Blue Star is India's largest central air-conditioning company with an annual turnover of Rs 2800 crores, a network of 32 offices, 7 modern manufacturing facilities, over 2000 de
India has around 30 million units of air conditioners in India. The numbers are expected to reach 45 million over the next 3 years. It has to do with the perception of people towards this category changed from a luxury to a necessity over the last few years. With frequent power-cuts, innovation with SMART battery units also drive sales up. The top air conditioner brands in India are Voltas, LG, Panasonic, Daikin, Samsung, Godrej, Bluestar, Onida, Videocon and Whirlpool. Chinese makers like Haier and Gree have also entered the market in India.
Voltas has emerged as the market leader in the AC market with 20% market share followed by LG and Panasonic. Almost 50% of the market share is held by these three players. The players are launching newer of low-price high efficiency products to grab
Samsung invents Wind-Free ? system provides users with the ideal condition by maintaining the desired room temperature using cooling to gently disperse cold air through 21,000 micro air holes. First, the system lowers the room temperature in Fast Cooling Mode and then automatically switches to the Cooling Mode once the desired temperature is reached. The air conditioner has also the added ability to connect to Samsung's Smart Home App for easy controls. The Wind-Free unit delivers an air current that is under 0.15 m/s while in Wind-Free mode. Air velocity that is below 0.15 m/s is considered ?still air? as defined by ASHRAE 55-2013 (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers).
Danfoss India has inaugurated a test lab in Chennai with facilities to test air-conditioners and chillers for energy efficiency standards. Manufacturers can get their products tested for compliance with standards. In course of time, Danfoss will tie-up with a certifying agency, which will also provide the needed certification.
The psychometric test lab, which can test the products under various environmental parameters to mimic the actual-use conditions.