ACR Journal

05 NEWS CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai CMYK / .ai Barry Wilson RIP Barry Wilson, the founder and former managing director of Advanced Engineering, has died at the age of 82. A well-known figure in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry for over 40 years and long-term member of the Institute of Refrigeration, Barry was instrumental in introducing the UK to the first oil-less recovery machines and pioneering fluorescent leak detection in the industry. Barry left school at 15, starting a refrigeration engineer apprenticeship. In 1975 he set up Emmergrover and Mint Conditioning Ltd. These businesses eventually became Advanced Engineering, where he helped build the successful world-wide chemical cleaning brand and distributor of specialist refrigeration equipment such as Promax Recovery machines and Spectroline. Outside of work Barry led a busy life with his wife Janet and three children whilst working tirelessly within the community. Toshiba celebrates 10 years carbon neutral Toshiba Air Conditioning is celebrating 10 years of being carbon neutral, a decade after becoming the first HVAC supplier in the UK to achieve the status. David Dunn, sales director north Europe, global comfort solutions Europe, Carrier HVAC, said: “We are proud to have been the first HVAC manufacturer in the country to make this commitment in 2012. We took a leadership position in the belief that it was one of the most important issues facing the industry and society as a whole. Many of our major end user customers are pursuing similar policies, and increasingly prefer doing business with suppliers whose sustainability credentials are as impeccable as their own. It is a win-win for the environment and business. We are delighted to extend our commitment for another two years.’’ Toshiba Air Conditioning’s sustainability credentials were further underlined with the recent launch of its SHRM Advance Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system, operating on lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant R32, which can deliver a reduction of up to 80%* in equivalent carbon emissions. In addition, the Toshiba Carrier Air Conditioning Europe subsidiary in Gniezno, Poland, is now manufacturing and shipping products, including air- to-water equipment to help meet the demand for heat pumps across Europe, resulting in reduced carbon emissions from transport as well as environmental benefits from the technology. CarbonNeutral® is a global standard awarded to businesses that have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. This is usually achieved through a combination of reducing internal emissions from business activities and purchasing carbon credits and renewable energy certificates. For end users with progressive environmental and procurement policies, it assures that purchasing equipment under the Toshiba brand conforms with the highest environmental standards of corporate social responsibility (CSR). *Compared with similarly sized R-410A systems. The precise percentage will depend on the system design for each installation. Products including air-to-water equipment are now being shipped from the manufacturing plant in Poland, resulting in reduced carbon emissions from distribution Mikey Hardie with Andy Taylor after signing the deal at Clivet Group UK HQ CLIVET BACKING RISING RACE STAR Clivet Group UK is sponsoring rising young motorbike racer Mikey Hardie. Hardie came second in last year's Junior SuperSport Series, with podium finishes in half of the races, and will be racing for A nity Sports Academy, owned by Leon Haslam, and supported by Kawasaki. Andy Taylor, general manager of Clivet Group UK Ltd, said: “We are keen to support fresh young talent and are very happy to sustain Mikey during this season and the new one, watching him hopefully win his series in 2023 and rise into the World SuperBikes. We are delighted to support Mikey for so many reasons. For us he exemplifies everything Clivet is about: looking forward, always pushing boundaries and being innovative. Here’s to an incredible season and partnership. "2023 will be full of lots of exciting race meets and this sponsorship will give us the opportunity to o er our customers the chance to see Mikey race and meet him in person.'' Contact your local Clivet salesperson for more details:

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