11 April 2023
A-Gas has expanded lifecycle refrigerant management its operations into New Zealand.
A-Gas Australia managing director Brett Ferguson said: “Building on our leading market position in Australia and globally, we are excited to be bringing our lifecycle refrigerant management (LRM) capabilities to New Zealand. Our unique capability in the recovery, reclamation and repurposing of refrigerants will play a vital role in helping the New Zealand HVAC-R sector to transition to a lower carbon future.”
The newly established A-Gas New Zealand site is located in South Auckland and will employ a locally formed team under the leadership of Mitch Williamson, A-Gas New Zealand country manager. He said: “After spending over a decade in Australia working within the HVAC-R industry, I’m thrilled to be back in my homeland and servicing customers in New Zealand. Our industry is continually challenged by changes in regulations and technology and I look forward to working with customers, government, and industry in the New Zealand market to help manage those challenges.”
The A-Gas site in New Zealand will have the capability to process and clean recovered refrigerant from the local market. Used refrigerant sent to the facility will undergo chemical analysis at the onsite laboratory and will be reclaimed to meet the AHRI 700 standard.
The multi-million dollar investment by A-Gas will provide the New Zealand market with state-of-the-art gas separation technology, along with high-speed refrigerant recovery, a unique reclaim cylinder exchange service and on-site laboratory and analytical services.
A-Gas can also provide customers and partners with the most environmentally acceptable destruction service available. A-Gas recently announced the development of its enhanced PyroPlas refrigerant destruction technology to deal effectively with halons, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and mixtures of all previous generations of used refrigerant, as well as an increase in the prevalence of flammables.
Customers in Australia and New Zealand will be able to use this proven destruction technology designed and built in their own backyard.
Brett Ferguson added: “New Zealand’s unwavering commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is strongly aligned with the A-Gas purpose to protect and enhance the environment, and the team are on hand to support our new and existing customers in the region.”