New European Sales Office for Air Conditioner in Amsterdam

Nov 03. 2016

New infrastructure aims to boost competitiveness with specialized distribution and enhanced services

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 03 November, 2016 Samsung Electronics has established the Samsung Electronics Air Conditioner Europe (SEACE) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which will begin operations in January 2017. SEACE, a dedicated sales office for air conditioners in Europe, is expected to solidify the sales activities which have been previously operated by each office across 17 European countries.

The move comes as part of Samsung’s larger efforts to expand its air conditioning business in the European market. The company estimates that Europe is the second largest B2B air conditioning market in the world - it has shown steady growth of $3.6 billion this year, which is forecasted to increase to $4.2 billion by 2020.

Samsung’s system air conditioner business established strong momentum with several significant new products, including the innovative ceiling-mounted indoor 360 Cassette and the Digital Variable Multi air conditioner S (DVM), both of which were showcased at the Global AC Forum in October 2015.

“Samsung’s innovative and world leading air conditioning solutions have been recognised as game-changers in the system air conditioner market. This includes the Samsung 360 Cassette, with its structural beauty and advanced technology,” says Michael McKechnie, Divisional Head: Digital Appliances Group at Samsung Electronics South Africa. “Our goal is to double air conditioning sales in Europe by 2020, and we are going to achieve that with specialised operations and strengthened marketing.”

SEACE will be a pioneer in specialised distribution, by providing technology support and training, and enhancing services in ways that foster an acceleration of mutual business success for SEACE’s partners in Europe.

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