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News Archive - March 2019

Samsung enters exclusive distribution agreement with TF Solutions 29 March 2019

Samsung Electronics Air Conditioner Europe has appointed TF Solutions as its only national wholesale distributor in the UK....


FSW becomes Mitsubishi Electric wholesaler 29 March 2019

Mitsubishi Electric has announced that FSW will move from Value Added Reseller (VAR) status to a wholesaler for the company....


Bitzer UK makes two new hires 29 March 2019

Bitzer UK has announced two new appointments as part of its continuing growth plans for the business....


SBS Bristol supports apprentice 29 March 2019

The Smith Brothers Stores branch in Bristol has recently supported Taylor Darby, a first-year mechanical apprentice employed at TClarke, by providing him with Rothenberger tools....


Air Conditioning Product of the Year goes to Klima-Therm 27 March 2019

Air conditioning, heating and air movement product supplier Klima-Therm won Air Conditioning Product of the Year at the ACR News Awards for its Althermo DMR-H hybrid adiabatic cylindrical dry cooler....


Bitzer wins Refrigeration Product of the Year 27 March 2019

The 2019 ACR News Awards saw the Refrigeration Product of the Year accolade go to Bitzer for its Ammonia Compressor Pack (ACP)....


Mike Smith takes home Alan Moor Award 25 March 2019

BSRIA’s engineering director Mike Smith, who was recently made an honorary member of BSRIA, has been awarded the ACR News Alan Moor Award....


Güntner’s GPC turns 20 25 March 2019

The Güntner Product Calculator (GPC) has now been setting standards in industry for 20 years as the tool of choice for quickly and easily designing a heat exchanger....


Waterloo puts contingency plans in place for Brexit 25 March 2019

Waterloo Air Products has developed a programme to strengthen its supply arrangements, in order to reduce possible disruption as the UK plans to leave the EU....


IIR and ASHRAE define five refrigeration keywords 25 March 2019

For over a year, a group of experts from the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have been working together to establish common definitions of five ...


LG welcomes FETA updates on flammables 25 March 2019

LG Electronics has welcomed news from the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) relating to guidance on compliance with dangerous substance regulations to ensure worker safety when handling a growing number of flammable refrigerant ...


Celebrating innovation, people and progress: ACR News Awards winners revealed 22 March 2019

The cooling sector united on Thursday 21 March for the prestigious ACR News Awards, celebrating the successes of the past year at a glittering ceremony in London’s Tower Hotel....


Jet Environmental expands engineering team 18 March 2019

Jet Environmental, a leading supplier of warehouse HVAC systems, has expanded its engineering team to support the year-on-year growth the business is on track to deliver....


Green Point moves into transport sector 18 March 2019

Green Point is now supplying a range of specialist high performance Bitzer compressors designed for use in bus and coach air conditioning systems....


Dawnus collapse labelled Welsh Carillion 18 March 2019

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Wales/Cymru – representing the largest value sector in Welsh construction – has referred to the Dawnus collapse as not unlike a Welsh Carillion....


FETA issues new DSEAR risk assessment guidance 18 March 2019

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has released new Guidance on Risk Assessments for compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR)....


Carel reports strong growth in 2018 18 March 2019

Control systems and solutions specialist Carel Industries saw strong results in 2018, which marked the firm's 45th year on the STAR segment of Italy's Borsa Italiana stock exchange....


Waterloo appoints head of national sales 12 March 2019

Waterloo Air Products, a market leader in the manufacture of ventilation grilles, diffusers, weather louvres and VAV systems, has announced the appointment of Andy Wardle as head of national sales....


SkillFRIDGE ace reaches WorldSkills international final 12 March 2019

Orlando Rawlings, a SkillFRIDGE silver medallist in the 2017 finals, has been selected to represent the UK at the WorldSkills international competition in Russia later this year....


HRS invites industry to Technical Breakfast Briefing 12 March 2019

The Hampshire Refrigeration Society has released the programme for its next Technical Breakfast Briefing, inviting industry to attend the session at Kelvion Searle in Fareham on 02 April....


