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 17 Feb 2009

Black market in gases could flourish warns agency

A BLACK market in banned ozone-depleting gases could thrive after the Europe-wide phase-out, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has warned. 
 16 Feb 2009

Nothing personnel but REFCOM to run company registration

REFCOM has been named by DEFRA as the body responsible for company certifications, a legal requirement under the F-gas regulations, but the government has rejected industry pleas for a register of personnel. 
 13 Feb 2009

Hitachi appoints NRW as UK distributor

HITACHI has announced the addition of NRW Ltd as UK distributor for Hitachi's DX split system and VRF equipment. 
 10 Feb 2009

IOR dinner is still on course

THE Institute of Refrigeration has reassured those attending this week's annual dinner that it will be going ahead as usual, despite the venue owners going into administration. 
 10 Feb 2009

Stars in their ice: SkillFRIDGE 2009 talent sought

IF your colleague didn't win it last year, don't fret, for the coolest competition in the acr world -SkillFRIDGE 2009- is gearing up to find this year's worthy young talent. 
 10 Feb 2009

ACR News awards tickets almost sold out!

RECORD table sales means tickets for the ACR News awards 2009 on February 25 are nearly sold out. 
 10 Feb 2009

BRA calls EIA's 'Chilling facts' biased

THE British Refrigeration Association has slammed a recent survey by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) into supermarket refrigeration systems, which criticised supermarkets for the global warming impact of their refrigeration systems. 
 5 Feb 2009

More training centres offer F-gas courses

AS reported in ACR news last December, F-gas courses have begun running in the UK. Now details of the first 18 centres to offer the new courses are available. 
 4 Feb 2009

Panasonic suffers 84% profit fall and cuts 15,000 jobs

PANASONIC Corp. is getting rid of 15,000 jobs and closing 27 plants around the world after operating profits for the third quarter fell 84% to 26.4 billion yen, when compared to 2007. 
 3 Feb 2009

G&L Beijer completes Carrier ARW purchase

SWEDISH group G & L Beijer has acquired Carrier's refrigeration wholesale business operations in Europe and South Africa ('Carrier ARW') . 
 2 Feb 2009

MBO for SPG

SUPERMARKET refrigeration specialist, SPG has been under independent ownership for the past 20 years, but a handful of its senior managers have carried out a management buy out of the firm. 
 30 Jan 2009

Alfa Laval acquires German heat exchanger firm

THE Alfa Laval group has bought HES (Heat Exchanger Systems), a German specialist in spiral heat exchangers. 
 29 Jan 2009

Sanyo launches heat pump training courses

SANYO Air Conditioners is launching a training programme to teach acr engineers how to install its carbon dioxide-based ECO heat pump systems. 
 29 Jan 2009

Crunchtime for seizing R22 phase out wins

R22’s phase-out brings real opportunity for consultants to grow their business despite the harsh economic climate, says air conditioning giant LG. 
 28 Jan 2009

GEA buys Norwich freezer firm Eurotek

REFRIGERATION giant GEA has bought Eurotek Engineering, the food freezing firm headquartered in Norwich. 
 27 Jan 2009

F-Gas and heat pumps at Manchester HEVAR 2009

HEAT PUMP seminars and F-Gas talks from leading air conditioning experts will feature at Manchester HEVAR 2009, which starts tomorrow. 
 27 Jan 2009

Gummer secures LG distribution role

LG has appointed Thane Gummer as distribution support manager. 
 26 Jan 2009

Honeywell acts to protect R410A patents

A CHINESE firm has agreed to stop infringing Honeywell's refrigerant patents. 
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