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Chiller and air conditioning specialist Cool-Therm buys AC Air Con to broaden service offering

Purchase will enable the pioneer behind the Turbomiser pioneer to offer spare parts for the Turbocor plus range of chillers and compressors

Cool-Therm Ltd has acquired AC Air Con, the specialist supplier of chiller and compressor parts. The purchase of the Basingstoke firm 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.

The deal will allow the company to 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.

Heading up the new spares business is Andy Cresswell, also service manager at Cool-Therm’s Reading branch, who has more than 25 years’ experience of sourcing air conditioning spare parts and components.

Cool-Therm managing director Ken Strong said: “We are delighted at the acquisition of AC Air Con and the additional capabilities it gives Cool-Therm. As one of the first companies in the world to develop and commercialise the 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.

Mr Strong sadi teh 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.

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