Making a difference by driving a change

During the Annual Meeting of Eurovent Middle East, the association of the region’s leading HVACR manufacturers, members have elected Brian Suggitt (Managing Director, Systemair UAE) as their President.

Markus Lattner and Brian Suggitt

Markus Lattner and Brian Suggitt

For his third consecutive term, Suggitt has introduced a special theme for the year.

Under the tagline “Making a difference by driving a change”, Brian Suggitt has summarised the following core issues which shall deserve attention during his term to bring a renewed momentum to the Middle East’s HVACR sector:

  1. Energy efficiency through choice of product and technology.
  2. Indoor Air Quality through enforcement of ISO16890 and maintenance standards.
  3. Retrofitting to enhance building efficiencies and personal well-being.
  4. Improving cold chain security and efficiency.

After thanking members for the election and the trust in his work, Suggitt went straight to action and highlighted example cases of issues that deserve change across relevant product areas:

  • Fans and motors: “Belt driven fans and FEG fan measurements should be a thing of the past once and for all. IE3 should be the minimum requirement for all motors.”
  • Cooling: “We should continue to drive fraudulent products out of the market. Seasonal efficiency calculations should finally be introduced in legislation and everyone must work towards utilising the correct gases taking example of the EU F-Gas Regulation.”
  • Air Curtains: “Every cold storage should have an air curtain, and no strips.”
  • AHUs: “Smart air handlers should be the norm along with supplying the correct control system to maximise their energy efficiency.”

Members have also emphasised the importance of the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai as a platform to showcase world-leading HVACR technologies while raising awareness on energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Systemair has announced its sponsorship of the Swedish pavilion at the Expo and invited the industry to join them for their dedicated ventilation and air conditioning events throughout the duration of the world exhibition.

Morten Schmelzer
Head of Public Affairs
Systemair Group
+420 776 791 010 

Systemair in brief
Systemair is a leading ventilation company with operations in 50 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The company had sales of SEK 8.3 billion in the 2018/19 financial year and employs approximately 6,000 people. Systemair has reported an operating profit every year since 1974, when the company was founded. During the past 10 years, the Company's growth rate has averaged about 10 percent.

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