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CRS rolls out new national network and makes fresh appointments

CRS rolls out new national network and makes fresh appointments

Carrier Rental Systems (UK) Limited, the leading temporary cooling and heating specialist, has rolled-out a new national sales network backed by a wave of appointments to support strategic growth plans.

CRS rolls out new national network… the company has appointed four new sales managers to its regional network, which now provides full coverage across the UK and Ireland. Seven regional sales managers, responsible for London, South East, South West, Midlands, North, Scotland and Ireland, now report to CRS director Marc White.

In addition, CRS has appointed a sector specialist to target opportunities to expand in cold storage, large hvacr projects and the food industry.

The moves follow the company’s recent investment at its Thorpe, Surrey, headquarters designed to accommodate an expanded fleet of chillers, mobile air conditioning units, air handling units (AHUs), boilers and packaged heating systems.

New plant includes includes 40 Carrier high efficiency chillers, and hundreds of portable air conditioning units and additional AHUs, extending CRS’s ability to provide solutions at short notice. The company plans to make further significant investments in new portable cooling equipment, in time for summer 2015.

The changes are already delivering significant results. Recent contract wins include a major project for a 2MW chiller for use at a distillery, several hire contracts with pharmaceutical companies, and a new national Facilities Management account.

CRS has also been working closely with a national retailer on the supply of some 200 evaporative coolers over the summer. It reported that the plant most in demand over the past year has been temporary chillers for use in R22 phase-out projects.

Marc White, CRS director, said: “Given that the final ban on the use of reclaimed R22 for topping up plant becomes effective at the end of this year, this area is expected to remain an important driver for the business.”

Marc also confirmed that the company is working on plans for a series of “super depots”, with the aim of bringing together temperature control, power and pump equipment at single locations – to provide a one-stop solution to meet all customer requirements.

He added: “Having a full range of equipment at strategically placed locations around the country will greatly streamline logistics, and enable us to respond very quickly to urgent enquiries.”

“We believe that, together, these developments – in people, plant and our network – are game-changers for the business. They will help drive our growth over the coming year and beyond, and enable us to provide an ever better service for our customers.”

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