Air conditioning group turns up the heat on expansion strategy with latest acquisition

Aidan Killeen, Carver Group chief executive

A West Midlands building ventilation, air heating and cooling business has swooped for specialist chiller and air conditioning design and installation business CoolTherm, paving the way for further growth in Europe and North America.

Carver Group has acquired the business, which specialises in the design, supply, installation and servicing of air conditioning systems and chillers, operating across the UK and internationally, for an undisclosed sum.

Carver Group, which has its headquarters in Walsall, said Bristol-based CoolTherm is renowned for working in difficult and challenging environments an expertise which “sets them apart from the competition”.

Currently employing more than 60 people, the company was founded in 1992 and experienced rapid growth through continuous innovation and development.

Aidan Killeen, Carver Group chief executive, said: “The acquisition of CoolTherm clearly demonstrates our intention to create a group offering high quality bespoke products and services to all our customers.

“We see the business as remaining a separate organisation from our current manufacturing businesses but believe that, after five years of rapid growth for the group, it will offer us the opportunity to grow in other directions, both nationally and internationally, and will form a key part of our new five-year plan for expansion.”

“The CoolTherm ethos is an excellent fit for the Carver Group, being privately owned and focused on delivering exceptional customer service, and we are pleased that the majority of directors will be continuing with the business.

“The skillsets available at CoolTherm, coupled with the Carver group’s desire to grow and meet the needs of national and international businesses, mean this acquisition will deliver real synergy for us.”

Carver Group centrally manages competence centres for research and development, manufacturing and project management in order to create innovative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions for a range of market sectors including retail, industry and the public sector.

As well as its headquarters in Walsall, the group has representation in 50 countries and offices in Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Canada.



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