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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 [...]

On the road with rapid recovery Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:13:00 +0100

A-Gas Rapid Recovery operations manager Jake Matthews explains how his teams recover refrigerant and help return it to market....

Unlocking a sustainable future with EnergiVault Fri, 31 Mar 2023 09:43:00 +0100

An innovative energy storage solution is ready to deliver cost savings for customers and support the global decarbonisation of cooling for industrial processes and commercial buildings. The EnergiVault from Organic Heat Exchangers (O-HX) is now ...

J S Wright appoints head of procurement Thu, 30 Mar 2023 11:18:00 +0100

Birmingham-based mechanical and electrical services specialist J S Wright has appointed Tony Maxwell as its new head of procurement....

Daikin launches a new climate zone to inspire BBC Earth Experience visitors Thu, 30 Mar 2023 10:50:00 +0100

The BBC Earth Experience has opened at The Daikin Centre in Earl’s Court. Daikin has created the ‘Daikin Climate Zone’, located just outside the main venue, offering space to relax, play and learn....

Hull University teaching hospitals save energy and cut emissions with heat pump system Thu, 30 Mar 2023 10:33:00 +0100

Hull University Teaching Hospitals (HUTH) NHS Trust worked with ICS Cool Energy to retrofit and decarbonise their heating system with the latest heat pump and multi-pipe chiller technologies....

Mike Gittoes joins Wave Sat, 01 Apr 2023 19:46:31 +0000

UK: Mike Gittoes, former MD of Arctic Circle, has joined Wave, the Yorkshire-based refrigeration engineering consultancy. Gittoes spent 10 years at manufacturer Arctic Circle, the last three as MD. The Hereford based company went into receivership in February.  He held a number of roles during his time at the company. Starting in the purchasing team …

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Further expansion at A-Gas Texas plant Fri, 31 Mar 2023 15:02:30 +0000

USA: Another set of separation towers at the Rhome, Texas plant of refrigerant reclamation company A-Gas is set to double output over the next 18 months. A-Gas only completed the construction of its latest refrigerant separation towers at the Texas plant late last year. These were recently brought online at the plant, which is located outside of …

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Euro vote puts decarbonisation at risk Fri, 31 Mar 2023 11:11:07 +0000

BELGIUM: The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has accused MEPs of putting the EU’s path to decarbonised buildings at risk by supporting stricter F-gas revision proposals.  Commenting on yesterday’s vote in the European Parliament, the EHPA said: “The new timeline, if it became law, would mean a ban on F-gases from as early as 2026 …

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F-gas vote sets “unrealistic” goals Thu, 30 Mar 2023 15:32:43 +0000

BELGIUM: European refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump manufacturers’ group EPEE has expressed dismay at today’s F-gas revision vote, saying it sets unrealistic goals and undermines the heat pump rollout. EPEE has signalled its disappointment at the rejection of several amendments which, it says, would have helped Europe achieve its climate and energy independence goals …

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