Heat pump chillers from Panasonic/Systemair

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Published: 05 March 2019


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Toshiyuki Takagi, executive officer of Panasonic Corporation and president of Panasonic Air-Conditioner, and Gerald Engström, chairman and founder of Systemair, announcing the strategic partnership at Climatizacion 2019
Panasonic is to introduce a heat pump chiller series as part of a strategic partnership with ventilation specialist Systemair.

The first phase of the collaboration will see Panasonic launch the ECOi-W, described as a highly efficient and environmentally friendly heat pump chiller series, featuring Systemair’s air source reversible chiller technology. 

​Expected to be available from autumn this year, it will offer cooling capacities from 20kW to 210kW and an operating range of -17°C (heating) to 50°C (cooling).
The new partners say they aim to integrate Systemair’s indoor air quality-led ventilation with Panasonic’s residential and commercial heat pumps, control technology and connectivity.

Toshiyuki Takagi, executive officer of Panasonic Corporation and president of Panasonic Air-Conditioner, said: “We see this as a great synergistic opportunity to develop, deliver and meet the higher level of environmental demands of our customers, in addition to providing long-term business prospects across an evolving European market. Systemair’s outstanding product range and wealth of experience within the HVAC&R and ventilation industry, aligns well with our commitment to offering customers exceptional value, features and product quality.”

Roland Kasper, CEO of Systemair, said “We are very excited for this partnership and the new opportunity that this will create for new innovative and seamless solutions. Together, we aim to enhance building operations, optimise energy efficiency, lower their carbon footprint and reduce energy costs. Through this partnership, we will be able to provide enhanced solutions that will play a leading role in the development of buildings of the future.”