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News Archive - February 2016

Steve Gill joins BJA management team 25 February 2016

Consultant Steve Gill of Stephen Gill Associates has joined the management team of Refrigeration Engineering Consultants BJA.

Research links deaths to poor indoor air quality 25 February 2016

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) has expressed concern that indoor air pollution caused or contributed to 99,000 deaths across Europe in 2012, as claimed in a report from two major UK health bodies.

BESA past president passes away 25 February 2016

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) past president Mike McCloskey has died at the age 66.

CPA reports Q4 growth in construction sector 24 February 2016

The Construction Product Association’s latest Construction Trade Survey shows that activity in construction rose for the eleventh consecutive quarter in Q4.

Daikin UK gains Carbon Trust accreditation again 24 February 2016

Daikin UK has achieved Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier status for the second consecutive year.

Eastleigh College apprentice wins Bronze in SkillFridge final 24 February 2016

An air conditioning apprentice from Eastleigh College, Kaine Finlay, was awarded Bronze at last week’s national SkillFridge competition.

Manufacturing performance stabilises but remains subdued 22 February 2016

According to the latest Industrial Trends Survey from the CBI, manufacturing stabilised in February, but with little change on January’s muted performance.

Chemours and Climalife win award 22 February 2016

The Chemours Company, together with Climalife UK, won the Environmental Project of the Year award at this year’s ACR News Awards on 17 February in Birmingham.

R32 course gains CPD accreditation 22 February 2016

Logicool has received CPD accreditation for its R32 training course.

Foster wins Refrigeration Product of the Year award 22 February 2016

Foster Refrigerator is celebrating after winning the accolade of Refrigeration Product of the Year for its new low maintenance condenser at the ACR News Awards last week.

Gree launches into UK HVAC market 18 February 2016

Gree, the global air conditioning giant, is launching Gree UK Limited.

ACR industry celebrates an evening of award winners 18 February 2016

Over 300 people from all sectors of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry saw Foster Refrigerator’s +stayclear crowned as refrigeration product of the year in the ACR News Awards 2016.

Bitzer UK appoints business development director 17 February 2016

As part of its strategic growth plan, Bitzer UK has appointed Marcus Levy to the new position of business development director.

AMP gains key accreditations 17 February 2016

AMP gains key accreditations AMP, the UK’s largest independent air conditioning distributor, has secured two internationally recognised accreditations for environmental and quality management.

Smith Brothers opens two new branches 17 February 2016

As part of its continued growth, Smith Brothers has now opened new SBS branches at Cardiff and Heathrow.

Manor Concepts makes new appointment 17 February 2016

Manor Concepts has promoted Graham Lewis to the position of design and development director, boosting its senior management team.

GreenZone Surveys takes an early lead at the ACR Show 16 February 2016

Independent building compliance service company Green Zone Surveys UK hit the ground running as the ACR Show 2016 opened on 17 February.

New ASHRAE UK section to feature at The ACR Show 15 February 2016

The first ever ASHRAE section in the UK was formed late last year, with Steve Gill as president and Edward Murphy, president-elect. The ASHRAE UK-Midlands section is located in Central England covering the counties of Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire, ...

Embraco eyeing use of eco refrigerants 11 February 2016

European customers are seeking possibilities to comply with new legislation, enacted by European Parliament in 2014 and designed to ban refrigerants with higher global-warming potential (over 150) from the market by 2020.

ICS Cool Energy names new group chief executive 11 February 2016

ICS Cool Energy, the temperature control specialist, has appointed Simon West as its new group chief executive.

ASERCOM General Assembly tackles key issues 10 February 2016

At its recent Annual General Assembly on 14 January ASERCOM outlined its activities over the past year and tackled the key issues facing the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

Annual dinner celebrates success 10 February 2016

Beijer Ref UK and Ireland supply partners recently celebrated the company's 2015 success at the annual supplier dinner held in Stockport.

David Bailey retires 10 February 2016

David Bailey, one of the refrigeration industry's best known and respected figures, has retired from Bitzer UK after a career that has spanned more than 50 years.

Bosch appoints VRF sales manager 09 February 2016

Bosch Commercial and Industrial has boosted its sales team with the appointment of a new variable refrigerant flow (VRF) sales manager.

ACR Show exhibitors back national competition 09 February 2016

The ACR Show, the UK’s only exhibition for the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation, heating and heat pump sectors is set to host the national SkillFRIDGE competition next week (16-18 February).

Bitzer opens international training centre 08 February 2016

Bitzer has opened its new 1,500sq m international training centre in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen, Germany.

A-Gas named official refrigerant supplier for Skillfridge 08 February 2016

A-Gas has been appointed as the refrigerant supplier for this year’s Skillfridge competition at the ACR Show, which takes places at the NEC, Birmingham, from February 16-18.

CPA revises construction growth forecast 08 February 2016

In its latest forecast, the Construction Products Association (CPA) estimates growth for the construction industry of 3.6% in 2016.

AIAC expands Johannesburg presence 08 February 2016

AIAC Air Conditioning South Africa, part of the Airedale International group and a manufacturer of air conditioning and IT cooling systems, has moved to larger premises.

ISD Solutions invests in UK manufacturing capability 04 February 2016

ISD solutions, the composite panel construction and industrial waterproofing specialist, is set to boost its UK manufacturing capability with further investment following another profitable year.

ThermOzone gains Carbon Trust accreditation 04 February 2016

ThermOzone has achieved Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier status.

BSRIA expresses concern over survey results 04 February 2016

BSRIA says it is concerned, but not surprised, by the findings of the UKCES (UK Commission for Employment and Skills) Employer Skills Survey (ESS) 2015: UK Results.

Ziehl-Abegg reports 6% increase in turnover 03 February 2016

Ziehl-Abegg has seen its turnover rise by 6% to €448m during the past year.

Arneg UK relocates to Manor Concepts site 03 February 2016

Arneg UK has moved its offices from Harlow in Essex to the headquarters and manufacturing facilities of Manor Concepts in Sandy, Bedfordshire, centralising both Arneg SpA owned companies in one location.

Advanced Air names new sales director 03 February 2016

Advanced Air has appointed Guy Hutchins as sales director covering all sales and technical sales support activities.

Research reveals North South HVAC pay gap 03 February 2016

HVAC sales engineers who work in London and the South East are receiving much higher average salaries than their northern counterparts, according to a new survey by specialist HVAC recruiter Thornhvac.

Logicool launches new training course and centre 03 February 2016

Logicool has introduced a new training course and unveiled its new training centre.

Fujitsu announces promotion 02 February 2016

Fujitsu Air Conditioners has promoted Nick Wilks to the role of national distribution sales manager.

BSRIA supports CITB decision to revoke CSCS cards 02 February 2016

BSRIA is backing the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)’s decision to revoke CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards, after an investigation into fraudulent activity at five test centres revealed that more than four thousand construction workers had paid cash to pass the test.

EFCTC underlines importance of timely F-Gas verification 02 February 2016

Potential large stockpiles of HFCs could jeopardise the EU’s ability to reduce HFC greenhouse gas emissions if checks are not carried out as soon as possible, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Ocado sees profits jump up 02 February 2016

Ocado has reported a 65.3% increase in pre-tax profit to £11.9m for the 52 weeks to 29 November.

SWEP International makes new appointment 01 February 2016

SWEP has announced that Nabil Cook will join its UK team this month.

Möhlenhoff opens new Polish site 01 February 2016

Möhlenhoff, the German heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions specialist, is continuing to expand.

Smith Brothers Leicester moves to new premises 01 February 2016

Smith Brothers Leicester is relocating after more than 100 years.

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