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21 Feb 2017Wolseley and Walter Meier in Swiss merger

SWITZERLAND: Wolseley has signed an agreement to merge Tobler, its Swiss plumbing and heating business, with Swiss HVAC distributor Walter Meier AG.

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20 Feb 2017MHI extends R1234ze(E) chiller range

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has extended its range of chillers running on new low GWP refrigerant R1234ze(E) to cover capacities from 150 to 5,000TR.

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19 Feb 2017HRP turnaround boosts Beijer Ref

SWEDEN: Contributions from the newly acquired UK wholesaler HRP and New Zealand company Realcold boosted Beijer Ref net sales by 8.5% in Q4 of 2016.

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18 Feb 2017Air conditioning faces flammable future

USA: A search of more than 60 million chemicals to find a replacement for R410A in air conditioning systems has found just 27 suitably-efficient...

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18 Feb 2017AHR Expo breaks all records

USA: This year’s AHR Expo has been confirmed as the best attended event in the exhibition’s 85-year history.

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17 Feb 2017Daikin Applied makes “intelligent” change

USA: Daikin Applied has renamed its systems and controls businesses to reflect the move towards intelligent equipment.

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17 Feb 2017Westfalen expands refrigerant plant

GERMANY: Münster-based refrigerant supplier Westfalen AG is to expand its gas activities at its Gelmer refrigerant facility by an extra 93,000m² by mid-2019.

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16 Feb 2017Manufacturers seek ambitious EU strategy

BELGIUM: Eurovent and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) are co-signees of a declaration by 92 sectoral associations calling on the EU to implement...

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15 Feb 2017Trane installs first R1233zd chiller in US

USA:  The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has become the first establishment in the USA to install a Trane chiller using the new...

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15 Feb 2017Honeywell opens refrigerant lab in India

INDIA: Honeywell has opened a new state-of-the-art refrigerant laboratory in India to support local oems in transitioning to lower GWP refrigerants.

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14 Feb 2017Mitsubishi announces European R32 launch

EUROPE: Mitsubishi Electric has announced the introduction of its first R32 air conditioners into Europe.  

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12 Feb 2017Clima Uno to build new AHU factory

UAE: Air handling and fan coil unit manufacturer Clima Uno has broken ground on a new purpose-built facility in Dubai Investment Park.

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