UK kitchen ventilation firms combine operations


Two specialists in the commercial kitchen ventilation space have merged operations to form what they claim is a business capable of providing a complete ventilation solution.

Rochester-based Exoair, which has a strong services offering, has acquired DPL Ventilation, a Dorset manufacturer of industrial kitchen ventilation canopies and associated ventilation systems.

The move means the company’s portfolio will now include ventilation systems manufacture, installation and servicing, enabling it to be the sole supplier of kitchen ventilation solutions.

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Geoff Allum, the current managing director of Exoair, will continue as managing director of the new business, which will trade as Exoair DPL.

He said: “Exoair is delighted to have acquired such a leading company. The combination of businesses will enable us to realise our vision of becoming a unique and valued complete resource to our customers.”

Peter Rogers, founder and managing director of DPL, confirmed that he plans to continue with the new company in the role of technical advisor.

He commented: “DPL is greatly looking forward to lending its skills and knowledge to this new business. Being able to offer an expert service from manufacture and installation of complete ventilation and air conditioning packages, through to full servicing contracts really gives the company an important difference in the market place”

Production and manufacture will continue at DPL’s facility at Wimborne, utilising the experience and skills of the existing workforce.

Pete Tucker, sales director of Exoair, will now becomes sales director of Exoair DPL, and will work closely with foodservice consultants, kitchen houses and end-users to ensure they obtain the full benefits from the creation of the new organisation.

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