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News Archive - November 2009

US air-conditioner and heatpump shipments down 27 November 2009
US factory shipments of central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps have fallen 15.8%, reports the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Panasonic's tender offer period for Sanyo gets extension 25 November 2009
PANASONIC has announced that it has submitted an amendment statement concerning its tender offer to acquire Sanyo Electronic's shares, which has resulted in the tender offer period being extended by two working days.

Strong performance by Cool-Therm for Transforming Technologies 25 November 2009
KEN Strong, the managing director of refrigeration supplier Cool-Therm will be presenting "Practical applications of turbine compressor technology within air-cooled and water-cooled water chillers" as part of the Transforming Technologies conference on March 3, 2010.

Members invited to stand for IOR elections 20 November 2009
INSTITUTE of Refrigeration members are invited to stand for election to the IOR Executive Council but nominations must be submitted by December 31.

Carrier acquires UK controls businesses 18 November 2009
CARRIER has acquired the UK controls businesses of the i2S Group: DMS Controls, Ltd, ESL, Ltd and i2S Service Ltd. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Call for papers by IOR 17 November 2009
THE Institute of Refrigeration is looking for themes for its next series of evening lectures.

HFC phase down must not compromise system efficiency 17 November 2009
UK government support for a proposal to negotiate a phase down of HFC use must not ignore system energy efficiency and the option of choosing the most appropriate refrigerant for the acr industry, says ACRIB.

Beehive Coils buys assets of rival ACR Heat Transfer 17 November 2009
Administrators have sold the business and assets of ACR Heat Transfer, based in Kings Lynn, to its locally-based competitor Beehive Coils.

Trox UK appoints new MD 16 November 2009
LUDGER Bökmann, head of International Business for the Trox group takes up the role of managing director of Trox UK, the role previously held by David Leatherbarrow.

Aspen Air Conditioning creates heat pump division 11 November 2009
ASPEN Air Conditioning has unveiled Aspen Heat Pumps, a new division specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps.

City Refrigeration creates over 300 UK jobs 10 November 2009
SOME 320 jobs are to be created by Glasgow firm City Refrigeration.

Montreal talks put HFC decision on ice 10 November 2009
A DECISION on whether to include the phase down of HFCs within the remit of the Montreal Protocol has been put on ice until the Kyoto Protocol meeting in Copenhagen on December 6-18.

Nomination deadline for acr engineers approaches 10 November 2009
THE closing date for nominating your favourite acr engineer for the Institute of Refrigeration's lifetime achievement award is fast approaching.

Samsung recalls 32,000 fridges in China 10 November 2009
SAMSUNG has added China to the list of countries subject to a product "recall" of its domestic refrigerators.

Sainsbury's retrains 200 engineers for CO2 fridge changes 09 November 2009
SAINSBURYS has pledged to switch to CO2 fridges in all its stores by 2030 and plans to retrain and hire 200 engineers to do the work.

ACR 'desperately under-funded' says SIRAC professor 03 November 2009
A 'VAST INCREASE' in the level of research funding for the acr industry is needed if it is to fully understand the impact it makes on climate change, argues acr academic Graeme Maidment.

Carrier sells CCAC to Filipino firm 02 November 2009
CARRIER has sold its controlling stake in Concepcion Carrier Air Conditioning (CCAC) to its Filipino joint venture partner Concepcion Industries.

Panasonic's official offer for Sanyo expected this week 02 November 2009
PANASONIC is to make an official offer for Sanyo this week when it receives final overseas clearance.

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