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 5 Aug 2005

BAC dropped by Mitsubishi Electric

JUST six months after agreeing a new three-year deal, Mitsubishi Electric has terminated its distribution agreement with BAC Air Conditioning. 
 5 Aug 2005

MHI and Hitachi "collaborate" but no merger

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries and Hitachi have cancelled their plans to form an air conditioning joint venture and, instead, will pursue "multifaceted collaboration" to include product development and material and component procurement. 
 27 Jul 2005

Cheap cabinets bring down EcoQuip

OXFORDSHIRE-based EcoQuip Ltd., one of the country's best-known suppliers of refurbished commercial refrigeration display cabinets, has called in the administrators after a downturn in business. This is said to have been compounded by a new, much cheaper source of cabinets being available causing the refurbishment market to contract. In recent times, the company was forced to reduce staffing, which before the administrators were called in numbered around 50 employees. 
 27 Jul 2005

Henry finds new owners

HENRY Technologies has been acquired by US private equity company Hendricks Holdings for an undisclosed sum. 
 27 Jul 2005

Royair returns "in good shape"

EMPLOYEES and creditors of air conditioning component manufacturer Royair received welcome news last month as the Hontion-based company came out of administration.... 
 27 Jul 2005

Daikin formally opens first Czech factory

DAIKIN has now formally opened the first of its two factories in the Czech Republic. 
 1 Jul 2005

DuPont to purchase Rhodia's blends business

US REFRIGERANT producer DuPont is set to purchase the Isceon HFC refrigerant blends business from Rhodia. 
 1 Jul 2005

Danfoss buys Swedish heat pump company

DANFOSS A/S has acquired the Swedish heat pump manufacturer Thermia Värme AB. 
 1 Jul 2005

MGR adds US products

CANNOCK-BASED ac distributor MGR has extended its portfolio of products with the addition of three new products from the USA. 
 1 Jul 2005

Caravell underlines independence with "no frills" range

LESS than six months after its bid for independence, refrigeration equipment supplier Caravell UK has launched a new range of "price-competitive products" and expects to have a further £6m distribution agreement in place by the end of this month. The Buckingham-based company successfully completed a £9.8m MBO from its Danish parent company on March 1. 
 17 Jun 2005

Easy Ryders

THE Ryder Cup was a surprise extra attraction for competitors taking part in the latest round of the Space Airconditioning-sponsored ACR golf championship. 
 17 Jun 2005

Travelling to IKK?

ACR News and Pressplan Travel are offering special travel arrangements for readers wishing to attend the IKK exhibition in Hanover from November 2-4. 
 17 Jun 2005

Danfoss moves 'stat production to Slovakia

TOUGH competition in the refrigeration and freezing appliances market is blamed on Danfoss's decision to move its production of refrigerator and freezer thermostats from Nordborg to its factory in Slovakia. The relocation, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year, will affect around 77 employees, it is said. 
 17 Jun 2005

More changes at Climate Center

FURTHER changes have been announced by the Wolseley group following the announcement of the separation of its Parts Center and Climate Center operations and the departure last month of Alan Ball, brand director for the two divisions. 
 17 Jun 2005

Kooltech ends Haier deal

KOOLTECH will no longer be selling Haier air conditioners after terminating the agreement it signed with the Chinese manufacturer only last year. 
 16 May 2005

Denman on the move

THE Denman Group has moved its headquarters building to the rustic surroundings of Wolvers Home Farm in Sidlow, near Reigate, Surrey. 
 16 May 2005

Carrier to double Chinese investment

AWARE of predictions that the Chinese hvac market is to double by 2010, US air conditioning manufacturer Carrier has announced an investment of $50m in r&d in China over the next five years. 
 16 May 2005

Refrigeration: it's a mature market

ONE in four refrigeration equipment company directors will be aged over 60 by the end of 2005, according to a new report by Plimsoll Publishing Ltd. 
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