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News Archive - October 2015

BSRIA study reveals changing technology for data centre cooling 29 October 2015

BSRIA has published a new market study which shows that – with the CISCO Cloud Index forecasting – data centre traffic will grow at 23 per cent CAGR, reaching 8.6 zettabytes by 2018.


Mike Nankivell of Space Air to retire 29 October 2015

 After some 45 years in the HVAC industry, the last 16 of which have been with the Daikin distributor, Space Air, Mike Nankivell has announced he will be retiring at the end of 2015.


Construction output falls in third quarter 28 October 2015

According to the latest ONS figures, released yesterday (27 October), highlighted a decline in construction activity during the third quarter of the year.


BPMA and EMA to develop better pump understanding 28 October 2015

The BPMA has announced that it will be working with the Energy Managers Association (EMA) on the production of a ‘buyers guide’ specifically formulated for energy managers, facilities managers, estate managers and procurement teams.


Klima-Therm and Gree win HVR Award 28 October 2015

Klima-Therm and Gree have won a second major industry award for the development and commercialisation of the world’s first photo-voltaic-powered centrifugal chiller.


Foster Refrigerator staff wear pink for charity 28 October 2015

Staff at King’s Lynn-based Foster Refrigerator, dressed in pink and ate pink cakes on 23 October for ‘Wear it Pink’ day, a UK-wide fundraising event on behalf of the Breast Cancer Now charity.


SMI continues to expand sales team 28 October 2015

Paddy Hanson is the latest person to join the expanding sales team at Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI).


Investment in skills and innovation will help energy efficiency market succeed 26 October 2015

A new study into the energy efficiency market – encompassing solar panels, wall insulation, smarter boilers etc. - has found that investment in training, public awareness and innovation of industry business models are vital for the sector’s ...


Gram’s Go Green Summit set the sustainable scene 23 October 2015

A long standing topic for debate in the foodservice arena – sustainability – was tackled head on this month as Gram UK, supported by Winterhalter hosted the very first Go Green Summit, at sustainable venue The Charlotte Street Hotel, London.Joined ...


Education system won’t keep up with technological change 23 October 2015

Demand for engineers continues to rise but over half (53 per cent) of employers are struggling to recruit suitably skilled staff, says the 2015 Skills & Demand in Industry report. Published today by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (...


Stuart Freeman joins Big Foot Systems 23 October 2015

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems has appointed Stuart Freeman as commercial manager for Europe.Mr Freeman brings with him a wealth of industry experience after 27 years in the construction industry. He joins Big Foot Systems from fan manufacturer ...


Keysource responds to demand for specialist support 23 October 2015

Keysource, the expert in business critical environments, has appointed a senior industry specialist to head up its fast growing Critical Facilities Management Division. The appointment is in response to increasing demand from organisations who ...


Heathrow opens its doors to B&ES 23 October 2015

Heathrow opened its doors to a group of 35 representatives of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), who received an in-depth briefing on the technical challenges that regularly confront Europe’s business airport.Included in ...


Directory of China’s natural refrigerant industry published 22 October 2015

As part of its premium GUIDE+ series of in-depth market intelligence publications, market accelerator shecco has published its first ever Business Directory on China’s Natural Refrigerant industry, which is now available for purchase.


B&ES hosts annual North West Golf Day 22 October 2015

The B&ES’ North West Region recently held its annual golf day at the Pikefold Golf Club, Bury, Lancashire.


Adande to invest £4m in Aircell development 21 October 2015

Adande, the refrigeration specialist, has announced that with its consortium partners it will invest more than £4m in the further development of Aircell technology.


BSRIA backs comments from UN chief environment scientist 21 October 2015

BSRIA supports the comments made by the UN’s chief environment scientist, Professor Jacquie McGlade, who has criticised the cuts in support for renewable energy made in the UK.


Danfoss acquires Dutch software company 21 October 2015

Danfoss has acquired the Dutch software company Advitronic Engineering BV.


Eaton-Williams becomes part of Nortek Global HVAC 20 October 2015

Eaton-Williams Group Limited is now part of Nortek Global HVAC in Europe, following the restructuring of business segments by parent company, Nortek Inc.


New Eurovent Code of Good Practice clarifies Directive on AHUs 20 October 2015

Eurovent with its recommendation Eurovent 6-2 – 2015, has published a new Code of Good Practice clarifying the EU Directive on air handling units (AHUs).


Countdown is on to The ACR Show 2016 19 October 2015

Located at the heart of the UK, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, The ACR Show is the only national exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors.


Building Controls Show opens this week 19 October 2015

The UK's only dedicated exhibition for the building controls industry opens its doors at Sandown Park in less than 48 hours, from Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd October.


Johnson Controls joins White House round table 19 October 2015

Johnson Controls joins White House round table On 15 October, Johnson Controls joined a White House round table discussion on actions toward a phase down of high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.


