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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 [...]

HVAC & Refrigeration Live starts as strong as it means to go on Fri, 05 Aug 2022 13:08:00 +0100

Launched just last month, HVAC & Refrigeration Live has already attracted a proliferation of exhibitors and seminar speakers. The only dedicated national show in the UK for the HVACR industry, HVAC & Refrigeration Live will be taking place ...

The IOR signs an MOU with the IIAR Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:43:00 +0100

The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR). The IOR-IIAR MOU sets the stage for collaboration on advocacy, publications, education, technical ...

BESA launches national conference programme Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:41:00 +0100

This year’s BESA National Conference will take place on Thursday, October 20 at the Novotel London West. The over-arching theme is: ‘Bringing buildings to life’ and it will feature a wide range of speakers considering how the industry can make ...

Thailand to host Bangkok RHVAC 2022 and Bangkok E&E 2022 this September Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:13:00 +0100

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, in collaboration with the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Club and the Electricals, Electronics, Telecommunications and Allied Industry Club, the ...

EiA urges probe Into Europe’s black market in refrigerant gases. Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:04:00 +0100

More than a year after the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) first revealed the extent of the illegal multi-million euro trade in climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Europe, it is urging the European Public Prosecutor's ...

Heatwaves and CO2 refrigeration Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:54:11 +0000

Following this summer's extreme high temperatures in the UK, Daniel Clark, MD of Isentra, asks whether 130bar transcritical systems have now become a necessity?

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Drees appointed CEO of Daikin Applied Americas Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:38:04 +0000

USA: Jeff Drees has been appointed CEO of Daikin Applied Americas to replace Mike Schwartz who is retiring at the end of this month. Drees moves up from executive vice president of sales, marketing and aftermarket. He joined Daikin Applied in 2020 from CPM Holdings and has led the organisation’s solutions transformation, expanding the portfolio …

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Sainsbury’s to trial hydrogen-powered truck Wed, 10 Aug 2022 09:00:52 +0000

UK: Solomon Commercials has partnered with Electra Commercial Vehicles to deliver the UK’s first zero-emission refrigerated fuel cell electric vehicle. The Electra eCargo FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) will be on trial with Sainsbury’s as part of the Road to Hydrogen – a UK Government-funded project focused on helping the UK solve challenges around zero-emission …

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Cowan becomes president Thermo King EMEA Wed, 10 Aug 2022 08:40:31 +0000

IRELAND: Trane Technologies has appointed Dwayne Cowan as president of Thermo King Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Global Marine, Air and Rail.  Since joining Thermo King in 2006, Cowan has worked in roles of increasing leadership responsibility, including district and regional sales and product management positions. He was most recently vice president of …

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