Leading international refrigerator compressor maker Embraco Corp yesterday launched its high energy-efficient compressor in China.
The compressor, said to be the most energy-efficient in the world, saves 30 percent more energy than the products currently available in the market, the company said. It also saves 4.5 kilograms of steel per unit.
"The product is being first launched in the Chinese market. We will only manufacture and sell the product in China untill 2008, after which they will be exported," said Johni Richter, the company's chief operating officer.
"As a company that has the world's most advanced technology in refrigerator compressors, we will bring more energy-efficient products to the Chinese market," he said.
As China becomes increasingly important in Embraco's global market, the company plans to add another production line in its Beijing plant that will increase the plant's production capacity to 6.6 million units annually.
Last year, Beijing Embraco Snowflake Compressor Co Ltd, a joint venture between Embraco and Beijing Snowflake Electrical Appliance Group Corp and US home appliance giant Whirlpool, started a new plant in Beijing.
There are two production lines in the plant at present. It has become one of the most important production bases for Embraco.
"We aim to develop the Chinese manufacturing facility into our second-largest production base worldwide, after the headquarters in Brazil," said Richter.
(China Daily June 27, 2007)