To provide more value-added services to Chinese customers in the refrigeration industry
Suzhou, China, April 3, 2014 — Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, today announced the launch of its Partner+ Training Center in Suzhou. Covering an area of about 300m2, the center is located in Emerson Climate Technologies’ condensing unit and flow control factory in Suzhou. It will provide professional training, demonstrations and other value-added services for its dealers, OEM manufacturers, contractors and other partners, helping them gain and improve technical competence to contribute to the growth of China’s HVACR industry.
Ram R. Krishnan, President of Emerson Climate Technologies, Asia and Middle East, said, “We are excited to bring Partner+ program to China. The completion of the Training Center in Suzhou is part of Partner+ program in Asia. It reinforces Emerson Climate Technologies’ commitment to the Chinese market and increases our ability to work closely with key customers and contractors to meet the rising and diverse needs of consumers in the region. Emerson Climate Technologies is investing significantly to build a network of Partner+ Centers in Asia to provide better support for the region.”
With rising living standards of the Chinese people over the years, the cold-chain logistics, cold room storage and refrigeration showcase for the retail market have experienced unprecedented growth. For the refrigeration industry, the equipment selection, project design and construction as well as after-sales services play a crucial role in the implementation of a project. Ashok Joshi, VP of Distribution Services Marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies, Asia Pacific, says: “Partner+ gives us the opportunity to support customers to meet all these needs and offer them a full range of training and tools to help partners get to the next level. A key goal is to enhance the capabilities of partners so we can together uphold the quality standards long-held by Emerson Climate Technologies. The launch of the Training Center in Suzhou is a vital step for Emerson Climate Technologies to drive the market development, adoption of new technologies and further develop the refrigeration market.”
The Training Center in Suzhou is comprised of three areas - training classroom, hands-on practice area and showroom and lounge area. The classroom can accommodate up to 20 people at a time for training, which includes introducing technical know-how and essential troubleshooting techniques required by partners and contractors. The hands-on practice area showcases professional equipment such as low-temperature cold room, maintenance tools and compressor cut-away with on-site demonstration by Emerson Climate Technologies’ technicians covering the structure, mechanical theories and the maintenance knowledge of the compressors and other equipment. The showroom and lounge area showcases some products and corresponding display cards, which fully demonstrate Emerson Climate Technologies’ efficient and energy-saving Intelligent Store solutions for supermarkets and convenience stores.
As the world’s leading provider of refrigeration solutions, Emerson Climate Technologies has always been devoted to providing customers with integrated value-added services to enhance their business competitiveness. Partner+ is a service program to take this support to the next level and to help its partners address today’s market needs while achieving sustainable business results with high value and impact. Besides those professional and timely trainings, the partners can also obtain several online software exclusive to the members of Partner+ which are very useful in their day-to-day work.
In addition, Emerson Climate Technologies will use the Partner+ Training Center in Suzhou as a platform to carry out extensive cooperation with colleges, universities and trade associations and make full use of all resources to offer the latest technology and information to support the development of China’s HVACR industry.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industryleading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.EmersonClimate.com