The Danfoss Apexx VSH compressor won the Product of Year Award at Chicago’s AHR Exposition. Chosen from among 106 entries, the high capacity, variable-speed air-conditioning scroll compressor was recognized as the greatest innovation in the HVAC/R industry during 2008.

The award “recognizes a great development effort with many Danfoss people contributing at our laboratories, factories, and in our marketing organization,” says John Galyen, president for Baltimore-based Danfoss Refrigeration & Air Conditioning-North America. Danfoss also was the recipient of the show’s 2009 Innovation Award for the cooling category, making the product the seventh in as many years to win an Innovation Award for Danfoss, a record unmatched by any other company in the industry.