Pictured right are (L to R): Andrew Miele and Barry Fitzpatrick of PPS with Adam Turk of Baxi Heating
Baxi Heating has acquired Packaged Plant Solutions to strengthen and grow its existing packaged plant room offer in response to market demand.
An established packaged plant room specialist, Packaged Plant Solutions will become part of Baxi Heating’s commercial business, joining the Andrews Water Heaters, Potterton Commercial and Remeha brands.
Market indicators suggest there will be a continued drive for off-site prefabricated solutions, particularly due to the growth of heat networks which often require a central plant room. With the construction industry increasingly looking to off-site prefabrication as a solution to address labour and skills shortages, these plant rooms are increasingly being built offsite and delivered as a complete prefabricated solution.
Packaged Plant Solutions is an established and well-regarded business in the packaged plant room industry with its own fabrication facility. Baxi Heating has had a presence in the Gas Pre-Heat market for many years, working with PPS which manufactures the plant rooms. This acquisition places the manufacturing facility at Milton Keynes in direct contact with the Gas Pre-Heat customers, and will improve its customer service to these utility customers, whilst enabling Packaged Plant Solutions to engage its technical capability directly on these projects.
Packaged Plant Solutions supplies complete pre-built packaged plant rooms for commercial and industrial applications, and has the expertise to undertake complex, challenging projects. In addition to building the plant room, Packaged Plant Solutions manufactures riser and corridor modules to take the heat from the plant room around the building and to complete the system they manufacture utility cupboards for end user apartments.These are delivered to site complete with heat interface units, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery ventilation systems, underfloor heating and digital connections already installed.
The acquisition enables Baxi Heating to provide the complete solution to its customers as it can supply boilers, water heaters and CHP products, HIUs and smart controls.
Managing director of Baxi Heating’s commercial business, Adam Turk, said: “The packaged plant room market offers significant opportunities – making this a really exciting acquisition. While we are already active in this market, acquiring PPS will transform this part of our business, strengthening our offer to customers.
“We have enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Packaged Plant Solutions, and already work exceptionally well with its team. We’re looking forward to integrating its specialist skills and capabilities into our commercial business and to investing to enable the business to fulfil its potential.”
Andrew Miele from Packaged Plant Solutions, said: “We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Baxi Heating over the last five years, and are looking forward to what will be a new chapter for Packaged Plant Solutions, and to being part of a larger team. The acquisition is very positive news for the growth of Packaged Plant Solutions. While it will be ‘business as usual’ for our customers in terms of the service we provide and the contacts they deal with, the backing that Baxi Heating is providing means we are in a much stronger position in terms of operational support, R&D, resources and financial stability, which will deliver benefits to all our customers.”