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 28 Feb 2008

Ammonia leaks at pork pie plant for second time

Ammonia gas has leaked from a pork pie-making plant for the second time this month and in both cases a refrigeration component system failure is suspected as the cause. 
 27 Feb 2008

Air-conditioning firm fined £20,000 for safety breach

AN air-conditioning maintenance firm has been fined £20,000, after one of its ac engineers fell from a roof while carrying out repairs. 
 25 Feb 2008

Industry could face £20m bill for F-Gas assessment

THE cost of assessing the estimated 40,000 ac and refrigeration engineers to the F-Gas regulations could cost the industry as much as £20m, say informed sources. 
 25 Feb 2008

Sanhua Europe's ready for business

ZHEJIANG SANHUA Refrigeration Industrial group, a manufacturer of refrigeration controls for ac systems has announced the launching of new company Sanhua Europe S.L. 
 25 Feb 2008

Life after F-Gas

LIVING with F-Gas Regulations - The 1st six months that's the talk being given by Dr John Davey in Carlisle on Tuesday, February 26. 
 22 Feb 2008

Bitzer to build scroll plant in Syracuse

GERMAN compressor manufacturer Bitzer is to build a $30m scroll compressor factory in Carrier Air Conditioning’s heartland in Syracuse. 
 18 Feb 2008

Industry honours acheivers at 108th IOR dinner

NEW president of the Institute of Refrigeration Jane Gartshore speaking to an audience of 700 industry professionals at the institute dinner last week, said "In my first year as president I've been asked what is the point of the IOR?" 
 15 Feb 2008

Copeland firm renamed Emerson Climate Technologies

EMERSON has changed the name of the Copeland firm in Europe to Emerson Climate Technologies, effective from February 1. 
 14 Feb 2008

DuPont adjusts Freon prices

DUPONT Fluorochemical Refrigerants has announced a 25% price rise for DuPont Freon 22 HCFC refrigerant in Europe, Middle East and Africa. 
 13 Feb 2008

IOR dinner

THE annual IOR dinner is one of the largest networking events for the refrigeration industry and was held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. 
 12 Feb 2008

Mitsubishi Heavy elects Hideaki as president

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries appointed senior executive vice president Hideaki Omiya to take up the post of president from April 1. 
 11 Feb 2008

Systemair buys its Italian distributer

SWEDISH ventilation firm Systemair has completed the purchase of its Italian distributor Climaproduct. 
 7 Feb 2008

Worthington Nicholls culls workforce

ONE third of Worthington Nicholls' staff have lost their jobs after the air-conditioning installer suffered a one million pound operating loss. 
 7 Feb 2008

LG finds Sensible solution

LG has selected Sensible Acon Solutions to help expand its distribution network in Ireland. 
 7 Feb 2008

Toshiba appoints Heronhill

TOSHIBA Air Conditioning has appointed Somerset-based Heronhill Air Conditioning as its first UK spare parts distributor. 
 6 Feb 2008

Daikin buys Swedish distributor Svenska Daikin A.B.

DAIKIN Europe has bought all shares in Svenska Daikin A.B, its distributor in Sweden. 
 5 Feb 2008

Lander's WorldSkills efforts praised by Cram

MATTHEW Lander a refrigeration apprentice from Huddersfield has been honoured with an award presented by Steve Cram MBE. 
 4 Feb 2008

Fridge magnate Gu stuck in jail

GU CHUJUN, the former chairman of Chinese manufacturer Guangdong Kelon Electrical Holdings, has been sentenced to ten years in jail and fined US $940,000. 
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