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Robert Franklin (second from right), Climate Center’s national sales manager, seals the deal with Paul Lawrence, Carrier sales and business development director (second from left), flanked by Benoit Vardi of Carrier France, and Barry Green, Climate Center’s product manager.

Climate Center to supply Carrier chillers

Published:  24 October, 2012

LEAMINGTON SPA: Climate Center, the UK’s leading air conditioning and refrigeration distributor, is to supply Carrier chillers nationwide following a ground-breaking agreement with the market leading manufacturer.

The deal enables Climate Center to offer a full hydronic (chilled-water) based air conditioning solution alongside its existing refrigerant-based range, resulting in the most comprehensive air conditioning offering available from a UK supplier.

It includes Carrier’s AquaSnap chillers up to 160kW, in screw and scroll compressor versions, high efficiency fan coils equipped with the latest EC motors, plus a range of bespoke compact Air Handling Units (AHUs).

Climate Center will also have access to Carrier’s state-of-the-art heat pumps and heating only systems, in both water-cooled and air-cooled versions up to 160kW, and the manufacturer’s range of roof-top units.

Completing the line-up is Carrier’s intelligent control and monitoring system, AquaSmart, which integrates and optimises the performance of multi-component systems to deliver excellent control and energy efficiency.

As a result of the agreement, Climate Center will now be able to offer a complete range of solutions for chilled-water based air conditioning for use in hotels, shops, offices, schools and public buildings.

Scott Craig, Climate Center’s sales and marketing director, said: “We are delighted to have secured this agreement with Carrier. The company’s founder Willis Carrier is credited with inventing air conditioning more than a century ago. Today, the company has grown to become the world leader in chiller technology.”

He added: “We believe the addition of Carrier chillers and related equipment gives Climate Center a unique offering in the market. Alongside our existing VRF/V and split ranges, it enables us to offer customers a complete range of options, to suit all applications and technical requirements. It is an unbeatable package.”

Paul Lawrence, Carrier’s sales and business development director, said: “We are extremely pleased and excited about the new distribution agreement with Climate Center. It makes Carrier’s technology available to small and medium-sized contractors the length and breadth of the UK, through Climate Center’s national network.

“Harnessing Carrier’s chiller technology and Climate Center’s geographical reach and broad customer base creates a powerful combination. It opens up tremendous new opportunities for installers - to take on projects and win work that may not have been open to them in the past. We believe the sky is the limit.”

The agreement was announced at a Climate Center roadshow for staff held in early October.