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News Archive - November 2015

Industry responds to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 26 November 2015

CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn has responded in detail to the Chancellor’s Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement announced yesterday (25 November) to the House of Commons.

Integral expands into industrial refrigeration 24 November 2015

Integral UK has expanded into the Industrial Refrigeration and HVAC sectors.

Spectronics Corporation makes new appointment 24 November 2015

Spectronics Corporation has appointed Matthew Cowley as sales account manager for its air conditioning and refrigeration product line.

MSPs visit Star’s Glasgow premises 23 November 2015

Labour MSPs Sarah Boyack and Ken MacIntosh visited Star Renewable Energy’s premises in Glasgow on 20 November, following the shipping of its innovative Neatpump, from Glasgow to E.ON’s community energy centre in Cranbrook.

Seminar focuses on successful energy reducing strategies 23 November 2015

Earlier this month fan manufacturer ebm-papst hosted a seminar at its Chelmsford headquarters which looked at energy reducing strategies and initiatives.

ASERCOM publishes guidelines on refrigerant glide 23 November 2015

As a consequence of the EU F-gas regulation ((EU) No 517/2014), future synthetic refrigerants for refrigeration with a low global warming potential will be to a large degree non-azeotropicmixtures with a significant temperature change at constant pressure.

Asda Q3 sales down by 4.5% 18 November 2015

Asda has reported its third quarter trading figures for 2015, which show a 4.5% fall in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 30 September.

Beijer Ref acquires HRP 18 November 2015

Beijer Ref AB, the Swedish refrigeration group, is to acquire the remaining 56 per cent of the shares in refrigeration wholesale company, HRP Ltd.

Environment Agency relaxes ESOS penalty rules 16 November 2015

The Environment Agency has announced that it is relaxing the penalty rules under the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, giving non-SMEs, who are not ISO 150001 compliant, an extra 10 weeks to comply with ESOS rules.

Long-standing employees enter the Hall of Fame 16 November 2015

Five long-standing Pipe Center and Climate Center employees, with a combined service of more than 150 years, have been awarded Hall of Fame status for their outstanding contribution to the business and industry.

Cordant Group makes senior appointment 16 November 2015

Facilities services and recruitment business, Cordant Group PLC, has appointed Jamie Reynolds to the newly created position of group commercial director.

Mexichem Fluor announces price increase for KLEA refrigerants 16 November 2015

Mexichem Fluor has announced a price rise across its range of KLEA refrigerants in Europe.

Star Refrigeration launches refrigeration contingency plan 16 November 2015

In partnership with Aggreko, Star Refrigeration has launched a Refrigeration Contingency Plan Scheme aimed at providing peace of mind for owners of industrial refrigeration plants in case of emergency.

Bob Cowlard joins Daikin Applied as MD 13 November 2015

From Monday 9th November 2015 Bob Cowlard will take on the role of Managing Director of Daikin Applied (UK) Ltd and with it the overall responsibility for the day to day running of the business. Bob’s appointment will enable the company to move onto ...

Genfrost purchases assets of SPG Limited 12 November 2015

Genfrost/ES System K UK, has recently purchased some of the assets of SPG Limited.

Obituary: Alan Duttine OBE 12 November 2015

Airedale International has sadly announced the passing away of Alan Duttine OBE on 7 November 2015.

Daikin UK joins fuel poverty charity 12 November 2015

Daikin UK has become a member of National Energy Action (NEA) the leading UK fuel poverty charity.

Sainsbury's sees first half profits fall 11 November 2015

Sainsbury’s has reported a 17.9% drop in underlying pre-profits to £308m for the 28 weeks to 26 September this year.

BSRIA releases Legionella guide 11 November 2015

BSRIA has published its second topic guide on Legionella, which is available to download free from its website.

Carel Group starts production at new Croatia site 11 November 2015

The Carel Group has commenced production at its new plant in Labin, in Croatia.

Former GEA Heat Exchangers Group rebrands as Kelvion 10 November 2015

Kelvion is the new name for the former GEA Heat Exchangers Group, which formally separated from the GEA Group, the company announced yesterday (9 November).

CPA pinpoints opportunity to formalise construction training 09 November 2015

Manufacturers and distributors of construction products run thousands of training programmes for installers of their products.

BSRIA sustainable construction head speaks in Hong Kong 09 November 2015

BSRIA’s head of sustainable construction, Joanna Harris, recently spoke at the CIBSE One-Day Seminar on CIBSE Guide M: Maintenance Engineering & Management in Hong Kong.

Toshiba appoints Alpha Air as distributor 09 November 2015

Toshiba has appointed Alpha Air Building Management Systems as a distributor of its full range of air conditioning products, expanding its UK distribution network.

Occupant behaviour is a key driver of building performance 06 November 2015

The influence of occupant behaviour on building performance was explored by psychologists and specialists in building use and adaptation on the second day of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineer’s (CIBSE) Conference and Exhibition....

HFC greenhouse gases to be controlled by Montreal Protocol 06 November 2015

The 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol ended with a clear agreement to address the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) but stopped short of a legal amendment to the Protocol to phase down HFCs. Hopes were high ...

Conference examines occupant behaviour and building performance 05 November 2015

The influence of occupant behaviour on building performance was explored by psychologists and specialists in building use and adaptation on the second day of the CIBSE conference.

Morrisons sees fall in third quarter sales 05 November 2015

Morrisons has seen a 2% fall in overall sales for the third quarter of the year.

Security tops the agenda at CIBSE Conference 05 November 2015

Security dominated talks on the opening day of CIBSE’s Building Performance conference and exhibition, as some of the UK’s top engineers addressed the issue.

Study underlines impact of green buildings on cognitive function 05 November 2015

A new study has found that improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants’ scores in cognitive function tests.

Gram and Hoshizaki make brand announcement 03 November 2015

Hoshizaki Europe and Gram Commercial have announced that, with effect from 1 January 2016, both companies’ sales networks will promote and sell both original brands.

CBI reports decline in manufacturing growth 03 November 2015

The CBI’s Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey for the three months to October has highlighted a fall in manufacturing production – the first decline in the last two years.

Construction activity slows despite 10 quarters of growth 02 November 2015

The latest Construction Trade Survey by the Construction Product Association (CPA) has revealed that activity in construction rose for the tenth consecutive quarter in Q3.

Domestic and export orders decline among small firms 02 November 2015

According to the latest CBI SME Trends Survey, output among small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers fell in the three months to October, as both domestic and export orders decreased.

Chemours announces price increases on HFCs for 2016 02 November 2015

Due to the F-Gas Regulation limiting HFC availability in 2016, Chemours has announced a price increase in the European Union, effective from 1 January, or as allowed by contractual commitments, on a number of products.

Minister says large firms could ‘gift’ apprenticeships 02 November 2015

Skills Minister Nick Boles MP has told the All Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships that the Government is planning to allow businesses to ‘donate’ apprenticeships to others.

A-Gas International relocates to new offices 02 November 2015

A-Gas International has moved to new offices in the Bristol area.

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