Glen Dimplex Buys Fan Coil Makers, Ability Projects

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Published: 11 April 2016


Glen Dimplex Buys Ability Projects
Glen Dimplex has bought Poole-based fan coil unit (FCU) and digital controls manufacturer, Ability Projects, the company announced this week. 

Glen Dimplex made its name in the electrical heating market and has developed into making cooling systems, ventilation products, heat pumps and domestic products since it began in 1973. 

​The award-winning Ability Projects fits the Glen Dimplex product portfolio well. The company makes highly efficient FCUs, as well as heat recovery units and single/twin fan units. Ability Projects has a new, 300 square feet factory in Dorset and ships its products to countries including New Zealand, the UAE, Australia and Hong Kong, as well as to the USA and Canada. 

​Glen Dimplex Heating CEO, Neil Stewart, said:
​“We are delighted to have acquired Ability Projects who are at the forefront of technological development in their field - using the very latest design and manufacturing techniques.

​"Their efficient FCUs benefit everyone - consultants gain flexibility, contractors save on installation time and overall capital expenditure, and building occupants save on running costs and maintenance.  Innovation is something we at Glen Dimplex strongly believe in and we welcome Ability Projects into the Glen Dimplex family.”
​Ability Projects MD, Peter Lowther, said:
​“This really is a fantastic opportunity for all of us, including our customers who I would like to re-assure will continue to receive the exceptional products and service that they have enjoyed in the past but now with the enhanced support of an International Group”.