Glen Dimplex Group acquires Ability Projects

The Glen Dimplex Group has announced its acquisition of Ability Projects, based in Poole, Dorset – specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of fan coil units (FCUs) and digital control technology.

Founded in 1973, the Glen Dimplex Group is an international group and the world’s leading manufacturer of electrical heating technologies, as well as holding significant global market positions in domestic appliances, cooling, ventilation and renewable energy solutions.

Recently listed as one of the Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain and winner of the ‘Air Movement Product of the Year’ category at the 2015 H&V Awards, Ability Projects is a perfect acquisition for the Glen Dimplex Group. As well as producing the most energy efficient FCUs available, it also has a range of Heat Recovery Units and Twin/Single Fan Units. Based in a new 30,000 sq foot factory in Poole, and with a dedicated showroom in London, Ability Projects also exports products to New Zealand, The UAE, Australia, and Hong Kong and has manufacturer’s representatives in the USA and Canada.

CEO of Glen Dimplex Heating, Neil Stewart, said: “We are delighted to have acquired Ability Projects who are at the forefront of technological development in their field – using the very latest design and manufacturing techniques. Their efficient FCUs benefit everyone – consultants gain flexibility, contractors save on installation time and overall capital expenditure, and building occupants save on running costs and maintenance.  Innovation is something we at Glen Dimplex strongly believe in and we welcome Ability Projects into the Glen Dimplex family.”

“We are delighted to be joining the Glen Dimplex Group and further developing the product portfolio of Ability Projects over the coming years,” said Peter Lowther, MD of Ability Projects. “This really is a fantastic opportunity for all of us, including our customers who I would like to re-assure will continue to receive the exceptional products and service that they have enjoyed in the past but now with the enhanced support of an International Group.”