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News Archive - May 2014

Space Air appoints new AHU sales manager 29 May 2014

Space Airconditioning, the Guildford based Daikin distributor, has appointed Steve Shefford as applied system sales manager with responsibility for the extensive Daikin AHU range of products.

Klima-Therm makes two appointments 29 May 2014

Klima-Therm has announced two new appointments to target strategic growth.

Bitzer recruits new director 29 May 2014

Bitzer has appointed James Cullen as its new director scroll product management.

US investigates Chinese R134a dumping 27 May 2014

UNITED STATES: The US Department of Commerce (Commerce) has confirmed that it will be investigating claims of R134a from several Chinese businesses breaching antidumping laws, following a formal complaint from Mexichem Fluor.For the purpose of ...

VAT continues to fuel black economy 27 May 2014

More than 55% of all home owners have requested cash-in-hand building work to avoid paying VAT according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, said: “This research confirms what we ...

ACRIB welcomes finalisation of new F-Gas Regulation 23 May 2014

ACRIB, representing UK refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry has welcomed the publication this week of the new F-Gas Regulation in the Official Journal on 20 May 2014. This means that the existing F-Gas Regulation will be repealed ...

IsoCool tackles children’s disease… and scores! 23 May 2014

Process cooling experts IsoCool and manufacturer M&H Plastics went head-to-head in a friendly charity football match on Saturday 17th May in order to raise money for the children’s charity, Batten Disease Family Association. The nail-biting ...

Buffaload Logistics appoints new sales director 23 May 2014

Buffaload Logistics, the Cambridgeshire-based temperature controlled logistics operator has appointed Graham Usher to its sales and operational team.With over 25 years’ experience in trailer sales, Graham is well known throughout the transport ...

Strong outlook for manufacturing 23 May 2014

Activity in the UK manufacturing sector remained solid in May, and output is expected to rise strongly in the next three months, the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey shows. Output volumes continued to grow at the same rate as in the previous two ...

Fujitsu announces the closure of Wave 23 May 2014

In a strong indication of its confidence in its remaining distributors, Fujitsu General has decided to close Wave Air Conditioning, the previously wholly owned distributor that was bought by them in 2009.Says Ian Carroll, sales and marketing ...

Daikin Emura wins red dot award for product design 21 May 2014

Daikin Emura has won the prestigious 2014 red dot award for product design in the air conditioning category.

Daikin Europe funds planting of 100,000 trees 21 May 2014

Daikin Europe NV is donating €50,000 to plant 100,000 trees despite missing its target of 100,000 ‘likes’ for its Facebook page on Earth Day 2014.

JS Air Curtains launches training webinar 20 May 2014

JS Air Curtains is to offer a 45 minute webinar that will provide online training to consultants, contractors and facilities managers on air curtain system design, selection, controls and potential applications.

B&ES Yorkshire helps Sailfree charity 20 May 2014

The B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) Yorkshire Region has made a £2,000 donation to the Sailfree charity at Otley Sailing Club.


Krone assists McNally Logistics 19 May 2014

Kro Trailers UK has supplied a Profi Liner to McNally Logistics of County Meath, Ireland.

Coolsuredoors unveils website 19 May 2014

Specialist door manufacturer for retail chiller cabinets coolsuredoors has launched a corporate website at

British engineering team wins heat pump award 19 May 2014

Dr Andrew Pearson and a team from Star Refrigeration have won the Rittinger Medal for breakthrough heat pump technology that fights climate change.

CDL launches online training programme for air conditioning installers 15 May 2014

Cool Designs has launched an online video training programme to update the skills of air conditioning installers and service engineers.

New VP of sales and marketing at Danfoss Turbocor 15 May 2014

Danfoss Turbocor Compressors has appointed Terry Sutherland as vice president of sales and marketing.

Frigesco flash defrost system wins international award 14 May 2014

Frigesco’s flash defrost system for cold rooms and refrigerated cabinets has won a prestigious international award at Clean Equity Monaco 2014.

ICOM creates new BIM working group 14 May 2014

ICOM (Industrial and Commercial Energy Association) has created a new BIM Working Group and is working in collaboration with CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) to develop a suitable information structure.

AREA elects new board members 14 May 2014

A new board of directors was elected by members of AREA (Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association) for 2014-2016 at its General Assembly meeting from 9-10 May in Padua, Italy.

Mitsubishi Electric unveils new national apprenticeship scheme 08 May 2014

Mitsubishi Electric is launching a national apprenticeship scheme to train air conditioning engineers of the future.

Sainsbury’s profits increase 07 May 2014

Sainsbury’s has seen a 16.3% rise in pre-tax profits to £898m for the 52 weeks ending 15 March, while like-for-like sales increased by 0.2%.

Nortek completes acquisition of Thomas & Betts’ hvac business 07 May 2014

Nortek has completed its acquisition of the hvac business of Thomas & Betts Corporation for approximately $260m on a cash and debt-free basis.

Hill Phoenix invests in Space Engineering Services 06 May 2014

Space Engineering Services has entered into an investment agreement with Hill Phoenix, a Dover Company based in the US. The investment in Space Engineering, which was completed today, will also see the current management team remaining with the ...

Airedale appoints new area sales engineer 06 May 2014

Airedale has recruited Andy Parkes as area sales engineer for the West Midlands.

Star Refrigeration Group announces new US subsidiary 06 May 2014

Star Refrigeration Group has launched a new US subsidiary, Azane Inc, based in San Francisco.

Waterloo enjoys double digit growth 01 May 2014

Waterloo Air Products has revealed that it expects to double its growth in 2014.

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