• The Copeland Innovation Lab.
    The Copeland Innovation Lab.

Copeland has opened a new innovation lab in Belluno, Italy, where the company employs more than 200 people. 

The new Copeland Innovation Lab is a 10,000+ sq. ft. space focused on research and development for Copeland controls products used in energy-efficient heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) products.

It will help the company deliver a new level of excellence in the innovation of Copeland controls products, allowing the team in Belluno to anticipate worldwide market needs by developing future-forward sustainable solutions.

The space will be equipped with a product testing laboratory, training and client hospitality spaces aimed at accelerating time to market for its products and customers, enhancing controls solutions through real-life testing and providing new levels of reliability and safety throughout its product portfolio.

The lab itself will be zero impact, as it is self-powered by using a photovoltaic system, and its built-in electronic solutions use advanced algorithms to ensure high-energy savings, according to Sandro Matic, president, Europe for Copeland.

"Our new Copeland Innovation Lab will help customers achieve their sustainability goals, which is not only core to the value we deliver to them, but critical for the entire planet,” he said.

“This launch marks an important milestone in the future of HVACR solutions and a critical component of our effort in enabling decarbonization at scale."

There are several state-of-the-art rooms for research and development within the centre, including an innovation lab to test new equipment, a market lab with real application testing in supermarket and convenience store conditions, a climatic chamber to test equipment in a range of temperature conditions, an external machine area to house the equipment for the market lab and test in real-life applications and a hospitality area for customer engagement and training.

Globally, Copeland has 26 manufacturing facilities and 12 R&D facilities, with five of each in Europe. The newest facility in Belluno serves as a complement to the critical R&D work happening across the globe.