New products, new promotions, new support tools and an anniversary kick-off worthy of 80 years of industry leadership added up to lots of activity in Tecumseh booth No. 643 during the 2014 AHR Expo, January 21-23 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York City.
The Tecumseh "team" — under the leadership of President/CEO Jim Connor, Bill Merritt, vice president of global sales and marketing, and Keith Gifford, director of global marketing —arrived at this year's Super Bowl town with a playbook that featured four new products for a wide range of comfort and refrigeration applications, and energized by the pride that comes with 80-years of successful industry leadership and innovation. In fact, everyone's team jersey number was '80'.
In a press conference at the Tecumseh exhibit area, Jim Connor shared some insight regarding what Tecumseh has accomplished and where the company is headed, while Bill Merritt spoke about the new products, new promotions and new tools that are being launched at the show.
Those products include:
- An expansion of the increasingly-popular AE2 line of high-efficiency reciprocating compressors, two (2) additions to the Masterflux product portfolio and the introduction of universal replacement scroll compressors for air conditioning and heat pump applications.
- The new AE2 high-efficiency compressor model AEX413Y-DS1B comes equipped with a high start torque motor and is designed for low-to-medium back pressure (L/MBP) applications operating in the evaporator temperature range from -30F to +23F. This first model is optimized for refrigerant R134a, allowing bottle cooler and vending machine equipment manufacturers to achieve the highest Energy Star ratings.
- Tecumseh continues its cooling technology advancements with the new Masterflux Eclipse direct current compressor, a 48-volt variable speed model rated at 5,600 BTU with R134a refrigerant, and the Sierra chiller unit, a complete 12V direct-current chiller rated at 5,000 BTU with R134a refrigerant for stationary and mobile process cooling applications.
- Tecumseh has also expanded its scroll compressor line-up to include 2-1/2 through 5 ton universal replacement air conditioning and heat pump models designed for use with refrigerants R22 and R410A. The expanded line of air conditioning scrolls will be available through Tecumseh’s extensive network of North American based Authorized Distributors beginning this spring.
A Bigger and Better Promotion
Tecumseh has kicked off the year with a 2014 Big Chill3 Condensing Unit Promotion, which includes a multiple-prize rewards program for commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractors and installers.
From April 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014, contractors/installers who purchase any Tecumseh condensing unit or unit cooler from a participating U.S. based authorized wholesaler will earn points toward valuable prizes including a Taylor Made golf driver, Wenzel camping equipment and more. Participants who enroll before March 30, 2014 will receive 10 bonus points just for signing-up at www.bigchill3rewards.com.
Expanded Support Tools for Easier Product Acquisition
Tecumseh now makes it easier for customers across the world to find products and replacement parts that serve their needs. Tecumseh’s website now includes English, French, German, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish languages. Additionally, two (2) mobile apps are now available for iPhone and Android® smart phone users. The mobile apps include a digital and searchable version of Tecumseh’s popular Electrical Service Parts book and, a comprehensive compressor and condensing unit cross reference.
Celebrating 80 Years
Tecumseh kicked off a year-long celebration of its heritage at the 2014 AHR Expo in New York City with the introduction of a special anniversary icon, new corporate video and an invitation-only customer event. Additional activities are planned throughout the year and around the globe, as Tecumseh shares its legacy and vision for the future with employees, customers, shareholders and friends.
“The AHR Expo is a great kick-off to 2014, as Tecumseh prepares to roll-out more new products, promotions and support tools,” Gifford said.“This is our biggest show of the year, and we’re excited to be able to share our 80th Anniversary milestone with customers and friends from around the world.”