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News Archive - May 2017

Daikin Applied UK in HVAC & Refrigeration first 30 May 2017

Daikin Applied UK is the latest big name to join an ever-growing list of exhibitors at the upcoming HVAC & Refrigeration Show. It’s the company’s first time at the event and with a number of new products set to make their UK debut at the show, ...

Airedale supplies students with a best practice manufacturing seminar 30 May 2017

Ten MSc Supply Chain Management & Logistics students from Leeds Beckett University made the short trip to visit cooling specialist Airedale International Air Conditioning on Wednesday 24 May for a best practice manufacturing seminar. The Masters ...

Mitsubishi Electric sponsors BMW PGA Championship for the fourth year running 30 May 2017

Mitsubishi Electric and its customers have been enjoying the weather at the BMW PGA Championship, Europe’s flagship golfing tournament which took place at the Wentworth Club in Surrey from 25-28 May.The company is the official Cooling and Heating ...

SkillFRIDGE: Preventing a skills crisis 30 May 2017

The UK’s engineering sector employs 5.5 million people, generating revenues of £455.6 Billion GDP to the UK economy, which means a future skills shortage could have devastating consequences for the wider economy. Engineering employers will need to ...

First IIR International Conference on HFO Refrigerants to be held in Birmingham 25 May 2017

The IOR will be hosting the inaugural IIR International Conference on the application of HFO Refrigerants from 2nd to 5th September 2018 in Birmingham.

Jet Environmental appoints sales manager 25 May 2017

Jet Environmental, the provider of temperature control solutions for industrial and commercial buildings, has appointed Anthony Nightingale as sales manager.

Tesco switches to Honeywell refrigerant to cut carbon emissions 24 May 2017

Honeywell has announced that Tesco, one of the world’s largest supermarket chains, is converting more than 1,200 stores across the UK its Solstice N40 refrigerant in order to meet its carbon reduction commitments.

BESA calls for special sector deal 24 May 2017

BESA (the Building Engineering Services Association) says whoever is in power after the General Election should agree a ‘sector deal’ with the built environment industry that reflects the important role buildings play in human health, well-being and productivity.

Midea officially opens new production line 24 May 2017

Earlier this week (22nd May) the official opening ceremony took place for the new production line at the Clivet plant in Feltre (Belluno).

YFM Equity Partners backs MBO of TEV 23 May 2017

Specialist private equity fund manager YFM Equity Partners has backed the management buyout of TEV Limited.

Salisbury Group wins FM contract with PageGroup 23 May 2017

Facilities management specialist Salisbury Group, has been chosen by PageGroup to provide a range of services, from maintenance and engineering through to compliance, for their 30 UK and Ireland sites.

Many SBS Staff reach 10 years of service 22 May 2017

At a venue in Nottingham on Saturday 13th May all 12 branches and the head office of Smith Brothers Stores Ltd gathered to honour staff achievements.

Sheffield energy experts design cool solution for Qatar 2022 22 May 2017

A system to keep football fans and players cool at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was co-designed by engineers from the University of Sheffield, has been officially unveiled at the newly renovated Khalifa stadium.

Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores set for rapid growth 22 May 2017

Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores, a leading rental supplier of high performance temperature controlled storage solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, logistics and manufacturing industries and part of the Turner Group, has announced plans to achieve 30% growth in the next two years.

Bluon Energy announces investors and strategic partnerships 22 May 2017

Bluon Energy, the creator of Bluon TdX 20 (R-458A), an energy-efficient replacement refrigerant for existing HVAC-R systems, has welcomed new investors and the addition of a board advisor to bolster its awareness and sales.

CBI survey reports acceleration in manufacturing output 22 May 2017

According to the latest Industrial Trends survey from the CBI, manufacturing order books improved on April and output growth accelerated in the three months to May.

Bacharach acquires Parasense 22 May 2017

Bacharach, a leading global manufacturer of refrigerant gas leak detection and monitoring instruments, and combustion and emissions analysers for the HVAC-R industry, has completed the acquisition of Parasense.

ICS Cool Energy gains Carbon Trust accreditation 17 May 2017

ICS Cool Energy has been added to the Carbon Trust’s Green Business Directory as an accredited supplier, providing independent recognition of the temperature control specialist’s skills and services.

New event essential for anyone involved in building services 17 May 2017

As building services evolves to encompass an ever more innovative raft of environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient technology, a new event for the industry asks: “What is the future for Building Services in the 21st Century?”.

The competition is heating up – are you in? 17 May 2017

Now in its eighth year, the HVR Awards will once again celebrate the outstanding technology, innovation and exceptional customer service in the HVAC sector over the past 12 months during a prestigious ceremony, held at the five star Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday 26 October 2017.

SPAR UK sees retail sales rise 8.5% 17 May 2017

SPAR UK’s retail sales figures for 2016 grew by 8.5% to £2.84 billion, thanks to a surge of retailers joining the SPAR model, a fresh marketing approach, and a strong focus on foodservice.

