Japanese OEM Daikin has announced that it will begin sales of propane (R290) plug-in showcases, manufactured by its European subsidiary AHT, for the Japanese market on June 15.

The equipment will be sold under the Daikin brand, according to the press release (in Japanese). The launch, Daikin said, is a part of the company’s efforts to “strengthen its line-up of low-temperature equipment offerings for the commercial food retail sector.”

Daikin will be offering four different models of its AHT showcases: Paris, Milano, Singapore and Manhattan. All models use R290.

In February 2020, Daikin exhibited AHT R290 upright refrigerated display cabinets for the first time at the Supermarket Tradeshow (SMTS) exhibition held in Japan.

In February 2019, Daikin completed its acquisition of Austrian commercial refrigeration firm AHT Cooling Systems, a major manufacturer of R290 equipment with over one million propane-based cabinets installed worldwide. The deal signaled the company’s intention to continue expanding its natural refrigeration business following its acquisition of Tewis, a Spanish CO2 refrigeration system developer, in February of 2018.

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