Watkins Hire Ltd acquired by Carrier Rental Systems as part of strategic growth plan
Carrier Rental Systems (UK) Ltd, a UK subsidiary of US public company United Technologies Corp (UTC), has acquired Watkins Hire Ltd with immediate effect.
Carrier Rental Systems operates a nationwide rental service for high-performance chillers, air handling units, heaters and boilers, and works with related UK businesses SLD Pumps & Power and Toshiba Carrier UK to offer a complete service for industry, buildings and events.
This is an exciting time for both Carrier Rental Systems and Watkins Hire Ltd. Combining the strengths of these two specialist temperature control companies has created a major force in the UK temperature control market.
The respective teams are working closely to ensure a smooth transition. Watkins Hire will maintain its traditional high levels of customer service and support during the transition process. As a result of the acquisition, our customers will benefit from broader geographic coverage, an extensive combined rental fleet and expanded service support.
Richard Jones, Managing Director HVAC UK, which includes Carrier Rental Systems (UK) Ltd, said: "We are delighted that Watkins Hire has become part of our heating, ventilating and air conditioning business in the UK. Watkins Hire is a respected company within the UK temperature control rental sector and will further enhance our ability to serve our customers – in terms of geographic presence, equipment availability and choice of service and product offerings. Watkins Hire adds specialist rental expertise particularly in steam, heating and hot water boiler applications, and has a strong presence with key accounts in the industry and events sectors. We welcome our expanded team and look forward to working together to benefit customers."
Watkins Hire is looking forward to continuing to grow, develop and succeed following the acquisition by Carrier Rental Systems.