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 31 Dec 2009

King is honoured

ANNE King, membership and marketing director of the Building Services Research & Information Association, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list. 
 23 Dec 2009

From frankincense to fridges - camels bear cool answer

FORGET the three wise men and their 'precious' gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, camels are now transporting medicine to remote African communities by bearing solar-powered refrigeration units on their backs. 
 21 Dec 2009

Bitzer celebrates 75th birthday with 10% growth hope

CELEBRATING its 75th birthday, compressor manufacturer Bitzer is forecast to enjoy a 10% growth rate in 2010. 
 21 Dec 2009

BRA makes UK fridge report available to all

THE British Refrigeration Association has commissioned reports on the UK fridge market for sponsoring members for years but has now decided to make the report available to all. 
 21 Dec 2009

2010 HCFC phaseout prompts Eurammon offer

PLANNERS of refrigeration systems can contact Eurammon for answers regarding the planning, approval and operation of systems that use natural refrigerants. 
 15 Dec 2009

Two firms and md fined for cool store explosion

ICEPAK Coolstores, the owner of the New Zealand cool store which exploded killing a firefighter and injuring 7 firemen, has been slapped with a fine and compensation costs. 
 14 Dec 2009

Driving forward: Glover's agency revival

Steve Glover, founder of the former Daikin distributor's agent the Air Conditioning Agency, is back in control of the business. 
 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. 
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