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News Archive - November 2008

New skills zone at Sustainabilitylive! 2009 27 November 2008
A SKILLS and Training Zone is to be launched at Sustainabilitylive! 2009, the UK event for innovation in the energy and environment sectors.

Army could be called in to collect refrigerants 26 November 2008
THE ARMY could be called in to collect stockpiles of unwanted refrigerants from around the world.

Cooling technology benefits Czeched out in green debate 25 November 2008
NEW and up-coming EU laws affecting the cooling and refrigeration industry were discussed in Prague as part of an educational workshop organised by the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE).

J&E Hall gets SAFEcontractor accreditation 25 November 2008
J & E HALL, a global supplier in refrigeration, has joined the SAFEcontractor scheme, which is designed to help the industry improve its safety record.

Fridge olympic hopefuls pass through the House 25 November 2008
NEVERMIND the 2012 olympics, SkillFRIDGE finalists were invited to the House of Commons, in recognition of their bid to compete in WorldSkills International, which comes to London in 2011.

Eaton Williams gives refrigerant drop-in warning 21 November 2008
EATON-WILLIAMS Service (EWS) is advising customers that although alternative "drop-in" refrigerants are available, care needs to be taken choosing the right one for an application.

Carrier buys Birmingham's Concord Controls 18 November 2008
CARRIER has acquired Birmingham-based building controls firm Concord Controls.

New engineers get help from Daikin college 18 November 2008
NEW engineers can learn skills and expertise from Daikin UK which is offering students at the College of North West London its latest equipment, advanced training, awards and job opportunities.

Vaillant appoints ac distributor in North West 18 November 2008
AIR Conditioning Supplies (ACS) has become one of Vaillant's main commercial air conditioning distributors in the North West of England.

Foster Refrigerator buys Gamko Holdings 14 November 2008
KING'S LYNN-based firm Foster Refrigerator, the commercial refrigeration manufacturer, has bought its Dutch-based rival refrigeration company Gamko Holdings BV.

All must clock on that R22's time is up 13 November 2008
WHILE most in the acr industry are aware of the changes banning the use of R22 refrigerant from 2010 as top-up fluid for maintenance, some are making decisions without knowing all the options open to them, says Aggreko.

Firm buys help Walter Meier's expansion into Eastern Europe 13 November 2008
WALTER MEIER is expanding into Eastern Europe by buying up Eichler Klima GesmbH and Eichler Hungaria Kft, and will tap this growth market with humidification products before broadening its portfolio to include heatpumps and chillers.

Inexperienced assessors could jeopardise inspections 13 November 2008
BOB TOWSE, head of Technical and Safety at the HVCA, has warned that the new Energy Performance of Buildings legislation, which came into force in January, could be in danger of going the same way as domestic Home Information Packs, if individuals from outside the air-conditioning industry are allowed to become assessors.

Your industry needs you to shape ACR future 11 November 2008
THE future of air conditioning and refrigeration is to be mapped out at a London event organised by SIRAC, (the Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) network.

Thompson presents underground cooling paper 11 November 2008
THE winner of the Institute of Refrigeration’s Ted Perry Student Award, Dr Jolyon Thompson, whose PHD research on underground cooling led to him receiving the Institute's celebrated accolade, has been invited to present a paper on Tuesday, December 2.

Panasonic to buy Sanyo for £5.5 billion 10 November 2008
PANASONIC has confirmed it will buy fellow air conditioning manufacturer Sanyo for £5.5 billion in a deal that will see the creation of one giant firm worth £69 billion.

Mitsubishi Electric expands global heatpump business 06 November 2008
MITSUBISHI Electric Corporations's president and CEO Setsuhiro Shimomura, has announced the group is expanding its global warming-related businesses with the aim of reaching global sales of 1,300 billion yen in fiscal 2016 (£8.3 billion).

Panasonic poised to purchase Sanyo 03 November 2008
PANASONIC is proposing to launch a tender offer for Sanyo Electric Co to make it a subsidiary, according to reports in the Japanese media.

An inspector call: ACR expert calls for more inspectors 03 November 2008
INDUSTRY veteran Mike Nankivell will be wielding the mike at Manchester HEVAR to highlight the need for more inspectors to carry out air conditioning inspections.

Dodgy ac director fails to dodge jail 03 November 2008
A CHEATING company director who operated air-conditioning companies while bankrupt and forged documents to escape the law, has been jailed for four years and nine months.

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