MINNEAPOLIS - Daikin Industries, Ltd. and McQuay International introduced a new brand - Daikin McQuay - and a new product - the AWS air-cooled screw chiller - at the AHR Expo in Chicago. McQuay International, a member of Daikin group, is a leading supplier of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) products and services.
The new Daikin McQuay brand represents the integration of Daikin technology and design into McQuay commercial products distributed in North America and worldwide. The new AWS line of air-cooled screw chillers (model AWS; 175 to 510 tons), the first product to include the new brand, features improved efficiency and reliability and quiet operation. "The AWS air-cooled screw chiller has been redesigned from the bottom up," said Don Winter, vice president, Marketing, McQuay International. "It utilizes a new efficient and reliable compressor, new quieter fans and new MicroTech® III controls. Daikin engineers were involved in the design and Daikin fans are being used to make the AWS the quietest air cooled chiller in the marketplace."
Standard models of the Daikin McQuay air-cooled screw chiller, which use R-134a refrigerant, meet ASHRAE 90.1 standards. "The final performance of high efficiency models is yet to be finalized, but will be industry leading," said Winter. Orders for the new product can be placed in Q2 2009, with shipment in Q3 2009.
"Although we have introduced a new product and a new brand, our company name remains as McQuay International, a member of Daikin group," said Winter. "Overall, the Daikin McQuay name will be used on products that incorporate Daikin technology or design expertise."
About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2007 revenues in excess of $13 billion and more than 36,000 employees worldwide. Daikin is engaged primarily in the development, manufacture, sales and aftermarket support of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment, refrigerants and other chemicals, as well as oil hydraulic products.
About McQuay International
McQuay International delivers engineered, flexible solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC requirements with energy efficient and environmentally responsible products, knowledgeable applications expertise and responsive support. McQuay is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., a Fortune 1000 company and the second largest air conditioning, heating, ventilating and refrigeration company in the world. McQuay products and services are provided through a worldwide network of dedicated sales and service officers. For more information or the name of your local McQuay representative, call 1-800-432-1342 or visit www.mcquay.com .