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 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. 
 30 Nov 2004

TCUK on the verge of appointing new distributors

TOSHIBA Carrier UK has for the first time intimated that it is on the verge of appointing new distributors. 
 30 Nov 2004

MHI reveals big plans for 2005

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries (MHI), which saw its sales channels multiply last month with the purchase of its leading distributor 3D by wholesaler HRP, has revealed aggressive sales plans for 2005. 
 30 Nov 2004

Frogbox to tackle containment issue

FROGBOX, the company best-known for its acoustic housings for refrigeration and air conditioning packages, is poised to bring its innovative expertise to bear on another problem area, the containment of refrigerants. 
 30 Nov 2004

Growing demand for wet cooling

BAC Baliticare's Midlands office is reporting a 24% increase in demand for evaporative cooling towers and associated services for air conditioning, industrial refrigeration and process cooling systems. 
 5 Nov 2004

Combining European design with Asian manufacturing technology

THE recent IKK show saw the launch by J & E Hall of a range of low noise, medium and low temperature commercial refrigeration units. The high performing competitively priced units run on R404A, R134a or R407C. Noise levels are as little as 33.8dBA at 10m. 
 5 Nov 2004

Celebrating 80 years

Electro-Mechanical Supplies (EMS), a customer of Hubbard Ice Systems for the last ten years recently celebrated its 80th anniversay and to mark the occasion Hubbard presented the company with a commemorative plaque and organised a celebratory lunch. 
 5 Nov 2004

A new "super" branch

Following a major expansion, the High Wycombe branch of CCL Veloduct is now five times bigger enabling the company to integrate the existing West London Branch into the new High Wycombe facility. Not only will the range and quantity of stock at High Wycombe be greatly enhanced, on-site delivery service will be even better with the provision of two dedicated delivery vehicles. 
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