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10th February 2024

Kooltech Aberdeen to be sold to FSW

UK: The Aberdeen branch of air conditioning distributor Kooltech is to be sold to refrigeration wholesaler FSW in a deal to clear the way for Kooltech’s purchase by Wolseley UK.
8th February 2024

Vaillant welcomes first low carbon apprentices

UK: Vaillant is partnering with its local Derby College Group to invest in 10 full-time, employed apprentices on their three-year Low Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship (LCHTA) courses.
8th February 2024

Bulgarian customs seize 1 tonne of HFCs

BULGARIA: A shipment of nearly one tonne of smuggled HFC refrigerants in disposable cylinders have been seized by Bulgarian customs officials.
8th February 2024

Semi-welded plate heat exchanger

GERMANY: Kelvion has developed the HPL100S heat exchanger designed for demanding commercial and industrial applications involving high pressures and temperatures.
7th February 2024

Daikin collaborates with solar start-up

JAPAN: Daikin is said to have entered into a capital alliance with a Japanese startup company developing a roof material with integrated solar panels and a home energy management system.
6th February 2024

Heat pumps “sidelined” in net zero strategy

BELGIUM: The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) has accused the European Commission of sidelining heat pumps following today’s adoption of its Industrial Carbon Management Communication to reach net zero.
6th February 2024

Carrier sales up 8% in 2023

USA: Despite flat fourth quarter sales compared to 2022, Carrier recorded sales for the year 2023 of $22.1bn, an 8% increase on 2022.
6th February 2024

Carrier rings the NY stock exchange bell

USA: Carrier chairman and CEO David Gitlin had the honour to ring the iconic New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) bell to open today’s trading.
6th February 2024

Recycled steel enters Swegon’s serial production

SWEDEN: After thorough tests and evaluations, Swedish HVAC manufacturer Swegon is to introduce recycled and renewably produced steel in its high-volume serial production.
5th February 2024

Dual-temperature reefer with CA functions

JAPAN: Transportation company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has commenced trials of what it claims is the world’s first dual-temperature refrigerated container equipped with controlled atmosphere (CA) functions.
5th February 2024

IoR celebrates long-standing ASHRAE alliance

UK: The Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) has been acknowledged for its long-standing affiliation with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
5th February 2024

Climalife partners with Bristol City

UK: The UK refrigerant distributor Climalife has signed a three-season deal to become Community Partners of EFL Championship football club Bristol City.
4th February 2024

Ovo offers cheaper rate for Vaillant heat pumps

UK: Energy provider OVO has teamed up with Vaillant to offer a lower electricity rate to homeowners with a Vaillant heat pump.
4th February 2024

Daikin has offers for new heat pump installers

UK: Daikin UK is to offer newly qualified installers a range of incentives including discounts on heat pump purchases to a cashback.
4th February 2024

Discussing the skills shortage

UK: The Institute of Refrigeration’s Education and Training Committee is hosting an online discussion this week on tackling industry skills shortages.
3rd February 2024

HeatQuantum is plug-and-play CO2 heat pump

DENMARK: Advansor has announced the introduction of HeatQuantum, an air-to-water plug-and-play heat pump operating on CO2 refrigerant.
2nd February 2024

Leaf heat pump has green credentials

BELGIUM: Trane has announced the introduction of LEAF – a new generation of air-to-water heat pumps using R290 (propane) refrigerant.
2nd February 2024

Draft emissions standard open for comment

USA: ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC) has released a proposed standard for the evaluation and documentation of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across a building’s life cycle.
2nd February 2024

Panasonic acquires 40% stake in Innova

JAPAN/ITALY: Panasonic has acquired a 40% stake in Italian air conditioning and heat pump manufacturer Innova, as part of a business alliance agreement.
1st February 2024

EPA cracks down on illegal HFC imports

USA: The US Environmental Protection Agency has recently issued penalties of over $500,000 in a crack down on companies who have contravened the country's HFC phase down regulations.
1st February 2024

Panasonic joins Scottish housing group

UK: Panasonic has become a commercial associate member of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) in an effort to help provide more energy-efficient homes across Scotland. 
1st February 2024

Frigoglass appoints Serge Joris as group CEO

GREECE: Frigoglass, the producer of ice-cold merchandisers and glass packaging solutions, has appointed Serge Joris as group CEO. 
1st February 2024

Thermo King to distribute BlueSeal air curtains in US and Canada

NETHERLANDS/USA: Amsterdam-based air curtain manufacturer Brightec has announced a partnership with transport refrigeration company Thermo King for exclusive distribution of its BlueSeal curtains in the US and Canada.
31st January 2024

DiversiTech buys Island Leisure Products

UK: DiversiTech has acquired Sittingbourne-based Island Leisure Products (ILP) a manufacturer and supplier of rubber ground supports made from recycled truck tyres.
31st January 2024

UK should address “silent killer” heatwaves

UK: The UK government has been urged to tackle the “silent killer” of heatwaves amid claims that the UK is ill-prepared for rising temperatures.
31st January 2024

Acquisitions boost Beijer Ref sales in 2023

SWEDEN: Acquisitions boosted wholesaler Beijer Ref’s net sales in 2023 to SEK32,150m (€2,863m), a 42% increase on 2022. Organic sales grew 1.4%.
31st January 2024

JCI confirms potential HVAC asset sale

IRELAND: Johnson Controls International has confirmed that it is in the early stages of “pursuing strategic alternatives” for its non-commercial product lines.