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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 [...]

FEA warns against energy-labelling misrepresentation Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:28:00 +0100

?The Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA) is concerned that some foodservice refrigeration suppliers are not complying with regulations covering the Energy Labelling Directive. While the Directive is EU legislation, it has been adopted by the UK ...

Actuate UK asks for UKCA Mark transition for construction products to be extended Thu, 17 Jun 2021 09:57:00 +0100

Leading engineering services sector body Actuate UK has issued a warning about serious consequences for businesses, public and commercial projects as well as domestic customers in only six months if a major issue regarding product compliance and ...

Aermec announces glycol-free chiller Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:19:00 +0100

In what is said to be an industry first, Aermec’s Air cooled Turbocor chiller (TBA) with integrated glycol-loop confines the glycol to the chiller which offers significant energy improvements and reduces the volume and costs of glycol....

Nidec invests US$ 70 million to increase Embraco production capacity Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:16:00 +0100

Nidec Global Appliance, holder of the Embraco brand of refrigeration solutions, has announced the investment of 70 million dollars to leverage and set up new production lines of refrigeration compressors and condensing units in several parts of the ...

Neil Roberts joins Climalife Wed, 16 Jun 2021 11:13:00 +0100

Climalife has welcomed Neil Roberts as senior technical sales manager in the UK....

Lidl to expand Mullingar distribution centre Thu, 17 Jun 2021 20:06:19 +0000

IRELAND: Lidl Ireland is to invest €75m in the expansion of its Mullingar distribution centre at Robinstown, Co Westmeath. The new 15,000m2 extension will incorporate the largest solar array of Lidl’s properties in Ireland, providing enough energy to meet approximately 25% of the plant’s energy requirements.  The project includes 25,000m2 of new cold rooms cooled …

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Industry pleads for UKCA mark extension Thu, 17 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0000

UK: The engineering services sector has called for an extension to the deadline for manufacturers to achieve the new UKCA product mark due to the lack of approved testing bodies. Actuate UK, which represents the engineering services sector and includes such bodies as CIBSE, the contractors association BESA, and manufacturers group FETA, warns of “serious …

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Beijer Ref and Emerson sign Euro deal Wed, 16 Jun 2021 20:05:57 +0000

SWEDEN/USA: Wholesaler Beijer Ref has entered into a three-year partnership with Emerson, the US manufacturer of a range of HVAC equipment including the Copeland and Alco brands.  The deal is described as a formal agreement of a long-standing existing business relationship between the two companies. It covers the European wholesale business with 25 Beijer Ref …

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Daikin develops more efficient refrigerant for electric vehicles Wed, 16 Jun 2021 19:33:24 +0000

JAPAN: Daikin has developed a new refrigerant blend, which the Japanese company says is a more efficient alternative to R1234yf in electric vehicle HVAC systems. The new development gas, D1V140, is designed to reduce the energy draw of the heating and cooling systems in electric vehicles and thus improve the vehicles’ range.  Unlike conventional internal …

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