Hello and welcome once again to Cooling India.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is redefining business models and today almost every industry is faced with digital disruption. IoT has emerged as the biggest gamechanger to survive and thrive. And of course, HVAC&R industry is one of the prime movers in this direction.

Today, the IoT has truly revolutionised the HVAC&R industry. It is changing the ways HVAC&R solutions are being monitored, analysed and controlled. IoT adds a new dimension by providing a wider and smarter network that can access sensors that are used to detect the presence of occupants in the room and then personalise the heating or cooling settings of the rooms based on the chosen set levels used on a regular basis. Energy efficiency, comfort, remote monitoring, remote control and ease of maintenance are some of the advantages as a result of using the power of the Internet. Capabilities such as improved fault detection and diagnostics, asset management, maintenance and enterprise integration have added new dimensions in terms achieving greater efficiency.

India is short by 10 million tonnes of cold storage capacity and over 50,000 refrigerated trucks due to which over 30% of agricultural produce goes waste every year apart from the fact that more than 20% of produce from fields that gets lost due to poor post harvesting facilities and lack of cold chain infrastructure. Therefore, the cold chain industry in India presents huge potential in terms of expansion.

The inaugural edition of REFCOLD India, scheduled to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between 22nd and 24th November, is all set to bring in advanced refrigeration and cold chain technologies from across the globe. COOLING INDIA, being the media partner for this event, will come up with a special issue on refrigeration and cold chain sector in November. The issue will highlight the key market trends, technological innovations, product update etc. We invite you to be a part of this REFCOLD India special issue.

Hope you enjoy reading this issue as always. Do send in your comments to me at pravita@charypublications.in.

Pravita Iyer
Publisher & Director

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