Top Mergers and Developments to Transform Heat Pumps Landscape

All-In-One Yutaki-SCombi Heat Pumps to Offer Solutions for Difficult Installations

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe lately entered into a strategic collaboration with Freedom Heat Pumps, a heat pumps distributor in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Freedom is selling the new air-to-water heat pumps by Hitachi to the installers, which holds Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) approval. The new range of heat pumps are inclusive of Yutaki-SCombi, an all-in-one pre-wired and pre-plumbed heat pumps as well as hot water system with unique effectiveness and low-noise levels. The new wide-ranging portfolio is also inclusive of Yutaki-S80, very high temperature unit by Hitachi that can produce hot water to nearly 80°C. This in turn makes the product ideal for replacing ineffective heating systems. In addition, the product is also eligible for RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) of the UK Government. Increasing number of production sales of Hitachi units as next-gen products that are built and designed in EU is expected to open-up lucrative growth avenues for Freedom Heat Pumps.

The new impressive and wide-ranging product portfolio of heat pumps by Hitachi is expected to pose positive prospects and solutions for the installations that were not carried out earlier. In addition, Hitachi is looking forward to offer renewable heating systems to the houses across UK.

Heat Pumps Integration in the All-New Mercedes-Benz EQC crossover SUV to Pre-Climatise Interior

Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled its all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC crossover SUV, marking the beginning of a new mobility period at Daimler. The new Mercedes-Benz model is launched under the new technology and product brand EQ. The Electronic Quality Control (EQC) features an all-new compact electric drivetrains and drive system development at each axle. The EQC provides intelligent functions and services completely focused on electromobility. It includes:

Pre-entry climate controlling: The feature ensures the vehicle’s interior at desired temperature at the time of departure. It is programmed directly by means of Mercedes me App. The sophisticated system integrated with electric heater boosters and heat pumps helps in pre-climatizing the interior.

Vehicle structure of EQC is adapted for catering to the specific demands of electrical battery and components, in order to attain high-safety level. Wide-ranging experience of the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC crossover SUV with high-voltage drive systems resulted in multi-stage safety concepts, which deploys during an accident. Series production of EQC product-line is likely to commence in 2019 at Mercedes-Benz plant, Bremen. The new EQC is integrated in ongoing series production as fully-electric vehicle.

Apart from this, Ingersoll-Rand plc has entered into a 50% JV with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for marketing, distribution and sales of VRF (Virtual routing and forwarding) and ductless air conditioning and heating systems in the US as well as select nations in Latin America. Moreover, the system sold by JV are variable-speed mini-split, highly efficient, multi-split as well as VRF heat pumps and air conditioners for homes along with commercial and light commercial applications.

A recent study by Future Market Insights on heat pumps market indicates surging demand for eco-friendly devices with significant degree of the installation bases, draws growth and development of heat pumps market.

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