News Archive - January 2006

BOC rebuffs Linde bid 26 January 2006
REFRIGERANT gas supplier BOC has rebuffed a £7.6bn bid from German company Linde, the latest suitors for the company.

Fujitsu adds distributors 26 January 2006
FUJITSU has strengthened its UK distribution network with the addition of Axair Climate and Gasco International.

Digital acclaim 26 January 2006
A HEAT pump system using Copeland's Digital Scroll technology has been awarded "world leading" technology status by China's Ministry of Construction.

Samsung's United approach 26 January 2006
REFRIGERATION wholesaler United Refrigeration has been appointed a distributor for the Korean-made Samsung range.

THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has named China as the source for much of the world's illegal trade in CFCs. 17 January 2006
In a new report, entitled Under the Counter, the EIA describes how Chinese smugglers systematically evade restrictions in supplying CFCs to the black market.

COPELAND'S Digital Scroll technology has been given 'world leading technology' status by the Chinese Ministry of Construction 17 January 2006
COPELAND'S Digital Scroll technology has been given 'world leading technology' status by the Chinese Ministry of Construction - the first time in seven years that any new technology in China has received this top designation.

JAPANESE manufacturer Hitachi has announced that it is to merge its residential and commercial air conditioning businesses 17 January 2006
While in Europe all Hitachi air conditioning products are sold by one company, in Japan and other parts of the world the business is split into commercial and residential operations: Hitachi Home & Life Solutions looking after residential ac and Hitachi Air Conditioning Systems looking after large ac systems including packaged air conditioning systems, chiller units and other products.

CHINESE air conditioning manufacturer Haier has established what it describes as a "unique partnership" with UK wholesaler Dean & Wood. 17 January 2006
Under the terms of the deal, Dean & Wood will effectively become the distribution division for Haier's packaged air conditioning products, leaving Haier UK to concentrate on key accounts and soon to be introduced applied products like VRF and chillers.

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