It was an extremely busy year for Airefrig Australia in 2018 with the focus on energy efficiency, noise levels and new refrigerants.
Airefrig said customer demand for new refrigerants was due to the new quota system introduced on January 1 as a result of the HFC phasedown.
In May the wholesaler participated in the ARBS exhibition with its largest stand (162m2) in the 20 years it had exhibited in the three-day event.
The theme of the stand was to display the newest and latest releases from major partners from around the globe, focusing heavily on energy efficiency and noise levels.
At the exhibition, Airefrig released the Optyma Plus and Plus Inverter condensing units to the Australian market.
These units are an extension of the successful Danfoss Optyma range released 12 months ago by Airefrig in Australia. Adding to the successful Optyma Slim range, these units have been developed to be energy efficient and have very low noise levels.
The Plus Inverter is fitted with a VSD which has been specifically designed for the Danfoss compressors. Exclusively available through Airefrig, the Optyma condensing unit range provide Australian contractors with a value for money condensing unit that offers clients a versatile and future proof solution.
The latest development for the Enthalpy condensing unit range is the new option of CRII with CM-RC module fitted to the condensing units. This option has been developed by Bitzer and has been used globally for successful capacity control.
This new option has been included to reduce running costs and increase the energy efficiency of the condensing unit. EC fans have continued to gain traction in the market due to their proven results and reduction in energy consumption.
Airefrig has continued to do major refurbishment projects with customers, in conjunction with ebm-papst, their major supplier of EC fans. Airefrig now stock a full range of ebm-papst EC fans up to 1000mm for both condensers and air handling units.
Demand for transcritical CO2 has started to grow in the Australian market, this has led to Airefrig stocking the full range of Mueller CO2 copper tube for 130 and 60 bar, as well as fittings to compliment.
They have also started to stock valves and the CO2 refrigerant to cover market demand. In conjunction with A-Gas Rapid Recovery, Airefrig has been offering the fastest solution to refrigerant recovery in Australia.
A-Gas Rapid Recovery has launched its service offering in Victoria, NSW and Queensland and customers have been able to access this time-saving solution via Airefrig.
Plans are underway to launch more services with A-Gas in South Australia & Western Australia in early 2019. As a company Airefrig has been prioritising customer engagement and training within its branch network.
The sales team in conjunction with key technical support personnel from its suppliers have conducted regular product training and information sessions.
Airefrig has worked with Bitzer, Danfoss, ebm-papst, Carel and A-Gas Rapid Recovery and continue to host customer demonstrations of the latest technology, energy and time saving products and services on the market.
Airefrig also continued to grow their network of branches with the relocation of the South Australian operations from Regency Park to Wingfield.
Customers have benefited from the increased stock holdings and larger showroom displays on offer. Moreover, Airefrig continues to expand and upgrade branch facilities and this will continue to be a priority for Airefrig to ensure stock holdings for every state are maintained in line with the growth of the business.
This high level of activity is expected to continue as customers remain focused on energy efficiency, noise levels and new refrigerants throughout 2019.