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Sea Bird is one of 330 companies that exhibited at ACREX. Twenty-five percent of exhibitors were firms from outside India.

Growth Defines India Market
MUMBAI, INDIA—If it is true that economists model the world with numbers, they have their hands full when it comes to India. Consider India’s 1 billion plus population, or its predicted sustained GDP growth rate of 8%. India is one of only three countries to make its own supercomputers. It boasts the fourth largest economy in the world, hosts R&D facilities for 100 of the Fortune 500 companies, and has the second largest group of software developers. It is the world’s largest producer of milk and second largest producer of food, including fruits and vegetables. India sends more students to U.S. colleges than any other country in the world (nearly 100,000 in 2008) and trails only China in the size of its pharmaceutical industry. Economists say growing market demand defines today’s India, and among the biggest beneficiaries are suppliers of airconditioning and refrigeration equipment and services. “No question there is rapid growth,” said Rahul Maini of Sea Bird Refrigeration. The firm is one of the country’s top manufacturers of compressors, condensing units, and cold rooms. They manufacture customized chillers up to –80°C (–112°F). The poultry, seafood and ice cream markets are booming. “The advantage that we offer in the market is that as an Indian company we are close to customers with expanding needs, offering a well-connected network of distributors and dealers for sales and service.” Sea Bird was among the 330 companies to exhibit at ACREX, the Indian trade fair for air conditioning and refrigeration. The stream of visitors grew each of the exhibition’s four days until by closing on Feb. 20, some 16,000 visitors had walked the aisles of the Bombay Exhibition Center. ACREX, organized by the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, is the first exhibition that ASHRAE has endorsed outside the U.S. ASHRAE cosponsors the AHR Expo in the U.S. and the sister AHR Expo-Mexico show. One of the firms benefiting from the country’s abundant labor supply is Spirotech Heat Exchangers. “Two thirds of our business is export,” said Dr. R.K. Malhotra. “And they grew by 10% last year. Why? Our zero defect mentality. We can’t afford to have a coil delivered halfway around the world and fail. It would be a disaster to our customers. So we use the savings from labor to ensure high quality.” Spirotech also employs state-of-the-art

(Left) Hitachi’s Space Maker units are being used to cool the booming number of telecom shelters that appear every 30 to 40 km (25 miles) in India’s expanding urban centers. They are suitable for 24/7 operation. (Right) 16,000 visitors attended ACREX.
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ASHRAE Journal - April 2010
Contents
Commentary
Industry News
Letters
Meetings and Shows
Feature Articles
The Science of Evaporation is Key to Defense in Murder Trial
Selecting DOAS Equipment with Reserve Capacity
Technology Award Case Studies: Greening Hospitals
Technology Award Case Studies: Sustainable Remedy for Hospital
Building Sciences
Emerging Technologies
Technical Topics: Selecting Efficient Fans
Technical Topics: Dual-Capacity Heat Pumps
IAQ Applications
International Column
Classified Advertising
Advertisers Index
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