Darren Farrar of Airedale International.
World Refrigeration Day is a UN-backed, newly established annual event to mark the contribution to society of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industries across the globe.
Darren Farrar, marketing manager at Airedale International, explains: “We are proud to sponsor a day that recognises the ground-breaking works that the industry has achieved. There are life-saving and game-changing technologies in our day-to-day lives that require refrigeration and air conditioning to enable them to function properly.
“For example, life-saving vaccinations need to be kept at specific temperatures to be effective; without them, whole communities would suffer. Hospital equipment has to be cooled in order for it to work properly and across the world, surgeons rely on air conditioning systems to be able to do their jobs safely and effectively. Perishable foods are kept much longer without contamination and can be transported to areas that need it, due to effective refrigeration.
“Therefore, we were really keen to get involved in the inaugural World Refrigeration Day to highlight the incredibly important contribution the cooling industry makes to all our lives.”
Airedale International supplies cooling systems to clients in the UK and abroad, including essential cooling to healthcare and pharmaceutical organisations and precision cooling to the super-expansive data centre market, which has become a major sector for the company over recent years.
Mr Farrar added: “The air conditioning industry is fascinating, full of inventors, scientists and engineers. We hope that World Refrigeration Day will give companies like ourselves the chance to shine and get these messages across to younger generations.”