Double win for Panasonic at RAC Cooling Awards 2023


Panasonic is delighted to have won in two categories in the RAC Cooling Awards. The company’s air-e in-ceiling nanoeTM X Generator triumphed in the Air Conditioning Product of the Year: Component or Peripherals category and its CR Series CO2 Medium and Low Temperature units won the Refrigeration Product System of the Year. The awards were announced at a glamourous ceremony at the prestigious five star Grosvenor Hotel in London’s Park Lane.

Beth Ellis, National UK Key Account Manager for Panasonic commented, “It was so exciting to score a double win as the RAC Cooling Awards are so competitive. To be recognised as a brand achieving true innovation in such illustrious company is heart-warming.  Winning with our new air-e device with nanoeTM X demonstrates the focus and innovation Panasonic has consistently shown to the industry around improving indoor air quality. To also win with our CR Series for Refrigeration affirms Panasonic’s dedication to creating sustainable and energy efficient solutions within the HVAC&R sector, we couldn’t be more delighted.”

The sustainable, innovative and flexibility of the Panasonic CR series CO2 Medium and Low Temperature units are powered by the natural refrigerant CO2, is now available in cooling capacities from 2kW to 16kW.  This growing range of high-quality refrigeration solutions are an ideal solution for a variety of refrigeration applications including chilled cabinets, cold-rooms and freezers in food retail, hotels, restaurants, convenience stores, petrol stations, healthcare (such as pharmaceutical laboratories), industrial (food processing etc.) and warehouses, making it a worthy winner of the Refrigeration Product System Product of the Year category.

The air-e is Panasonic’s first stand-alone nanoeTM X generator, which can be installed into a suspended ceiling, MF ceiling, or surface mounted (using the surface mount kit) to improve indoor air quality.  Suitable for all types of application where indoor air quality is a priority, this maintenance- and service-free fan unit produces hydroxyl radicals.  Abundant in nature hydroxyl radicals have the capacity to inhibit certain pollutants, viruses and bacteria to clean and deodorise the indoor air. nanoeTM X technology has been independently tested and verified with very positive results with many viruses and bacteria being inhibited by 99%.

A single air-e device will provide effective cover for an area approximately 20 m2 (with a ceiling height of up to 3m).  The product is virtually silent in operation and has an extremely low power consumption, with recent tests showing a yearly running cost of just £12.08 based on energy cost of £0.35 per kW hour.

For more information on the either of the above award winning products or Panasonic’s wide range of HVAC&R solutions please do get in touch via email, or visit