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 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. 
 21 Mar 2005

Young joins York

Graham Young, the managing director of George Barker & Co for the last seven years, has left the company to join York Commercial Refrigeration as general manager. 
 7 Mar 2005

Star performers

RESURGENT Scottish contractor Star Refrigeration was among a plethora of star performers honoured at last month's ACR News Awards at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham. 
 7 Mar 2005

WR buys Trembath's acr business

WR REFRIGERATION continues to expand with the acquisition of the business and assets of Epsom-based Trembath Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Limited. 
 7 Mar 2005

Caravell in £9.8m MBO

COMMERCIAL refrigerator distributor Caravell UK, has been the subject of a £9.8m management buy-out out from its Danish parent, Caravell A/S Demark. The purchase includes Caravell UK's 100,000ft2 freehold premises in Buckingham. 
 7 Mar 2005

Alan Moor Award

DAVID Payne, head of building services and construction materials at the DTI, was presented with the Alan Moor Award for his services to the hvacr industry during the recent ACR News awards evening. 
 17 Feb 2005

Top two go for water-cooled VRF

THE unitary air conditioning industry's top two manufacturers are going head-to-head in a move to make the highly popular VRF technology available in R410A, water-cooled versions. 
 17 Feb 2005

BOC buys Calor's Care business

HYDROCARBON refrigerant supplier Calor has sold its Care business to BOC in a deal valued at under £5m. 
 17 Feb 2005

Environment Agency to investigate fridge recyclers

THE Environment Agency is to investigate the way fridge recycling is being carried out after a recent audit of UK facilities returned large differences in the amount of ozone depleting substances (ODS) being recovered. 
 17 Feb 2005

Mixed prospects

THE refrigeration equipment industry is split over business prospects for this year. Plimsoll Publishing's survey of the top 475 companies in the UK found that while 43% were approaching 2005 with some caution, 25% were upbeat. 
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