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 17 Jun 2005

Travelling to IKK?

ACR News and Pressplan Travel are offering special travel arrangements for readers wishing to attend the IKK exhibition in Hanover from November 2-4. 
 17 Jun 2005

Danfoss moves 'stat production to Slovakia

TOUGH competition in the refrigeration and freezing appliances market is blamed on Danfoss's decision to move its production of refrigerator and freezer thermostats from Nordborg to its factory in Slovakia. The relocation, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year, will affect around 77 employees, it is said. 
 17 Jun 2005

More changes at Climate Center

FURTHER changes have been announced by the Wolseley group following the announcement of the separation of its Parts Center and Climate Center operations and the departure last month of Alan Ball, brand director for the two divisions. 
 17 Jun 2005

Kooltech ends Haier deal

KOOLTECH will no longer be selling Haier air conditioners after terminating the agreement it signed with the Chinese manufacturer only last year. 
 16 May 2005

Denman on the move

THE Denman Group has moved its headquarters building to the rustic surroundings of Wolvers Home Farm in Sidlow, near Reigate, Surrey. 
 16 May 2005

Carrier to double Chinese investment

AWARE of predictions that the Chinese hvac market is to double by 2010, US air conditioning manufacturer Carrier has announced an investment of $50m in r&d in China over the next five years. 
 16 May 2005

Refrigeration: it's a mature market

ONE in four refrigeration equipment company directors will be aged over 60 by the end of 2005, according to a new report by Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. 
 16 May 2005

IDS joins Dehon Group

UK REFRIGERANT distributor Isceon Distribution Services (IDS) has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dehon Group following a change in share ownership. This follows Dehon's acquisition of the shares of its joint venture partner Rhodia Ltd. 
 25 Apr 2005

Climate Center refocuses on acr

JUST 12 months after reorganising its former NRS and Controls Center businesses and renaming it Climate Center, Wolseley UK, has announced further radical changes in a move to focus on its air conditioning and refrigeration business. 
 25 Apr 2005

UN report under fire from greens

A HIGHLY-INFLUENTIAL UN report which backs HFCs in its bid to halve the global warming contribution of CFCs and their replacements by 2015 has come under fire from environmental groups. 
 25 Apr 2005

Barrow architect faces retrial

THE council architect accused of the manslaughter of seven people in Britain's worst outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Barrow in 2002 is to face a retrial, after jurors failed to reach verdicts on seven counts of manslaughter at Preston Crown Court last week. 
 25 Apr 2005

New Euro energy directive on the horizon

THE European Parliament's Environment Committee has come out in favour of a draft directive to increase the energy efficiency of a wide range of electrical products including air conditioning. 
 11 Apr 2005

AMP re-signs sales agent

AMP's sales agent Pacair has followed the Hertfordshire-based distributor and signed a deal with Toshiba. Like AMP, Pacair previously had an agency agreement for Mitsubishi Electric equipment. 
 11 Apr 2005

"Massive opportunity" for hydrocarbons

BOC has reported increasing demand for hydrocarbon refrigerants in a number of markets both at home and abroad. 
 11 Apr 2005

Steady ac growth to 2009

THE UK air conditioning market grew to £662.8m last year, according to a new report from MBD. This represented an overall increase of 10% in nominal terms compared to 2000. 
 11 Apr 2005

Haier appoints new distributor

HAIER, the Chinese air conditioning manufacturer, has appointed Portsmouth-based Hushon as its fourth distributor in the UK. Hushon joins a network that includes BSS, Kooltech and NRW. The company also distributes Hitecsa air conditioning products, Danvent air handling systems and, until recently, was a distributor of LG air conditioners. 
 21 Mar 2005

Government to reform the TUPE regulations

The DTI has launched a consultation on draft regulations to update the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (TUPE), to improve protection for employees and helping business by reducing transactions costs when companies change ownership. 
 21 Mar 2005

SEC welcomes budget proposals

The Specialist Engineering Contractors' Group (SEC) has welcomed the increased capital expenditure measures contained in last week's Budget. 
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