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 14 Oct 2011

IoR urges industry to help save the Ice Factory

THE Institute of Refrigeration is urging its members and the industry at large to join in the fight to help save the Grimsby Ice Factory. 
 11 Oct 2011

Millar scoops bronze at WorldSkills

STUART Millar, representing the UK refrigeration and air conditioning industry, scooped a bronze medal at the WorldSkills tournament in London this weekend. 
 11 Oct 2011

Embraco reaches price-fixing settlement in New Zealand

COMPETITION commisioners in New Zealand have agreed to a settlement with Embraco in the latest chapter of a refrigeration compressor price-fixing saga which has seen a string of cases following raids by anti-trust authorities on a number of manufacturers' offices across Europe, the US and Brazil in February 2009. 
 11 Oct 2011

Increasing HFC production in China

WITH demand for HFCs still rising around the world, a number of top producers have acted to increase supplies into the Far East. 
 10 Oct 2011

ACR News Awards – deadline November 30

ENTRIES are still being sought for the ACR News Awards 2012 which are to take place during the ACR Show at the NEC in March. 
 10 Oct 2011

Tecumseh Europe returns to UK market

TECUMSEH Products Company has announced the opening of a new UK sales office in Uxbridge to handle its range of refrigeration and air conditioning products. 
 10 Oct 2011

ACR Show seminar topics open for discussion

THE ACR Show, the UK's only refrigeration and air conditioning exhibition, is inviting feedback on proposed seminar topics for next year's event. 
 5 Oct 2011

Danfoss to plead gulity in price-fixing conspiracy

DANFOSS Flensburg GmbH, formerly Danfoss Compressors GmbH, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $3m criminal fine in the US for its role in the international compressor price-fixing conspiracy. 
 3 Oct 2011

G & L Beijer completes Toshiba distribution deal

SWEDISH refrigeration wholesaler G & L Beijer AB has completed its transaction with Carrier Corporation regarding the new distribution deal for Toshiba heating and air conditioning products across 11 European countries. 
 3 Oct 2011

F-Gas Company Certification numbers grow

NO MORE than 15% of companies are still to achieve full company certification under the F-gas regulations, according to latest figures from F-Gas Support. This marks a huge improvement on the situation on the July 4 deadline day when only around 50% of companies had upgraded to the mandatory full certification, leaving around 2,500 companies trading illegally. 
 28 Sep 2011

Former executives charged in price-fixing conspiracy

THREE former executives of Panasonic Corporation, Embraco and Tecumseh have been indicted in Detroit for their role in the international refrigeration compressor price fixing conspiracy. 
 27 Sep 2011

Recycling scheme launched for condensate pumps

CLIMATE Center and Aspen Pumps have teamed up to create a nationwide recycling scheme for condensate pumps. 
 26 Sep 2011

EC to consult on F-gas emission reductions

THE European Commission has launched a public consultation on strengthening the F-gas regulations in an effort to eliminate up to two thirds of today's fluorinated gas emissions by 2030. Suggestions include new voluntary agreements, bans for new products and equipment and the introduction of a scheme for phasing-down the placing of HFCs on the EU market. 
 26 Sep 2011

Emerson hits one million Digital Scrolls

TEN year's since its introduction, the Copeland Digital Scroll compressor this month reached the significant milestone of one million installations. 
 26 Sep 2011

Union calls for new law on maximum temperature

THE Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has launched a campaign calling for a maximum working temperature in the UK. 
 23 Sep 2011

Company fined for coldstore fall

SPARKS Mechanical Services Ltd, the Aberdeen electrical and refrigeration services company, has been fined £10,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell 2.6m from a scaffolding tower. 
 23 Sep 2011

Daikin to build its largest ever factory in China

DAIKIN is to build an air conditioning factory capable of producing 1.5 million units per year in China's Jiangsu Province, according to unconfirmed reports in the Chinese media. 
 20 Sep 2011

Boost for heat pumps as Chris Huhne opens Freedom event

CHRIS Huhne. the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has confirmed that the need for planning permission for air source heat pumps will be lifted. 
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