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 18 Nov 2008

Carrier buys Birmingham's Concord Controls

CARRIER has acquired Birmingham-based building controls firm Concord Controls. 
 18 Nov 2008

Vaillant appoints ac distributor in North West

AIR Conditioning Supplies (ACS) has become one of Vaillant's main commercial air conditioning distributors in the North West of England. 
 18 Nov 2008

New engineers get help from Daikin college

NEW engineers can learn skills and expertise from Daikin UK which is offering students at the College of North West London its latest equipment, advanced training, awards and job opportunities. 
 14 Nov 2008

Foster Refrigerator buys Gamko Holdings

KING'S LYNN-based firm Foster Refrigerator, the commercial refrigeration manufacturer, has bought its Dutch-based rival refrigeration company Gamko Holdings BV. 
 13 Nov 2008

All must clock on that R22's time is up

WHILE most in the acr industry are aware of the changes banning the use of R22 refrigerant from 2010 as top-up fluid for maintenance, some are making decisions without knowing all the options open to them, says Aggreko. 
 13 Nov 2008

Firm buys help Walter Meier's expansion into Eastern Europe

WALTER MEIER is expanding into Eastern Europe by buying up Eichler Klima GesmbH and Eichler Hungaria Kft, and will tap this growth market with humidification products before broadening its portfolio to include heatpumps and chillers. 
 13 Nov 2008

Inexperienced assessors could jeopardise inspections

BOB TOWSE, head of Technical and Safety at the HVCA, has warned that the new Energy Performance of Buildings legislation, which came into force in January, could be in danger of going the same way as domestic Home Information Packs, if individuals from outside the air-conditioning industry are allowed to become assessors. 
 11 Nov 2008

Your industry needs you to shape ACR future

THE future of air conditioning and refrigeration is to be mapped out at a London event organised by SIRAC, (the Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning) network. 
 11 Nov 2008

Thompson presents underground cooling paper

THE winner of the Institute of Refrigeration’s Ted Perry Student Award, Dr Jolyon Thompson, whose PHD research on underground cooling led to him receiving the Institute's celebrated accolade, has been invited to present a paper on Tuesday, December 2. 
 10 Nov 2008

Panasonic to buy Sanyo for £5.5 billion

PANASONIC has confirmed it will buy fellow air conditioning manufacturer Sanyo for £5.5 billion in a deal that will see the creation of one giant firm worth £69 billion. 
 6 Nov 2008

Mitsubishi Electric expands global heatpump business

MITSUBISHI Electric Corporations's president and CEO Setsuhiro Shimomura, has announced the group is expanding its global warming-related businesses with the aim of reaching global sales of 1,300 billion yen in fiscal 2016 (£8.3 billion). 
 3 Nov 2008

Panasonic poised to purchase Sanyo

PANASONIC is proposing to launch a tender offer for Sanyo Electric Co to make it a subsidiary, according to reports in the Japanese media. 
 3 Nov 2008

An inspector call: ACR expert calls for more inspectors

INDUSTRY veteran Mike Nankivell will be wielding the mike at Manchester HEVAR to highlight the need for more inspectors to carry out air conditioning inspections. 
 3 Nov 2008

Dodgy ac director fails to dodge jail

A CHEATING company director who operated air-conditioning companies while bankrupt and forged documents to escape the law, has been jailed for four years and nine months. 
 31 Oct 2008

Adcock thanks BOC for 2 million prize win

DEREK JAMES of Adcock Refrigeration is a cool two million richer - in Nectar points that is. 
 29 Oct 2008

Naked ambition: ACR man gets kit off for calendar

Symon Spinks, a partner of Spalding Air Conditioning Services is one of 12 men who showed his keeness to get naked for a woman - by appearing in a charity calendar. 
 28 Oct 2008

Last call for ACR News Award entries

FORGET Halloween, market leading companies in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry are reminded that this Friday – October 31st – is the closing date for entries for the ACR News Awards 2009. 
 28 Oct 2008

Frigoglass puts freeze on Norway plant

FRIGOGLASS, the Greek maker of drinks refrigeration equipment, has said its nine-month profit fell 15% as orders from its main German and Russian markets fell due to the economic downturn. 
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