Wholesale giant claims to have bucked lacklustre UK market, doubling sales of Toshiba products and reporting ‘healthy double digit growth’ for Daikin VRV and heat pumps.
Climate Center said it is investing to further strengthen VRF/VRV sales support over the coming months, and is shortly to roll out a specialist design and technical support service for installers pitching for larger jobs.
The growth in equipment sales has been mirrored by increasing sales of air conditioning accessories and service items, including condensate pumps, electrical cable and mounting systems.
George Derbyshire, who heads up Climate Center’s air conditioning business, said: “It is a very strong performance and obviously very pleasing to be outpacing the market. It reflects Climate Center’s unrivalled brand offering, and the success of our focus on the VRF/VRV and heat pump sectors.”
He added: “Our investment in technical and design support for contractors is paying off and we are now beginning to make major inroads in air conditioning for larger projects. We see huge potential to grow in this sector of the market.”
The wholesaler points to the volume of stock it holds for the Daikin, Toshiba and Fujitsu brands, which enables overnight delivery to most parts of the UK via the company’s 49 branches.
Mr Derbyshire believes the outlook for the rest of the year is very positive.
“While the market overall may be subdued, our aim is to continue growing by providing an unmatched service. We have some big product launches coming, across our brands, which will open up further opportunities – both for ourselves and our customers.”