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News Archive - January 2008

GK Industrial's Scotia Energy purchase aids expansion 31 January 2008
Air conditioning specialist GK Industrial has continued its expansion with the acquisition of Scotia Energy Saving Systems.

Life's good with 22% growth target for 2008 30 January 2008
LG has announced it is aiming for 22% growth in its global air-conditioner shipments this year to $5 billion.

Johnson Controls makes Pettitt appointment 29 January 2008
JOHNSON Controls has hired Jon Pettitt as national accounts manager for Building Systems.

BESCA gets approval to accredit energy assessors 28 January 2008
HVCA subsidiary Building Engineering Services Competence Accreditation (BESCA) has been approved by the Department for Communities and Local Government to run an accreditation scheme for energy assessors.

Clivet Aircon appoints King to develop business 25 January 2008
AIR CONDITIONING maintenance firm Clivet Aircon has hired Barry King as business development manager for the London and home counties.

LG steps up to sell domestic ac to UK with Art Cool 25 January 2008
LG is gearing up to target the UK domestic market with its Art Cool range of "designer" air conditioning units. Looking specifically at the high end interior and residential market, the company intends to announce a network of domestic dealers this Spring.

BRA president heads EasyAir sales in the south 22 January 2008
The president of the British Refrigeration Association, Ben Brown has been appointed southern region director for EasyAir Conditioning.

Carrier buys Ambia and GT Concept 21 January 2008
CARRIER Corp has acquired Ambia and GT Concept, two French companies that design, develop and sell open protocol controls and building management systems for the HVAC market in France.

Chillventa's registration numbers hot up 18 January 2008
CHILLVENTA 2008 has more than 80% of its display area booked by 420 organizations.

European Commission sets F Gas training standards 17 January 2008
THE UK RAC industry must get ready for mandatory skills assessment of its workforce now that the European Commission has set F Gas training and certification standards.

AHR Expo exhibitors optimistic about 2008 16 January 2008
Product costs are the top concern of exhibitors at the AHR Expo, (America's major HVACR show) held in New York from January 22-24 but they are optimistic about growth in 2008.

Marriage of Figaroo: Industry pledges F-gas commitments 15 January 2008 (F-Gas Regulation Online Observatory) is an online international resource for those who need to understand and comply with the F-Gas Regulation.

Rewarding opportunities for Sanyo installers 15 January 2008
A FORMULA One driving experience is one of many rewards Sanyo ac installers can get thanks to a loyalty scheme.

CIBSE brings curious in from the cold 15 January 2008
A CIBSE conference called Refrigeration - Optimising refrigeration systems is taking place on January 21.

New TROX training for design engineers 10 January 2008
TROX academy has extended its training with 4-6 week work placements for design engineers

Johnson Controls VP appointed AHRI chairman 10 January 2008
JOHNSON CONTROLS vice president C.David Myers is the chairman of the newly-formed Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, AHRI.

Mitsubishi Electric launches heat pump-driven air curtains 09 January 2008
AC manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric has collaborated with Thermoscreens to produce a heat pump-driven air curtain which can cut running costs and C02 emissions by 67%.

Explosion in refrigerated warehouse kills 30 08 January 2008
A FIRE in a South Korean warehouse for refrigerated goods killed 30 of 57 workers and ten are missing.

New Year debate asks will F-gas regs reduce leaks? 07 January 2008
Industry professionals are invited to hear a debate held by the Institute of Refrigeration on whether F-gas rules will reduce refrigerant leaks.

Dean & Wood appoints technical director 04 January 2008
DEAN & WOOD has hired John Smith as its director of technical, just one of several new year appointments made by the air-conditioning and refrigeration wholesaler.

BFFF asks government to raise frozen food temperature 03 January 2008
THE British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has begun talks with the government about the possibility of increasing the frozen food storage temperature in an attempt to reduce the food industry’s environmental impact.

New year new name for Pendle 03 January 2008
WHOLESALER Pendle Refrigeration Services changed its name from January 1, 2008 to Pendle Refrigeration Wholesale Ltd to more closely reflect what the firm does. hopes to click with AC engineers seeking business 02 January 2008
AIR-CONDITIONING engineers can connect with customers surfing the net for quotes with a new website launching this month.

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