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 26 Oct 2011

MHI in ac joint venture with Chinese retailer

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries has established a residential air conditioning sales joint venture with China's largest home appliance retail chain Suning Appliance. 
 25 Oct 2011

Register for the ACR Show to win an iPad2

VISITORS to the ACR Show at the NEC in March have the chance to win an iPad2. 
 24 Oct 2011

Daikin opens European Development Centre in Ostend

DAIKIN'S manufacturing site in Ostend will now become the r&d centre for all future European product developments following a €13m investment in technology and infrastructure. 
 24 Oct 2011

Bosch plans take over of Chinese manufacturer Oak

GERMAN heating products manufacturer Bosch Thermotechnology is to acquire Chinese ventilation/air-conditioning systems manufacturer Oak for an undisclosed sum. 
 20 Oct 2011

G & L Beijer completes United Refrigeration purchase

SWEDISH refrigeration wholesaler G & L Beijer, owners of Dean & Wood, has completed its acquisition of United Refrigeration's wholesale operations in France and the UK. 
 20 Oct 2011

Germans inflame debate over 1234yf

THE introduction of HFO-1234yf as the replacement for R134a in car air conditioning systems continues to cause controversy and deep divisions of opinion in Germany. 
 20 Oct 2011

Waitrose to open second biomass energy centre

A BIOMASS energy centre to reduce carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes a year is being developed for Waitrose's new store in Bracknell. 
 18 Oct 2011

Refrigerated display cabinet market to hit $5.34bn by 2017

A NEW report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. suggests that the world market for refrigerated display cabinets (RDC) will boom in the coming years. 
 18 Oct 2011

Mitsubishi Electric is cool in Düsseldorf

WE HAVE the O2 Arena and the Labatts Apollo, now Mitsubishi Electric has joined the list of companies sponsoring cool concert venues. 
 17 Oct 2011

Frascold invests €4m in HFO compressor production

FRASCOLD has invested €4m in its factory as part of a major development programme which includes adding new HFO compressors to existing HC and CO2 compressors. 
 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. 
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