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News Archive - October 2009

Fridge explosion sparks worldwide recall 29 October 2009
SAMSUNG has today announced a "home visit repair programme" on two ranges of fridge freezers in Korea and Europe following the case of a domestic fridge explosion in West Bromwich in May and a more recent case in Korea.

Revenues down but Hussmann gains market share 27 October 2009
INGERSOLL Rand, the US industrial group that includes Trane, Hussmann and Thermo King, has returned third quarter results 19% down compared to 2008.

Some 2078 certificates not valid for F-gas 27 October 2009
CITY & Guilds has warned that, depending on when qualification was achieved, some 2078 refrigerant handling certificates are not valid as an interim qualification under the F-gas regulations.

Firm fined over £14,000 for ammonia leak in stream 26 October 2009
ADAMS Pork Products was fined more than £14,000 for polluting a stream with ammonia from its refrigeration units.

Ex-ACR News publisher becomes Space Air director 22 October 2009
A FORMER publisher of ACR News has been appointed director of Space Air Solutions, a subsidiary of Guildford-based Daikin distributor, Space Airconditioning.

Fläkt Woods man becomes FETA president 19 October 2009

THE engineering and product management director at Fläkt Woods has been appointed president of FETA, the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations.


Know an outstanding acr engineer? Nominate them 19 October 2009
THE Institute of Refrigeration is welcoming nominations for its Lifetime Achievement award, which seeks to reward outstanding acr engineers.

Carrier Corp agrees to sell Tadiran Appliances 19 October 2009
CARRIER Corp has signed an agreement to sell Tadiran Appliances, its residential air-conditioning operations in Israel.

Speakers line up for Transforming Technologies talks 19 October 2009
THE Transforming Technologies conference in March 2010, promises to inform the acr industry about new innovations hoping to become mainstream low carbon cooling solutions in the future.

BITZER UK transfers production to Milton Keynes 15 October 2009
BITZER UK has announced the transfer of its refrigeration pack and pressure vessel production to Milton Keynes from its Grays site, as of December 31, 2009.

Ingersoll Rand creates Climate Solutions division 14 October 2009
INGERSOLL Rand has placed its Trane, Hussmann and Thermo King businesses into a new Climate Solutions division.

Embraco pays $56.5m to settle cartel allegations in Brazil 13 October 2009
EMBRACO has agreed to pay 56.5m USD to settle its compressor cartel allegations in Brazil.

Wathes name is resurrected 13 October 2009
ONE of the UK's most famous refrigeration names has been resurrected, following a reorganisation of the m&e company Electrum Holdings.

Management buy out for Norpe UK 13 October 2009
THE owner of the Finnish display refrigeration group Norpe has sold its majority stake in Norpe UK to the MD of the group's UK operations and three others.

Management buy out for Norpe UK 13 October 2009
THE owner of the Finnish display refrigeration group Norpe has sold its majority stake in Norpe UK to a consortium including the MD of the group's UK operation.

IOR's cool job campaign hits schools 13 October 2009
THE Institute of Refrigeration is contacting more than 1,000 UK schools specialising in science and technology as well as Connexions careers centres to promote its 'Careers in Cooling' campaign.

Coldstore boss pleads guilty to safety breach 06 October 2009
THE boss of the New Zealand coldstore, which exploded and caught fire in April last year killing one fireman and injuring seven others, has pleaded guilty to a health and safety charge.

Woods celebrates 100 years in business 06 October 2009
A UK company, whose name has become synonymous with air movement equipment, is celebrating its centenary year.

Talking about trigeneration 06 October 2009
NEWCASTLE University is to establish a dedicated combined heat and power, trigeneration and energy storage research and demonstration facility.

Register for NEMEX 2010 06 October 2009
THE UK energy and renewables event, National Energy Management Exhibition (NEMEX) takes place from April 20-22, 2010 at the NEC Birmingham.

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