Danfoss pitches energy efficiency in Southeast Asia tour

Writer: 
The Nation/ANN

Danfoss, a player in energy efficiency, on Wednesday continued its “Danfoss Drives Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Tour”, arriving in Bangkok to raise awareness on the importance of energy efficiency.

The tour covers 6,000 kilometres to more than 20 cities across Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

The World Bank's latest Monitor Report highlights Thailand has seeing 7.7-per-cent growth in the agricultural sector and a 6.6-per-cent upturn in merchandise exports, its highest growth rate in the last four years, which is expected to drive demand for water and energy.

Danfoss is pitching to customers in resource-intensive industries to enhance their process optimisation for sustainable, reliable and efficient operations.

Speaking at an industry event in Bangkok, Krisada Phetsuksiri, regional sales director, said: "The World Bank recently reported that economic growth in Thailand is gaining momentum, following recovery from severe drought and driven by 3.3 per cent GDP expansion in the first quarter and 3.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, both exceeding market expectations. The Danfoss Drives Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Tour is a timely introduction to the market to empower and encourage more Thai enterprises ramp up adoption of technologies that enable them to do more with less."

The Danfoss tour is meant to promote new opportunities for energy efficiency through seminars and 3D interactive experiences for visitors to better understand the benefits of Danfoss Drives in their everyday lives.

"Commercial buildings, food and beverage production and water treatment plants as well as heavy duty industries are energy-intensive … To help the Kingdom achieve its economic goals, Danfoss has long been active in helping the Bang Sue Wastewater Treatment Plant save energy and achieve much more with available resources. Danfoss Drives have helped Bang Sue reduce wear and tear on pumps, filters and valves," Krisada said.

The Southeast Asia edition of the tour builds on previous tours in India, South Korea, the US and Europe. In Thailand, beyond Bangkok, the tours includes stops in Hat Yai, Surat Thani, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Saraburi and Khon Kaen.