Adding another feather to its wing and cutting above the rest of the industry players, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning India was awarded as ‘Indian Smart Air Conditioners Company of The Year Award 2018’ by Frost & Sullivan that recognises and awards companies which show visionary growth, are inspired by innovation and demonstrate thought leadership abilities.
The award ceremony was held on 10th October 2018 in Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. More than five leading air conditioning companies were evaluated and nominated for this award. Hitachi rose above the rest and bagged this award. Winning this award has re-affirmed Hitachi’s ability to constantly innovate and cutting-edge technology deployment to develop products that are synced with end consumer’s requirement.
Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards are presented every year to companies that have shown significant growth in their respective industries, have identified emerging trends before they become a market place standard, and have created advanced technologies that catalyses and transforms industries. The award is crafted through a rigorous process based on several parameters like product portfolio for maximisation, geographical coverage and penetration, customer value proposition, CSR activities etc. Frost & Sullivan’s industry experts track markets and companies by holding detailed interactions with industry experts, market participants and end users along with an extensive research of proprietary data to compile the jury evaluation matrix. Nominees are shortlisted based on a structured data and a research backed presentation by Frost & Sullivan’s senior industry experts. Evaluation by an eminent jury panel finally leads to the winner.
Hitachi’s ability to deliver smart products come from its thorough understanding of consumer’s requirement and insights gathered via various market researches. This helps the company in staying at the forefront to develop products and technologies that are innovative, energy efficient, eco-friendly and fulfill the needs of the customers. Smart AC range is equipped with features such as iClean, iSee, iSense and wi-fi technology that make the product stand out in the market. Hitachi’s smart, energy efficient and eco-friendly products and technologies are backed by decades of experience in air conditioning in India. More than 18 per cent products in the line-up are 5-star inverter ACs and green as well. Hitachi has witnessed 24 per cent year on year in RAC segment. The company which manufactures room AC, VRF systems, Ductable AC, chillers and other commercial cooling solutions, has also bagged some prominent government and B2B segment clients such as Bangladesh Bhavan, Lodha Developers, Oyo Rooms, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Kalpataru Group and Ajmera Group.
Thus, with such a strong foothold in the country and a strong portfolio, Hitachi has emerged to be a leader in the Indian Smart Air Conditioners Company of The Year Award category in India.