News Archive - December 2014

Driving demand in building services 22 December 2014

The ACR Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham in 2016, from 16-18 February.

Keysource approved as auditor 22 December 2014

Data centre design and build specialist Keysource has been approved as an official auditor for the DCA Data Centre Certification Scheme.

Johnson Controls makes senior appointment 22 December 2014

Johnson Controls has appointed Patrick Roubi as vice president and general manager Building Efficiency Europe & Africa, effective from 1 February 2015.

Sentinel Commercial appoints technical sales engineers 22 December 2014

Sentinel Commercial has appointed two more technical sales engineers as it continues its rapid expansion.

TROX staff donate Christmas gifts to charity 22 December 2014

TROX staff donate Christmas gifts to charity 130 staff based at TROX UK’s headquarters in Thetford are donating gifts to the Norfolk-based young person’s charity, BREAK.

Wolseley UK offers PayPal Here devices 22 December 2014

Wolseley UK has teamed up with PayPal in the UK to sell PayPal Here devices for £49.95, which it says is currently the lowest price anywhere in the UK.

Jet Environmental launches maintenance division 22 December 2014

Jet Environmental, the provider of energy-efficient heating, ventilation and cooling systems for large volume, open plan spaces, has launched its maintenance division, Jet Maintain.

Pipe Center and Climate Center create new trading team 18 December 2014

Pipe Center and Climate Center have created a new trading leadership team.

CDL supports Winter Coat Amnesty 16 December 2014

Toshiba distributor Cool Designs is supporting Crisis Christmas by becoming a collection station for local charity, the Winter Coat Amnesty.

Report calls for different approach to promote engineering to teenagers 15 December 2014

A new report published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is calling for a wholesale change in the way engineering is promoted in schools, to target different student groups.

Airedale International extends training programme to Middle East 15 December 2014

Airedale International has embarked on a data centre design and maintenance training programme in the Middle East as part of its continued commitment to supporting customers and business partners in the region.

Fläkt Woods hosts technical symposium 15 December 2014

Fläkt Woods held a Technical Symposium at the Building Centre in London on 11 December 2014.

Condair unveils new website 15 December 2014

Condair, formerly JS Humidifiers, has launched an innovative new website at

DuPont updates refrigerant comparison software 11 December 2014

DuPont has now made an updated version of its Refrigerant Expert 4.0 (DuPrex 4.0) refrigerant comparison software available on the new Opteon homepage to mark the sales launch of its new Opteon product range.

Ocado publishes Q4 trading statement 11 December 2014

Ocado Group has released its trading statement for the 16 weeks to 30 November 2014.

BITZER launches Refrigerant Report 18 11 December 2014

BITZER's latest Refrigerant Report is now available.

Greenpoint UK achieves ISO 9001 accreditation 11 December 2014

Following its official launch in April 2014, Green Point UK has now achieved ISO 9001:2008 accreditation.

Manor Refrigerated Cabinets and coolsuredoors work with MAS 11 December 2014

Manor Refrigerated Cabinets and coolsuredoors are working in collaboration with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) to improve manufacturing processes.

Ingersoll-Rand set to acquire FRIGOBLOCK 09 December 2014

Ingersoll-Rand plc has entered into an agreement to acquire FRIGOBLOCK for €100m.

AREA presents its Vision & Strategy 2020 05 December 2014

AREA, the European organisation of air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump contractors, has published its Vision & Strategy 2020, which identifies six key areas for a striving RACHP contracting sector.

ACR News Customer Service Award now open for voting! 05 December 2014

The ACR News Customer Service Award is run purely online, with nominations and voting done by anyone and everyone within the acr industry. This year's nominations are laid out below, and voting is now open. The closing date is the 31 January, and ...

Waterloo celebrates long serving employees and recruits new staff 05 December 2014

Waterloo Air Products is celebrating its long serving members of staff and investing in new talent to drive its future growth.

Klima-Therm and LH make three new appointments 05 December 2014

Klima-Therm and its sister company LH plc, the Wimbledon-based air conditioning and chiller specialist, have announced three appointments as part of a strategic growth plan.

Frigesco gets DECC funding for flash defrost system 05 December 2014

Frigesco has been awarded new DECC funding of £102,000 to develop the flash defrost system for use in air source heat pumps.

Industry responds to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 04 December 2014

 Following Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement yesterday (3 December), industry bodies have responded to the measures outlined with mixed views. 

ACR News Awards shortlist announced 04 December 2014

Judging for the ACR News Awards took place yesterday, with a panel of six judges. Roger Borer, Graeme Fox, Dr Ed Hammond, Barry Lyons, Ewen Rose and Terry Seward all considered each of the categories and and narrowed the entrants down to shortlist. ...

Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances names First Choice as a preferred supplier 04 December 2014

Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances (GDPA) has chosen First Choice Catering Spares Ltd as one of its preferred suppliers of genuine spare parts.

IET links up with Disney UK and Lego to tackle skills shortage 03 December 2014

To coincide with the release of its new animation adventure film, Big Hero 6, the Walt Disney Studios has joined forces with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to champion the 2014/15 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition.

Fujitsu makes new appointment 03 December 2014

Colin Goode has been appointed product and specification manager for all Fujitsu air conditioning products, from three-pipe VRFs to single splits.

HRP launches information website and blog 02 December 2014

HRP has launched an information website and blog led by ‘F-Gasman’ to help raise awareness among contractors of the new obligations after 1 January 2015.

Wolseley UK launches Clearance 02 December 2014

Wolseley UK has introduced a Clearance Center website through which more than 3,500 lines of discounted stock can be accessed by anyone at the click of a button.

BITZER launches new guide to F-Gas Regulations 02 December 2014

Following the introduction of the new Regulation (EU) 517/2014 in June 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases, BITZER UK has published a new guide that discusses its key elements.

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