This 340,000-square-foot Scroll Technologies facility in Arkadelphia, Ark., was purchased by Danfoss. The plant produces refrigeration using R-22, R-407C and R-410A.

Compressor supplier Danfoss has completed its purchase of Scroll Technologies, the Arkadelphia, Ark.-based manufacturer of scroll compressors for HVACR applications.

Terms were not disclosed. The move, according to Danfoss, will significantly expand the company's position in the commercial and high-end residential segments of the air-conditioning market.

"We are very enthused about the addition of Scroll Technologies and its excellent skilled work force in Arkansas. Combined with our other compressor-manufacturing plants worldwide, this acquisition positions Danfoss as a leading, global manufacturer of high-quality compressors for commercial air-conditioning applications," said Ricardo Schneider, vice President of Danfoss Air Conditioning.

"Because the compressor is the ‘heart' of an air-conditioning system, we have the opportunity to continue to advance air-conditioning technology for better energy efficiency and responsible use of refrigerants," Schneider said.

The 340,000-square-foot Scroll Technologies manufacturing center, built in 1993, has earned several awards, including a 1999 Top 10 Best Plants Award from IndustryWeek magazine and a 2001 Arkansas Quality Award based on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award criteria.

The plant produces compressors from 3.5 tons to 10 tons using R-22, R-407C and R-410A refrigerants, suitable for commercial, light commercial and the upper range of residential air-conditioning applications. The Scroll Technologies compressor design has been awarded 120 patents.

"With the addition of Scroll Technologies, our range now covers from 3.5 to 30 tons," noted Danfoss North America Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning President John Galyen. "This really rounds out our family of compressors and controls."

Danfoss Commercial Compressors has production plants in Lawrenceville, Ga; Tianjin, China; Anse, France; plus a joint venture agreement with Turbocor to manufacture oil-free centrifugal compressors in the 60- to 150-ton range.