Arcelik- Arctic sets up regional spare parts warehouse in Romania

Romanian home appliances producer Arctic, part of the Arçelik group, announced the opening of a regional spare parts hub in Arges County that will supply 23 countries as part of the development strategy of the Turkish group in Romania and the region. Thus, Romania will play a key role as a logistics centre for the entire European continent.

Located in Căteasca, Argeș County, near the Pitești-Bucharest highway, the new warehouse has an area of 10,000 square meters and a storage capacity of 11,500 cubic meters. It became fully operational at the end of March and includes offices and functional areas for new employees.

In the first phase, the hub will serve 15 countries in the European Union and 8 outside the Union. The network will expand to include other European countries.

“Romania has a strategic role at the intersection of three major markets, which makes it ideal both as a production hub and an important centre for coordinating logistics activities. At the same time, the opening of this warehouse is in line with our sustainability strategy, which focuses on reliable products with a high degree of repairability and a reduction in carbon footprint,” said Murat Büyükerk, Arctic Chief Executive Officer.
Murat Büyükerk, Arctic CEO: Romania is an excellent place to live and do business

The centre will provide spare parts for all products sold by Arctic and Arçelik, mainly for the categories of refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and air conditioners. The parts come from the two Arctic factories in Romania, Găești and Ulmi, and the five Arçelik factories in Turkey and China.

Samsung Commitment to India with Investment to Set Up New Compressor Plant

The new facility in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai., spread over 22 acres, will have a capacity to produce 8 million compressor units a year, which will be expanded in the future. Compressors produced at the plant will be used in refrigerators that Samsung manufactures in India and also be exported.

 

Sabaf

Sabaf among the 100 most climate-conscious Italian companies in 2022 in the ranking compiled by “Pianeta 2030”, the Corriere della Sera survey that focuses on objectives such as sustainable development, zero emissions and decarbonisation, in collaboration with Statista, one of the leading digital statistics and business intelligence platforms in the world!

Sabaf S.p.A. is a company that produces components for household cooking appliances. Founded in 1950, today it has more than 650 employees and 5 manufacturing sites in Italy, Brazil, Turkey and China.

The production includes taps, thermostats and burners for gas appliances. The company invests about 3% of its annual turnover in research and development. The design and development of new products complies with the need to create increasingly safer components that permit to reduce atmospheric pollution and to save energy both during the production and the use by the final user

ARC is a leader in the development and production of gas burners for professional use

The WOK atmospheric burner in the 92 HP series is perfect for professional kitchens where this typical round-bottomed pan, so popular in Asian cuisine, is used. Thanks to its components in iron and brass components it is particularly resistant and suitable for use over a long, long time.https://www.arc-gas.it

SEB trains repairers who extend the life of small household appliances

The heavy weight of the small household appliance launched a repair workshop with an insertion organization.

Porte de la Chapelle in Paris, the leader of small household appliances SEB has just inaugurated a place of a new kind, called RepareSeb. Open to the public, this 900 m 2 “workshop-boutique” is dedicated to repairing and reconditioning products, with a view to reselling or renting them (fondue or raclette set, heating robot, etc.). Launched in early 2021 with Groupe Ares – the leading player in integration through economic activity in Île-de-France – the site employs around ten people trained in the profession of repairer with a view to accessing stable employment after fifteen months.

The objective is to reach around thirty employees in professional integration each year. “RepareSeb is at the crossroads of the solidarity economy (with the resale of second-hand products), the social economy (by allowing professional reintegration) and the economy, because we want this social joint venture to be profitable ” , explains Thierry de La Tour d’Artaise, CEO of SEB. In France, SEB can count on 200 repairers, independents who have their own shop.Not enough. “There is a lack of repairers, admits the manager. Boulanger and Darty are interested in managing the second life of the products, with RepareSeb. ” SEB has invested less than 1 million euros in the project, where its own technicians work. The city of Paris has contributed 350,000 euros and the region for 121,000 euros. “The repair economy must be embodied in places serving Parisians ,” supports Florentin Letissier, city deputy, in charge of the circular economy. This is why the city got involved in the project. ” If this first test is successful, other RepareSebs should open in France

Samsung ties up with Seoul National University to develop key components for home

Samsung Electronics will collaborate with Seoul National University to develop key components that will be applied to future home appliances. Through the partnership, Samsung will secure technologies for improved energy efficiency, low vibration, low noise, and enhanced durability of compressors and motors.

Samsung said in a statement on September 10 that it signed a memorandum of understanding with Seoul National University to jointly develop next-generation technologies for compressors and motors. They will form a research team specialized in various fields such as electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and material engineering.

Compressors and motors are key parts of white goods mainly used in the kitchen and the laundry. The durability and performance of the moving parts are key marketing points promoted by many global consumer electronics makers. To attract more customers, Samsung started providing lifetime warranty services for appliances that house digital inverter compressors and motors in 2021. Samsung said it will strengthen the quality of key components to provide differentiated services to consumers.

