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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 [...]

Carrier chillers selected for Manchester’s new landmark building Tue, 17 May 2022 12:32:00 +0100

Carrier AquaForce Vision 30KAV air-cooled chillers delivering 2.4MW of cooling have been selected to provide outstanding comfort and energy efficiency for Manchester Goods Yard, a new landmark building in the heart of Manchester's St. John’s ...

World-famous art protected by Condair humidifiers Tue, 17 May 2022 11:16:00 +0100

Two Condair RS steam humidifiers have recently been installed, by Ceilite Air Conditioning, at the prestigious Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire. Henry Moore was a renowned artist, best known for his figure sculptures. The Henry Moore ...

Ministers and MPs Join UK Cold Chain to celebrate industry’s heroic work in pandemic Tue, 17 May 2022 11:00:00 +0100

Representatives of the UK cold chain joined Ministers, MPs and Peers in the House of Commons on 10th May for a unique celebration of the cold chain’s work and achievements during the pandemic....

Custodian selects Aqua as premier cooling partner for new Dartford site Thu, 12 May 2022 13:38:00 +0100

Custodian Data Centres, the UK’s leading colocation provider for MSPs, cloud, enterprise and digital entertainment organisations, has enlisted Aqua to design, supply and install an innovative temperature control system at their new 10MW site located ...

Daikin Applied veteran retires after 48 years Thu, 12 May 2022 11:11:00 +0100

Daikin Applied UK operations manager Steve Anderson is retiring after nearly half a century in the industry....

Altor takes majority stake in Nordic Climate Group Tue, 17 May 2022 10:44:28 +0000

SWEDEN: Private equity firm Altor has signed an agreement with Capillar Equity to acquire a majority stake in Nordic Climate Group (NCG), a leading refrigeration contractor in Sweden and Norway. NCG offers full national coverage in Sweden and Norway with 50 legal operating entities. Revenues this year are estimated to be SEK2.2bn (€211m). The company …

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GEA expands semi-hermetic portfolio Tue, 17 May 2022 08:46:52 +0000

GERMANY: GEA has expanded its semi-hermetic portfolio with the introduction of the CompaX 350 and 400 ammonia screw compressors and Grasso X packages.  The two GEA CompaX models 350 and 400 with a flow volume of 321 and 372m³/h (at 2,940rpm) extend the semi-hermetic screw compressor series from larger to medium and also smaller capacity …

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Andrea Vallejo appointed chair of EPEE Mon, 16 May 2022 19:38:21 +0000

BELGIUM: Andrea Vallejo, Johnson Controls vice president & general manager global industrial refrigeration, has been elected chair of EPEE, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment. Vallejo succeeds Danfoss Climate Solutions president Jürgen Fischer, who has held the role for the last two years. Also elected during EPPE’s AGM last week were Rainer Grosse-Kracht …

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BESA awards return with new categories Mon, 16 May 2022 15:25:15 +0000

UK: The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has relaunched its National Awards with the addition of nine new categories.

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