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News Archive - April 2017

Midea chooses Chemours refrigerant for unitary ac units in North America 27 April 2017

The Chemours Company has announced its Opteon XL55 (R-452B) low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant has been chosen by China-based Midea for use in its unitary air-conditioning units designed for the North America market.


Turnbull & Scott appoints new chairman 27 April 2017

Turnbull & Scott, the heat transfer specialist engineering firm based in Hawick, has appointed David Sigsworth OBE as chairman.


Cool Projects Ltd celebrates 20 years 27 April 2017

Cool Projects, the family owned and operated business, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.


Aurelius sells compressor manufacturer SECOP to Nidec Group 25 April 2017

Aurelius Equity Opportunities has sold its subsidiary SECOP to the Japanese Nidec Group for €185m.


Klima-Therm and LH gain top safety accreditation 25 April 2017

Klima-Therm has joined its sister company LH plc in receiving accreditation from Safecontractor for commitment to excellence in health and safety.


Mentoring scheme wins gold Stevie Award 24 April 2017

Stephen Gill Associates has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the ‘Innovative Use of Technology in Human Resources’ category in the fourth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards with the Thermentor.Org – Cool Mentoring scheme.


BCIA offers HVAC and building technology courses 24 April 2017

Building services professionals looking to develop their knowledge of HVAC and building technology are urged to enrol on the first of a suite of six courses offered by the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA).


Bitzer opens office in Nigeria 24 April 2017

Compressor specialist Bitzer has opened a new office in Lagos, Nigeria, establishing a presence closer to users and customers in West Africa.


Permira funds to acquire DiversiTech 19 April 2017

Global private equity firm Permira has announced that a company backed by Permira funds has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DiversiTech, a leading aftermarket manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered components for residential and and light commercial heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration from an affiliate of The Jordan Company LP. 


ASHRAE and IOR sign new MoU agreement 19 April 2017

ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalising the organisations’ relationship, which dates back more than a century.


J S Wright wins £3.5m Arena Central deal 19 April 2017

J S Wright, a leading building services specialist, has secured a contract worth almost £3.5m through which it says it will provide residents at Arena Central in Birmingham with the highest standards of energy efficient comfort and security.


Systemair UK moves to new headquarters 19 April 2017

Systemair, a leading ventilation company with operations in 49 countries, has relocated its UK headquarters from Aston to Gravelly Industrial Park in Birmingham following continued company growth in recent years.


Construction industry activity ahead of post-Brexit expectations, says CPA 19 April 2017

According to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA), activity in the construction industry is rising at a faster pace following the EU referendum than initially expected.


Strong food performance drives Tesco sales increase 18 April 2017

Tesco has reported strong growth in sales in its preliminary results announcement for 2016/17.


Hitachi expands its UK sales team to support business growth 11 April 2017

In line with new managing director, Gboyega Obafemi’s ambitious growth plans, Hitachi has recently appointed three new Area Sales Managers covering London, Scotland and the North West.Previously working on major construction projects throughout the ...


Ivan Gonzalez appointed technical director of Jet Environmental 11 April 2017

Jet Environmental, the leading provider of temperature control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, has appointed Ivan Gonzalez as Technical Director.Ivan joins the board of directors following two successful years as the company’s ...


Under fire apprenticeship levy is ‘not a numbers game’ 11 April 2017

This month’s launch of the Apprenticeship Levy has coincided with a critical report from the all-party parliamentary Education Committee, which dubbed it a “blunt instrument” that would do little to tackle the skills gap without significant changes....


Honeywell plans early exit of high GWP refrigerants 11 April 2017

Honeywell is planning to exit the sale of Genetron 404A (R404A) and Genetron AZ-50 (R507) refrigerants in the European Union in 2018 as contracts permit, in order to meet the deadline set by the European Union’s F-Gas regulations, which stipulate ...


BCIA welcomes new Executive Officer 11 April 2017

The Building Controls Association (BCIA) is pleased to announce that they have appointed Roger Borer BA (Hons) as their new Executive Officer. Roger’s role in the organisation is pivotal to the operation of the Association and reports to the ...


Air distribution expert Paul Wilson joins Waterloo 11 April 2017

Supporting customers with expert advice on air terminal devices, Waterloo Air Products Plc has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Paul Wilson as Regional Sales Manager in the North-East of England.As owner of H&V Direct for the ...


