Johnson Controls – Hitachi Air Conditioning India Limited which is the Indian unit of the joint venture between Johnson Controls, Inc and Hitachi Appliances, Japan, aims to leverage the strengths of both the companies to develop products and technologies that are innovative, energy efficient, eco-friendly and fulfill the needs of its consumers
As the construction sector is picking up, conserving the environment is going to be a big challenge. The residential building sector is already one of the largest consumers of electricity in India and by 2031, more than 600 million Indians will be living in cities. Urbanization, not only poses a big threat to the environment but also brings a plethora of opportunities to the various stakeholders involved.
The Indian HVAC & R industry, the elements of which contribute to almost 40% of the total energy consumption in the building, has started working towards incorporating factors like ‘energy efficiency’, ‘environment conservation’, ‘green building’ and ‘smart cities’ into designs and products.
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India manufactures a wide range of products, from room air-conditioners (Split & Window ACs) to commercial air-conditioners including VRF Systems, Chiller, Ductable Air Conditioners, Telecom Air Conditioners. The company is also into trading of Refrigerators, and Air Purifiers. It undertakes complete HVAC projects as well. Hitachi’s three pronged focused strategy of quality, innovation and advance technology keeps it ahead of competition and also helps in delivering products that not only meet but are beyond the expectations of the end users.
For commercial and industrial requirements, Hitachi offers VRF systems, Chillers, Ductable ACs and Cassette ACs. In VRF Systems, Hitachi has developed a wide range of air-conditioning system (up to 54HP). Aimed at addressing the needs of the architects and HVAC Consultants, the SET-FREE FSXN1 (Standard Type) and FSXNH (High efficiency Type) range, offers a holistic approach to air conditioning in modern offices -units that are capable of simultaneously cooling and heating, adapting to the different seasons and various temperature requirements of rooms. With its DC Inverter Driven Compressor, it saves energy and is cost effective. It offers flexibility of installation with its compact and light design and with impressively low noise levels, it provides comfort and reliability. Besides this, with R410A refrigerant, it is environmentally friendly- enabled through an air-conditioning management system that makes it easier for users to have simple, effective control of their air conditioning units to avoid unnecessary energy wastage, including overheating, overcooling and unattended operation. VRF is one category which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14%, so the company has invested in infrastructure and technology to get big growth in this segment.