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News Archive - February 2019

Trox expands storage and distribution 25 February 2019

Construction of a new storage and distribution building for TROX UK on Caxton Way in Thetford has been completed and officially handed over by the project team....


Dr Mark McLinden awarded J&E Hall Gold Medal 22 February 2019

Dr Mark McLinden, who spearheaded a globally significant mission to find the next generation of environmentally friendly refrigerants, has won the prestigious 2019 J&E Hall Gold Medal....


New directors take helm at FläktGroup UK 22 February 2019

FläktGroup UK has appointed Aidan Flannery and Rob Erwood as its new managing director and sales director respectively....


J S Wright launches Wright Maintenance 22 February 2019

London’s property managers can turn to a long-established building services provider to help keep their portfolios in running order, following the launch of Wright Maintenance....


BESA calls for 'no deal' skills plan 22 February 2019

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has asked the government to make urgent provision to avert potential workforce shortages in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit next month....


Registration opens soon for SkillFRIDGE 2019 18 February 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 cycle of SkillFRIDGE, the competition which aims to put the RACHP industry on the map, tackling the UK skills crisis while helping young engineers to develop their careers....


ACS Cool helps Huws Gray with expansion roll-out 18 February 2019

Wrexham-based air conditioning company ACS Cool is playing a crucial role as builders’ merchant Huws Gray rapidly expands across the UK....


New facility sees Chemours triple Opteon YF capacity 18 February 2019

Chemours has announced the start-up of its new Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant production facility at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas....


Precision to invest in production facilities 18 February 2019

Following continued growth and the need for further capacity in its factory, Precision Refrigeration has announced a £250,000 investment into its production facilities....


Perfect storm for engineering services in Q4 of 2018 18 February 2019

The latest sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey, sponsored by Scolmore, has revealed that 26 percent of businesses reported increased turnover, while another 26 percent said turnover had fallen in Q4 2018 compared to the previous quarter....


CIBSE and BSRIA support World Refrigeration Day 18 February 2019

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) have become the latest bodies to support World Refrigeration Day, which is being launched this year to raise ...


A-Gas acquires Vemac Services 18 February 2019

A-Gas, the global market leader in the supply of lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products, has acquired Singapore-based refrigerant company Vemac Services....


Coolair expands aftersales service nationwide 14 February 2019

Air conditioning and heating installation specialist, Coolair Equipment, has expanded its servicing and maintenance operations nationwide....


Construction ended 2018 with mixed performance 11 February 2019

The construction industry experienced a mixed quarter for sales, output and new orders in the final three months of 2018, according to a quarterly survey of the supply chain’s product manufacturers, contractors, civil engineers and SME builders by ...


Covestro and Haier plan digitalisation joint laboratory 11 February 2019

Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymer manufacturers, and the Haier Group, a major global brand for household appliances, have agreed to set up a joint laboratory in Qingdao, China, for the digitalisation of appliance production....


New commercial director at Foster Refrigerator and Gamko 11 February 2019

Rebecca Vincent has been appointed UK commercial director at Foster Refrigerator and Gamko, responsible for the UK sales and aftermarket departments....


Real Alternatives 4 Life announces e-learning platform in 15 languages 11 February 2019

The alternative refrigerants e-learning platform from the Real Alternatives 4 Life project is now live and available in 15 languages....


ACR News Awards 2019 finalists revealed 08 February 2019

The finalists for the 2019 ACR News Awards have now been unveiled ahead of the most hotly anticipated event on the cooling calendar....


Nottingham Building Society re-signs with Incentive FM 08 February 2019

Nottingham Building Society (NBS) has renewed its contract with Incentive FM for a further three-year term, with the remit to include its recently expanded network....


Dunham-Bush signs exclusive agreement with Eco-Airvent 06 February 2019

Dunham-Bush, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of heat emitters and chillers, has signed an exclusive agreement with Eco-Airvent to manufacture and distribute the company’s range of ventilation products, including its patented Classmaster and ...


Giandomenico Lombello is Carel managing director 06 February 2019

Carel has appointed group sales and marketing director Giandomenico Lombello as its new managing director, replacing Francesco Nalini who will continue as Carel's chief executive....


Foster Refrigerator and Gamko launch free next day delivery 04 February 2019

Foster Refrigerator and Gamko have launched a free next day delivery service across their most popular products....


Climate By Design sees growing demand from MS sufferers 04 February 2019

People want air conditioning for a variety of reasons, but Bedfordshire-based installer Climate By Design has seen growing demand from an unexpected source – multiple sclerosis sufferers....


Blended Products makes new acquisition 04 February 2019

Blended Products has announced the business and asset acquisition of Agricultural Anhydrous Ammonia, better known in the industry as Triple A....


ISD Solutions sees changes at the top 04 February 2019

Cold store, firewall, cladding and single envelope specialist ISD Solutions, a trading division of The P&M Group, has announced a senior management reshuffle due to a change in role for company chief executive Andy Moon....


Ziehl-Abegg sees major global sales growth 04 February 2019

Motor and fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg has reported another year of higher than average growth, increasing sales by 8.1 percent to 584 million euros compared with 540 million in the previous year....


Lynx AC achieves Mitsubishi DQP status 04 February 2019

Lincolnshire-based commercial and domestic air conditioning contractor Lynx AC has been recognised for its commitment to industry excellence after attaining Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Quality Partnership (DQP) status....


Aggreko confirms health and safety status 04 February 2019

Aggreko, the leading supplier of temporary power, heating and cooling solutions, has made a positive start to 2019 by achieving the new ISO 45001 international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S), less than a year after the ...


Sunamp targets international growth with senior appointment 04 February 2019

Leading thermal storage company Sunamp has appointed Bill Edrich as global head of commercial and industrial to lead the its ambitious growth plans....


CoolKit helps Ballinlough Refrigeration improve efficiency 04 February 2019

The Irish distributor of CoolKit’s insulated lining kits is hoping to improve its efficiency by 30 percent following a renewal of its technical training....


ICR 2019 receives support from key players 04 February 2019

As a world-leading event for research and industry covering all refrigeration technologies and applications in the HVACR sector (including cryogenics), the International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR) 2019 is set to welcome its largest audience to ...


AIRAH and IOR sign Memorandum of Understanding 04 February 2019

Two of the world’s leading HVACR member organisations have put pen to paper on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)....


SBS relocates two branches 04 February 2019

Smith Brothers has already seen developments in 2019 with the relocation of two branches, Birmingham and Oldham, into bigger units....


Bitzer provides spare parts with QR codes 04 February 2019

In another measure in the fight against product piracy, acr technology specialist Bitzer has added QR codes to the packaging of its Original Spare Parts....


Aldous Bill gains clout with support from senior MPs 04 February 2019

A number of the most senior MPs in Parliament are now backing retentions reform, according to leading engineering services bodies Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....


Construction manufacturers anticipate production rise 04 February 2019

The construction products manufacturing sector ended 2018 with a stronger performance than it started with, as manufacturers reported a broad increase in product sales and continued optimism for the industry as it looks ahead to an uncertain 2019....


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