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News Archive - May 2011

Recovery to continue this year 31 May 2011
LAST year's recovery in the hvacr industry in Europe looks set to continue in 2011, according to Eurovent Market Intelligence (EMI).

Cold Service moves into distribution 31 May 2011
LEADING refrigeration and air conditioning company, Cold Service Group, has established Cold Service Distribution to provide refrigeration contractors and food retailers with access to a range of display cabinets, counters and equipment from Pastorfrigor and Pastorkalt.

Panasonic appoints new technical specialist 31 May 2011
PANASONIC continues to expand its Heating & Cooling business in the UK with the appointment of former Oceanair Distribution director David Livingstone as technical specialist.

Sabroe and National Refrigerants join the ACR Show 31 May 2011
COMPRESSOR manufacturer Sabroe and refrigerant distributor National Refrigerants are just two of the latest big-name exhibitors to join the line-up for the ACR Show 2012.

EIA calls on the UN to end HFC23 credits 24 May 2011
THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the UN to end emission offset credits for destroying the high GWP gas HFC23, a by-product in the manufacture of the refrigerant R22.

Walter Meier sells its Climate UK business 20 May 2011
WALTER Meier (Climate UK) Ltd, is to be purchased by Italian air conditioning and heat pump manufacturer Climaveneta. A subsidiary of the Swiss humidification group Walter Meier AG, the Solihull-based UK company is also a major distributor of Hitachi chillers.

Acquisition will support UK distributors 20 May 2011
ITALIAN air conditioning and heat pump manufacturer Climaveneta has said that it sees the purchase of Walter Meier (Climate UK) as a further step in its growth strategy and an opportunity to support its UK distribution network.

Toshiba to buy Landis+Gyr 19 May 2011
TOSHIBA has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire equity of Swiss energy management company Landis+Gyr AG.

Trainers forum for CO2 courses 17 May 2011
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) will host a trainers forum on Monday 4 July for training providers and managers to discuss the changing education market in the wake of the passing of the F Gas individual certificate deadline.

Defra asks for input on greenhouse gases emissions 16 May 2011
Businesses and investors are being asked for their views on the most effective way to improve the reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Two more die in legionnaire's outbreak in Glasgow 16 May 2011
Health officials are now treating the situation in Glasgow as an outbreak following the deaths of two more people, bringing the death toll to three.

WR Refrigeration gains F-Gas certification 16 May 2011
ALL WR Refrigeration engineers have successfully completed F-Gas certification three months ahead of the mandatory deadline.

CIBSE leads Part L review 16 May 2011
CIBSE is leading the non-domestic working group advising the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) on the planned changes to Part L for 2013.

Logicool strengthens Hitachi technical expertise 10 May 2011
SIMON Holden is the latest addition to the expanding team at air conditioning distributor Logicool.

Capital Cooling to distribute Pastorfrigor 10 May 2011
EDINBURGH-based Capital Cooling is to distribute the commercial refrigeration products of Italian manufacturer Pastorfrigor and its sister company Pastorkalt.

Joint ACRIB / SKILLcard for refrigerant handling launched 09 May 2011
The engineering services SKILLcard and the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB) have launched a joint ACRIB/SKILLcard scheme.

MicroGroove Technology plan June webinars 06 May 2011
Sponsored by the International Copper Association, the free webinars will describe the recent developments in the use of smaller-diameter, inner-grooved copper tubes in coils for air conditioning & refrigeration applications.

Public health inquiry into rise in legionnaires' disease in Scotland 06 May 2011
A sudden increase in cases of legionnaires' disease in Glasgow has prompted a public health investigation.

G & L Beijer report 13% sales increase 06 May 2011
G & L Beijer, the Swedish refrigeration and air conditioning business, saw sales rise by 13% in the first quarter of this year.

New staff and engineering department at Space Air 06 May 2011
Daikin distributor Space Air conditioning has recruited numerous staff across departments as part of a realignment of responsibilities at the company.

Rhodia returns record profits as take-over looms 06 May 2011
SOLVAY'S bid for Rhodia is likely to be concluded towards the end of July, Rhodia chief executive Jean-Pierre Clamadieu has revealed at a press conference to announce record first quarter profits.

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