Clade partners with Groupe Atlantic


23 March 2023
Darren Finley of Groupe Atlantic and Dean Frost of Clade

CO₂ heat pump manufacturer Clade Engineering Systems is partnering with Groupe Atlantic, following a "major investment" by the French HVAC company.

The move is said to reinforce Groupe Atlantic’s strategy to be at the forefront of low carbon heating solutions. Clade will join forces with commercial brands from Groupe Atlantic including Ideal Commercial Heating, Hamworthy, ACV and Keston.

Shaun Edwards, CEO of Groupe Atlantic, UK, ROI & North America Division, said: “As part of our strategy and commitment to offer the most advanced technologies for all our customers, we are delighted to be investing in Clade. By strengthening our expertise and portfolio in CO₂ heat pumps, Groupe Atlantic will be able to give its commercial customers even more choice when it comes to paving the way for a sustainable and greener future.”

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Founded in 1985 as a refrigeration services company, Clade has expanded into manufacturing refrigerant appliances and CO₂ heat pump technologies. Headquartered in Bristol, Clade manufactures all products at its Technology Hub in Leeds, which is located near Groupe Atlantic’s commercial offices.

Darren Finley, managing director of commercial products, Groupe Atlantic, UK & ROI Division, said: “Clade is a market leader in natural refrigerant CO₂ heat pumps and this investment enriches the range we can offer to our customers providing the strongest offering to the UK market. Designed in the UK specifically for the UK market, their use of CO₂ refrigerants and R290 propane aligns with our strategy to decarbonising our heating solutions and helping customers with their path to net zero.”

Dean Frost, managing director, Clade, said: “We are excited to partner with Groupe Atlantic and benefit from the expansive support and knowledge that comes from partnering with a group that has a collective history of over 100 years of expertise in UK domestic and commercial heating. We look forward to the opportunities working together will bring and being able to offer our cutting-edge technologies to even more commercial customers.”