SHANGHAI --(ASIA TODAY)-- ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems is Asia's premier HVAC and plumbing event. To be held from 18 – 20 May 2017, the show is on track to host more than 1,300 exhibitors who will occupy all eight halls of the New China International Exhibition Center that spans over 97,000 sqm. The fair is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd, and is estimated to attract more than 55,000 professional domestic and overseas visitors.
Boosted by improved living standards and the rapid development of internet technology, future HVAC trends will become more intelligent and integrate further with the Internet of Things. As such, the show’s Home Comfort Zone in Hall E4 will be upgraded in 2017 to debut intelligent household products and technologies, featuring HVAC systems, home entertainment systems and intelligent home appliances. Products for water and air purification will also be on display. Leading international and domestic brands confirmed for the upcoming fair include Airspa, Blauberg, BLLC, Enchoy, Gree, GRPXF, Grünbeck, Haier, Kingho, Lunos, Midea, Pentair, Sach, SDFRESH, Senwater, Tendge, Tengya, Zehnder, Ziefir and others.
Coal-to-gas energy reform contributes to rapid market growth for boilers
The introduction of the real estate destocking policies in many provinces and cities throughout China in 2016 has helped to boost the country’s real estate industry. With greater demand for property comes greater demand for heating solutions. The market for coal-fired boilers is diminishing as aggressive coal-to-gas energy reform stimulates growth in the wall-hang boilers market. Some areas carrying out local initiatives include:
Committed to the switch from coal to clean energy, Beijing has initiated reform in 400 villages throughout the city. Aside from coal-to-electricity and coal-to-gas options, the local government also encourages the use of air-source heat pumps, solar energy and other new technologies. By the end of 2017, an estimated 200,000 families in four of the city’s main districts are estimated to cut their use of coal by a total of 600,000 tons. By 2020, the government aims to replace all existing coal-fired power with clean energy in the non-mountainous rural areas of Beijing.
In order to promote the use of natural gas in the City of Xingtai, the government has set up a special fund to subsidise the purchase of boilers. Each household is entitled to an allowance of RMB 3,000.
The City of Handan has also granted a RMB 3,000 subsidy to each of the 130,053 households that make the switch from coal to natural gas. The designated zone encompasses the main urban area and the 309 villages that are located within five kilometres of the city.
Incentives like the ones mentioned above will bring about a boom in boiler sales in the near future. At the expo, Halls E1 and E2 will be dedicated to boilers. Leading brands that are signed up include Alarko, Ariston, Bekaert, Biasi, Devotion, Dynasty, FangKuai, Gassero, Haier, Hansa Heiztechnik, Haydn, Italtherm, Jiton, KD Navien, Kiturami, Lochinvar, Lotte E&M, Radiant, Rinnai, ROC, Sanpaula, Vanward, Vero and others.
Favourable policies stimulate promising industry demand for air-source heat pumps
Energy efficiency and emission reductions are global concerns. As too are coal-to-electricity initiatives in China and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Supporting policies have made way for increased demand of air-source heat pumps. Given the clean energy that they produce and their low carbon emissions, air-source heat pumps are one of the chosen green home heating and cooling alternatives that comply with national policies.
The market outlook for these systems has never been so promising and Halls W3 and W4 at the show will be dedicated to heat pumps. As of December 2016, over 80% of exhibition space has been reserved by brands including AMA, Aux, Gree, Haier, Micoe, Midea, New Energy, Outes, PHNIX, TCL, Tenesun, TianJia and others.