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 17 Nov 2006

NHBC predicts upturn in domestic ac

THE National House-Building Council (NHBC) predicts that more domestic homes will be turning to air conditioning as the climate warms up. 
 17 Nov 2006

Computers leading to increased air conditioning use

Computers in schools are resulting in an increase in the use of air conditioning, according to a new report. 
 17 Nov 2006

Trimco Coolair changes name to Abanta

REFRIGERATED display equipment distributor Trimco Coolair Ltd is to be rebranded Abanta. The move comes following the recent announcement by Trimco Coolair1s Portuguese parent company, Trimco EF, that it had appointed Phoenix Retail Services, an independent company as exclusive UK agent for its products. 
 16 Nov 2006

The great Chinese takeaway

AS THE EU and the US increase pressure on the Chinese to better enforce laws protecting foreign trademarks and copyrights, it has been revealed that the problem of counterfeit products came to a head at last month1s IKK exhibition in Nuremberg where a number of Chinese exhibitors were issued with injunctions. 
 7 Nov 2006

De'Longhi buys RC Group

DE'LONGHI has purchased a controlling interest in RC Lux, the holding company of fellow Italian chiller manufacturer the RC Group. The deal, which gives De'Longhi 83.3% of the business for Euro31m, follows the signing of a strategic alliance between the two companies in July. 
 27 Oct 2006

HVCA agrees new pay deal

A NEW three-year agreement between the HVCA and the trade union Amicus will see operatives hourly pay rise by 3.5% from November 6, this year; 3.5% from September 3, 2007; and 4% from 6 October 2008. 
 27 Oct 2006

Bubble bathed in glory

THE inventor of a device which is capable of throttling refrigerant between condenser and evaporator has won ASERCOM's 2006 Energy Efficiency Award. 
 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. 
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