Elica and Fuji Industrial commemorate 20 years of collaboration
with an event at the Italian Culture Institute in Tokyo.
One of the longest running relationships between Italy and Japan,
that goes beyond business.

has contributed to revolutionize the classic style of the , 24 November 2022 – Elica, world leading company in the production of
kitchen ventilation systems, celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Ariafina. The
brand born in Japan as a result of the joint venture with Fuji Industrial, Japanese leader
in the production of kitchen hoods.
To mark the celebration, an event promoted by the Ermanno Casoli Foundation in
collaboration with the two companies will be held today at the Italian Culture Institute
in Tokyo, where “Iride”, a work of art by the Italian artist Gianluca Malgeri, made in
honor of this anniversary, will be presented. Once again it will demonstrate the
importance of art and culture that has led Elica to bring forth successful paths, even
beyond national borders.
The venue chosen to celebrate this important anniversary was not accidental: The
Italian Culture Institute in Tokyo is an institution committed to spread our country’s
history and culture, as well as to promote Italian creativity in Japan. The building where
the Institute is based, designed by Gae Aulenti, is one of the most significant symbols
of the strong relationship between the two nations. Moreover, the Ariafina joint
venture, combining the beauty of Italian design with the flawless functionality of
Japanese industrial tradition, is an excellent example of how two seemingly distant
worlds are able to communicate, also thanks to the universal language of art.

This collaboration dates back to the beginning of the 2000’s, a period in which Elica,
undergoing a moment of significant expansion, decided to broaden its horizons by
looking towards Japan: a highly industrialized country, where the cooperation with a
local partner was necessary to work there. Hence the decision of the joint-venture
with Fuji Industrial, indisputable leader in the Japanese kitchen hood sector with a
market share of over 50 percent Ariafina Co Ltd was established from the partnership between the two companies, with
the aim of operating in the high-end market segment: a top-level market niche that
did not exist in the Japanese hood sector at the time.
Over the years, Ariafina has contributed to revolutionize the classic style of the
Japanese kitchen, which had always been small and barely visible in the house. Thus,
establishing itself today as a well-known brand able to combine the quality of Italian
design with the avant-garde of Japanese technology.

Teka MasterSense Air, hood and induction hob

Teka launches MasterSense Air, an innovative product that combines induction with built-in extraction.

The MasterSense Air plate has direct access and intelligent cooking functions, since thanks to its automatic system and temperature sensors, the user only has to choose a cooking function and the plate will automatically reach and maintain the necessary temperature for cooking. the selected recipe. In addition, the hood will also start up automatically and will adapt its operation to the power required at all times.

With the new MultiSlider touch control, independent and direct control of each part of the plate is achieved, simply by sliding your finger and pressing on the power that is needed.

To make cooking more practical, the flexible zone of MasterSense Air is designed to use all corners of the cooking area with pans of different shapes: grill, teppanyaki or rectangular pots.

Thanks to the automatic extraction function, MasterSense Air adjusts the suction level taking into account the cooking power and the number of cooking zones that are being used.

The Fresh Air function that the hood incorporates renews the air for 24 hours in 10-minute cycles with 50-minute breaks. Also, as it is a hood integrated into the plate, the extraction is direct.

Design, elegance and efficiency

The elegant design of the ceramic hob integration brings harmony and smooth lines to the kitchen. MasterSense Air stands out for its versatility, since it is possible to choose between external extraction, which removes kitchen odors, or recirculation, which sucks in odors and returns fresh air,

It incorporates the brushless EcoPower motor and is very quiet: only 66 dBA and 627 m3/h. At the same time, MasterSense Air is classified with the A+ energy efficiency label.

Finally, highlight its ease of cleaning: it has easy access to the filters, which can be cleaned in the dishwasher at 60º, as well as filter maintenance indicators.

