Reece confirms Heatcraft NZ purchase

Reece has officially taken ownership of Heatcraft’s New Zealand operations, after announcing the acquisition from Swedish company Beijer Ref at the end of March 2018. Daniel Palumbo, Reece Group general manager of operations, says: “We’re excited to recently take ownership of Heatcraft’s operations in New Zealand and work with our new colleagues to continue providing […]

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Air Change acquires Dunnair

Dunnac Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Change Pty Ltd, has acquired the Dunnair air conditioning business from Mechanical Air Supplies Pty Ltd effective from April 9, 2018. Air Change general manager Shane Carmichael has confirmed with HVAC&R News that Dunnac will trade under the Dunnair banner and will continue to supply the […]


Australian Budget offers opportunities for the HVAC&R industry

A 2018–19 Federal Budget based on solid infrastructure spending and positive tax measures offers measurable value for the HVAC&R industry, according to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the government’s commitment to substantial and important infrastructure projects should benefit Australia in general, and the HVAC&R […]

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Barangaroo takes top honours

Barangaroo South in Sydney has been named development of the year at the 2018 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards. “Barangaroo South is a truly iconic international project which has recalibrated the way Australians think about precinct-scale urban renewal,” said Property Council chief executive Ken Morrison. On completion in […]


Share your experiences of working in RAC

OzonAction, in cooperation with UN Women, is seeking short “stories” about women working in the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector. OzonAction is launching a global initiative to raise awareness of the opportunities available to women in the industry, and to highlight the particular experiences and successes of women working in the sector. The aim […]

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Rock gods in glass

Western Australian glass company Cooling Brothers has supplied DigiGlass panels that pay tribute to one of the greatest rock groups of all time – Led Zeppelin. The images of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are a part of “Legends Corner” for Rock Art Building-01 in Melbourne – a permanent public art exhibition. The installation is […]

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ARBS Awards winners announced

The much-anticipated ARBS Awards ceremony was held at the ICC Grand Ballroom in Sydney on Wednesday, May 9. A panel of industry experts evaluated the nominations based on various criteria such as leadership, sustainability, performance and innovation. The award winners were: The ARBS Young Achiever Award 2018 Jason Harrison, Airmaster Australia The ARBS Product Excellence […]