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News Archive - July 2014

HRP and Samsung broaden distribution agreement 29 July 2014

HRP and Samsung have extended their distribution agreement for Samsung Air Conditioning products in the UK.

Samsung opens training centre 29 July 2014

Samsung UK has opened a new training centre in Chertsey, Surrey to complement its existing training centre in Mansfield.Don Shin, Samsung vice president sales and marketing (home appliances and air conditioning, Europe) opened the centre alongside ...

Toshiba and Cool Designs attempt world record for charity 28 July 2014

General manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, David Dunn, has teamed up with Cool Designs and other distributors, Dysk and GT Phelan and AMP, for a world record attempt to play five football matches in five nations in 48 hours, raising a substantial ...

A1 changes corporate branding 28 July 2014

A1 Refrigeration Installation has changed its corporate branding to A1 Engineering Solutions.

FETA announces new appointments 28 July 2014

FETA has made a number of new appointments.

Bitzer to build new corporate HQ 23 July 2014

Bitzer has announced that it is building new corporate headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany, close to its current head office.

B&ES “more than just a trade association” says new president 22 July 2014

Construction and building engineering services are living through an era of unprecedented change, according to Andy Sneyd, newly elected president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES).

Sneyd elected B&ES president 18 July 2014

Andy Sneyd has been elected president of B&ES for 2014/15.A chartered engineer and a fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers with a Master of Science degree in building services engineering, Mr Sneyd has over 25 years’ ...

TF Solutions appoints new technical services engineer 18 July 2014

TF Solutions, the UK’s leading air conditioning and refrigeration distributor, has announced the appointment of Lewis Jones to the position of Technical Support Engineer. Mr Jones' new role will span the whole of the UK and supports TF Solutions’ ...

FETA celebrates 30 years 18 July 2014

The historic and glamorous Savoy Hotel in London provided the backdrop for a drinks reception to celebrate FETA’s 30th anniversary.The Pinafore Room interior is the oldest in the hotel, dating back to 1926, and it was used by Winston Churchill for ...

BSRIA comments on cabinet reshuffle 17 July 2014

BSRIA has responded to this week’s Government’s Cabinet reshuffle in which Amber Rudd has replaced Greg Barker in a Ministerial role at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Fish processing facility converted to operate on high efficiency HFC refrigerant 17 July 2014

A spiral freezer plant at a Grimsby fish processing facility is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK to be converted to operate on the new high efficiency ...

Waterloo gains ISO 14001 certification 17 July 2014

Waterloo Products has achieved ISO 14001 certification.

Young professionals in construction dissatisfied with salary and benefits 15 July 2014

According to a new survey by, despite signs of recovery in the construction sector, more than half (58%) of professionals aged under 30 are not satisfied with their current salary.

B&ES elects president for 2014/15 14 July 2014

Andy Sneyd has been elected president of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) for 2014/15.

HRP announces appointment of new director 14 July 2014

HRP has appointed Dugie McKerrow as director of air conditioning brands, as part of a strategy to increase support to the market and drive sales in new areas.

CPA names new policy director and deputy chief executive 14 July 2014

CPA names new policy director and deputy chief executiveThe Construction Products Association (CPA) has appointed Peter Caplehorn as its new policy director and deputy chief executive.

Manor Refrigerated Cabinets expands refurbishment department 14 July 2014

As part of its ongoing strategy to grow the business, Manor Refrigerated Cabinets has expanded its cabinet refurbishment department based at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Sandy.

FETA names Beattie as new CEO 11 July 2014

The FETA board has chosen Russell Beattie to succeed Cedric Sloan when he retires in September 2014.After a successful military career, Mr Beattie was the chief executive of the John Smith Trust, working with various government institutions to ...

Bitzer CO2 training course proves a hit 08 July 2014

Bitzer recently held a two-day CO2 course (transcritical) at its training centre in Rottenburg, Germany, which attracted considerable interest from the industry.

New Ref wholesale branch launches in Exeter 07 July 2014

Ref Wholesale has now opened the doors of its new branch in Exeter.

Carrier puts new team in place for London sales 07 July 2014

Carrier has introduced a new sales structure for the London region.

Carel product featured on unauthorised android app 07 July 2014

Carel UK has become aware that some of its products are being featured on an android app called Brass Monkey’s Engineers Wizard.

B&ES Publications introduces updated TR/19 07 July 2014

B&ES Publications has launched an updated TR/19 Guide to Good Practice - Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, which offers guidance on the testing and cleaning of ventilation systems to meet required standards.

AMP raises over £7,000 in charity bike ride 07 July 2014

A team from AMP, the Toshiba air conditioning distributor, took part in this year’s London to Brighton charity cycle ride and raised more than £7,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

Mitsubishi Electric introduces new CPD guides 07 July 2014

Two new CPD-certified guides covering the London Plan and Part L of the Building Regulations have been launched by Mitsubishi Electric.

ESS takes engineers to Italy 03 July 2014

Last month heat pumps and hvac distributor ESS (Environmental Site Supplies) took a group of UK consulting engineers to experience the best of Italian engineering design.

NASA launches satellite to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide levels 03 July 2014

This week NASA has launched a satellite to track CO2 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA.

Epta acquires Cold Service Group in the UK 02 July 2014

Epta has acquired Cold Service Group, the specialist in the design, installation and maintenance of turnkey refrigeration and air-conditioning systems in the UK, effective from 1 July.

Hubbard Products to develop sustainable alternative to vehicle refrigeration 02 July 2014

Hubbard Products has been chosen as the developer of a new and sustainable approach to vehicle refrigeration.

US Environmental Protection Agency proposes approval of new refrigerants 02 July 2014

In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to increase the options for refrigerants in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer.

United Refrigeration rebrands as RW Refrigeration Wholesale 02 July 2014

Beijer Ref, the European refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaling company which acquired United Refrigeration wholesale in 2011, has renamed the business RW Refrigeration Wholesale.Since the acquisition Beijer Ref has taken the business from a ...

UK reports strong growth for June 02 July 2014

According to the latest Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for June, the UK has reported strong growth in output, new orders and jobs.

Integral relocates refrigeration business headquarters 02 July 2014

Integral UK has relocated the headquarters of its national refrigeration business to new, purpose-built premises in Birstall, Leicester.

TF Solutions wins with England 01 July 2014

Ocado Group reports first half profit 01 July 2014

Ocado has seen a 15.6% increase in gross sales to £442.4m for the 24 weeks ending 18 May 2014 compared to the same period last year.

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