Singapore, 14 December 2017: MANN+HUMMEL Group, a leading global filtration specialist, today opened its Asia Pacific Headquarters for Intelligent Air Solutions (IAS) in Singapore. The headquarters will spearhead the growth of its OurAir business. OurAir offers indoor air quality solutions that combine MANN+HUMMEL’s deep expertise in air filtration with advanced digital technologies.
Besides regional market responsibilities, the IAS Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore is also responsible for global research and development, product charters, brand management and strategic partnerships.
Mr Thomas Fischer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at MANN+HUMMEL, said, “The megatrends of Asia’s growth, intensifying urbanization, environmental sustainability, and rapid digitalization of the physical world, are important for all of us. MANN+HUMMEL believes in leveraging our core expertise of filtration and separation while embracing new digital technologies. We will work very closely with our partners and customers in Singapore and Asia, to actively address these challenges and opportunities.”
Singapore’s strategic location in Asia Pacific, and the government’s move towards a smart and sustainable nation, makes it an obvious key hub for MANN+HUMMEL. Together with its Global IoT (Internet-of-Things) Lab, also located in Singapore, MANN+HUMMEL is set to serve a market for clean air solutions in Asia Pacific estimated at more than SGD 4 billion.
Mr Beh Kian Teik, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board, said, “MANN+HUMMEL has been a long standing partner and valued contributor in the industrial and environment sector in Singapore. The opening of its Asia Pacific Headquarters for Intelligent Air Solutions is aligned with Singapore’s push to embrace the digital economy and green buildings. We look forward to the creation of solutions to enable smarter, healthier buildings for Singapore, as well as the region and beyond.”
MANN+HUMMEL’s OurAir business aims to help owners, facility managers and end-users of commercial buildings and offices “Know, Improve and Manage” better indoor air quality. OurAir offers smart HVAC air filters and air purification systems, air quality monitors and indoor air quality management platforms. MANN+HUMMEL has implemented “Living Lab” projects with top multi-national companies across China, Asia and Europe, and is working closely with them on the monitoring and optimization of indoor air quality.
Mr Jason Tang, Vice President, Intelligent Air Solutions, said, “There are many factors that affect indoor air quality in buildings and offices. MANN+HUMMEL provides solutions for real-time monitoring of indoor and outdoor air quality, and digital platforms to analyze, predict and manage the optimization end-to-end. This is anchored by our deep expertise in filtration to achieve clean air more effectively and efficiently. We help our customers in the evolution of standards towards healthy buildings, and make smarter choices to enjoy better air.”
MANN+HUMMEL signed a global strategic partnership with the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) to jointly promote its initiative Better Places for People. The WorldGBC is the leading global non-profit organization driving the agenda for green buildings. Through Better Places for People, the WorldGBC aims to increase market awareness of better indoor environments to support the well-being and productivity of people.
Ms Terri Wills, Chief Executive Officer, World Green Building Council, said, “Better Places for People is a project that is truly global in scale, influencing businesses around the world to build green by demonstrating their positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing”.
MANN+HUMMEL is the first partner of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People focusing on better indoor air quality for buildings and offices.