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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 [...]

CIBSE calls for comment on Guide M Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:33:00 +0100

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....

Star’s Azanefreezer 2.0 reduces cold store energy consumption by over 77% at Blakemans’site Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:48:00 +0100

Star Refrigeration has overseen the transition to natural cooling solutions at the Blakemans’ cold storage facility in Newcastle Under Lyme after the leading producers of sausage and meat-based products in Europe pledged to reduce their carbon ...

Panasonic revamps PRO Partner programme to deliver even more benefits Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:46:00 +0100

Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions has revamped its PRO Partner programme to enable installers and other trade partners to take advantage of a wide range of benefits including business and marketing support services, and collect rewards ...

Government “reluctant to acknowledge problems” around UKCA Mark, according to BCIA Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:43:00 +0100

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....

Secure IT Environments upgrades Principality Building Society data centre Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:41:00 +0100

Secure IT Environments, one of the UK’s leading design and build companies for modular, containerised and micro data centres, has completed a UPS room, Air Handling Unit and air conditioning upgrade at Principality Building Society in Cardiff, Wales ...

Beijer Ref and National strengthen partnership Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:21:48 +0000

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

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Panasonic gets smart with service and maintenance Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:47:28 +0000

EUROPE: Panasonic has introduced its Smart Multi-site Control Solution, described as a two-fold, enterprise-wide energy management platform for corporate HVAC installations.  This smart solution comprises AC Smart Cloud for remote control, reporting and scheduling, and the AC Service Cloud for remote access to a system for maintenance and monitoring purposes.  The Smart Multi-site Control Solution is said to allows …

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Ritchie expands wireless probe range Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:45:03 +0000

USA: Ritchie Engineering has expanded its YJack range of Yellow Jacket wireless probes with more tools and a smart app for complete system diagnostics. The YJack Press pressure gauge includes an integrated charging port to easily adjust system charge while continuing to check system pressure. The compact size and 45° x 1/4in quick-coupler fitting offers …

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US EPA ammonia penalties total $357,075 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 19:51:25 +0000

USA: The US Environmental Protection Agency has settled alleged ammonia violations in cold stores managed by three separate companies in Yakima County, Washington, totalling $357,075. Stadelman Fruit LLC agreed a penalty of $238,875 for four of its cold storage facilities in Zillah, Washington. Hollingbery and Sons agreed a penalty of $21,600 for its facility in …

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