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News Archive - March 2015

Toshiba wins top training award 30 March 2015

Toshiba Air Conditioning has won one of the industry’s top training awards for its national network of air conditioning training centres.

Carrier unveils CO2OLacademy 30 March 2015

Carrier Commercial Refrigeration has opened its CO2OLacademy field training facility in Germany - its first in a live-store environment.

Two senior appointments at TROX UK 26 March 2015

TROX UK has appointed two senior technical staff.

Award winning poster campaign translated 25 March 2015

An internationally acclaimed award winning poster campaign extolling the too often overlooked virtues and benefits of refrigeration and cooling technology is in the process of being translated into other languages.

Dearman wins grant to explore use of LNG waste cold 25 March 2015

Clean cold technology company Dearman has been awarded a Smart Grant by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to further explore the use of ‘waste cold’ from liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals to provide sustainable power and cooling.

B&ES North West helps local school 25 March 2015

Members of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) North West Region have donated £4,500 to Manchester’s Middleton Parish School.

CIBSE publishes new edition of guide 23 March 2015

Now its eighth edition, CIBSE Guide A: Environmental Design continues to exist as the authoritative reference source for designers and installers of building services, particularly low energy and environmentally sustainable buildings.

Industry reacts to Budget Announcement 19 March 2015

Yesterday’s Budget Announcement by Chancellor George Osborne, has generated a mixed response from the industry.

Advanced Engineering boosts European presence 19 March 2015

Advanced Engineering has appointed Ralf Kauke, a new German-speaking field sales representative to strengthen its European customer service.

Sainsbury’s reports fall in sales 17 March 2015

Sainsbury’s has announced a fall in sales for the 10 weeks to 14 March this year.

Cold Control expands warehouse facilities 16 March 2015

Cold Control Services has expanded its warehouse facilities to accommodate cabinet refurbishments.

Business briefing to look at market regulation 16 March 2015

Increased regulation and performance standards are meant to encourage innovation and the development of green solutions.

CDL opens new air conditioning training centre 16 March 2015

Toshiba distributor Cool Designs Ltd (CDL) has opened a new air conditioning training centre in Glasgow, to serve installers north of the border.

DuPont refrigerants approved by Bitzer 16 March 2015

DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts (DC&F) has announced the inclusion of Opteon XP40 (R-449A) and Opteon XP10 (R-513A) in updated compressor selection software from Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau.

Government approves new RACHP apprenticeship standard 16 March 2015

On 12 March the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) confirmed its approval of a new apprenticeship standard for the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician.

MANN+HUMMEL VOKES AIR now a CIBSE approved course provider 16 March 2015

Air filtration specialist MANN+HUMMEL VOKES AIR has been approved as a training provider by the CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) as part of the organisation’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme.

Morrisons reports dramatic fall in profits 12 March 2015

In its results for the year to 1 February 2015, Morrisons has reported a fall of more than 50% in pre-tax profits compared with the previous year.

B&ES appoints regional manager 12 March 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has appointed Sophie Cox as regional manager for South West London and Wessex, with immediate effect.

Daikin opens new £1.1m Woking training centre 12 March 2015

Daikin UK has opened a new national training and technology centre in Woking, Surrey, which offers opportunities for hands-on training using the latest technologies.

AB Systems appoints service manager 12 March 2015

AB Systems is currently on a path of rapid expansion and has welcomed a highly experienced service manager to its growing team.

Airedale joins consortium bidding for funding under AMSCI 12 March 2015

Airedale International is among 22 companies selected for their ‘best-in class’ credentials to form a partnership in a collaborative bid for funding under the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI).

BSRIA launches new guide 11 March 2015

BSRIA has published a new guide in a joint venture with the B&ES and CIBSE.

B&ES North West celebrates its best young talent 10 March 2015

This year’s North West Training Awards were presented during the annual ball organised by the North West Region of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool.

Group aims to boost number of women engineers 10 March 2015

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has joined forces with Prospect, the trade union representing professionals in the UK, to announce a new joint working group to help companies recruit and retain more women engineers and scientists.   

