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 23 Nov 2006

Greens call for an end to R22 production incentives

ENVIRONMENTAL groups are calling for an end to incentives for third world countries to over-produce HCFCs. 
 22 Nov 2006

WR to purchase Hussmann's UK contracting operations

WR Refrigeration Ltd, the Leicester-based commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractor - is set to acquire the UK service and contracting operations of Hussmann Europe Ltd. 
 22 Nov 2006

WR to purchase Hussmann's UK contracting operations

WR Refrigeration Ltd, the Leicester-based commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractor - is set to acquire the UK service and contracting operations of Hussmann Europe Ltd. 
 21 Nov 2006

SEC looks to the Olympics as retentions decline

WHILE over 12% of construction contracts, by turnover, are now retention free, the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has voiced concerns that there are still too many contractors insisting on retentions, even though clients are not requiring them. 
 20 Nov 2006

Refrigerant producers call for tougher action over illegal imports

EUROPEAN refrigerant producers are urging authorities to crack down on the illegal import of ozone depleting CFCs, HCFCs and other fluorinated greenhouse gases. 
 20 Nov 2006

Magnetic refrigeration moves forward

SCIENTISTS in Germany have unveiled a pioneering new technique involving the magnetic cooling of gas, reveals a study published in the journal Physics this month. 
 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. 
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