Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd was awarded with the Frost and Sullivan - 2017 India Building and HVAC Segment - LV Drives Enabling Technology Leadership Award under the category of novel developments in the Industrial Automation and Process Control Sector at the Frost and Sullivan 2017 India Best Practices Awards Banquet held in Mumbai.
Speaking on the recognition, PL Palanisamy, Director - Sales, Marketing and Services, Danfoss Drives, Danfoss India said, 'Danfoss has a high focus on innovation and we believe that innovation is key to engineering a better tomorrow. In this quest, we are constantly innovating new products and also improving and bettering our existing products. While the first HVAC drive from Danfoss is three decades old, we have pushed the barriers of innovation consistently and the latest HVAC drive was launched this year which further brings down the energy costs and is more energy efficient. It is heartening to get recognised for these efforts and a recognition from 'Frost & Sullivan' will encourage us to do more and more with less. We thank the Jury and look forward to working together with all stakeholders in building an efficient and sustainable HVAC industry for tomorrows' India.'
The results were announced post an extensive analytical research process that sought to recognise the benchmark created by companies against the highest standards in the industry, through outstanding achievements and performance in a range of regional and global markets with superior leadership, technological innovation, excellence in customer service and strategic product development.
ValvTechnologies appoints Regional Director for Asia-Pacific
ValvTechnologies, Inc announced the appointment of Cliff Horsburgh as Regional Director, Asia Pacific. Based in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Horsburgh will have senior management responsibility for leading sales growth in the Asia-Pacific region. With more than 30 years of experience in the valve and pump industry, he brings extensive global business management and sales experience to the company.
Horsburgh spent most of his career with the Weir Group, most recently as General Manager for South-East Asia for the Weir Power and Industrial, and held international sales and general management responsibilities for Africa, the Middle East and Europe in earlier roles at Weir. He also worked for SPP Pumps in Southeast Asia. 'Cliff's expansive industry experience, together with his strong leadership skills and customer-focus, makes him an excellent fit,' said Kevin Hunt, President, ValvTechnologies. 'We welcome him to our international management team and look forward to his sales leadership in this critically important growth region for our business,' he added.
Castrol offers carbon neutral lubricants for wind turbines
Castrol has become the first lubricant supplier in the world to offer carbon-neutral lubricants for the wind turbine industry, the company said in a press release. Castrol Optigear Synthetic CT 320 and Optigear Synthetic X 320 are both certified to meet the BSI PAS 2060 Specification for achieving and demonstrating complete carbon neutrality for their entire product lifecycle.
By meeting these specifications, each litre of oil used is certified to offset 2.3 kg of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) - or 930 kg when refilling a typical wind turbine gearbox, which is comparable to the CO2 produced by an average passenger car driving 2,229 miles. 'The huge growth in renewable energy has made a major contribution towards protecting the environment, but our customers are innovators and always looking at new ways they can reduce their carbon footprint and take further action on climate change,' said Daryl Luke, Global Product Manager at Castrol. 'Castrol is committed to carbon reduction worldwide, and with Optigear Synthetic CT 320 and Synthetic X 320 certified as carbon neutral, our customers can now address those concerns without sacrificing performance. Using these carbon neutral gear oils, manufacturers can reduce emissions at first fill and operators can cut their long-term carbon footprint,' he added.
Cooper Corporation to produce engines for Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
Cooper Corporation has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), a Government of India undertaking under the Ministry of Defence, for joint development and manufacturing of small and medium diesel engines for marine applications.
The MoU was signed by Sarvjit Singh Dogra, Director Finance, on behalf of GRSE and Farrokh N Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Dilip Kumar Jagattar Singh, DGM (I/C-DEP), Cdr. Gaurav Pande, Regional Officer-Mumbai and VD Sivakumar, Corporate Head - Marketing & Sales, Cooper Corporation.
This collaboration aims at setting up a fully indigenous product line of marine diesel engines specifically designed and developed for Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a home-grown alternative to multinational brands currently available in the market. Cooper Corporation will helm the design and manufacture of these diesel engines for marine DG set application, ranging 50 KW-500 KW. GRSE will integrate these DG set at their Diesel Engine Plant (DEP) at Ranchi and subsequently sell it to their prospective customers - Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, and shipbuilders in India and abroad.
Cometto partners with Scania for engines
Cometto, a member of the Faymonville Group, has entered into a new partnership with Scania for industrial and marine engines. Riccardo Moraglia, Sales Manager for Industrial and Marine Engines, Italscania, said, 'Scania's proposal to the Cometto management was to provide a complete and rational solution to their needs.' They fulfill the requirement in available space of Cometto Power Packs, used on modular self-propelled, shipyard and steelwork transporters, in order to fit different displacement engines. Scania engines also conform to the current emission legislation. According to Cometto, during 2017, the supply of the first 12 engines of the DC09 and DC13 families with Stage IIIA and Stage IV / Tier 4F emissions ratings, meets Cometto's need for medium/large modular vehicles. For special vehicles for more specific applications, Cometto is awaiting the opportunity to install more powerful propulsion units, power that only the famous and prestigious Scania V8 can guarantee.
Cummins Acquires Brammo
Cummins announced the acquisition of Brammo, a startup company company which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Cummins said this acquisition added to its portfolio of solutions and provided an entry point into new markets. The company expects the addition of Brammo's battery pack expertise and resources as an important milestone in its efforts to become a global electrified power leader. The Brammo acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of this calendar year. Founded in 2002, Brammo has made great strides in developing electric energy storage technology for mobile and stationary applications.
Mahindra FES registers 52 per cent domestic sales growth
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd's Farm Equipment Sector (FES) announced its tractor sales numbers for September 2017. Domestic sales in September 2017 were at 44,000 units, as against 29,035 units during September 2016. Total tractor sales during September 2017 were at 45,563 units, as against 30,562 units for the same period last year. Exports for the month stood at 1,563 units.
Rajesh Jejurikar, President - Farm Equipment Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, 'We have sold 44,000 tractors in the domestic market during September 2017, a growth of 52 per cent over last year. With a good monsoon and improved Kharif production estimates, we expect the positive sentiments to continue through the festive season. In the exports market, we sold 1,563 tractors.'