Integrated Future for Armstrong
Armstrong has announced the formal merger of its two key areas of operation in the UK. The off-site construction division of the company (Armstrong Integrated Systems based in Halesowen) and the HVAC equipment arm of Armstrong in the UK (headquartered in Manchester and Redhill) will now operate as a single company under a new legal framework.
The move is expected to streamline and simplify administration and day-to-day contact for Armstrong customers who frequently require products and services from both divisions.
Richard Strode, Armstrong’s managing director, said, “For the last five years, both companies have operated side by side, offering distinct specialisms to the market. Armstrong Integrated Ltd will continue to leverage the strengths of our core product offering but with a greater emphasis on carbon reduction and whole life cost for the system, not just at a product level, but as a single provider of energy solutions and services to both the new construction market and the refurbishment/retrofit market.”
The integration of the two companies enables Armstrong to further strengthen and accelerate its product development activities in areas including:
- Low and zero carbon heating and cooling including the integration of renewable technologies such as biomass, heat pumps and solar thermal.
- Variable speed pumping technology and integrated control solutions.
- Fire, water supply, heat exchanger and sealed system expansion solutions.
The company will continue to operate using the well-known and respected Armstrong brand name. A new legal name has been chosen for the company however to recognise the merger of all operations – Armstrong Integrated Ltd.
“The name ‘Armstrong Integrated Ltd’ has been chosen to not only reflect the integrated design of our products and customer solutions, but also our desire to unify internally as a business and to communicate our ambition to form partnerships with our customers” explained Strode.
“The move, in response to market feedback, will allow us to deliver an even better level of customer service providing enhanced customer access to our specialist teams across three centres of excellence. Our knowledge and capabilities enable us to provide customer support and services throughout the whole lifecycle of an installation from manufacture, to delivery, right the way through to service and replacement parts and products.”
The changes are designed to support Armstrong’s continued growth in the UK market and do not involve any scaling down of activities. Operations will continue at all three sites – Halesowen, Manchester and Redhill – with the existing workforce and management structure. The changes are effective as of June 7th 2010.
Source: Armstrong Fluid Technology