Air conditioning company to open in Israel, hiring over 100 employees
Israeli appliance maker Ecolab has announced plans to open an air conditioning and heating company in Israel in the coming months, as the country attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The Israeli company will employ over 100 people and will be located in the northern Tel Aviv suburb of Beit Ummar.
“We are very excited about this project and we look forward to expanding our operations in Israel,” Ecolabs CEO and founder Dr. Amir Cohen said in a statement.
The move comes as Israel is expected to be one of the first countries to fully enact a global climate change deal that aims to slash emissions by 2020.
The deal, which will come into force in 2019, aims to cut emissions by 33 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.
It also aims to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100.
The United States, Canada, the European Union and China are also expected to sign on to the deal, along with other developing nations.
Ecolabs is a maker of electric air conditioners, but its main focus is on cooling air conditioning systems, which include refrigerators and air conditioner units.
The company employs more than 6,000 people worldwide, with some of them in Israel.EColabs currently operates in more than 80 countries and employs about 100,000 workers, including in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and India.