Panasonic has appointed Kooltech to distribute its range of commercial refrigeration CO2 condensing units from its seven branches across the UK.
Paul Taylor, Panasonic UK Sales Manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kooltech on board as a UK distributor of our Cold Chain CO2 condensing units. The company has a large, knowledgeable team, who are skilled in energy-saving solutions. Their reach will help us satisfy customer demand for new solutions in the changing world of refrigeration and to help futureproof businesses within the retail and cold chain sectors.”
Eddie Mills, National Marketing and Positioning Manager for Kooltech, said: “With new F-Gas Regulations coming into force and with specifiers and installers being more aware of the greener alternatives, we are seeing an increase in customer demand shifting towards more natural refrigerants such as CO2 for their refrigeration needs.
“Having investigated alternatives, we found that Panasonic is ahead of the curve with its CO2 range. The company has over 10 years of development behind the product range, and customers and installers speak highly of the energy efficiency, compact size and reliability.
“Kooltech can provide complete design and technical support. We are delighted to now be working with Panasonic and to be able to offer our customers a CO2 solution for their refrigeration applications.”
The Panasonic commercial refrigeration CO2 range has been developed for small to medium capacity applications within the retail and food service sectors and is said to be particularly suited for installations in small supermarkets, convenience stores and garage forecourt retail operations. Units in the range work with both refrigerated and freezer showcases, as well as walk-in freezers and cold rooms.
The units each comprise of a highly efficient two-stage rotary compressor unique to Panasonic (covered by a five-year warranty) and all models are suitable for medium and low temperature applications. A heat recovery function can also be applied to provide heating, using the waste heat from the system to produce free hot water.
The Panasonic CO2 condensing units are said to be designed for fast and easy plug and play commissioning, with extended pipe runs between 25 and 100 metres. The units also feature four pre-programmed application settings and can be integrated with market leading controllers.
The team at Kooltech are completing a training plan with Panasonic for the new product range and over the coming months will be inviting contractors to attend online sessions in the use of CO2 and installation of the units, assisted by experts from Panasonic.