• CCN Editor, Sandra Rossi.
    CCN Editor, Sandra Rossi.

There is no better time to unveil a redesign than the first day of Spring.

Welcome to our new look September edition of CCN magazine out now (digital issue here)


Whether it’s a Spring clean or a makeover it is a great opportunity to make improvements to the magazine and enhance the reading experience for our many subscribers.

The pages have a cleaner look and content is delivered in a much brighter format.

Of course content remains umchanged. It will continue to be relevant and informative, just presented with a little more flair and colour.

There is certainly an abundance of great content in this issue including an exclusive interview with Johnson Controls which begins on page 34. We find out the company’s plans for the Australian market after acquiring Gordon Brothers Industries, one of our oldest refrigeration firms.

Gordon Brothers has a rich history spanning more than 100 years. According to Johnson Controls there will be a few changes to the product mix and greater investment in the entire region.  Australia is a mature market with plenty of potential for expansion in coming years.

One of our more popular features in September is Air Movement, Fans and Ventilation which begins on page 20. This 10-page feature includes home grown research undertaken by the CSIRO into air purifiers fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.

Testing was able to quantify the effectiveness of HEPA filters to improve Indoor Air Quality.

On a more sombre note, Australia has lost one of its favourite engineers, Klaas Visser. Klaas had more than 50 years’ experience in the design and management of industrial refrigeration systems, specialising in the food industry. He was recognised around the world for his contribution to refrigeration.

Personally, Winter was made a little darker upon hearing the news.  From my very first day on the job as editor of CCN, Klaas was always available to help me with the more technical aspects of the job. And he did it with incredible patience.

Klaas really was a living legend in our industry and he was always quick to remind me of the importance of the R in HVACR. He will be missed.