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News Archive - October 2008

Adcock thanks BOC for 2 million prize win 31 October 2008
DEREK JAMES of Adcock Refrigeration is a cool two million richer - in Nectar points that is.

Naked ambition: ACR man gets kit off for calendar 29 October 2008
Symon Spinks, a partner of Spalding Air Conditioning Services is one of 12 men who showed his keeness to get naked for a woman - by appearing in a charity calendar.

Last call for ACR News Award entries 28 October 2008
FORGET Halloween, market leading companies in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry are reminded that this Friday – October 31st – is the closing date for entries for the ACR News Awards 2009.

Frigoglass puts freeze on Norway plant 28 October 2008
FRIGOGLASS, the Greek maker of drinks refrigeration equipment, has said its nine-month profit fell 15% as orders from its main German and Russian markets fell due to the economic downturn.

Manitowoc completes Enodis acquisition 27 October 2008
THE Manitowoc Company, has completed its acquisition of Enodis plc, the commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.

DuPont and Honeywell make HFO-1234yf progress 24 October 2008
DUPONT has announced significant progress toward the development and commercialization of a new refrigerant for automotive air conditioning that offers a lower global warming potential than hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) R-134a.

Cold Move pays £41,000 for safety failures 22 October 2008
COLD storage firm Cold Move must pay £35,000 in fines plus £6,116 costs for health and safety breaches at its Wigan depot in 2005, where its employee died from exposure to an ammonia leak.

ACRIB chairman joins CG Refrigeration 20 October 2008
C G REFRIGERATION, the Hereford-based refrigeration and air-conditioning contractor, has appointed ACRIB chairman Graham Garner as non-executive director to develop and expand the company.

LG distributor Sensible AC targets UK 20 October 2008
SENSIBLE AC, the LG distributor in Ireland, is expanding into the UK with the opening of a branch in central London.

lQ Refrigeration signs distribution deal with SCM Frigo 16 October 2008
IQ REFRIGERATION, the design and project management consultancy specialising in sustainable refrigeration has signed a distribution deal with Italian manufacturer SCM Frigo.

Danfoss buys Necos 16 October 2008
DANFOSS Refrigeration and air-conditioning has bought 100% shares in Necos, the Italian manufacturer of HVACR electronic controls.

Chillventa to conjure up 30,000 in three days 15 October 2008
OVER 30,000 visitors are expected at Chillventa, the international refrigeration and air conditioning exhibition, which opened its doors for the first time.

DuPont gives Honeywell R-422D rights 15 October 2008
DUPONT Refrigerants has granted global rights to Honeywell to market R-422D refrigerant, a R22 replacement.

Air cooler drug suspect named 13 October 2008
DETECTIVES have named the suspect they believe was involved in smuggling heroin into air-coolers destined for the UK.

Mitie man is Wii winner 07 October 2008
BOB GATTING, a former employee at Mitie Air Conditioning, will be enjoying a Nintendo Wii with his grandchildren this Christmas after winning the ACR News prize draw.

Mock The Week's Hugh Dennis presents ACR News Awards 2009 07 October 2008
THE COOLEST comedian on Mock The Week, the satirical comedy show, will step from the BBC2's tv studio to join acr professionals at the ACR News Awards stage this February.

Tesco store makes Ireland a greener isle 07 October 2008
TESCO IRELAND is about to open its first 'eco store' at Ballycarne near Tramore, Co Waterford.

Building a case for ac in eco buildings 07 October 2008
THE QUESTION of how air-conditioning can be built into more sustainable buildings and how the quest to go green impacts ac design and installation is to be discussed in an IOR conference in the capital on October 20.

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