HRP and Mueller Industries Inc have signed a deal which will see HRP marketing Mueller’s range of copper tubes and fittings to the UK RAC and heating markets.
All products will be stocked and distributed through HRP’s national network. First deliveries to stock are now taking place.
The move follows recent investment by Mueller in their UK plant at Bilston, which manufactures Wednesbury Streamline copper tube, and a major distribution centre for other products.
According to HRP Group Managing Director, Mandy Pilgrim, the new arrangement is a substantial increase in their offering to the UK refrigeration and air conditioning markets. “Copper tube is one of our industry’s fundamental requirements. We are, therefore, excited to be able to offer our customers high-quality British-manufactured tube and components from such a dependable source.”
“We were attracted by the substantial expertise of Mueller in producing specialist products for CO2, hydrocarbons and other potential new refrigerants.”
Commenting on the new deal, Andy Thomas, UK Commercial Director of Mueller said: “We have invested £2million in tooling up the UK plant for specialist tube for refrigeration and air conditioning. In HRP we have found a partner who can help us achieve the best return from this investment.”