ITALY: In a year when sales rose 13.6% to €306.9m, heat exchanger manufacturer Lu-Ve saw net profits soar by 156.3% to €16.1m in 2018.
UK: A fraud case involving £357,000 illegally obtained from air conditioning company Airedale has resulted in prison sentences for two of those involved in laundering the money.
UK: John Lewis, owners of Waitrose supermarkets, says it will make a “significant investment” in new refrigeration technology as part of its efforts to achieve net zero operations by 2050.
EUROPE: Illegal refrigerant imports and sales activity in Europe can now be easily reported, and in confidence, through a new website established by the refrigerant producers group EFCTC.
GERMANY: Compressor manufacturer Bitzer has introduced training for bus air conditioning using its Roadstar compressors.
UK: The 200th anniversary of the birth of physicist James Prescott Joule is to be commemorated with the unveiling of a plaque in Sale, Cheshire, next month.
UK: Samsung has announced a progressive switch to new and lower GWP refrigerant R32 across its entire residential and light commercial air conditioning split system ranges.
UK: A new state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz retail centre now under construction near Stockport will be air conditioned with Toshiba’s latest three-pipe heat recovery SHRM-e VRF.