New ASERCOM Chairman

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European manufacturers of refrigeration and air-conditioning components select BITZER Board Member and Chief Technology Officer to chair the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM)

Rainer Große-Kracht, Board Member and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at BITZER, is the new Chairman of the Association of European Refrigeration Component Manufacturers (ASERCOM). At the annual meeting in mid-January 2018, the qualified mechanical engineer was selected to take over from Stephane Nassau of Danfoss. ‘I’m delighted and see it as a huge honour that the association has placed its trust in me to lead the industry as ASERCOM Chairman during a period of fundamental change,’ says Rainer Große-Kracht. He has represented the long-standing BITZER company based in Sindelfingen in the industry association for six years.

This image shows an overview: the following BITZER products are ASERCOM-certified: 29 condensing units for the R134a refrigerant, 46 ECOLINE reciprocating compressors and 30 CO2 compressors for subcritical and transcritical applications
The international industry association ASERCOM has certified 46 BITZER compressors and 29 condensing units thus far

The legal regulations on climate protection are currently going through a major transition, representing a challenge for companies in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. According to Große-Kracht, this is an enormous responsibility for the ASERCOM member company and an even bigger one for the industry as a whole. ‘Smaller OEMs and installers in particular often have difficulty coping with the legislation. Here, we want to increase communication with local associations, further improve our recommendations and guidelines, and make them easier to understand. ASERCOM is just the right platform for that,’ says the new Chairman.

‘I’m delighted and see it as a huge honour that the association has placed its trust in me to lead the industry as ASERCOM Chairman during a period of fundamental change.’

 

Rainer Große-Kracht
Board Member and Chief Technology Officer at BITZER as well as Chairman of ASERCOM
Process sketch that illustrates the long journey of a compressor or condensing unit to ASERCOM certification
ASERCOM is an association in which members and independent specialists certify compressors and condensing units following successful testing