A-Gas, the global market leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products has expanded its operations into New Zealand.
“Building on our leading market position in Australia and globally, we are excited to be bringing our Lifecycle Refrigerant Management (LRM) capabilities to New Zealand,” said Brett Ferguson, Managing Director, A-Gas (Australia). “Our unique capability in the recovery, reclamation and repurposing of refrigerants will play a vital role in helping the New Zealand HVAC-R sector to transition to a lower carbon future.”
The newly established A-Gas New Zealand site is located in south Auckland and will employ a locally formed team under the leadership of Mitch Williamson, Country Manager, A-Gas (New Zealand).
“After spending over a decade in Australia working within the HVAC-R industry, I’m thrilled to be back in my homeland and servicing customers in New Zealand. Our industry is continually challenged by the changes in regulations and technology, and I look forward to working with customers, government, and industry in the New Zealand market to help manage those challenges.”
Our industry is continually challenged by the changes in regulations and technology, and I look forward to working with customers, government, and industry in the New Zealand market to help manage those challenges.
The A-Gas site in New Zealand will have the capability to process and clean recovered refrigerant from the local market. Used refrigerant sent to the facility will undergo chemical analysis at the onsite laboratory and will be reclaimed to meet the AHRI 700 standard.
The multimillion-dollar investment by A-Gas will provide the New Zealand market with state-of-the-art gas separation technology, along with high-speed refrigerant recovery, a unique reclaim cylinder exchange service, and on-site laboratory and analytical services. A-Gas can also provide customers and partners the most environmentally acceptable destruction service available. A-Gas recently announced the development of its enhanced PyroPlas® refrigerant destruction technology to deal effectively with halons, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and mixtures of all previous generations of used refrigerant, as well as an increase in the prevalence of flammables. Customers in Australia and New Zealand will be able to use this proven destruction technology designed and built in their own backyard.
“New Zealand’s unwavering commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions is strongly aligned with A-Gas’s purpose to protect and enhance the environment, and the team are on hand to support our new and existing customers in the region.” said A-Gas (Australia) Managing Director, Brett Ferguson.