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News Archive - July 2008

Alfa Laval buys German heat exchanger firm 31 July 2008
HEAT exchanger manufacturer Alfa Laval has acquired Pressko AG, a German firm specialising in heat exchangers.

Foster Refrigeration nominated a Green Leader 31 July 2008
FOSTER REFRIGERATION is named a semi finalist in Barclays' green business awards.

Munters buys Belgian firm for £7.7m Euros 30 July 2008
MUNTERS, the US humidity specialist has agreed to purchase Belgium-based commercial air-conditioning manufacturer Toussaint Nyssenne.

"Double bubble" technology boosts chiller efficiency 29 July 2008
NANOTECHNOLOGY used in a refrigeration lubricant additive could significantly boost the energy efficiency of chillers, according to US research.

RDM buys Taiwanese manufacturer 29 July 2008
REFRIGERATION controls firm Resource Data Management (RDM) has bought Taiwan-based component and electronics manufacturer, FYC Co Ltd.

Inspection clock ticks for buildings with over 250kw ac output 24 July 2008
AC SYSTEMS with a rated output of more than 250kw must be inspected before January 4, 2009 and the government's "Guide to air conditioning inspections for buildings" is required reading for firms.

Academic heat pump news at SIRAC 08 24 July 2008
Researchers will unveil advances in heat pump technology at the Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning conference, this September.

IQ Refrigeration -the new firm on the RAC block 23 July 2008
IQ Refrigeration is the new RAC design and project consultancy launched by husband and wife team Jacquie and Bob Russell to offer end users and the trade sustainable cooling technologies.

NRW unleashes cool spare parts firm ESP 23 July 2008
REFRIGERATION and air conditioning wholesaler NRW has unveiled its new spare parts business, ESP.

Wood be good - if a competant engineer did it 22 July 2008
Graham Hendra is general manager of LG UK's Air Conditioning division. Here Graham casts his technical eye over the daft and the dangerous work unearthed by readers.

Turton brings Coolfactor to North 21 July 2008
COOLFACTOR, the air-conditioning firm bought by heating firm PH Jones last March, has a new managing director tasked with growing the business in the North.

NHS looks for ac solution to beat bugs 21 July 2008
AIR-CONDITIONING and ventilation firms may have the answer when it comes to stopping the spread of MRSA and other hospital bugs and are invited by the NHS to get their products tested.

HRP Group unveils acr school 18 July 2008
A TRAINING centre offering air-conditioning and refrigeration courses is up and running at HRP Group's Slough premises.

Daikin Europe makes 1.9bn turnover 16 July 2008
DAIKIN EUROPE NV has announced a 1.9bn euro turnover in 2007, up from 1.5bn euro the previous year.

Mitsubishi announces 5% price rise 15 July 2008
AIR-CONDITIOINING manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric is raising the price of its City Multi VRF equipment by between 3-5% to cope with the global rise in the cost of manufacturing.

Daikin opens in South Korea 11 July 2008
JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has established a wholly-owned subsidiary in South Korea. The market was formerly served through import agents.

Continued reliance on R22 causes concern 09 July 2008
WITH only 17 months before the ban on the use of virgin HCFCs, a new study has shown that 65% of cooling installations still use these refrigerants, primarily R22.

AHT buys Caravell UK 08 July 2008
AFTER months of negotiation, commercial refrigeration equipment distributor Caravell UK has finally completed the deal which sees it being acquired by leading Austrian manufacturer AHT.

CMP doubles capacity 07 July 2008
CMP Corp, the US-based manufacturer of OEM hvac and refrigeration parts, has announced the launch of CMP Custom Manufacturing dedicated to creating specialty compressor parts. The new division will include advanced machinery, highly-trained staff and an additional 40,000 sq ft of manufacturing space.

Tickets still available for Northern Region Dinner 07 July 2008
TICKETS are still available for this year's Institute of Refrigeration Northern Region Dinner to be held at the Thistle Hotel, Newcastle on Thursday 25th September.

ACR News Awards - entry forms now available 07 July 2008
ENTRIES are now invited for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry's premier awards event - the ACR News Awards.

Carrier in £14.6m Midea joint venture 02 July 2008
Carrier has entered into a £14.6m joint venture manufacturing agreement with Midea, the Chinese manufacturer which already operates four joint ventures with Carrier's sister company Toshiba Carrier.

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