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News Archive - June 2008

New board sweeps AREA 27 June 2008
AREA, the Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association, which represents acr contractors and specialists across Europe, voted for a new board during its spring meeting in Vienna.

Minature fridge to cool computers 26 June 2008
RESEARCHERS at Purdue University are developing a miniature refrigeration system small enough to fit inside laptops and personal computers.

Cool tubes on district line by 2010 24 June 2008
TRAINS on the district line will be air conditioned by 2010, London Underground announced today.

Mitsubishi signs new deal with PACAIR 24 June 2008
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC has signed a three-year deal with air conditioning supplier PACAIR following its success as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of the manufacturer’s air conditioning products.

G&L Beijer buys Fridanair 23 June 2008
G & L Beijer AB has bought the Czech refrigeration wholesale company, Fridanair, through its Beijer Ref business.

LG and Siemens partner up to develop BMS 23 June 2008
LG ELECTRONICS has struck a deal with Germany’s Siemens to work together to develop integrated building management solutions for the ac commercial sector.

New Zealand freezes out R22 criminals 20 June 2008
TWO refrigeration engineers were convicted by a New Zealand court for depleting the ozone layer by recklessly releasing R22.

SummitSkills man gets OBE 16 June 2008
SUMMITSKILLS' chief executive Keith Marshall has been named in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours list and appointed an OBE (Officer of Order of the British Empire), in recognition of his contribution to skills.

IOR Real Zero investigates refrigerant leaks 16 June 2008
THE Institute of Refrigeration has received funding from the Carbon Trust to launch its Real Zero Project, aimed at assessing types of acr equipment in order to recommend how systems can best deal with leaks.

Vaillant unveils Bristol training centre 13 June 2008
VAILLANT has opened a training centre in Bristol offering air conditioning, renewables and heating courses for merchants, installers and end users.

FG Eurofred sales ahead in new direction 12 June 2008
FG EUROFRED is looking to increase direct sales of Fujitsu air conditioning equipment in the UK, according to new sales director Tony Gittings.

DuPont raises R22 prices again 11 June 2008
DUPONT Refrigerants is raising the price of its R22 in Europe by 14%, effective with shipments from July 1.

REVAC 08 attracts big names 10 June 2008
LG Electronics, DuPont, Mitsubishi Electric and Trane are among more than 350 exhibitors expected at REVAC 08.

Dean & Wood distributes for MyRef 10 June 2008
REFRIGERATION parts wholesaler Dean & Wood has made an exclusive three-year deal with MyRef to distribute its low noise packaged scroll condensing units throughout the UK and Ireland.

Munro celebrates happy birthday with M&E purchase 09 June 2008
AIR CONDITIONING and refrigeration provider Munro Building Services has bought Chelmsford-based M&E firm Mid Essex Electrical Engineers to raise its profile in Essex.

WR Refrigeration opens carbon dioxide training centre 09 June 2008
A carbon dioxide refrigeration training facility has been unveiled by WR Refrigeration.

Refrigeration manager leads hauliers' fuel protest 03 June 2008
A LOGISTICS manager for Valera Refrigeration is leading the charge of more than 60 truckers going-slow up and down the M6 to protest against rising diesel costs.

Ward to lead 3D Air Sales 02 June 2008
Richard Ward is the new boss of 3D Air Sales, a distributor of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' air conditioning products in the UK and Ireland.

LG hires Hendra as head of air-conditioning 02 June 2008
LG has appointed Graham Hendra as general manager of its air conditioning division, with immediate effect.

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