- South Asia’s largest exhibition on Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigerating and Building services is being held in Mumbai from 25th-27th Feb 2016
- Emphasis on the need for development of cold chain, related infrastructure & energy supply through PPP
- Highlights growth areas for Indian manufacturers and SME’s through the Make in India smart cities initiative -Construction, Building Management Systems market (BMS),Ancillary support
Mumbai, 25th February, 2016: ISHRAE, the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, today inaugurated the 26th edition of ACREX INDIA 2016, South Asia’s largest exhibition on Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigerating and Building services. The exhibition will take place over three days at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC).
ACREX INDIA 2016 was inaugurated by key industry personalities. The overwhelming response ACREX has received over the years has encouraged the organisers to design the largest ever ACREX in display area & participation. ACREX INDIA 2016 will cover a display area of over 35,000 sq. mt & has been well received by the industry at large with support from ASHRAE, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers and is produced by Nuernberg Messe India Pvt. Ltd.
Day one saw a huge turnout. Visitors were exposed to an array of Workshops and discussions that took place around the theme for ACREX India 2016 “Make in India - Infinite Opportunities for HVAC&R and the Building Services Industry” are primarily designed to highlight the growth areas for Indian manufacturers and SME’s through the Make in India smart cities initiative. Various engagements at ACREX INDIA 2016 have been designed to provide a holistic approach to the HVAC – R, Cold chain industry.
ACREX INDIA 2016 has witnessed an increase in global participation by major players. ACREX INDIA 2016 has designed special designated areas called “country pavilions” to accommodate participants from 25 countries will be participating in ACREX 2016 which include Germany, USA, Korea, China, Turkey, Japan, England, UK, France, Canada, Taiwan, Singapore, NewZealand, Thailand, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Malaysia, Vietnam and many more. Through these pavilions visitors will have an opportunity to witness worldwide trends in residential & commercial spaces, building design & the related product innovations primarily developed around energy conservation & sustainability.
Various industry have forecasted the domestic HVAC market to reach US$ 3.97 billion by 2019 on account of changing lifestyle, increasing per capita income, and rising expenditure by consumers on comfort solutions. Energy conversation for both residential & commercial spaces is an ongoing issue that needs to addressed for sustaining our natural resources. Management of energy requirement through Building management services (BMS), development of Warehousing & cold storage development offers great scope of employment.
Speaking to the media, National President, ISHRAE Mr. K Ramachandran stated, “ISHRAE has been promoting the need for benchmarking of energy consumption & manufacturing standards. Developing the domestic manufacturing set up is crucial for maintaining good quality practices & creating employment. The Current Government’s impetus on promoting low-cost manufacturing through the Make in India initiative offers great potential for the domestic & global HVAC&R industry”. India’s increased consumer spending in the middle income group offers attractive opportunities for development of product innovation & the related technologies to sustain the energy requirement. ACREX INDIA 2016 is a great platform for both domestic & global players to showcase their offerings & offers a great opportunity for networking & sourcing with manufacturers to create a robust domestic HVAC- R Sector”
Various workshops will be organized during the duration of ACREX INDIA 2016 to address issues relating to industries like dairy, horticulture, food & vegetables.
Key workshops and discussion schedule to take place over three days include:
- Air distribution & heat load
- Tall, Super tall and Mega tall building systems design
- Design of Cold storage as a part of cold storage
- Reducing building energy conducted by Rehva, the European Associations for Heating Ventilating and Air conditioning
- An Architect and Developer Interaction –a panel Discussion towards convergence
- Fire & Safety inside Glass Facades, conducted by FSAI, Fire safety Association
Domestic manufacturing is the key driver for employability and will play a crucial role in skill development. Benchmarking of quality standards will be promoted comprehensively during ACREX INDIA 2016. The aim would be to highlight the domestic demand potential to numerous global companies who are presently only trading in India, which will further encourage them to to set up a manufacturing and distribution facilities in the country. More than 500 companies from across the globe will be displaying their products/technologies at the ACREX INDIA 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pankaj Dharkar, National Chair, Steering Committee of ACREX India 2016 stated “Increased footfalls at day one of ACREX INDIA 2016 demonstrates the ever growing acceptance & reach of ACREX.We are expecting a footfall of over 30,000 trade visitors through the duration of ACREX INDIA 2016 . 500 exhibitors are set to exhibit their products and technologies on the largest display area ever created by ACREX. Urbanisation through Smart city developments encompasses the integration of energy requirement with sustainability & convenience for the masses.The Product & technologies showcased by Global & domestic manufacturer’s will define a roadmap for future development & sustainability practices. We at ACREX INDIA 2016 are delighted to have been able to provide a global platform for domestic & global manufacturer’s to network & ideate to create a sustainable future.”
ACREX INDIA 2016 will be recognizing key initiatives by the industry around energy sustainability & Green initiatives. ISHRAE’s Awards of Excellence– a recognition of product innovations & green technology & The hall of fame award designed to encourage the Make India initiative, primarily designed to encourage & recognize success stories in domestic HVAC – R manufacturing.
Arun Bhatia, Managing Director, United Technologies - Climate, Controls & Security (India), one of the key exhibitors participating this year said, “We are pleased to be associated with ACREX yet again, South Asia’s leading HVAC & R trade show. ACREX has been a great platform for our iconic brands, Carrier and Toshiba, to showcase their innovative and technological expertise in developing efficient, reliable and environmentally sustainable solutions for buildings and infrastructure projects. This year, we also have our system integration business, Intelligent Building Solutions (IBS), participating. IBS provides controls, life safety and security solutions that help make buildings safe, secure and productive, while improving their energy efficiency and sustainability.
In addition, Carrier is a true torch-bearer of this year’s theme of ‘Make in India’, as we have been manufacturing in India for over 25 years now. We believe that with the combined efforts of all industry players, India is poised to become a significant manufacturing hub for HVAC solutions globally.
We look forward to high quality engagements with relevant stakeholders to discuss emerging trends, latest developments, technologies and product innovations that are sure to give a big fillip to the industry in the region”.
ISHRAE has also organized a Quest – a Student Quiz Competition for a second year in row sponsored by Hitachi. The quiz is primarily designed to introduce engineering students to the HVAC – R industry. ISHRAE promotes innovation, guidelines for indoor air quality & energy efficiency amongst other initiatives. The need for adequate training & skill development has been recognized by ISHRAE & the HVAC & R industry. ACREX 2016 will also present a series of educative sessions which will be held during the three day event at the venue. These knowledge sessions will provide an opportunity to gain the much needed market insights from professionals in the industry and act as a platform to interact and share thoughts between the industry experts and attendees. The Workshops and Seminar will be conducted by Eminent and Internationally acclaimed experts from the industry and provided a rare opportunity to the participants to learn, share expertise and hone their skills on the latest trends and topics related to HVAC&R industry.
For more information, please visit the website - http://www.acrex.in/acrex2016.html
ISHRAE, the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers, is an international associate of ASHRAE and established in 1981, in Delhi to promote Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry in India. Today, ISHRAE has more than 10,500 members, spread all over India and also in Middle East, through its 39 Chapters and Sub Chapters. ISHRAE also have 111 student chapters and student’s membership of more than 3500. ISHRAE organizes Lectures, Seminars, Expositions like ACREX India, Training Workshops, publishes technical Handbooks, Journals, Directories etc.