J S Wright backs local netball club 12 March 2019

Leading building services provider J S Wright has provided a boost to junior netball after becoming the main sponsor of the West Midlands’ premier club....


Former Star Refrigeration apprentice receives Kenneth Lightfoot Medal 12 March 2019

The Kenneth Lightfoot Medal, an annual prize awarded by the Institute of Refrigeration for the best research paper of the past 12 months, has been presented to Star Refrigeration’s Oxford branch service manager – and former apprentice – Chris Druce....


A-Gas makes senior sales appointment 12 March 2019

Alec Stilling has been appointed as refrigerant specialist A-Gas’ head of sales for its UK Wholesale division....


Aermec preps for Brexit 12 March 2019

With Britain scheduled to leave the European Union this month, there is much uncertainty across the UK and with questions arising from all quarters, chiller manufacturer Aermec has taken steps to reassure its customer base and supply chain....


Logic4training publishes guide to commercial sector 12 March 2019

The commercial building construction industry is buoyant at the moment, with robust demand for office developments and renewed public sector funding commitments helping to boost growth and create new business streams for ambitious domestic heating ...


New EcoDesign guide for chillers, heap pumps and AHUs 08 March 2019

Carrier has published two guides to the EcoDesign Directive to update customers on the implications of the legislation for HVAC equipment. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of ...


Changes at the top for TEV 06 March 2019

John Dobson has been appointed to the role of managing director at cooling, heating and refrigeration equipment manufacturer TEV, while Andrew Crown has been appointed to the role of commercial director....


JS Wright expands office space at Birmingham headquarters 06 March 2019

Leading mechanical and electrical services provider JS Wright has expanded into another floor of its 17,500 sq ft headquarters building in Birmingham....


Star celebrates 46 years of engineering apprenticeship scheme for NAW 2019 06 March 2019

As a part of this week's National Apprenticeship Week, Star Refrigeration is celebrating its apprenticeship scheme which has been running since 1973 . The company additionally supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week which also runs from 04 to 08 March ...


SKILLcard applications go online 05 March 2019

Applying for Engineering Services SKILLcards has been made easier and quicker following the launch of a new, online service....


Indoor Air Quality issues a focus for CIBSE 05 March 2019

Air quality has hit the headlines again in recent weeks with a study of leading health professionals identifying the harm air pollution is doing to children*. But what are the realities of building for better Indoor Air Quality and what ...


Women in RACHP Network launches 100 For 100 campaign 04 March 2019

The IOR’s Women in RACHP network has recently launched a campaign to increase women’s membership of the IOR to 100 by the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). Since forming its Women in RACHP network in 2016, the IOR has ...


Daikin Group expansion welcomes new leadership for Daikin UK 04 March 2019

Following the continued expansion of the Daikin Group with the acquisition of the AHT Group in November 2018, the leadership of Daikin UK has changed as of 01 March 2019....


Samsung partners Business Edge 04 March 2019

Samsung Electronics Air Conditioner Europe BV (SEACE) has announced its partnership with Business Edge Ltd as its first Project Solutions Partner....


The IRI endorses World refrigeration Day 04 March 2019

The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland (IRI) has become the latest body to support World Refrigeration Day on 26 June....


Refrion sees 24% growth through investment 04 March 2019

The Friuli-based Refrion Group continues to expand with 24% growth in 2018. With production spread over four facilities occupying over 16,000sqm of floor space and employing around 120 employees, as well as a sales network covering all of Europe and ...


A-Gas expands into Canada 04 March 2019

A-Gas, a global leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants, clean agent fire suppression and performance chemicals, has announced its expansion into Canada....


>B< MaxiPro the cool solution for Fever night club 04 March 2019

If there’s one location where an air conditioning system needs to perform effectively and be reliable, it’s the potentially hot environment of a popular nightclub....


Panasonic and Systemair forge partnership 04 March 2019

Panasonic Corporation, a leader in the development of HVAC&R along with Systemair, a specialist in ventilation and applied air conditioning technology, have formed a strategic partnership to develop integrated and sustainable solutions for the ...


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