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Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council grants certification to Daikin AC

GCC: Daikin’s VRV IV Series of air conditioning systems has received the Abu Dhabi Trustmark for Environmental Performance from the Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council (QCC). The company said its VRV IV series, which is equipped to handle the heat of the Middle East, constantly monitors ambient temperatures and adjusts both the flow and temperature of the refrigerant to achieve maximum efficiency and minimum power consumption. The product line also received ‘The Green Building Product of the Year 2016’ award from the Emirates Green Building Council. The QCC Certification and Emirates GBC Award were presented to its regional dealers at an annual meeting, where the company presented awards to over 73 dealers across the UAE for their sales performance in 2015.

 

According to TechSci Research, the region’s government are increasingly focusing upon regulations in order to improve the energy efficiency as well as reducing the emission of harmful gases. Which has increased the competition as well as focus on research and development among the players in the market. The company has also been trying to comply with the standards set by other regional regulators such as ESMA, ESTIDAMA, QCC, SASO, MEW and others.

 

According to a recent report by TechSci Research GCC Air Conditioners Market By Product Type (Split, Chiller, Window, VRF and Others), By End Use Sector (Commercial and Residential), By Country (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain), Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, the market for air conditioners in GCC is forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 10% during 2016–2021. Saudi Arabia dominates GCC air conditioners market, on account of large population size and continuing growth across various sectors in the Kingdom. Split air conditioners dominated demand for air conditioners in the GCC region in 2015. The air conditioners market in the region is dominated by players such as LG, Daikin, Toshiba Carrier, Zamil and Samsung. However, GCC air conditioners market is majorly import driven due to limited manufacturing plants of major air conditioner players in GCC countries.