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 20 Dec 2010

GEA to buy German compressor manufacturer Bock

GEA Refrigeration Technologies is to buy German refrigeration compressor manufacturer Bock for an undisclosed sum. A family-owned business headquartered in Frickenhausen, Bock has more than 300 staff, and additional manufacturing sites in the Czech Republic, India and China. 
 14 Dec 2010

Tesco confirms CO2 system failure at Walkden

TESCO has now confirmed that it was joint failure on a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system that caused the "explosion" at the Tesco Extra supermarket in Walkden, Greater Manchester, yesterday. 
 13 Dec 2010

CO2 refrigeration thought to be involved in Tesco "explosion"

Unconfirmed reports are suggesting that a CO2 refrigeration system was responsible for the "explosion" at the Tesco Extra supermarket in Walkden, Greater Manchester, yesterday. 
 12 Dec 2010

Eight people treated after fridge incident at supermarket

EIGHT people are said to have been treated by paramedics and four sent to hospital after an incident at a Tesco Extra supermarket in Walkden Greater Manchester on Sunday (12/12/10). 
 10 Dec 2010

Dave Gillett to leave Searle

DAVE Gillett, md of GEA Searle, is to leave the company after 36 years with the Fareham-based heat exchanger manufacturer. 
 10 Dec 2010

HVCA's Robert Higgs to step down

HVCA chief executive Robert Higgs is to retire from the Association after 38 years' service. 
 7 Dec 2010

Daikin to bid for US manufacturer

DAIKIN is rumoured to be considering a revised offer for US hvac manufacturer Goodman Global, after having a $3.6bn offer rejected, according to news sources. 
 7 Dec 2010

G&L Beijer set to buy Carrier's Thai wholesale operation

SWEDISH wholesaler G & L Beijer, the parent company of leading UK wholesaler Dean & Wood, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Carrier's refrigeration wholesale operation in Thailand. 
 2 Dec 2010

Customs seize over 108 tonnes of refrigerant

OVER 108 tonnes of illegal refrigerant has been seized by customs officers around the world in a special operation code-named Sky-hole Patching II. 
 1 Dec 2010

Carrier has CO2 refrigeration contained

CARRIER'S Transicold transport refrigeration business has come up with a system to use CO2 in container refrigeration systems. 
 30 Nov 2010

LG plans major UK expansion

LG ELECTRONICS has announced its intention to significantly increase its air conditioning presence in the UK plans with five new regional offices and a 200% increase in staffing resources. 
 29 Nov 2010

Foster wins top manufacturing award

FOSTER Refrigerator, the Norfolk-based commercial refrigeration manufacturer, has been named among the country's top companies by the Engineering Employers' Federation (EEF). 
 29 Nov 2010

Consumer Goods Forum pledges to phase out HFCs

THE Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a body comprising over 650 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders from 70 countries, has pledged to phase out HFCs from 2015. CGF members boast a combined turnover of $2.8 trillion and include, in the UK, retailers Alliance Boots, Booker, M&S, Tesco and Waitrose, and manufacturers GlaxoSmithKline, British American Tobacco, Innocent Drinks, Kraft Foods and Kimberley Clark. 
 26 Nov 2010

EU set to close carbon credit loophole

THE European Commission has announced plans to close the loophole in the EU's cap-and-trade system which perveresely encourages developing countries to over-produce R22 refrigerant in order to cash in on credits available for destroying the high GWP by-product HFC23. 
 25 Nov 2010

Mexichem joins race for low GWP refrigerant blends

MEXICHEM looks set to become a major rival to DuPont and Honeywell in the development of new fourth generation refrigerants. The company, which earlier this year bought the Ineos refrigerants business, has revealed plans to launch a new high efficiency, low GWP blend as a replacement for R134a in car air conditioning systems. Known as AC5, it and other low GWP blends are also being trialled for stationary systems as well as foam and aerosol applications. 
 23 Nov 2010

Ellis Training passes its 1,000th F-gas student

WITH the deadline for F-gas qualifications now just seven months away, Hertfordshire-based Ellis Training Works (ETW) has just seen its 1000th candidate successfully pass the City & Guilds 2079 F Gas qualification. 
 23 Nov 2010

Embraco to build compressor factory in Mexico

COMPRESSOR manufacturer is to build a factory in Monterrey, Mexico, to produce its high efficiency EM hermetic compressor for domestic and small commercial applications. 
 23 Nov 2010

Toshiba to enter data centre market

TOSHIBA in Japan has announced that it is to enter the market for space-saving and environmentally conscious modular data centres. The announcement follows the completion of an experimental demonstration facility at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo. 
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