Charity ball raises £12,000 for children charities 11 April 2017

Charity ball raises £12,000 for children charitiesThe Northern Charity Ball, hosted by Incentive FM Group, was held this week in Sheffield and was a resounding success, raising over £12,000 for this year’s chosen charities, Scotty’s Little Soldiers ...


BSRIA stages 'tomorrow's engineers' event 11 April 2017

As part of its INSPIRE programme, to help engage young people in engineering, BSRIA was delighted to welcome a group of Year 9 (aged 13-14) students from Ranelagh School in Bracknell to its test facilities.The event started with an introduction to ...


Targeting training to meet the Building Performance Challenge 11 April 2017

The Building Controls Association (BCIA) is encouraging both the current and next generation to invest in training, to ensure that the industry continues to move in the right direction.To conquer the building performance challenge, those employed in ...


Manufacturing growth undeterred by cost inflation 11 April 2017

The CPA’s latest State of Trade Survey reports that UK construction product manufacturers registered an increase in sales and activity in the first quarter of 2017. This extends the industry’s period of growth to four years, despite a backdrop of ...


ebm-papst acquires Lae Srl 05 April 2017

ebm-papst Group has acquired Lae Srl, a specialist in fan guard grills for an undisclosed sum, retroactively effective from 1st January 2017.


Pure Air Distribution appoints technical services manager 04 April 2017

Pure Air Distribution, the newly appointed UK distributor for Haier air conditioning equipment in the UK, has recruited Glenn Cook to its Guildford-based team as technical services manager.


Ingersoll Rand completes acquisition of Thermocold Costruzioni Srl 04 April 2017

On 1st April Ingersoll-Rand completed its acquisition of Thermocold Costruzioni Srl.


Chemours announces price increase on Freon refrigerants 04 April 2017

The Chemours Company has announced the following price increases on Freon refrigerants sold in the European Union, effective from 1 May or as contracts and law allow.


Climalife hosts customer event 03 April 2017

Following a successful event in Leeds, Climalife (IDS Refrigeration) held a customer event at the Celtic Manor on 29th March.


Eurovent Association publishes air filters guide 03 April 2017

The Air Filters product group within the Eurovent Association has released the first edition of its guidebook ‘Air Filters for General Ventilation’. Over 28 pages, the document provides for a hands-on introduction to all-important aspects related to ...


Titan Engineering moves to new premises 03 April 2017

Titan Engineering Ltd has recently moved to new premises.


IOR Cool Talks for service engineers open for booking 03 April 2017

The popular IOR breakfast briefings for service engineers and technicians are once again open for bookings.


ECA supports parliamentary apprenticeships report 03 April 2017

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) is backing a new parliamentary committee report on skills that urges the Government to ‘prioritise’ getting young people to take up apprenticeships in industry sectors with skills shortages, such as electrotechnical.


Eastleigh College student named Apprentice of the Year 03 April 2017

Dan Lapworth, apprentice air conditioning engineer at Cooltherm, has been named Apprentice of the Year at the ACR News Awards 2017.


Alan Green honoured at ACR News Awards 03 April 2017

Alan Green, technical consultant at Trox, former chairman of the Chilled Beam and Ceiling Association (CBCA) and senior member of FETA, picked up the prestigious Alan Moor Award at this year’s ACR News Awards in recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to the industry.


Teslamiser high-tech chiller battery wins ACR News award 03 April 2017

The Teslamiser chiller battery pack was crowned Air Conditioning Ancillary of the Year at the ACR News Awards which were held at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London last month.


Beijer Ref UK and Ireland to distribute Carrier products 03 April 2017

Following the success across the rest of Europe, the popular Carrier air conditioning brand is launched in the UK and Ireland as the company has chosen Beijer Ref UK and Ireland as its distribution partner.


BSRIA concerned with President Trump's response to Paris Agreement 03 April 2017

BSRIA says it is concerned that President Trump has begun the process of ‘rolling back’ the Obama policies aimed at curbing climate change.


Hybrid VRF named Air Conditioning Product of the Year 03 April 2017

Mitsubishi Electric is celebrating further industry success after its innovative Hybrid VRF (HVRF) solution was named Air Conditioning Product of the Year at the ACR News Awards 2017.


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