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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 [...]

Cold Chain Federation launches manifesto to unlock industry’s potential Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:00 +0000

The Cold Chain Federation has today published the Cold Chain Manifesto ahead of this year’s General Election. Cold Chain: The Vital Link to Turbocharging UK Growth & Security sets out the actions the next Government should take to help unlock ...

Clivet partners with Logicool Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:01:00 +0000

Clivet has announced that it has added Logicool to its distributor line-up....

Oceanair acquired by builders' merchant MKM Wed, 21 Feb 2024 11:53:00 +0000

MKM, a leading independent builders’ merchant makes a strategic move into the HVAC sector with the acquisition of Oceanair UK Ltd....

ACR News Awards finalists revealed Tue, 20 Feb 2024 15:50:00 +0000

The judging for the ACR News Awards 2024 has now been concluded. The judges completed their deliberations today and shortlisted finalists include:...

Sir Tony Robinson to host ACR News Awards 2024 Fri, 16 Feb 2024 14:59:00 +0000

The ACR News Awards has revealed that the host for the 2024 Awards is to be Sir Tony Robinson who is known to countless Brits as Baldrick from 'Blackadder' and the charming and knowledgeable face of 'Time Team'....