Airedale International have over 45 years’ experience and are proud to continue an ongoing legacy of innovation and excellence in British manufacturing.
Airedale Company History
Airedale International was founded in 1974 by Alan Duttine and Peter Midgley, both local to the West Yorkshire area in the United Kingdom. Both men had great vision, recognising the opportunities for comfort, medical and computer room cooling at the dawn of a new era in technology.
Peter and Alan were export sales managers (covering different territories) for Thermatank, based in Calverley, Leeds. The two barely knew each other but met, by chance, at Leeds Bradford airport when their flights were delayed.
The two got talking and the rest is history. They left Thermatank and set up Airedale Air Conditioning in June 1974.
Airedale’s product range initially focused on close control (precision air conditioning) systems for computer rooms and hospital theatres; systems were capable of providing very precise temperature control (within +/-2° Celsius) and humidity control (within +/- 5%). Later on the range was expanded with the addition of comfort cooling systems as European demand increased on the back of increasing popularity in hot climates like the Middle East.
At Airedale, we believe that air conditioning has a critical role to play in an increasingly connected world. We also passionately believe that air conditioning equipment must play a responsible part in an era where sustainability is key to the preservation of our planet.