CANADA/IRELAND: RMI Engineering, the Dublin-based manufacturer of bespoke air handling equipment, has been acquired by Canadian data centre HVAC company Silent-Aire.
As a result of the acquisition, the RMI facility now becomes the European headquarters for a new entity to be known as Silent-Aire Europe Ltd.
Established in 1994, RMI Engineering operates from a 51,000m² facility on the Park West Industrial Park in Dublin. In addition to air handling units, it produces ancillary products including dampers, attenuators, fans, filters, coils and ventilated enclosures.
Silent-Aire was also founded in 1994. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the compnay employs over 900 people, and has manufacturing facilities in Edmonton, Phoenix and Arizona, with sales/service centres in Seattle, Washington and Ashburn, Virginia.
“Welcoming RMI to Silent-Aire opens new opportunities for investment, innovation and growth in the ever expanding hyperscale data centre industry,” said Dan Leckelt co-CEO of Silent-Aire. “Silent-Aire is excited to be part of the clear growth opportunities in Europe, and we plan to contribute additional infrastructure and HVAC technologies to deliver the latest AHU, CRAC, CRAHU, and modular data centre solutions throughout Europe.”
“The transaction recognises the intrinsic value of RMI and will deliver additional opportunities for growth through Silent-Aire’s industry leading HVAC and data centre solutions,” said Eamon Molloy owner/CEO of RMI, who has been named managing director of the new entity and will join the Silent-Aire executive team.
“We are very proud of what the RMI team has accomplished and now, we are enabled by Silent-Aire’s scale and IP to be very well positioned to accelerate innovation and expansion in Europe. The full integration of RMI into Silent-Aire is underway we look forward to our opportunities of expanding our footprint and customer base.”