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Yanmar Europe finalist in 2018 RAC Cooling Industry Awards

YANMAR Europe finalist in 2018 RAC Cooling Industry Awards

Almere, 17 July, 2018 – YANMAR Europe has reached the finals of the 2018 RAC Cooling Industry Awards in the category of Refrigeration Innovation – Standalone with the YANMAR Gas Engine‐driven Refrigeration Series, GDR. Winners will be announced at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards Ceremony, which will be held on 26th September 2018 at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London.

First refrigeration system powered by gas

The YANMAR GDR series is the first in the world to offer customers a choice to use natural gas as a main energy source for refrigeration between 0-10°C as an alternative to commonly used electrically powered systems. The main advantages of gas-driven refrigeration by YANMAR are an approximately 90% reduction in electric consumption, a reduced carbon footprint of up to 15%, up to 50% lower operating costs due to the efficiency of YANMAR gas heat pumps, and the ability to reclaim waste heat and use this to provide a source of free hot water.



Steve Walford, Sales Manager Energy Systems at YANMAR Europe B.V., is honoured to be in the running for the RAC Award for cooling innovation. “With a high number and quality of entries this year, it was already a fantastic achievement to be shortlisted for the award. Being one of five finalists shows that GDR is truly recognized as an innovative product in the market.”

RAC Refrigeration Innovation ‐ Standalone Award

The RAC award in the category Refrigeration Innovation – Standalone recognizes cutting-edge systems and standalone products in refrigeration, where the new technology provides a definitive change to existing techniques or equipment. The Cooling Awards event is organized by RAC magazine (UK), one of the leading sources of news, information and analysis for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. Awards are bestowed in 15 categories and designed to recognize the cooling industry’s environmental achievements and its commitment to innovation.


According to the RAC organizers the event is organised because “the refrigeration and air conditioning industry faces major challenges. As a huge user of power - 20 per cent of the national grid - the cooling industry is under increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. As well as the need for improved energy performance, other environmental issues - such as noise, refrigerants, containment, recyclability and materials - are driving change throughout the industry. The awards will recognize the innovation used to tackle many of these issues.” (source: https://coolingawards.racplus.com/)

About Yanmar

With beginnings in Osaka, Japan in 1912, YANMAR was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Moving on, with industrial diesel engines as the cornerstone of the enterprise, YANMAR has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an industrial equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, machine tools, and components — YANMAR’s global business operations span seven domains.  

On land, at sea, and in the city, YANMAR’s Mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people’s lives for all our tomorrows,” stands testament to YANMAR’s determination to providing us with “A Sustainable Future.” For more information, visit us at https://www.yanmar.com/eu/About-Us/

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