LG’s CordZero Vacuums First in Product Category to Receive UL’s Certification

Equipped With the Company’s Powerful Filtration Systems, LG CordZero Vacuum
Cleaners Meet the Highest Grade for Indoor Air Quality and Safety

LG’s CordZero Vacuums First in Product Category to Receive UL’s Certification
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Equipped With the Company’s Powerful Filtration Systems, LG CordZero Vacuum
Cleaners Meet the Highest Grade for Indoor Air Quality and Safety
LG Electronics’ (LG) CordZeroTM vacuum lineup products have received Gold certification from UL Solutions a global leader in applied safety science. The products, including the LG CordZeroThinQ A9 Kompressor and CordZero A9 stick vacuums, CordZero R9 robot vacuum and the All-in-One Tower™, are the first in the vacuum cleaner category to have earned UL’s certification, confirming the effectiveness of reducing the risk of chemical and particle emissions requirements.
Committed to making the home a healthier and safer place, LG offers a number of Gold-certified solutions for a better life, including residential air conditioner models and the LG DUAL Vane system air conditioner. The latest LG air solution products to have met UL’s strictest standards for volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, CordZero vacuums provide excellent cleaning performance without negatively impacting air quality in the home. Leveraging LG’s comprehensive filtration system, CordZero vacuums effectively remove dust from the indoor environment and, just as importantly, prevent it from reentering.

VOC emissions can cause a variety of health complications and can be particularly harmful to young children and the elderly. Gold is the highest grade achievable in UL’s certification program, confirming that a product generates low VOC emissions2, making indoor spaces safer and more comfortable for everyone.

Serving as a docking station for LG CordZero stick vacuums, the innovative All-in-One Tower features an antibacterial dust bag, a removable and washable motor protection filters and a highly efficient automated dustbin-emptying system that prevents fine dust particles from escaping. Space-saving and easy to use, the All-in-One Tower also provides quick charging and hassle-free storage for vacuum accessories.
“As part of our goal to create a ‘Better Life for All,’ we are expanding our efforts to provide products that are better for consumers and the environment,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “LG will continue to offer differentiated customer experiences through state-of-the-art home appliances designed with the health of people and the planet in mind

Mill new Air purifiers

Mill is expanding its product range, with two new air purifiers. Like their panel heaters, these can be controlled via the Mill app.two new air purifiers and the Mill Sense air sensor, we can now offer products that enable consumers to improve their indoor climate 12 months a year,The air purifiers, with the model name Mill Silent Pro, are first launched in the Australian store chain Bunnings.The air purifiers from Mill have a Hepa 13 medical grade filter and an active charcoal filter. The sound level is stated to be in the range of 18.5 to 46 dB, depending on the power level.Mill Silent Pro has a cleaning capacity of 565 cubic meters per hour, and according to Mill, should remove pollen, odours, viruses, bacteria, harmful gases and environmental toxins.Many of Mill competitors state the time for filter change in hours, but they use sensors and intelligence; that means the user is notified when the filter is full,

Panasonic Air-e

Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions presents the “air-e”, its first stand-alone, ceiling-mounted nanoeX generator, launching this October. The product has a low power consumption and is ideal for a wide variety of applications where indoor air quality is a priority, including for installation in hotels, schools, care homes, hospitals, offices, restaurants, homes and more. The maintenance and service-free technology produces hydroxyl radicals (also known as OH radicals) – up to 4,8 trillion per second. Abundant in nature, hydroxyl radicals have the capacity to inhibit certain pollutants, viruses, and bacteria to clean and deodorize. Additionally, the air-e comes in a compact, modern, and easy to install design, weighing just 1.1kg, and is quiet at just 27 dB(A) for discreet operation. One device is suitable for spaces around 20 m2. Multiple devices can be installed in a room to ensure the air-e devices cover the entire area.

Vent&Axia shortlisted for awards

Leading ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted twice in the prestigious HVR Awards 2022. The Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon Multivent MEV range and the Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C have both been named as finalists in the Domestic Ventilation Product of Year Award category. This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that the same two products have also been shortlisted in the H&V Awards.

This consolidates Vent-Axia’s market-leading position, as the company takes another step towards offering more sustainable choices for customers, with its Lo-Carbon Multivent MEV range now made from recycled plastic, an industry first, and the Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C achieving its market-leading efficiency through its innovative patent pending air pathway design. impeller mean the Lo-Carbon dMEV C can meet the requirements of many domestic installations without the need to use a traditional centrifugal fan. Featuring a single high efficiency EC/DC motor the fan achieves highest in class efficiency thanks to its axial fan, which consumes a fraction of the energy of the equivalent centrifugal fan – drastically reducing Dwelling Emission Rates (DER).

