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News Archive - November 2013

Waterloo set its sights on growth 26 November 2013
Waterloo Air Products has appointed Rachel Roots as the company’s new business development manager.

Ed Davey outlines outcome of COP 19 climate change talks 25 November 2013
Following the COP 19 international talks on climate change held last week at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has outlined the outcome.

HRS to launch offices in Australia 25 November 2013
Heat transfer specialist HRS Heat Exchangers is to open new offices in Australia in January 2014.

Cool-Therm confirms new appointments 21 November 2013
Cool-Therm has made two new appointments to support future growth plans.

Manufacturing growth strongest in almost 20 years 21 November 2013
Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector was the strongest for 18 years according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey. Both the size of total order books and the pace of output growth over the past three months were the highest recorded since 1995, showing the recovery in UK manufacturing is accelerating.

Chris Monson honoured by BSRIA 20 November 2013
BSRIA is pleased to announce that Chris Monson of Trend has been awarded Honorary Membership of BSRIA. This is only the eighth time this honour has been awarded in the 58 year history of the Association and the award is made to recognise an extraordinary contribution to the Association and the independent promotion of best practice in the building services industry.

BSRIA chooses Daikin Chiller from Space Air 20 November 2013
When one of their existing test house chillers failed, BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association) chose to source a replacement from Daikin Distributor, Space Airconditioning plc.

Paul Lockwood joins Fujitsu VRF team 20 November 2013
Paul Lockwood has joined the Fujitsu VRF team as VRF specification manager, reporting to VRF business manager Tony Nielsen.

Integral on the path to growth 20 November 2013
Integral UK has revealed ambitious plans to grow in the refrigeration sector following the acquisition of a major part of WR Refrigeration’s business.

Crane Services acquired by REEL 20 November 2013
Crane Services, the Midlands-based overhead lifting solutions specialist, has been acquired by REEL (UK) a subsidiary of the French owned REEL SAS. The announcement today by managing director Rob Lewis comes after several months of talks and negotiations.

Optimism rises at record rates 19 November 2013
Optimism about the business situation rose at the fastest pace since records began in 1988 among small and medium-sized manufacturers, on the back of improving demand and output, according to the CBI’s latest SME Trends Survey.

Broader growth ahead 19 November 2013
The latest Construction Trade Survey shows that activity in construction rose for the second consecutive quarter in Q3. Furthermore, this growth was reported by firms across all areas of the industry; building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers and product manufacturers.

Airedale International opens Moscow office 12 November 2013
Airedale International Air Conditioning has established an office in Moscow, which will enable it to strengthen its operations in Russia and the CIS in line with its ambitious plans to increase exports.

Hawco joins Facebook 11 November 2013
Hawco is now on Facebook at

Dupont and Daimler on KBA final report 08 November 2013
“KBA confirms once again that its testing produced no adequate evidence of a serious risk related to HFO-1234yf." Thierry Vanlancker, president of DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, has said following the publication of the final report on testing of HFO-1234yf by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA).

Confidence to Invest is Critical 08 November 2013
The Chancellor’s upcoming Autumn Statement is an opportunity for government to address key challenges facing the construction products industry and strengthen the fragile signs of recovery, said Chairman Geoff Cooper before an audience of nearly 600 senior industry leaders and government officials at the Construction Products Association’s Autumn Lunch.

Retail finally on the rise 07 November 2013
The UK retail sector is beginning to feel the effects of the nation’s fledgling economic recovery as demand to rent premises jumped considerably during the third quarter of the year, says the latest RICS Commercial Property Survey.

Keysource takes to Airedale 07 November 2013
Keysource, a leading data centre design and build specialist, has signed a supply agreement with Airedale International Air Conditioning.

Small businesses need simpler finance schemes, says FMB 04 November 2013
Finance schemes designed to help construction SMEs need to be simplified if they are to aid the economic recovery, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to a National Audit Office (NAO) report that criticises the Government for its confused approach towards business funding.

Introducing the Customer Service Award for frontline staff 04 November 2013
As a direct response to popular demand, ACR News is proud to launch the Customer Service Award. This Award is aimed specifically at frontline acr staff - those people on the ground that deal with the customer on site or on the telephone.

EPB non-compliance costs taxpayer millions 04 November 2013
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is highlighting a significant case where the lack of enforcement of Energy Performance of Building Regulations (EPB Regulations) has cost taxpayers £5.7m. At a time when energy policy is one of the most serious issues facing government, CIBSE argues that this non-compliance can be overlooked no longer.

BSRIA appoints new chief executive 04 November 2013
Julia Evans will take over the role as chief executive of BSRIA in May 2014 when Andrew Eastwell takes retirement from the company.

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