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DCI helps set new world record

UK: A round-the-world yachtsman sponsored by refrigeration contractor DCI has set a new world record for sailing solo around the Isle of Wight.

On January 2 Alex Alley crossed the finishing line at Cowes in 6 hours, 20 mins and 32 seconds. The time is yet to be ratified but the achievement is part of Alex’s preparation to challenge the Solo Non-Stop Around the World 40 record next year.

Portsmouth-based DCI is one of the sponsors of the record attempt in Alex Alley’s crowd-funded Class 40 yacht Pixel Flyer. The company’s logo appears on the yacht’s staysail.

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21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
21st February 2024

Sanhua extends expansion valve applications

SPAIN: Sanhua’s SEC HD electric expansion valve controller is now compatible for a variety of applications with 29 commonly used refrigerants, including CO2, hydrocarbons and HFCs. 
20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise. 
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.
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Carrier to build factory and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: Carrier is to build an advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia in a partnership with Alat, a new Riyadh-based public investment fund company.