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15.07.2020

Star Refrigeration Shares Expertise at Rankine 2020 Conference

Star Refrigeration is taking part in a global engineering conference to discuss the latest advances in cooling, heating and power generation. The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) R...

03.07.2020

Star celebrates Professor William Rankine’s 200th birthday

In a new ASHRAE column, Dr Andy Pearson, Group Managing Director at Star Refrigeration celebrates Professor William Rankine's 200th birthday: ''When the Fourth of July celebrations are fading in...

24.06.2020

Star Set to Celebrate World Refrigeration Day as Official Sponsor

Star Refrigeration is proud to be one of the official sponsors of World Refrigeration Day, an international celebration of the industry - also called ‘The Coolest Day of the Year’. World Refrige...

18.06.2020

Star Supports Career Celebration for International Women in Engineering Day

Star Refrigeration is supporting International Women in Engineering Day by sponsoring a celebration of women working in the UK refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector. The Institute...

10.06.2020

COVID-19 Update: Safety Inspection Warning Issued to Refrigeration Plant Operators

As the COVID-19 lockdown continues, Star Technical Solutions (STS) has issued an urgent reminder that plant safety inspections must not be delayed. STS is urging plant operators to address their...

09.06.2020

Star Set to Shine Online at Cold Chain Energy Week Event

Star Refrigeration is partnering with the Cold Chain Federation for Energy Week, an exclusive online event taking place in June 2020. The virtual event has been organised to replace the Cold...

08.06.2020

Director of Star Renewable Energy calls for a U-turn on government clean heat plans as part of new industry campaign

Industry leaders working on large heat pump projects  across the economy today launch the “Pump it Up” campaign to call for a U-turn on government plans for clean heat. Policy papers released by...

01.06.2020

New Customer Journey – Overview of Onboarding Process

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Under The Spotlight: Star’s Proactive Approach to Plant Aftercare Star Refrigeration’s Operations Group has a highly proactive approach to aftercare, setting it apart from many service and mai...

18.05.2020

COVID-19 Update: Star Refrigeration Announces Engineering Recruitment Drive

Star Refrigeration is actively seeking to recruit experienced engineers, as the company continues to support the cold chain during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Star’s nationwide refrigerati...

13.05.2020

COVID-19 Update: Star Refrigeration Urges Customers to Maintain Legal Compliance

Star Refrigeration is urging customers to ensure plant and equipment remains legally compliant during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Star is advising customers that it is crucial to consid...

05.05.2020

Search Is On for Refrigeration Industry’s ‘Star Pupil’ in New Online Quiz

Star Refrigeration is launching a weekly online quiz to find the refrigeration and HVAC industry’s ‘Star Pupil’. The Star Pupil Quiz is designed to encourage industrial cooling and heating profe...

05.05.2020

Star Refrigeration’s Roadmap to Cold Storage Energy Efficiency Sets Out Clear Guidelines on How To Optimise Energy Consumption

Star Refrigeration provides cold storage facility owners and operators with a blueprint to optimise their energy consumption and reduce their bills and carbon footprint in the process. Over the ...

04.05.2020

Remote Monitoring Cuts Costs and Boosts Efficiency During COVID-19

As the cold chain faces unprecedented demand due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Star Refrigeration is using remote monitoring to help customers reduce costs and increase efficiency. The...

20.04.2020

Star Refrigeration COVID -19 Update – Manufacturing and Installation Continues

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Star Refrigeration is continuing to manufacture and install equipment to support essential industries and supply chains during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In line with government guidan...

09.04.2020

Star Refrigeration Offers Advice to Customers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Star Refrigeration is urging customers to continue to carry out planned preventative maintenance (PPM) of plant and equipment during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In line with government ...

13.03.2020

New Energy Performance ‘Best Practice’ Guidelines for Cold and Chill Refrigeration Facilities Released

Star Refrigeration's benchmarking tool compares businesses energy usage

New research by Dr Andy Pearson of Star Refrigeration reveals that the energy consumption of a modern, well-maintained temperature-controlled storage facility can now be less than 30% of the curren...

