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 27 Oct 2006

Daikin set to complete OYL takeover

DAIKIN is reported to have finally acquired 96% of OYL shares which will trigger a compulsory acquisition of the remainder. 
 20 Oct 2006

ACR Group announces record results

A US-based leader in the distribution of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment has posted record results following strong demand in the second quarter. 
 20 Oct 2006

Aerco launches new fans

Aerco, a global distributor of electrical components based in the UK, has announced it will make its new ADDA AC fans available in this country. 
 12 Oct 2006

Thermofrost Cryo becomes Toshiba distributor

Thermofrost Cryo has become the latest company to join the Toshiba Air Conditioning distribution network. 
 12 Oct 2006

Daikin/OYL deal gets Euro clearance

DAIKIN'S proposed £1.1bn acquisition of OYL has been given the go-ahead following clearance by the European Commission. 
 12 Oct 2006

UK ac sales continue to rise

THE UK air conditioning market is expected to increase by 3% this year to £675.6m, according to a new report by market analysts MBD. 
 12 Oct 2006

DEFRA backs research into refrigeration efficiency

Researchers at the Bristol University, have taken over a Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) funded project to identify, develop and stimulate more energy efficient refrigeration technologies and practices. 
 12 Oct 2006

Better air con boosts performance

Children learn more quickly and effectively in schools with better air quality, according to new research from the US. 
 21 Sep 2006

Parker pens new European chapter

FOLLOWING the acquisitions of Herl, Kenmore (Virginia KMP), Sporlan Valve and, most recently the acr division of Acal, US manufacturer Parker Hannifin is to "re-introduce" itself to the European market under an integrated sales team. 
 21 Sep 2006

Bitzer UK appoints new md

BITZER UK has a new managing director following the departure of Howard Davis at the end of August. 
 21 Sep 2006

UK concern over rise in LD cases

THE UK's Health Protection Agency is investigating a surge in the number of cases of legionnaires' disease since the beginning of August. Reports have been received from all regions in England and Wales and include both cases acquired in the UK and abroad. 
 21 Sep 2006

Ductwork contractors join FETA

ADCAS, the ductwork contractors' association has come under the umbrella of FETA, the hvacr manufacturers association. FETA will provide a full secretarial and administrative service to ADCAS, an association formed 10 years ago. 
 14 Aug 2006

MHI transfers commercial ac to China and Thailand

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries is to transfer its commercial packaged air conditioning production to factories in China and Thailand 
 14 Aug 2006

Industry faces two shows in same year

THE acr industry, a significant sector of which has argued against an annual international show, now faces the prospect of two shows within weeks of each other in the same year following a falling out between the VDKF, owners of the IKK show, IKK organiser NurnbergerMesse and a group of influential exhibitors. 
 14 Aug 2006

DEFRA revises greenhouse figures

DEFRA'S revision of its 1990-2004 methane emission estimates for the UK has had a small effect on the overall UK greenhouse gas emission estimates. 
 14 Aug 2006

$165,000 fine for CFC emissions

THE New York City Transit Authority is to pay $165,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the US government alleging that it failed to repair air conditioning systems on its subway cars in a timely manner. 
 1 Aug 2006

Hot times drive cooling sales

THE pronounced effect of the weather on UK air conditioning sales is highlighted in a new report from MBD covering the period 2001-2005. 
 1 Aug 2006

Comments sought on energy directive

THOSE involved in the air conditioning industry are invited to comment and contribute to a study supporting the European Energy-using Products Directive
The Directive is intended to help consumers distinguish between products with higher or lower environmental impacts. It covers a range of product types, including air conditioners. 
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