AbilityUK: Poole-based fan coil manufacturer Ability Projects has been acquired by the Glen Dimplex Group.

Established in 2001, Ability Projects is a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of fan coil units and digital control technology. It also has a range of heat recovery units and twin/single fan units.

Although best known as a manufacturer of electric heating and domestic appliances, Glen Dimplex also has commercial refrigeration and industrial process cooling interests.

Described as a perfect acquisition, 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.”

Peter Lowther, md of Ability Projects, 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.”

Ability is currently in the process of extending its facilities in Poole with additional office space on top of new manufacturing and storage capabilities. When finished in August, it will bring the total site close to 40,000ft² (3,700m²).

Backed by a dedicated showroom in London, Ability Projects also exports products to New Zealand, The UAE, Australia, and Hong Kong and has manufacturer’s representatives in the USA and Canada.