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News Archive - September 2005

Hunt for source of LD outbreak 16 September 2005
THE hunt is on in south London for the source of an outbreak of legionnaires' disease which has struck down 12 people since the middle of July.

Public fails to warm to heat pumps 16 September 2005
A RECENT survey by Daikin distributor Space Air has revealed just how ignorant the UK public is of air conditioning, particularly heat pumps, and how home owners are totally unaware of Government reductions in VAT on heat pump installations. As a result, Space Air has called on energy minister Malcolm Wicks to make a more formal announcement about the potential benefits for customers.

Hisense in Kelon take-away 16 September 2005
HISENSE Air Conditioner Co has bid $111m for the 262 million shares owned by Greencool in fellow Chinese manufacturer, the troubled, Kelon. Guangdong Greencool is Kelon's largest shareholder with a 26.43% stake.

Hushon takes Spanish steps 16 September 2005
HUSHON has just signed a new long-term trading agreement with Spanish ac manufacturer Hitecsa, after six successful years representing the company in the UK.

No time to coast as Dawmec expands 06 September 2005
AN INCREASED product range has prompted Dawmec Ltd to move out of the ICG family home it shares with sister company Searle in Fareham. They've not gone far though, just down the road to Salterns Lane where the staff can now enjoy a view of the coast.

BAC staff recruited as Mitsubishi denies direct sales rumours 06 September 2005
FOLLOWING last month's exclusive in ACR News that Mitsubishi Electric had terminated its distribution deal with BAC, the Japanese manufacturer has again denied that it is to go direct.

Denman gets mobile 06 September 2005
RAPIDLY expanding contractor Denman is to sell a range of Chinese portable air conditioning units through a new subsidiary company Denair.

Johnson Controls set to buy York 06 September 2005
JOHNSON Controls has announced its intention to buy US hvacr equipment manufacturer York for £1.8bn ($3.2bn). The deal, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, will include the assumption of approximately £443m ($800m) of York debt. The deal is expected to be completed in December and is subject to shareholder approval and regulatory approvals.

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