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Scottish Government Minister Urges Women to Play their Part in Earth Day Video

Scotland’s Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater MSP, has highlighted the role women in engineering can play in building a a net zero society during a video interveiw to commemorate Earth Day 2022. During the interveiw with electrical trade association SELECT, Slater, who gained her degree in electro-mechanical engineering in her native Canada before moving to…

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Postponement of CIFF Guangzhou 2022

Following the recent suspension of all live events by the provincial government of Guangzhou in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 49th edition of FM Industry partner exhibition, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), has been postponed until further notice. A rescheduled date for the event – the largest event in the furniture industry calendar, globally, will be issued in…

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PSNI Global Alliance Appoints Board of Directors for 2022

AV integrator network PSNI Global Alliance has confirmed a new Board of Directors for 2022. John Laughlin, CEO of Conference Technologies, has been elevated to the position of President, having previously served as Vice-President, and will lead the Alliance as it launches several new managed services initiatives. Kevin Groves, CEO of Alpha Video, moves from President to Chairman. Commenting on…

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Chinese-Israeli JV to Target Silver Tech Smart Home Market

27.10.2021, 09:00 Chinese-Israeli JV to Target Silver Tech Smart Home Market A new joint-venture partnership between Haier subsidiary HCH and global RF imaging products developer Vayyar is set to launch an IoT ecosystem that uses touchless sensor technology to benefit ageing populations in China and other countries. The strategic relationship will initially develop a solution to combat falling, a frequent…

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Beware the Long Arm of PIPL

02.09.2021, 18:30 Beware the Long Arm of PIPL David Smith, a Partner with The Lawyer “Top 100” firm JMW Solicitors, explains why China’s recently introduced data protection legislation matters to the UK and European property sector. JMW Solicitors LLP – one of The Lawyer’s “Top 100” Law Firm Last month, the People’s Republic of China passed the Personal Information Protection…

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Restaurant-To-Customer Delivery Market Expanding

03.08.2021, 14:37 Restaurant-To-Customer Delivery Market Expanding The Restaurant-to-Consumer Delivery segment of the eServices industry is projected to generate revenues of US $22.54 Billion in 2021, further extending gains from the lockdowns of 2020 in the United States. According to data from TradingPlatforms.com, the Covid-19 pandemic served as a catalyst for the expansion of the eServices industry, with consumers taking advantage of convenient…

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Centre of Excellence for Healthy Buildings

26.04.2021, 14:56 Centre of Excellence for Healthy Buildings A global partnership between Johnson Controls and the International WELL Building Institute will create a new global centre of excellence for healthy buildings by promoting the WELL Building Standard. The two organisations will work together to advance technology development, outcome-based planning and best practices that will improve the health and safety of…

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2021 ACR News Awards

06.04.2021, 18:28 2021 ACR News Awards Johnson Controls’ YORK AMICHI YMPA air-cooled reversible heat pump has been named “Heat Pump Product of the Year” in the 2021 ACR News Awards competition. The product was one of 11 award winners in the annual competition, which celebrates business innovation and the achievements of people from across the HVAC-R sectors. 112 products were…

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China Refrigeration 2021

31.03.2021, 15:35 China Refrigeration 2021 CAREL will be presented with Innovation Awards for its commercial refrigeration solutions, Heosone and Heos CO2, when it participates in this year’s edition of China Refrigeration from 7 to 9 April in Shanghai.   Marketed as an “All-in-one Variable Speed System Controller”, Heosone is a kit of components that can be applied to low- and…

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A Preview of CIFF Guangzhou 2021 (18-21 March and 28-31 March)

15.03.2021, 12:53 A Preview of CIFF Guangzhou 2021 (18-21 March and 28-31 March) Guangzhou’s Canton Fair Complex is preparing to welcome 4,000 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors on 18th March when the 47th edition of CIFF – the world’s largest furniture event, and FM Industry partner, opens its doors. Combining business with the culture of good design Besides its status as…

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From Globalisation to Glocalisation

26.01.2021, 16:25 From Globalisation to Glocalisation A report from PwC and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) discusses the glocalisation of manufacturing in 2021. Entitled, ‘The journey from globalisation to glocalisation, how COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to more local and flexible operations‘, the document highlights an emerging requirement for companies to regionalise their footprint, increase the use of robotics…

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China International Furniture Fair 2021

20.11.2020, 12:35 China International Furniture Fair 2021 The 47th edition of FM Industry partner event – and the world’s largest furniture exhibition, CIFF, will take place in Guangzhou from 18-21 March and 28 to 31 March, 2021. Organised under the theme, ‘Design trend, global trade, entire supply chain’, the focus of next year’s event will be the recovery of the furniture…

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On Display

16.11.2020, 19:46 On Display Global display and touchscreen systems supplier Crystal Display Systems (CDS) is reporting its most successful year yet as demand from reopening businesses and organisations shifts demand for display solutions away from laptop and tablet screens to larger displays. The company which claims its offering of 1,172 separate solutions represents the “widest range of display and touchscreens…

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Establish a Facilities Management Company in China

05.08.2020, 22:53 Establish a Facilities Management Company in China As facilities management differentiates itself from property management in China, new openings are becoming available to established European and U.S. service providers. Establishing in an overseas market invariably involves multiple practicalities – in addition to a recognition that the terminology, ‘Facilities Management’, still remains unknown to many potential clients in the…

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CIFF Guangzhou to Open on 27 July

07.07.2020, 11:09 CIFF Guangzhou to Open on 27 July Asia’s first major design event since the Covid-19 pandemic and FM Industry partner exhibition, The China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), will take place from 27th to 30th July in Guangzhou. Showcase a full range of home furniture, décor, textiles, outdoor furniture, office furniture, hotel furniture and specialist furniture for commercial premises – in addition…

