SWEDEN: Systemair has acquired the Austrian air handling unit manufacturer Frivent Luft- & Wärmetechnik.
JAPAN/GERMANY: Japanese electric motor company Nidec is set to acquire hermetic compressor manufacturer Secop for €185m.
SWEDEN: In a solid start to the year in Europe, refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref saw sales increase by 13% in the first quarter.
JAPAN: Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is participating in a project looking at the relationship between occupation, work environment and stress in the workplace.
GERMANY: Retailer Netto Marken-Discount has reported a successful start to its three-year trial of Carrier Transicold’s CO2 refrigerant trailer prototype.
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.
ITALY/GERMANY: Italian air conditioning manufacturer Aermec has acquired its German distributor Novatherm.
GERMANY/NIGERIA: Compressor manufacturer Bitzer is expanding its presence in Africa with the opening of an office in Lagos. BITZER is convinced of the growth...
CANADA: A malfunction in a refrigeration system at the University of Alberta has led to partial melting of ice core samples used in investigations...
USA: Henry Technologies USA has appointed Jason Rupp to the position of vice president, sales and marketing.
GERMANY: Viessmann’s €50m innovation centre in Allendorf has been officially opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
USA: A consortium researching possible caloric materials for use in next-generation refrigeration technologies expects to start tests this year.