Australia: Laverton Cold Storage expands

September 12, 2017 Melbourne, Aatsralia: Laverton Cold Storage is to double the size of its recently completed site near Melbourne to over 12,000sq metres, reports Logistics Magazine.   Laverton Cold Storage completed a 5,920sq metre temperature-controlled warehouse and blast freezer building in 2015. The expansion, set to be complete in November 2017, will increase its area by 6,520sq metres...


HFC phase down in New Zealand

18/08/2017 As early as January 2019, all of the developed countries that ratify the Kigali amendment will have lowered their average HFC consumption by 10% (compared to 2011-2013 levels). The governme...


Australian cold chain industry forms food waste advocacy gro

August 14, 2017 Queensland, Austrailia. Australia’s first advocacy group to improve compliance and standards in the handling of food in the cold chain has held its inaugural meeting in Queensland.   The session of the Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) brought together representatives from the manufacturing, food transport, refrigeration and cold chain industries.   The Council h...

PR 2018.07.22

i-NX-Q: the new Climaveneta multi-purpose heat pump with inverter technology

Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems presents i-NX-Q. Climaveneta’s air source multi-purpose unit with scroll inverter compressors and cooling capacity from 43 to 151 kW. The logic of

Food cold chain optimisation

11/08/2017 The Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP) has recently published a report for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The study focuses on improving temperature monitoring ...


Unilever acquires Weis Frozen Foods

August 10, 2017 Weis ice creams will continue to be made in its Australia factory using locally sourced, natural and high-quality ingredients.   Unilever, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., announced plans ...



The Australian ATW heat pump market scale was 22,000 units in 2016, a drop of 7.9% over 2015. There is little demand for ATW heat pumps for space heating in Australia, and most ATW heat pumps are used...


Australia Approves HFC Phasedown

July 5, 2017 TURNBALL, Australia -- The Australian government successfully passed legislation to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which comprise up to 2 percent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. The phasedown of HFC imports under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Amendment Bill 2017 will begin in 2018 and reach an 85 percent reduction by 2036. Australia co-c...


Australia passes HFC phase down law

20 JUN 2017 AUSTRALIA: The Australian government has successfully passed legislation to phase-down HFCs beginning next year and reaching an 85% reduction by 2036.   The phase-down of HFC imports ...



The Australian VRF market scale in 2016 is estimated at 12,000 units, indicating 11.1% year-on-year growth.   The overall Australian residential market is thriving, and is driving sales of mini-V...


AIRAH elects new board members

20 MAY 2017 AUSTRALIA: Dr Paul Bannister and Liza Taylor have joined the board of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). They replace president Ania Hampton,...


RDM establishes New Zealand company

11 MAY 2017 UK/NEW ZEALAND: Glasgow-based controls specialist Resource Data Management has established a new affiliate company in Auckland, New Zealand. RDM New Zealand is the latest international ve...


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ACRA 2018 helds in Sapporo, Japan

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