Major Dutch company enters UK AHU market
Dutch AHU manufacturer Orange Climate Group has entered the UK market with the setting up of a company led by Richard Ward, formerly deputy managing director of Toshiba Carrier. On offer will be the Eurovent-certified modular OCG Verhulst air-conditioning ranges.
Richard Ward says, ‘It has everything that the UK could want for refurbishment projects and new build. Indeed, it proved popular when sold in the UK a few years ago under an agency arrangement.
‘Our service model has been rethought from first principles to guarantee performance and delivery. It will be a very personal service based on life-cycle thinking, with equipment able to be tuned to suit precise and changing requirements in particular buildings.’
Previous versions of Orange Climate VKT units have been installed in various UK projects such as the Bull Ring in Birmingham, St Georges’ Hospital in London and Festival Place in Basingstoke.
Richard Ward’s previous experience with air-handling units in the UK include introducing Holland Heating AHUs to the UK when the company was purchased by Carried over 10 years ago. He was also responsible or the contract for installing AHUs into the roof of Centre Court at Wimbledon.