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News Archive - October 2014

Gram recruits new account manager 30 October 2014

Gram has appointed David Nisbet as its new account manager for Scotland and Ireland to help grow the business, maintain existing relationships and develop new partnerships.

Cool-Therm to offer spare parts for Turbocor chillers 29 October 2014

Cool-Therm Ltd has acquired AC Air Con Ltd, the specialist supplier of chiller and compressor parts.

Daikin to launch CPD-accredited Future Thinking seminar series in November 29 October 2014

As part of its Future Thinking programme, created to encourage those who work in building services to think about the issues that will affect the industry in the next few years, Daikin UK is inviting building services engineers and engineering consultants to attend one of its forward-thinking, CPD-accredited HVACR seminars across the UK.

Cool-Therm opens new Midlands office 29 October 2014

Cool-Therm Ltd has opened a new Midlands office at the prestigious University of Wolverhampton Science Park.

IoR to host International Refrigeration Conference on Natural Refrigerants in 2016 29 October 2014

The Institute of Refrigeration will be hosting the International Institute of Refrigeration’s 12th Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluid Conference in the UK in August 2016.

Beijer sees sales increase in quarter three 23 October 2014

Beijer Ref has published its results for the third quarter of 2014 which reveal a 6.4% increase in net sales to SEK1,947.4m and a 7.6% rise in operating profit to SEK157.8m.

Dunham-Bush develops BIM objects 23 October 2014

Dunham-Bush, the designer and manufacturer of temperature control solutions, has engineered an in-house solution to provide end users and specifiers with BIM (Building Information Modelling) objects and families not only for standard but also for specially designed heating and cooling products.

Logistics firm continues to expand 22 October 2014

Family-owned firm Buffaload Logistics has 15 years’ experience in the temperature-controlled sector and has been pursuing ambitious growth plans.

First Choice Refrigeration appointed as approved CAREL stockist 22 October 2014

First Choice Refrigeration Spares has been appointed as an approved UK stockist of the CAREL range of refrigeration equipment controls developed for the retail market.

Fläkt Woods gains Carbon Trust accreditation 22 October 2014

Fläkt Woods has received accreditation as a Carbon Trust supplier in recognition of its strong track record in designing and delivering high quality HVAC products.

Eykel joins LJJ board 20 October 2014

Building services specialist, LJJ, has promoted Philip Eykel to its main board as the company’s new operations director for the southern region.The move follows significant growth at LJJ, which has seen the company’s turnover increase to £40 million ...

Construction's booming future 20 October 2014

The construction industry will grow 23% by the end of 2018 and contribute £12 billion to the UK economy over the next two years alone, according to the latest Construction Products Association Autumn Forecasts. Dr Noble Francis, Economics Director ...

Carrier convenes cold chain summit 20 October 2014

Against the backdrop of World Food Day, Carrier is launching its inaugural “World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste” in London on 20 November. The conference will convene global leaders in academia, government and business to discuss food waste ...

BITZER unveils latest developments at Chillventa 2014 16 October 2014

BITZER is presenting innovative compressor solutions at Chillventa this week.

Kilfrost showcases heat transfer fluids at Chillventa 2014 16 October 2014

Kilfrost is demonstrating the benefits of inhibited glycols for use in refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump systems at Chillventa this week.

Viessmann introduces new CO2 evaporator 16 October 2014

Viessmann has launched a new evaporator which uses CO2 as refrigerant, making it compliant with the latest F gas regulations, as well as energy efficient and environmentally friendly, fast to assemble and easy to maintain.

AREA publishes guide to the new F-gas Regulation 16 October 2014

AREA, the European organisation of air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump contractors, has issued a guide on the new F-gas regulation.

RDM unveils more than 20 new product innovations at Chillventa 16 October 2014

Resource Data Management is launching a raft of new products at this year’s Chillventa and introducing a number of important developments to existing products.

Trane ‘Acceleration Now European Tour’ arrives in the UK 16 October 2014

The company is hitting the road to bring its commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions to its customers in France, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, UK, Ireland and Switzerland.

KRIWAN presents innovations in diagnosis and energy efficiency 15 October 2014

KRIWAN is presenting new products, new areas of application and new perspectives at this year’s Chillventa.

KRIWAN appoints new managing director 15 October 2014

On 1 July, Dr Christian Ellwein was appointed managing director of KRIWAN Industrie-Elektronik GmbH by corporate partner Friedrich Kriwan and the company’s advisory board.

Danfoss showcases the future of cooling 15 October 2014

At this years’ Chillventa exhibition, Danfoss puts the spotlight squarely on the main challenge for the cooling industry in the coming years and decades: How to reduce the emission of harmful gases without compromising wellbeing, efficiency and commercial growth.

Airedale International brings energy saving cooling solutions to Chillventa 2014 15 October 2014

Airedale International has returned to Chillventa 2014 with many of its innovative cooling products.

