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 11 Jul 2011

Daikin acquires Turkish heating and ac manufacturer Airfel

DAIKIN Europe N.V., a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has announced the acquisition of Airfel, based in Istanbul, Turkey. 
 8 Jul 2011

Hydrocarbon replacement for R22 shows 9% increase in efficiency

TESTS in the USA on a new hydrocarbon replacement for R22 in chillers is said to have shown a 9% improvement in energy efficiency. 
 8 Jul 2011

Honeywell to invest $33m in production of HFO-1234ze

HONEYWELL has announced plans to invest $33m in the production of HFO-1234ze at its Baton Rouge, Louisiana, manufacturing facility. 
 8 Jul 2011

REAL Skills Europe offer free e-learning

A NEW e-learning programme for leakage reduction in the refrigeration industry was been launched. 
 5 Jul 2011

Over 50% of companies are trading illegally

F-GAS Support, the body set up by Defra to provide guidance for companies and individuals in achieving F-gas certification, has confirmed reports that over 50% of UK air conditioning and refrigeration companies are now trading illegally. 
 5 Jul 2011

Former md jailed for £400,000 theft

A FORMER md of commercial refrigeration manufacturer Norpe UK has been jailed for stealing almost £400,000 from the company. 
 1 Jul 2011

Climate Center extends Daikin UK deal to include VRV

NATIONWIDE wholesaler Climate Center has extended its air conditioning supply agreement with Daikin UK to include its VRV systems. The move builds on the wholesaler partnership agreement the companies signed in 2008 for Daikin's Split and Sky Air systems. 
 1 Jul 2011

Millar to compete against the world's best

STUART Millar, an apprentice with Armagh-based contractor A & N Shilliday, is to represent the UK refrigeration and air conditioning industry at WorldSkills London 2011. 
 30 Jun 2011

United Refrigeration named new Panasonic distributer

UNITED Refrigeration has been named as a distributor of the complete range of Panasonic air conditioning and heating products in the UK. 
 29 Jun 2011

Companies fined over legionella risk

FINES and costs totalling nearly £250,000 have been imposed on two UK companies for putting people at risk of exposure to the legionella bacteria. 
 29 Jun 2011

Office temperatures still a source of staff complaints

A NEW study into workplace temperatures has revealed how poor air conditioning maintenance and control is having an effect on productivity, employee wellbeing and staff morale. 
 28 Jun 2011

DuPont reaches out-of-court settlement over sale of R-422D

A settlement has been made concerning the unauthorised sale of patented R-422D retrofit refrigerant by Spanish refrigerant reseller Eccogas. 
 28 Jun 2011

Luvata announces expansion into India

LUVATA, a producer of coils and coolers for commercial and industrial applications, has announced the expansion into India through its Heat Transfer Solutions division to meet the growing refrigeration demands in the region. 
 28 Jun 2011

Daikin appoints first renewables partner

IBD Distribution has been appointed by Daikin as its first "renewables partner" in the UK. 
 21 Jun 2011

Hitachi Europe expands UK direct sales with Samurai chillers

HITACHI Europe has expanded its UK direct sales operation to include the Samurai range of chillers. 
 21 Jun 2011

Advanced Engineering to distribute range from Imperial

US hvac toolmaker Imperial has signed a deal to distribute its Stride range in the UK through Advanced Engineering. 
 21 Jun 2011

BRA short course in retail CO2 servicing and maintenance

A course in CO2 servicing and maintenance has been developed by British Refrigeration Association (BRA) and Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) members. 
 20 Jun 2011

Mexichem Fluor acquires R-125/R-134a plant in Japan

MEXICHEM Fluor has acquired the former Showa Denko HFC plant located at Kawasaki, Japan. 
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