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ACR News Awards 2019 finalists revealed

The finalists for the 2019 ACR News Awards have now been unveiled ahead of the most hotly anticipated event on the cooling calendar.

In a two-part process, your industry votes decided who would make it through to the final in the ‘voted for’ categories, while a panel of top industry experts deliberated over the entries in the judged categories.

The winners are set to be announced on 21 March during a glittering ACR News Awards ceremony, this time being held at The Tower Hotel which overlooks London’s iconic Tower Bridge.

This year’s voting turn-out was the highest the Awards has seen in its history, with hundreds from across the sector going online to make sure their voices were heard.

Meanwhile, ACR News editor Lynn Sencicle chaired the independent judging panel which comprised Colin Goodwin, BSRIA’s technical director; Roger Borer, executive officer for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA); Graeme Fox, head of REFCOM and senior mechanical engineer at the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA); Martyn Cooper, commercial manager at the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA); and Richard Merritt of BESA.

There’s no denying that the past year has been testing for the sector. Regulations have tightened and the demand for ever greener and more efficient solutions has continued to rise – but the number of outstanding entries to the 2019 Awards cycle reflected how this adaptable industry has risen to meet these challenges head-on.

Organiser Datateam Business Media can now reveal the finalists for the ACR News Awards 2019:

Refrigeration Ancillary Product of the Year:

  • MGS-400 Gas Detectors from Bacharach
  • TURBOIL-R P14 from Carly RCS
  • Castolin Dyomix OHM 2.4 from Castolin Eutectic
  • Matelex DNI Smart Level Sensor from Climalife
  • Enhanced VLT Refrigeration Drive FC103 from Danfoss Drives
  • Eco-clear from Gel-clear
  • nanoFLUX from Oxford nanoSystems

Refrigeration Product of the Year:

  • Compound Heat Transfer System from Arctic Circle
  • Bitzer’s ACP (Ammonia Compressor Pack) from Bitzer UK
  • D3 Monitoring System from Tek Troniks
  • Trane City from Trane??

Heat Pump Product of the Year:

  • AquaSnap 61WG Heat Pump from Carrier
  • Altherma 3 from Daikin Airconditioning UK
  • Aerona3 R32 from Grant UK
  • York Amichi –S air-cooled DC inverter reversible heat pumps from Johnson Controls York HVAC
  • Ultra quiet Ecodan from Mitsubishi Electric
  • Heat pump-based Air Curtain from Toshiba
  • Trane City from Trane

Air Conditioning Ancillary Product of the Year:

  • HydroFoam 2.0 from Advanced Engineering
  • Silent + mini lime from Aspen Pumps
  • Castolin Dyomix OHM 2.4 from Castolin Eutectic
  • Madoka BRC1H controller from Daikin Airconditioning UK
  • Gel-clear green from Gel-clear
  • Heat Shield from Javac
  • Near-Miss Accident Reporting Tool from Toshiba

Chiller Product of the Year:

  • WWM Modular Chiller from Aermec
  • AquaForce Vision 30KAV Chiller from Carrier
  • EWAT-B air-cooled chiller range from Daikin Applied UK
  • The York Amichi YMAA / YMPA from Johnson Controls York HVAC
  • E-Series Chiller from Mitsubishi Electric
  • Trane City from Trane

Air Conditioning Product of the Year:

  • Vectios from CIAT
  • HPS and LPS adiabatic systems from HygroMatik
  • Hybrid Adiabatic Compact Dry Cooler from Klima-Therm
  • City Multi R32 Hybrid VRF from Mitsubishi Electric
  • Wind-FreeTM Cassette Systems Range from Samsung Heating and Cooling
  • Smart Cassette from Toshiba
  • Liebert PCW – High Chilled Water Delta T from Vertiv

Trainee of the Year:

  • Ryan Walton from AC Solutions Group
  • Sam Ivey from MCFT McFarlane Telfer

Wholesaler / Distributor of the Year:

  • Hawco
  • T F Solutions

Website of the Year:

  • Althermo Srl
  • Grant UK
  • PCPM Ltd
  • Toshiba

Shortlists for the Retail Project of the Year Award, Service Engineer of the Year Award and the Bitzer-sponsored Alan Moor Award will not be revealed until the winners are announced on the night of the Awards ceremony.

Your entertainment for the evening

Hosting the ACR News Awards for 2019 is multi-award winning comedian, broadcaster and actor Marcus Brigstocke, who is currently in the midst of his stand-up ‘Devil May Care’ tour.

A regular on Have I Got News for You and Live at the Apollo, he is also renowned for his roles in Love Actually, Argumental, and his work on BBC Radio 4’s I’ve Never Seen Star Wars and The Now Show with fellow comics Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt.

Topical, sharp and a master of satire, Mr Brigstocke puts his own unique comic spin on a wide range of subjects – from climate change and compensation culture to Brexit, snowflakes and Piers Morgan.

On the night of the Awards, attendees will be welcomed with an exclusive drinks reception before sitting down to a three course meal with wine and, of course, the long-awaited ceremony itself.

Promising a spectacular evening of networking, entertainment and socialising with friends, colleagues and clients alike, the ACR News Awards is not to be missed – and we’ve it even easier to celebrate in style for 2019.

This year, together with everything that’s included with a standard ticket to the event, premium bookings will receive additional wine at their table plus two bottles of champagne or a bucket of 20 beers, as well as a cheeseboard and a bottle of port to continue the after-dinner celebrations.

Premium ticket holders will also receive branded chair caps and a list of all companies in attendance at the ACR News Awards, 72 hours prior to the event.

Tickets are selling out fast and availability is now limited. To see the range of packages on offer and secure your place among the industry’s elite, visit

Gain invaluable brand exposure

Sponsoring the ACR News Awards is the perfect opportunity to align your brand with a highly acclaimed industry event. Reach the ideal audience with exclusive brand exposure via both pre-event marketing and on-the-night coverage.

For further information on the bespoke sponsorship packages available, contact Steve Bennion on 01622 699102 or email


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