ST. LOUIS (Nov. 8, 2023) — Copeland, a global provider of sustainable solutions, today announced regional investment in manufacturing its compression products qualified for use with the natural refrigerant, CO2 (R-744).
Copeland CO2 semi-hermetic and scroll compressors currently being manufactured in Mikulov, Czech Republic, and Cookstown, Ireland, will expand production to two of the company’s North American locations.
Last week, manufacturing began on the Copeland 4MTLS transcritical and 4MSLS subcritical CO2 semi-hermetic product lines in Rushville, Indiana; simultaneously, Copeland ZO(D) CO2 scroll and digital scroll compressors commenced in Sidney, Ohio.
This change comes as the industry anticipates accelerated adoption of CO2 refrigeration technology being driven by food retail businesses pledging sustainability targets and needing to comply with environmental regulations. There has also been additional growth in cold storage infrastructure.
Bringing CO2 compressor manufacturing to North America will help Copeland’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and end-user customers more quickly achieve their sustainability and regulatory compliance goals and build out their cold storage infrastructure as product lead times shorten and CO2 compression is implemented within new store builds and remodels.
“The investments we are making in our facilities, supply chain and people in North America will allow Copeland to increase production capacity and flexibility,” said Dave Bersaglini, vice president and general manager of refrigeration, at Copeland. “Positioning operations closer to customers and improving delivery times will allow us to be more responsive, providing customers with local support to help ensure their success.”
To learn more about how Copeland is meeting sustainable, lower global warming potential market needs, or to learn about other Copeland HVACR technologies, please visit Copeland.com.
Copeland, a global provider of sustainable climate solutions, combines category-leading brands in compression, controls, software and monitoring for heating, cooling and refrigeration. With best-in-class engineering and design and the broadest portfolio of modulated solutions, we’re not just setting the standard for compressor leadership; we’re pioneering its evolution. Combining our technology with our smart energy management solutions, we can regulate, track and optimize conditions to help protect temperature-sensitive goods over land and sea, while delivering comfort in any space. Through energy-efficient products, regulation-ready solutions and expertise, we’re revolutionizing the next generation of climate technology for the better. For more information, visit copeland.com.