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News Archive - June 2016

Stulz and TSI in joint venture to deliver modular data centre solutions 29 June 2016

Stulz, the global mission critical cooling solutions provider, has announced a joint venture and majority shareholding in Technology Space Integration (TSI), a global manufacturer of modular data centre solutions for the High Performance Computing (HPC), Cloud, enterprise and end user markets, including micro data centres.

Fujitsu appoints RSL as distributor for Ireland 28 June 2016

Fujitsu General Air Conditioning (UK) Ltd has appointed RSL Ireland as its distributor for the region as it continues to expand its network.

Ocado sees increase in half year profits 28 June 2016

Ocado saw its pre-tax profits increase to £8.5m, up from £7.2m for the same period a year earlier, according to its half year results for the 24 weeks ending 15 May this year.

CIBSE calls for Symposium papers 27 June 2016

CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) are calling for papers ahead of the 7th annual Technical Symposium in 2017.

Ziehl-Abegg makes Middle East appointment 27 June 2016

Ziehl-Abegg has appointed David Miller as managing director of its Middle East operation, as business in the region continues to expand.

A-Gas appoints commercial director 27 June 2016

A-Gas has appointed Enzo D’Alessio as its new commercial director.

BSRIA reacts to EU decision 27 June 2016

BSRIA has issued a statement following the UK’s decision to leave the EU in last week’s Referendum.

Industry responds to Brexit 27 June 2016

Responding to the outcome of the EU referendum, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling for an urgent discussion to mitigate the impact on the engineering sector – which is vital to the UK’s economy.

Integral expands specialist HVAC operation 23 June 2016

Integral UK, the mechanical, electrical and fabric property maintenance provider, has continued its expansion into the industrial refrigeration and specialised HVAC sectors, with the appointment of Ian Hussey.

Jane Gartshore joins UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering List 23 June 2016

Jane Gartshore BSc FInstR, director of Cool Concerns Ltd, has today been named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering by the Daily Telegraph.

IET urges more female engineers to have work published 23 June 2016

On National Women in Engineering Day 2016 (today), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling for more female engineers to capitalise on their knowledge and expertise by having their work published through its world-renowned publications and information services.

Daikin Applied UK expands chiller sales force 23 June 2016

Daikin Applied UK (LTD) (DAPUK) has expanded its chiller sales force in the south with the appointment of Danny Quinn as sales account manager for chiller products.

Tesco reports Q1 sales increase 23 June 2016

Tesco has reported a 0.3% rise in like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 28 May this year – its second consecutive quarter of growth.

BSRIA celebrates National Women in Engineering Day 20 June 2016

BSRIA is celebrating National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) on Thursday 23 June to promote the subject to students in schools and universities and encourage more women into engineering.

BESA aims to help improve sector’s gender balance 20 June 2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) is sponsoring the National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June in an initiative aimed at improving gender balance and diversity across the building engineering services sector.

Bosch director joins ICOM board 20 June 2016

Bosch Commercial and Industrial’s business development director, Shaun Mansbridge, has been appointed to the board of ICOM – the UK non-domestic heating sector’s trade association.

LJJ appoints mechanical contracts manager 20 June 2016

LJJ appoints mechanical contracts manager LJJ, the building services contractor, has appointed Jeremy Jones as mechanical contracts manager at its newest regional office in Solihull to help drive growth.

EPEE elects leaders and reviews year at AGM 16 June 2016

Today (16 June), the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) held its AGM, where members re-elected Juergen Goeller from UTC-Carrier for a second mandate as chair.

BSRIA urges members to complete Building Log Book 16 June 2016

BSRIA is urging its members and the industry to participate in CIBSE TM31: Building log book public consultation by Friday 8th July 2016.

Integral UK acquired by US firm JLL 15 June 2016

Integral, the independently-owned UK provider of mechanical, electrical and fabric property maintenance, has been acquired by JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) for $330m.

BSRIA positive about new apprenticeship levy 14 June 2016

BSRIA says that it sees the Government’s new apprenticeship levy as an incentive for both the CITB, industry and government to work together on delivering vital apprenticeship training.

Industry bodies face up to mental health challenge 13 June 2016

The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA), the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and the CIBSE Patrons are joining forces to work with the Samaritans on a campaign to address the growing problem of mental health and workplace stress in the building engineering services industry.

