Rising awareness on energy efficiency in Saudi Arabia, Eurovent organised extensive delegation and seminar programme in the course of the exhibition
2016 Saudi HVAC Expo in Jeddah

Beginning of January saw the first-ever HVACR Expo Saudi taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The show proved to be an instant success, attracting almost 2,200 visitors. Top brands from around the globe such as Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC), Carrier, Coolex, ebm-papst, Friterm, and Johnson Controls were present, showcasing their latest innovations to visitors from throughout the Kingdom. In addition to the exhibitors, a comprehensive educational programme of 17 sessions was hosted in cooperation with Eurovent.

Brussels, December 2015 - Ever since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Russia has developed into one of the most important markets for European manufacturers of indoor climate, process cooling, and food cold chain technologies. Our industry has undertaken significant investments and efforts in the world’s largest country. European companies employ thousands of people in Russia, have set up domestic manufacturing and R&D units, and have been playing an important role in supporting the country’s modernisation since the early 1990s. Many Eurovent members were even active before and report a long tradition. A prime example is VEB Kühlautomat, which became part of Grasso (GEA Group) in 1994, and is still a widely known compressor brand in Russia today.

Brussels, 17 November 2015. With ‘Eurovent 4/19 – 2015’, the Eurovent association has published the second edition of its widely-known industry recommendation concerning public enquiries for air filters. The Code of Good Practice covers the most important parameters and demands that should be taken into consideration when writing a valid requisition, public tender, or enquiry for air filters. The document was updated taking into account recent technical and market developments.

Introducing a testing method applicable for filters having rated maximum air flow from 70 to 1000 m³/h, and filling a gap regarding existing and upcoming international standards
Business portrait Jan Andersson

Brussels, 16 November 2015. With ‘Eurovent 4/22 – 2015’, the Eurovent association has published a new testing standard for residential air filter performance measurements. By covering filters having a rated maximum air flow from 70 to 1000 m³/h, the industry recommendation fills a gap regarding existing ISO and EN standards. Eurovent’s document is forward-thinking and anticipates the upcoming ISO 16890 standard, which deals with ‘Air filters for general ventilation’.

New Eurovent Code of Good Practice clarifies different persisting interpretations of EU Directive on machinery concerning Air Handling Units

Brussels, 19 October 2015. With its recommendation ‘Eurovent 6-2 – 2015’, the Eurovent association has published a new Code of Good Practice, in which EMEA’s AHU industry has agreed that a CE mark has to be affixed also to AHUs without controller – similar to AHUs with a controller. A uniform interpretation of Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery was considered necessary by Eurovent members in order to ensure a level-playing field. It furthermore brings clarity to the market before the entry into force of Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 on ‘Ventilation Units’ on 1 January 2016.

Special report forecasts strong growth in the HVAC&R sectors across Saudi Arabia as Jeddah prepares to host a new HVAC&R exhibition in January 2016

Brussels, July 2015 - The air conditioning market in Saudi Arabia is set for growth of up to 14 per cent every year until 2020, according to a recently published market outlook. About 70 per cent of the electricity consumption in the Kingdom is used for the powering of air conditioners. With another half million homes needed in the country, the demand for energy is also set to double. Tackling this challenge calls for highly efficient, sustainable indoor climate and process cooling equipment. Manufacturers within the Eurovent network play a leading role in the development of these technologies, meeting local demands and requirements while setting global benchmarks.

Alex Rasmussen takes over association leadership, General Assembly redefines the organisation’s scope and welcomes new members

During its Annual Meeting in Stockholm on 28 and 29 May 2015, Eurovent members from throughout the EU, Russia, and Turkey have elected Alex Rasmussen as the new President of their association. The Senior Vice-President of Systemair takes over the Presidency from Christian Herten, who had been successfully leading Eurovent since 2013. Member associations have decided to change the association’s scope to better reflect European industry ideals and structures, evolving the ‘HVAC&R’ terminology while acting fully independently from certification activities.

The association becomes official partner of the Climate World exhibition and welcomes ISZS-Montazh and ABOK as associated members
 Outgoing Eurovent President Christian Herten receiving a membership certificate from ABOK President Yuri Tabunschikov and ABOK Vice-President Marianna Brodach

During its 2015 Annual Meeting in Stockholm, Eurovent members have adopted a landmark decision to further intensify and strengthen their cooperation with key decision-makers of the indoor climate, industrial process cooling and food technology industry in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Eurovent and the Climate World exhibition have agreed on a long-term cooperation, offering new possibilities for manufacturers of the Eurovent network within re-emerging markets. ISZS-Montazh and ABOK have joined the association’s truly European family.


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