On 1 October 2019, GIZ and Saijo Denki signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cement their collaboration in the transfer of knowledge and the procurement of state-of-the-art equipment necessary for the manufacture of natural refrigerant based technologies, which include air-to-water heat pump, chiller and monobloc air conditioner. The MoU formalises two years of ongoing cooperation and is part of Saijo Denki’s internationalisation and innovation strategy.
The MoU was signed under the scope of the Thailand Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (RAC NAMA) project. It is a national initiative aimed at initiating a sector-wide transformation towards cooling technologies based on natural refrigerants.
GIZ assumed responsibility for the project in April 2017 when it was commissioned by the NAMA Facility on behalf of the Governments of the Federal Republic of Germany and of the United Kingdom. It is implemented jointly with the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Thai Ministry of Energy. Part of the activities include technical and financial support for companies manufacturing refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment to enable them to adopt climate-friendly and energy efficient cooling technologies using natural refrigerants.
Prior to signing the MoU, Saijo Denki concluded a financial agreement with the RAC NAMA Fund, the financially facility of the RAC NAMA project under the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). The company is now in the process of establishing production capacities for the uptake of climate-friendly and energy efficient cooling technologies.
Saijo Denki International Co., Ltd. (Saijo Denki) is among the leading Thai companies in the manufacture of air-conditioning equipment. The company develops, produces and markets air-conditioning equipment and provides aftermarket services for operation and maintenance in Thailand and the Asia Pacific region.