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News Archive - March 2014

B&ES president warns of recovery pitfalls 27 March 2014

Bruce Bisset, president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), has reminded industry colleagues in the USA that, traditionally, more firms go to the wall during a recovery than fail in the depths of a recession.

Conference highlights the need to retrofit 26 March 2014

Facilities management leaders are calling for British businesses to get serious about retrofitting to energy-saving equipment in their facilities, instead of chasing "green bling" buildings, if they want to meet emissions targets and save money.

CIBSE 2014 Young Engineers Awards call for entries 26 March 2014

CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has announced that its 19th Young Engineers Awards, sponsored by Ruskin Air Management and Daikin UK, are now open for entries with a closing date of 31 July.

Airedale appoints northern area sales manager 24 March 2014

Airedale International has appointed Jonathan Jones as northern area sales manager.

Weger Air Solutions UK acquires Thermal Technology (Sales) 24 March 2014

Weger GmbH has been selling its air handling unit ranges in the UK for the past decade through Thermal Technology (Sales) Limited. Now a new company, Weger Air Solutions UK, has acquired the assets of Thermal Technology (Sales) Limited and is planning to increase sales.

Tesco announces joint venture with Tata in India 24 March 2014
Tesco has entered into an agreement with Trent Limited, part of the Tata Group, to form a 50:50 joint venture in Trent Hypermarket Limited (THL), which operates the Star Bazaar retail business in India.

Report predicts boom in Indonesian air conditioning market 24 March 2014
According to a report published by TechSci Research, the Indonesian air conditioning market is set to grow by 13% between now and 2018.

BSRIA confirms speakers for briefing 24 March 2014

BSRIA has revealed the speakers for its Briefing at The Brewery on 14 November this year.

Manor Concepts names new operations director 20 March 2014

Manor Concepts has appointed Martin Corken as operations director.

Advanced Engineering links up with University of Surrey 20 March 2014

Advanced Engineering is working with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Surrey in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

ACE secures contract with Scottish Prison Service 20 March 2014
ACE Refrigeration has won a three year service and maintenance contract with the Scottish Prison Service.

Associations welcome Budget boost for housebuilding and manufacturing 20 March 2014
The Construction Products Association (CPA) has welcomed the Chancellor's 2014 Budget Statement announced yesterday (19 March), which backs British manufacturers and builders.

FSW launches new branch in Hull 19 March 2014

FSW, the specialist nationwide air conditioning distributor, has opened a new purpose-built, 6,000sq ft branch in Hull.

Countdown begins to CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 18 March 2014
This year's annual CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium will host more than 60 presentations and papers covering themes, ranging from occupant comfort, to the building performance gap and improving the energy efficiency of future cities.

Sainsbury's reports fall in sales 18 March 2014
Sainsbury's has reported its first fall in sales for nine years in its fourth quarter trading statement for the 10 weeks to 15 March.

Autech Carrier to supply air conditioning for Brazilian trains 17 March 2014
According to a report in the Korea IT Times, Autech Carrier (formerly Carrier Korea) has agreed a joint venture deal with Brazilian company Unicoba, through which it will supply air conditioning for trains operated by the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Train Company (CPTM).

SDEA launches new identity 17 March 2014
The Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) has introduced a new, colourful logo, which also carries the words 'bringing out the best in retail', as part of its strategy for continued growth and success.

Manor Concepts welcomes Bedfordshire's Lord-Lieutenant 17 March 2014
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, has visited Manor Concepts in Sandy as part of her role as business ambassador for Bedfordshire.

Budget 2014: Industry professionals call for greater investment in infrastructure 17 March 2014
According to a survey by specialist built-environment job site, increased investment in large-scale infrastructure is top of the list of priorities of built environment professionals, ahead of this week's Budget announcement.

LU-VE wins with Dean & Wood 17 March 2014
LU-VE has been named Dean & Wood's 2013 top supplier.

ONS construction figures underline industry optimism 17 March 2014
New figures from the ONS show that construction output in January was up by 1.8% compared with December.

National Skills Academy restructures for future success 17 March 2014

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies (NSAET) has restructured to ensure it remains a leading authority on environmental technologies and energy efficiency skills development.

Morrisons reports pre-tax loss of £176m 13 March 2014
Morrisons has reported a pre-tax loss of £176m for the year ending 2 February, compared with profit of £879m for 2012/13.

European Parliament ratifies partial ban on F-gases 12 March 2014
The European Parliament has adopted an agreement struck in December to phase-down the use of F-gases.

Solid trading continues at Ocado 12 March 2014
Ocado Group has released its interim management statement for the 12 weeks to 23 February 2014.

Chinese authorities seize counterfeit refrigerants and fine two companies 10 March 2014
Honeywell has revealed that Chinese authorities have taken action against two Chinese companies that fraudulently manufactured and sold counterfeit refrigerants under the Honeywell Genetron brand name for the market in China.

DuPont responds to EC review on testing of HFO-1234yf 10 March 2014
DuPont has responded to the European Commission's final report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) on its review of testing of HFO-1234yf.

US supermarket chains announce merger 10 March 2014
American supermarket chains Safeway and Albertons are to merge under Albertsons' parent company Cerberus.

Pump House recruits technical manager 10 March 2014
Pump House has appointed Laurence James as technical manager of Flexi Support Systems.

CIBSE accreditation for Fujitsu course 10 March 2014
Fujitsu Air Conditioners has received accreditation from CIBSE for its Continuing Personal Development (CPD) course on VRF Application and Design.

B&ES teams up with BCIA to host joint industry conference 10 March 2014
The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) and the Service & Facilities Group of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) have linked up to develop a one-day pan-industry conference.

IOR hosts 114th Annual Dinner 05 March 2014
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) held its 114th Annual Dinner on 20 February at the Grange Hotel in London.

BCSC says Green Deal needs to work for commercial property 05 March 2014
According to the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), the Green Deal is not fit for purpose for the commercial property sector.

Cold Control's HR manager gets on his bike for charity 04 March 2014
Cold Control's HR manager Lee Grant, his brother Adam and three friends are set to cycle 1300km, from Alresford in Hampshire to Norrteljia in Sweden, to raise £10,000 to share between three charities: Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, R4FT and CRY.

Fire at GEA Searle 04 March 2014
A huge fire at GEA Searle in Fareham, Hampshire, broke out late Wednesday night (26 February).

Grimsby Ice Factory in three-part feature 04 March 2014
A three-part history of the Grimsby Ice factory is being featured on the Cooling Post website.

BSRIA awards honorary membership to Andrew Eastwell 03 March 2014
BSRIA's outgoing chief executive Andrew Eastwell has been made an honorary member of the association.

Airedale International's parent completes acquisition of Barkell 03 March 2014
Airedale International's parent company, Modine Manufacturing Company, has announced that it has now completed the acquisition of Consett-based manufacturer of custom-built air handling units, Barkell Ltd.

PACAIR expands business 03 March 2014
PACAIR, the bespoke design and air conditioning supplier, has expanded its operation to enhance its ability to support new and existing customers with its dedicated, customer-focused approach.

Airedale International launches gateway to the Middle East 03 March 2014
Airedale International has now officially established its gateway to the Middle East following a launch event at its Dubai Airport Freezone office on 19 February.

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