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News Archive - June 2017

CoolKit leads the pack 29 June 2017

CoolKit is one of the first approved partners named for the new Toyota Converter programme.


Condair opens new Hamburg factory 29 June 2017

Global humidifier specialist, Condair, has recently opened its newly built production, logistics and sales facility in Hamburg, Germany.


Ebm-papst fortifies leading position 29 June 2017

Germany-based technology leader for fans and motors, ebm-papst Group, is remaining on course for global growth. 


BSRIA North opens for business 29 June 2017

BSRIA has announced that its North office in Preston, Lancashire, is open for business.


Heading to the heart of the city 28 June 2017

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Hubbard calls for hygiene crack down 28 June 2017

BBC programme, Watchdog, found that bacteria from faeces has been present in the ice used by three top coffee shop chains. 


Güntner installs new measurement laboratory 28 June 2017

Güntner has established a new measurement laboratory, based at the company’s headquarters in Fürstenfeldbruck in Bavaria, Germany.


Cooling repairs soar 92 percent during heatwave 27 June 2017

Last week, the UK was overwhelmed by the heatwave that hit the country. With temperatures reaching as high as 36°C, the demand for air conditioning and cold room repairs soared.


BSRIA celebrates National Women in Engineering Day 23 June 2017

BSRIA is celebrating National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) in an attempt to promote the subject to students in schools and universities, and encourage more women into engineering. 


New guide urges manufacturers to control effects of seasonal temperature spikes 23 June 2017

The unpredictability of British weather can cause havoc for manufacturers ill-prepared for the damaging effects of seasonal temperature spikes, warns ICS Cool Energy.


Celebrating future female engineers on International Women in Engineering Day 23 June 2017

Birmingham-based engineering company, adi Group, has reaffirmed its pledge to help bridge the gender divide in engineering by growing its pre-apprenticeship scheme.


Coolair Services purchases new mini bus for basketball club 22 June 2017

Coolair Services has sponsored the Manchester Magic and Manchester Mystics basketball teams, purchasing a new Citroen mini bus.


XPO Logistics signs agreement with Fujitsu 22 June 2017

XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a new contract by Fujitsu General Air Conditioning (UK).


IAQ is quickest and cheapest anti-pollution measure 22 June 2017

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the quickest and cheapest way to protect people from worsening air pollution, according to one of the country’s foremost clean air campaigners.


Team Fujitsu to raise £5000 in London to Cambridge charity bike ride 21 June 2017

Members of staff at Fujitsu are raising £5,000 for selected charities through participating in the London to Cambridge bike event.


Last chance to book your space at IOR’s Cool Talks 21 June 2017

There are only a few days left to book your free place at IOR’s next Cool Talks Breakfast Briefing for Engineers and Technicians. 


Vertiv ranks world's most critical industries 21 June 2017

Utilities, including electricity, gas, nuclear power and water treatment, are the most critical industries in the world according to a new ranking from Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power. 


Aspen Pumps acquires Javac UK 19 June 2017

Aspen Pumps, a global leader in condensate pumps, has announced its investment in JAVAC UK, one of the UK’s leading air-conditioning and refrigeration (ACR) tool specialists. 


Blue Cube successfully achieves new ISO standards 19 June 2017

Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores has successfully transitioned to both the new ISO9001 and 14001 standards.


Carlo Gavazzi to sponsor the new Building Services Forum 19 June 2017

Energy solutions and smart buildings specialist Carlo Gavazzi is to sponsor the new Building Services Forum. 


Bitzer expands BEST service tool 19 June 2017

Compressor specialist Bitzer has introduced the latest update for its Electronics Service Tool, the BEST software.


Advanced Engineering invests in the future 19 June 2017

Advanced Engineering, a leading manufacturer and supplier to the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, is supporting the next generation of engineers by donating 25 new Promax refrigeration recovery units to the College of North West London....


Waterloo teaches the basics of air distribution 19 June 2017
Air terminal device manufacturer Waterloo Air Products has launched a training course geared towards teaching construction professionals how air distribution works in buildings.‘The Basics of Air Distribution’ takes place on Wednesday 19 July at the ...

Star’s engineers visit local school ahead of InWED 2017 14 June 2017

Star Refrigeration and Neilston’s St Thomas Primary School children celebrated International Women in Engineering Day yesterday, to support International Women in Engineering Day, which takes place worldwide on 23 June.Star Refrigeration has joined ...


Condair expands service team 14 June 2017

Condair has expanded its service engineering department with the appointment of Colin Turnbull as installation manager and Shaun Canham as a new service engineer, specifically covering the North.


CAREL sees 2016 sales increase by 13.5% 14 June 2017

CAREL has announced its consolidated results for the 2016 financial year, confirming and improving the positive trend in earnings recorded over the last five years.


Advanced Air appoints area sales manager 14 June 2017

Advanced Air has boosted its sales team with the appointment of Russell Scales as area sales manager.


