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News Archive - November 2016

Synecore says tourism could help construction industry downturn 28 November 2016

Synecore, a leading M&E contractor for major brands within the hospitality industry, strongly believes British tourism could save the current downturn in the construction industry resulting from the Brexit vote in June.

BSRIA backs report to reinstate zero carbon buildings 28 November 2016

BSRIA is backing a report by MPs which “slammed the government for axing its zero carbon buildings policy” and has called for it to be reinstated.

Biggest CIBSE conference focuses on occupants 28 November 2016

CIBSE recently held its biggest ever conference and exhibition at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, where building occupants and their health featured prominently.

Ruskin joins Swegon Group 28 November 2016

Ruskin Air Management Ltd (RAML) has been rebranded Swegon Air Management Ltd (SAML) following its acquisition by the 60-year-old Swedish air handling, cooling and ventilation specialist Swegon AB from Johnson Controls International (JCI).

J S Wright teams up with SAV Systems and Danfoss 28 November 2016

J S Wright is tackling global warming and the skills crisis through a unique contractor and supplier collaboration.

Biggest challenge for SMEs is shortage of skilled staff 28 November 2016

According to a new report by Albion Ventures, finding skilled staff is top of the list of challenges faced by business owners.

adi Group appoints sales director 28 November 2016

adi Group, the Birmingham-based engineering solutions company, has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Lee Price as group sales director to drive company-wide growth across its specialist engineering divisions.

Triark Pumps launches new website 28 November 2016

As part of its ongoing development Triark Pumps, the distributor of diaphragm pumps and spares has launched a new website at

Ziehl-Abegg invests €28m in Hohenlohe Business Park 28 November 2016

Ziehl-Abegg is building a new factory at the Hohenlohe Business Park for the production of energy-efficient electric drives and fans, in an investment worth €28m.

Waterloo invests in its paint shop 28 November 2016

Waterloo Air Products plc has invested in its Paint Shop to give customers a faster turnaround on standard colours of air terminal devices, as well as greater flexibility for more unusual aesthetics.

Güntner marks 85 years 28 November 2016

Güntner is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year.

Food for thought 27 November 2016

Valued at 30.94 billion dollars in 2015, forecasters predict the size of the global commercial refrigeration equipment market will grow at 5.6% CAGR from 2016 to 2023.

Bitzer opens first office in Kenya 24 November 2016

Compressor specialist BITZER has opened an office in Nairobi, Kenya, as it looks to capitalise on growth opportunities in East Africa.

Obituary: Reginald Brown 24 November 2016

It is with great regret that BSRIA has announced the passing of the head of its Energy & Environment team, Reginald Brown, who died at home on Thursday following a short illness.

CIBSE launches new roadshows 24 November 2016

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced a series of roadshows around the UK and Ireland that will lift the lid on digital technologies in the construction sector, and the relevance of BIM to everyday lives.

Testo UK launches new website 23 November 2016

Testo UK has launched a new website at

Winner of SkillFRIDGE competition is revealed 23 November 2016

Luke Courtney of South East Regional College Lisburn has been awarded a Gold medal in the national SkillFRIDGE competition, sponsored by Toshiba.

SBS closes site of former HQ 22 November 2016

Smith Brothers has now officially closed its Batten Street premises in Leicester.

CBI finds manufacturing orders up and prices rising 22 November 2016

According to the latest Industrial Trends Survey by the CBI, manufacturing order books improved in November, but export order books and output growth eased.

Airedale launches 2017 training programme 22 November 2016

Air conditioning and refrigeration specialist, Airedale International, has published its 2017 training programme.

Arctic Circle wins IET award 22 November 2016

Arctic Circle has won an award for its Arctic Optimiser.

Wieland reissues Heat Transfer Data books 22 November 2016

Wieland Thermal Solutions has reissued the Heat Transfer Data Books.For many years, the Heat Transfer Engineering Data Books have been a standard reference in thermal engineering.

eurammon puts spotlight on natural refrigerants 21 November 2016

At this year’s Chillventa exhibition on 12th October 2016, eurammon, the joint initiative for natural refrigerants, invited people to attend its lecture ‘Applications with Natural Refrigerants – Country Situation and Experiences’.

Hargreaves appoints business development manager 21 November 2016

Hargreaves Ductwork Ltd has appointed George Latimer as business development manager for its Trade Counter network.

Bitzer UK recruits product support engineer 21 November 2016

As part of its ongoing growth and development strategy Bitzer UK has appointed Liam Davies as product support engineer.

Green Point appoints compressor remanufacturing technician 21 November 2016

Green Point has appointed Matt Lipinski as a compressor remanufacturing technician at its Milton Keynes headquarters.

Pipe Center and Climate Center completes multi-million stock investment programme 21 November 2016

Pipe Center and Climate Center has completed the roll out of its new, streamlined product range as part of a £7m stock investment.

Coolkit provides refrigerated transport for Lancashire event 21 November 2016

Burnley-based CoolKit Ltd supported Lancashire Day last week by providing refrigerated transport for the county’s top award-winning chefs and food producers, as they headed to London to prepare a five-course feast for top food writers, critics and industry insiders, organised by Marketing Lancashire.

AREA welcomes Thai Refrigeration Association as first International Observer 21 November 2016

AREA has announced that the Thai Refrigeration Association has been granted temporary membership as International Observer, a status created only a few months ago.

