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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.
16th March 2024

Tecumseh opens bespoke production line

FRANCE: Tecumseh has implemented a flexible manufacturing line at its factory in Cessieu, France, to provide bespoke condensing units for OEM customers.
14th March 2024

Nexson Group acquires Thermowave

FRANCE: French heat exchanger manufacturer Nexson has acquired Thermowave, a sister company of German refrigeration equipment manufacturer Güntner and subsidiary of Vienna-based A-Heat AG.
13th March 2024

Panasonic joins forces with controls firm Tado

GERMANY: Panasonic has joined forces with Tado, the Munich-based manufacturer of domestic thermostats and air conditioning controls to offer smart heat pump solutions to the European market.
12th March 2024

EU parliament passes EPBD update

EUROPE: The European Parliament has voted in favour of the trilogue deal of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which seeks to deliver a climate-neutral building stock by 2050.
12th March 2024

AirJoule signs joint venture deal

USA: A new joint venture has been formed to manufacture and supply air conditioning and atmospheric water harvesting products in the Americas, Africa, and Australia.
10th March 2024

Djibouti ratifies Kigali Amendment

DJIBOUTI: The Republic of Djibouti has become the 157th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
10th March 2024

Öztiryakiler now a Hoshizaki subsidiary

JAPAN/TURKEY: Following the acquisition of 51% of its shares, the Turkish food service equipment manufacturer Öztiryakiler has now become a subsidiary of Japanese manufacturer Hoshizaki.
10th March 2024

Qvantum appoints Rosales as COO

SWEDEN: Swedish heat pump manufacturer Qvantum has appointed Federico Rosales, a former MD of Whirlpool Poland, as global COO. 
7th March 2024

Naples customs seize “military” HFC shipment

ITALY: Customs officers at the port of Napoli report the interception and seizure of 150 tons of HFC refrigerants.
7th March 2024

Chemours execs violated code of ethics

USA: Chemours claims that the members of its senior management placed on administrative leave last week violated its code of ethics and displayed a "lack of transparency" to the company’s board.