Emerson Celebrates 100 Years of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Innovation with Copeland ™ Technology
HONG KONG – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) celebrates this year the 100e anniversary of its Copeland ™ brand, a name that has become synonymous with leadership in the design and manufacture of energy efficient and reliable compressors to power air conditioning and refrigeration systems that enhance and protect the environments where people live and work. This is an important milestone that Emerson will recognize over the next 12 months as the company continues to innovate in advanced Copeland products to solve critical industry challenges.
Reinforcing its commitment to continue Copeland’s innovation and focus on solving critical customer issues, Emerson completed a multi-million dollar expansion of its Copeland engineering plant in Sidney, Ohio, United States. This investment created 110,000 square feet of new engineering lab space for research, development and product testing of next generation compressors, electronics and other critical technologies for the global heating industry. , ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). Much of the work at the Sidney laboratories focuses on innovative compressor technologies that enable more environmentally friendly refrigerants with lower global warming potential (GWP) to meet and exceed standards and regulations. efficiency while promoting the success of customer designs. This investment is the latest addition to Emerson’s global network of R&D centers and customer solutions, including in China, the United States and Germany, which are fueling innovation and digital transformation across multiple industries and applications.
“The Copeland brand has a proud heritage and an even brighter future,” said Jamie Froedge, executive president of Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions business. “Air conditioning and refrigeration technologies are increasingly crucial and necessary foundations of everyday life around the world. Through our Copeland brand and inventive approach, Emerson uses our stewardship position and deep history in this space to drive innovation for a more sustainable world. ”
The Copeland brand traces its history to inventor Edmund Copeland, who founded a company in Detroit, Michigan, in 1921 to transform the refrigeration industry with his unique inventions. When the company faced challenges during the Great Depression, its assets were sold and operations moved to Sidney, Ohio in 1937. In Sidney, four of the company’s enterprising young engineers looked to the future. opportunities and bought the company and its compressor patent. When Emerson acquired Copeland in 1986, he continued to honor the entrepreneurial spirit and inventiveness embodied by the brand’s early founders and champions.
Emerson made significant investments in the development of a new scroll compressor that Copeland was working on at the time of acquisition, and in 1987 introduced the first scroll compressor sold under the Copeland brand. Product success has helped revolutionize the air conditioning and refrigeration industries worldwide with highly efficient and reliable performance, leading to the introduction of a family of Copeland scroll compressors for applications ranging from residential air conditioning and light commercial to food and health refrigeration systems. industries and shipping containers.
Emerson remains committed to continuous innovation of the Copeland product portfolio and associated technologies, delivering sustainable solutions that improve efficiency, reduce emissions and conserve resources. In addition to Copeland scroll compressors, Emerson designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of Copeland semi-hermetic and hermetic reciprocating compressors, as well as condensing units, for commercial refrigeration applications. Many Copeland products are also equipped with smart features to provide advanced monitoring and protection, diagnostics, power consumption metering, and communication capabilities.
From research and development, design and engineering to advanced testing and manufacturing in innovation centers and factories across the world, the Copeland brand is positioned to continue on its path of inventiveness, meeting to the unique needs of each regional market.
For more information on Copeland compressors, visit Emerson.com/Copeland or Emerson.com.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (US), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions to customers in the industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Automation Solutions business helps process manufacturers, both hybrid and discrete, to maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure the comfort and health of people, protect the quality and safety of food, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.