The first three Toshiba 10kW wall mounted air conditioning units have been installed in Ireland, with distributor GT Phelan securing the hat-trick of projects.
At its recent annual distributor conference in Stockport, Toshiba announced that the larger capacity 10kW high-walls were being added to its range. GT Phelan, one of Toshiba’s longest-serving distributors, placed a stock order and sold the first three of the 10kW units for contrasting air conditioning projects across Ireland in the first week following delivery. These sales were for applications in a medical storage warehouse, a creche, and an IT company’s main communications room.
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.