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 23 Feb 2007

Daikin in chiller joint venture

Daikin is reported to have entered into a centrifugal chiller development agreement with Japanese engineering firm Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI). 
 23 Feb 2007

Armacell has new owners

INSULATION manufacturer Armacell International has been acquired by asset management firm Investcorp from the previous investors Gilde Investment Management and CVC Capital Partners. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 
 23 Feb 2007

Young blood signals change in refrigeration industry

A NEW report predicts a radical change in the UK refrigeration equipment industry after a wave of new appointments at boardroom level. 
 23 Feb 2007

Fujitsu builds new r&d centre

JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Fujitsu is to build a new r&d centre at its head office site in Kawasaki. 
 23 Feb 2007

Pump House lands prize Bass

EX-WOLSELEY man Dave Bass has been appointed as managing director of Nottingham-based air conditioning and refrigeration distributor Pump House. 
 23 Feb 2007

US acr industry signs IPR pact with Chinese

THE US air conditioning and refrigeration industry has signed a new agreement with the Chinese in an effort to protect intellectual property rights. 
 16 Feb 2007

£800,000 for air cycle research

The UK Government is to provide £800,000 of funding to a consortium developing air cycle air conditioning technologies. 
 16 Feb 2007

LG is still no.1

LG Electronics has been named as the top-selling air conditioning product for the seventh consecutive year by Japanese market research company Fuji-Keizai. 
 16 Feb 2007

Energy Technique looks for growth

ENERGY Technique (ETQ), the holding company of Hampshire-based hvac manufacturer Diffusion, is said to be on the acquisition trail after turning around three years of financial losses, totalling nearly £6m. 
 9 Feb 2007

Three more commit to HFC phase-out

THREE more big name companies have committed to HFC-free refrigeration under the Refrigerants, Naturally! initiative. 
 9 Feb 2007

More renewable energy seminars from Mitsi

MITSUBUISHI Electric has announced further dates for its series of free CPD-approved renewable energy seminars. 
 9 Feb 2007

Earthcare Products Receives Grant

Earthcare Products, the UK company developing and commercialising new natural refrigerants, has received a £325,000 grant from E-Synergy's £30m Sustainable Technology Fund. 
 9 Feb 2007

Space name dispute settled

DAIKIN distributor Space Airconditioning and Bristol-based refrigeration contractor Space Cooling Systems have settled their dispute over the "Space" name. 
 2 Feb 2007

IsoCool on the move

INDUSTRIAL cooling equipment suppliers IsoCool Ltd is moving to new premises at Skyline 120, a prestigious new business park in Braintree, Essex.
 
 2 Feb 2007

Honeywell successfully sues Chinese counterfeiter

A GERMAN court has awarded damages against a Chinese chemical company for infringing refrigerant patents. 
 2 Feb 2007

Bosch to acquire Fort Lauderdale

GERMAN manufacturer Bosch has acquired the American geothermal heat pump manufacturer FHP Manufacturing Company. 
 2 Feb 2007

AAC buys local rival

Derbyshire-based air conditioning contractor AAC has purchased local rival Airequip as part of its expansion plans, according to the Derby Evening Telegraph. 
 26 Jan 2007

Tesco to phase-out HFCs

TESCO is to phase-out HFCs in its refrigeration systems in a programme of measures to reduce the supermarket chain's carbon footprint. 
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