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News Archive - February 2009

Cool stars shine at ACR News awards 2009 26 February 2009
The paparazzi were out in force on the red carpet Wednesday night snapping the great and the good from the acr industry who gathered for the 2009 ACR News Awards.

Shutler and Ling leave Denco 23 February 2009
GEA DENCO's managing director Mark Shutler and operations director Derek Ling are leaving the firm at the end of February.

Danfoss says "top management unaware" of any cartel links 23 February 2009
DANFOSS says top management is unaware of any possible compressor price fixing, following anti-trust raids of the company's offices.

Danfoss offices raided by anti-trust authorities 19 February 2009
DRAMATIC raids have been carried out at Danfoss sites in Denmark, Germany and the United States as part of investigations into suspicions of a global compressor market cartel.

March brings birth of Daikin and Gree's China-based firms 19 February 2009
JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is pushing ahead with its joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Gree to establish two new companies in China by mid-March.

Embrace a worrying but interesting 2009 says IoR president 17 February 2009
2009 brings worrying, challenging and interesting times which the ACR industry must embrace said Institute of Refrigeration's president Jane Gartshore

Black market in gases could flourish warns agency 17 February 2009
A BLACK market in banned ozone-depleting gases could thrive after the Europe-wide phase-out, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has warned.

Nothing personnel but REFCOM to run company registration 16 February 2009
REFCOM has been named by DEFRA as the body responsible for company certifications, a legal requirement under the F-gas regulations, but the government has rejected industry pleas for a register of personnel.

Hitachi appoints NRW as UK distributor 13 February 2009
HITACHI has announced the addition of NRW Ltd as UK distributor for Hitachi's DX split system and VRF equipment.

IOR dinner is still on course 10 February 2009
THE Institute of Refrigeration has reassured those attending this week's annual dinner that it will be going ahead as usual, despite the venue owners going into administration.

Stars in their ice: SkillFRIDGE 2009 talent sought 10 February 2009
IF your colleague didn't win it last year, don't fret, for the coolest competition in the acr world -SkillFRIDGE 2009- is gearing up to find this year's worthy young talent.

ACR News awards tickets almost sold out! 10 February 2009
RECORD table sales means tickets for the ACR News awards 2009 on February 25 are nearly sold out.

BRA calls EIA's 'Chilling facts' biased 10 February 2009
THE British Refrigeration Association has slammed a recent survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) into supermarket refrigeration systems, which criticised supermarkets for the global warming impact of their refrigeration systems.

More training centres offer F-gas courses 05 February 2009
AS reported in ACR news last December, F-gas courses have begun running in the UK. Now details of the first 18 centres to offer the new courses are available.

Panasonic suffers 84% profit fall and cuts 15,000 jobs 04 February 2009
PANASONIC Corp. is getting rid of 15,000 jobs and closing 27 plants around the world after operating profits for the third quarter fell 84% to 26.4 billion yen, when compared to 2007.

G&L Beijer completes Carrier ARW purchase 03 February 2009
SWEDISH group G & L Beijer has acquired Carrier's refrigeration wholesale business operations in Europe and South Africa ('Carrier ARW') .

MBO for SPG 02 February 2009
SUPERMARKET refrigeration specialist, SPG has been under independent ownership for the past 20 years, but a handful of its senior managers have carried out a management buy out of the firm.

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