USA/INDIA: US industrial refrigeration controls company VaCom Technologies has expanded its interests with the opening of an office in the city of Pune, India.
VaCom Technologies, with sites in Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Denver, became part of Bitzer US in 2018. Originally established in 1992, the company has been a pioneer in energy-efficiency consulting and its application within the food and beverage and cold chain logistics markets.
“The need for energy efficiency is growing in parallel with India’s burgeoning cold chain and refrigerated food production industries,” commented VaCom MD Matt Lish. “With the formation of this new, local company, we are looking forward to offering equivalent, unparalleled support to both North American as well as Indian cold storage and food processing companies as they too expand their operations across both markets.”
The potential of the Indian market was echoed by Gianni Parlanti, Bitzer’s chief sales and marketing officer and member of the executive board: “At Bitzer, it is our steady aim to strengthen the energy efficiency of our customers’ systems and to support the use of low-GWP refrigerants. It is beyond doubt that the Indian market is rapidly evolving in this respect. This is where VaCom comes in with their proven expertise in industrial refrigeration controls and energy efficiency solutions.”
Harvinder Bhatia, managing director of Bitzer and VaCom India, added: “The Indian market will be shaped by energy-efficient solutions in the future seeing that the costs for high-GWP refrigerants are rising. VaCom’s approaches are ideal for a populous country like India, where the transition to sustainable, intelligent technologies is a high priority due to the significant environmental impact.”