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News Archive - December 2015

Viessmann cabinet shortlisted in ACR Awards 23 December 2015

Viessmann’s new Visio cabinet has been shortlisted for the title of Refrigeration Product of the Year in the ACR News Awards, the leading event for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

ACR News Awards shortlist announced 22 December 2015

Judging for the ACR News Awards has taken place, and the final list of entries released. The winners will be announced at the ACR News Awards evening which takes place on 17 February 2015 at The Vox Conference Centre at the NEC Birmingham.Air ...

Cool Designs helps Christmas charity 22 December 2015

When the organisers of Winter Coat Amnesty decided not to run its charity collection this year, Cool Designs stepped in with its own warm clothing scheme on behalf of Crisis Christmas.

BSRIA publishes research on BACS market 22 December 2015

According to research from BSRIA, the traditional Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) market has continued to grow steadily over many years, especially in the BRIC countries.

A-Gas Americas increases ODS destruction capacity 22 December 2015

A-Gas Americas has announced a multi-million dollar investment for a second Plasma Arc, Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) destruction unit at its production facility in Bowling Green, Ohio.

John Ellard retires 22 December 2015

After 56 years in the industry, John Ellard from TEV Limited has decided to retire.

TP Group to take part in CryoHub programme 21 December 2015

TP Group, the specialist technology, engineering and managed solutions group focused on the aerospace defence and energy process industry sectors, has signed a consortium agreement to participate in CryoHub, a research and development project funded under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Cool-Therm launches new website 21 December 2015

Cool-Therm, the expanding chiller and air conditioning specialist, has launched a new fully responsive website at, complete with an online chiller sizing and selection facility.

ACR Show announces CPD accredited seminars 18 December 2015

Registration is now open for the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 16-18 February 2016. Visitors are invited to boost their ...

TP Group awarded defence sector orders worth £1.95m 17 December 2015

TP Group, the specialist technology, engineering and managed solutions group focused on the aerospace and defence and energy and process sectors, has won two orders from the defence sector worth around £1.95m from Babcock International Group.

Young Woman Engineers of the Year celebrated 16 December 2015

Recognising their ground-breaking work in engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has presented its prestigious Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards to three young women.

Airedale International returns to Rawdon home 16 December 2015

Airedale International has announced that it will be fully operational from its redeveloped Rawdon facility by 4 January 2016.

Emerson opens new European centre 16 December 2015

Emerson officially opened its new €8m (US$ 8.4m) facility The Europe Solution Center – in Aachen, Germany for its Climate Technologies business on 8 December.

Airedale International extends Middle East training programme 16 December 2015

Following the successful launch of its Middle East training programme in 2014, Airedale International, has extended its 2015 schedule to five days which were hosted in Dubai at the end of November.

BSRIA calls on government to set direction on climate change 15 December 2015

BSRIA has welcomed the outcome of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which completed the stages of negotiation this weekend in Paris.

Manufacturers doubt Government’s commitment, new survey finds 14 December 2015

According to a new survey, manufacturers believe UK growth will be hampered unless engineering skills shortages are addressed.

BSRIA paper focuses on future building trends 14 December 2015

BSRIA has launched a White Paper entitled Future Building Trends – Impacts – Solutions.

Westway acquired by ABM 14 December 2015

ABM, the US facility solutions provider, has acquired Westway Services, a leading provider of technical facility and engineering services to customers across the UK.

Klima-Therm makes new appointment 14 December 2015

Klima-Therm, the expanding chiller and air conditioning specialist, has appointed Tim Boxall as technical sales support manager, as part of its continuing growth strategy for VRF and split systems.

Energy: reducing the demand and the performance gap 14 December 2015

A new book Building Futures: Managing Energy in the Built Environment has been published.

Ziehl-Abegg celebrates 10 years 10 December 2015

Ziehl-Abegg celebrated its 10th anniversary this month in the company of staff and customers.

