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News Archive - December 2008

Terminal 5's cool credentials in new year paper 23 December 2008
HOW cool is Heathrow's terminal 5? The Institute of Refrigeration, IoR, will be taking a look at the London airport terminal's cooling solutions in January.

Panasonic's Christmas wish for Sanyo comes true 19 December 2008
SANYO shareholder Goldman Sachs has finally agreed to sell its stake in the Japanese company to Panasonic.

Air source heat pumps gain EU approval 19 December 2008
THE European parliament has expanded the definition of renewable energy sources to include aerothermal and hydrothermal energy - effectively recognising air source and water source heat pumps for the first time.

First engineers pass F-gas test with flying colours 19 December 2008
THE first engineers to undergo F-gas accreditation have passed with flying colours.

Finalists announced for ACR News Awards 2009 17 December 2008
THE judges of the ACR News Awards 2009 got into a judgely huddle to discuss the merits of all the awards entries submitted by acr professionals nationwide, and have chosen the shortlisted finalists.

DS Ducts blown away by business finals honour 16 December 2008
AIR CONDITIONING and ductwork specialist DS Ducts has scooped awards in three categories at the Hertfordshire Business Awards 2008.

DuPont announces 20% price hike for R22 16 December 2008
GLOBAL refrigerant supplier DuPont Refrigerants is raising by 20% the price of its R22 refrigerant in Europe.

ACR News Awards 2009 shortlist - revealed shortly 15 December 2008
THE finalists in the ACR News Awards 2009 will be announced exclusively on acr-news.com this Wednesday, December 17.

NRW buys Gasco International assets 12 December 2008
NRW has confirmed the purchase of the assets of Gasco International UK following its move into administration.

Foster Refrigerator wins international green award 11 December 2008
REFRIGERATION manufacturer Foster Refrigerator has been recognized with an international award for its Eco Pro range of food refrigeration cabinets.

New year brings IOR's REAL Zero findings 09 December 2008
A free seminar hosted by the Institute of Refrigeration on January 29 is the first of many planned in the new year to present project findings for REAL Zero (Refrigerant Emissions And Leakage – Zero).

Flakt Woods' VP elected to AMCA board 09 December 2008

GEOFF Sheard, the vp for fan technology at air movement and controls firm Fläkt Woods, has been elected to the board of the Air Movement and Control Association International (AMCA), as its first European director for several years.


Farm Refrigeration ceases trading 08 December 2008
AGRICULTURAL refrigeration specialist Farm Refrigeration has ceased trading.

F-Gas courses ready to roll 04 December 2008
AFTER a series of delays, F-Gas training and assessment courses are now coming on-stream from training establishments across the country.

Panasonic Sanyo talks focus on share price 02 December 2008
IT IS being reported that Panasonic's bid to acquire fellow air-conditioning manufacturer Sanyo could be completed by the end of the week, after share price discussions moved forward.

Gasco demise; Ron Lloyd buys SWM and it’s Freedom for Paul Taylor 02 December 2008
Following Gasco International's fall into administration, the business and assets of its subsidiary SWM Distribution have been bought by the Air Conditioning Group, a company owned by SWM chairman Ron Lloyd.

HRP confirms 'small number' of job cuts 01 December 2008
REFRIGERATION and air-conditioning wholesaler the HRP Group has confirmed it is making some redundancies and relocations, due to the economic downturn.

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