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News Archive - April 2011

Miami man pleads guilty to R22 smuggling 28 April 2011
A 34-YEAR-OLD man in Miami has pleaded guilty to knowingly importing approximately 278,256 kg of illegal R22.

Emerson sees the light 28 April 2011
Spectroline's UV leak detection dye is reported to have been approved for use with Emerson's Copeland compressors, making it the only third-party additive approved by Copeland.

FSDF celebrates 100 years 27 April 2011
THE Food Storage & Distribution (FSDF) celebrates its centenary this year with a celebration lunch, golf day, and culminating in a centenary conference in September.

Coca-Cola creates Igloos in India 26 April 2011
TO help customers cool-off in India this summer Coca-Cola have come up with the Brrr experience, placing artificial igloos in shopping malls across the country to give patrons the chance to cool off in an icy-cold atmosphere.

Solvay's bid reflects buoyant market 26 April 2011
SOLVAY's recent €6.6m bid for fellow refrigerant manufacturer Rhodia could be a precursor to further such deals this year, according to financial analysts, as the sector experiences increased profitability and continued consolidation.

ACR Show tipped as a sell-out 26 April 2011
THE ACR Show is well on course to sell out. With a year to go to the industry's new exhibition, the ACR Show sales team has broken through the 1500 m2 barrier.

A-Gas secures investment for expansion 21 April 2011
A-Gas is set to execute a rapid expansion strategy in the UK and internationally after securing a significant investment from leading mid-market private equity firm LDC, in a deal worth £70 million.

Ingersoll Rand confirms Hussmann sale discussions 21 April 2011
INGERSOLL Rand has confirmed its intention to sell its Hussmann refrigerated display case equipment business.

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Only one Oceanair 19 April 2011
OCEANAIR UK Ltd, the Nottingham-based ac distributor has expanded its business into the south following the closure of its sister company Oceanair Distribution.

RDM case controllers adopted by US food retailer 19 April 2011
RDM, has made a significant advance in the US market following adoption of its refrigerated case controllers by food retailer Fresh & Easy.

Following the retail code could cut emissions by 20% 19 April 2011
THE Carbon Trust has now published its draft code of conduct for retail refrigeration systems which aims to reduce the estimated 7.3MtCO2e per year produced in this industry.

Prince's Regeneration Trust joins fight to save the Grimsby Ice Factory 19 April 2011
THE Prince's Regeneration Trust has become involved in attempts to save the Grimsby Ice Factory and the 80-year-old refrigeration equipment it contains.

WR Refrigeration is new distributor for Arneg 15 April 2011
WR has become an approved distributor of ARNEG, giving them access to the Italian company's range of chilled and frozen cases and cabinets, designed for the retail sector.

Countdown to the RHI 13 April 2011
TWO months ahead of the anticipated parliamentary approval of the RHI scheme, the Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Institute (ACHPI) says that installers are giving the scheme a cautious welcome ahead of further details being released.

Robot air conditioner to star in India 12 April 2011
A TRANSFORMER-style robot air conditioner with a a secret passion for cleanliness could become a favourite TV character in India.

RDM's first international conference for global distributors a success 06 April 2011
RDM, has held its first international distributor conference at its headquarters in Glasgow. The two-day event drew together senior representatives from the company's growing international network, which now covers the US, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Turkey and Malaysia.

Arctic ozone loss hits record levels 06 April 2011
DESPITE efforts to phase-out ozone depleting gases like CFCs and HCFCs, depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic has reached an unprecedented level this spring, according to the UN's World Meteorological Organisation.

Walter Meier Group acquires JS Humidifiers 06 April 2011
HUMIDIFICATION specialist JS Humidifiers has been acquired by the Swiss climate and manufacturing technology group Walter Meier.

GEA given go-ahead to complete Bock takeover 04 April 2011
GEA says it will retain the Bock name and make Bock's Frickenhausen manufacturing site its "competence centre" for small compressors.

Airedale and Gram take top product awards 01 April 2011
OVER 300 people from all sectors of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry saw Airedale International's Turbochill Freecool chiller crowned as air-conditioning product of the year in this year's ACR News Awards.

Roberts delighted at scooping award 01 April 2011
GLENN Roberts, managing director of Gram, has expressed his delight at winning the ACR News Refrigeration Product of the Year Award.

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