Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Ariston Andris Series

Worldwide leading thermic comfort company with 1.33B revenue – Ariston launches first-ever water heater by top Italian designer in Singapore
  • Global brand Ariston now serves local customers directly
  • High-quality Italian-designed water heaters available at affordable prices

SINGAPORE, 26 Sep 2014 – Ariston Thermo (Ariston) is the industry’s leading purveyor of heating and water heating solutions. The global company has sold 7.2 million products in over 150 countries, achieving €1.33 billion in revenue[1]. After 20 years in Singapore, it has set up its very own team this year to oversee the full gamut of marketing, distribution and after-sales service. Being able to service Singaporeans directly allows the teams to deliver on their promise of quality and superior customer service and to bring relevant products to the Singapore market at a faster speed.

Ariston is starting out on the right foot – according to a recent local market survey, over 90% of Singaporeans regard safety, energy efficiency and design as the most important factors when choosing a water heater. Ariston’s latest range – the Andris series of water heaters – fulfills these criteria and more – with its stylish, first-ever top-Italian-designed water heater.  

The centerpiece of a bathroom
For the first time, the Andris series is designed by top Italian designer Umberto Palermo. He lends his flair for top automobile designs to create a series of water heaters that are intuitive and aesthetically stunning. The curved edges evoke a sense of familial trust. More than just a water-heating product, the Andris series are termed as “water furniture”, and are accessories that can complement modern, beautifully designed toilets.

Safety is a guarantee
On top of looking aesthetically superior, Ariston prides itself on the Total Safety System (TSS) – guaranteed by Ariston products all over the world. The water heaters has been certified by the most safety organisations in the world, with the world’s strictest quality and safety standards such as IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and SS (Singapore Standards). The TTS comprises three salient features:
  1. Thermostat: The water heaters’ thermostats are a first-level safety feature, and stops the heating when the desired temperature is reached 
  2. Thermal cut-out: This is a second-level safety feature. In case of over-heating, there is a protection sensor to incorporate a thermal cut-out to disconnect poles to the appliance
  3. Pressure relief valve: The pressure relief valves of Ariston’s water heaters are regulated to reduce the pressure being built up in the tank. Water pressure is then reduced and this greatly prevents any unexpected failures of the water heater.

Helping users go green and save on energy costs – including the Andris series
Energy efficiency is identified as Ariston’s long-term strategy for sustainability and growth[2]. In 2013, 40% of its business comes from high-efficiency and renewable solutions, and the goal is to reach 80% by 2020. Ariston has pledged a commitment to launch products that use energy from renewable sources, avoid waste and reduce CO2 emissions, and developing innovative high-efficiency solutions ensuring high performance and maximum comfort while minimizing consumption.

The Andris series is Ariston’s range of water heaters designed to be already compliant with future energy efficiency regulations.

The water heaters under the Andris series come with titanium enamel tank protection, a feature exclusive to Ariston. Titanium further enhances the durability of the inner tank and helps users to save energy. Another notable feature is the durable copper heating element: copper is a recyclable material that promises better durability than stainless steel, and has also more hygienic water output with its antimicrobial effect.[3]

Andris’ flagship model – First water heater to be equipped with AG+ technology
A star of the Andris Series – the flagship AN LUX model will be a game-changing product. It boasts the revolutionary AG+ technology, the first-of-its-kind in a water heater in Singapore. Active AG+ ions are released into the water tank. These nanoparticles halt the proliferation of common bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, legionella, mould fungi and more. In turn, users are assured of its anti-bacterial properties and enjoy clean water as they shower.

