Yanmar has teamed up with Cross Group to supply its range of energy saving Gas Engine Heat Pump (GHP) products in the UK & Ireland
Cross Group have over 60 years of experience in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry with a range of services available including, design, installation, service, maintenance and hire of equipment. They will supply Yanmar’s complete range of gas engine products including VRF systems, DX Condensing units, Chillers and Refrigeration units.
Yanmar is a global brand and leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and final equipment. A privately family owned Japanese company, established in 1912, with a long and illustrious history, whose core businesses include Marine Propulsion systems, Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment, Industrial engines and Energy Systems. Group sales total more than €6 Billion with a global workforce of more than 18,000 employees.
The company began sales of its first gas engine air conditioners in 1987 and to date has over 260,000 GHP units installed around the world. Yanmar’s European head office is near Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the facilities include an assembly plant for marine engines, test facilities and a large warehouse to ensure quick delivery of equipment and parts to its growing list of European customers.
Peter Aarsen, president of Yanmar Europe BV, said: “building on Yanmar’s success in Asia with GHP products we started European sales in 2013, and besides offering a way to reduce energy costs, we have been pleased to help clients facing electrical supply challenges on both small and large commercial projects. We are very happy to be partnering with Cross Group and look forward to making our products and services available to customers in the UK and Ireland”.
Kenichi Nakao added, “We see a growing demand for air conditioning systems offering the option to run on low cost, clean natural gas, this alternative to mains electrical powered equipment can bring many benefits to both designers and clients. Yanmar's experience and reputation in manufacturing efficient, reliable and robust engines for many of the world’s leading companies has been carried over into the development of the GHP products which ensures a top quality product is available for the building services and refrigeration sectors.
Cross Group Managing Director Andrew Nesbitt said “we are very pleased to be working with Yanmar, they are continuously developing new ideas such as the gas engine refrigeration unit which we see as being very attractive to our clients requiring low temperature storage for food and pharmaceutical products. The GHP units will complement our other energy saving solutions and designs for air distribution, cooling and heating”.
Yanmar and Cross Group will be supporting the launch of GHP units with a substantial investment in stock of equipment to ensure quick delivery, a comprehensive spare parts service, and a warranty scheme with service and maintenance for trouble free ownership.