HygroMatik to exhibit at ACR Show 10 December 2015

The 2016 ACR Show will see HygroMatik’s national sales manager and chairman of FETA’s Humidity Group, Andie Chessun, present the white paper Humidity and its Impact on Human Comfort and Wellbeing in Occupied Buildings.

TF Solutions helps Staffordshire children’s hospice 10 December 2015

TF Solutions, in partnership with Fujitsu Air Conditioning and Lawton Tubes has donated, designed and installed a state-of-the-art Fujitsu VRF air conditioning system worth £30,000 to The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Staffordshire.

Ocado reports strong sales 10 December 2015

Ocado Group saw its gross group sales increase by 15% in the 16 weeks to 29 November to £381.6m.

Transtherm Cooling sees business boom 09 December 2015

Transtherm Cooling Industries, the family run HVAC manufacturer, based in Coventry, has reported the best turnover in its 26-year history.

ADCAS releases new guide for ductwork ‘in the real world’ 08 December 2015

ADCAS (the Association of Ductwork Control Contractors and Allied Services) has launched a free publication that explains some complex guidance on ductwork cleaning and access doors.

IRS offers energy efficiency reviews 08 December 2015

IRS Ltd is offering energy efficiency reviews with its ongoing service and maintenance contracts as part of its programme for delivering eco-friendly, cost effective industrial refrigeration and air conditioning solutions.

AirSource Ventilation makes sales appointment 07 December 2015

AirSource Ventilation, a leading UK manufacturer of heat pumps and other products, has appointed Steve Dunleavy as external sales manager for the South of England.

First UK ASHRAE section is established 07 December 2015

The first ever ASHRAE section in the UK has been formed, with Steve Gill as president and Edward Murphy as president-elect. The ASHRAE UK-Midlands section is located in Central England covering the counties of ...

Manor to invest one million pounds in Sandy factory upgrade 07 December 2015

Manor Concepts’ parent company, Arneg SpA, has approved a one million pound investment to upgrade its manufacturing and assembly operation in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

Retired branch manager takes on coaching role 07 December 2015

Following his recent retirement, one of Pipe Center and Climate Center’s longest-standing branch managers has assumed a new part-time coaching role for his peers across the UK.

Calorex names new marketing manager 07 December 2015

Calorex has appointed Anne Guerrero as its new marketing manager to further develop its brand identity and spearhead online campaigns.

Henderson Green staff take part in team building day 03 December 2015

Employees from Henderson Green, a leading engineering consultancy based in Southampton, downed tools for a day to experience a host of high-reaching activities as part of its annual team building event.

Airedale International celebrates staff loyalty 03 December 2015

More than 55 members of staff at Airedale International Air Conditioning with in excess of 1,100 years of combined service are this year celebrating long service achievements.

£10m Centre for Climate Change Mitigation announced 03 December 2015

A new £10m Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, led by the University of Sheffield, has been announced, in a bid to address one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century.

Johnson Controls celebrates website success 02 December 2015

Less than a year after its launch, Johnson Controls’ new transactional website enabling engineers to purchase chiller spares online has proved to be a multi-million-pound success.

Carrier Rental Systems expands in Ireland 02 December 2015

Carrier Rental Systems (UK) is expanding its operations in Ireland to better serve its customers.

Chemours to reduce global workforce 02 December 2015

The Chemours Company has announced three actions integral to its transformation plan, which was announced in August this year. The company is cutting around 400 positions from its global workforce, representing ...

Customer Service Award 2016 - now open for voting 02 December 2015

The ACR News Customer Service Award is run purely online, with nominations and voting done by anyone and everyone within the acr industry. This year's nominations are laid out below, and voting is now open - scroll down to the bottom of the page to ...

BlueDiamond unveils new website 02 December 2015

BlueDiamond has launched its new website at

JAVAC wins Climate Center award 02 December 2015

High vacuum, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment manufacturer JAVAC has been awarded Climate Center’s 2015 Supplier of the Year award.

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