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 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. 
 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. 
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