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Blended have supplied specialist chemicals and gases for almost two decades. Priding itself on the right ‘blend’ of expertise, service and a positive attitude that customers can rely on.

Blended’s core refrigeration industry products include ammonia, carbon dioxide, heat transfer fluids and nitrogen packs. Via investment and acquisition, Blended are also able to offer a wide range of additional services, including our highly experienced ammonia emergency response team and a full range of chemical training.

New for 2021 is Blended’s laboratory with a full range of contract analytical ammonia testing, including key tests, such as moisture.

Blended are proud sponsors of the ACR News Awards, Environmental Initiative of the Year 2022.

Bitzer uk

BITZER UK is once again pleased to support the ACR News Awards, which has become established as one of the highlights of the industry’s calendar.

It puts a much-needed focus on excellence, in terms of both technology and customer service, values that reflect our own priorities as a company.

One of the great things about the awards is that it brings together all sides of the industry, manufacturers, distributors, contractors and end users, to applaud and celebrate the industry’s achievements.

We are particularly proud that the event honours Alan Moor through the award established in his name. For those who never knew him, Alan was a former BITZER UK managing director who contributed much to the industry through his work and personal example, and is fondly remembered by his colleagues and many friends.

In providing a national stage to showcase the best the industry has to offer, the event highlights examples of good practice that will hopefully inspire others – and in particular the next generation of engineers and designers on whom the future of the industry depends.

The event is not only a focus for outstanding work, it offers a great opportunity to get together informally with colleagues and customers for what is always a relaxing and entertaining evening, professionally organised by the dedicated ACR News team.

I wish all those entering every success, and look forward to another enjoyable and stimulating evening in London on 22 January 2020.”



From the team behind Blended, Coolblend are the up and coming company in Heat Transfer.

Coolblend offer a range of heat transfer fluids for almost every requirement. From refrigeration to heat pumps, solar or industrial engines. We’ve non-toxic and non-hazardous glycol ranges and our in-house chemists are able to tailor bespoke packages.

Coolblend customers also enjoy the benefit of free glycol testing, to help keep your customers running at their optimum.

We are delighted to sponsor ACR News Awards, Contractor of the Year 2022


PACAIR have a proven record in providing multi-disciplinary Air Conditioning solutions attained through years of experience in the Design, Application and supply of Air Conditioning systems. We have successfully evolved our range of expertise, through continual development and improvement; we keep ourselves at the forefront of the industry, always striving to maintain our knowledge of current regulations, new procurement routes and innovative products. We operate a Quality Management System that has gained BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Our reputation has been built on close customer liaison and a strong eye for detail. We recognise the importance of communication throughout a project’s development – from the early stages of conception right through to final completion and beyond. We never regard our projects as ‘just another job’, if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. 

We are pleased to be an approved ‘Applied Project Specialist’ for the Mitsubishi Electric Product brand. Additionally we supply Toshiba and LG Air Conditioning as a reseller/distributor and have access to their full range of quality products and services.

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs, design a bespoke solution with advice and technical support that provides the customer with a complete solution “Cradle to Grave”.


Fieldpiece, here to make your job better, easier and faster

From the humble beginnings in the founder’s garage in 1990, to the international powerhouse Fieldpiece is today, the mission at Fieldpiece has remained the same. To provide instruments that HVACR professionals can trust to help them do more. Every day.

Curious how this started? Our founder, Rey Harju, had a vision for a stick meter with detachable heads that technicians could swap out to take different readings. There was nothing like it on the market, but Rey knew techs in the field needed this single versatile, flexible and expandable tool that could run multiple diagnostic tests.

In 1990, after three years of testing, the HS24 stick meter was born. Since then, Fieldpiece has continued to develop game-changing technology like the SMAN® Digital Manifold that forever altered the way technicians work, our wireless Job Link® System probes that make testing easier, and a host of meters and detectors that continue to define the industry.

How do we know what techs in the field need? Because we’re out there with them every day. When we develop a new feature or roll-out a new product, it’s because we know it will solve a problem technicians confront every day.


SBS is one of the oldest and, more recently, one of the largest independent merchants operating in the UK, directly focusing on supplying to the commercial and industrial mechanical services sector.

The core business specialises in the distribution of pipework, valves and air conditioning along with all associated fittings and ancillaries. The business has extensively increased both its product portfolio and geographical coverage since the turn of the millennium. With branch coverage across the spine of England, Wales and Scotland, including a Head Office based in Blaby Leicester, Smith Brothers are able to meet our customers service commitments, our brand promise since 1897.

SBS can offer added value over its competitors in a multitude of ways by drawing from our close relationships with our carefully selected and quality assured suppliers and by maintaining excellent stock levels at all branches, thus reducing supplier lead times. In turn, we can provide unrivalled levels of service along with competitive pricing.

Through the development of our people and product range, with the support of our suppliers, shareholders and parent company, we shall maintain our desire to surpass our customers’ expectations with a level of service that will continually add value to their changing needs.


Climalife (IDS Refrigeration Ltd) is one of the UK’s leading distributors of refrigerants, heat transfer fluids (glycols), compressor oils, cleaning products, aerosol propellants, industrial gases and blowing agents to sectors including refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, renewable energy and manufacturing. Climalife also offers a professional waste management service for the recovery, reclamation and destruction of refrigerants.

Climalife in the UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dehon Group who are one of the largest packers and fillers of refrigerants in Europe.

Our values guide all that we do. They are Customer focus, Teamwork, Respect, Commitment, Care, Passion, Expertise, Honesty.

Committed to always putting the needs of its customers first; working collaboratively as a team and with our customers, we are determined to always do the best that we can. Experts in our field, we are honest and passionate about our business and our customers’ businesses.

We care… for our customers, our people, our products and our planet.

Beehive Coils Ltd