RAC Division - Europe

Parker has increased its R&D potentiality thanks to CO2 Laboratory

RACE business unit decided to move the CO2 Laboratory to USA to increase the value of its R&D center

Milan, Italy, October 15th 2018, - Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Europe Business Unit of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, took the decision of moving their CO2 Laboratory to the USA, thus strengthening the range of the global R&D center and reconfirming its leading position in research and innovation.

The CO2 laboratory covers an area of 400 m² including a supermarket testing space: this special configuration allows results of tests run by the dedicated team of R&D engineers, which is especially focused on refrigeration, to be verified immediately.

The primary purpose of the Lab is to sustain and accelerate Parker’s development of “smart” CO2 flow control solutions and to support OEMs and end-users in selecting the best system design according to their specific refrigeration requirements and environmental conditions.

The CO2 Laboratory will join the RAC global R&D center in Washington MO at Sporlan. Here it’s already working a Supermarket Test Lab that is the refrigeration industry’s most comprehensive and sophisticated supermarket test lab. The R&D Team is testing new flow control technologies in real-world system applications, developing new technologies for enhanced energy savings and systems performance with the goal of exploring the generation of natural refrigerants.

“RACE’s biggest challenge is consistently to offer state-of-the-art products to its customers: the laboratory provides an opportunity for Parker to play a key role in the growth of environmentally-friendly refrigeration solutions” affirms the Development Team.

Moving the laboratory to the global R&D center is a strategic choice, RAC wants to highlight the efforts in satisfying customer’s requests and its position in the foreground of the refrigeration market.

With this laboratory, RACE Business Unit shows the willingness to deliver significant value to their customers. whatever the effort involved, the mission of Parker is to succeed in solving engineering challenges to satisfy customers’ needs and support them in their work.


About the Business Unit Name

RACE Business Unit is the point of reference in the market for HVAC and Refrigeration components: about 7.000 products are available to our customers. Our promise is high innovation technologies to reduce or minimize energy consumption, responsible engineering and sustainable growth.


About Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.


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