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News Archive - December 2006

Wolseley UK opens new distribution centre in Leamington Spa 22 December 2006
WOLSELEY UK, parent company of Climate Center, has formally opened its new national distribution centre in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Aggreko confirms GE Energy Rentals acquisition 22 December 2006
CHILLER rental company Aggreko has acquired GE Energy Rentals for $182m (£93m), Aggreko said.

Daikin opens sales office in Ireland 15 December 2006
Daikin Europe has established a sales base in Ireland to capitalise on that country's building boom.

Red Dwarf star is ACR News Awards presenter 15 December 2006
CHRIS Barrie, best known for his roles as Rimmer in Red Dwarf and Gordon Brittas in The Brittas Empire, will be the celebrity presenter at the forthcoming ACR News Awards at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham.

Help offered for new CIS scheme 15 December 2006
WITH the new CIS deadline fast approaching, Estimation has announced a series of one-day training and education days during January and February to help contractors make the most of the new scheme.

Houses of the future to be 'self cooling' 15 December 2006
A new study from Zurich Insurance, in conjunction with Arup Associates, has suggested that the homes of the future could pose a threat to the air conditioning industry.

Australian camels attack air conditioning 15 December 2006
Wild camels have gone on the rampage in the Australian outback, attacking air conditioning units in search of water.

Magnetics prove attractive 15 December 2006
MAGNETIC refrigeration could provide the answer to combating rising energy bills and improving consumption, according to an article in the Guardian.

Sporlan agent moves north 08 December 2006
PARKER Hannifin is relocating all its UK refrigeration and air conditioning activities - Parker, Sporlan and Virginia KMP - to the Virginia KMP site in Brampton, Barnsley.

Major contractor in takeover talks 08 December 2006
CHESHIRE-based contractor Worthington Nicholls is understood to be in take-over talks with two UK companies and is looking into the possibility of acquiring two further targets. Earlier this year, the firm bought Project Air for £4.6.

New force in industrial fans 08 December 2006
RENOWNED as a manufacturer of domestic ventilation, Xpelair has entered the industrial fan market with a range of products targeted at its existing blue-chip client base, UK refurbishment, new build and key overseas markets.

Raising the humidity issue 08 December 2006
THE HEVAC Association's Humidity Group has produced another Code of Best Practice document, this time covering live steam humidification.

Tube air con solution moves closer 08 December 2006
LONDON Underground is getting closer to solving the problem of excessive heat on the Tube.

Energy gap threatening businesses 01 December 2006
THE energy gap in the UK is widening faster than expected and will have a significant impact on businesses and industry in the future, a new report states.

Energy advice in the north 01 December 2006
CONCERN about climate change and the growing need for organisations in the public and private sectors to make energy savings have led energy management and engineering company Efficient Air to open new offices and a training centre in the north of England.

SkillCard: time for renewal? 01 December 2006
THE operator of the Engineering Services SkillCard has introduced a simple renewal process for those holders with cards reaching their expiry date. Since being introduced in late 2001, thousands of cards have been issued to individuals across the hvacr sector. The first tranche of these cards are now reaching their expiry date.

Carrier increases Chinese investment 01 December 2006
CARRIER is reported to be investing up to $50m in research and development in China over the next three to five years.

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