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News Archive - April 2005

UN report under fire from greens 25 April 2005
A HIGHLY-INFLUENTIAL UN report which backs HFCs in its bid to halve the global warming contribution of CFCs and their replacements by 2015 has come under fire from environmental groups.

Barrow architect faces retrial 25 April 2005
THE council architect accused of the manslaughter of seven people in Britain's worst outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Barrow in 2002 is to face a retrial, after jurors failed to reach verdicts on seven counts of manslaughter at Preston Crown Court last week.

Climate Center refocuses on acr 25 April 2005
JUST 12 months after reorganising its former NRS and Controls Center businesses and renaming it Climate Center, Wolseley UK, has announced further radical changes in a move to focus on its air conditioning and refrigeration business.

New Euro energy directive on the horizon 25 April 2005
THE European Parliament's Environment Committee has come out in favour of a draft directive to increase the energy efficiency of a wide range of electrical products including air conditioning.

AMP re-signs sales agent 11 April 2005
AMP's sales agent Pacair has followed the Hertfordshire-based distributor and signed a deal with Toshiba. Like AMP, Pacair previously had an agency agreement for Mitsubishi Electric equipment.

Steady ac growth to 2009 11 April 2005
THE UK air conditioning market grew to £662.8m last year, according to a new report from MBD. This represented an overall increase of 10% in nominal terms compared to 2000.

Haier appoints new distributor 11 April 2005
HAIER, the Chinese air conditioning manufacturer, has appointed Portsmouth-based Hushon as its fourth distributor in the UK. Hushon joins a network that includes BSS, Kooltech and NRW. The company also distributes Hitecsa air conditioning products, Danvent air handling systems and, until recently, was a distributor of LG air conditioners.

"Massive opportunity" for hydrocarbons 11 April 2005
BOC has reported increasing demand for hydrocarbon refrigerants in a number of markets both at home and abroad.

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