Singapore – LG Electronics announces the opening of a new scroll compressor production line at its factory in Monterrey, Mexico. The new line bolsters LG’s scroll compressor manufacturing infrastructure, enabling the company to produce more of its acclaimed, eco-conscious solutions while creating a shorter supply chain for servicing customers across North America.
LG’s decision to establish a production line in Mexico comes at a time when many U.S. HVAC manufacturers are facing challenges due to escalating logistical disruptions. The strategic move places an LG scroll compressor production base in close proximity to key North American markets; setting up a production/logistics system that will help the company better respond to regional demand and lessen the impact on customers of factors such as exchange rate fluctuations and trade issues.
LG’s scroll compressors play a major role in the company’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) components business. At AHR Expo 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia, LG showcased its energy-efficient Gen 3 Scroll Compressors for residential air conditioners and heat pumps, as well as large-capacity scroll compressors for commercial system air conditioning.
Designed with the future in mind, Gen 3 Scroll Compressors are symbolic of LG’s continuing leadership in HVAC innovation. In anticipation of refrigerant regulations taking effect in 20251, and in line with the company’s commitment to the environment and sustainability, the compressors utilise low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants. With a GWP of 750 – far lower than the 2,088 GWP of R410A – these refrigerants easily meet the newest eco-focused standards for refrigerants and contribute to the excellent energy efficiency of LG’s HVAC solutions. The structure of the Gen 3 Scroll Compressors’ motor also helps to ensure compliance with the latest efficiency standards2 by reducing energy waste and heat loss.
“The new, state-of-the-art production line in Mexico will enable us to produce more of our eco-conscious scroll compressors and fortify our ability to service the North American market,” said Kim Yang-sun, head of the Component Solution Business Unit at LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “LG will continue to provide advanced technologies and components to meet the diverse needs of its global customers.”
1The state of California has passed legislation that will ban the use of refrigerants with a GWP over 750 from the year 2025.
2LG’s compressors meet the requirements of the U.S.’s new HVAC efficiency standard, which went into effect on 1 January 2023.