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Heatcraft Roadshow Tours Australia

The Heatcraft Driving Efficiency Roadshow has toured New Zealand and will continue with nine additional events across Australia throughout the year.

The New Zealand leg of the Roadshow was well attended by customers who benefited from both Heatcraft and vendor demonstrations.

The Heatcraft agenda includes introducing the energy efficiency product portfolio to customers, as well as educating them on how to minimise risk and protect the refrigeration system against leaks. Attendees also benefit from a valuable update on refrigerant replacements.

Products on show include the Kirby® Titan Condensing Unit with Variable Speed Drive, Lennox Ecolean™ Chiller, Lennox Baltic Rooftop Packaged Unit and the Kirby® Fridgebox™ Series IV Microchannel Outdoor Condensing Unit. Heatcraft is also accompanied by supply partners, EBM Papst, Schneider Electric & Emerson, who demonstrate their own energy saving solutions.

As part of the Auckland Roadshow, customers were treated to special guest appearance by Ross Stone and Lee Holdsworth from the Erebus Motorsport V8 Racing Team (pictured below). Heatcraft is a proud sponsor of the Erebus Motorsport V8 Racing Team throughout 2013.

Follow the link to register for an upcoming Roadshow in your area or contact your Heatcraft Account Manager on 13 23 50 for more information.

 

Heatcraft exclusive distributor of Schneider Electric HVAC Field Devices

Schneider Electric Buildings Business announces Heatcraft as exclusive distributor of HVAC field devices in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, 25 March. Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, continues to strive to provide smart and quick access to products as its Buildings Business announces Heatcraft Australia Pty Ltd as exclusive distributor of its HVAC field devices across Australia and New Zealand.

The partnership agreement allows Heatcraft to actively promote Schneider Electric Buildings HVAC field devices such as valves, actuators, damper motors, sensors, and pressure transmitters to end users, mechanical and electrical companies, HVAC companies and other resellers. Heatcraft will also utilise its branch network and regional distribution centres to sell and distribute these products helping customers reduce energy and increase efficiency in HVAC systems.

“This alliance with Heatcraft brings great depth and wider reach to the most innovative range of energy saving control devices in the HVAC market,” says Gareth O’Reilly, Vice President for Buildings, Schneider Electric.  “Our EcoXpert partners will appreciate the availability and support of the extensive Heatcraft network in their mission to deliver energy efficient solutions.”

“For over 100 years, Schneider Electric has held a global leadership position in the manufacture and development of HVAC products - making a positive contribution to business bottom line,” says Derrick Thompson, Products Regional Manager for Buildings at Schneider Electric. “Our high-performance HVAC field devices provide choice, comfort, performance, energy efficiency and lowest installed cost.”

Bill Moltner, Managing Director, Heatcraft Australia and New Zealand commented he was pleased the agreement brings together two companies who are both leaders in their fields. Gavin Tory, Director of Marketing, Heatcraft Australia and New Zealand added, “The partnership agreement allows us to widen our reach to the HVAC trades and thereby provide a more comprehensive bundle of products to our customers”.

As part of Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration, Heatcraft Australia continues to be the country's leading manufacturing and wholesale distribution business catering for the refrigeration and air conditioning trades. The company employs over 400 people and boasts a distribution network of over 60 branch outlets across Australia and New Zealand.

About Heatcraft Australia, part of Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration
Heatcraft Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennox International. Lennox has built its business on a
heritage of integrity and innovation dating back to 1895. Lennox International operates four core businesses:
Residential Heating & Cooling; Commercial Heating & Cooling; Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration. As part of the
Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration group, Heatcraft Australia is connected with Heatcraft Refrigeration Products –
North America, Friga-Bohn – Europe, HK Refrigeration – Europe, Process Cooling – Europe, Heatcraft do Brasil S.A.,
Frigus Bohn – Latin America, Heatcraft Asia. www.heatcraft.com.au

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers
integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure,
Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential.
Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees
achieved sales of 29 billion AUD (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and
organisations make the most of their energy. www.schneider-electric.com.au


Gareth O’Reilly, Vice President for Buildings, Schneider Electric and Bill Moltner, Managing Director of Heatcraft

Refrigerant Price Increase 15th April 2013

March 12, 2013

Dear Customer,

Refrigerant Price Increase – Effective 15th April, 2013

The ongoing tightening of the volume of HCFC products available to the marketplace and pressure on the price of these refrigerants, Heatcraft has recently been advised of significant increases in our costs of HCFC refrigerants, which prompts the need to increase our HCFC Refrigerant list prices.

We advise that Heatcraft list prices for the following HCFC refrigerants will increase as shown below, effective 15th April 2013.

Product % Change
R22 R22 REFRIGERANT 26%
R409A R409A REFRIGERANT 20%
R406A R406A REFRIGERANT 20%
R123 R123 REFRIGERANT 21%

Heatcraft offers a range of HFC-based refrigerants which can replace R22 in many systems such as R438A (ISCEON® MO99™), R407F, and R407C.

At Heatcraft we remain committed to providing customers value through Gas2Go®Australia’s leading refrigerant management system, contact us now about Heatcraft Gas2Go® Club and club membership benefits.

Should you have any questions regarding the refrigerant increase, the alternative refrigerant and equipment options, please contact your local Heatcraft representative, or myself directly on (02) 9774 7070.

Yours sincerely,

Leon Miller
Director of Sales

Lennox adds Multi Heads to the Range

New to Lennox is the range of Multi-Head Split System Air Conditioners.

Multi-head air conditioners are a space saving and economic solution for new or retro-fit residential and light commercial installations.

With two models to choose from, Lennox Multi-heads can offer heating or cooling to up to five rooms with all indoor units connected to just one outdoor unit.

“The multi-head indoor units are compact and installation friendly, resulting in less downtime for the installer. They are an easier retro-fit than ducted split air conditioners and also offer low operational noise”, commented Darshan Nagarsekar, Heatcraft Australia & New Zealand Human Comfort Senior Category Manager.

The use of DC inverter technology delivers superior and energy efficient temperature control. Plus, each indoor unit is supplied with an easy to use remote control for customised room temperature settings.

Lennox Multi-Split Air Conditioners come with a Lennox five year parts and labour warranty.
For more information, visit www.lennoxaus.com.au or contact Heatcraft Australia on 13 23 50.

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