Brazil’s Embraco launches energy-saving compressor on Chinese market

27 June 2007

Beijing, China, 27 June – Brazilian group Embraco, a specialist in compressors for industrial refrigeration, Tuesday launched an energy-saving compressor on the Chinese market, according to Wednesday’s edition of China Daily.

The paper said that the compressor is considered to be the most efficient in the world as it reduces energy consumption by 30 percent as compared to similar products on the international market, as well as being 4.5 kilograms lighter.

“The compressor will be initially launched on the Chinese market. Only from 2008 will it be exported,” said Johni Richter, an Embraco representative.

Embraco plans to open up a second production line in its Beijing factory, increasing current production capacity to 6.6 million compressors per year.

In 2006 the Beijing Embraco Snowflake Compressor Co ltd, a joint venture between Embraco. The Beijing Snowflake Electrical Appliance Group Corp and US group Whirlpool, opened a new factory in Beijing with two production lines.

“We plan to transform our facilities in China into the second-largest Embraco production base after Brazil,” said Richter.

Embraco, which specialised in refrigeration solutions and is the world leader in the commercial compressors market, has factories in Brazil, Italy, China and Slovakia capable of producing a total of 25 million compressors per year.

The Brazilian company also produces wrought iron components, electrical components, condensers and evaporators, which are used in the assembly of condensation units, as well as electronic systems for “intelligent” household appliances.

Founded in Joinville, in the state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, in 1971, Embraco begin producing in 1974, with the initial aim of supplying the Brazilian refrigerator industry, which until that point was reliant on imported compressors.

In that same decade it became an exporter, and in the following decade its products began to be sold in every continent and these days are available in over 80 countries.

Embraco employs some 10,000 people all over the world. (macauhub)