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20 Apr 2024

Haier adds Finnish distributor Kataikko

FINLAND: Haier HVAC Europe has appointed Kataikko Oy, a prominent Finnish distributor of heat pumps, to its growing network of partners across Europe….

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Carrier invests in data centre liquid cooling

USA: Carrier Ventures, the investment arm of Carrier Global Corporation, has entered into a partnership with US thermal engineering company Strategic Thermal Labs (STL) to advance data centre liquid cooling….

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19 Apr 2024

Midea to acquire Arbonia HVAC businesses

SWITZERLAND: Midea has agreed the €760m purchase of Swiss group Arbonia’s Climate Division, which includes HVAC businesses Sabiana, Termovent and Tecna….

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Castel acquires majority stake in Dieci Electric

ITALY: Refrigeration and air conditioning components supplier Castel has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Dieci Electric, a manufacturer of industrial RAC system electrical panels….

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18 Apr 2024

Fan maker to expand US tooling centre

USA: German fan manufacturer EBM‑Papst is to add a 1,350m2 extension to its US manufacturing and engineering facility in Farmington, Connecticut….

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Thai ammonia leak sends 155 to hospital

THAILAND: An ammonia leak at an ice factory in Thailand’s Chonburi Province hospitalised more than 150 people of which nine are said to be in a serious condition….

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17 Apr 2024

Barwinski heads Danfoss MENA sales

UAE: Danfoss has appointed Marcio Barwinski as its climate solutions sales director for the MENA area….

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Daikin’s Crombez elected EHPA president

BELGIUM: Patrick Crombez, Daikin Europe’s general manager heating and renewables, has been elected as president of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)….

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15 Apr 2024

Nidec to increase water cooling production

JAPAN: Nidec is to increase production of its coolant distribution unit (CDU) production line in Thailand from 200 to 2,000 units per month by June 2024….

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François Audo joins Enex as CEO

ITALY: François Audo has been appointed CEO of Enex Technologies, the Treviso-based manufacturer of cooling, heating, ventilation and refrigeration equipment….

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