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News Archive - February 2011

Bitzer and AHT sign up for the ACR Show 24 February 2011
LEADING compressor manufacturer Bitzer and ground-breaking commercial refrigeration company AHT are the latest big names to sign up for the ACR Show 2012. These two flag-ship companies join a host of other recent big-name additions which have included Advanced Engineering, Testo and Refco in the past few weeks.

Thermoelectric cooling research receives cash injection 24 February 2011
A US company has received a $10m investment into its on-going research into thermoelectric technology for use in refrigerators.

Epta buys coldroom manufacturer Misa Sud 23 February 2011
COMMERCIAL refrigeration manufacturer the Epta Group has purchased Italian coldroom manufacturer Misa Sud SpA.

Airedale appoints product development director 22 February 2011
Global air conditioning manufacturer Airedale has appointed George Hannah as product development director, leading Airedale's expanding programme of new product development. His appointment follows the retirement of Airedale director of engineering Bill Coates last year.

AMP and FM join forces 22 February 2011
HERTS-based MHI and Fujitsu distributor FMAC Group has merged with its holding company AMP, the Toshiba distributor and design and technical support group.

AREA call for waste and energy reduction 22 February 2011
AREA, the European refrigeration and air-conditioning contractors' association, has produced an advisory document for European decision-makers outlining the contribution that the industry can make to reducing energy use and wastage.

Supporters encouraged by ice factory report 21 February 2011
SUPPORTERS fighting to preserve the Grimsby Ice Factory are undeterred by the news that it could cost up to £5m to preserve the historic building and its unique, 80-year-old refrigeration equipment.

New Carel manufacturing plant in Brazil 16 February 2011
Refrigeration, air conditioning and humidification control supplier the Carel Group, leaders has opened a new manufacturing plant in Brazil. The new site in the Valinhos industrial district around 100km north-west of Sao Paulo features high technology systems, including automatic assembly, soldering and test equipment and covers an area of more than 1,000 sq m.

Jim Gale appointed group MD at Weatherite 16 February 2011
Weatherite Group has announced the appointment of Jim Gale to the newly created position of group managing director.

ACR News Awards - The winners' shortlist announced 16 February 2011
Today the judges have met, argued over the entries and decided on the shortlist of finalists for this year's ACR News Awards.

ACR News Awards - Judgement Day 15 February 2011
THE judges convene tomorrow (Wednesday) to decide the shortlist of winners for this year's ACR News Awards. The companies who have successfully won through to the final will be announced here first, on this website, tomorrow afternoon.

AHR organisers hit the jackpot in Las Vegas 15 February 2011
AN IMPROVING US economy and an exciting new venue are said to be behind the success of the 2011 AHR Expo held at the beginning of this month.

Chillventa changes dates 11 February 2011
THE ORGANISERS of the Chillventa air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition in Nuremberg have changed the dates of the 2012 event.

Now developers withdraw HFO chiller 11 February 2011
A WEEK after announcing the introduction of a chiller to run on the new HFO refrigerants, the developers have withdrawn the product pending "further development work".

Air on, Ayr off 07 February 2011
HEAT pumps have had to clear many regulatory and funding hurdles to gain acceptance as a renewable technology, so it's perhaps appropriate that the product should lend its name to a steeplechase.

Trio face jail for refrigerant release 04 February 2011
IN WHAT is thought to be one of the first such cases of its kind, three thieves in Georgia, USA, convicted of stealing copper coils for scrap from air conditioning units, have pleaded guilty to additional charges of conspiring to release ozone-depleting substances.

British companies stand by HFO chiller development 03 February 2011
THE British companies behind the development of the first chillers to run on the new "fourth generation" HFO refrigerants are forging ahead with their plans despite claims from Danfoss Turbocor that its compressor has not been validated to use with these new gases.

Graham Garner to retire 02 February 2011
GRAHAM Garner, a former md of such well-known refrigeration names as Westward, Radfords and Carrier, is to retire after 39 years in the industry.

Coldroom hardware from Oxford 02 February 2011
OXFORD Hardware, the commercial catering and refrigeration hardware supplier, has been appointed exclusive UK distributor of the Italian Intertecnica range of coldroom latches and hinges.

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