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CDL opens Holmes Chapel branch

UK: Air conditioning distributor Cool Designs Ltd (CDL) has opened a new branch at Holmes Chapel near Crewe.

The new facility, near the M6 motorway, includes a showroom, offices, workshop and conference centre, plus an additional 11,000ft2 of warehouse space.

The latest stage of the Gateshead-based company’s ongoing expansion plans, the new facility will enable CDL to increase stock and increase support for its rapidly growing customer base in the Midlands and south of England.

Alongside the new investment, the company’s Warrington branch will become a dedicated air conditioning and heat pump training centre and equipment testing facility. 

The new conference centre at CDL’s Holmes Chapel site

The Toshiba, Carrier, CIAT and Fujitsu distributor has also taken on new sales, office support and warehouse staff to cater for continuing growth.

Darrel Birkett, CDL’s managing director, said: “The new site gives us rapid access to the national road network to speed delivery times to customers. With four dedicated delivery vehicles based here, we can serve a wide area very efficiently.

“It’s also a great location for customers to visit our new showroom and conference centre, enabling us to host events in-house.”

The move is the latest milestone in a journey that has seen CDL develop from being a small NE regional air conditioning supplier in 2003 to a leading national distributor with a turnover of £28m.

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