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News Archive - October 2007

Olympic group shows its game and drops name 31 October 2007
AFTER 25 years trading under its name, chiller service specialist Olympic Group is ditching its name to avoid confusion and competition with the committee organising London's 2012 olympic games.

31 people hospitalised by O2 ammonia leak 30 October 2007
THIRTY-ONE people had to be treated in hospital after ammonia leaked from a refrigeration unit designed to keep The 02's ice rink cool.

Solvay melts 250 jobs to compete with Far East 30 October 2007
EUROPEAN chemical manufacturer Solvay is to rationalise its refrigerant manufacturing with the cull of 250 jobs in Europe.

Sanyo raises green game at Olympics 29 October 2007
SANYO has developed a CO2 refrigeration cassette for Coca-Cola's drinks coolers which are destined for the Beijing Olympics.

NRW relocates to larger Bradford branch 29 October 2007
THE refrigeration and ac wholesaler and distributer, NRW, is continuing its expansion plans with the relocation of its staff and trade counter to larger premises in Bradford.

LG's reward scheme looks to gain Advantage 26 October 2007
LG hopes to boost its place in the air-conditioning market with a revamped incentive scheme known as LG Advantage offering contractors rewards for purchases.

G & L Beijer buys refrigeration wholesaler Uniechemie 26 October 2007
REFRIGERATION wholesaler G & L Beijer AB has acquired fellow Dutch firm Uniechemie B.V., through its Beijer Ref business.

Shareholder and co bid to oust Worthington Nicholls’ board 25 October 2007
THE BOARD of air-conditioning installer Worthington Nicholls faces being removed from power by shareholder Simon Beart and two others, according to a report by the Manchester Evening News.

Cryotech delivers Chill factorE to UK 23 October 2007
SKIERS and snowboarders hoping to brush up on their technique can do so at the UK's biggest indoor ski village thanks to Derby-based refrigeration specialists Cryotech Systems.

Czech out Emerson's new plant 22 October 2007
A NEW plant in the Czech Republic has been built by Emerson Climate Technologies, the world’s leading provider of air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions.

China is world's biggest ac producer 19 October 2007
CHINA produces 70% of air-conditioners worldwide according to new report from China Commodity Marketplace.

Victorian refrigerator unearthed by builders 19 October 2007
AN UNDERGROUND igloo has been uncovered by builders working at on an extension in a Newbury house.

Williams Refrigeration in £260m sale to Ali SpA 19 October 2007
AGA has agreed to sell its Foodservice Equipment business, which includes Williams Refrigeration, to privately-owned Italian company Ali for £260m.

FG Eurofred names top team 15 October 2007
FG EUROFRED, the new joint venture company formed on October 1, by Eurofred UK and Fujitsu General to market Fujitsu air conditioning in the UK, has announced its senior team.

Mark Worthington steps down as CEO 15 October 2007
MARK Worthington has resigned as CEO at Worthington Nicholls and the firm's board of directors have also announced they expect to write off £6.5m from the group's net assets.

Student controls ac with £4.3m energy-saving idea 12 October 2007
A WORK experience student has created a computer program which could release £4.3m pounds worth of energy to boost the national grid.

IMI Indoor Climate buys Pneumatex 09 October 2007
IMI Indoor Climate has acquired a majority shareholding in Pneumatex AG, the specialist in pressure maintenance and water quality for heating, cooling and drinking water systems.

Eco-refrigeration top of M&S's shopping list 08 October 2007
GLOBAL retailer Marks & Spencer is introducing eco-refrigeration in response to pressure from consumers to lower its carbon footprint

Carrier gets EPA’s ozone protection award 05 October 2007
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Carrier with the Best of the Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection award.

York pays $22m to settle 'Oil for Food' bribery charges 03 October 2007
YORK International has agreed to pay $22m to settle a number of civil and criminal bribery charges relating to its involvement in the United Nations’ Oil for Food Programme in Iraq.

Sanyo Europe appoints Yoda as president 02 October 2007
MASAFUMI Yoda is the new president for Sanyo Air Conditioners Europe taking over from his predecessor retiring Katsuhiro Morisaki from October 1.

New MD for Axair Climate 02 October 2007
MIKE Slattery, former head of the applied products division, is Axair Climate's new managing director.

Danfoss to close Italian thermostat plant 01 October 2007
From October 1, Danfoss began the process of closing its refrigeration thermostat factory near Turin, Italy, and is moving production to its plant in Slovakia.

London HEVAR's new venue is a hit 01 October 2007
Like Jose Mourinho London HEVAR has left Chelsea and for the better many say as September 26 saw the exhibition fling open its doors to visitors at a brand new venue -the Royal Horticultural Halls. As befits the occasion, feedback so far has been just as grand as the halls

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