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 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. 
 27 Oct 2008

Manitowoc completes Enodis acquisition

THE Manitowoc Company, has completed its acquisition of Enodis plc, the commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer. 
 24 Oct 2008

DuPont and Honeywell make HFO-1234yf progress

DUPONT has announced significant progress toward the development and commercialization of a new refrigerant for automotive air conditioning that offers a lower global warming potential than hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) R-134a. 
 22 Oct 2008

Cold Move pays £41,000 for safety failures

COLD storage firm Cold Move must pay £35,000 in fines plus £6,116 costs for health and safety breaches at its Wigan depot in 2005, where its employee died from exposure to an ammonia leak. 
 20 Oct 2008

ACRIB chairman joins CG Refrigeration

C G REFRIGERATION, the Hereford-based refrigeration and air-conditioning contractor, has appointed ACRIB chairman Graham Garner as non-executive director to develop and expand the company. 
 20 Oct 2008

LG distributor Sensible AC targets UK

SENSIBLE AC, the LG distributor in Ireland, is expanding into the UK with the opening of a branch in central London. 
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