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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3348
TOKYO, April 2, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its European subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. acquired on April 1 all shares of AQS PRODUKTER AB, a comfort, process and IT cooling and heat pump distributor in Sweden, a market with promising prospects.
Chiller (sold by AQS)
AQS, which has been selling commercial cooling and heat pump products for 35 years, possesses excellent technical capabilities and know-how. Until now, Mitsubishi Electric has been selling mainly residential and light commercial products in Sweden through the Scandinavian branch of Mitsubishi Electric Europe. AQS has been the main distributor of commercial cooling and heat pump products manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems (with brands CLIMAVENETA and RC), which was acquired in 2015.
"We welcome AQS to the Mitsubishi Electric family. This is an exciting opportunity for us to strengthen and expand our offering on the Swedish market. The addition will complement our existing portfolio and enable us to cater even better for the high market demand for innovative and energy saving chiller * technology," said Itaru Watanabe, Branch President of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V (Scandinavia).
Residential air conditioners and hot-water heat pumps have been gaining popularity in Sweden, where people are striving to combat global warming by saving energy. Also, chillers are being increasingly adopted for commercial cooling systems in the Swedish market. In addition, the data center expansion in Sweden has significantly increased the market for IT cooling.
By acquiring AQS, Mitsubishi Electric aims to strengthen its commercial business in Sweden and also to strengthen total solutions capabilities of Mitsubishi Electric Europe by taking advantage of its new partner's know-how.
- *A chiller is a machine that maintains temperature using a heat medium, such as water, in a loop system. It generally refers to central air conditioning systems for buildings, factories, and other large facilities.
|Name||AQS PRODUKTER AB (AQS)|
|Business||Sales of air conditioning equipment|
|Name||Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.|
|President and CEO||Tatsuya Ishikawa|
|Capital stock||About 101 million euros (Mitsubishi Electric 100%)|
|Business||Sales of automotive, air-conditioning, factory-automation and video-information equipment, semiconductors and large electric machinery, and materials procurement|
|Name||Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A.|
|President and CEO||Carlo Grossi|
|Capital stock||10 million euros (Mitsubishi Electric 100%)|
|Business||Designs, produces and markets innovative, energy efficient products and provides value added services for Indoor Climate Control in commercial buildings and for Refrigeration (ICC&R) of industrial processes and ICT applications through CLIMAVENETA and RC brands.|
Europe, the Middle East and Africa Group
Global Strategy & Marketing Division
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
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