02.03.2020

Champion of Renewables Calls for the Establishment of a Fairopoly in Every UK City

As the planet faces irreparable damage, it’s time to take action – City Councils and businesses across the UK are urged to make a ‘Fairopoly’ pledge to decarbonise your city’s heating and cooling n...

02.03.2020

Star Refrigeration Supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week to Showcase the Benefits of Apprenticeships

Scottish Apprenticeship Week celebrates the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the economy. The campaign runs from 2-6 March 2020 A veteran of developing the workforce w...

27.02.2020

Dave Pearson Presented With the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) J & E Hall Gold Medal

The award was bestowed in recognition of his relentless work in the promotion and advancement of industrial heat pump technology that fights climate change Director of Star Renewable Energy, Dave ...

21.02.2020

Star Refrigeration’s Manufacturing Team Wins Quality Award at CeeD Awards 2020

It was a triumphant night at the Centre for Engineering Education and Development (CeeD) Awards for the industrial refrigeration engineering team Star Refrigeration has been awarded the highly sou...

27.01.2020

Star Refrigeration Shines at The National ACR and Heat Pump Awards

It’s been a wonderful start to Star Refrigeration’s 50th anniversary year as the company celebrated winning three awards and a high commendation at the National ACR and Heat Pump Awards held at the...

27.01.2020

Star Refrigeration Sponsors CeeD Industry Awards 2020

Star will be sponsoring the Centre for Engineering Education & Development (Ceed) Industry Awards taking place on Thursday 20th February at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel. Following on from last year...

20.01.2020

Star Refrigeration Shortlisted for Four National ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2020

Star Refrigeration has been shortlisted in four different categories for the upcoming National ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2020. The company has been nominated alongside some of the most respected n...

16.01.2020

Nicola Sturgeon Visits Star Refrigeration to Announce New Funding Programme

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the Star Refrigeration manufacturing facilities in Thornliebank yesterday to announce the ‘Low Carbon Challenge Fund’ (LCCF), a new funding program...

09.01.2020

Star Renewable Energy Supports Report Calling for a Scottish Budget to Be Set Up to Combat the Climate Crisis.

The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) issued a report today highlighting how much cash the Scottish government would need to invest each year to reach net-zero. Dave Pearson, Director or Sta...

23.12.2019

Retail CO2

Star has been at the forefront of carbon dioxide (CO2) technology for 20 years. We are currently working with leading UK supermarket chains on the application of CO2 in a retail environment. This i...

23.12.2019

Ice Work by Star at New £16million Leisure Centre

Star Refrigeration has designed and installed an ice rink cooling system at a brand new £16million leisure centre in Nottinghamshire. Cooling solutions specialist Star is the market leader in ...

23.12.2019

Institute of Refrigeration Quiz

Uncle Frank was recently reminiscing about the days of his youth, when he worked as a porter at Smithfield Market. He took the Circle line every day between Victoria and Farringdon, morning and eve...

21.12.2019

Star Refrigeration Recruiting at CTP Ex-Military Employment Fair

The UK's largest independent industrial refrigeration and heating contractor Star Refrigeration is looking to find new employees at a series of resettlement events organised by the Career Transitio...

21.12.2019

Star Refrigeration Helps Huntsman Keep Products Snow-White

Star Refrigeration, the cooling company renowned for environmentally friendly innovations in the field of industrial refrigeration, lent their chilly powers to Huntsman when they recently carried o...

21.12.2019

Star Refrigeration’s Star Baker Creates Neatpump Cake for All Energy

Star Renewable Energy invite guests at the All Energy Conference in the SECC to join them for coffee and a slice of their impressive heat pump cake today at 4PM. Star Renewable Energy are at the A...

