​Mitsubishi Electric is celebrating further industry success after its innovative Hybrid VRF (HVRF) solution was named Air Conditioning Product of the Year at the ACR News Awards 2017.

The awards reward excellence and innovation in the air conditioning and refrigeration sector and have been running for over 20 years.

Organised by Datateam Business Media and hosted by comedian Ed Byrne, this year’s event at Chelsea Harbour Hotel attracted over 240 guests from around the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.  

Mitsubishi Electric’s Hybrid VRF system scooped the Air Conditioning Product of the Year award after an independent panel of industry judges recognised its unique ability to reduce running costs and maximise efficiency in a wide range of applications and environments. 

The Hybrid VRF solution is capable of simultaneous heating and cooling and because it uses water in a simplified two pipe design, there is no need to install refrigerant leak detection in occupied spaces.

Russell Jones, PR and Communications Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, and Graham Temple, Marketing Manager, were on hand to receive the award from host Ed Byrne and Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) President Russell Beattie.

Jones commented: “Our Hybrid air conditioning solution has enjoyed an incredibly successful first year and continues to go from strength to strength. The industry has recognised the Hybrid VRF’s groundbreaking performance benefits, as well as its flexibility and ease of installation and this is reflected in the recent spate of awards it has claimed.”