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News Archive - December 2016

Entry deadline extended 22 December 2016

The deadline for the ACR News Awards has been extended to January 20th at midnight, so you now have four weeks to get your entries in.


New condensate pump wholesaler and distributor launched 22 December 2016

Pumps2go Ltd has been appointed the SICCOM distributor for its range of condensate pumps and associated products covering the UK and Eire.


Orders soar for Hi-line Industries after Brexit vote 22 December 2016

Hi-line Industries, the UK manufacturer of compressed air handling and purification equipment, has enjoyed its most successful period ever following the Brexit referendum vote in June.


Klima-Therm reports increasing demand for low GWP solutions 21 December 2016

Growing international momentum against the use of HFC refrigerants has prompted a surge in UK demand for and interest in low Global Warming Potential (GWP) options, such as propane R290 and HFOs, according to cooling specialist Klima-Therm.


Carver Group expands with Canadian acquisition 21 December 2016

Carver Group, the family-owned manufacturing business, has acquired Canadian-based Applied Comfort Solutions to strengthen its product portfolio and open routes to the US market.


Climate Center opens three new London branches 21 December 2016

Leading air conditioning and refrigeration distributor, Climate Center has opened three new branches in London.


Bitzer UK staff wear Christmas jumpers for charity 21 December 2016

Staff at Bitzer UK’s Milton Keynes heaquarters wore their Christmas jumpers on Friday 16th December in support of Save the Children on National Christmas Jumper Day.


Seeley International appoints UK and Ireland sales manager 21 December 2016

Seeley International has appointed Sarah Higgs as its new UK and Ireland sales manager.


Daikin UK welcomes government RHI reforms 19 December 2016

Daikin UK has applauded the Government’s RHI reforms.


Former Star engineer builds sustainable folding home 19 December 2016

An ex-employee of Star Refrigeration has designed and constructed a ground-breaking folding house, with plans to make it completely self-sufficient.


Sheffield academic to create first zero energy cooled school in the Middle East 19 December 2016

An academic from the University of Sheffield has been awarded £400k from Innovate UK and the Zayed Energy Prize to expand his research into naturally cooling buildings, which could substantially save the cost and energy used in air conditioning.


Hoshizaki appoints UK director 19 December 2016

Hoshizaki UK has named Steve Loughton as its UK director.


Aqua Cooling helps South Western Ambulance Service 13 December 2016

Aqua Cooling helps South Western Ambulance Service Aqua Cooling, the South Coast engineering specialist, was called in to regulate the temperature at a Bristol data centre that is the beating heart of the south west of England’s medical emergency provision.


Airedale appoints product development director 13 December 2016

Airedale has appointed Adam Yarrington as product development director.


John Whitehouse named as CESA Council vice-chairman 13 December 2016

First Choice group director John Whitehouse has been appointed vice-chairman of CESA Council.The honour was bestowed on John during the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association’s Annual General Meeting. It is a two-year post, after which he will ...


Plumb Parts and Drain Center open for longer over Christmas 12 December 2016

Plumb Parts and Drain Center is extending its opening hours even further this year to relieve the stress of emergency Christmas callouts.


Foster Refrigerator staff clock up 500 years of service 12 December 2016

Foster Refrigerator has 12 members of staff at its factory in King’s Lynn who have achieved career milestones, as they reach their 40th and 45th anniversary working for the company.


Waterloo Air Products expands capacity 08 December 2016

Waterloo Air Products has boosted its capacity to support customers following significant growth in demand for air terminal devices.


Ocado reports strong Q4 sales and order growth 08 December 2016

Ocado Group saw gross sales increase by 13.1% to £398.1m in the 16 weeks to 27th November this year.


Bitzer establishes Iran subsidiary 07 December 2016

Bitzer has opened a subsidiary company in Iran with the aim of expanding its presence in the country.


Hoshizaki Gram UK unveils the latest Green Paper findings 05 December 2016

Hoshizaki Gram UK has published the latest edition of the Green Paper.


Arup engineering graduates benefit from work placement with Daikin 05 December 2016

Daikin UK has facilitated a two-week work placement of four participants as part of the Arup graduate engineer training scheme at Daikin factories in Ostend and Brussels.


JAVAC UK wins Climate Center award for second consecutive year 05 December 2016

JAVAC UK has been named Climate Center’s Supplier of the Year for the second year running.


LJJ completes first of five installations for Lidl 05 December 2016

LJJ, the building services contractor, has completed the first of five mechanical and electrical installations at new Lidl stores in the North East of England, with the handover of the Houghton-le-Spring store in County Durham.


Stonegrove Refrigeration recruits design and project engineer 05 December 2016

Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.


GSS appoints new ceo 05 December 2016

Gas Sensing Solutions (GSS), the designer and manufacturer of low power, high speed Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) carbon dioxide gas sensors, has appointed Ralph Weir as its new ceo.


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