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News Archive - February 2007

US acr industry signs IPR pact with Chinese 23 February 2007
THE US air conditioning and refrigeration industry has signed a new agreement with the Chinese in an effort to protect intellectual property rights.

Fujitsu builds new r&d centre 23 February 2007
JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Fujitsu is to build a new r&d centre at its head office site in Kawasaki.

Pump House lands prize Bass 23 February 2007
EX-WOLSELEY man Dave Bass has been appointed as managing director of Nottingham-based air conditioning and refrigeration distributor Pump House.

Daikin in chiller joint venture 23 February 2007
Daikin is reported to have entered into a centrifugal chiller development agreement with Japanese engineering firm Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI).

Armacell has new owners 23 February 2007
INSULATION manufacturer Armacell International has been acquired by asset management firm Investcorp from the previous investors Gilde Investment Management and CVC Capital Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Young blood signals change in refrigeration industry 23 February 2007
A NEW report predicts a radical change in the UK refrigeration equipment industry after a wave of new appointments at boardroom level.

£800,000 for air cycle research 16 February 2007
The UK Government is to provide £800,000 of funding to a consortium developing air cycle air conditioning technologies.

LG is still no.1 16 February 2007
LG Electronics has been named as the top-selling air conditioning product for the seventh consecutive year by Japanese market research company Fuji-Keizai.

Energy Technique looks for growth 16 February 2007
ENERGY Technique (ETQ), the holding company of Hampshire-based hvac manufacturer Diffusion, is said to be on the acquisition trail after turning around three years of financial losses, totalling nearly £6m.

Three more commit to HFC phase-out 09 February 2007
THREE more big name companies have committed to HFC-free refrigeration under the Refrigerants, Naturally! initiative.

More renewable energy seminars from Mitsi 09 February 2007
MITSUBUISHI Electric has announced further dates for its series of free CPD-approved renewable energy seminars.

Earthcare Products Receives Grant 09 February 2007
Earthcare Products, the UK company developing and commercialising new natural refrigerants, has received a £325,000 grant from E-Synergy's £30m Sustainable Technology Fund.

Space name dispute settled 09 February 2007
DAIKIN distributor Space Airconditioning and Bristol-based refrigeration contractor Space Cooling Systems have settled their dispute over the "Space" name.

AAC buys local rival 02 February 2007
Derbyshire-based air conditioning contractor AAC has purchased local rival Airequip as part of its expansion plans, according to the Derby Evening Telegraph.

IsoCool on the move 02 February 2007
INDUSTRIAL cooling equipment suppliers IsoCool Ltd is moving to new premises at Skyline 120, a prestigious new business park in Braintree, Essex.

Honeywell successfully sues Chinese counterfeiter 02 February 2007
A GERMAN court has awarded damages against a Chinese chemical company for infringing refrigerant patents.

Bosch to acquire Fort Lauderdale 02 February 2007
GERMAN manufacturer Bosch has acquired the American geothermal heat pump manufacturer FHP Manufacturing Company.

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