Equipped with a titanium, double wall sentinel heating element imported from Italy, this class is above the rest – the insulation goes beyond ensuring extra safety and durability for the users, to enhancing energy saving properties as well. As Ariston continues to further its understanding of consumers’ needs and design solutions to meet them, Leonardo Senni, Chief Executive Officer, Ariston Thermo, shares the same thought: “We are very excited to have our very own team in Singapore after 20 years of commercial presence. Launching the Andris series is the first step towards bringing greater quality products to Singaporeans; we will continue to strive to ensure our products are innovative, customer service is excellent, while further investing in our brands to entrench our commitment here in Singapore.“

[1] Refer to Appendices 1 to 5 for Ariston Thermo Group company information
[2] Refer to Appendix 6 for Ariston’s Energy Efficiency commitment
[3] Refer to Appendix 7A & 7B for Andris series – specifications, prices, details and pictures. Also refer to Appendix 8 for Ariston’s range of instant water heaters on display at the media launch. Please refer to http://www.ariston-heater.com.sg for full range of Ariston’s water heaters in Singapore. 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Clover Films upcoming movies

Thanks Jerome Lim from The Long and Winding Road for attending on behalf of you, giving me this opportunity to catch Clover Films upcoming movies.
Much anticipated upcoming movies

Mark Chao and Director Tsai will be appearing at Black & White: The Dawn of Justice Gala Premiere on 1st Oct 2014 Wednesday 9:15pm at VivoCity. WOOHOO! :)
Panic spreads the whole city as a series of bomb explosions happen within hours and this is just the beginning of a tight-knit conspiracy. Righteous and impulsive, Wu Ying-Xiong is paired up with the intelligent but arrogant loner Chen Zhen to track down the mastermind behind the bombing incidents. Soon Wu and Chen will discover that the bombings are just the prelude to a massive destruction. Stolen military missiles are now aimed at the Harbour City; moreover, a deadly virus is about to breakout, which is so highly contagious that it can devour the whole world in 14 days. All the chaos is planned by the Nightwalkers—a secret assassination squad which used to serve the highest government officials…
Release date: 9th Oct 2014
Donnie Yen 甄子丹 never fails to surprise me in this action-packed movie. I look forward to catching him in Kungfu Jungle.
A martial arts instructor (Donnie Yen) working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer (Wang Baoqiang) starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Release date: 30th Oct 2014
Miriam Yeung 杨千嬅 and Louis Koo 古天乐 are my all-time favorite. I can't wait to see them on-screen! :D
单身男女 2
As soon as Shen Ran loses his ingénue of a girlfriend Zixin to an architect with a heart of gold, he returns to his previous life as a womanizer with a vengeance. He starts hitting on every pretty girl that crosses his path until he finally settles on the stock market maverick Yang Yang, a lady as gorgeous as she is talented...
Release date: 13th Nov 2014
After catching the short trailer, Jesseca Liu 刘芷绚 impressed me. Catch out the trailer here and tell me what you think!
When her seven-year-old son dies in a tragic road accident, a grieving mother, Jia En (Jesseca Liu), seeks the help of her former caregiver, Mdm Seetoh (Liu Ling Ling), to bring back his soul so he can be ‘by her side’ at home.However, after several strange and deadly occurences in the house, she begins to suspect that there is something amiss with the soul she has brought back. In discovering what has really happened, she unravels the horrific truth … a truth which may cost her her life and the lives of those around her.
Release date: Jan 2015

Clover Films was established in 2009 and specializes in the distribution and production of Asian movies, with an emphasis on the Singapore and Malaysia markets. It acquires and distributes quality movies from all over the world for the markets of Singapore and Malaysia, and with the belief in its immense potential and talent, Clover Films also produces movies in collaboration with regional directors and producers.

A key player in the Singapore movie scene, Clover Films has, since its inception, distributed more than 100 movies, including the record-breaking Jackie Chan blockbuster CZ12, the highest-grossing Chinese movie (excluding local movies) in the history of Singapore and other high-profile movies such as Jay Chou’s The Viral Factor, John Woo’s Reign of Assassins and The Fierce Wife: Final Episode. Clover Films also co-produced, distributed and marketed Jack Neo’s Ah Boys To Men I & II, which set an all-time record for local movies in Singapore’s history, grossing a total of more than S$14 million at the local box office.

Other quality home-grown movies produced include 23:59, The Wedding Diary I & II, Ghost Child and Filial Party.

Congratulations lucky winners! :D
Clover Films is so generous!
Official event photos by Clover Films.

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