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News Archive - October 2011

Acr industry will exceed emission reduction targets, says EPEE 28 October 2011
A NEW study by EPEE suggests that the European refrigeration and air conditioning industry will exceed the emission reductions targets set by the EC.

MHI in ac joint venture with Chinese retailer 26 October 2011
MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries has established a residential air conditioning sales joint venture with China's largest home appliance retail chain Suning Appliance.

Register for the ACR Show to win an iPad2 25 October 2011
VISITORS to the ACR Show at the NEC in March have the chance to win an iPad2.

Daikin opens European Development Centre in Ostend 24 October 2011
DAIKIN'S manufacturing site in Ostend will now become the r&d centre for all future European product developments following a €13m investment in technology and infrastructure.

Bosch plans take over of Chinese manufacturer Oak 24 October 2011
GERMAN heating products manufacturer Bosch Thermotechnology is to acquire Chinese ventilation/air-conditioning systems manufacturer Oak for an undisclosed sum.

G & L Beijer completes United Refrigeration purchase 20 October 2011
SWEDISH refrigeration wholesaler G & L Beijer, owners of Dean & Wood, has completed its acquisition of United Refrigeration's wholesale operations in France and the UK.

Germans inflame debate over 1234yf 20 October 2011
THE introduction of HFO-1234yf as the replacement for R134a in car air conditioning systems continues to cause controversy and deep divisions of opinion in Germany.

Waitrose to open second biomass energy centre 20 October 2011
A BIOMASS energy centre to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes a year is being developed for Waitrose's new store in Bracknell.

Refrigerated display cabinet market to hit $5.34bn by 2017 18 October 2011
A NEW report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. suggests that the world market for refrigerated display cabinets (RDC) will boom in the coming years.

Mitsubishi Electric is cool in Düsseldorf 18 October 2011
WE HAVE the O2 Arena and the Labatts Apollo, now Mitsubishi Electric has joined the list of companies sponsoring cool concert venues.

Frascold invests €4m in HFO compressor production 17 October 2011
FRASCOLD has invested €4m in its factory as part of a major development programme which includes adding new HFO compressors to existing HC and CO2 compressors.

IoR urges industry to help save the Ice Factory 14 October 2011
THE Institute of Refrigeration is urging its members and the industry at large to join in the fight to help save the Grimsby Ice Factory.

Millar scoops bronze at WorldSkills 11 October 2011
STUART Millar, representing the UK refrigeration and air conditioning industry, scooped a bronze medal at the WorldSkills tournament in London this weekend.

Embraco reaches price-fixing settlement in New Zealand 11 October 2011
COMPETITION commisioners in New Zealand have agreed to a settlement with Embraco in the latest chapter of a refrigeration compressor price-fixing saga which has seen a string of cases following raids by anti-trust authorities on a number of manufacturers' offices across Europe, the US and Brazil in February 2009.

Increasing HFC production in China 11 October 2011
WITH demand for HFCs still rising around the world, a number of top producers have acted to increase supplies into the Far East.

ACR News Awards – deadline November 30 10 October 2011
ENTRIES are still being sought for the ACR News Awards 2012 which are to take place during the ACR Show at the NEC in March.

Tecumseh Europe returns to UK market 10 October 2011
TECUMSEH Products Company has announced the opening of a new UK sales office in Uxbridge to handle its range of refrigeration and air conditioning products.

ACR Show seminar topics open for discussion 10 October 2011
THE ACR Show, the UK's only refrigeration and air conditioning exhibition, is inviting feedback on proposed seminar topics for next year's event.

Danfoss to plead gulity in price-fixing conspiracy 05 October 2011
DANFOSS Flensburg GmbH, formerly Danfoss Compressors GmbH, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $3m criminal fine in the US for its role in the international compressor price-fixing conspiracy.

F-Gas Company Certification numbers grow 03 October 2011
NO MORE than 15% of companies are still to achieve full company certification under the F-gas regulations, according to latest figures from F-Gas Support. This marks a huge improvement on the situation on the July 4 deadline day when only around 50% of companies had upgraded to the mandatory full certification, leaving around 2,500 companies trading illegally.

G & L Beijer completes Toshiba distribution deal 03 October 2011
SWEDISH refrigeration wholesaler G & L Beijer AB has completed its transaction with Carrier Corporation regarding the new distribution deal for Toshiba heating and air conditioning products across 11 European countries.

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