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Danfoss to build $7.7m refrigeration R&D centre in China

CHINA: Danish manufacturer Danfoss is to build a new CNY50m (US$7.7m) global refrigeration R&D and testing centre in China.

According to the news from Danfoss China, the new 7,000m2 test centre in Wuqing District, Tianjin, is expected to be completed within the next 12 months. It will be dedicated to the research and development and testing of inverter technology for refrigeration and air conditioning compressors, heat pump applications, and environmentally friendly refrigerant alternatives. 

Equipped with the leading-edge technology, Danfoss says the new centre will provide its global commercial compressor customers with professional technical services, especially providing high-level support in the development of green refrigerants and other refrigeration products.

Danfoss says the new test centre will have an important impact on its global R&D layout and the green development of the refrigeration industry. After completion, it’s intended that the centre will “greatly enhance” the company’s innovation capabilities, provide strong hardware support for refrigeration product development and long-term technical reserves.

Describing China as Danfoss’ second home market, Xu Yang, president of Danfoss China, said:  “China has become one of the most important bases in Danfoss’ global R&D territory,” adding Wuqing will become Danfoss’ global bridgehead for the development and production of commercial compressors.”

The Danfoss Tianjin commercial compressor plant to which the new R&D and testing centre belongs is a leader in the global intelligent manufacturing field. In 2019, the factory was rated as the “lighthouse factory” leading the intelligent manufacturing of the fourth industrial revolution by the World Economic Forum.

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