Nidec Starts Production of Label-Supporting Variable-Speed Compressors

Nidec Global Appliance has started manufacturing variable-speed compressors under its Embraco brand at its facility in Austria, a response to the “challenging” new energy labels adopted by the European Union, which require smarter compressors and motors, the company said in a statement.

The first compressors rolling off the production line will be the FMX series, using isobutane (R600a). The Austrian facility will also start producing Embraco’s VES compressor series soon. The VES is available for both R600a and propane (R290).

“The new labels affect many of the home appliances powered by Nidec Global Appliance’s portfolio of compressors and motors in Europe,” said Guilherme Almeida, Strategic Planning Vice President at Nidec Global Appliance.

Nidec Global Appliance, a division of Japanese manufacturer Nidec, announced that it will invest US$70 million in new production lines for its Embraco brand compressors and condensing units, including propane (R290) and isobutane (R600a) models.

Currently, Embraco produces 45 million compressors and condensing units per year. The new production lines – at plants in Brazil, Mexico, China and Austria – will increase annual production capacity by more than 10 million units.

Nidec has three business units: one that provides solutions for commercial refrigeration equipment; another that makes compressors and motors for residential appliances; and a third that produces components for HVAC systems.

A number of factors, including effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, motivated the investment decision. “As people all around the world are spending more time at home, it has become increasingly important to re-evaluate the level of quality and energy efficiency of residential appliances,” explained Valter Taranzano, CEO of Nidec Global Appliance.

“In parallel, more people at home means more consumption of fresh food, increasing the demand for refrigeration in the food retail sector, such as supermarkets and convenience stores,” he said, adding that cooling is also a key factor in the health and scientific industries, two sectors that experienced an increase in demand for refrigeration due to COVID-19.

Taranzano noted that the investment package also puts Nidec “ahead of the game to support the transition to natural refrigerants and to variable speed (more energy efficient) compressors, which are two movements that are ongoing in different stages in many parts of the world.” Additional production capacity is also required “to support our future growth plans,” he said.

Investments in Brazil and Mexico

Out of the US$70 million, an investment of US$21 million in a plant in Joinville, Brazil, will add a third production line of EM compressors and deliver additional 2.5 million units per year in response to high demand in Brazil and Latin America. This is on top of a US$4 million investment already made to increase productivity, Nidec said.

The EM compressor – one of Embraco’s “best sellers, the company said – is a fixed-speed unit running on R600a and R290, and suited for a variety of applications, such as home refrigerators, supermarket’s refrigeration equipment, professional kitchens and merchandisers. The new production line will deliver the latest EM models, EM2 and EM3.

At a plant in Itaiópolis, Brazil, Nidec is investing around US$2 million to increase production capacity for condensing units by 25%.

In Apodaca, Mexico, the production facility is receiving US$35 million to build a new production line for ES compressors, increasing production capacity by 60%. The plant will supply North America, supporting the transition to hydrocarbon units with greater cooling capacity in the region.

Investments in Austria and China

In Austria and China, Nidec Global Appliance is investing in greater production of variable speed compressors, which “are a more environmentally responsible option that provides significant energy savings compared to traditional on-off compressors,” the company said, adding that the units have “the option of running on natural refrigerants.

In a plant in Fürstenfeld, Austria, Nidec is investing US$5 million to start production of two variable speed models, FMX and VES, for the European market.

Nidec Global Appliance, a division of Japanese manufacturer Nidec,  announced that it will invest US$70 million in new production lines for its Embraco brand compressors and condensing units, including propane (R290) and isobutane (R600a) models.

Currently, Embraco produces 45 million compressors and condensing units per year. The new production lines – at plants in Brazil, Mexico, China and Austria –  will increase annual production capacity by more than 10 million units.

Nidec has three business units: one that provides solutions for commercial refrigeration equipment; another that makes compressors and motors for residential appliances; and a third that produces components for HVAC systems.

A number of factors, including effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, motivated the investment decision. “As people all around the world are spending more time at home, it has become increasingly important to re-evaluate the level of quality and energy efficiency of residential appliances,” explained Valter Taranzano, CEO of Nidec Global Appliance.

“In parallel, more people at home means more consumption of fresh food, increasing the demand for refrigeration in the food retail sector, such as supermarkets and convenience stores,” he said, adding that cooling is also a key factor in the health and scientific industries, two sectors that experienced an increase in demand for refrigeration due to COVID-19.

Taranzano noted that the investment package also puts Nidec “ahead of the game to support the transition to natural refrigerants and to variable speed (more energy efficient) compressors, which are two movements that are ongoing in different stages in many parts of the world.” Additional production capacity is also required “to support our future growth plans,” he said.

Investments in Brazil and Mexico

Out of the US$70 million, an investment of US$21 million in a plant in Joinville, Brazil, will add a third production line of EM compressors and deliver additional 2.5 million units per year in response to high demand in Brazil and Latin America. This is on top of a US$4 million investment already made to increase productivity, Nidec said. 

