Cool-Therm has acquired AC AirCon Ltd, the specialist supplier of chiller and compressor parts.
The move enables Cool-Therm, best known for its pioneering development of the Turbomiser chiller, to become a one-stop-shop for the supply of parts for all mainstream chillers and compressors.
In addition, the company will now stock key components for Turbocor-based chillers, including compressors and electrical circuit boards, as well as service spares for all other makes of chillers and compressors, such as Frascold, Dorin, Refcomp and Geoclima.
Andy Cresswell, service manager at Cool-Therm’s Reading branch, will head up the new spares business. He has more than 25 years’ experience of sourcing air conditioning spare parts and components.
Managing director of Cool-Therm, Ken Strong, said: “We are delighted at the acquisition of AC Air Con Ltd and the additional capabilities it gives Cool-Therm. As one of the first companies in the world to develop and commercialise Turbocor, in the form of the highly successful Turbomiser chiller, we now have several hundred chillers in service across the country.
“The earliest chillers have been operational now for around eight years, and we have developed a pool of expertise in servicing and maintaining these high efficiency machines at peak performance. Adding a spares stocking and supply operation makes absolute sense, and will enable us to service all makes of Turbocor-based chiller on the market, in addition to Turbomiser and conventional compressor-based systems.”
Cool-Therm will also supply valves, control gear, motor protectors, expansion valves, pressure transducers, fan speed controls and lubricants.
The acquisition is part of Cool-Therm’s long-term strategic plan to develop its business, which includes geographical expansion as well as further development in data centre cooling, advanced noise control and alternative and low GWP refrigerants.