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News Archive - May 2018

Vertiv expands customer experience centre 30 May 2018

Vertiv has announced the inauguration of a new Adiabatic Free-cooling Chiller Innovation Lab within its Customer Experience Centre for Thermal Management, based in Padova, Italy....


Chemours and Arkema sign XP40 distribution deal 30 May 2018

The Chemours Company has signed a distributor agreement with Arkema for the distribution of XP40 (R-449A) in the European Union, to meet the growing demand for low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants under the F-Gas Regulation....


Toshiba enhances online rewards initiative 29 May 2018

Toshiba Air Conditioning UK has launched an improved online version of its rewards scheme for customers....


A-Gas completes AFK acquisition 29 May 2018

A-Gas has completed its acquisition of Arthur Friedrichs Kältemittel (AFK) following receipt of all regulatory approvals....


Hackitt Review weighs in on industry payment terms 25 May 2018

In her final report on the regulatory framework surrounding building safety, Dame Judith Hackitt has stated that payment terms can drive poor behaviours....


All change at Waterloo 25 May 2018

After almost 35 years at Waterloo Air Products, Rick Edmondson is stepping down from his position as chairman....


BCIA offers introduction to building controls 25 May 2018

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is offering the perfect starting point for professionals working in the building controls industry, in the form of BCM00 'Introduction to Building Controls and HVAC' training course....


Armacell grows sales division 25 May 2018

John Bradley has been appointed as the new regional sales manager for insulation foam specialist Armacell, covering its Central territory....


Alan Braybrook honoured at BCIA Awards 23 May 2018

Alan Braybrook, Sontay’s business development director and one of its longest serving employees, was honoured at this month’s Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards....


Transtherm introduces new chartership scheme 22 May 2018

Manufacturer of dry, adiabatic and free cooling technologies, Transtherm, has introduced a fully funded chartership scheme to push its team of mechanical engineers towards chartered status....


First Choice Group becomes ISA distribution partner 22 May 2018

First Choice Group has become an official working partner of ISA, a global leader in commercial refrigeration....


BSRIA responds to Hackitt Review 22 May 2018

The Building Services Research & Information Association (BSRIA) has welcomed publication of Dame Judith Hackitt's Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, Building a Safer Future, and has called for significant culture change....


Hargreaves scheme brings recruitment success 22 May 2018

Ventilation services specialist M+W Hargreaves has taken on another eight new apprentices via its acclaimed Engineering Young Talent Programme (EYTP)....


New appointment at Coolair 21 May 2018

Air conditioning installation specialist, Coolair Equipment, has boosted its growing operation in Kent with the appointment of Matthew Gower as sales and design engineer....


BESA says late payment is taking mental health toll 21 May 2018

The toll taken by late payment on the mental health of small business owners and staff is a national scandal, says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


Kooltech partners with Marstair 21 May 2018

UK acr equipment manufacturer Marstair has signed a new partnership deal with national UK distributor, Kooltech....


FSW hits the road 18 May 2018

National acr wholesaler FSW is set to launch a UK-wide roadshow, starting in Newcastle on Monday 18 June at 6pm....


New general manager at LG 18 May 2018

LG Electronics has appointed Hugo Lambourn as its new general manager, air conditioning and energy solutions for the UK, Eire and Nordic region....


J & E Hall apprentice wins two awards 18 May 2018

J & E Hall apprentice Brady Samways has received a double win on his way to becoming a fully-qualified refrigeration engineer....


Adverse weather of Q1 knocked construction 18 May 2018

Weather disruption and the demise of Carillion resulted in a mixed performance for the UK construction supply chain in the first quarter of 2018 according to the Construction Products Association’s Construction Trade Survey for 2018 Q1....


Conex Bänninger completes UK team 16 May 2018

Conex Bänninger has completed the expansion of its UK sales team with the appointments of two new technical sales managers for Scotland and Northern Ireland and London and the South East....


BSRIA to offer fan coil unit testing 15 May 2018

BSRIA has extended the scope of its United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation to include fan coil unit testing, in accordance with BS EN 1397:2015....


Foster celebrates golden anniversary 14 May 2018

Foster Refrigerator celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and it is planning to do it in style, with a calendar of commemorative events throughout 2018....


Training providers bring certification scheme to Bahrain 14 May 2018

Centro Studi Galileo and Business Edge have worked together to achieve the implementation of the refrigerants handling certification in Bahrain....


Camfil acquires MC Air Filtration 11 May 2018

Camfil AB has acquired UK group of companies, Bushbury Holdings, of which MC Air Filtration is the largest business....


BESA Conference to enter ‘uncharted waters’ 11 May 2018

The second annual Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Conference will shine a spotlight on much needed payment reform, the likely economic impact of Brexit, and the massive technical implications of the Grenfell review....


IOR partners with ISHRAE in India 11 May 2018

The UK's Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) in India have confirmed their agreement of a framework to work together to share technical information on ...


Construction at lowest output since 2012 11 May 2018

ONS figures have revealed that construction output decreased 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2018....


BSRIA reports on global building automation drivers 11 May 2018

BSRIA research has shown that growth in software and the Internet of Things (IoT) are key drivers of growth in the global building automation market....


Business leader demands social value from government contracts 09 May 2018

Public sector contracts should no longer be given to the lowest bidder but awarded to 'social business' companies that agree to share profits with staff and employ local workers, a leading businessman has said....


Advanced Engineering raises £5000 for Prostate Cancer UK 09 May 2018

Advanced Engineering was joined by boxing legend John Conteh on 03 May for its charity golf day at Sherfield Oaks Golf Club in Hampshire....


New Mitsubishi Electric website puts customer first 09 May 2018

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new website intended to enhance the customer journey, improving access to information with a seamless, modern design that tailors content to suit individual visitors....


New service available from FSW 08 May 2018

All 24 FSW Branches are now 'Refcom-approved Digital Scales Calibration Check Centres', where engineers can bring in their digital scales and FSW staff will carry out a calibration check to ensure the scales meet with Refcom’s audit requirements....


Bitzer takes home win from China Refrigeration 2018 03 May 2018

At China Refrigeration 2018, refrigeration compressor manufacturer Bitzer received the Innovation Product Award in the Refrigeration Component category....


Dearman partners with M&S 03 May 2018

Clean cold specialist Dearman has launched a partnership with high street giant Marks & Spencer as the retailer seeks to reduce CO2 emissions from its chilled deliveries....


George Clarke is Ecodan brand ambassador 03 May 2018

Mitsubishi Electric has announced an association with TV presenter, architect, lecturer and writer, George Clarke, to help promote Ecodan air source heat pumps....


Panasonic makes full switch to R32 03 May 2018

Panasonic will make a full switch to R32 this year, consolidating its residential and commercial air conditioning ranges with less than 3kg of refrigerant, including its newly designed RAC floor consoles, split, multi-split and cassettes, to be ...


Panasonic brings CO2 condensing units to UK with Green Cooling 03 May 2018

Panasonic UK has selected specialist and experienced refrigeration company Green Cooling as one of its launch UK distributors to bring its range of natural CO2 condensing refrigeration units to the UK market....


Carrier kicks off its new chiller at Twickenham 02 May 2018

Carrier is holding a launch event for its new Aquaforce Vision chiller at Twickenham Stadium on 7 June....


Women in RACHP reaches milestone membership 01 May 2018

Since its formation two years ago, the Women in RACHP network has been well-received by industry and has recently seen its membership reach a total of 600....


BESA says levy not to blame for falling apprentice numbers 01 May 2018

Teething problems with the Apprenticeship Levy are not the main reason for disappointing apprenticeship numbers, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


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