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Introducing energy-efficient YORK(R)VRF air-conditioning solutions

Metropolitan introduces energy-efficient YORK(R)VRF air-conditioning solutions for wide range of buildings

Sri Lanka, Colombo,June 2, 2015 - Metropolitan, Sri Lanka's only specialist workplace solutions company,introduces a newvariable refrigerant flow (VRF) system, the YORK(R) YES Series DC inverter air-conditioner, to Sri Lanka. This VRF systemoffers greater comfort, energy savings and versatility to building owners and users.

"We understand our customers' needs for higher quality HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) solutions, as well as greater energy efficiency due to rising electricity costs in Sri Lanka. This air-conditioner is perfect for our climate and energy efficiency requirements of our regulators," saidIvor Maharoof, managing director of Metropolitan Office Pvt Ltd, the sole authorized distributor for YORK(R)air-conditioners in Sri Lanka.

YORK(R) YES Series has one of the highest Energy Efficiency Ratio of up to 4.0 and Integrated Part Load Value approaching 7.10, helping building owners achieve substantial energy savings.

The wide ambient temperature range enables YORK(R) YES Series to operate under extreme weather conditions - as low as -20C for heating and as high as 52C for cooling. It also offers greater comfort as users can set the temperature of each room individually, a unique feature of the VRF system.

YORK(R) YES Series is versatile with unparalleled flexibility for installationand product software selection. The comprehensive suite of smart control solutions include touch screen wired controllers, central controllers, smart home connection and building automation systems featuring our Johnson Controls' Metasys(R) Building Management System.

"Metropolitan's years of proven service excellence and reliability, coupled with Johnson Controls' superior technology, is a strong combination.YES Series was developed based on three decades of pioneering work in inverter technology by YORK(R), under Johnson Controls - the global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings," said Eu Boon Hoe, general manager of Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls.

To ensure quality and continued innovation,the research and development, as well as manufacturing of the YES VRF series in China, is carried out under the company's global engineering standards. Johnson Controls' Asia Engineering Center in Wuxi has the world's only VRF Highly Accelerated Life Test Lab.

About Metropolitan

Active in Sri Lanka for five decades, the Metropolitan is one of the foremost business houses in the country and a leader in the technology and workplace solutions sector. It is today, a diversified organization engaged in different spheres of business activity from Imaging, IT, Communication, Computing to Power and Energy. The core objective is driven towards excellence in customer service, bound by a common set of values, linked across the entire organization. The group has earned many accolades for the outstanding service and customer care and for its efforts in protecting the environment from damage caused by electronic waste. Metropolitan believes its primary source of strength and dynamism is its human resources.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


Chamintha Thilakarathna

Senior Manager. Metropolitan Office Pvt Ltd

+94 727 185502


Shing Shian Ngiam

Regional Communications Manager, Johnson Controls

+65 6854 8643