Aspen Pumps staff to join in Race for Life 13 June 2017

Aspen Pumps staff are taking on the challenge of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life to raise money for research into more than 200 types of cancer.


adi Group targets young engineers 13 June 2017

According to a survey by Jobsite, the current engineering talent shortfall is driven, not by lack of interest, but by the fact that young people simply do not know how to get started in the field.


Industry responds to General Election result 12 June 2017

Following last week’s General Election result, BSRIA is urging the major political parties to recognise the construction industry “big ticket” items including key issues around housing, energy and the environment and skills and to work together on these crucial issues.


FC Red Bull Salzburg wins the Bitzer Cup 2017 12 June 2017

Bitzer, the specialist in refrigeration compressors, was the main sponsor of this year’s under-17 football tournament in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen, which took place over the Pentecost weekend.


Doby Verrolec appoints regional sales manager 12 June 2017

Doby Verrolec has appointed Steve Judd as regional sales manager.


Sontay opens office in the Middle East 12 June 2017

Sontay is expanding its global reach by opening a new office in the United Arab Emirates and has appointed Ali Jabr as Middle East area sales manager.


IAQ could become a planning issue, says BESA 07 June 2017

Developers could soon be required to achieve an agreed standard of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in order to gain planning permission for new buildings.


Blue Cube looks for new premises 07 June 2017

Underlining its commitment to an ambitious growth strategy, leading rental supplier of high performance temperature controlled storage solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, logistics and manufacturing industries, Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores has confirmed it is embarking on a search for new, strategically located premises which will better serve its nationwide customer base.


Causeway and Barbour ABI publish Construction Sentiment Survey 2017 07 June 2017

The results of the Construction Sentiment Survey 2017 have now been published, providing a valuable insight into the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the construction industry.


adi Group urges local businesses to invest in pre-apprenticeship schemes 07 June 2017

adi Group, the Birmingham-based engineering company, is encouraging local businesses to invest in pre-apprenticeship schemes to help plug the Midlands skills gap.


Record number of competitors signed up for SkillFRIDGE! 06 June 2017

SkillFRIDGE, the national, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump competition sponsored by Toshiba, is enjoying a record year in terms of student participation.


Aspen Pumps staff cycle to Paris for charity 06 June 2017

An intrepid team of 11 staff from Aspen Pumps is taking on the challenge of cycling from its headquarters in Hailsham, East Sussex, to Paris to raise money for local charity, Chestnut Tree House.


Refrion coolers chosen for Russian football stadiums 06 June 2017

Italian company Refrion, a leader in the European air-cooled and industrial equipment sector, has announced that its cooling units will be installed at two of the stadiums being built for the next Football World Cup, which takes place in June 2018 in Russia.


Williams appoints Middle East business development manager 05 June 2017

Williams has expanded its sales force in the Middle East region with the appointment of Daniel Hall as business development manager.


Climate Center now stocking R448A nationwide 05 June 2017

Climate Center is now stocking R448A, the industry’s leading alternative to R404A, in every branch.


Wozair acquires controlling stake in Veotec Group 05 June 2017

Wozair Ltd has acquired a majority shareholding in Veotec Group, the international manufacturer and supplier of air separation, filtration and louvre HVAC products.


Steve Gill receives award for mentoring scheme 05 June 2017

Steve Gill received the Gold Stevie Award for the Cool Mentoring Scheme at a Gala Banquet in Tokyo on Friday 2nd June.


First international customer for Ocado’s Smart Platform 05 June 2017

Ocado has announced that on 3rd June it signed an agreement with a regional European retailer to use Ocado Smart Platform (OSP).


BSRIA disappointed with US President's decision on Paris Accord 05 June 2017

BSRIA has expressed its disappointment that the USA will leave the Paris Climate Deal Agreement following President Trump’s recent statement.


Incentive FM Group launches Incentive Tec 05 June 2017

Incentive FM Group, the independent facilities services company, has announced it is to merge its latest acquisitions Comserve and ACE to create a single building and M&E services company.


Keeping it cool under pressure: SkillFRIDGE qualifying heats underway 05 June 2017

The qualifying heats for the SkillFRIDGE 2017 competition are well underway, with apprentices and students studying up to Level 3 in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) sector competing to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and unbounded potential in an exciting and pressurised environment.


HygroMatik launches new website 01 June 2017

HygroMatik has launched a new website designed with the customer in mind.


Carrier Rental Systems invests in new fleet of portable AC units 01 June 2017

Carrier Rental Systems, one of the UK’s leading temporary cooling and heating specialists, has invested in a new fleet of 400 high-performance portable air conditioning units to meet summer demand.


Bacharach launches new Facebook page 01 June 2017

Bacharach Inc, the manufacturer of refrigerant gas leak detection and monitoring instruments, and combustion and emissions analysers for the HVAC&R industries, has launched its official Facebook page.


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