Camfil has added Sri Lanka to its global operations, the 51st country that the air filtration expert now has representatives in.
Camfil's MD for India, Shashi Shekhar recently visited Sri Lanka to meet with potential customers. He said: "Sri Lanka is a great addition to our business, with opportunities across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, hospitals, warehousing, waste treatment and data centres. Manufacturing in particular is a growing part of Sri Lanka's economy where good air quality is essential to keep workers safe and processes clean and efficient. This is a new milestone in our strategic business plan. Camfil's endeavour in Sri Lanka will certainly help grow the overall business and promote our noble vision of making clean air a human right in yet another country."
Sales of VRF systems and chillers grew in Europe in 2018, while there was also increased demand for air handling units, cooling towers, heat exchangers and IT cooling.
The latest study of HVAC equipment sales across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region by Eurovent Market Intelligence, based on data collected from manufacturers, also shows that rooftop unit sales were down 12% and chilled beams 6%, while the market for fan coil units is described as 'stagnant' across the region, despite a 13.1% increase in UK sales.
The sector was said to worth close to 7.5billion euros last year, with 2.3bn spent on split systems, 1.67bn on air handling units, 1.38bn on VRF systems and 1.03bn on chillers with a capacity greater than 50kW.
CAREL Group has opened its new 15,000 square metre production plant in Suzhou, China.
The plant at the CAREL Electronic Suzhou subsidiary has been created with the aim of strengthening production for the Chinese market and consolidating the group’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region.