Business View Oceania | April 2021

49 50 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA APRIL 2021 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA APRIL 2021 RCR INFRASTRUCTURE (NZ) does, so it’s been exciting to be able to complete the deal.” As technology progresses and society becomes more aware of the importance of protecting the environment, low pollution and green energy is now the focal point of business operations. Not only are clean energy solutions great for the environment, but in the long term, they also significantly reduce running costs. RCR Infrastructure NZ is proud to take the initiative and propose an ecologically-friendly solution to everyday businesses, by introducing an added service of Electric Vehicle Charging Station installation. New Zealand, a country which has a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability, has embraced the idea of replacing traditional petrol cars, to smart electric vehicles. Statistics show that, as of February 2020, there were currently 19,285 electric vehicles registered in New Zealand, a number expected to grow to 64,000 EVs in the year 2021. Additional emerging imported product markets that complement RCR’s current service offering include ‘future HVAC systems’ as the preferred installer of Midea, Fujitsu, Daikin. RCR is also seeking to partner with new and up-and-coming HVAC companies that are utilising the new green environmentally focussed refrigerant. i.e., precision cooling, low emission HVAC, green coolant R-32 refrigerant, adiabatic cooling and ventilation. Stonewood Group co-owner, John Chow has long envisioned RCR as the country’s leading provider of fully integrated engineering solutions. He notes, “It’s been very clear to us where the market is heading in the home and commercial technology space and Dataguard significantly expands RCR’s technical service offering. Unlike many of the acquisitions we’re known for, Dataguard NZ was not a distressed asset and we’ve been in negotiations with them for the past two years. The company had the know-how but not the size and national reach that RCR Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) from solar panels through to 5G cell towers. Their engineering knowledge of the world global battery sector alone is unparalleled in this country. After all, data centres are always the smartest building you can have. This is a very strategic marriage of Dataguard’s technical insight with RCR’s hands-on ability to apply the technology on a national scale. Our goal is for RCR to be New Zealand’s most future-focused engineering tech firm, and a one-stop shop for the residential and commercial sector.” A tangible example is how EV installers typically aren’t importers. So RCR will now be able to identify and import the best units in the world, and then install and maintain them. Exponential growth is anticipated in the EV charger market in particular, with Government policy statements vowing to end petrol-fuelled car imports by 2030. This translates into a requirement of New Zealand to by then have installed an estimated 1 million EV chargers. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Wholesaler Selling spare parts and capital equipment to the trade both locally in New Zealand and exporting throughout the Pacific 0800 996 003 At Ideal Electrical we have a wide range of electrical suppliers and can put you in touch with the right people to get the job done. WWW.IDEAL.CO.NZ lighting • industrial • technology • renewable energy