will need to be installed using a refrigerant with a global warming potential of 150 or less. In practice, only a handful of refrigerants meet this criterion, with CO2 being the most appealing for most commercial cold room applications.” 

Founded in 1973, Hawco is a leading supplier of engineering component parts and spares to the refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, electrical and process control sectors.

Hawco will be inviting contractors to attend a training session at Panasonic HQ in Bracknell on December 5, with further training sessions scheduled for 2020.

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