ISD Solutions taps Australian single envelope cold store opportunity 21 November 2016

ISD Solutions taps Australian single envelope cold store opportunity ISD Solutions has opened for business in Melbourne, Australia.

J S Wright appoints senior mechanical estimator 21 November 2016

J S Wright has boosted its ongoing expansion programme with the appointment of Steve Woollam as senior mechanical estimator.

CIBSE launches new BIM innovation at conference 21 November 2016

CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) launched BIMHawk, a website and software plug-in which enables the creation of standard parameters for use in BIM objects, at its annual conference.

Hitachi Air Conditioning names new MD 21 November 2016

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe has appointed a new managing director to drive the business forward in line with its commitment to growing the UK market following the merger with Johnson Controls, Inc. 12 months ago.

Integral opens Herefordshire office 16 November 2016

Integral has opened a new office in Herefordshire as part of its ongoing development of its UK Industrial Refrigeration and Specialist HVAC capability.

TF Solutions bolsters senior team and launches refrigeration range 16 November 2016

Air conditioning and refrigeration distributor TF Solutions has appointed Andy Reed as commercial director in its senior management team as it looks to enhance its refrigeration service offering across the UK.

Carrier Rental Systems acquires Watkins Hire 16 November 2016

Carrier Rental Systems (UK), Ltd, one of the UK’s leading temperature control rental specialists, has acquired Watkins Hire as part of its long-term growth strategy.

ebm-papst announces new appointment 15 November 2016

The ebm-papst Group has appointed Stefan Brandl as chairman of the board of directors.

AAF Europe acquires Swedish Dinair Group AB 14 November 2016

AAF Europe has acquired the Swedish Dinair Group AB as part of its plans to become the number one company in the global air filter market in all regions.

Air conditioning makes properties more desirable, survey finds 14 November 2016

According to a recent survey by and market research firm Populus, air conditioning makes homes more attractive to potential buyers.

English disabled golfers triumph against Scots 14 November 2016

The Disabled Golf Association (DGA) reports that this year's 'Auld Enemies Cup', the first in a series of pan-disabled Ryder Cup style match in the world, between the disabled golfers of England and Scotland took place at the prestigious MacDonald Cardrona in Peebles, Scotland from 12th-14th September 2016.

Space Air enters administration 14 November 2016

Space Airconditioning plc, possibly the UK’s longest established independent air conditioning distributor, has been placed in administration.

Construction output falls but new work increases 14 November 2016

According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 11 November, construction output fell by 1.1% for the third quarter of 2016.

ICS Cool Energy opens new Bradford facility 14 November 2016

ICS Cool Energy has expanded its UK operations and opened a new 3,000sq m sales, distribution and warehousing facility in Bradford.

BESA ready to plug certification gap 14 November 2016

Building engineering services employers have been reassured that new routes to professional certification will be made available by the passing of revised F-Gas handling legislation next year.

SBS appoints technical manager 14 November 2016

Smith Brothers Stores (SBS) has appointed Justin Gardener as Daikin technical manager.

IET social media campaign highlights engineering for girls 14 November 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) latest social media campaign #9PercentIsNotEnough has been encouraging engineers to share a picture with their hand raised to the fact that only 9% of women make up the UK’s engineering and technology workforce – and to highlight that engineering is a realistic and inspiring career for girls. 

Green Business Fund gives SMEs access to capital 09 November 2016

Small and medium-sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales can now claim capital contributions of up to 30 per cent of the cost for energy saving projects, up to a maximum of £10,000, through the Carbon Trust’s Green Business Fund.

Sainsbury’s profits fall 09 November 2016

Sainsbury’s has reported a 10.1% fall in underlying pre-tax profits for the 28 weeks to 24 September 2016 to £277m.

ICS Cool Energy achieves refrigeration accreditation 07 November 2016

ICS Cool Energy has sponsored 11 of its technicians to become Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) accredited, with membership grades ranging from affiliates through to associate members.

ECA survey finds Q3 turnover boost for building services firms 07 November 2016

According to the findings of a new survey by the ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association), more than eight in 10 electrical and building services engineering firms say turnover increased or stayed the same during the third quarter of 2016.

CAREL Group inaugurates new Croatian plant 07 November 2016

The CAREL Group has inaugurated its new production plant in Labin, on the south-eastern coast of Istria in Croatia.

Seeley International makes senior sales appointment 07 November 2016

Seeley International has appointed Sarah Higgs as its new sales manager for the UK and Ireland, in an important move to expand the company’s presence.

Morrisons sees like-for-like sales grow 03 November 2016

Morrisons has reported a 1.6% increase in like-for-like sales excluding fuel for the third quarter of the year.

Fujitsu Academy helps to train future engineers 02 November 2016

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has been named as an accredited Fujitsu Training Academy.

Midea completes acquisition of Clivet 01 November 2016

Midea Group Co completed its acquisition of an 80% stake in Clivet S.p.A., Clivet España S.A. and related real estate assets yesterday (31st October).

IOR and A-Gas host a cool talk for service engineers 01 November 2016

On Thursday 17th November the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and A-Gas are holding a breakfast morning for service engineers and technicians where there will be practical advice from experts on new refrigerants.

Climalife launches the F-Gas Challenge Quiz 01 November 2016

Climalife (IDS Refrigeration) is continually looking for innovative ways to communicate the rapidly approaching F-Gas bans, quota reductions and the need to shift the market towards lower GWP refrigerants.

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