12.12.2019

Director of Star Renewable Energy Wins Champion of Renewables Award at The Scottish Green Energy Awards

Dave Pearson took the renewables champion award at the Scottish Renewable Energy Awards event last week. Dave Pearson, Director of Star Renewable Energy (SRE), has been named Champion of Renewable...

12.12.2019

Star Refrigeration Experts Discuss Energy Reduction and Natural Refrigerants at TCS&D Show

Get a CPD Diploma from Star Refrigeration at the Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution Show Star Refrigeration experts will be hosting two CPD Certified seminars as part of the conferenc...

11.12.2019

Star Refrigeration’s Regional Contracts Manager for Scotland Announced as Finalist at The Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2019

Marc Gault has been shortlisted in the Rising Star of the Year category Marc Gault, regional contracts manager at the Bellshill branch of Star Refrigeration, has been shortlisted as a finalist in ...

07.11.2019

Star Renewable Energy Director Named as a Finalist for The Champion of Renewables Award

Dave Pearson has been shortlisted as a finalist at the prestigious Scottish Green Energy Awards 2019 Heating expert and heat pump advocate Dave Pearson has been named as one of four nominees sho...

17.10.2019

Star Refrigeration Helps Lineage Logistics Meet Soaring Demand for Frozen Foods

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Star Refrigeration, the UK’s leading industrial refrigeration engineering company, has completed the manufacture and install of a new cold store facility for Lineage Logistics at their new site in ...

08.10.2019

New Spiral Freezer System Helps James T Blakeman & Co Expand Production Capacity

Star Refrigeration overcome challenges to install new energy efficient freezer, protecting leading meat manufacturer’s £39 million turnover Star Refrigeration and its group business Starfrost ha...

27.09.2019

Star Refrigeration Apprentice Wins Gold Medal in The RAC National Student of the Year Award 2019

Sam Gills was honoured this week at a prestigious industry award ceremony in London Fourth year apprentice at Star Refrigeration’s Newcastle branch, Sam Gills, has been awarded Student of the Year...

26.09.2019

Star Technical Solutions Founder Recognised for 30 Year Career With Prestigious Industry Award

David Blackhurst, STS MD since 2005 to 2018, wins Fred Jamieson Award for Industry Achievement A longstanding employee of Star Refrigeration’s consultancy business has been awarded an industry a...

20.08.2019

Star’s Group Managing Director Prepares to Share Industry Knowledge at ICR Montreal

Star Refrigeration’s Group Managing Director has been invited to present two papers at one of the world’s most esteemed conferences in the cooling industry. The 25th IIR International Congress of R...

20.08.2019

Dr Rob Lamb to Shine a Light on Natural Refrigerants at ICR Montreal

Dr Rob Lamb of Star Refrigeration will present papers alongside renowned professors and academics at one of the industry’s most prominent conferences. The IIR International Congress of Refrigeratio...

29.07.2019

Star Refrigeration Install New Greener Plant for Primula Cheese

The company’s Gateshead cheese store now has premier equipment, which uses R513A, a more eco-friendly refrigerant to meet F-gas regulations. Star Refrigeration has helped a world class cheese spre...

25.07.2019

TCS&D Show on 25th and 26th June 2019

Have your missed Star presentations on the road to energy efficient temperature controlled storage?Minimising Energy Costs in Temperature Controlled Storage - David Wallace, Sales Director, Star Re...

22.07.2019

Star Refrigeration Announced as Official Sponsors of ICR 2019 Montreal

Star engineers take their knowledge in the industrial refrigeration market global as they prepare for the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration in Canada One of the biggest names in industri...

16.07.2019

Star Refrigeration Shortlisted for Four RAC Industry Awards

The company has been nominated six times across four categories at the RAC Cooling Awards 2019 The leading industrial refrigeration company, Star Refrigeration, is nominated amongst the biggest na...

11.07.2019

Ethos Helps FM Company Cut Their Multinational Retailer Customer’s Energy Bill

Refrigeration Innovation of the Year award winner Star Technical Solutions helped a British supermarket retailer achieve significant annual energy and CO2 savings through its unique energy manageme...

