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News Archive - November 2019

Survey on late payment 28 November 2019

Nearly half of small business owners and managing directors had to stop their own pay due to the impact of unfair payment practices by their buyers, according to new survey findings from ECA and BESA....


Refrigeration society set up in South West 28 November 2019

The new South West and South Wales Refrigeration Society was officially launched earlier this month during an Institute of Refrigeration Cool Talk Breakfast Briefing....


GB Controls reaches 50,000 milestone 27 November 2019

Electrical control panel specialist GB Controls has manufactured and installed its 50,000th panel....


Toshiba’s training portal a UK hit 26 November 2019

Since its launch last year over 2,000 installers have signed up to receive training on Toshiba's online training portal. It is available at all times of the day and enables subscribers to learn at their own and qualify for Toshiba’s seven year ...


Stepping up to the decarbonisation challenge 26 November 2019

The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has launched its vision report; ‘Delivering Net Zero: A Roadmap for the Role of Heat Pumps’. The report outlines the heat pump industry’s commitment and readiness to step up to the challenge of delivering the ...


Training on alternative and natural refrigerants is success 26 November 2019

Participants from several Balkan Countries gathered at Zagreb University in October to take part in the first free training workshop dedicated to alternative and natural refrigerants, officially accredited by the EU funded blended learning programme ...


Coolair Equipment's latest hire 26 November 2019

Maidstone-based Coolair Equipment has appointed Charlie Mustow to its installation team as the company continues to expand....


ASHRAE confirms non-flammable refrigerant for industry 22 November 2019

Honeywell’s new stationary air conditioning refrigerant, Solstice N41, has received the official designation ‘A1’ for R466A by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)....


Skills shortage grows in the construction market 22 November 2019

An increasing labour shortage is now an undeniable trend in the construction market. Meanwhile, technological developments mean that products and systems are increasing in complexity and, on top of this, older generations of installers are gradually ...


RICS calls on future government to focus on domestic policies 22 November 2019

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched its General Election 2019 manifesto, calling on the future government to move past Brexit and to overhaul current domestic policies to build a more sustainable country....


Chemours files lawsuit in Japan for HFO-1234yf patent infringement 20 November 2019

Chemours has announced today that it is filing a patent infringement lawsuit in Japan against AGC, Inc....


IoR Scotland hosts 40th annual dinner 20 November 2019

The Institute of Refrigeration's Scotland branch held its 40th annual dinner recently with 490 industry guests attending....


Butler takes over at Hawco 20 November 2019

Martin Butler has taken over the role of managing director from Mark Taylor at Hawco after six successful years of strong financial growth....


Italy hosts MOP31 19 November 2019

The 31st Meeting of the Parties (MOP31) to the Montreal Protocol took place on 4-8 November 2019, where representatives of all the signatory states of the Montreal Protocol gathered to discuss the state of the Protocol and its amendments adoption....


Sevron becomes BESA's preferred COSHH compliance provider 19 November 2019

Sevron has been appointed as the preferred provider of chemical safety and risk assessment software for the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


J&E Hall’s new apprentices 19 November 2019

J&E Hall has taken on six new apprentices as it expands its scheme. The company has always placed importance on introducing new blood to the industry and it has never been more needed than now, with the age of the workforce rising....


Weak manufacturing activity trend persists 19 November 2019

Manufacturing output volumes in Q3 to November continued to fall, according to the latest monthly CBI Industrial Trends Survey....


Carel revenue growth contrasts with first nine months of 2018 18 November 2019

The Board of Directors of the Group Carel Industries approved the consolidated results as of 30 September 2019, with consolidated revenues of €247.7 million and growth of 18.9 percent, compared to the first nine months of 2018....


Late payment epidemic should be priority to political parties 18 November 2019

According to the Building Engineering Service Association (BESA), politicians must seize the opportunity to set out meaningful plans for the built environment during the General Election for the sake of industry....


Coolair appointed for Gloucester office development 18 November 2019

A new landmark office development in Gloucester has sought the aid of Coolair Equipment to bring the latest energy efficient heating and cooling technology....


Cross Rental acquires new hire company 13 November 2019

Cross Rental Services Group, a provider of HVAC hire equipment, has completed the acquisition of Swegon Hire UK, a well-respected hire company with a 30-year heritage in the UK HVAC industry....


