Fujitsu General’s KR Series of ceiling-type commercial air conditioners for overseas markets was awarded ‘Best Product of the Year’ in the Sanitary & Air Conditioning category of the Plus X Award 2021, which is given to outstanding products. This was the Fujitsu General’s first Plus X Award in the 18 years since the award was launched. This award is an initiative that honours innovative products and services from all over the world. It is sponsored by Media Society Networks, a German advertising and marketing company.
The KR Series is significant from different angles. The indoor unit is designed to harmonize with the interiors of overseas offices, stores, etc. With its curvy form, the unit offers a lighter, less oppressive physical presence and looks good from anywhere in the room. In 2020 the KR Series also won a Red Dot Award.
In this series, the piping connections between indoor and outdoor units can be drawn out in any direction from inside the indoor unit (left, right, top or back). This means that indoor units can be positioned almost anywhere in interior spaces, relatively unrestricted by the limitations of piping connections.
The product is designed with a large opening on the front panel and a cover on the side to access electrical components, making it unnecessary to remove the unit. This clever feature makes maintenance and cleaning quick, safe and easy, even at considerable heights.