Dunham-Bush to manufacture chillers in UK
UK: Dunham-Bush is to manufacture chillers in the UK for the first time in nearly 20 years with the launch of a comprehensive range of air and water-cooled packaged chillers.
The new chillers will also be produced at the Dunham Bush Group’s manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, China and at a new factory in North America to cater for global demand.
Dunham-Bush has been a major manufacturer of HVAC equipment for more than 100 years, and was the first company to develop and use a screw compressor for air conditioning and refrigeration in the 1960s.
“Centralised purchasing, robust quality procedures, coordinated product development and participation in internationally recognised product performance programs ensure all Dunham-Bush chillers are highly efficient, competitively priced and will provide many years of reliable service,” said Mike Holding, managing director of Dunham Bush Ltd. “Bringing chiller manufacture to the UK will also ensure ready availability and enable us to further enhance our presence in this important sector of the market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”
The UK company will have access to all the product range, but production at its site in Havant, Hampshire, will commence with a range of air cooled, scroll compressor packaged chillers.
This range features compact ‘V’ condenser coil arrangements, which can be specified with low noise and low ambient configuration. Model ACDS 040 and larger have twin, tandem and trio compressors on multiple refrigerant circuits. Dunham-Bush ACDS chillers are available in a capacity range from 35kW – 630kW, and operate as standard on R410A refrigerant.
Mike told the Cooling Post that the decision to manufacture in the UK marks a renewed thrust for the company. A large area of the factory in Downley Road, Havant, is being cleared for the new production area and test rigs. Specialist chiller personnel are also being recruited.