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 22 Feb 2008

Bitzer to build scroll plant in Syracuse

GERMAN compressor manufacturer Bitzer is to build a $30m scroll compressor factory in Carrier Air Conditioning’s heartland in Syracuse. 
 18 Feb 2008

Industry honours acheivers at 108th IOR dinner

NEW president of the Institute of Refrigeration Jane Gartshore speaking to an audience of 700 industry professionals at the institute dinner last week, said "In my first year as president I've been asked what is the point of the IOR?" 
 15 Feb 2008

Copeland firm renamed Emerson Climate Technologies

EMERSON has changed the name of the Copeland firm in Europe to Emerson Climate Technologies, effective from February 1. 
 14 Feb 2008

DuPont adjusts Freon prices

DUPONT Fluorochemical Refrigerants has announced a 25% price rise for DuPont Freon 22 HCFC refrigerant in Europe, Middle East and Africa. 
 13 Feb 2008

IOR dinner

THE annual IOR dinner is one of the largest networking events for the refrigeration industry and was held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. 
 12 Feb 2008

Mitsubishi Heavy elects Hideaki as president

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries appointed senior executive vice president Hideaki Omiya to take up the post of president from April 1. 
 11 Feb 2008

Systemair buys its Italian distributer

SWEDISH ventilation firm Systemair has completed the purchase of its Italian distributor Climaproduct. 
 7 Feb 2008

Worthington Nicholls culls workforce

ONE third of Worthington Nicholls' staff have lost their jobs after the air-conditioning installer suffered a one million pound operating loss. 
 7 Feb 2008

LG finds Sensible solution

LG has selected Sensible Acon Solutions to help expand its distribution network in Ireland. 
 7 Feb 2008

Toshiba appoints Heronhill

TOSHIBA Air Conditioning has appointed Somerset-based Heronhill Air Conditioning as its first UK spare parts distributor. 
 6 Feb 2008

Daikin buys Swedish distributor Svenska Daikin A.B.

DAIKIN Europe has bought all shares in Svenska Daikin A.B, its distributor in Sweden. 
 5 Feb 2008

Lander's WorldSkills efforts praised by Cram

MATTHEW Lander a refrigeration apprentice from Huddersfield has been honoured with an award presented by Steve Cram MBE. 
 4 Feb 2008

Fridge magnate Gu stuck in jail

GU CHUJUN, the former chairman of Chinese manufacturer Guangdong Kelon Electrical Holdings, has been sentenced to ten years in jail and fined US $940,000. 
 1 Feb 2008

DuPont acquires Chemtura Fluorine chemicals business

DUPONT has completed its purchase of Chemtura Corporation's fluorine chemicals business, the firm announced on February 1. 
 31 Jan 2008

GK Industrial's Scotia Energy purchase aids expansion

Air conditioning specialist GK Industrial has continued its expansion with the acquisition of Scotia Energy Saving Systems. 
 30 Jan 2008

Life's good with 22% growth target for 2008

LG has announced it is aiming for 22% growth in its global air-conditioner shipments this year to $5 billion. 
 29 Jan 2008

Johnson Controls makes Pettitt appointment

JOHNSON Controls has hired Jon Pettitt as national accounts manager for Building Systems. 
 28 Jan 2008

BESCA gets approval to accredit energy assessors

HVCA subsidiary Building Engineering Services Competence Accreditation (BESCA) has been approved by the Department for Communities and Local Government to run an accreditation scheme for energy assessors. 
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