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News Archive - December 2007

Fradgely appointed at Climate Center 21 December 2007
LEADING refrigeration and air conditioning distributor Climate Center, part of the Wolseley group, has announced the appointment of Dean Fradgley as trading director.

Jo Brand celebrates Mitsubishi Electric's award for Gateway 20 December 2007
AIR-CONDITIONING manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric’s Green Gateway initiative has been recognised at the Regenerate Awards 2007.

Life's Good with £3.5bn ac sales expected by 2010 19 December 2007
LG expects to make ac sales of £3.5 billion in three years time, which it will achieve by boosting its R&D division by 70% and its sales staff by 40%.

Out with the old Axair name in with the new 18 December 2007
WITH the new year comes a new name for Axair Climate which becomes Walter Meier (Climate UK) Ltd with preparations for the switch already underway.

BRA publishes guide to refrigerant leak prevention 17 December 2007
A good practice guide designed to reduce leaks of refrigerant from the UK's air conditioning and refrigeration systems has been published by the British Refrigeration Association.

Ingersoll Rand to buy Trane for $10.1 billion 17 December 2007
US HVAC giant Trane is set to be acquired by Ingersoll Rand, the owners of refrigerated display cabinet manufacturer Hussmann and transport refrigeration company Thermo King.

Tutankhamun's treasures preserved by GF Holdings 14 December 2007
Home to Tutankhamun's treasures, the O2 may not be the ancient Egyptian's final resting place, but from November until August next year, its building has been kitted out with tailored air-conditioning.

CIBSE takes fresh look at refrigeration issues 13 December 2007
A one day refrigeration conference promises to deliver its visitors the tools, techniques and legislation on refrigeration in the new year.

Management change at DuPont Refrigerants 12 December 2007
Pascal Faidy is the new sales and marketing manager for DuPont Fluoroproducts – Refrigerants for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

CARS and Kobol together seal exclusive deal 11 December 2007
LEADING refrigeration component wholesaler CARS UK has signed exclusive UK rights to the Spanish-made Kobol range of monoblocks.

China’s army kept under control by Brit firm Moducel 10 December 2007
China’s world famous terracotta army has arrived in Britain and is being held with in a controlled environment at the British Museum by Moducel air handlers.

Skaters get ice time from Cool Energy 10 December 2007
SKATERS at 42 ice rinks across Europe have chiller rental specialist ICS Cool Energy to thank for creating a sub zero world this Christmas.

Worthington Nicholls must write down £15.9m 07 December 2007
Late on December 7, after the market closed, Worthington Nicholls' new board said it must write down its net assets to the value of £15.9m

Primo buys fellow refrigeration supplier G H England 06 December 2007
COMMERCIAL refrigeration supplier G H England has been bought by Primo Products, the refrigerated case importer and subsidiary of leading contractor Project First Engineering.

Carrier slaps up to 5% price rise on its UK products 04 December 2007
CARRIER Corporation has announced a price rise of up to 5% on all Carrier products in the UK, effective immediately.

Star performance aids CO2 refrigeration lessons 04 December 2007
STAR Refrigeration's engineers lent their expertise to create what they claim is the world's first carbon dioxide refrigeration e-learning course accredited by CIBSE.

Alfa Laval Finnishes signing Fincoil acquisition 03 December 2007
ALFA Laval, specialist in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has bought Finnish air heat exchanger firm Fincoil for £32m.

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