Global Business Directory for the HC community goes live

By Sabine Lobnig, Jan 22, 2010, 11:20 3 minute reading

Today, has launched the world’s first online “Yellow Pages” for hydrocarbon refrigerant and component suppliers, system manufacturers, trade associations, and research institutes. More than 100 companies are already listed. Premium entries will benefit from a high visibility on the directory and in email alerts, as well as direct sales opportunities.

More then 100 organisations have been added for the launch of the first comprehensive B2B directory to visualise the hydrocarbons refrigerant industry’s activities worldwide. Meant to grow into the reference source for finding suppliers, partners, and potential customers, the “Yellow Pages” for the HC community is based on an interactive world map and targeted search options that will help to find out quickly where business, non-profit organisations and academics are investigating and promoting the uptake of the natural refrigerants.

However, the global directory is far from being exhaustive at this point in time. With the support from organisations active in the HVAC&R industry, we are confident to rapidly increase this number over the coming weeks and months.

Connecting the HC industry

The ultimate goal of the directory is to bring together industry and research, NGOs and public authorities, decision makers and solution providers. In a time when the HVAC&R industry and OEMs are struggling to see through constantly changing policy processes and upcoming guidelines, the newly launched directory might help to identify partners and/or customers ready to invest in climate-friendly, save and energy-efficient HC systems.

“ is launching a global business directory of organisations actively involved in furthering the use of hydrocarbons as refrigerants in cooling and heating applications. It now has 100 organisations but with new ones being added constantly we expect to increase this number by the end of the year. We hope that this tool can help share knowledge and bring new business opportunities for the HC industry,” says Marc Chasserot, Editor in Chief.

How to - The Directory

The directory is built around an interactive world map designed for Several search options complement it to enhance the search and deliver targeted results.

World Map: You can search by clicking on a certain world region to zoom in. A cursor at the bottom of the map allows you to move in all four directions. You can also drag the map with the mouse cursor to the point you want to focus on. There are four levels of zooming. The “Reset” button will centre and un-zoom the map so that you can renew your search.
  • Company Pins: For each organisation a little pin will indicate the location of its headquarters on the map. By doing a mouse-over, you will see a little pop-up window appearing with the most relevant details for that organisation. Click on “view details” to get more information about a certain organisation.
  • Company Details: Below the map, you will find a short description of any organisation you chose on the map or through any other search option. Where a company is already a partner, you can send a direct request to the contact person. Otherwise a link to the main corporate website is provided.
  • Search Menu: Above the world map, you can search by product group, by type of organisation, and by world region. The latter has shortcuts to some major world markets. Multiple options for all three categories allow a very targeted search, combining several search criteria.
Free & Premium Entry

If you feel that your organisation is missing, or you want to alert us about a company you find is indispensable on the world map, please send logo, company website link, description, and/or product categories to:

However, if you want to benefit from more sales opportunities, be mentioned as a Premium Directory partner on news alerts and the new home page, you might opt for a premium entry. This comes at only €200 per year and will allow you to add:
  • postal address
  • phone & fax number
  • contact person
  • sales request form to receive requests directly through
To learn more about the benefits of a Premium Entry, contact us at


By Sabine Lobnig

Jan 22, 2010, 11:20

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