BALTIMORE — Danfoss has entered into a collaboration with Microsoft to bring domain expertise in refrigeration and HVAC to the cloud, through a platform powered by Microsoft Azure.
The Danfoss Cooling Cloud Suite is designed to enable full transparency around the clock, allowing food retailers to focus on the core of their business. The cloud-based services process and analyze data from refrigeration assets, HVAC, lighting, and other assets.
“We bring more than 80 years of domain expertise and leadership in cooling & refrigeration solutions to a world-class cloud solution,” said Dr. Jan-Hendrik Sewing, Danfoss senior vice president, Electronic Controllers & Services Division, and global head of Danfoss Food Retail Vertical. “The Danfoss Cooling Cloud Suite will help food retail stores focus on their core business by optimizing and automating current processes as well as providing actionable insights by eg. bench marking stores to identify top and low performers. This will lead to reduced operational costs and energy consumption and an increase in sales and marketing effectiveness.”
“With Danfoss’ application expertise, we see a great opportunity to add value in the Food Retail sector,” said Paul Maher, general manager of Industry Experiences at Microsoft. “With Danfoss we bring one of the strongest IoT use cases to date in refrigeration to our customers. The implementation brings tangible value to Food Retail today - and other industries in the near future. We look forward to supporting our joint customers meet their efficiency and sustainability goals.”
“The collaboration with Microsoft will deliver tangible results to both existing and new customers of Danfoss and Microsoft,” said Jürgen Fischer, president of Danfoss Cooling. “We will build on this collaboration and continue to invest in new cloud services to the industries we have served successfully for more than 80 years with the ambition to reduce food waste and energy consumption.”
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