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News Archive - April 2014

Fläkt Woods names new VP for UK and Ireland 29 April 2014

Fläkt Woods has appointed Yan Evans as its new vice president for all UK and Ireland business.

Building recovery under threat warns FMB 29 April 2014

According to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the economic recovery in the SME construction sector is under threat from rising building costs and material shortages.

Stephen Gill Associates wins Asia-Pacific Stevie Award 29 April 2014

Stephen Gill Associates has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the New Business Service of the Year category at the first annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

Reflok Europe is launched following success of piping system 28 April 2014

Following the increasing success of the Reflok aluminium piping system, a new company, Reflok (Europe) Limited has been formed.

LG appoints head of Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions 28 April 2014

LG has named Jody Lees as head of Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions.

British Safety Council backs World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28 April 2014

The British Safety Council is supporting the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which is taking place today.

Embraco expands global production of high efficiency compressors for Europe 28 April 2014

Embraco has announced that by 2015 it will increase global production of Embraco Fullmotion technology compressors by around 140%.

B&ES and Unite reach operative agreement 28 April 2014

According to the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) and the operatives’ trade union Unite, a new agreement will help to provide certainty of labour costs for employers in the sector over the next two-and-a-half years.

CPA survey predicts sales rise in Q2 and in next 12 months 28 April 2014

Sales of construction products rose during the first quarter of the year and are expected to increase further in quarter two and over the next 12 months, according to the latest State of Trade Survey by the Construction Products Association (CPA).

AMP Gives sales team a boost 28 April 2014

Toshiba distributor, AMP, is expanding its sales team to support its continued growth.

Bond opens design centre 25 April 2014

MP Gordon Henderson opened the Bond Group's new design centre today, which includes four test rooms built in accordance with EN23953. Each of the test rooms and the work shop are capable of testing Integral and remote cabinets on our HT/LT pack ...

Green Point launched by Bitzer 25 April 2014

GREEN POINT UK was officially launched on April 24 2014 and established to remanufacture and repair compressors to the highest OEM standards. This covers covering not only all Bitzer products, but also all other major brands.Based at Bitzer UK's UK ...

Private housing sector drives construction recovery 24 April 2014

A revival in the construction industry is being driven by the private housing sector, although skills shortages threaten the pace of recovery, according to the latest RICS UK Construction Market Survey for Q1 2014.

Manufacturers most optimistic since 1970s, says CBI 24 April 2014

Business optimism among manufacturers saw its sharpest improvement since 1973, on the back of strong growth in orders at home and abroad, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

Adcock launches campaign to highlight refrigeration legislation 24 April 2014

Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning has launched a campaign to highlight the issue of new refrigerant legislation that could affect more than 50 per cent of UK commercial properties.

ebm-papst named as energy saving advocate 24 April 2014

Fan manufacturer ebm-papst UK has been named as an official champion of energy saving protocols in data centres.

SMEs still concerned about late payment 24 April 2014

According to the Forum of Private Business, despite positive news on the UK economy, the continuing culture of late payment remains a concern for many small businesses.

BRE now offers BIM Level 2 training 24 April 2014

BRE is now offering a BIM Level 2 Training and Certification Pathway, to help construction professionals develop the necessary skills to meet the BIM challenge and new ways of working.

Humideco appointed UK distributor for DriSteem 24 April 2014

Humideco has been appointed as UK distributor for the innovative DriSteem range of humidifier units.

Kicking off with cool kit 17 April 2014

Thanks to DCI Refrigeration’s sponsorship, its local Meon Milton Biley’s Under 15 football team will soon be kicking off matches in arguably, the ‘coolest’ new kit.The team now has DCI sponsored kit which will be worn in a match for the first time ...

Adcock launches new training centre 17 April 2014

Mr Henry Bellingham, MP for North West Norfolk, has described Adcock’s purpose-built City & Guilds training centre in King’s Lynn as 'incredibly impressive' following his visit to the facility on 11 April.Managing director Phillip Prior, along ...

Daikin Europe targets planting of 100,000 trees 17 April 2014

Daikin Europe NV has pledged to donate €50,000 – enough to plant 100,000 trees – in support of Earth Day’s Green Cities campaign, if it receives 100,000 likes on its Facebook page on 22 April 2014.The money will be donated to WeForest, an ...

Slagmulder replaces Verkempynck as Daikin UK MD 16 April 2014

Dirk Slagmulder has been named as the new managing director of Daikin Airconditioning UK.Mr Slagmulder joins Daikin UK from Daikin Airconditioning South Africa, where he was managing director, overseeing operations from the distributor’s Cape Town ...

CPA calls for supply chain to work to together 15 April 2014

The recovery firmly underway across UK construction presents the right moment for industry and political parties to address persistent and serious challenges facing the entire supply chain through the creation of a new, cross-party manufacturing ...

FETA celebrates 30 years 11 April 2014

Over 600 people attended the 2014 FETA Annual Lunch yesterday, which marked the 30th anniversary of FETA becoming an official entity in the Building Services sector.FETA is the parent organisation of key trade associations ADCAS, BCIA, BFCMA, BRA, ...

Andrews launches hire centre in Grangemouth 11 April 2014

Andrews Sykes Hire has opened a new service centre for its chiller and boiler hire range of equipment. The new service facilities provided by Andrews Chiller Hire and Andrews Boiler Hire will operate out of Andrews Sykes existing Grangemouth depot. ...

Airedale continues to increase exports 10 April 2014

Airedale International says it is beginning to see dividends from its plans to increase turnover through export growth.

Toshiba opens new flagship training centre 09 April 2014

Toshiba Air Conditioning has opened a new national training centre at its headquarters in Leatherhead.The facility is the flagship in a new national network of Toshiba training centres being rolled out during 2014, at 13 Toshiba and distributor ...

