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10th April 2024

Epta sells Misa cold room business

ITALY: Commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer Epta has sold its Misa cold room business to Purever Industries, the global insulation group with headquarters in Madrid.
10th April 2024

ASERCOM forms ESG working group

BELGIUM: The Association of European Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Manufacturers (ASERCOM) has formed a new Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) working group.
9th April 2024

Ziehl-Abegg is first to Eurovent certify

BELGIUM: German manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg is the first manufacturer to gain acceptance under Eurovent Certification’s new and improved certified performance programme for fans.
9th April 2024

Grisenti named Carel Iberica MD

SPAIN: Simone Grisenti, HVAC commercial group marketing manager at Italian controls company Carel, has assumed the role of MD at the company’s Spanish subsidiary Carel Iberica.
8th April 2024

Indian AC firm Voltas sees sales exceed 2 million

INDIA: Indian manufacturer Voltas reports sales of over two million air conditioners in FY 2023-24, said to be the largest ever annual sales of ACs in India.
8th April 2024

Criminals get smart as illegal HFC trade persists

UK: Despite crackdowns by authorities significant levels of illegal refrigerant trafficking persist in Europe with criminals becoming smarter at dodging detection.
6th April 2024

Chillventa calls for presentation papers

GERMANY: The organiser of this year’s Chillventa exhibition has called for presentations for its specialist forums which will run alongside the October event.
5th April 2024

Atlas Copco acquires rental company Delta Temp

SWEDEN/BELGIUM: Delta Temp, a company that provides rental solutions for industrial cooling applications has become part of Atlas Copco Group. 
4th April 2024

Thailand ratifies Kigali Amendment

THAILAND: The Kingdom of Thailand has become the 158th party to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
3rd April 2024

Caverion expands ACR competence in Austria

AUSTRIA: Building services company Caverion Österreich GmbH has expanded its refrigeration and air conditioning capabilities through the takeover of Austrian contractor Climacraft.
3rd April 2024

Mitsubishi Electric buys French company Aircalo

EUROPE: Mitsubishi Electric has acquired French air conditioning company Aircalo, a manufacturer of HVAC products including air handling units and fan coils.
2nd April 2024

Thierry Jomard appointed CEO of Lennox EMEA

FRANCE: Thierry Jomard has been appointed CEO of Lennox EMEA to succeed Ricardo Freitas.
29th March 2024

EBM-Papst opens new Chinese HQ

CHINA: German fans and motors manufacturer EBM-Papst has established a new 33,000m² local headquarters in China, bringing together the company’s previous four locations in Shanghai.
28th March 2024

Hudson warns of unsafe US recovery cylinders

USA: The US refrigerant supplier and reclaimer Hudson Technologies has warned of illegal and unsafe recovery cylinders entering the US market.
27th March 2024

Daikin acquires Danish distributor

DENMARK: Daikin has acquired its Danish HVAC distributor BKF-Klima A/S from Swedish refrigeration and air conditioning wholesaler Beijer Ref.
25th March 2024

Kelvion partners with immersion cooling firm Rosseau

GERMANY/USA: German heat exchanger manufacturer Kelvion and US immersion cooling company Rosseau have announced a partnership to deliver enhanced immersion cooling solutions for the high…
23rd March 2024

Johnson Controls’ HVAC sale attracts interest

IRELAND: Robert Bosch, Lennox International and Samsung Electronics are rumoured to be amongst a number of industrial businesses interested in acquiring Johnson Controls’ HVAC assets.
23rd March 2024

Dignam appointed Chemours president and CEO

USA: Chemours has confirmed interim CEO Denise Dignam as president and CEO and a member of the board of directors with immediate effect.
22nd March 2024

$416k fine for illegal HFC23 imports

USA: In what is the largest penalty imposed so far, the US subsidiary of a Japanese chemical company will pay $416,003 for the illegal import of high GWP HFC23.
22nd March 2024

Wildfire victims receive Daikin cooling

USA: Daikin is supplying dual-zone heating and cooling systems for shelters set up for victims of last year’s wildfires In Hawaii.
21st March 2024

Capacity doubled at Nantes heat pump plant

FRANCE: Johnson Controls has doubled the size and capacity of its primary European manufacturing facility in Nantes, France, for York chillers and heat pumps.
20th March 2024

PFAS evaluation underway

FINLAND: The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has begun evaluating the proposed PFAS restrictions on a sector-by-sector basis but there is no indication yet of a timeline for the RACHP industry.
20th March 2024

$72,000 settles ammonia safety case

USA: A seafood distributor will pay a penalty of $72,000 for violating chemical accident prevention requirements following an accidental release of ammonia in 2020. 
19th March 2024

MCE organiser proposes new heat pump event

ITALY: The huge interest in heat pumps has prompted the organiser of the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort show to launch a new event in 2025.
19th March 2024

MCE 2024 visitors up over 30% on 2022

ITALY: Interest in the MCE Mostra Convegno Expocomfort exhibition is returning to pre-covid levels with visitor attendance for last week’s event up over 30% on the last show in 2022.
19th March 2024

Nibe announces 340 heat pump redundancies

SWEDEN: Nibe has given notice of redundancy to 340 employees in Sweden as a result of weaker demand in the European heat pump market.
18th March 2024

Joint venture adopts Epta brand

ITALY: All activities under the recently announced Epta and Viessmann Refrigeration joint venture are to operate under the Epta brand.