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CDL marks 15 years of Toshiba distribution

Neil Hitching (right), TCUK’s business development director, presents the award to Darrel
Birkett (second right), managing director of Cool Designs Ltd, and CDL colleagues Lee
Neale and Pamela Clark

UK: Toshiba Carrier UK (TCUK) has honoured Gateshead-based Cool Designs Ltd (CDL) for 15 years of successful distribution of Toshiba air conditioners. 

The milestone was acknowledged at TCUK’s recent distributor conference, held at its new Stockport office. 

CDL began distributing Toshiba air conditioning products in 2004 and later added Ciat when it was acquired by Carrier in 2015 and added to the TCUK portfolio.

“CDL is our longest serving UK distributor,” said TCUK business development director, Neil Hitching. “Our collaboration has been highly successful, with CDL delivering outstanding customer support for the Toshiba and Ciat ranges to its growing customer base.”

Darrel Birkett, CDL’s managing director, paid tribute to Toshiba’s reliability, engineering quality and innovation adding: “The recent addition of the Ciat air handling and chiller range extends our offering into new areas, and alongside Toshiba’s evolving range, is contributing to the growth of our business.”

CDL moved to a new head office on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead in January, adding 11,000ft² of warehouse space and 3,000ft² of office space. The new facility includes a trade counter and an enlarged air conditioning training centre, catering to increasing demand for the company’s high quality technical training courses for installers and service companies.

Following growth across the UK last year, CDL is now targeting expansion in the South, with the aim of adding a fourth site to its existing branches in Gateshead, Warrington and East Kilbride in Scotland.

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