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

Nordic Climate continues Norwegian expansion

SWEDEN/NORWAY: Nordic Climate Group is expanding in Norway by acquiring Trondheim-based Reftec AS and its subsidiary Rana Kulde. 

Reftec specialises in energy-efficient cooling and heating solutions with natural refrigerants. Founded in 2007, Reftec has 14 employees and, together with Rana Kulde, generated a revenue of NOK78m (€6.8m) in 2023. 

Based in Mo I Rana in the Helgeland region of Nordland, just south of the Arctic Circle, Rana Kulde supplies and installs domestic and commercial heat pumps.

Reftec is acquired from its owners Erik Dyrseth, Per Bjørnaas, and Jonny Andersen, who each owned 81% of the company, and from employees who owned the remaining 19%. 

Nordic Climate Group, established in 2021, has a turnover of SEK4 billion (€350m) and employs around 1,550 people across over 80 local establishments in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.

The acquisition of Reftec gives Nordic Climate a strong base in Norway’s third largest municipality. Additionally, Reftec is another company in the group that focuses on natural refrigerants. 

Latest News

14th June 2024

Daikin polyvalent unit on R513A

BELGIUM: Daikin Europe is launching the new polyvalent cooling and heating unit for industrial and commercial applications. 
14th June 2024

EC seeks feedback on F-gas portal amendments

EUROPE: The European Commission is now seeking feedback on the amendments to the rules on registration for the F-gas portal as laid down in the new F-gas regulation.
14th June 2024

Amy Gittoes joins Climalife

UK: Amy Gittoes, the former commercial manager of the now defunct Hereford-based refrigeration company Arctic Circle, has joined Climalife UK.
14th June 2024

ECHA to consider PFAS impacts this year

FINLAND: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) evaluations of the impact of fluorinated HFC/HFO refrigerants under proposed new European PFAS restrictions are expected to take place in November/December.
13th June 2024

Uzbekistan customs stop R22 equipment

UZBEKISTAN: Customs officers in the Uzbekistan capital Tashkent have stopped the importation of process chilling equipment running on banned ozone-depleting refrigerant R22.
13th June 2024

Varying refrigerant blends boosts HP flexibility

SWITZERLAND: Researchers have found that varying the composition of refrigerant mixtures can enable heat pumps to generate different temperatures from different heat sources, while increasing efficiency by up to 25%.