ACHRNEWS

Westinghouse Introduced

March 9, 2009

MIAMI - Nordyne International is introducing Westinghouse heating and cooling equipment worldwide. Previously, Westinghouse heating and cooling products have been sold predominately in North America and Puerto Rico. According to Hector Henriette, Nordyne International president, this new offering only better positions the Westinghouse brand for global expansion.

“We are excited to bring to our customers Westinghouse’s full product line, offering both 50- and 60-hertz units,” said Henriette. “Selling Westinghouse around the world opens the doors to many markets in Europe and Asia, as well as enhancing our product portfolio in Latin America and the Middle East. The reliability of the brand still resonates in many global markets from Westinghouse’s past product innovations in our industry.”

Systems offered by Westinghouse include packaged units, gas furnaces with efficiencies ranging from 80 percent to 97-plus percent AFUE, and split systems ranging from 10 SEER to the 24.5 SEER iQ Drive air conditioner.

According to the company, U.S. and Canadian customers will also see the positive effects of this geographic expansion for Westinghouse heating and air conditioning products.

“This worldwide expansion of the brand is driven by the interest we’ve received in Westinghouse and our products since reintroducing the brand to North America in 2002,” explained Dave LaGrand, president and CEO of Nordyne. “This opportunity makes Nordyne more competitive in the global marketplace and increases the worldwide equity of Westinghouse. The fact that the brand is recognized all over the world only reinforces the value to our current customer base.”

Current customers will continue to benefit from the warranty and manufacturing standards of Westinghouse products, said the company.

For more information, visit www.westinghousehvac-intl.com.

Publication date: 03/09/2009