UK: A new outlet for Gree air conditioners in the UK has been established by the South-London-based Calibre Services Group.
While the Chinese Gree air conditioning brand is not new to the UK, the establishment of Gree UK marks the first time that the manufacturer’s complete range of residential and commercial systems has been available in the UK from one supplier. This includes splits, VRF, heat pumps, chillers and its award-winning photovoltaic-powered systems.
Although carrying the Gree name, Gree UK is part of the Calibre Services Group, which includes established acr specialists Klima-Therm, LH plc and Next Controls.
Describing the Gree range at the new company’s official launch at the ACR Show at the NEC today, sales director Tim Mitchell said: “I think the market has room for Gree. The quality is there, the range is there, and the prices are very competitive.”
Roberto Mallozzi, managing director of Gree UK Ltd, said: “In a lifetime of experience of this industry, Gree is one of the most impressive and innovative air conditioning manufacturers I have ever encountered. The name may not be that well known in the UK at present, but that is something we intend to change.
“One in three air conditioning systems produced in the world today is manufactured by Gree, a measure of the company’s commercial success and seriousness as a global player. The fact that Gree manufactures for most of the world’s premium air conditioning brands says a lot about its quality credentials and approach, and its high standing even among competitors.”
Gree’s range covers all main air conditioning and heat pump technologies, from mobiles and small splits for domestic and light commercial applications, through VRF heat pumps, up to large centrifugal chillers with several megawatts of cooling capacity.
The company manufactures many key air conditioning components itself, and operates nine manufacturing plants. It produces some 60m residential air conditioners and 5.5m commercial systems a year.
Upwards of £500m is spent each year on r&d and the company boasts full CE, UL and TUV certification for its products.
Gree UK is backing the launch with substantial investment in stocks for immediate availability, a comprehensive spare parts service and a generous warranty scheme giving buyers peace of mind.
Gree UK has its own dedicated sales, technical and administration headquarters near London, and is currently recruiting additional staff for support positions. It includes a showroom and full training facility to demonstrate equipment and train engineers to install and commission Gree technology.
The company says it has already secured orders with national air conditioning specialists and has many active enquiries in the pipeline for major projects.