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 3 Feb 2011

British companies stand by HFO chiller development

THE British companies behind the development of the first chillers to run on the new "fourth generation" HFO refrigerants are forging ahead with their plans despite claims from Danfoss Turbocor that its compressor has not been validated to use with these new gases. 
 2 Feb 2011

Graham Garner to retire

GRAHAM Garner, a former md of such well-known refrigeration names as Westward, Radfords and Carrier, is to retire after 39 years in the industry. 
 2 Feb 2011

Coldroom hardware from Oxford

OXFORD Hardware, the commercial catering and refrigeration hardware supplier, has been appointed exclusive UK distributor of the Italian Intertecnica range of coldroom latches and hinges. 
 31 Jan 2011

A-Gas and FSW sign new five year deal

REFRIGERANT supplier A-Gas has signed a new five year distribution agreement with national refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler FSW. 
 28 Jan 2011

Trading Standards taking little action over the EPBD

LITTLE or no action is being taken to enforce the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, according to accreditation company Quidos. The regulations require that all air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW must be regularly inspected by an energy assessor.
 28 Jan 2011

Jon Richardson to present the ACR News Awards 2011

RAPIDLY rising comedian Jon Richardson is to be the presenter at this year's ACR News Awards. 
 28 Jan 2011

Turbomiser chiller is the first with HFO refrigerants

THE ground-breaking Turbomiser chiller, which uses the oil-less Turbocor compressor, is to be made available using the latest "fourth generation" HFO refrigerants. 
 28 Jan 2011

Foster is top manufacturer

FOSTER Refrigerator was crowned Winner of Winners at the Engineering Employers' Federation Future of Manufacturing Awards last night. The Kings-Lynn-based commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer also claimed the Environmental Efficiency Award. 
 27 Jan 2011

Kevin Glass appointed Bitzer UK md

KEVIN Glass has been appointed managing director of Bitzer UK Ltd. He replaces Mark Sowden who is leaving the refrigeration industry after three years in the role. 
 26 Jan 2011

True relaunches in the UK

US COMMERCIAL refrigeration manufacturer True Refrigeration has relaunched its business in the UK with a range of equipment specifically designed for the UK and Irish foodservice markets. 
 26 Jan 2011

Sales boost for LG but no bid for Goodman

LG Air Conditioning saw worldwide sales increase by 50.5% in the last quarter of 2010, compared to the same period in 2009. Full year sales reached $4.2bn, 12.2% higher than 2009. 
 26 Jan 2011

No registration, no deal, says air conditioning supplier

REFCOM has applauded the actions of suppliers of refrigeration and air conditioning who are refusing to do business with companies and installers who are not F-gas registered. 
 25 Jan 2011

Advanced Engineering signs for ACR Show

ADVANCED Engineering is the latest company to join the growing list of exhibitors at the ACR Show. Just under 14 months away from this new launch exhibition for the UK air conditioning and refrigeration industry around 20% of the available space has already been sold. Other recent signings include Larkin (UK) and Rapid Positioning Clips. 
 21 Jan 2011

Europe bans HFC23 credits but thieves steal €28.7m

THE European Commission has finally voted to ban emission offset credits for the destruction of HFC23, produced as a by-product of R22 production, but it will not come into force until May 2013. 
 20 Jan 2011

Carrier and Daikin call for binding energy targets

LEADING air conditioning manufacturers Carrier and Daikin are amongst a group of more than 30 companies calling for European ministers to agree a binding energy savings target. 
 19 Jan 2011

Smartcool to buy its UK distributor

SMARTCOOL Systems Inc, manufacturer of energy saving controls for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, is set to acquire its Hampshire-based UK distributor Smartcool Systems UK Ltd. 
 18 Jan 2011

Hubbard and Ziehl-Abegg sign up for the ACR Show

COMMERCIAL refrigeration equipment supplier Hubbard and international fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg are the latest big names to sign up for the ACR Show, the exhibition for the UK air conditioning and refrigeration industry. 
 14 Jan 2011

Daikin calls in police over bogus website

JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Daikin has contacted police in Australia after the launch of a website which the company says falsely claims to be Daikin Air Australia and New Zealand. Daikin says it considers the website a serious breach of brand, copyright and intellectual property. 
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