CZECH REPUBLIC: Panasonic has commenced residential air-to-water heat pump production at its TV factory in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

The new factory, starting with one production line, will progressively increase manufacture to reach 40,000 Aquarea units yearly, according to Panasonic’s mid-term plan, becoming one of the main factories for Aquarea.

Until now, Panasonic has exported air-to-water heat pumps to Europe from its Malaysian air-conditioning equipment factory.

Panasonic officials including Europe MD Enrique Vilamitjana (left) open the new facility

Panasonic says the new production facility will increase its capability to meet growing demand for energy efficient heating and cooling in properties across the region. Lead times for European customers will be reduced and it will provide a more localised and agile approach to product design in line with European regulations.

“We are very proud of this new facility and the capabilities it gives us in Europe. We’ve seen year-on-year growth in demand for our Aquarea air-to-water products and I’m looking forward to satisfying that demand over Europe.” commented Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning Europe MD Enrique Vilamitjana.

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