Qingdao Haier-Carrier, UTC Building & Industrial Systems brands participate in China Chain Store Expo 2014
Qingdao Haier-Carrier Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd. and UTC Building & Industrial Systems brands Carrier, Taylor, Chubb, Edwards and others participated in the China Chain Store Expo 2014 in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. During the expo, they showcased 34 products, including its offerings related to the development of green supermarkets from the cold chain to the store. UTC Building & Industrial Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Currently, one-third or more of all food produced never reaches consumers due to spoilage and waste, resulting in 3.3 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. With increasing urbanization in China, more and more Chinese are paying attention to food waste. “As China’s urban population grows, large amounts of fresh produce needs to be transported from ‘farm to fork’ every day, creating demand for innovative cold chain technologies to keep the food fresh and safe,” Ross Shuster, president, UTC Building & Industrial Systems, North Asia, said at the China Retail Leadership Summit 2014. “Food waste is a global issue, both for society and our planet. Improved cold chain technologies can help optimize food supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
In addition to reducing food waste and associated carbon emissions, the food retail industry worldwide is seeking to reduce emissions from energy consumption. Given that refrigeration accounts for more than 40 percent of a supermarket’s overall energy consumption, owners are turning to highly energy-efficient and low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to improve energy efficiency and protect the environment.
“Retailers are selecting refrigeration systems using natural refrigerants over traditional HFC systems due to their energy efficiency and performance and ability to reduce carbon emissions and bring down product life-cycle costs. Almost two-thirds of large supermarkets in northern and western Europe are using natural refrigerants,” said George Ko, vice president of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and fire and security, China, UTC Building & Industrial Systems. “Carrier is proud to offer natural refrigerant technology in China for the Chinese retailers focused on carbon reduction and energy efficiency.”
In addition to its refrigeration offerings, UTC Building & Industrial Systems also showcased Carrier thermostats, HVAC equipment and screw compressors; Taylor ice cream machines; Edwards fire alarm systems and Interlogix burglar alarm systems. UTC Building & Industrial Systems provides integrated total solutions for retail customers, as well as technical and equipment support for supermarkets in China.
The China Chain Store Expo 2014 is organized by the China Chain Store & Franchise Association. Founded in 1999, the expo is now the largest chain retail exhibition event in China.
About UTC Building & Industrial Systems
UTC Building & Industrial Systems is the world’s largest provider of building technologies. Its elevator, escalator, fire-safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems and services promote integrated, high-performance buildings that are safer, smarter and sustainable. UTC Building & Industrial Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.BIS.UTC.com or follow@UTCBIS on Twitter.
About Qingdao Haier Carrier Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd
Qingdao Haier Carrier Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd. is a joint venture, established by Haier Group, China and Carrier Corporation, US, in 2001. After more than 10 years of development, QHC has become a world-class company. Its products include supermarket display cases, compressor unit (scroll rack, screw rack and parallel) and heat exchanger (air-cooled condenser and air cooler). QHC can also provide integrated refrigeration solutions. QHC has a laboratory with national certification and devote to provide advanced energy-saving system including CO2 system. Its products and technology are world ahead. Qingdao Haier Carrier Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd is a member of the China Chain Store & Franchise Association.