28.06.2019

Star Technical Solutions and The Ice Company Scoop Prestigious Partnership Award for Ethos System Triumph at TCS&D Awards 2019

STS have been named the winners of the Partnership Award at the Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution Awards 2019 in Peterborough. The joint project with The Ice Co Storage & Logistic...

19.06.2019

Star Supports Women’s Career Advancement Event for International Women In Engineering Day 2019

The company shows its support for female engineers by sponsoring the IOR’s Women in RACHP Career Development Day The Institute of Refrigeration is hosting a CPD training day to celebrate Internati...

18.06.2019

Star’s Exclusive Energy Management System Ethos Saves The Ice Co Storage and Logistics £100,000 a Year

Shortlisted for the TCS&D Awards for Partnership of the Year, The Ice Co Storage & Logistics and Star Technical Solutions teamed up to install energy management software, Ethos, at the dist...

12.06.2019

Star Refrigeration Shortlisted for Three Prizes at the TCS&D Awards for Reducing Industry’s Carbon Footprint

Star celebrate nominations ahead of the TCSandD Show on 25th and 26th June 2019 The Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution Show kicks off on 25th June 2019 with an Awards Presentation din...

07.06.2019

Award Winning Ethos System on Track to Reduce Refrigeration Industry’s Carbon Footprint

Star’s technology will save 1,104 tons of CO2 across current customer sites annually. The pioneering energy management system which helps refrigeration plants run more efficiently will be showcased...

04.06.2019

Murrayfield Curling Ltd Gets Energy Reducing Ice Upgrade After 40 Years in Operation

Star Refrigeration appointed principal contractor to replace the ice floor at the Edinburgh curling rink. A new level ice surface installed at a top curling rink by Star Refrigeration has reduced ...

30.05.2019

Star Refrigeration Installs Future-proof CO2 Refrigeration System for BrewDog’s Eurocentral Beer Warehouse

The 80,000m3 warehouse and chilled distribution centre is the continent’s first and takes the Scottish craft beer global. Star Refrigeration has been commissioned a second time to work with Scotti...

27.05.2019

Star Refrigeration Launches Energy Consumption Benchmarking Tool for Cold Storage Business

Star Refrigeration launches an energy consumption benchmarking tool to highlight chilling energy costs Star Refrigeration calls on Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution businesses to ben...

17.05.2019

Star Refrigeration Exhibits Pioneering Innovation for Industry at The TCS&D Show

Industry leaders Star Refrigeration take centre stage to celebrate World Refrigeration Day at the TCS&D Show Top engineers from Star Refrigeration will be guests of honour at the TCS&D Sho...

15.05.2019

Star Renewable Energy Provides Scotland’s Largest Water Source Heat Pump for District Heating

Scottish Greens Co-Convener Patrick Harvie visits Star’s manufacturing facility in Glasgow Star Renewable Energy welcomed local politician Patrick Harvie to the site last week to view its recently...

09.05.2019

Star Renewable Energy to Showcase Queens Quay’s Water Source District Heat Pump at All Energy 2019

The parties involved in the groundbreaking £15m renewable energy project in Clydebank prepare for All Energy Exhibition at SEC Glasgow Star Renewable Energy is once again exhibiting at the All E...

08.05.2019

Star Refrigeration Supports International Collaborative Engineering Project for Fourth Year

The University of Glasgow engineering department aims to raise £9000 for FemEng in Rwanda Project to encourage women into science and engineering fields In preparation for the June 2019 trip to Rw...

03.05.2019

Star Renewable Energy Engineer Shortlisted for Young Professionals Green Energy Award 2019

Industrial heat pump engineer Nicky Cowan is announced as a finalist for the Achiever Award Nicky Cowan, a technical engineer working for Star Renewable Energy, has been shortlisted as a finalist ...

