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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 [...]

The UK refrigerant market according to Climalife Fri, 05 Mar 2021 13:43:00 +0000

In a February webinar hosted by Climalife, with guest Mark Hughes from Chemours, the UK Refrigerant market was the main topic of conversation....

Royale rises to the challenge Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:51:00 +0000

Royale Air Conditioning and Refrigeration were delighted to get a call from City Harvest London, earlier this year, regarding on opportunity to quote for their new fridge equipment in their new depot. City Harvest, a charity, rescues surplus food to ...

Actuate UK calls for Budget to support sustainable engineering services sector Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:43:00 +0000

Engineering services alliance Actuate UK has called on the Chancellor to use the upcoming Budget to confirm the Government’s commitment to a green economic recovery with incentives that support positive changes to the sector....

Nidec restructures after Embraco aquisition Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:27:00 +0000

Since acquiring Embraco in 2019, Nidec Global Appliance has reorganized its operations into three business units, focused on segments: home appliances, commercial appliances and HVAC...

First Choice's latest Master Distribution Partnership is True Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:38:00 +0000

True Refrigeration is the latest manufacturer to join First Choice Group's Master Distribution Partnership (MDP)....

IoR webinar explores low GWP refrigerants Sat, 06 Mar 2021 16:41:07 +0000

UK: The future of refrigerants with a GWP below 150 will be discussed in a webinar next month organised by the Institute of Refrigeration.  A number of short presentations will be followed by discussion from a panel of experts with questions invited from attendees. Presentations will cover a number of equipment sectors including commercial, industrial …

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Study finds cabinet sensors are wrongly placed Sat, 06 Mar 2021 12:53:58 +0000

SWEDEN: ​Swedish researchers have found that the incorrect placing of temperature sensors in refrigerated display cabinets with fitted doors is leading to inaccurate control and wasted energy.   The chance discovery by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg led to a collaboration with the German supermarket chain Rewe and the repositioning of 6,519 …

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World Refrigeration Day to focus on careers Sat, 06 Mar 2021 10:52:07 +0000

UK: This year’s World Refrigeration Day (WRD) on June 26 will focus on careers in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps industry. Entitled Cooling Champions: Cool Careers for a Better World, the goal of the campaign is to inspire students and young professionals – both men and women – in all countries, encouraging them …

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Carel sales up 1.3% in 2020, despite Covid-19 Fri, 05 Mar 2021 16:38:16 +0000

ITALY: Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, refrigeration controls manufacturer Carel recorded sales of €331.6m in 2020, a 1.3% increase on 2019.

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