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 14 Dec 2009

Heat pump boost from Darling's PBR

HEAT pump manufacturers got a welcome boost from the government's decision to offer £400 to householders to help finance the upgrade of their G-rated boiler with 'a new boiler or renewable heat unit'. 
 14 Dec 2009

Some 70% of Chillventa space booked up

TEN months before the start of Chillventa 2010, more than 370 exhibiting firms from the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump industry have booked stands at the international acr trade fair. 
 10 Dec 2009

Panasonic buys Sanyo in $4.6 billion deal

JAPANESE electronics giant Panasonic Corp. has announced that it has acquired a 50.19% controlling stake in Sanyo, in a deal worth $4.6 billion USD (403.8 billion yen). 
 8 Dec 2009

Early bird gets the best conference rate

INDUSTRY professionals wishing to attend Transforming Technologies 2010 conference, hosted by ACR News, have until Jan 7 to take advantage of its cheaper early bird rate. 
 8 Dec 2009

Bringing bear facts to Copenhagen

AN 11-TONNE block of ice containing a life-size bronze polar bear skeleton has been transported to Copenhagen with help from refrigeration firm Bring Frigoscandia. 
 3 Dec 2009

Worker dies at George Barker fridge factory

A WORKER has died in an accident at the George Barker fridge factory in Bradford. 
 2 Dec 2009

Sainsbury's starts selling heat pumps in stores

SAINSBURY'S has become the first supermarket to sell heat pumps in its stores, with its Home Energy Centres (HECs) open at three stores this week. 
 2 Dec 2009

Frigopol's CEO is set to become football boss

HANS Rinner, CEO of Austrian refrigeration company Frigopol Kalteanlagenbau is set to become president of the Austrian Football Bundesliga. 
 2 Dec 2009

Emerson Climate Technologies hires retail solutions president

EMERSON Climate Technologies has announced the appointment of Mark Dunson to the post of president of its Retail Solutions division. 
 1 Dec 2009

Tesco eco-store focus of IOR paper

THE Institute of Refrigeration's next evening paper is presented on December 3 by Andy Campbell of Tesco on its supermarket at Manchester's Cheetham Hill. 
 1 Dec 2009

MSS buys Redhill maintenance firm

AIR-CONDITIONING firm Managed Support Services (formerly Worthington Nicholls) has acquired Redhill-based maintenance business Status Building Services for £3.7m. 
 27 Nov 2009

US air-conditioner and heatpump shipments down

US factory shipments of central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps have fallen 15.8%, reports the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). 
 25 Nov 2009

Strong performance by Cool-Therm for Transforming Technologies

KEN Strong, the managing director of refrigeration supplier Cool-Therm will be presenting "Practical applications of turbine compressor technology within air-cooled and water-cooled water chillers" as part of the Transforming Technologies conference on March 3, 2010. 
 25 Nov 2009

Panasonic's tender offer period for Sanyo gets extension

PANASONIC has announced that it has submitted an amendment statement concerning its tender offer to acquire Sanyo Electronic's shares, which has resulted in the tender offer period being extended by two working days. 
 20 Nov 2009

Members invited to stand for IOR elections

INSTITUTE of Refrigeration members are invited to stand for election to the IOR Executive Council but nominations must be submitted by December 31. 
 18 Nov 2009

Carrier acquires UK controls businesses

CARRIER has acquired the UK controls businesses of the i2S Group: DMS Controls, Ltd, ESL, Ltd and i2S Service Ltd. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 
 17 Nov 2009

HFC phase down must not compromise system efficiency

UK government support for a proposal to negotiate a phase down of HFC use must not ignore system energy efficiency and the option of choosing the most appropriate refrigerant for the acr industry, says ACRIB. 
 17 Nov 2009

Call for papers by IOR

THE Institute of Refrigeration is looking for themes for its next series of evening lectures. 
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