02.05.2019

Azanefreezer 2.0 Set to Revolutionise Cold Storage and Food Processing With Industry’s Lowest Energy Consumption Figures to Date

 Star Refrigeration’s enhanced air cooled, low charge ammonia freezer package breaks UK ‘Best Practice’ performance guidelines, with an estimated energy cost saving of 66%. Star Refrigeration...

08.03.2019

Former Star Refrigeration Apprentice Awarded IOR Kenneth Lightfoot Medal for Groundbreaking Research

Chris Druce, who began his career as an apprentice at Star, was presented with the prestigious award on 21st February 2019 The Kenneth Lightfoot Medal, an annual prize awarded by the Institute ...

04.03.2019

Star Refrigeration Celebrates 46 Years of Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme for NAW 2019

Star Refrigeration supports National Apprenticeship Week 2019 and Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 with industry leading opportunities for young people As the 12th annual National Apprenticeship ...

25.02.2019

Star Refrigeration Announced as an Award Sponsor for CeeD Industry Awards 2019

Star Refrigeration supports industry awards night celebrating the Scottish engineering community Star are to sponsor the Centre for Engineering Education and Development (CeeD) Awards 2019, which ...

25.02.2019

Azane Launches New Generation of Low charge Ammonia Condensing Units for Cold Storage Warehousing and Food Processing at 2019 IIAR Conference

US refrigeration manufacturer launches version 2.0 of their industrial pre-packaged Azanefreezer 2.0 at the biggest event in industrial refrigeration. Azane Inc, Star Refrigeration’s low charge am...

25.01.2019

Star Refrigeration Wins Refrigeration Project of the Year for Snozone Installation

Star Refrigeration strengthens eco values by scooping top industry award for Snozone’s Azanechiller 2.0 installation Star Refrigeration are celebrating after winning one of the most sought after g...

10.01.2019

Star Helps to Support Growth for Logistics Company for Christmases To Come

Gist’s new Chesterfield logistics depot now has Europe’s most efficient chillstore plant, manufactured by Star Refrigeration, to support the peak festive season for years to come. One of Britain’s...

02.01.2019

Star Refrigeration’s Azanechiller 2.0 Shortlisted for Three Industry Awards

The National ACR and Heat Pump Awards 2019 announce Star Refrigeration as a nominee for three awards. The ACR Journal have announced the shortlist for its highly anticipated 2019 awards ceremony, ...

01.01.2019

Star Refrigeration Apprentice Shortlisted as a Finalist for The ACR Trainee of the Year Awards

Star Refrigeration’s Operations Group apprentice nominated for prestigious award after impressing management and customers. A  young refrigeration apprentice from Sunderland has beaten a number...

20.12.2018

Star Refrigeration Show Social Responsibility Credentials With Community Involvement Programme

Star’s Community Involvement Programme embodies the company’ commitment to supporting charitable, educational and community development projects. Star Refrigeration have reinforced their social cr...

12.12.2018

Star Refrigeration Apprentice Named ACR Trainee of the Year 2018

Star Refrigeration apprentice named ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 Third year industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston won The ACR Trainee of the Year 2018 at an Award ceremony at The Belfry...

06.12.2018

Star Renewable Energy Named as Finalist for Champion of Renewables Award

SRE named alongside three other candidates at Scottish Green Energy Awards 2018. The awards ceremony is  scheduled to take place tonight at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Star...

23.11.2018

Star Refrigeration Apprentice Scoops Third Place at IOR Scotland Apprentice of the Year Awards

Star Refrigeration apprentice Gavin Kidd has won third place at the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) Scotland Apprentice of the Year awards. The Bellshill-based engineer was presented with the awar...

22.11.2018

Star’s Low Charge Ammonia Chillers Catapult Snozone’s Savings on Electricity and CO2 Emissions

Star Refrigeration’s ultra-efficient low charge ammonia Azanechillers 2.0 helped future proof Snozone’s business for the next 20 years. Snozone Milton Keynes, one of the UK’s top indoor leisure at...

