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News Archive - January 2007

Daikin completes OYL deal 26 January 2007
Daikin has finally completed the acquisition of OYL. The total purchase price was Yen243.8bn, or a little over £1bn.

Chillventa within 40% of target 26 January 2007
THE organisers of the breakaway Chillventa exhibition claim to have received binding pledges for 40% of the target 30,000m2 of space. Nearly 100 national and international air conditioning and refrigeration companies have registered for over 11,000m2 of space for the exhibition which will take place in Nuremberg in October 2008.

Lloyd Webber: No air conditioning holds back productions 26 January 2007
ANDREW Lloyd Webber has claimed that the lack of air conditioning in many West End theatres is holding back productions.

Shorts takes on Robur products 26 January 2007
SHORTS Environmental has taken on the UK distribution of the Italian Robur range of air-cooled chillers and heat pumps.

Tesco to phase-out HFCs 26 January 2007
TESCO is to phase-out HFCs in its refrigeration systems in a programme of measures to reduce the supermarket chain's carbon footprint.

Refrigerated winter sports centre set for Suffolk 26 January 2007
PLANNING permission has been granted for a huge refrigerated winter sports centre in Suffolk that would include an indoor ski slope and an external ice rink.

Facilities managers unaware of ECA benefits 19 January 2007
A NEW UK survey has found that 67% of facilities managers are not aware of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA). In addition, 74% did not know the potential cost savings they could make for their business under the scheme.

Police warn companies to secure their copper 19 January 2007
AIR conditioning companies in the Thames Valley have been warned by police to take steps to avoid becoming victims of copper theft.

Carrier buys UK rental business 19 January 2007
US AIR conditioning giant Carrier has acquired the Longville Group, a leader in the rental of hvac equipment, temperature controls and pumps, mainly marketed under NuTemp, SLD Pumps and CRS brands. Longville employs 430 people and is headquartered in the UK with branches in the United States, France, Holland, Germany, Poland and Singapore.

US air con sales slide 12 January 2007
US SHIPMENTS of central air conditioners for November 2006 were down by 47% on last year, according to the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI).

The ac killer of airborne viruses 12 January 2007
NEW air purification technology has been developed which could protect against airborne viruses such as bird flu and the hospital "superbug" MRSA, British scientists claim.

Carrier profits up 4% 12 January 2007
AIR conditioning manufacturer Carrier has reported increased third quarter profits of 4% year-on-year on 6% higher turnover.

Titan partner with RTK 12 January 2007
TITAN Engineering is to sell RTK refrigeration control valves in the UK and Irish Republic under a new distributor partnership signed with the German manufacturer.

Now Hitachi attacks the heating market 12 January 2007
HITACHI has joined fellow air conditioning manufac

Ineos Fluor establishes AHF plant in China 10 January 2007
Refrigerant producer Ineos Fluor has established its first joint venture in China to produce feedstocks for its Far East fluorochemicals businesses.

Mitsubishi to supply air con for Hong Kong's tallest building 05 January 2007
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced it is to supply six centrifugal liquid chillers for air conditioning to the world's third tallest building, currently under construction in Hong Kong.

Latest edition of Bitzer 05 January 2007
BITZER has announced the latest update of its indispensable Refrigerant Report.

Nanotechnology could halve hvac energy use 05 January 2007
A company developing nanotechnology which, it is claimed, could make hvacr equipment at least 50% more efficient, is set to establish its headquarters in Cambridge.

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