Building Controls Show offers free access to industry leading experts 09 April 2014

The Building Controls Show opens its doors for the fourth year running at Sandown Park this October with a number of new product launches set to take place on the show floor.

Kantar Worldpanel reveals slowdown in grocery market 09 April 2014

Grocery market share figures published by Kantar Worldpanel yesterday (8 April) for the 12 weeks ending 30 March, show what appears to be a dramatic market slowdown.

Fujitsu appoints sales and marketing director 08 April 2014

FG Eurofred, the UK arm of Fujitsu Air Conditioning, has appointed Ian Carroll as sales and marketing director.

Airedale’s cooling products shortlisted for awards 08 April 2014

Airedale International has been shortlisted in this year’s Data Centre Solutions for two of its latest high performance cooling products.

Australia: Commercial refrigeration company in administration 08 April 2014

Commercial refrigeration and air conditioning business Nu-Tech Group has entered voluntary administration following challenging times in the construction sector.According to Australian SME website SmartCompany, administrators SV Partners has said ...

Shop prosecuted for fridge noise 08 April 2014

On Tuesday 2 April 2014, Dave’s Discount (Stores) Ltd in Lichfield pleaded guilty to failing to comply with an abatement notice at Stafford Magistrates’ Court.The notice was issued following a complaint about the noise made by two refrigeration ...

Asda to create up to 12,000 new jobs 08 April 2014

Asda owner Walmart has announced that it could create 12,000 new jobs in the UK over the next five years.

Lessons learned to help close the building performance gap 07 April 2014

GE makes breakthrough in home refrigeration technology 07 April 2014

Researchers from GE Appliances in the USA are developing the next advance in home refrigeration technology—magnetic refrigeration (magnetocaloric refrigeration).

Co-operative Food Group to lease pub sites 07 April 2014

The Co-operative Food has agreed a deal to lease 54 pub sites from the Marston’s Plc public house portfolio owned by NewRiver Retail.

CIBSE launches building performance conference and exhibition 07 April 2014

CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) is hosting a major new conference and exhibition addressing building performance and operation on 28 and 29 October at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster.

GSH Group wins contract with Yorkshire Building Society 07 April 2014

Facilities and energy management company, GSH Group, has won a five year contract with Yorkshire Building Society (YBS).It is the first time that YBS has chosen a single supplier to manage its whole estate.

Mitsubishi Electric to open office in Myanmar 07 April 2014

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced that its Singapore-based subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd, will establish a branch office in Yangon, Myanmar.

William Hughes marks 10 years in Bulgaria 07 April 2014

William Hughes is holding an event at its manufacturing facility in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Maintaining the cold chain 07 April 2014

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a report which concludes that meat may be transported at temperatures higher than the current maximum of 7°C without causing additional bacterial growth. However, the report goes on to qualify ...

Julian Brunnock joins Clivet UK 04 April 2014

Clivet UK, a leading European manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, has appointed Julian Brunnock as sales and marketing director. Mr Brunnock, who has 30 years’ experience in the industry, moves from a similar position ...

Cool Solutions reports boom in business 03 April 2014

Cool Solutions Distribution says that it saw exceptional levels of business over this winter, following on from three consecutive years of growth in air conditioning sales.

Eaton-Williams wins Dell award 03 April 2014

Eaton-Williams Group has won an award from Dell for the development of energy saving free cooling.

Australia: Refrigeration company to be tried for employee fatality 02 April 2014

An Australian refrigeration company, Cool Dynamics is to stand trial after one of its employees died in a gas explosion.According to the Herald Sun, Joe Cosentino, a 25-year-old refrigerator mechanic, was killed by the blast outside his Mulgrave ...

ISD sees sales soar 02 April 2014

ISD Solutions has reported record revenues for the year ending 2013, with turnover up 22% to £27 million and growth of 54% for the past five years.

M&S set for further growth overseas 02 April 2014

Marks & Spencer has revealed plans for further international expansion with a focus on opening 250 new stores, growing its food business and increasing its franchise operations.

SDEA reports positive outlook 02 April 2014

Business confidence has increased in the retail display industry, with sales up according to the Shop and Display Equipment Association’s (SDEA) latest half-yearly survey.

F-gas emissions on the increase - slightly 01 April 2014

The latest set of statistics from the Department of Energy & Climate Change show that the UK's greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 3.2 per cent.The report, which provides the latest estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions from 1990-2012, ...

AIM Logistics targets new European markets 01 April 2014

AIM Logistics, the Evesham-based UK and European temperature controlled and container shipping specialist, has expanded its 50-strong vehicle fleet with the addition of three Cool Liners from Krone.Established in 2004 with just two vehicles, AIM ...

Mitsubishi Electric partners BMW PGA championship 01 April 2014

Mitsubishi Electric has announced an official partnership with the BMW PGA Championship, Europe’s flagship golfing tournament, which takes place at the Wentworth Club in Surrey from 22-25 May.The company will be the official Cooling and Heating ...

Wolseley UK acquires two Fusion Group businesses 01 April 2014

Wolseley UK has announced that it has purchased Fusion Provida and Utility Power Systems (UPS), two trading businesses of Fusion Group Ltd.

Mostra welcomes 156,000 visitors 01 April 2014

A total of 156,000 trade visitors from Europe to the Pacific Islands attended this year’s Mostra exhibition in Milan, which ran from 18 to 21 March.

Indian agency wins award for record seizures of R-22 01 April 2014

According to a report on The Hindu website, in the last year India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized a record of more than 241,463kg of the ozone-depleting restricted refrigeration gas R-22, which has been smuggled into the ...

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