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Asia Pacific Water Heater Market

25.05.2020, 19:08 Asia Pacific Water Heater Market Graphical Research has published growth forecasts to 2026 for the commercial and residential electric water heater markets in Asia Pacific.   The Asia Pacific Electric Water Heater Market report predicts an upwards trend in demand in response to on-going “mega grid” expansion projects and the rapid economization of the region, and identifies the availability…

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Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19

05.05.2020, 23:59 Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 The Dussmann Group has reported record revenue growth of 6.3 per cent to €2.13 billion in 2019, as it continues to support critical workers in Germany and at its care home operations in Italy. In 2018 the group announced major new strategic vision, “Dussman Next Level”, and re-aligned its business units to…

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On the Front Line with Healthcare Professionals

07.04.2020, 14:57 On the Front Line with Healthcare Professionals Sodexo is supporting healthcare professionals and patients in their battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. 95,000 Sodexo employees are currently working in hospitals, residential care homes, or with public administrators in regions that are experiencing strain as a result of COVID-19 related staff shortages and restrictions on movement.  The company is also…

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The Impact of Coronavirus on the Workplace

25.03.2020, 21:25 The Impact of Coronavirus on the Workplace Silicon Valley-based visitor management solutions provider Envoy has published global data on the impact of COVID-19 on employees travelling to other workplaces for meetings in February and March 2020. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is rapidly spreading across the world, dramatically impacting our lives at home and at work. Many countries have already…

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Creating a Safer Future

06.01.2020, 16:51 Creating a Safer Future Louise Hosking, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) vice-president and founder of Hosking Associates, says the past holds many lessons for today’s OSH professionals. As OSH professionals it’s important to reflect on our vision, mission and values to consider what defines us, the work we undertake and the journey we all take.  There…

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Circor to Open New Facility in China

18.12.2019, 15:55 Circor to Open New Facility in China Control valves specialist CIRCOR International, Inc., has announced the opening of a new centrifugal and displacement pump manufacturing facility in Weihai, Shandong Province, China in 2020.   CIRCOR Weihai currently manufactures centrifugal and three-screw positive displacement pumps for the industrial and commercial marine markets.   The new facility will enable CIRCOR…

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Record Numbers Attend CIFF Shanghai Hongqiao

10.10.2019, 12:54 Record Numbers Attend CIFF Shanghai Hongqiao The 44th edition of FM Industry partner event, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), has closed at the NECC in Shanghai Hongqiao after attracting 150,766 visitors and 1,500 plus furniture, soft furnishings and workplace solutions exhibitors. The event hosted more than 40 conferences, forums and themed events examining new furniture and soft…

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From China to Yorkshire

30.09.2019, 11:53 From China to Yorkshire A power storage station built in Hefei, China for delivery to Yorkshire in Northern England, is being protected by a fire extinguishing panel from Kentec.     Guangzhou Wanzhen Information Technology Co. Ltd completed the installation and commissioning of the project for Sungrow Power in Hefei earlier this year, after which it was transported…

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Protecting the World’s Longest Sea-crossing

09.09.2019, 15:29 Protecting the World’s Longest Sea-crossing Kentec Sigma A-XT gas extinguishing panels are at the heart of a new fire safety solution protecting users of the magnificent Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB).   The HZMB’s 55 Kilometre bridge-tunnel route includes three cable-stayed bridges, an undersea tunnel, and four artificial islands. It spans the Lingding and Jiuzhou channels, connecting Hong Kong,…

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A Paradigm for Global Living

29.05.2019, 19:33 A Paradigm for Global Living The 44th edition of FM Industry partner event, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), will take place in Shanghai Hongqiao from 8-11th September. More than 297,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors participated in the 2018 event. Focusing on the entire furniture supply chain, the event is established as the industry’s premier platform for engaging…

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A Paradigm for Global Living

29.05.2019, 19:33 A Paradigm for Global Living The 44th edition of FM Industry partner event, the China International Furniture Fair (CIFF), will take place in Shanghai Hongqiao from 8-11th September. More than 297,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors participated in the 2018 event. Focusing on the entire furniture supply chain, the event is established as the industry’s premier platform for engaging…

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The Factory of the Future

29.03.2019, 13:36 The Factory of the Future Renishaw will be demonstrating the integration of Industry 4.0 and 3D printing technologies with manufacturing workflows at the China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) from 15th to 20th April in Beijing. Exhibiting as part of the United Kingdom pavilion at the event, the global industrial process automation and control solutions company also plans…

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Thwarting Electronic Bike Theft

15.03.2019, 16:24 Thwarting Electronic Bike Theft A track and trace security solution developed by G4S and AXA is making life difficult for thieves of electronic bicycles in the Netherlands.     The popularity of electronic bicycles (e-bikes) has seen a remarkable rise in recent years, with around 34 million e-bikes sold worldwide in 2017. China is by far the largest…

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Catherine Li to Lead Atkins Asia

07.03.2019, 11:16 Catherine Li to Lead Atkins Asia SNC-Lavalin has appointed Catherine Li as managing director of Atkins’ business in Asia which includes Hong Kong, mainland China, and other countries in South East Asia. An alumna of Harvard Business School, Li has led key account management in the Asia-Pacific region at the global engineering and consultancy firm for five years.…

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CIFF Guangzhou (18 to 21 March)

05.03.2019, 06:03 CIFF Guangzhou (18 to 21 March) The Home Décor & Home Textile Zone at the 43rd edition of CIFF Guangzhou, the world’s largest furniture exhibition and FM Industry event partner, will focus on transforming interior living spaces. Occupying 11 pavilions in Area C of the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Pazhou, the Zone will host exhibition…

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