World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

Star’s Lewis Brown shortlisted for Director of the Year

UK: Star Refrigeration contracts director Lewis Brown has been shortlisted for the Scottish Institute of Directors (IoD) 2020 Director Of The Year Awards.

Brown, who joined Glasgow-based Star Refrigeration in 2014 as technical sales engineer, has been nominated in the Young Directors category. 

Contracts director since 2018, Brown said: “I was delighted to have been nominated for the Young Director of the Year Award, but then to find out I’d been shortlisted was a real honour.”

The IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards programme has grown over the past 16 years to represent the pinnacle of leadership and business excellence, highlighting the significant contribution business leaders can make to society and the economic prosperity in Scotland.  

The winners will be announced at an online virtual awards ceremony on September 8.

Latest News

23rd February 2024

Hoshizaki acquires 25% stake in Fogel

PANAMA: Japanese refrigeration equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has acquired a 25% stake in Fogel Company Inc, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment based in Republic of Panama, for US$28m.
22nd February 2024

Large capacity ULT chiller using neon refrigerant

SOUTH KOREA: Researchers claim to have developed a large capacity ultra-low temperature industrial chiller which, in tests, has achieved a 10kW cooling performance at -100℃.
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.