Coolstation is the new name for distributor and wholesaler Aircon Group (ACG) as it plans for further expansion.
ACG was founded in 2009 by Ron Lloyd and the business HQ remains in Bridgwater, Somerset. A second branch opened in Swindon in 2014 and, two years later, a third outlet followed in Didcot, near Oxford.
Ron has more than four decades of experience in the industry and felt the time was right to relaunch the business with a name registered a decade ago and tell potential customers what it has to offer. He said: “We aim to provide everything an air conditioning or refrigeration engineer would need to carry out an installation or service. With the previous name, we found that some people thought we were actually contractors, so hopefully this change will make the message clearer.’’
Coolstation supplies Hitachi, Toshiba and Fujitsu air conditioning equipment and offers the Rheem range of industrial AC from America, plus the IMI/TEV and J & E Hall range of cellar coolers. Refrigeration and cold room equipment comes from Maxkold and an extensive range of installation accessories, refrigerant, tools and service/maintenance consumables are also available.
Ron added: “When we have expanded previously, the strategy has been to look for an area that is not well covered. We want to be seen as the local solution for contractors and engineers, rather than them having to travel quite some distance to get what they need.
“We provide an old-fashioned, personal level of service and our customers know that because we are not tied to particular manufacturers, we are able to give objective advice and guidance.’’
And although expansion to date has followed a path east from Bridgwater, Ron says that may change. He said: “We have a couple of ideas and it all depends on where we feel we can make a difference."
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