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Dr Andreas J Schmid.
 17 Aug 2021

Secop appoints new Group CEO

The executive board of Secop GmbH has appointed Dr Andreas J Schmid as the new Group chief executive. Secop is a specialist in advanced hermetic compressor technologies and cooling solutions in commercial refrigeration. Headquartered in Flensburg, ... 
 17 Aug 2021

Engineering bodies reach out to a new generation

Actuate UK, a group of eight trade, technology and professional bodies representing engineering services professions, is spearheading a campaign to encourage more young people to take up the many job opportunities emerging in a sector that offers ... 
James Graham.
 4 Aug 2021

Electrifying challenge raises money for NHS

Bitzer UK's sales director James Graham completed a Total Warrior challenge with a difference in aid of NHS Hospitals in Leeds.... 
 4 Aug 2021

Drive for Net Zero to impact aircon market

The ventilation and air conditioning systems market has experienced a steady growth from 2016 – 2019, before a sharp decline in 2020, due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, according to research by AMA Research there is increasing ... 
Joe Raftery and Jose Leite.
 2 Aug 2021

Samsung strengthens UK heating team

Samsung Climate Solutions has added five new team members to the heating division, supporting the growing heat pump market.... 
 29 Jul 2021

BESA guidance opens door to air quality ‘safe havens’

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants.... 
 29 Jul 2021

National Refrigerants steps up with Beijer Ref UK

The long standing partnership between National Refrigerants and Beijer Ref UK has been further strengthened by the recent signing of a five year exclusive supply deal for RW Refrigeration Wholesale.... 
 22 Jul 2021

CIBSE calls for comment on Guide M

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is asking for comment on one of its most widely used guidance documents- Guide M: Maintenance Engineering and Management, ahead of a complete update.... 
 21 Jul 2021

Government “reluctant to acknowledge problems” around UKCA Mark, according to BCIA

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is backing calls for an extension on the transition time for products to display the new UKCA Mark instead of the established EU ‘CE’ Mark.... 
 21 Jul 2021

A-Gas Italia launched

A-Gas, a leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants and associated products and services, has launched A-Gas Italia. This follows completion of the company’s purchase of the Safety Hi-Tech reclamation business in Italy. Based in ... 
 20 Jul 2021

New look for contactless SKILLcard

One of the building services industry’s largest personnel registration schemes has revamped the cards operatives must carry to gain access to sites.... 
Ann Watson.
 20 Jul 2021

Driver shortage set to disrupt supply chain

The supply chain to the UK’s leading manufacturers is teetering on the edge of collapse this summer and needs urgent Government intervention – Enginuity has warned. A ‘perfect storm’ brought about by a Brexit exodus of European drivers, Covid ... 
 20 Jul 2021

ECAC joins REAL Alternatives

ECAC, a refrigeration, HVAC and F-Gas training and certification provider has joined REAL Alternatives, the international programme for low GWP alternatives technician training, as National Lead on REAL Alternatives training for Ireland.... 
 19 Jul 2021

Cold stores warning as government plots new energy rules for industrial buildings

The Cold Chain Federation has urged government to ensure that any plans to set new ‘energy performance standards’ for industrial buildings must reflect the unique role of cold storage facilities and energy challenges involved in keeping products ... 
Christian Wehrle.
 19 Jul 2021

Christian Wehrle appointed CEO of Bitzer

Bitzer SE has appointed Christian Wehrle, long-standing member of the executive board and chief operations officer, as chairman of the executive board with immediate effect. At the same time Rainer Große-Kracht, member of the executive board and ... 
 19 Jul 2021

Covid fallout could lead to a harsh winter for construction

The lifting of Covid restrictions has been greeted with much excitement, with the buzz of freedom and foreign holidays filling the headlines for the past few weeks. Yet construction experts claim Covid continues to cast a dark shadow on their ... 
 9 Jul 2021

BESA urges firms to ‘play fair’ on payment

It is more important than ever that companies treat their supply chain partners fairly, especially when it comes to payment, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).... 
10 tonnes of HFC-404A seized by Dutch customs in September 2020 (c) Netherlands Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT).
 9 Jul 2021

Illegal refrigerant trade flourishes in Europe

With the world heading for a temperature rise above 3°C this century, far beyond the universally recognised Paris Agreement target of 1.5°C, Europe’s ambitions to fight climate change are under threat by increasing trade in illegal ... 
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