Asim Ansari, Airedale’s export manager.
Mr Ansari, who has worked for Airedale for nearly 30 years, has a wealth of knowledge in the export field and currently heads up Airedale’s dedicated export sales team, responsible for successfully exporting Airedale products made in Leeds to over 60 countries worldwide.
One region of particular focus for Airedale in recent years has been the Middle East and since the opening of their sales office in Dubai in 2014, they have seen a wealth of opportunities for growth, particularly in data centres, which Eurovent Middle East continue to support.
Mr Ansari explained: “At Airedale we have recognised that certain geographical areas operate not only in different climate conditions, but also with different legislation. This area of understanding legislation is where Eurovent ME is really able to add value.
“I am delighted to be appointed to the board, but with this comes a responsibility that I take very seriously. A partnership with Eurovent Middle East gives manufacturers a platform to further their success whilst assisting them in meeting regulatory challenges of the region. I intend to work with my fellow board members to be able to deliver the support required whilst lobbying for change where necessary.”
Airedale, who have also recently been shortlisted in two categories at the forthcoming Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, attribute much of their success to their expertise in the data centre cooling market. Eurovent Middle East is the region’s industry association for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and cold chain solutions.