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Danfoss in “refrigeration as service” JV

SWEDEN: Danfoss has formed an energy service joint venture company in Sweden with Norwegian company Ohmia Retail International AS.

Through Ohmia Retail Sweden AB, Danfoss and Ohmia Retail will offer the food retail market accelerated access to the latest, most energy-efficient refrigeration systems and optimised operations. By offering a monthly subscription-based service, the venture will prevent high upfront costs for customers and include a performance guarantee which covers energy consumption, operational reliability, and operating costs.

Based in central Stockholm, Ohmia Retail Sweden will scale these solutions and make the benefits available to customers all over Northern Europe.

With “Refrigeration as a Service” customers enjoy a full turnkey solution that covers the entire lifecycle of the refrigeration equipment, including worry-free maintenance to ensure ongoing reliability. By avoiding high upfront costs, this service enables supermarkets to transition faster to the most energy-efficient technology and natural refrigerants, reducing contributions to climate change.

The Ohmia Retail team will run the operations of the programme, including store designs, energy/engineering consulting, and project management. Danfoss will be a minority shareholder in the joint venture and will provide refrigeration components via the established OEMs and contractors, loT connectivity, and its energy monitoring software Danfoss Alsense.

Discussing Ohmia Retail’s capabilities, Tuuli Sarvilinna, Danfoss Climate Solution’s senior vice president, electronic controllers, and services, said: “They offer very innovative services that give customers a “worry-free” transition to the best-in-class refrigeration systems – helping them reduce energy consumption and costs. It’s a perfect match to combine the strengths of Danfoss controls and loT services with Ohmia Retail’s proven project management and store operation capabilities.”

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