Latest Industry News

All the Latest Industry News from all the leading publications - all in one place!


Titan’s Onda range grows to industrial size Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:43:29 GMT
​Titan Engineering’s offering of Onda shell and tube condensers and its evaporator range of dry expansion shell and tube and vertical hermetic models has been enlarged, meaning it can now cater for large industrial refrigeration as well as the commercial sector.Managing Director Don Belcher said: “At Titan we are now delighted to be able to offer products for a wide range of applications, right up to the complex and largest  industrial jobs to the smaller commercial [...]

360 Cassette a winner all round for coffee shop Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:16:02 GMT
Samsung’s 360 Cassette is keeping customers and staff comfortable at Small Batch Coffee Roasters in Worthing, Sussex.As part of a refit of the premises, Small Batch commissioned air conditioning specialists Climachill, who chose the 360 Cassette after seeing it at the Samsung roadshow earlier this year. The unit is bladeless, which eliminates the areas of cold draughts associated with traditional a [...]

First Snowflake at Japanese embassy Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:10:59 GMT
Hoshizaki UK’s first Snowflake GII freezer has been installed at the Japanese embassy in London.A spokesperson for the embassy said: “With energy efficiency being a key consideration, the Snowflake GII offers extra flexibility in our demanding catering environment. ” Simon Frost, Hoshizaki UK’s Director of Field Sales and National Accounts, said: “We are really proud to have our first UK Snowflak [...]

Carter Synergy shine at BSRA golf day Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:39:08 GMT
Harmesh Pooni (shortest drive) with Kevin Homer, Peter Ball and Scott Kavanagh from Carter Synergy and Paul Singh of the BSRA. The fourth member of the Carter Synergy team was Robert Hughes Carter Synergy were on top form in the annual BSRA golf tournament at Hawkestone Park, Shrewsbury, taking the team prize and the providing the individual winner in Scott Kavanagh.Scott also won the Nearest the Pin prize, while Gary Hall of TQ Environmental produced the day's longest drive.There was even [...]

XPO wins Fujitsu  contract Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:57:12 GMT
​XPO Logistics has been awarded a contract by Fujitsu Air Conditioning to provide supply chain and specialist transport services across the UK for its commercial units.XPO will accommodate 4,000 pallets of units at its Kent warehouse, using technology to track shipments inbound from non UK markets and clear customs and transport an estimated 11,000 pallets annually.   Ian Carroll, Sales Direct [...]

Heading to the heart of the city Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:27:00 +0100

Make sure you're in the running to join the prestigious ACR News Awards alumni by submitting your application for next year's event. 

Hubbard calls for hygiene crack down Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:21:00 +0100

BBC programme, Watchdog, found that bacteria from faeces has been present in the ice used by three top coffee shop chains. 

Güntner installs new measurement laboratory Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:33:00 +0100

Güntner has established a new measurement laboratory, based at the company’s headquarters in Fürstenfeldbruck in Bavaria, Germany.

Cooling repairs soar 92 percent during heatwave Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:17:00 +0100

Last week, the UK was overwhelmed by the heatwave that hit the country. With temperatures reaching as high as 36°C, the demand for air conditioning and cold room repairs soared.

BSRIA celebrates National Women in Engineering Day Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:32:00 +0100

BSRIA is celebrating National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) in an attempt to promote the subject to students in schools and universities, and encourage more women into engineering. 

Cocaine, cigarettes and R22 refrigerant Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:45:22 +0000
BELGIUM: Cocaine, cigarettes and R22 refrigerant were amongst a haul of illegal items caught up in a large-scale operation targeting counterfeit goods by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). While Operation Renegade was primarily targeted at the international trade in counterfeit auto spare parts, an additional 400,000 counterfeit goods, including chewing gum, toys, perfumes, headphones, garden...

HSE hits Carlsberg with Improvement Notice Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:52:18 +0000
UK: Carlsberg’s Northampton brewery, scene of the fatal ammonia refrigeration leak in November last year, has been issued with an Improvement Notice by the HSE. The leak, which resulted in the death of 45-year-old David Chandler and the hospitalisation of 11 brewery workers, nine firefighters and two police officers, is still under investigation by Northamptonshire...

