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 27 Jul 2005

Royair returns "in good shape"

EMPLOYEES and creditors of air conditioning component manufacturer Royair received welcome news last month as the Hontion-based company came out of administration.... 
 27 Jul 2005

Daikin formally opens first Czech factory

DAIKIN has now formally opened the first of its two factories in the Czech Republic. 
 1 Jul 2005

DuPont to purchase Rhodia's blends business

US REFRIGERANT producer DuPont is set to purchase the Isceon HFC refrigerant blends business from Rhodia. 
 1 Jul 2005

Danfoss buys Swedish heat pump company

DANFOSS A/S has acquired the Swedish heat pump manufacturer Thermia Värme AB. 
 1 Jul 2005

MGR adds US products

CANNOCK-BASED ac distributor MGR has extended its portfolio of products with the addition of three new products from the USA. 
 1 Jul 2005

Caravell underlines independence with "no frills" range

LESS than six months after its bid for independence, refrigeration equipment supplier Caravell UK has launched a new range of "price-competitive products" and expects to have a further £6m distribution agreement in place by the end of this month. The Buckingham-based company successfully completed a £9.8m MBO from its Danish parent company on March 1. 
 17 Jun 2005

Easy Ryders

THE Ryder Cup was a surprise extra attraction for competitors taking part in the latest round of the Space Airconditioning-sponsored ACR golf championship. 
 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. 
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