Tecumseh celebrates 80th anniversary and launches new products 15 October 2014

This year leading commercial refrigeration firm, Tecumseh Products Company, is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

Enex appoints Green Cooling as UK distribution partner 15 October 2014

Italian manufacturer Enex, a leader in the design and manufacture of packaged CO2 refrigeration equipment, has appointed Green Cooling as its UK distribution partner.

Embraco unveils new family of professional compressors 15 October 2014

Embraco is launching a new family of compressors with higher energy efficiency, larger cooling capacity and reduced acoustic impact for commercial refrigeration equipment.

Lokring presents innovative tube connection technology 15 October 2014

At Chillventa this week Vulkan Lokring is presenting its tube connection technology for the installation and repair of plug-in refrigerators.

Powrmatic offers low noise condenserless air conditioning 15 October 2014

Powrmatic has launched the Vision 2.3 twin duct, condenserless heat pump air conditioner and says it offers exceptionally low noise levels, Class A efficiency and a stylish contemporary design.

F-gas solutions - the app 15 October 2014

In 2014 our industry is once again facing the challenge of new developments, such as the end of reclaimed HCFCs and new F-gas regulations. Climalife, part of the Dehon Group which celebrated its 140th anniversary at Chillventa, has launched a ...

EIA asks retailers to shut the door on open fridges 14 October 2014

Leading High Street retailers are being urged to do their bit for the climate by closing the door on open refrigerated display units.

Trane and Honeywell address greenhouse gas emissions at Chillventa 14 October 2014

Trane and Honeywell have announced that they are working together to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

Ziehl-Abegg wins recognition from Spanish Embassy 14 October 2014

German motor and fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg has been recognised by the Embassy of Spain for its commitment to foreign co-workers through a project entitled ‘Germany – Land of Ideas’.

Graeme Acton of BITZER retires 14 October 2014

BITZER UK’s Graeme Acton has retired after 14 years with the company.

CPA survey reveals continued growth in construction product sales during Q3 14 October 2014

According to the Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey, there has been continued growth in UK sales of construction products in the third quarter of 2014.

Desco invests in next generation of engineers 14 October 2014

Building services engineering design consultancy, Desco, is helping to combat skills shortages in the construction industry by supporting young engineers in their future careers.

Borahurst continues to expand 14 October 2014

Borahurst is a multi-award winning mechanical services company based in Reigate, in Surrey, and is currently expanding.

New survey reveals best air conditioning firms to work for 09 October 2014

According to a new survey by specialist HVAC recruitment consultants Thornhvac, sales professionals in the air conditioning sector prefer to work for companies that offer good service and technical support.

Mitsubishi Electric launches pioneering VRF system 09 October 2014

Mitsubishi Electric has launched the City Multi YLM VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) range of air conditioners.

McQuay expands sales team 08 October 2014

McQuay UK Ltd has recruited two new sales team members as part of its strategic growth strategy.

Ray Gluckman launches new consultancy 07 October 2014

One of the refrigeration industry’s best known figures, Ray Gluckman, has launched a new consultancy specialising in refrigeration, energy efficiency and climate change.

Food machinery supplier expands 06 October 2014

Boyd Food Machinery, the supplier of used, refurbished and new equipment, has established new office and warehousing facilities in Belfast and Co Waterford, Ireland.

A-Gas launches new CO2 analysis and testing service 06 October 2014

In partnership with Sainsbury’s, A-Gas has introduced a new carbon dioxide (R744/CO2) analysis and testing service, which aims to improve the monitoring of CO2 refrigeration system performance.

Daikin sponsors CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 06 October 2014

Daikin UK is sponsoring this year’s CIBSE Young Engineers Awards as part of its newly launched Future Thinking campaign.

GSH Group wins three-year New York contract 06 October 2014

GSH Group, the facilities and energy management company, has been awarded a three-year contract worth around $2.7 a year with the New York City Department of Correction.

CAREL appointment will promote energy solutions to design sector 06 October 2014

CAREL has appointed Michael Leach to its Climate Division with responsibility for Applied Products and Technical Solutions.

TF Solutions reports record breaking summer sales 06 October 2014

Air conditioning and refrigeration distributor TF Solutions says that this year’s hot summer has helped to make the 2014 season one of its best ever.

Keysource appoints client services director 06 October 2014

Keysource, the data centre design, build and management specialist, has appointed David Young as client services director.

Dean & Wood partners Reflok 01 October 2014

National Wholesaler Dean & Wood has cemented a new supply chain partnership with Reflok, the aluminium pipeline system for refrigeration and air conditioning.John Billson, managing director of Dean & Wood said: “With Howard Noble at the helm,...

Haier to use Honeywell insulating material in refrigerators 01 October 2014

Honeywell has announced that appliance manufacturer Haier will adopt its new low-global-warming-potential Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in China to help insulate and increase the energy efficiency of its refrigerators.

Legionella prevention: new qualifications introduced 01 October 2014

New qualifications have been launched to help organisations to prevent the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and the multiplication of legionella bacteria.

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