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News Archive - December 2010

Still time to enter the ACR News Awards 21 December 2010
THERE is still time to enter the ACR News Awards 2011. Closing date for entries for this prestigious biennial event has now been extended to Monday January 31st.

ACR Show welcomes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 21 December 2010
MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries is the first of the large Japanese air conditioning manufacturers to book space at the new ACR Show that will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from March 13-15 2012.

Beijer to buy SCM Frigo 21 December 2010
WITH the ink barely dry on the contract to acquire Carrier's refrigeration wholesaling operation in Thailand, the Swedish wholesaler G & L Beijer has announced its intention to buy the Italian refrigeration equipment manufacturer SCM Frigo.

GEA to buy German compressor manufacturer Bock 20 December 2010
GEA Refrigeration Technologies is to buy German refrigeration compressor manufacturer Bock for an undisclosed sum. A family-owned business headquartered in Frickenhausen, Bock has more than 300 staff, and additional manufacturing sites in the Czech Republic, India and China.

Tesco confirms CO2 system failure at Walkden 14 December 2010
TESCO has now confirmed that it was joint failure on a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system that caused the "explosion" at the Tesco Extra supermarket in Walkden, Greater Manchester, yesterday.

CO2 refrigeration thought to be involved in Tesco "explosion" 13 December 2010
Unconfirmed reports are suggesting that a CO2 refrigeration system was responsible for the "explosion" at the Tesco Extra supermarket in Walkden, Greater Manchester, yesterday.

Eight people treated after fridge incident at supermarket 12 December 2010
EIGHT people are said to have been treated by paramedics and four sent to hospital after an incident at a Tesco Extra supermarket in Walkden Greater Manchester on Sunday (12/12/10).

Dave Gillett to leave Searle 10 December 2010
DAVE Gillett, md of GEA Searle, is to leave the company after 36 years with the Fareham-based heat exchanger manufacturer.

HVCA's Robert Higgs to step down 10 December 2010
HVCA chief executive Robert Higgs is to retire from the Association after 38 years' service.

Daikin to bid for US manufacturer 07 December 2010
DAIKIN is rumoured to be considering a revised offer for US hvac manufacturer Goodman Global, after having a $3.6bn offer rejected, according to news sources.

G&L Beijer set to buy Carrier's Thai wholesale operation 07 December 2010
SWEDISH wholesaler G & L Beijer, the parent company of leading UK wholesaler Dean & Wood, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Carrier's refrigeration wholesale operation in Thailand.

Customs seize over 108 tonnes of refrigerant 02 December 2010
OVER 108 tonnes of illegal refrigerant has been seized by customs officers around the world in a special operation code-named Sky-hole Patching II.

Carrier has CO2 refrigeration contained 01 December 2010
CARRIER'S Transicold transport refrigeration business has come up with a system to use CO2 in container refrigeration systems.

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