TICA-SMARDT OFC, a highlight exhibited at the show, provides new solutions to global customers. SMARDT has sold and installed 8,000 oil-free centrifugal chillers (OFC) around the world, accounting for around 30 percent of the global OFC market. In Hong Kong, the market share is 65%; Australia, 70%; North America, 50%; and Southeast Asia, 25%. Many of SMARDT's valued customers include Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, German Federal Work Bureau, Deutsche Bank, and Gold Coast Airport.
In July 2018, TICA worked together with Guangzhou Metro to launch China's first “High-efficiency Refrigeration System for Rail Transit and Underground Stations”, which features a seasonal coefficient of performance (SCOP) of 6.0, compared with China's average level at 3.0-3.5 for the machine room. The SCOP is expected to reach 7.0, if the refrigeration system can be further improved using OFC technology. In October 2018, TICA acquired SMARDT, the world's leading manufacturer of oil-free centrifugal chillers, which became a hot topic in the industry.