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 16 Sep 2005

Hushon takes Spanish steps

HUSHON has just signed a new long-term trading agreement with Spanish ac manufacturer Hitecsa, after six successful years representing the company in the UK. 
 16 Sep 2005

Hunt for source of LD outbreak

THE hunt is on in south London for the source of an outbreak of legionnaires' disease which has struck down 12 people since the middle of July. 
 16 Sep 2005

Public fails to warm to heat pumps

A RECENT survey by Daikin distributor Space Air has revealed just how ignorant the UK public is of air conditioning, particularly heat pumps, and how home owners are totally unaware of Government reductions in VAT on heat pump installations. As a result, Space Air has called on energy minister Malcolm Wicks to make a more formal announcement about the potential benefits for customers. 
 16 Sep 2005

Hisense in Kelon take-away

HISENSE Air Conditioner Co has bid $111m for the 262 million shares owned by Greencool in fellow Chinese manufacturer, the troubled, Kelon. Guangdong Greencool is Kelon's largest shareholder with a 26.43% stake. 
 6 Sep 2005

No time to coast as Dawmec expands

AN INCREASED product range has prompted Dawmec Ltd to move out of the ICG family home it shares with sister company Searle in Fareham. They've not gone far though, just down the road to Salterns Lane where the staff can now enjoy a view of the coast. 
 6 Sep 2005

BAC staff recruited as Mitsubishi denies direct sales rumours

FOLLOWING last month's exclusive in ACR News that Mitsubishi Electric had terminated its distribution deal with BAC, the Japanese manufacturer has again denied that it is to go direct. 
 6 Sep 2005

Denman gets mobile

RAPIDLY expanding contractor Denman is to sell a range of Chinese portable air conditioning units through a new subsidiary company Denair. 
 6 Sep 2005

Johnson Controls set to buy York

JOHNSON Controls has announced its intention to buy US hvacr equipment manufacturer York for £1.8bn ($3.2bn). The deal, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, will include the assumption of approximately £443m ($800m) of York debt. The deal is expected to be completed in December and is subject to shareholder approval and regulatory approvals. 
 19 Aug 2005

NEWS RELEASE: Major Sale By Auction of New Unused Refrigerated Display Eqp (St Helens, UK)

Short Notice of Major Sale By Auction of New Unused Refrigerated Display Eqp comprising Low Height and Standard Height Multi Deck Displays, Full Height Glass Door Displays, Half Glass Door and Well Cases Displays, Reach In Displays, Island Chilled and Frozen Displays, Beers Wines & Spirits Cases, Miscellaneous General Refrigeration Pieces. (Approx 800 lots in all)... More details as they arrive.

 19 Aug 2005

Hiring the wrong contractor is a waste

IN THE light of the reclassification of refrigerants as hazardous waste and the future imposition of refrigerant handling legislation, REFCOM, the register of companies competent to handle refrigerants in the UK, has made a renewed call for anyone hiring air conditioning contractors to exercise additional caution. 
 19 Aug 2005

The fleets in for WR

WR REFRIGERATION has taken delivery of 50 new Mercedes Vito 109CDI Compact vans as the refrigeration contractor moves to replace all of its van fleet over the next 18 months. 
 19 Aug 2005

Refrigerant choice has little effect on energy efficiency

A NEW guidance note from the Institute of Refrigeration concludes that the choice of refrigerant has very little effect upon the energy efficiency of cooling systems - far more important is a properly maintained, well designed system. 
 5 Aug 2005

Trox: a new force in fan coil manufacturing

TROX UK has acquired the design and manufacturing rights of the Phantom water side and air side fan coil previously manufactured by Colt. Trox has been acting as distributor of the fan coil range since last year. 
 5 Aug 2005

Royair back on top

ROYAIR Ltd, the Honiton-based supplier of air conditioning components, has now come out of administration and been handed back to director Peter Reid and Royair's managment after reaching a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with its creditors. 
 5 Aug 2005

BAC dropped by Mitsubishi Electric

JUST six months after agreeing a new three-year deal, Mitsubishi Electric has terminated its distribution agreement with BAC Air Conditioning. 
 5 Aug 2005

MHI and Hitachi "collaborate" but no merger

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries and Hitachi have cancelled their plans to form an air conditioning joint venture and, instead, will pursue "multifaceted collaboration" to include product development and material and component procurement. 
 27 Jul 2005

Cheap cabinets bring down EcoQuip

OXFORDSHIRE-based EcoQuip Ltd., one of the country's best-known suppliers of refurbished commercial refrigeration display cabinets, has called in the administrators after a downturn in business. This is said to have been compounded by a new, much cheaper source of cabinets being available causing the refurbishment market to contract. In recent times, the company was forced to reduce staffing, which before the administrators were called in numbered around 50 employees. 
 27 Jul 2005

Henry finds new owners

HENRY Technologies has been acquired by US private equity company Hendricks Holdings for an undisclosed sum. 
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