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News Archive - November 2018

J S Wright sponsors local amateur rugby team 29 November 2018

Building services provider J S Wright has boosted its support for a local rugby team after signing a sponsorship deal with Stourbridge Lions....


Waterloo advocate joins the team 28 November 2018

Chartered mechanical engineer Tony Sherlock, who for the last 15 years has been an advocate of Waterloo’s products and services through his work on multiple contracts, has now joined the manufacturer as part of its sales team....


Aspen Pumps acquires Advanced Engineering 28 November 2018

Aspen Pumps Group, a global leader in condensate pump manufacturing, has finalised its acquisition of acr chemicals and tools specialist Advanced Engineering....


Panasonic helps Logicool celebrate 10 year anniversary 28 November 2018

Panasonic distributor Logicool recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a go-karting event in Tamworth....


Carel Group acquires Recuperator 28 November 2018

Carel Industries' acquisition of the entire share capital of Recuperator SpA, an Italian company specialising in the design, production and consumption of air-to-air heat exchangers, has been completed....


TCUK tackles key question at UK Construction Week 28 November 2018

Toshiba Carrier UK has participated in UK Construction Week, focussed on key issues affecting the future of the construction and building services industry....


CoolKit helps provide skills for the future 26 November 2018

CoolKit has teamed up with Burnley’s Themis Academy to help discover and train skilled new recruits....


FSW commercial director steps down 26 November 2018

Mark Henderson is stepping down from his role as commercial director at national acr wholesaler, FSW, at the end of the year....


BSRIA boosts sales team 23 November 2018

BSRIA has appointed Dan Higgins as its new sales manager for the organisation's Instrument Solutions division....


Mike Nankivell to stand down as HPA president 22 November 2018

Mike Nankivell is planning to stand down as Heat Pump Association (HPA) president at the end of 2018. Graham Wright, currently vice president of the HPA, will step into the role in 2019....


All change at Humidity Solutions 21 November 2018

Independent humidification and dehumidification specialist, Humidity Solutions, has seen a number of recent changes to its team with two new hires and an internal move....


SkillFRIDGE 2018 medal winners revealed 20 November 2018

The 2018 cycle of SkillFRIDGE reached its zenith at WorldSkills UK LIVE from 15-17 November, as the finalists vied to keep their cool and come away with the gold medal....


Kershaw Mechanical Services is BIM certified 20 November 2018

Kershaw Mechanical Services has attained verification certification to PAS 1192-2 covering Design and Construction for Level 2 BIM for its design, manufacture, installation and supply of specialist services to the building industry....


Panasonic Hybrid VRF wins HVR Award 19 November 2018

Panasonic was Commercial/Industrial Heating Product of the Year winner at the recent HVR Awards with its Hybrid VRF solution, in addition to receiving the Highly Commended Award for nanoe X in the Commercial Air Conditioning Product of the Year (AC ...


Obituary: John Smith 16 November 2018

John Smith, ex-chairman of Smith Brothers and third generation member of the family business, passed away on Friday November 9 at his home in Leicester, at the age of 86....


Bitzer acquires automation expert Wurm 16 November 2018

On 08 November, Bitzer signed a joint venture agreement with Wurm, an automation specialist, in which Bitzer will be the majority shareholder of the newly established Wurm Holding GmbH from 01 January 2019....


Engineering services optimistic despite payment problems 16 November 2018

A collective study by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation (SNIPEF), and Scotland's electrical contracting trade association, ...


Cool Talk to be hosted by A-Gas 15 November 2018

For the last Cool Talk of the year, the IOR will be heading west to Bristol to hold its breakfast briefing for service engineers and technicians....


Star Refrigeration apprentice reaches SkillFRIDGE final at WorldSkills UK LIVE 13 November 2018

Newcastle-based industrial refrigeration apprentice from Star Refrigeration, Sam Gills, is among the six apprentice engineers to reach the SkillFRIDGE competition final being held at WorldSkills UK LIVE....


Toshiba launches 24/7 online air con orders 13 November 2018

Toshiba Air Conditioning UK has launched a new website enabling installers and contracting companies to order equipment 24/7, with next day delivery direct to site, depending on when the order is placed....


IoR president delivers 'totally cool' first speech 12 November 2018

Kevin Glass stepped up as President of the Institute of Refrigeration last week and addressed the members at the AGM, highlighting some of the key challenges facing industry at this time....


globalFACT unites refrigeration experts in Quito 08 November 2018

As world leaders and diplomats have gathered in Quito, Ecuador on 05-09 November for the 30th Meeting of the Parties (MOP 30) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Global Forum for Advanced Climate Technologies (...


BESA Awards celebrate emerging acr talent 08 November 2018

Last week’s Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Awards saw Chandler Davison collect his SkillFRIDGE 2018 national winner’s trophy....


Mitsubishi Electric hosts VIP partner conference 07 November 2018

Mitsubishi Electric recently hosted over 50 members of its Partner Programme at its ME VIP conference in Turkey, where guests were given an exclusive tour of Mitsubishi Electric’s latest European factory where its range of M Series air conditioning ...


Triple threat cost pressures cast shadow over construction 07 November 2018

The construction industry experienced modest growth in the third quarter of 2018 following a weather-related boost to activity in Q2, according to a quarterly survey of product manufacturers, contractors, civil engineers and SME builders by the ...


Brexit delay would hurt industry 06 November 2018

A further extension to the Brexit transition period would be “hugely unhelpful” to the construction and building services sectors, according to the president of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


International Special Issue hails 'dawn of new refrigeration era' 05 November 2018

The seventh edition of the International Special Issue global publication, edited by the Centro Studi Galileo, United Nations Environment and the International Institute of Refrigeration, is being officially launched at the 30th Meeting of the ...


First Choice Group has new commercial manager 05 November 2018

First Choice Group has expanded its senior leadership team with the addition of Steven McLaren as commercial manager....


M+W Hargreaves unveils new Exyte brand name 05 November 2018

M+W Hargreaves has announced the launch of its new name, Exyte Hargreaves, under which it will be executing its activities with immediate effect....


Honeywell sues over unlicensed refrigerant sales 02 November 2018

Honeywell has reaffirmed its commitment to stop the sale and distribution of unlicensed versions of its Solstice yf (R1234yf) refrigerant, with the company's latest action involving the seizure of unlicensed refrigerant and filing of lawsuits in ...


CIBSE launches 2019 training programme 02 November 2018

Flexibility is the overarching theme of the recently released 2019 training programme from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)....


EU associations sound alarm on illegal refrigerants 02 November 2018

EPEE, representing the acr and heat pump industry in Europe, and three leading associations in the HVACR sector – EFCTC, AREA and ADC3R – have joined forces to call for better enforcement of the EU F-Gas Regulation....


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