The Lo-Carbon NBR dMEV C is IPX5 rated, allowing installation in Zone 1, 2 and 3 and offers 100mm and 125mm models, with variable speed setting for easy installation and commissioning. The fan’s brand-new control platform provides fully adjustable airflow, meaning wholehouse rates can be achieved easily using fewer fans, delivering increased ventilation rates at the lowest sound levels with the fewest fans. The controls for the dMEV C unit provide fully adjustable, continuous trickle speeds with a boost speed that’s activated via an integral humidistat or via LS Input. For further information on all products and services offered by Vent-Axia For further information on all products and services offered by Vent-Axia telephone 0844 856 0590 or visit www.vent-axia.com..

LG Debuts Home 8 Residential Energy Storage System

Residential energy storage systems have been a growing opportunity for CE pros, and another big name is providing an attractive option in the category. LG Electronics has introduced the Home 8 residential energy storage system (ESS), a new all-in-one solution that the company says will enable U.S. homeowners to manage energy, provide backup power and reduce dependence on the electric grid.The LG Home 8 ESS was unveiled at the 2022 RE+ (formerly SPI) trade show in Anaheim, Calif., this week, where LG Electronics USA also is demonstrating a LG commercial ESS version for the U.S. market.

CE Pro tabbed the smart energy storage and management category as one of the five top tech opportunities for custom integrators in 2022, based in part because of some bigger names entering the fray.

LG’s Home 8 energy storage system combines an advanced inverter and battery in a single unit that is floor standing, and wall supported to provide an organized, streamlined installation, according to the company. Its 7.5kW inverter/charger provides a total capacity of 14.4kWh of usable on-demand energy and is stackable up to four units, which in combination allows up to 57.6kWh of usable energy.

Customers who do not have a solar PV system and have a Time of Use plan can still use Home 8, LG says. The ESS can be used independently from the grid and can charge during the daytime when electricity prices are lower. Home 8 can then be utilized during peak consumption hours when prices increase. In preparation for potential natural disasters and power outages, Home 8 can store energy in advance for later use.An all-in-one energy storage system manufactured by a global leader in smart home technology
Dependable on-demand energy that assists homeowners in achieving energy independence
Option of LG ThinQ app system management for a truly smart home
Peace of mind that comes with its 5-year 59.8MWh limited parts warranty. When paired with LG ThinQ, the limited warranty may extend to 10 years.

Novy Group announces appointment of new global CEO

Novy has announced the promotion of Francis Gistelinck from commercial director to chief executive officer for global operations. His new role officially commenced on 1st September 2022.

Based at the company’s HQ in Kuurne, Belgium, Gistelinck takes over from CEO, Carlos Wanzeele, who has stepped down from his eight-year tenure following the successful sale of the family-run business to Middleby Residential. Whilst in the role, Wanzeele doubled the company’s turnover from 45million to over 100million Euros.

Francis Gistelinck started work at the Novy Group in 2016. Together with Carlos Wanzeele, they developed a global growth expansion strategy for Novy, which included the appointment of Owain Harrison as country manager who set up the first ever Novy UK and Ireland subsidiary, launching in 2017. Since then, the Novy brand has firmly established itself as a leading name in luxury extraction and vented induction hobs, with a network of kitchen specialists throughout the UK. The company says that Gistelinck will be focusing on further growth the brand, including new innovations in product development, whilst building synergies for Novy’s distribution and operations within the Middleby Residential portfolio around the world.

Largest acquisition in the history of Ariston Group :

This is the largest acquisition in the history of Ariston Group : 703 million euros in cash and approximately 41.42 million shares for a value of approximately 300 million, for 100% of the capital of the German Centrotec Climate System. particular thanks to the brands Wolf, Brink, Pro-Klima and Ned Air, specialized in the supply of solutions for heating, ventilation and air treatment and solutions for the combined generation of heat and energy. “Wolf is a pioneer brand in the sector –

specializing in new generation heat pumps, while Blink, a Dutch brand, is active in the production of devices for domestic ventilation, a sector that is still a niche sector that concerns in particular thermally insulated buildings, those with zero emissions of the new generation that still need a change of air and that are moving from the use of fossil fuel to that of renewable energy.