Smardt Chiller Group Expands into Europe OPK high-efficiency innovations move into global markets

STUTTGART, Germany, July 26, 2011, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Smardt Chiller Group Inc. has acquired Stuttgart’s OPK Klimatechnik AG, effective immediately.

OPK was established in Neckartailfingen in 1985 and has earned a global reputation in HVACR technology development. Its array of patent properties covers advances in heat exchange, variable-speed drives, free-cooling chiller controls and compressor optimization. OPK equipment has been installed across the world, from Asia to Africa, but has been strongly focused on German, Swiss and Austrian markets, especially in industrial-process and data centre applications.

AHRI Staff Visit Add New Smardt

AHRI staff members Aniruddh Roy and Rupal Choksi visited Smardt during a trip to Dorval, Quebec on June 30.

Smardt provided a brief overview of Smardt Chiller Group’s air-cooled and water-cooled chillers product line and offered a tour of the manufacturing facility. AHRI staff discussed numerous certification topics as well as methods for improving the integrity of the certification programs.