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 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. 
 17 Nov 2009

Beehive Coils buys assets of rival ACR Heat Transfer

Administrators have sold the business and assets of ACR Heat Transfer, based in Kings Lynn, to its locally-based competitor Beehive Coils. 
 16 Nov 2009

Trox UK appoints new MD

LUDGER Bökmann, head of International Business for the Trox group takes up the role of managing director of Trox UK, the role previously held by David Leatherbarrow. 
 11 Nov 2009

Aspen Air Conditioning creates heat pump division

ASPEN Air Conditioning has unveiled Aspen Heat Pumps, a new division specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps. 
 10 Nov 2009

City Refrigeration creates over 300 UK jobs

SOME 320 jobs are to be created by Glasgow firm City Refrigeration. 
 10 Nov 2009

Nomination deadline for acr engineers approaches

THE closing date for nominating your favourite acr engineer for the Institute of Refrigeration's lifetime achievement award is fast approaching. 
 10 Nov 2009

Samsung recalls 32,000 fridges in China

SAMSUNG has added China to the list of countries subject to a product "recall" of its domestic refrigerators. 
 10 Nov 2009

Montreal talks put HFC decision on ice

A DECISION on whether to include the phase down of HFCs within the remit of the Montreal Protocol has been put on ice until the Kyoto Protocol meeting in Copenhagen on December 6-18. 
 9 Nov 2009

Sainsbury's retrains 200 engineers for CO2 fridge changes

SAINSBURYS has pledged to switch to CO2 fridges in all its stores by 2030 and plans to retrain and hire 200 engineers to do the work. 
 3 Nov 2009

ACR 'desperately under-funded' says SIRAC professor

A 'VAST INCREASE' in the level of research funding for the acr industry is needed if it is to fully understand the impact it makes on climate change, argues acr academic Graeme Maidment. 
 2 Nov 2009

Carrier sells CCAC to Filipino firm

CARRIER has sold its controlling stake in Concepcion Carrier Air Conditioning (CCAC) to its Filipino joint venture partner Concepcion Industries. 
 2 Nov 2009

Panasonic's official offer for Sanyo expected this week

PANASONIC is to make an official offer for Sanyo this week when it receives final overseas clearance. 
 29 Oct 2009

Fridge explosion sparks worldwide recall

SAMSUNG has today announced a "home visit repair programme" on two ranges of fridge freezers in Korea and Europe following the case of a domestic fridge explosion in West Bromwich in May and a more recent case in Korea. 
 27 Oct 2009

Some 2078 certificates not valid for F-gas

CITY & Guilds has warned that, depending on when qualification was achieved, some 2078 refrigerant handling certificates are not valid as an interim qualification under the F-gas regulations. 
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