Emerson Climate Technologies supports education
Emerson Climate Technologies supports education
  • Great success of painted scroll compressor contest
  • Donations to Liège University (Belgium) and to two schools in Cookstown (Northern Ireland)
  • Support to test scroll compressors

AACHEN, GERMANY, February 18, 2013 – Representatives from Emerson Climate Technologies made donations to the University of Liège (Belgium), as well as to two schools in Cookstown (Northern Ireland) in December 2012. This was part of the company’s celebration of its 100 millionth scroll compressor milestone and the 25th anniversary of Copeland Scroll™ technology.

Each of the eight Copeland Scroll™ compressor manufacturing facilities around the world turned one of their units into art by painting it with a unique design reflecting the plant and local community. The donation comes as a conclusion of a global Facebook promotion of painted Copeland Scroll compressors that saw a total of nearly 135,000 votes and more than 1,100 comments. The contest was designed to celebrate scroll compressor technology and the people who make the compressors.

The Management of Emerson Climate Technologies was so overwhelmed by the eight nicely painted scrolls from each plant, that they decided to make a donation not only to the school selected by the winning manufacturing facility, but also to the schools selected by the other scroll plants. The European Emerson Climate Technologies President Jean Janssen and plant manager Guy Kupper handed over the donation from the Belgian plant in Welkenraedt to Dr. Vincent Lemort from the University of Liège. Emerson and this University have been collaborating for many years on research in the field of compressors, and in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration techniques in general. This collaboration through education is well established and Emerson engineers are regularly involved in lectures or seminars at the University of Liège. The donation will be used for improving the instrumentation of a test rig dedicated to research on scroll compressors.

A donation was also made to Cookstown High School and Holy Trinity College in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, where the second European Copeland Scroll compressor plant is located. These two schools were chosen because they provide young people in the area excellent secondary education in terms of technology and engineering. They will spend the money to upgrade their IT equipment and also for cross-community projects in which both schools are involved together.

President Jean Janssen (left) and plant manager Guy Kupper (right) at the Belgian plant in Welkenraedt, with Dr. Vincent Lemort from the University of Liège

The team involved in the painting of the Cookstown compressor handing over the donation to representatives from Holy Trinity College and Cookstown High School at the plant in Cookstown

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About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal year 2012 were US$ 24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com

About Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and Alco Controls, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.eu


Achim Frommann
Media, Communication & Relations
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