shecco has more than 15 years of expertise in offering innovative, effective and flexible solutions to bring natural refrigerant-based solutions faster to market.
Who we are?
shecco is a global market accelerator helping its partners in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration sectors bring their innovative solutions faster to the market. We specialise in integrated services and products to advance the use of the five natural refrigerants carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3), hydrocarbons (HC), water and air. Our portfolio comprises activities in three areas: media, events and market development.
We believe that innovation, sustainability and business success are intimately linked. Our tagline “Sustaining our Atmosphere” reflects this commitment, while our services and products are optimised to drive the reduction of potent greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances. We support our partners in building a future-proof business case around natural refrigerants to minimise the environmental burden on our planet while reducing regulatory risks and growing profits. We do this in an open, transparent way, engaging with all influential players to accelerate market transition.
shecco Group Today
shecco’s global headquarters are based in Brussels, Belgium. Our regional offices in New York City, USA and Tokyo, Japan, as well as our journalistic base in Australia serve the American and Asia-Pacific markets.
Over the last 15 years we have built a global network around the HVAC&R industry with more than 50,000 individuals being reached in the end-use and supplying industry, as well as the academic, regulatory or non-profit sectors.
Today, the shecco group works with more than 150 partners across multiple continents, among them leading consumer goods and white good brands, food retailers and producers, non-food manufacturers or transport operators, in addition to the entire value chain in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) sectors.
A bit of history
shecco was set up in 2000 as a business unit within the leading Norwegian conglomerate for energy and aluminium, Norsk Hydro, to develop sustainable heating and cooling solutions based on CO2 refrigerant (R744). Together with Japanese partners, shecco was instrumental in facilitating the birth of the CO2-based hot water heat pumps “EcoCute” market in Japan, while also working with global FMCG brand such as The Coca-Cola Company.
In 2007, shecco spun off from Norsk Hydro to become an independent market development company. Over the years, we have expanded our activities to other natural refrigerants – ammonia, hydrocarbons, water and air – and to cover a broad range of sectors, including the industrial, commercial, light-commercial and residential refrigeration, air conditioning and heating sectors.