Changes to ErP Directive on agenda at The ACR Show 10 March 2015

Taking place in Hall 9 at the NEC Birmingham from 16 – 18 February 2016, The ACR Show, organised by Datateam Business Media, will embrace the heating and ventilation sectors for the first time, making it a must-attend event for anyone who needs to get the most up to date information on the how the most recent and upcoming changes to the Energy Related Products Directive (ErP) will affect the m&e markets.

Ocado reports increase in sales 10 March 2015

Gross group sales at Ocado increased by 19.2% to £271.1m for the 12 weeks to 22 February this year.

Space Air recertified to ISO 9001 10 March 2015

Space Air has announced that following a successful audit, it has been re-certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems Standard for 2015.

The Skills Show seeks the refrigeration workforce of tomorrow 09 March 2015

Businesses in the refrigeration sector can build long term financial security and protect future profits by recognising and nurturing the talented young people available to join their workforce, according to Find a Future, the organisers of The Skills Show.

AMP Air receives long-service award from Toshiba 09 March 2015

AMP Air has been recognised by Toshiba as one of its most successful and long-standing air conditioning distributors.

Cool-Therm training focuses on health and safety 09 March 2015

Cool-Therm is updating its employees’ health and safety knowledge as part of a company-wide training initiative.

The Co-operative Group names new chief financial officer 09 March 2015

The Co-operative Group has appointed Ian Ellis as group chief financial officer.

Bitzer builds new international training centre 05 March 2015

Construction of Bitzer’s Schaufler Academy, an international training centre in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen, started in August 2014.

Cold Control expands workforce and upgrades IT system 05 March 2015

Cold Control Services is streamlining its business and improving customer service by expanding its workforce and upgrading its computer system.

Ingersoll-Rand acquires Frigoblock for €100m 05 March 2015

Ingersoll-Rand has completed the acquisition of Frigoblock for €100m.

Klima-Therm secures two distribution agreements 04 March 2015

Klima-Therm has been appointed UK distributor for Chinese manufacturer Gree’s range of centrifugal chillers.

Climalife offers free technical seminars 04 March 2015

Climalife IDS Refrigeration is hosting a series of six technical seminars across the UK offering attendees the chance to catch up with the latest developments in refrigerants.

DECs consultation document: BSRIA concerned transparency will be lost 04 March 2015

 On 11 February the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation document reviewing the role and methodology for Display Energy Certificates (DECs).

B&ES appoints new head of regional management 04 March 2015

The B&ES (Building & Engineering Services Association) has appointed Tim Acland to the new post of head of regional management, as part of its commitment to improve and enhance its service to members.

Steve Gill elected as IoR president from 2016 03 March 2015

ACR consultant Steve Gill has been elected as the next president of the Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) from 2016.

BSRIA launches new Legionnaires’ Disease risk assessment guide 03 March 2015

BSRIA has recently revised its publications concerning legionella control and has launched Legionnaires’ Disease – Risk Assessment (BG57/2015).

London Fire Brigade urges fridge freezer manufacturers to make products safer 03 March 2015

London Fire Brigade (LFB) is calling for fridge freezer manufacturers to make their products safer.

UK construction sector reports further growth 03 March 2015

UK construction companies indicated a further acceleration in output growth during February, driven by the fastest increase in new orders since October 2014, according to latest figures from the Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers Index (PMI).

Mexichem Fluor announces KLEA price increase 03 March 2015

To reflect the continued adjustment of refrigerant gas prices to sustainable levels and the challenging exchange rate between the Euro and the US Dollar, Mexichem Fluor has announced a price rise for its KLEA refrigerants in Europe.

RDM launches Australian operation 02 March 2015

RDM has announced that it is opening a new affiliate in Australia as part of its commercial network expansion programme.

Cold Control wins Contractor of the Year at the ACR News Awards 02 March 2015

Air conditioning and refrigeration specialist, Cold Control Services, is celebrating success as the winner of the ACR News Contractor of the Year award for all-round excellence in the refrigeration industry for the third time.

New appointment for B&ES skills development team 02 March 2015

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has appointed Lindsay Gillespie to the new position of standards development and policy co-ordinator – skills, boosting its employment affairs and skills team.

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