HRS technical breakfast briefing 13 November 2019

Due to the continuing success of HRS’s ‘Technical Breakfast Briefings’ the company advises that its next meeting will take place on 26 November 2019, at Eastleigh College....


Carrier highlights benefits of sustainable cold chain at UN meeting 13 November 2019

Carrier Transicold and Refrigeration Systems president, David Appel, discussed the sustainable cold chain and how it can cut food loss and waste at the 31st Meeting of the Parties of the Montréal Protocol on 07 November during a roundtable session....


Fujitsu’s Colin Goode to retire 12 November 2019

Colin Goode, Fujitsu’s General Air Conditioning UK’s product specification engineer, is to retire at the end of the year after almost 48 years in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry....


Fossil-free refrigerated transport grows in UK 11 November 2019

Swedish company, Hultsteins, has developed fossil-free refrigerated transport. The company is now consolidating its position in the UK market by obtaining Cold Connect....


Star shortlisted at Scottish Green Energy Awards 2019 08 November 2019

Star Renewable Energy’s (SRE) director, Dave Pearson, has been named as a finalist for the Champion of Renewables Award at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2019. Mr Pearson, a heating expert and heat pump advocate, has been named as one of four ...


New mobile training unit from Marstair 08 November 2019

Following the launch of its new website and brand positioning, Marstair has made a major investment in its new UK mobile training unit....


Blended has re-branded 07 November 2019

Blended has started its new financial year with a re-brand that aims to strengthen the company’s position in the chemical gas industry. As part of the launch, the company has revealed a new look to reflect its growth over the last few years....


New sales director for Waterloo 07 November 2019

Waterloo Air Products has promoted Andy Wardle to the position of sales director, with a seat on the company board....


UK distributor adds another link to Denkmark 07 November 2019

From November 2019, Humidity Solutions is the exclusive UK distributor for Denmark based Cotes, manufacturers of desiccant dehumidifiers. At a meeting at the Royal Danish Embassy in London members from both companies met to discuss the opportunities ...


A warning to the industry of the cost to mental health 07 November 2019

According to a survey run by engineering services trade bodies ECA and BESA, nine out of 10 business owners across construction suffer a range of mental health issues due to payment and other business pressures. This also follows the release of the ...


SMI appoints new Southern sales manager 07 November 2019

To spearhead the company’s sales across the south of England, Ross Clarke has joined Seymour Manufacturing International (SMI) as its new Southern sales manager....


Mike Creamer appointed president elect 07 November 2019

The Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) has elected Mike Creamer, managing director of Business Edge as president-elect, to take over the presidency of the IoR from current incumbent Kevin Glass in November 2020....


EIA and Greenpeace relaunch Cool Technologies 06 November 2019

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace have relaunched Cool Technologies, a database showcasing alternative cooling technologies to hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) systems used at present....


Time to dispel data center immersion cooling misconceptions 06 November 2019

With a number of misconceptions circulating throughout the data centre industry, Green Revolution Cooling (GRC) and Asperitas have formed a partnership to dispel these and further educate the global data centre ecosystem about data centre immersion ...


Panasonic has new distributor for cold chain solutions 05 November 2019

Panasonic UK has a new UK distributor for its Cold Chain CO2 condensing units - specialist and experienced refrigeration company Hawco, which will now stock Panasonic’s full range of natural CO2 condensing refrigeration units for the UK market....


Construction PMI falls again 05 November 2019

For the sixth month in a row Britain’s construction industry has seen another dip in activity, with Brexit uncertainty preventing people from making changes to their properties. This pulled the Construction PMI index down to 44.2....


Final ACR Awards deadline extension 01 November 2019

Following feedback from professionals within the air conditioning and refrigeration industry the ACR News Awards entry deadlines has been extended. This is the final extension....


Why don’t schools teach refrigeration? 01 November 2019

With the skills gap increasing, the IOR wants to encourage schools to get involved in explaining to students how fantastic the refrigeration and air conditioning industries are, both as an interesting application of science and as a future career....


17 years of celebrating the service engineer 01 November 2019

The IOR has been celebrating the achievements of service, maintenance and installation engineers who have devoted their career to the refrigeration or air conditioning industry for 17 years. It will be presenting the 17th award for an individual’s ...


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