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Hussmann Launches Proto-Aire EZ

Updated designs and features are ideal for small format stores

July 31, 2019

ST. LOUIS, MO (USA), July 31, 2019 - Hussmann Corporation, a global leader in refrigeration across the food retail industry, announces the launching of the Proto-Aire EZ refrigeration solution. The next generation Proto-Aire extends the solution to meet the growing demand in the marketplace.

The new system is an excellent option for grocery applications and primarily designed for the convenience store market. It provides a simplistic, easy to install and service solution that many smaller format store owners desire.

“At Hussmann we are constantly engaging our customers and developing solutions that solve issues while adding value,” said VP of Systems, Lianne Tombol. “Working with our partners up front directly aligns with our promise to continuously provide the most customer-focused solutions in the food retailing industry.”

Proto-Aire EZ is an innovative, forward-looking solution in refrigeration systems. The single unit can handle all refrigeration needs for a small format customer instead of installing multiple, single condensing units throughout the facility. With only a single unit, installation time can be reduced and customers can avoid the cost of creating several line sets and roof penetrations that are needed when using multiple condensing units. On the service side, the overall unit design is open and easily accessible making checkups and fixes quick and easy.

Another advantage of the Proto-Aire EZ is the ability to provide all the refrigeration for a store through its design. This design provides redundant refrigeration so if one compressor goes down, there is enough refrigeration capacity remaining until a service technician is able to repair or replace the compressor.

Tombol indicates that this unit fills a gap for store owners who are debating which type of system might work best for their business. “We designed the Proto-Aire EZ to fill the gap for our customers. This state-of-the-art solution looks similar to a large condensing unit with all of the benefits of a parallel rack system.”

A final positive of the Proto-Aire EZ is that it is designed with energy efficiency in mind. The solution may use up to 25% less energy. This makes the total cost of ownership (TCO) of the Proto-Aire EZ is significantly less than using conventional condensing units.

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About Hussmann Corporation
Hussmann Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic, promises to continuously provide the most customer-focused solutions in the food retailing industry. For more than 100 years we have been the innovation and technology leader delivering the broadest and most comprehensive solutions to our market. Core capabilities include merchandising/shopper engagement, refrigeration, asset optimization, and supply chain management that address the critical needs of food retailers to increase sales, reduce costs, and increase shopper loyalty. We collaborate with customers across a variety of food retail segments as we work towards fulfilling the Hussmann Promise to deliver better businesses, better partners and a better world. For more information about Hussmann, please visit

Matthew Judkins