Güntner opens CO2/NH3 test lab Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:35:36 +0000
GERMANY: Güntner has completed a new test chamber capable of performing capacity and air volume measurements on CO2 and ammonia coolers, condensers and evaporators. Located at the company’s facility in Fürstenfeldbruck, the new chamber is designed to EN327/328 test standards and will mainly be used to test CO2 gas coolers and condensers as well as...

Bosch buys Italian chiller firm MTA Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:47:58 +0000
GERMANY: Bosch Thermotechnology is to acquire Italian chiller manufacturer MTA SpA, following agreements signed in Milan last week. Best known for its extensive range of heating and hot water products, Bosch says the acquisition will take it a step closer to become a supplier of a complete range of heating and air conditioning solutions. Established...

EU leaders commit to swiftly and fully implement Paris climate deal Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Heads of the EU Member States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission have strongly reaffirmed the EU's commitment to swiftly and fully implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Climate-smart agriculture and forestry projects help turn EU policies into action Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

EU-funded projects on climate-smart agriculture and forestry help turn policy goals into concrete action and could be further scaled up to enhance impacts, concluded a workshop organised by the European Commission and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on 1 June.

EU and 79 African, Caribbean, Pacific countries press ahead on Paris implementation, call on global community to maintain climate efforts Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union and the ACP Group of States, which represents African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, today reaffirmed their commitment to full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and called on the global community to maintain the momentum for ambitious action.

Statement by EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete on the US announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0200

"Today is a sad day for the global community, as a key partner turns its back on the fight against climate change. The EU deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement. 

Europe on the Move: Commission takes action for clean, competitive and connected mobility Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission is today taking action to modernise European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.

EU phasedown on track as fluorinated greenhouse gas use falls Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The production, import and export of fluorinated gases (F-gases) fell in the European Union last year, according to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. F-gases are mainly used in cooling and heating equipment. Since they have a high global warming potential, phasing down HFCs is critical to global efforts to fight climate change.

Commission announces new €3 million project to kick-start HFC action Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission will provide EUR 3 million for early action to replace climate-warming gases in Latin America and the Caribbean. EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete made the announcement today in Kigali, Rwanda, where he is participating in crucial negotiations for a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases.

EU calling for ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:28:47 +0200

EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete's speech on tackling climate warming HFCs:

Success in Vienna clears path for HFC amendment to Montreal Protocol in October Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:05:25 +0200

The European Commission has welcomed the significant progress made in Vienna towards agreeing an amendment to the Montreal Protocol this October for a global reduction in the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The 196 Parties of the Montreal Protocol, who met from 15-23 July, agreed the key elements of the amendment proposal.

Montreal Protocol negotiations to phase-down climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) enter crunch time Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:27:11 +0200

EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Vienna on 21-22 July to take part in negotiations on amending the Montreal Protocol to achieve a global reduction in the use of climate warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs ). An HFC phase-down would be a concrete step towards implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.

ASHRAE Announces New President, Officers and Directors for 2017-2018 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:28:53 GMT
ATLANTA - ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers and directors during its Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., which was held June 24-28.

ASHRAE Celebrates Contributions, Achievements of More Than 100 Members at the 2017 Long Beach Annual Conference Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:41:55 GMT
ATLANTA - ASHRAE recognized the outstanding achievements of 111 selfless members and their contributions to furthering ...

Colour & Design  
Aerosol packaging is an ever evolving design challenge. Designers and brand owners are always keen to make the pack designs fresh, appealing, sustainable

Waitrose Gives Top Tips  
The importance of suppliers trying to see things through the retailers’ eyes was one of the key messages that members of BAMA at the 2014

Apprenticeships…. back in vogue!  
Cogent Skills is the UK’s strategic body for skills in the science industries, led by sector employers. Lesley Coombes, Business Development Manager at Cogent is