New CIBSE president says ‘engineering is art’ 17 May 2017

New president of CIBSE (the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), Peter Y Wong, has used his inaugural address to change perceptions about building services engineers and argue that they should see themselves as artists and practitioners.

FETA working group and guidance document focus on A2L refrigerants 15 May 2017

FETA (the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations) has set up a new A2L refrigerants working group and has released a guidance note entitled ‘An introduction to A2L refrigerants and their use in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump applications.'

Toshiba helps young building services designers 15 May 2017

Up-and-coming building services designers from CIBSE’s Young Engineers Network (YEN) recently attended a CPD presentation by senior Toshiba technical staff on the topic of Mechanical and Natural Cooling Systems.

CIAT announces venues and dates for UK roadshows 15 May 2017

CIAT Ozonair has announced venue details for its UK roadshow, which includes eight events in major cities across the UK.

BSRIA course focuses on understanding BIM Level 2 15 May 2017

BSRIA’s next Understanding Level 2 BIM course takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 16th May, and is essential for those new to BIM, providing a general awareness of what BIM is.

Resource Data Management launches New Zealand affiliate 11 May 2017

Global energy and building controls specialist Resource Data Management has established a new affiliate company in Auckland, New Zealand, as part of international expansion plans.

Advanced Engineering charity golf day raises £5,145 10 May 2017

Advanced Engineering, the specialist chemical manufacturer and brands distributor, was joined by Falklands War veteran and author Simon Weston on 4th May for its charity golf day at Sherfield Oaks Golf Club in Hampshire.

Bitzer warns customers about fake oils discovered in Asia 09 May 2017

Bitzer has issued a warning about imitation oils found in Asia.

BESA president reports promising outlook for Wales 09 May 2017

BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) president Malcolm Thomson said the outlook for the industry in Wales is extremely promising.

Daikin UK opens office in central London 09 May 2017

Daikin UK has officially opened a new office in central London, offering customers improved project and application support within the buoyant Greater London market.

Nigel Hammond joins Fujitsu 08 May 2017

Fujitsu has appointed Nigel Hammond as distribution account manager for the south.

Construction industry reports mixed start to 2017 08 May 2017

According to the Construction Products Association’s Construction Trade Survey for the first quarter of the year, SME builders, civil engineering firms, product manufacturers and specialist contractors all reported a strong start to 2017 with increases in sales, output and workloads in Q1 driven by increased demand.

Survey reflects scale of industry’s mental health problem 08 May 2017

More than 25% of construction related workers, who responded to a mental health survey, said they had considered taking their own lives due to workplace stress.

BSRIA counts down to 2017 Soft Landings Conference 08 May 2017

Following the successful inaugural Soft Landings Conference last year, BSRIA is staging its 2017 event entitled ‘Delivering Value through Soft Landings’ on Friday 16th June at the RIBA headquarters in London.

Dearman hails government recognition of polluting transport refrigeration units 08 May 2017

As the Government has recently published its Clean Air Zone framework alongside the draft Air Quality Plan, Dearman has welcomed the framework’s recognition of the impact on Britain’s air quality of polluting transport refrigeration units.

BSRIA Briefing 2017: two more speakers added 08 May 2017

BSRIA has announced two more speakers for its annual Briefing and lunch: Kath Fontana, managing director of ISS Technical Services and Chris Twinn, principal, TwinnSustainabilityInnovation.

Aspen Pumps acquires Salina SAS 04 May 2017

Aspen Pumps Group, a global leader in design manufacture and distribution of condensate removal pumps, has completed the acquisition of Salina SAS, a leading French distributor of air-conditioning and refrigeration ancillaries, for an undisclosed sum.

Morrisons’ first quarter sales rise 04 May 2017

Morrisons has seen its first quarter group like-for-like sales (excluding fuel) increase by 3.4%.

Dow and DuPont receive conditional approval for merger from MOFCOM 03 May 2017

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have announced that China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has granted conditional regulatory approval of their proposed merger of equals.

Sainsbury’s sees profits tumble 03 May 2017

Sainsbury’s has seen its full year profits fall by 8.2% to £503m, according to its preliminary results announcement for the 52 weeks to 11 March 2017.

Travis Perkins acquires TF Solutions 03 May 2017

TF Solutions has been bought by the Travis Perkins Group.

First Choice Group launches new app 02 May 2017

First Choice Group has launched its first mobile app.

BESA and ECA launch engineering services manifesto 02 May 2017

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) have launched an engineering services manifesto ahead of the forthcoming general election on 8th June.

Refrigeration students compete for place in SkillFridge final 02 May 2017

Five refrigeration and air conditioning students from Eastleigh College recently went head–to-head to compete for a spot at the SkillFridge National Final, taking place at The Skills Show in November.

Dearman appoints vice president for European sales 02 May 2017

Dearman, the clean cold technology company, has recruited a new vice president for European Sales.

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