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Johnson Controls’ new research and development complex in the HVACR industry

Date: 25 April 2018

Johnson Controls opened a new state-of-the-art research and development complex. Located in Central Pennsylvania, USA, the testing lab is the world’s newest and most advanced engineering and testing facility for chillers and allows Johnson Controls to deliver the most innovative and highest-quality products to the HVACR industry.

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The complex includes a 250,000-square-foot testing lab and support facility, which consolidates testing facilities from Johnson Controls’ existing Pennsylvania campus. In addition, the complex features a 107,000-square-foot engineering office building. The new facility complements the R&D facility in Wuxi, China, and its newly opened world-class Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai, China, featuring industry-leading green and smart buildings.

“Our customers expect the best, and we will continue to deliver the best – industry-leading HVACR equipment, such as our new YORK YZ chiller,” said Bill Jackson, president, Global Products, Johnson Controls. “This world-class facility enables us to advance performance levels for customers, thanks to more than 400 dedicated and driven employees, as well as business partners in the York County community.”

Other features of the new facility include:
• A testing lab that rises to 60 feet in some areas to accommodate YORK chillers, including the new YZ chiller, and YORK air handling units (AHU).
• More than 20 labs, including air-cooled and water-cooled, acoustic, power electronics, compressor, air handling units and various other labs to spur innovation.
• And a training center for variable refrigerant flow (VRF), chiller and other products and technologies.