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Flowrite acquired by Airedale Group Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:20:00 GMT
Maidstone-based Flowrite Refrigeration Holdings has been acquired by the Airedale Group, a leading catering equipment installation and servicing specialist. Airedale Group CEO Rob Bywell said: “This is a significant and exciting investment and one that creates a compelling proposition. The acquisition of Flowrite coupled with our existing service operation, creates the largest specialist maintenanc [...]

New look as Coolair hits 40 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:02:32 GMT
Citroen Regional Business Sales Manager James Walton handing keys to Coolair Equipment’s Finance Director Helen Sharratt at the company’s Manchester HQ Coolair Equipment has unveiled a new fleet and a new look for 2020 – the company's 40th year of operations.The new fleet of Citroen commercial vehicles will operate from the air conditioning specialist's sites in Manchester, Cannock and Maidstone. Each vehicle has been wra [...]

Temporary solutions to post-Brexit concerns Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:04:19 GMT
Temporary cooling systems and chillers that can transform ambient temperature warehousing into chilled/cold storage could represent a potential solution to uncertainty surrounding the post-Brexit supply chain, according to Aggreko.Following comments from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about a UK trade deal, companies across the supply chain may face challenges increasing capacity to stockpile chilled and cold g [...]

Cool Concerns is natural choice for Beijer Ref Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:58:23 GMT
Howard Noble of Beijer Ref UK & Ireland with Stephen Benton of Cool Concerns Wholesaler Beijer Ref UK & Ireland has announced that Tewkesbury-based Cool Concerns will be its exclusive training and support partner for natural refrigerants for the fourth consecutive year.Dean & Wood launched the SCM Cubo2 Smart CO2 condensing unit range in 2018, and fellow Beijer Ref businesses HRP and DWG followed as demand increas [...]

​Fujitsu partners with AUK Distribution Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:22:22 GMT
From left, Darryl Smith, Managing Director, AUK, Andrew Reah, Operations Director, AUK, and Ian Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK has formed a partnership with Newcastle-based AUK Distribution. Fujitsu says the move strengthens its recent collaboration with Italian group GI Holding to bring a range of applied products to the UK market.Formed in 2009 as a specia [...]

Expediting growth for air-to-water heat pump Business in Europe Tue, 04 Oct 2022 14:25:00 +0100

Panasonic Corporation has announced that its Heating & Ventilation A/C Company is expediting its growth strategy for its air-to-water (A2W) Aquarea heat pumps business in Europe....

Training for split systems with hydrocarbons as refrigerants Tue, 04 Oct 2022 10:39:00 +0100

Four European training providers from UK, Germany and Italy, in cooperation with Clivet have launched a joint training plan to increase awareness and build competency in the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants in split systems....

New IOR guidance on working on cold store ceilings published Fri, 30 Sep 2022 09:32:00 +0100

The IOR technical committee has published a technical guidance note on working on cold store ceilings. The guidance relates specifically to insulated cold and chill stores that are constructed within a building structure with ceiling panels that are ...

CIBSE expands building services embodied carbon calculation methodology to support engineers internationally Fri, 30 Sep 2022 09:21:00 +0100

CIBSE is launching an addendum to TM65, the embodied carbon calculation methodology published in 2021. TM65 Embodied carbon in building services: Using the TM65 methodology outside the UK (TM65LA) is designed to create global consistency on how the ...

HRS has next TBB on Friday Wed, 28 Sep 2022 14:57:00 +0100

The Hampshire Refrigeration Society's next Technical Breakfast Briefing is to be held on Friday 30 September 2022 at 09:00 at Business Edge Ltd, Dragoon House, Westside View, Waterlooville PO7 7SF....

Solar provides 2.4MW to two NJ cold stores Wed, 05 Oct 2022 12:28:42 +0000

USA: Rooftop solar installations will provide a total of 2.4MW of energy to two cold storage facilities in New Jersey. The installations were carried out by commercial renewable energy development company Greenskies Clean Focus and solar construction firm Vanguard Energy Partners at at FreezPak Logistics facilities in Carteret and Elizabeth. The Carteret facility received 2,462 …

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$150m boost to improve African cold chain Wed, 05 Oct 2022 10:13:12 +0000

AFRICA: An investment of US$150m has established a pan-African cold chain logistics platform to improve essential food security across sub-Saharan Africa.  The temperature-controlled logistics infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa is underdeveloped, and in places non-existent and the current population growth rates mixed with the rapid rate of urbanisation, is expected to worsen the deficit. To try …

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Daikin to expand German heat pump plant Tue, 04 Oct 2022 15:31:18 +0000

GERMANY: Daikin Europe has announced the expansion of its German heat pump manufacturing base in Güglingen, Germany.  The expansion, which involves the installation of three new production lines, is said to be part of the Daikin Europe’s 2025 strategic management plan to meet growing demand for heat pumps in Europe. “The expansion of our plant …

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Beijer Ref acquires Easy Air Conditioning Tue, 04 Oct 2022 10:30:32 +0000

UK: Swedish refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref has acquired 80% of the shares in UK distributor Easy Air Conditioning, with an option to acquire the remaining shares.  Founded in 2001, Easy Air Conditioning is an established distributor of a range of brands including Samsung, Panasonic and Swegon. It is headquartered in Henley-in-Arden and has an annual …

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