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 24 Feb 2011

Thermoelectric cooling research receives cash injection

A US company has received a $10m investment into its on-going research into thermoelectric technology for use in refrigerators. 
 24 Feb 2011

Bitzer and AHT sign up for the ACR Show

LEADING compressor manufacturer Bitzer and ground-breaking commercial refrigeration company AHT are the latest big names to sign up for the ACR Show 2012. These two flag-ship companies join a host of other recent big-name additions which have included Advanced Engineering, Testo and Refco in the past few weeks. 
 23 Feb 2011

Epta buys coldroom manufacturer Misa Sud

COMMERCIAL refrigeration manufacturer the Epta Group has purchased Italian coldroom manufacturer Misa Sud SpA. 
 22 Feb 2011

Airedale appoints product development director

Global air conditioning manufacturer Airedale has appointed George Hannah as product development director, leading Airedale's expanding programme of new product development. His appointment follows the retirement of Airedale director of engineering Bill Coates last year. 
 22 Feb 2011

AMP and FM join forces

HERTS-based MHI and Fujitsu distributor FMAC Group has merged with its holding company AMP, the Toshiba distributor and design and technical support group. 
 22 Feb 2011

AREA call for waste and energy reduction

AREA, the European refrigeration and air-conditioning contractors' association, has produced an advisory document for European decision-makers outlining the contribution that the industry can make to reducing energy use and wastage. 
 21 Feb 2011

Supporters encouraged by ice factory report

SUPPORTERS fighting to preserve the Grimsby Ice Factory are undeterred by the news that it could cost up to £5m to preserve the historic building and its unique, 80-year-old refrigeration equipment. 
 16 Feb 2011

New Carel manufacturing plant in Brazil

Refrigeration, air conditioning and humidification control supplier the Carel Group, leaders has opened a new manufacturing plant in Brazil. The new site in the Valinhos industrial district around 100km north-west of Sao Paulo features high technology systems, including automatic assembly, soldering and test equipment and covers an area of more than 1,000 sq m. 
 16 Feb 2011

ACR News Awards - The winners' shortlist announced

Today the judges have met, argued over the entries and decided on the shortlist of finalists for this year's ACR News Awards. 
 16 Feb 2011

Jim Gale appointed group MD at Weatherite

Weatherite Group has announced the appointment of Jim Gale to the newly created position of group managing director. 
 15 Feb 2011

ACR News Awards - Judgement Day

THE judges convene tomorrow (Wednesday) to decide the shortlist of winners for this year's ACR News Awards. The companies who have successfully won through to the final will be announced here first, on this website, tomorrow afternoon. 
 15 Feb 2011

AHR organisers hit the jackpot in Las Vegas

AN IMPROVING US economy and an exciting new venue are said to be behind the success of the 2011 AHR Expo held at the beginning of this month. 
 11 Feb 2011

Chillventa changes dates

THE ORGANISERS of the Chillventa air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition in Nuremberg have changed the dates of the 2012 event. 
 11 Feb 2011

Now developers withdraw HFO chiller

A WEEK after announcing the introduction of a chiller to run on the new HFO refrigerants, the developers have withdrawn the product pending "further development work". 
 7 Feb 2011

Air on, Ayr off

HEAT pumps have had to clear many regulatory and funding hurdles to gain acceptance as a renewable technology, so it's perhaps appropriate that the product should lend its name to a steeplechase. 
 4 Feb 2011

Trio face jail for refrigerant release

IN WHAT is thought to be one of the first such cases of its kind, three thieves in Georgia, USA, convicted of stealing copper coils for scrap from air conditioning units, have pleaded guilty to additional charges of conspiring to release ozone-depleting substances. 
 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. 
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