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News Archive - November 2014

Pipe Center and Climate Center celebrate long serving staff 26 November 2014

Pipe Center and Climate Center have launched a Hall of Fame to honour and celebrate long-serving staff who make an outstanding contribution to the company and industry.

BRA revises guidance 26 November 2014

The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has revised its Jointing of Copper Pipework for Refrigeration Systems Specification & Procedures for Manual Torch Brazing and Brazer Assessment. 

Countries move towards global agreement on super greenhouse gases 26 November 2014

The international community moved a step closer to a deal on eliminating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) at a meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris last week.

Specialist food and hospitality cold store provider launches 26 November 2014

Specialist food and hospitality cold store provider launches A well-regarded specialist in cold store provision, Steve Prior, has announced the launch of Cold Store Rentals, a new specialist food and hospitality refrigeration company, which he has ...

CRS rolls out new national network 26 November 2014

Carrier Rental Systems (CRS) has rolled-out a new national sales network and made a number of new appointments to support strategic growth plans.

Urgent need for more women engineers 26 November 2014

In a post on Facebook earlier this week, Labour leader Ed Milliband described the lack of female engineers in the UK as “a matter of national embarrassment”. Mr Milliband also said that thousands of female ...

Obituary: Ron Baker 25 November 2014

Ron Baker, who was FETA director general from 1985 up to his retirement in 1998, died suddenly on 18 November.Mr Baker joined FETA following a career in the Royal Air Force and presided over the early discussions on the Montreal Protocol on ...

Commercial and retail construction contracts hit new high 25 November 2014

According to new results published on 20 November by Barbour ABI, the value of commercial & retail construction contracts awarded in October reached its highest level in two years.

Torin-Sifan celebrates 50th anniversary 25 November 2014

Torin-Sifan, a leading producer of energy efficient fan technology to the European air movement industry, is celebrating 50 years of British manufacturing with the completion of its new EC manufacturing and technology centre at Pagoda Park in Swindon.

Toshiba training centres shortlisted for CIBSE award 19 November 2014

Toshiba Air Conditioning’s new national network of training centres has been shortlisted for CIBSE’s highest training accolade, as part of the Institute’s Building Performance Awards 2015.

Lecture will say that engineers should look to the arts 18 November 2014

According to Sir John O'Reilly, who will give the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Mountbatten Memorial Lecture on 20 November 2014, engineers should embrace the arts.

Pipe Center and Climate Center expand estimating team 18 November 2014

Pipe Center and Climate Center have expanded their central estimating team to provide a faster turnaround on project quotations and support continued growth.

ebm-papst unveils new German production facility 18 November 2014

ebm-papst is opening its new €15m production facility in Mulfingen-Hollenbach, Germany, after a construction period of just seven months.

Daikin UK introduces future thinking content hub 18 November 2014

Daikin UK has launched a new interactive website and content hub for building services engineers 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 years ahead. 

ebm-papst opens new German production facility 13 November 2014

ebm-papst is opening its new €15m production facility in Mulfingen-Hollenbach, Germany, after a construction period of just seven months.

Honeywell welcomes presidents' environmental commitments 13 November 2014

Honeywell has welcomed the environmental commitments made by President Obama and President Xi recently announced.

New ASERCOM certification programme gets underway at Chillventa 13 November 2014

The refrigeration industry needs security – that was the consensus reached by more than 250 visitors to the 2014 Chillventa Congressing Programme.

Starfrost celebrates 30th anniversary and unveils new headquarters 13 November 2014

Starfrost is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and has just relocated its UK headquarters and manufacturing base to a new purpose built facility at Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft, in Suffolk.

Trimble acquires Amtech 11 November 2014

Trimble has announced today that it has acquired privately-held Amtech Group Limited based in Milton Keynes, from Primary Capital Limited and senior management. Amtech is a market leader in mechanical, electrical and plumbing construction industry ...

AMP doubles sales of air conditioning units 11 November 2014

Expanding independent distributor AMP has reported a dramatic increase in sales of Toshiba air conditioning units following a company-wide sales initiative.

IsoCool appoints new agent in Saudi Arabia 11 November 2014

IsoCool has appointed a new Saudi agent, Al Raya.

Thermo King offers new choices to cut emissions 10 November 2014

Thermo King, the manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has announced that it will offer its intermodal and marine transport refrigeration customers a choice on how and when to reduce their own greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint.

IsoCool launches chiller hire service in response to demand 10 November 2014

Following growing demand for chiller hire, IsoCool is offering numerous rental options across its extensive Eurochiller series of air-cooled and precision water chillers.

Investment in R&D helping to futureproof HVAC in the UK 04 November 2014

Continued investment in research and development is helping companies to stay ahead of legislative and commercial demands, according to Armstrong Fluid Technology.

McQuay unveils new website 04 November 2014

McQuay UK has launched a new, responsive website at to maximise visitors’ experience whether they’re accessing the page via their computer, smartphone or tablet.

Airedale welcomes visitors from Uruguay 04 November 2014

Airedale International, which exports to more than 60 countries around the world, has recently welcomed clients from Uruguay.

Leading manufacturers attend Pipe Center and Climate Center conference 03 November 2014

Representatives from 35 of the industry’s leading manufacturers recently attended the Pipe Center and Climate Center’s annual conference, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.The ...

IET links up with MPs and female engineers to tackle skills shortage 03 November 2014

As part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which starts today (3 November) and aims to change perceptions of engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is working with MPs and inspirational female engineering role models to tackle the engineering skills shortage.

Autumn and winter training courses offered by LG 03 November 2014

Air conditioner manufacturer LG strongly believes, as technology advances rapidly, training is more important now than ever.

Daikin sponsors CIBSE webinar 03 November 2014

Daikin UK is sponsoring CIBSE’s next CPD accredited webinar called Future Proofing HVAC Design to Deliver Excellence in Lifetime Operation on Thursday 6 November at 1pm, 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.

Industry hails apprenticeship trailblazers scheme 03 November 2014

The plumbing and heating industry has welcomed the Government’s announcement about new apprenticeship trailblazers for plumbing, as part of the third phase of its successful Trailblazers scheme.

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