25-27 September 2017, Berlin, Germany – 18.09.2017 Nidec Global Appliance Germany GmbH at ATMOsphere Europe 2017

Nidec Global Appliance Germany GmbH (formerly Secop GmbH), a global expert in advanced compressor technologies using hydrocarbon refrigerants, supports and sponsors ATMOsphere Japan, ATMOsphere America and ATMOsphere Europe in 2017.
ATMOsphere - Interactive workshops bringing together decision makers from industry and government to change the future of natural refrigerants.

The key movers and shakers driving uptake of natural refrigerants in Europe will be in Berlin on 25-27 September for the eighth edition of ATMOsphere Europe and the first-ever Accelerate Europe awards. Conference participants in the German capital will hear about cutting-edge technology case studies, new applications, end user perspectives, and policy and market developments.

Europe ranks among the world’s most developed markets for natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R solutions. Germany itself is home to many of the continent’s most important manufacturers and end users. They will showcase the German speaking world’s major influence in the world of natural refrigerants during a special session at this year’s ATMOsphere Europe on ‘NatRefs: Lessons Learned from the German-Speaking Market’.

A growing number of European end users are seeking HVAC&R solutions that will make their businesses more efficient and environmentally friendly, pushing manufacturers to develop more innovative technologies – all within the regulatory framework of the EU’s F-Gas Regulation and the global HFC phase-down.

Hydrocarbons are definitely a rising star of the natural refrigerants stage. They stand ready to take on a wider range of applications if charge limits – currently under review in many European countries and worldwide – are increased. Hydrocarbons’ rise to fame will be reflected in the first-ever ATMOEurope session dedicated solely to these natural refrigerants, during which manufacturers will showcase their latest projects and technologies.

The conference will convey the message that NatRefs are an option no matter what the application, and that competition is growing between different natural refrigerants in different applications. The current trajectory suggests that NatRefs are here to stay – and yet the market is developing at different speeds. While they are already standard solutions in western and northern Europe, there are still untapped opportunities in southern and eastern European countries, usually due to misconceptions related to system performance, efficiency and lack of suppliers or training. ATMOsphere Europe in Berlin acts as a bridge between these markets and a meeting point to share experiences and knowledge.

About Nidec Global Appliance Germany GmbH (formerly Secop GmbH)
Nidec Global Appliance Germany GmbH is a leading compressor manufacturer committed to developing and supporting technologies and products that promote energy efficiency. The company is active in the sectors of household, light commercial and DC-powered refrigeration and has developed a range of compressors which operate with the use of <link solutions natural-refrigerants>hydrocarbons, R600a (isobutane) and R290 (propane). Secop, formerly known as Danfoss Compressors, belonged to the German AURELIUS Group of companies since 2010.
On August 1, 2017, Nidec successfully acquired the German compressor manufacturer Secop.