Irish renewable heating specialist Unitherm Heating Systems has officially launched its UK operation at new premises in Exeter.
The MP for East Devon, Simon Jupp, opened the company's training centre and was happy to share his enthusiasm for renewables and for air source heat pumps in particular. He said: “It’s great to welcome another new company which offers exciting careers and job opportunities to the area. I’m looking forward to watching the company expand as the take-up of heat pumps increases across the South West. The training aspect of their operation is vital to ensure that we have enough qualified installers in Devon to keep up with demand and I wish them every success.”
Unitherm has grown into a leader in renewable heating systems in Ireland and says it offers a complete support package from training, design, commissioning to supply of renewable heating systems and underfloor heating (UFH).
Heading up the new company is managing director Andy Hooper, who has extensive experience of the UK heat pump marketplace from his time with Hitachi and LG. He said: “These are exciting times for renewable heating in the UK and the opportunity to join Unitherm and take the lead in introducing a total package approach that is still new to this industry was too good to miss.
“We bring a level of expertise in system design and installation that is unrivalled in the UK and provide a high level of support once the installation is underway, including help with commissioning and the system to make sure it is operating at 100% of its efficiency potential from day one, that is virtually unheard of here.
“If we see poor quality installations it will have an immediate impact on the faith people have placed in this technology. These are exceptional pieces of kit and having fully competent installers is vital so that heat pumps are installed correctly and give the right level of heating and hot water to the householder. It is our role to train people so they are 100% prepared and competent to install heat pumps properly.”
Unitherm currently supplies and designs full renewable heating systems to include heat pumps, UFH and radiators. Other associated products will be brought online over the coming months.