ONS construction output rebounds but new orders decline 13 June 2016

According to the latest ONS figures, construction output rebounded in April by 2.5% month-on-month but remained down by 3.7% compared to a year earlier.

Fujitsu makes a double appointment 13 June 2016

Fujitsu has appointed Katie Ferguson (pictured above left) as VRF business development manager and Joanna Clarke (above right) as distribution account manager (North), strengthening its commitment to the market.

BESA appoints senior mechanical engineer 09 June 2016

Graeme Fox is joining the technical department of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA) as senior mechanical engineer.

Toshiba expands CPD courses programme 09 June 2016

Toshiba Air Conditioning has launched an expanded programme of CPD courses for consultants, designers, installers and end-users wishing to update their knowledge on key technical and legislative issues.

ECEX moves to new premises 09 June 2016

ECEX, the metal fabrication specialist and supplier of air intake screens, has moved to new premises in Newbury to improve the flexibility of its manufacturing operation.

Sainsbury’s sees Q1 like-for-like sales fall 08 June 2016

Sainsbury’s has reported a 0.3% increase in total retail sales (excluding fuel) in its first quarter trading statement for the 12 weeks to 4 June.

CMA approves Beijer Ref acquisition of HRP 08 June 2016

Beijer Ref AB has announced that the UK Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally approved its acquisition of HRP Holdings Limited.

Daikin unveils revamped partnership programme 08 June 2016

Daikin introduced a host of benefits and a fresh new look to its partnership programme at the recent D1 Partner conference in London.

HRS to host breakfast meeting 07 June 2016

HRS is hosting a breakfast meeting on Tuesday 21 June.

Beijer Ref UK appoints director of innovation 07 June 2016

Howard Noble has joined Beijer Ref UK as director of innovation.

Celebrity football match will raise vital funds 07 June 2016

Toshiba Air Conditioning and distributor Cool Designs have joined forces to support an all-star charity football match featuring well-known TV celebrities from shows such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

Pipe and Climate Center team to take part in charity race 06 June 2016

An elite team from Pipe Center and Climate Center and other Wolseley UK brands are taking part in the Yukon River Quest, one of the top 10 toughest races in the world.

BESA Yorkshire helps road deaths charity 06 June 2016

A national charity based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, has received a boost from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

Incentive FM acquires ACE Environmental Engineering 06 June 2016

Leading independent facilities services organisation Incentive FM Group has acquired ACE Environmental Engineering Limited, a HVAC design, installation and maintenance specialist with turnover of more than £6.5m.

SBS relocates Bristol branch 06 June 2016

Smith Brothers Stores’ (SBS) Bristol branch is relocating.

Global air conditioning market cooled in 2015, BSRIA reports 06 June 2016

According to BSRIA’s recently published market intelligence study on the global air conditioning market, global growth “disappointed again” in 2015, across all product ranges, and is expected to recover at a slower pace than previously projected.

A-Gas International acquires Rapid Recovery 06 June 2016

A-Gas International has completed the acquisition of US-based Rapid Recovery through its A-Gas Americas’ business.

ASHRAE UK Midlands seminar: extra places now available 06 June 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.

Güntner appoints sales manager 02 June 2016

Güntner has appointed Laurence Roy as its new sales manager distributors.

Hoshizaki Gram UK recruits London regional sales manager 01 June 2016

Hoshizaki Gram UK has appointed Andy Tucker as the latest member of its sales team.

Toshiba announces new pricing as part of growth strategy 01 June 2016

Toshiba Air Conditioning has announced significant reductions in UK equipment prices following continuing business efficiency improvements and economies of scale due to growth.

Integral expansion continues 01 June 2016

Integral, the independently owned mechanical, electrical and fabric maintenance services provider, has made a number of key appointments, boosting its expansion into the industrial refrigeration and HVAC sectors nationwide.

TF Solutions invests in new Burton premises 01 June 2016

TF Solutions, the air conditioning and refrigeration distributor, has relocated its Midlands branch to a state-of-the-art industrial facility in Burton-upon-Trent to facilitate its continued growth and enhance its customer service offering.

BESA president joins Interserve 01 June 2016

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) president Jim Marner has joined Interserve Engineering Services (IES) as regional director for the North East and Newcastle.

Waterloo Air Products appoints customer services manager 01 June 2016

Waterloo Air Products has appointed Nick Broad as customer services manager — a newly created position.

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