RAC Cooling Industry Awards Winners 2013
Date: 02nd October 2013 | Posted by: Airedale Team | Posted in: Press release
At a glittering industry event on Wednesday 25 September 2013 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London, over 700 people from all sectors of the industry came together to celebrate the best the industry has to offer at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards. Airedale International was proud to sponsor the End User of the Year (Non-Supermarket) category, an award that went to 2 Sisters Food Group.
Airedale would like to offer congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists; it was encouraging to see such a degree of innovation on show. At the previous year’s awards, Airedale was crowned as Air Conditioning Product / Innovation of the Year, for the DeltaChill™ FreeCool Chiller. This year, Airedale was joined by esteemed guests from Keysource and Norlands. Airedale representatives on the night included Paul Oliver (Sales Director), Stuart Kay (Southern Sales Manager) and Reece Thomas (Controls Project Manager).
One of the most talked about topics of the night was the news, announced on 24 September, that Airedale’s parent company, Modine Manufacturing, has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Barkell Ltd, the UK market-leading manufacturer of custom-built air handling units. The deal, which is expected to close during the first quarter of 2014 subject to successful completion of due diligence, will allow Airedale to extend its status as a world-leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, high efficiency cooling solutions to include a range of adiabatic cooling systems for the HVAC and data centre market.
“Everyone at Modine is excited about the opportunities Barkell and Airedale can bring to each other,” said Clive Parkman, Airedale’s Managing Director. “We have been working together for a number of years and are pleased we are moving forward with this next step. With a focus on the air handling market, Barkell offers Airedale an excellent opportunity to expand both our product and service solutions to new and current customers.”
As it approaches its 40th year in the industry, the announcement is expected to be the first of many new product and service innovations from Airedale which will see the UK manufacturer cement its market-leading position for the next 40 years and beyond.Back to news section