Mitsubishi Electric Acquires Swedish Air Conditioning Distributor, AQS

By Shin Kai

Acquisition or Partnership

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that on April 1 its European subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., acquired all shares of AQS PRODUKTER AB, a comfort, process and IT cooling, and heat pump distributor in Sweden.

AQS, which has been selling commercial cooling and heat pump products for 35 years, possesses excellent technical capabilities and know-how.  Until now, Mitsubishi Electric has been selling mainly residential and light commercial products in Sweden through the Scandinavian branch of Mitsubishi Electric Europe.  AQS has been the main distributor of commercial cooling and heat pump products manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems (with brands CLIMAVENETA and RC), which was acquired in 2015.

Residential air conditioners and hot-water heat pumps have been gaining popularity in Sweden, where people are striving to combat global warming by saving energy. Also, chillers are being increasingly adopted for commercial cooling systems in the Swedish market. In addition, the data center expansion in Sweden has significantly increased the market for IT cooling.

By acquiring AQS, Mitsubishi Electric aims to strengthen its commercial business in Sweden and to strengthen total solutions capabilities of Mitsubishi Electric Europe by taking advantage of its new partner's know-how.

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