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News Archive - March 2017

Johnson Controls wins Online Initiative of the Year 2017 award 30 March 2017

Johnson Controls has won an award for its EasyParts website, following a dramatic shift among customers to online ordering of spare parts for chillers and air conditioning equipment.

CIAT to showcase innovative cooling and heating solutions 30 March 2017

CIAT has announced the start of its 2017 INTERNATIONAL CIAT TOUR presenting its newest product developments and comprehensive system offerings in more than 70 cities across three continents.

BSRIA welcomes triggering of Article 50 30 March 2017

BSRIA has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Government that it has now triggered Article 50, starting the two-year process for Brexit.

IOR Marks INWED with a career development day 29 March 2017

The IOR and Women in RACHP Network is holding a career development training session aimed at women working in RACHP.

Kilfrost appoints technical manager 29 March 2017

Kilfrost Ltd has appointed Michael Reynolds as technical manager within its Speciality Fluids Division.

BCIA: collaboration is key to execute Building Performance Challenge 27 March 2017

BCIA (the Building Controls Industry Association) is urging the industry to work together to make significant changes in how building controls are understood by the wider public and other sectors.

SkillFRIDGE 2017: looking for talented apprentices and students 27 March 2017

SkillFRIDGE 2017, the national refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump competition, is looking for talented apprentices or students in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry with a thirst to learn more and the desire to show industry their potential.

ACR Industry applauds award winners 24 March 2017

More than 240 people from all sectors of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry saw Mitsubishi Electric’s Hybrid VRF named as Air Conditioning Product of the Year at the ACR News Awards 2017, which took place last night (23rd March).

BESA appoints new head of Wales 23 March 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) has appointed Cat Griffith-Williams as its new head of Wales following the retirement of Andrew Marchant.

First Choice partners Adande 22 March 2017

First Choice Group and Adande have agreed a distribution deal.

LG appoints Space Air Ltd as distributor 20 March 2017

LG Electronics has appointed Space Air Ltd as an important new distributor to its business in the UK.

Sainsbury’s releases fourth quarter trading statement 16 March 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported a 0.1% increase in total retail sales (excluding fuel) for the fourth quarter of its financial year.

Trane and Dallah agree joint manufacturing venture 16 March 2017

Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has agreed a joint venture manufacturing deal with Dallah Trading Company, a member of Dallah Al-Baraka Holding Company (DBHC), a private multi-national corporation based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

BSRIA predicts 20% growth in smart home/light commercial market 15 March 2017

BSRIA is forecasting a total global growth of 20 per cent in the Smart Home/light commercial market in 2017, with the largest growth being predicted for the UK market at a rate of 29 per cent.

BSRIA extends scope of UKAS accreditation 15 March 2017

BSRIA has extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited testing to include the latest version of the high temperature fan standard BS EN12101-3:2015 and the heat pump standard BS EN14825:2016.

Aspen Pumps appoints business development manager 15 March 2017

Aspen Pumps has appointed Vern Klein as business development manager of Aspen Xtra.

E Poppleton and Son names new MD 14 March 2017

Tim Hopkinson has left Hargreaves to take over as managing director of the ductwork manufacturer and installation contractor E Poppleton and Son Ltd.

Hoshizaki appoints new director 14 March 2017

Hoshizaki UK has appointed Simon Frost CFSP as director, sales and chain accounts.

Ocado sees sales increase 14 March 2017

Ocado has seen its gross retail sales increase by 13.1% to £352.4m in the 13 weeks to 26 February this year.

PAD appointed as UK Haier distributor 13 March 2017

Pure Air Distribution Ltd, based in Guildford, has been established as the first UK distributor for the newly relaunched air conditioning brand Haier.

T levels can help tackle skills gap 13 March 2017

According to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered a major boost for vocational training in his Budget last week.

BESA calls for action on workplace suicide 13 March 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) has urged employers to face up to the growing risk of suicide in construction related professions.

Construction output up despite January fall 13 March 2017

According to ONS figures published last week, construction output in January fell by 0.4% but rose by 2.0% compared with one year earlier.

First Choice Group acquired by global distribution group 09 March 2017

First Choice Group, the UK supplier of spare parts for the catering industry, has been acquired by PT Holdings LLC, the parent company of Parts Town, the world's largest distributor of OEM parts for the foodservice industry.

BSRIA reacts to Spring Budget 09 March 2017

Chief executive of BSRIA, Julia Evans, has responded to the Chancellor’s 2017 Spring Budget.

HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018: industry excited about London venue 07 March 2017

2018 HVAC & Refrigeration Show set to be the best yet, say insiders.

Sanhua appoints technical sales manager 06 March 2017

Sanhua Europe has named Robbie Kellaway as its new technical sales manager for the UK, Ireland & Scandinavia.

adi Group shares pre-apprenticeship scheme knowledge 06 March 2017

Midlands-based engineering firm, adi Group, is sharing the knowledge it has gained since launching the UK’s first pre-apprenticeship scheme for 14-16 year olds, with the aim of encouraging other businesses to provide more opportunities for young people.

Industry excited about London venue 06 March 2017

Refrigeration Show set to be the best yet, say insiders

Big Foot Systems joins ACR News Awards shortlist 06 March 2017

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems has been shortlisted in this year’s ACR News Awards for its new Lock ‘n’ Load frame.

Aspen Pumps shortlisted in ACR News Awards 06 March 2017

Aspen Pumps has announced that it has been shortlisted in this year’s ACR News Awards.

BESA appoints key accounts manager - specifiers 06 March 2017

Promoting the expertise of building engineering contractors to local authorities; consulting engineers; architects and key end user groups will be a central part of the strategy pursued by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) this year.

Bacharach rebrands and updates website 06 March 2017

Bacharach Inc., the manufacturer of refrigerant gas leak detection and monitoring instruments, and combustion and emission analysers, has unveiled a new brand identity and launched an updated website.

The ACR News Awards shortlist announced 02 March 2017

The shortlist for the ACR News Awards 2017, which takes place later this month has now been announced.The finalists for Contractor of the Year are:Kingswood Air ConditioningStonegrove Refrigeration ServicesSynecoreThe finalists for Customer Service (...

Dantherm Group acquires Master Climate Solutions Group (MCS) 02 March 2017

Dantherm has acquired the Master Climate Solutions Group (MCS) from the Italian private equity firm Alcedo SGR.

RW Refrigeration Wholesale opens Stockton branch 01 March 2017

RW Refrigeration Wholesale is has opened a new branch in Stockton.

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