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 2 Dec 2008

Gasco demise; Ron Lloyd buys SWM and it’s Freedom for Paul Taylor

Following Gasco International's fall into administration, the business and assets of its subsidiary SWM Distribution have been bought by the Air Conditioning Group, a company owned by SWM chairman Ron Lloyd. 
 2 Dec 2008

Panasonic Sanyo talks focus on share price

IT IS being reported that Panasonic's bid to acquire fellow air-conditioning manufacturer Sanyo could be completed by the end of the week, after share price discussions moved forward. 
 1 Dec 2008

HRP confirms 'small number' of job cuts

REFRIGERATION and air-conditioning wholesaler the HRP Group has confirmed it is making some redundancies and relocations, due to the economic downturn. 
 27 Nov 2008

New skills zone at Sustainabilitylive! 2009

A SKILLS and Training Zone is to be launched at Sustainabilitylive! 2009, the UK event for innovation in the energy and environment sectors. 
 26 Nov 2008

Army could be called in to collect refrigerants

THE ARMY could be called in to collect stockpiles of unwanted refrigerants from around the world. 
 25 Nov 2008

J&E Hall gets SAFEcontractor accreditation

J & E HALL, a global supplier in refrigeration, has joined the SAFEcontractor scheme, which is designed to help the industry improve its safety record. 
 25 Nov 2008

Cooling technology benefits Czeched out in green debate

NEW and up-coming EU laws affecting the cooling and refrigeration industry were discussed in Prague as part of an educational workshop organised by the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE). 
 25 Nov 2008

Fridge olympic hopefuls pass through the House

NEVERMIND the 2012 olympics, SkillFRIDGE finalists were invited to the House of Commons, in recognition of their bid to compete in WorldSkills International, which comes to London in 2011. 
 21 Nov 2008

Eaton Williams gives refrigerant drop-in warning

EATON-WILLIAMS Service (EWS) is advising customers that although alternative "drop-in" refrigerants are available, care needs to be taken choosing the right one for an application. 
 18 Nov 2008

Carrier buys Birmingham's Concord Controls

CARRIER has acquired Birmingham-based building controls firm Concord Controls. 
 18 Nov 2008

Vaillant appoints ac distributor in North West

AIR Conditioning Supplies (ACS) has become one of Vaillant's main commercial air conditioning distributors in the North West of England. 
 18 Nov 2008

New engineers get help from Daikin college

NEW engineers can learn skills and expertise from Daikin UK which is offering students at the College of North West London its latest equipment, advanced training, awards and job opportunities. 
 14 Nov 2008

Foster Refrigerator buys Gamko Holdings

KING'S LYNN-based firm Foster Refrigerator, the commercial refrigeration manufacturer, has bought its Dutch-based rival refrigeration company Gamko Holdings BV. 
 13 Nov 2008

All must clock on that R22's time is up

WHILE most in the acr industry are aware of the changes banning the use of R22 refrigerant from 2010 as top-up fluid for maintenance, some are making decisions without knowing all the options open to them, says Aggreko. 
 13 Nov 2008

Firm buys help Walter Meier's expansion into Eastern Europe

WALTER MEIER is expanding into Eastern Europe by buying up Eichler Klima GesmbH and Eichler Hungaria Kft, and will tap this growth market with humidification products before broadening its portfolio to include heatpumps and chillers. 
 13 Nov 2008

Inexperienced assessors could jeopardise inspections

BOB TOWSE, head of Technical and Safety at the HVCA, has warned that the new Energy Performance of Buildings legislation, which came into force in January, could be in danger of going the same way as domestic Home Information Packs, if individuals from outside the air-conditioning industry are allowed to become assessors. 
 11 Nov 2008

Your industry needs you to shape ACR future

THE future of air conditioning and refrigeration is to be mapped out at a London event organised by SIRAC, (the Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) network. 
 11 Nov 2008

Thompson presents underground cooling paper

THE winner of the Institute of Refrigeration’s Ted Perry Student Award, Dr Jolyon Thompson, whose PHD research on underground cooling led to him receiving the Institute's celebrated accolade, has been invited to present a paper on Tuesday, December 2. 
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