22.11.2018

Star Refrigeration Apprentice Wins Bronze Medal at WorldSkills UK

Third year refrigeration engineering apprentice, Sam Gills, receives his second accolade of the year as he becomes one of the best refrigeration engineers in the country. Reigning ACR Trainee of t...

20.11.2018

Azane Set New Benchmark in Low Charge Ammonia Refrigeration Technology at RETA National Conference 2018

Leading US manufacturer of low charge ammonia refrigeration systems, Azane, have launched their new and improved, Azanechiller 2.0 and Azanefreezer 2.0 ranges to help customers reduce energy costs ...

08.11.2018

Star Refrigeration Apprentice Reaches World Skills UK National Final

Newcastle-based industrial refrigeration apprentice Sam Gills reached WorldSkills UK National Final competition after becoming a finalist at the National skill competition, Skillfridge. One of six ...

06.11.2018

Paralympic Medalist Shows Lottie Doll the Best Curling Techniques as Part of Women’s Engineering Society Campaign

Aileen Neilson, a Paralympic bronze medallist and current captain of the Team GB curling team, joined forces with Star Refrigeration to encourage young girls to pursue a career in engineering #Lot...

09.10.2018

Former Refrigeration Apprentice Progresses to Highest Engineering Grade at Star Refrigeration

Neil Ryemill achieved top competence for a refrigeration engineer after following Star Refrigeration’s training programme. An engineer from one of the UK’s leading refrigeration manufacturing comp...

24.09.2018

Star Technical Solutions’ Ethos Wins Refrigeration Innovation Prize at the RAC Cooling Awards

Star Technical Solutions’ energy management system Ethos wins the Refrigeration Innovation prize at the 2018 RAC Cooling Awards Star Technical Solutions’ award-winning performance optimisation ...

24.09.2018

Bristol-based Star Refrigeration Apprentice Wins Silver Award at RAC Cooling Awards

Industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston wins silver prize in Student of the Year category at RAC Cooling Awards 2018 Star Refrigeration Operations Group apprentice, Tom Woolston, has w...

17.09.2018

Star Refrigeration Apprentice Shortlisted as Finalist for RAC Student of the Year Awards

Star Refrigeration apprentice shortlisted as finalist for RAC Student of the Year Awards Industrial refrigeration apprentice Tom Woolston has been nominated for the prestigious RAC Student of the ...

25.07.2018

Star Refrigeration Efficiently Solves Critical Problem and Replaces Ice-damaged Cooler for Leader in Clinical Supply Chain Management

A worldwide leading clinical supply chain management company in Horsham, West Sussex, came under threat recently when a cooler in their freezer room suffered from ice damage. The business focuses o...

25.07.2018

Uin Foods Makes Push to Go Green With Star Refrigeration’s Industrial C02 Refrigeration Package and Bespoke Spiral Freezer

Star Refrigeration has helped another leading food manufacturer reduce its carbon footprint and “go green” by replacing an industrial refrigeration plant using synthetic refrigerants with a natural...

06.07.2018

Star Refrigeration Helps The Ice Co Storage and Logistics Repair Cold Store and Expand Business

Star Refrigeration’s Leeds branch have successfully replaced an unused cold store plant for The Ice Co Storage and Logistics in Newark in order to be leased to a third party. The Ice Co Storage an...

29.06.2018

Refrigeration Plant Optimisation and Energy Management System, Ethos, Shortlisted as Double Finalist for RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2018

Refrigeration consultants Star Technical solutions have been announced as a double finalist for RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2018 for their groundbreaking Ethos system. Finalists have today been ...

28.06.2018

Star Refrigeration Advocates Low Charge Ammonia as a Compelling Solution at Eurammon Symposium 2018

Dr Rob Lamb, Star Refrigeration’s Group Sales and Marketing Director, is attending the Eurammon Symposium 2018 in Schaffhausen to promote low charge ammonia chillers as the natural solution for mov...