The future of R410A in Africa

R410A was invented 1991, following an outcry by the global community for environmentally friendly refrigerant gasses. It is an HFC blend of R32 and R125 and was set to replace the ozone depleting R22. Despite its high global warming potential (GWP), it does not deplete the ozone, it’s non-flammable, non-corrosive, it has low toxicity, it’s... Continue Reading →


Makro goes green with BITZER

In 2016, Makro Strubens Valley decided to refurbish their refrigeration systems to be more energy efficient and more environmentally friendly. The refurbishment not only included changes to their refrigeration system but also a massive increase in refrigeration capacity. A study of the refurbishment was conducted by an independent 3rd party entity who investigated the energy... Continue Reading →


BITZER goes above and beyond when it concerns the environment, by ensuring energy efficient full and part load operations. The most current example of this is the heavy hitter and star of the 2017 Euro Shop - the ECOSTAR condensing unit. This fantastic product saves up to 25% of conventionally consumed energy, and already meets... Continue Reading →

EPTA offers CO2 for all climates

The new FTE (Full Transcritical Efficiency) system has already been endorsed by leading compressor manufacturer Bitzer. Describing the system as “a highly innovative, energy-efficient CO2 solution” in combination with its EcoLine+ compressors, Bitzer adds: “The new FTE technology is a major step in the right direction towards the environmentally friendly use of refrigerants in commercial refrigeration, combined with energy efficiency in high ambient temperature regions.”

Low GWP refrigerants: 5 things you must know

Relief to a global concern Global warming and ozone depletion has been a global concern since the 1970’s. Traditional refrigerants were at the height of these concerns and began being phased out in 1987, giving rise to innovative zero-Ozone Depletion Potential (zero-ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants. CO2 mass and Greenhouse gas The... Continue Reading →


    About BITZER   The BITZER Group of companies, is the world’s largest and leading independent manufacturer of compressors for both refrigeration and air-conditioning applications, with 14 production locations all over the globe. BITZER’s worldwide operations, has sales companies and its own production sites for reciprocating, screw, and scroll compressors as well as pressure vessels . In 2014, about 3,400 employees generated sales... Continue Reading →

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