Clivet Aircon sees doubling of contract-maintenance business

Contract maintenance business for Clivet Aircon has more than doubled in the last 12 months.
Clivet Aircon reports that its contract maintenance business has more than doubled in the last 12 months and that demand for its Versatemp refurbishment and test regime programmes is at an all-time high. Chris Trotman, operations director with the company, says, ‘We are experiencing a definite increase in demand for the servicing and refurbishment of Versatemp and other manufacturers’ units to extend operational life. Service-level agreements are very much in demand as they are recognised as being a highly cost-effective way of utilising budgets. To meet not only this part of our business, but also our factory refurbishment work, we have had to recruit additional engineers and procurement staff to support the subcontractors. ‘As equipment and systems start coming to the end of their planned working life, operators of commercial and municipal properties have in the past resorted to installing completely new systems. This is understanding as regulations regarding the phasing out of HCFCs and the F Gas Regulation have started to kick in. However, older systems and units can be completely refurbishment economically to comply with incoming legislation, and as premises managers and accountants start to see the benefits of this approach, so our business is growing.’
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