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23rd April 2024

Tefcold acquires Eurofred’s Horeca business

DENMARK: The Tefcold Group has acquired Barcelona-based Horeca Global Solutions, a distributor of refrigeration, cooking and ice cream making equipment for the hospitality sector in Spain and Portugal.
22nd April 2024

UAE signs up to Kigali Amendment

UAE: The United Arab Emirates has become the latest country to sign up to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
22nd April 2024

Beijer Ref to acquire US company Young Supply

USA: Swedish wholesaler Beijer Ref has signed an agreement to acquire Young Supply, a North American distributor of commercial refrigeration and HVAC with headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. 
20th April 2024

Haier adds Finnish distributor Kataikko

FINLAND: Haier HVAC Europe has appointed Kataikko Oy, a prominent Finnish distributor of heat pumps, to its growing network of partners across Europe.
20th April 2024

Carrier invests in data centre liquid cooling

USA: Carrier Ventures, the investment arm of Carrier Global Corporation, has entered into a partnership with US thermal engineering company Strategic Thermal Labs (STL) to advance data centre liquid cooling.
19th April 2024

Midea to acquire Arbonia HVAC businesses

SWITZERLAND: Midea has agreed the €760m purchase of Swiss group Arbonia’s Climate Division, which includes HVAC businesses Sabiana, Termovent and Tecna.
19th April 2024

Castel acquires majority stake in Dieci Electric

ITALY: Refrigeration and air conditioning components supplier Castel has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Dieci Electric, a manufacturer of industrial RAC system electrical panels.
18th April 2024

Fan maker to expand US tooling centre

USA: German fan manufacturer EBM‑Papst is to add a 1,350m2 extension to its US manufacturing and engineering facility in Farmington, Connecticut.
18th April 2024

Thai ammonia leak sends 155 to hospital

THAILAND: An ammonia leak at an ice factory in Thailand’s Chonburi Province hospitalised more than 150 people of which nine are said to be in a serious condition.
17th April 2024

Barwinski heads Danfoss MENA sales

UAE: Danfoss has appointed Marcio Barwinski as its climate solutions sales director for the MENA area.
17th April 2024

Daikin’s Crombez elected EHPA president

BELGIUM: Patrick Crombez, Daikin Europe’s general manager heating and renewables, has been elected as president of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA).
15th April 2024

Nidec to increase water cooling production

JAPAN: Nidec is to increase production of its coolant distribution unit (CDU) production line in Thailand from 200 to 2,000 units per month by June 2024.
15th April 2024

François Audo joins Enex as CEO

ITALY: François Audo has been appointed CEO of Enex Technologies, the Treviso-based manufacturer of cooling, heating, ventilation and refrigeration equipment.
15th April 2024

Cheap gas and policy changes hit heat pump sales

BELGIUM: Cheap gas and expensive bank loans are cited as two key reasons behind the dramatic fall in heat pump sales in Europe last year.
13th April 2024

AKO signals fine food for Spanish trains

SPAIN: Madrid-based facilities management company Serveo has announced a strategic partnership with temperature monitoring and control company AKO to transform railway catering services in Spain.
13th April 2024

Group demands support for European cold chain

BELGIUM: A group of national and international trade associations representing well over 5,000 European logistics companies has issued a call to action to support the European cold chain.
13th April 2024

Hoshizaki buys Philippines food service company

JAPAN: Refrigeration equipment manufacturer Hoshizaki has acquired two foodservice equipment subsidiaries of the Philippines-based Techno Holdings Corporation.
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.