Skills chief issues plea 19 October 2015

The woman tasked with filling Britain’s skills gap is to issue a heartfelt plea to Government and industry to prevent vital experience and ability being lost forever as a result of impending steel closures.


CBI urges Government to prioritise spending on innovation 19 October 2015

The CBI is urging the Government to prioritise innovation and science funding in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR).


Fujitsu sponsors football club 19 October 2015

Fujitsu is sponsoring Brantham Athletic FC with pitch advertising.


AirSource Ventilation celebrates five years 15 October 2015

AirSource Ventilation, the manufacturer of heat pumps and other products for commercial and industrial heating and air conditioning, is celebrating its first five years in business.


Daikin UK donates IT equipment to Africa 15 October 2015

Daikin UK has donated its redundant IT hardware to social enterprise charity, Computers 4 Africa.


Climaveneta targets telecommunications sector 14 October 2015

Over the past few decades increasing attention has been paid to improving energy efficiency inside telecommunications applications.


Carrier Rental Systems gears up for deep freeze 14 October 2015

According to recent weather predictions, the warm autumn spell could give way to one of the coldest winters for many years, with a high risk of significant snowfall.


SKILLcard switches to smart technology 13 October 2015

As part of a strategy to further improve professional standards across the building engineering services industry, the Engineering Services SKILLcard is converting to ‘smart’ technology.


Hubbard Products to move to new site 13 October 2015

Hubbard Products, the Otley - Ipswich, based manufacturer of commercial and transport refrigeration systems, has announced plans to relocate its research, development and manufacturing facilities to a prestigious 50,000sq ft site at Europark, Ipswich.


Thermo King acquires Celtrak 12 October 2015

Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has acquired Celtrak.


Cordant Services makes two appointments 12 October 2015

Cordant Services has made two key appointments that will complete its strategic leadership team.


Dearman and Hubbard Products agree technology partnership 08 October 2015

Clean cold technology company, Dearman, has agreed a technology partnership with Hubbard Products, a leading European designer, manufacturer and supplier of commercial cooling equipment.


LG unveils new training academy 07 October 2015

LG has celebrated the official opening of its training academy at its new headquarters in Brooklands with an open day attended by the media, distributors, installers, contractors and team members.


R22 ban affecting 50% of contractors, survey reports 07 October 2015

A recent survey of air conditioning contractors and installers has found that the R22 ban is impacting businesses eight months after it was introduced.


Tesco sees group profits fall 07 October 2015

Tesco has announced its interim results for the first half of its financial year (26 weeks ending 29 August 2015) which show group operating profit of £354m, a fall of almost 55% compared to the same period last year.


BSRIA to host Soft Landings seminar 07 October 2015

BSRIA is holding a Soft Landings and Government Soft Landings convergence seminar on 6 November, at the Royal Marriott Hotel in Bristol.


Arctic Circle gets a Royal visit 07 October 2015

Arctic Circle welcomed HRH The Duke of Kent KG to its site in Rotherwas on 1 October as part of a day spent in Hereford.


Pump House hosts southern fishing day 06 October 2015

Pump House’s first ever Southern Fishing Day, sponsored by Fujitsu, proved a great success, despite a certain lack of fish.


New IET president wants to boost number of women engineers 06 October 2015

Naomi Climer, the new president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), wants to see more engineering employers consider introducing a range of measures including quotas to boost the number of female engineers.


Obituary: Heinz Trox 05 October 2015

Heinz Trox, the majority shareholder of TROX GmbH, died on 1 October 2015, aged 81.


IIR International conference abstract deadline extended 05 October 2015

In response to demand, the organising committee of the 12th IIR International Conference has announced an extension to the abstract submission deadline.


Manufacturers optimistic for year ahead despite weakness in exports 05 October 2015

According to the latest State of Trade Survey from the Construction Product Association (CPA) for the third quarter of 2015, construction product manufacturers’ sales increased for a tenth consecutive quarter.


Güntner unveils new Romanian plant 05 October 2015

As part of expansion plans, the Güntner Group has opened a new manufacturing facility in Sibiu (Hermannstadt) in Romania.


BPMA offers training on pumping fundamentals 05 October 2015

BPMA is offering a selection of traditional lecture-based courses, starting with basic pumping fundamentals and progressing to the more advanced disciplines of pump hydraulics and pump systems.


Igloo opens new Hinckley depot 05 October 2015

Igloo, the refrigerated courier expert, has opened a new depot in Leicestershire in response to growing customer demand.


Johnson Controls and Hitachi complete joint venture 01 October 2015

Johnson Controls, Hitachi, Ltd and Hitachi Appliances Inc have completed their global joint venture agreement and will now begin operating as Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning with immediate effect, providing global customers with a full range of world class air conditioning products and technology.


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