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

Williams recognises long-serving staff


UK: Kings-Lynn-based Williams Refrigeration made long service awards to members of staff today, two of whom were celebrating 30 years’ service.

Williams’ employees tend to stay a long while – the average length of tenure is over 15 years. In fact, the employees recognised for 15, 20 and 30-years’ landmarks totals well over 1,000 years.  


Along with the recognition, staff will receive monetary vouchers of their choice depending on length of service plus champagne for those at 30 years.

Receiving the 30-year award were plant 1 team leader Lee Cook and purchase ledger assistant Karen Redhead. 20-year awards were made to continuous improvement supervisor John Hopgood, plant 2 operative Andrew Cade, R&D team member Simon Moore and plant 1 operative Tim P Smith.     

Congratulating all the long-service staff and thanking them for for their contribution, MD Tim Smith said: “The length of time staff stay creates a real sense of family in the company. Even more so since we actually do have members of the same families working here – daughters, sons, fathers, mothers, cousins. This brilliant team spirit is created by the staff and it contributes directly to our success.”  

Latest News

25th February 2024

Home heat pump install for newly-trained engineers

UK: A UK charity is proposing to give newly trained heat pump installers an air-source heat pump to install in their own home.
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.