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News Archive - April 2016

EPEE hosts briefing on F-Gas Gapometer 28 April 2016

EPEE (the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment), the voice of the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe, is today (28 April) welcoming 10 journalists from across Europe, as well as representatives of the European Commission, for a press briefing on its ‘Gapometer’.

Haier opens new factory in Russia 28 April 2016

Haier, the appliance manufacturer, has opened a new factory in Russia in response to increasing demand from the European market.

Airedale International opens new training centre 27 April 2016

Airedale International has unveiled its new state-of-the-art training centre in Rawdon, Leeds.

Employees name best HVAC manufacturers to work for 27 April 2016

A new survey conducted by HVAC recruiter Thornhvac has revealed the best HVAC manufacturers to work for, by sector, as chosen by those working in the industry.

Leading firms back conference 27 April 2016

More than 150 papers from over 30 countries have now been accepted for the 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference from 21-24 August, which is being hosted by the Institute of Refrigeration.

Robinsons M & E appoints new MD 27 April 2016

Commercial engineering firm Robinsons M & E, based in North Yorkshire, has appointed a new managing director.

Honeywell launches authorised dealers programme 25 April 2016

Honeywell has launched the Honeywell Authorised Dealers programme to help purchasers ensure they are buying refrigerants that comply with the EU’s F-gas regulation, which is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to refrigerants and other materials.

ASHRAE UK Midlands section to host low carbon district heating seminar 25 April 2016

ASHRAE UK Midlands section is hosting an open seminar event on 14 June at Birmingham University, in association with the IOR, CIBSE West Midlands, BRSA and the BEI.

New Code of Practice aims to boost uptake of heat pumps 25 April 2016

CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) has unveiled a new Code of Practice for surface water source heat pumps which aims to help the UK meet targets to cut carbon emissions.

Hubbard sponsors refrigeration engineer in TimeAttack 25 April 2016

Hubbard Products is supporting the Southwest’s fastest refrigeration engineer, who is aiming to capture 2016’s TimeAttack highest level.

Cyclists beat weather to raise over £7,000 for RNLI 21 April 2016

A team of 12 cyclists, which included staff from Mitsubishi Electric and refrigeration and air conditioning specialist Pitkin & Ruddock, set out from Ipswich last Friday to bike 220 miles raising vital funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).

Hoshizaki Europe Limited gets the royal seal of approval 21 April 2016

Hoshizaki Europe Limited has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016.

Diffusion acquired by Volution Group 20 April 2016

Diffusion, the heating and cooling equipment specialist, has been acquired by the Volution Group plc, a leading supplier of ventilation products to the residential and commercial construction market in the UK and northern Europe.

BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki launch competition 20 April 2016

BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki are launching an open competition calling for ideas that will make buildings perform better.

Speakers at CIBSE Symposium urge more focus on outcomes 20 April 2016

According to former ASHRAE president Richard Rooley, the building services industry needs to give more attention to what it is trying to achieve, and how to manage people, projects and processes to deliver buildings that perform as the clients require.

CPA predicts slowdown in construction growth 18 April 2016

A slowdown in construction sector growth is being predicted by the Construction Products Association (CPA) as risks continue to rise.

AB Systems merges with Sterling Ancillary Services 18 April 2016

AB Systems, a leading expert in process cooling and materials handling, has amalgamated with Sterling Ancillary Services.

Eurammon Symposium will focus on the retail sector 18 April 2016

On June 23 and 24, 2016, internationally renowned experts will join the eurammon symposium in Schaffhausen, Switzerland to discuss the future of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry.

Holborn Projects appoints contracts manager 18 April 2016

Holborn Projects, the provider of commercial air conditioning services, has appointed Stephen James as contracts manager, following a period of sustained growth and new business wins.

FETA voices concern over government plans to reduce renewables incentives 18 April 2016

At the 26th annual FETA lunch, held on 14 April at the Brewery in London, chairman Graham Wright updated more than 600 attendees on the association’s activities.

European Refrigeration gets Royal approval 14 April 2016

Family-run business, European Refrigeration of Rayleigh, Essex, has been awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen for provision of their services as Commercial Refrigeration Engineers.

PwC report reveals significant investment by firms to become digital enterprises 13 April 2016

Around 74% of UK firms expect to drive high levels of digitisation and integration by 2021, according to a new global report by PwC entitled Industry 4.0: Building the Digital Enterprise.

Oceanic launches compressor overhaul exchange 13 April 2016

UK-based refrigeration specialist Oceanic Technical Solutions has introduced a new compressor overhaul exchange service in response to increased market demand for ship-board refrigeration compressor overhauls.

Tesco returns to profit 13 April 2016

Tesco has reported pre-tax profits of £162m for the year ending 27 February, following a loss of £6.3bn last year.

Report calls for a major rethink of UK engineering education 12 April 2016

According to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers a radical rethink about the role of schools and colleges in promoting engineering is needed.

BSRIA responds to Zero Carbon Hub report 11 April 2016

BSRIA says it is disappointed by the findings of the recently published Zero Carbon Hub report ‘Ventilation in New Homes’.

Glen Dimplex Group acquires Ability Projects 11 April 2016

The Glen Dimplex Group has acquired Ability Projects, based in Poole, Dorset, and a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of fan coil units (FCUs) and digital control technology.

CPA survey reports continued sales growth in Q1 11 April 2016

According to the Construction Product Association’s latest State of Trade Survey, sales of construction products increased for the first quarter of 2016.

Honeywell partners Chinese firm to produce low GWP refrigerant 11 April 2016

Honeywell has entered into a supply agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to produce Honeywell Solstice yf, further extending its global supply base for the low global warming potential mobile air conditioning refrigerant.

Toshiba unveils new warranty scheme 11 April 2016

Toshiba Air Conditioning, which introduced the industry’s first seven year warranty, has launched a new warranty scheme based on installer skills and competence.

Kingswood protects engineers with mobile app 11 April 2016

Kingswood Air Conditioning has introduced the StaySafe solution to monitor the safety of its lone working engineers.

Integral UK opens new Faversham office 07 April 2016

Integral UK, a leading independently owned mechanical, electrical and fabric property maintenance provider, has opened a new office in Faversham as part of its continued expansion into the refrigeration and industrial HVAC sectors.

Dunham-Bush helps Cambridge College apprentices 04 April 2016

Dunham-Bush has supplied Cambridge Regional College (CRC) with its latest Lynx Fan Coil Units and complete control systems.

BESA Training introduces site safety courses 04 April 2016

BESA Training has launched three new courses targeting site supervisors and people who have recently started to work within the building engineering services sector.

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