The EM compressor – one of Embraco’s “best sellers, the company said – is a fixed-speed unit running on R600a and R290, and suited for a variety of applications, such as home refrigerators, supermarket’s refrigeration equipment, professional kitchens and merchandisers. The new production line will deliver the latest EM models, EM2 and EM3.

At a plant in Itaiópolis, Brazil, Nidec is investing around US$2 million to increase production capacity for condensing units by 25%.

In Apodaca, Mexico, the production facility is receiving US$35 million to build a new production line for ES compressors, increasing production capacity by 60%. The plant will supply North America, supporting the transition to hydrocarbon units with greater cooling capacity in the region.

Investments in Austria and China

In Austria and China, Nidec Global Appliance is investing in greater production of variable speed compressors, which “are a more environmentally responsible option that provides significant energy savings compared to traditional on-off compressors,” the company said, adding that the units have “the option of running on natural refrigerants.

In a plant in Fürstenfeld, Austria, Nidec is investing US$5 million to start production of two variable speed models, FMX and VES, for the European market.  

Nidec Global Appliance, a division of Japanese manufacturer Nidec,  announced that it will invest US$70 million in new production lines for its Embraco brand compressors and condensing units, including propane (R290) and isobutane (R600a) models.

Currently, Embraco produces 45 million compressors and condensing units per year. The new production lines – at plants in Brazil, Mexico, China and Austria –  will increase annual production capacity by more than 10 million units.

Nidec has three business units: one that provides solutions for commercial refrigeration equipment; another that makes compressors and motors for residential appliances; and a third that produces components for HVAC systems.

A number of factors, including effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, motivated the investment decision. “As people all around the world are spending more time at home, it has become increasingly important to re-evaluate the level of quality and energy efficiency of residential appliances,” explained Valter Taranzano, CEO of Nidec Global Appliance.

“In parallel, more people at home means more consumption of fresh food, increasing the demand for refrigeration in the food retail sector, such as supermarkets and convenience stores,” he said, adding that cooling is also a key factor in the health and scientific industries, two sectors that experienced an increase in demand for refrigeration due to COVID-19.

Taranzano noted that the investment package also puts Nidec “ahead of the game to support the transition to natural refrigerants and to variable speed (more energy efficient) compressors, which are two movements that are ongoing in different stages in many parts of the world.” Additional production capacity is also required “to support our future growth plans,” he said.

Investments in Brazil and Mexico

Out of the US$70 million, an investment of US$21 million in a plant in Joinville, Brazil, will add a third production line of EM compressors and deliver additional 2.5 million units per year in response to high demand in Brazil and Latin America. This is on top of a US$4 million investment already made to increase productivity, Nidec said. 

The EM compressor – one of Embraco’s “best sellers, the company said – is a fixed-speed unit running on R600a and R290, and suited for a variety of applications, such as home refrigerators, supermarket’s refrigeration equipment, professional kitchens and merchandisers. The new production line will deliver the latest EM models, EM2 and EM3.

At a plant in Itaiópolis, Brazil, Nidec is investing around US$2 million to increase production capacity for condensing units by 25%.

In Apodaca, Mexico, the production facility is receiving US$35 million to build a new production line for ES compressors, increasing production capacity by 60%. The plant will supply North America, supporting the transition to hydrocarbon units with greater cooling capacity in the region.

Investments in Austria and China

In Austria and China, Nidec Global Appliance is investing in greater production of variable speed compressors, which “are a more environmentally responsible option that provides significant energy savings compared to traditional on-off compressors,” the company said, adding that the units have “the option of running on natural refrigerants.

In a plant in Fürstenfeld, Austria, Nidec is investing US$5 million to start production of two variable speed models, FMX and VES, for the European market.  

Nidec to open EV component manufacturing facilities in Serbia

Electric motor manufacturer Nidec announced it is opening two factory facilities in Serbia to produce electric motors and components.

The Japanese company revealed the new factories will be constructed in the city of Novi Sad in the Republic of Serbia to manufacture and sell its automotive motors in one facilty, while another will manufacture inverters and ECUs. The automotive motor production facility is expected to employ a workforce of around 1,000 people, while the inverter facility will have a workforce of around 200. Both factories will begin construction later this year with an expected completion date of mid-2022.

A company press release said: “In Europe, where environmental regulations and major countries’ automobile CO2 emission regulations are becoming increasingly stricter, demand is expanding for automotive motors and related products, and for high-efficiency brushless DC motors for home appliance businesses.

Under the circumstances, to build an efficient system to supply the aforementioned and other products in Europe, the Company plans to open new factories in Serbia (i) to consolidate the Nidec Group’s production activities in East European region, and (ii) for Nidec’s Automotive Motor & Electronic Control Business Unit and group companies to launch multiple businesses in the future.

While the Company’s multiple businesses will be operated at the same sites to seek synergies by sharing the same production infrastructure and back-office, the new business bases will engage in, among others, supplying products to the European market, while looking to design and develop products locally in Serbia.”