Posts filed under: World News

EPEE backs swift EU approval of Kigali

EUROPE: EPEE has called for a swift ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol following approval by the EU’s council of ministers and the appointment of the team of rapporteurs....

Industry backs threatened energy scheme

USA: More than 1,000 companies, including the owners of air conditioning giants Carrier and Trane, have called on Congress to preserve the EPA’s Energy Star programme....

Midea adopts R452B for US market

USA: Chinese air conditioning manufacturer Midea is to use R452B, a lower GWP alternative to R410A, in its unitary air conditioning units designed for the North American market....

Systemair buys Austrian AHU firm Frivent

SWEDEN: Systemair has acquired the Austrian air handling unit manufacturer Frivent Luft- & Wärmetechnik....

Nidec to acquire Secop for €185m

JAPAN/GERMANY: Japanese electric motor company Nidec is set to acquire hermetic compressor manufacturer Secop for €185m....

Beijer Ref sees sales increase 13%

SWEDEN: In a solid start to the year in Europe, refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref saw sales increase by 13% in the first quarter....

Daikin aims to reduce workers’ stress

JAPAN: Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is participating in a project looking at the relationship between occupation, work environment and stress in the workplace....

Early success with CO2 trailer

GERMANY: Retailer Netto Marken-Discount has reported a successful start to its three-year trial of Carrier Transicold’s CO2 refrigerant trailer prototype....

ORNL engineer becomes ASHRAE director

USA: Van D Baxter, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been appointed director-at-large for ASHRAE....

Aermec buys German distributor Novatherm

ITALY/GERMANY: Italian air conditioning manufacturer Aermec has acquired its German distributor Novatherm....